COREN signs MoU with ICPC

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) on Friday 16 May 2014 signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to eliminate quackery in the profession.Speaking at the ceremony in Abuja, both the President of COREN, Engr. Kashim Ali and the Chairman of ICPC, Mr. Ekpo Nta, said the MoU became necessary...

Amphibious transport: We can create 20,000 jobs in three months – Agbanyim

  Nigerian auto company, Zonda Global Motors, whose innovative amphibious bus, can create about 20,000 jobs within another three months if the Federal Government will key into the project to improve inland transportation in the nation. Speaking exclusively to www.gongnews.net the Chief Executive Officer of Zonda Global Motors, King Felix Agbanyim said, “we have the BRT type buses which can propel...

Road construction to boost prosperity in Osun State— Adeniran Ibitoye

The Special Assistant to the Osun Governor on Engineering, Mr Adeniran Ibitoye, says  the administration’s huge investment in road construction was to promote  economic prosperity.Ibitoye stated this in Osogbo on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of  Nigeria (NAN).“ More than any previous administrations, this government has turned the state into one large construction site.‘’This is borne-out of the...

Women engineers seek fresh insight for technological education

  WOMEN engineers have once again pledged their commitment to the on-going process of national rebirth, saying that they are ready to take up the challenges for the country’s benefit. Chairman of the Lagos chapter of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), Mrs. Nimot Muili stated this recently during her investiture and scholarship foundation launching that the association’s...

Nigerian Youths, Nation Building And The Elusive Tomorrow By Olatunji Ariyomo

Being a lecture delivered as Guest Speaker at an annual lecture organized by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) which took place at the Theodore Idibiye Franscis Auditorium of the Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria on April 3rd 2014 Who is a Youth? According to Merriam-webster dictionary, Youth is the time of life when one is young; especially...

LCC BUY OUT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF LAGOSIANS – HAMZAT

PRESS RELEASELCC BUY OUT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF LAGOSIANS - HAMZATLagosians will be the ultimate beneficiary of the proposed buy back of the concession given in Y2006 by the Lagos State Government to the LCC for the expansion of the Lekki Epe Expressway. According to the State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, the plan...

The World’s Most Expensive Soap

The “most expensive soap in the world,” made of pure gold dust, olive oil and virgin honey and embedded with diamonds, was unveiled by Khan Al-Saboun Bader Hassoun and Sons at the Qatar Pool and Spa 2013 at the Doha Exhibition Centre yesterday.Weighing around 100gm and with a price tag of $3,800, the soap dubbed ‘Qatar Royal Soap’ with...

NSE CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP ONLINE PROCEDURES (Updated)

NSE CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP ONLINE PROCEDURESONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR APRIL 2017 DIETPlease read through these instructions very well before filling the application form.1.    Click on this Link to access the Registration Form2.    Click on the Download link to download the Acknowledgment and Statement of Experience form as this will be needed during the registration.3.    Choose your category as it applies to...

Who is a Technician, Technologist or Engineer?

TechniciansIn general, technicians have a two year degree such as A.A.S, or A.S.E.T. Technicians with an associate degree can transfer to a bachelor of technology program and complete the bachelor's degree in another two years. However, associate degree in engineering technology is not able to have smooth transfer into engineering degree program without losing many credits.Technicians are most often employed in...

FG Should Listen to ASUP by Moses Ukagba

I want use this medium to call on all concern especially the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Labour to please and please look into the agitation of ASUP members.It will be recall that ASUP members i.e Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnic have been on strike for more than 3 months now. This have result to...

SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION by Giwa Kehinde

Good house keeping should be maintained at all situations.Safety hemlets, shoes, belts should be given to the workers to avoid the causes of injuriesDo not interfere with fire fighting equipment and electrical circuitsProper labour shed has to be provided to the labourProper ventilation, lighting facilities, drinking water and sanitary facilities should be provided to the labourEnsures Implementation of law...

Affordable Housing: From Dream to Reality By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Today, exactly 14 months after His Excellency convened the Housing Retreat in November 2014, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will launch the Nigeria Mortgage Finance Company (NMRC), signalling the beginning of a process that would finally increase opportunities for Nigerians to own their homes at an affordable price. Today’s event will also involve the reinvigoration of mass housing initiatives which...

Punch Editorial: LCC makes N15m a day on Lekki toll gate – Investigation BY KUNLE FALAYI AND TUNDE AJAJA

Liadi left his Lekki home in his SUV for Victoria Island.He is a regular motorist who shuttles between Lekki and other parts of the Lagos Island.But this day, he had already passed through the toll plaza at Admiralty Way before he remembered that he had forgotten a very important document which he left on his bed.He was so furious...

Nigerian doctor runs his hospital on corn cobs and used bike parts

In the small farming town of Eruwa, Nigeria, goats graze outside the entrance of a low concrete building. Inside, mothers recline with their babies on worn, well-used beds. This is Eruwa’s main hospital. It isn't fancy, and it isn’t meant to be. “For me, it doesn't matter what it looks like, as long as it's functional,” says Dr. Oluyombo Awojobi. He...

NSE, NIGERIA AND VISION 20-2020: A STRATEGIC MISSION BY ENGR. ADEMOLA ISAAC OLORUNFEMI

  NSE, NIGERIA AND VISION 20-2020: A STRATEGIC MISSION SPEECH DELIVERED BY ENGR. ADEMOLA ISAAC OLORUNFEMI, FNSE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS INVESTITURE AS THE 29TH PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS ON SATURDAY, 11TH JANUARY, 2014 Protocols: Preamble Let me briefly acknowledge all our distinguished professional colleagues here present. I sincerely appreciate all of you for the decision taken two years ago in electing...