UTILISING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARKS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT—- NAN

Analysts often argue that science and technology park programmes can transform Nigeria’s landscape for socio-economic development.They are also quick to point at the increasing number of such parks and their impact on economic development of many developed nations.Perhaps, it was against this notion that Prof. Hassan Alidou, Director and Country Representative of UNESCO in Nigeria, said that science parks...

Private investors will finance the construction of a N220 billion Fourth Mainland Bridge in Lagos

In May 2013, while opening the then newly completed First West African cable-Stayed Bridge in Lagos, The Governor of Lagos has declared, :“Of course, the compelling need for a 4th Mainland Bridge and possibly a 5th and 6th bridge and expanded ferry services are all now no longer debatable. We are still working ceaselessly to start the commencement of the...

Technology has globalised communications. Now we have to globalise compassion and citizenship.

  what is your message to the those people attending the Guardian's New York summit next week?My message to the industry is this: work with us to seize the great opportunities of our time. The advance of information technology and the advent of social media have given us powerful new tools not only to reach people, but to promote action...

Nigerian Society of Engineers, 2013 International Conference, Abuja 9th-13th Dec 2013 (details)

Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) CALLING!!!!!! Now that the first early bird registration has closed, the fees for this year NSE Conference starting from Nov 1st 2013 are as follows: Fellows Registration:     40,000 Corporate Registration: N40,000 Graduates Registration:  N10,000 Spouses Registration: N5000 Students Registration: N2,000 International Participants: $250 You can pay as you register online using your ATM Card (Mastercard or Verve Card) option. Now you can register at nights or...

FROM ‘OPON-IMO’ TO ‘ALLON KARATU’ (Moving Osun State ICT revolution to Kano?) by Auwal Sani Anwar

  The first time I met Gov. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, I came off with a feeling like I had just been hypnotized. It was at the launching of a book written by Salihu Moh’d Lukman titled ‘2015: Manifesto of Nigerian Opposition Politics’ at the Yaradua Centre in Abuja in January, 2013. He was given an opportunity to...

Technology is the way out for Employment Generation in Nigerian, says Barth Ukaegbu, Lagos Chairman, NATE

  Mr. Bartholomew Ukaegbu is the Chairman, Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering, Lagos Branch. In this interview with Okechukwu Nnodim, he says technologists should start small-scale industries in areas of their professional competences How relevant are technologists to Nigeria’s economic development? Let me start by telling you that Nigeria is striving to be one of the 20 industrialised nations of the world by...

“Education is not a way to escape poverty – It is a way of fighting it.” Julius Nyerere

International Workshop on Education and Poverty Eradication Kampala, Uganda, 30 July to 3 August 2001 "Education is not a way to escape poverty - It is a way of fighting it." Julius Nyerere, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania     1. Context Poverty Eradication and Education During the World Education Forum held in Dakar in April 2000, the international community underscored the need to...

It’s time to construct your social media strategy By Martin Brown

Over the past year or so we have seen growth and a big change in attitudes to social media, perhaps particularly with Twitter, which is now an accepted element in today’s communication mix. Those who a few years back were adamantly against social media have now joined, often with a fanfare of “we’ve arrived, we’re innovative” and with some organisations...

ENGR IFEDAYO AKINTUNDE FNSE-Hale and Hearty @ 80.

Engr Robert Ife Akintunde fnse was a past Chairman, NSE Ibadan Branch and became the President of the prestigious Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE in 1987 and 1988. He was also the Vice President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations for two terms having being first elected in Arusha, Tanzania in1991 and re-elected at LA Havana, Cuba in...

Engr. Ali Rabiu: Where is Nigerian Engineer today? Who is to blame?

To answer these questions, one needs to do a passionate analysis. The Nigerian Engineer today is truly in bad shape.  Both the Nigerian Engineer and Government are to blame.  But more the government.  The Government is in charge of policy.  Even in developed countries, the government creates the environment where its citizens function. A favourably operating environment is created through policy...

ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF OSUN, OGBENI RAUF AREGBESOLA, AT THE 2013 WORLD SUMMIT AWARD GLOBAL CONGRESS, HELD IN COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, ON TUESDAY OCTOBER...

There is therefore an urgent need for us in the developing world to brace ourselves for the rapidly unfolding era of ICT that is certain to come upon us..... Aregbesola It is a most delightful experience for me to be here on this year’s occasion of the World Summit Award (WSA). This award has established itself as a prestigious platform...

How can we provide enough jobs for young people in Africa?

The Koreans developed a programme of "education for economic growth", focused on investing in skills and education for the youth to power industrial revolution and economic growth. They were able to transition from a developing to a developed economy by investing in their young labour force.... NOI Africa should focus on how to secure development and drive economic growth with...

Nigeria needs N4.3tr to tackle shoreline erosion By Ekene Okoro

Nigeria requires not less than N4.3trillion to tackle effects of coastal erosion and ocean surge across the 853km shorelines across nine states of the federation.This was the submission of the Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Adesegun Oniru, on Tuesday, just as he tasked the Federal Government to put in place special budget to tackle erosion to avoid...

Rowland Adewunmi: Transportation – The Road To Nowhere

Macroeconomic indices have shown that for many growing economies, the value added by transport to the economy accounts for 3 to 8 percent of GDP while employment in transport sector ranges between 2.5 and 11.5 percent of total paid employment. For a struggling economy like Nigeria, intensified investment in transport will not only create millions of jobs, but also...

WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE DR. KADIRI OBAFEMI HAMZAT AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE LEKKIIKOYI BRIDGE

COURTESIES It is with great pleasure that I welcome everyone to this historic event which again reinforces our determination to move our dear State to a community of the next century. It is the coming to full circle of a State determined to provide its people the quality and quantum of infrastructure that will enable us realize our full potential...