How can I get a job when employers say I don’t have enough experience?

In a new regular feature for The Student Engineer, our career experts offer their advice to a young engineer who’s not sure which industry would be most likely to give him a break. ’I am happy to go to into water treatment, energy, renewable energy, oil & gas or even the food industry.’ The problem: I completed my bachelor’s degree in chemical...

FG Urged to Ensure Speedy Passage of PIB

Members of the National Assembly have been advised to ensure speedy passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) before the end of this present assembly.The call was made by the executive chairman of Petrolog Limited, Dr Vincent Ebuh, at the unveiling of the company's new Diving Support Vessel (DSV) Vinnice, in Lagos recently.Ebuh said: "It is in the account...

Olorunfemi Bags Fellowship of Technologists in Engineering

The President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi, FNSE has bagged the Fellowship of the Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE). NATE has issued Olorunfemi a certificate with the no. F- 336 dated 26th November, 2014, signed by Tgst (Dr) Leo Okereke, FNATE and Engr. Dr. O. A. Adeniyi, FNATE, both President and Honourary...

Adesina Makes Candidacy List for AfDB Presidency

As a revolutionary mind with the vision to alleviate poverty in Africa and drive food security on a global scale, Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has been confirmed amongst the candidates in line for election as the new President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).The candidates were selected after a meeting of the Steering...

Vacancies in Engineering Practice and Resource Development (EPRD).

Kindly be informed of the existing vacancies in Engineering Practice and Resource Development (EPRD). ASSISTANT TRAINING MANAGER – (Code: ATM) The Training Manager will be responsible for strategic planning and identification of training and development needs of Engineers and other professionals through analytic appraisal and regular consultation with professionals and subject matter experts to design and expand training and development programmes based on professional and...

Skye Bank Supports Oil Firm to Boost Local Content

By Obinna ChimaAs part of its effort to boost local content in the nation’s oil and gas industry, Skye Bank Plc has increased the capability of one of its corporate customers, Marine Platforms Limited, by funding the acquisition of a multi-purpose support marine vessel that provides offshore support services to the oil and gas companies.Marine Platforms Limited is a...

DEVELOPING NIGERIAN UNCONVENTIONAL HYDROCARBON RESOURCES

INTRODUCTION In the past two to three years, I have watched with amusement the insensitivity of Nigerian lawmakers to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The refusal of the lawmakers to pass this bill either through deliberate attempts or by circumstances beyond their control has essentially stopped fresh activities, initiatives, ideas and investments in the Nigerian oil and gas sector. The...

NIGCOMSAT, NIPOST Partner To Boost Ka-Band Internet

The Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) has said it would partner with the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) to use its new Ka-band to boost internet accessibility in the rural areas.Ms Abimbola Alale, Managing-Director of NIGCOMSAT told newsmen in Abuja that the new Ka-band would provide cheap internet financial transactions and internet accessibility at a lower cost to Nigerians.Ka-band is opening...

Professor Ayodele Awojobi, The Self-Advocate By Olusina Akeredolu

Professor Ayodele Awojobi, the tall, handsome, brilliant and light complexioned Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Lagos was always in the Court in the early 80s. He was so obsessed with agitations and his good intention of seeing Nigeria moved into greatness. He was always his own advocate preparing and filing his case in the Court himself....

Aregbesola Has Turned Osun Into A Modern State, Say COREN, NSE President

The President of the Council for the Regulation Engineering in Nigeria, (COREN), Engineer Kashim Ali; and his counterpart in the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Engineer Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi, have commended the Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola for transforming the state into a modern one despite pausity of fund from the Federation Account.The duo spoke in Osogbo...

2015 Global Infrastructure Report: Olorunfemi joins Advisory Board.

The President and Chairman of Council of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi, FNSE, has been appointed to the CG-LA Advisory Board for the 2015 Strategic Top 100 Global Infrastructure Report. In a mail conveying news of the appointment, Tamara Essayad, the Executive Director of CG-LA Inc., a United States-based Infrastructure Research and Development organization, stated that...

HIV cure: The Abalaka’s victory

•It is sad that the claims on his drug had to become subject of litigationThe controversy over Dr. Jeremiah Abalaka’s claim to have patented a vaccine for the treatment of HIV has refused to go away. Of note, 15 years after the federal agency, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) banned the doctor and his...

NSE, COREN presidents arrive Osogbo for inauguration of the State ERM

The duo President of COREN (Engr Kashim Ali FNSE, mni) & NSE (Engr Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi FNSE) have landed in the State of Osun ahead of tomorrow's inauguration of the Engineering Regulation Monitoring (ERM) Inspectorates.First of its kind in the Country to have the Presidents in the State and for such an assignment in the history of Nigeria. We...

NSE Osogbo First Technical meeting

The Chairman of the NSE Osogbo Branch, Engr A. F. Ibitoye kilomodemo MNSE and his Executive Committee (team 2014-2015) have announced the first 2015 NSE Osogbo Technical Meeting as scheduled and shown below: Date: Thursday January 22nd, 2015 Time: 4.30PM Venue: NSE Osogbo Branch Permanent Secretariat, behind Zara Guest House, Onward Area, Ajagbemonkeferi Area, Osogbo Lecturer: Engr H. O. B. Lawal (CONSTENG ENGINEERS...

OFFSHORE WEST AFRICA CONFERENCE 2015

ABOUT OFFSHORE WEST AFRICA Offshore West Africa is returning to Nigeria, with the 2015 event taking place at the Eko Hotel & Suites on Victoria Island, Lagos. The 19th annual event will be held on 20-22 January 2015 and will provide attendees with a platform for technology exchange and new business development. Offshore West Africa is the region premier technical forum...