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...

Dangote Set to Build Refinery in Nigeria

  Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, plans to invest up to $8bn to build a Nigerian oil refinery with a capacity of around 400,000 barrels a day by late 2016, the tycoon told Reuters on Tuesday. This will almost double Nigeria’s current refining capacity. “This will really help not only Nigeria but sub-Saharan Africa. There has not been a new refinery for a...

Now Your car can run in air

An English inventor, Peter Dearman has claimsed to create ‘green’ air-powered vehicle.. he modified his run-down jalopy - a 25-year-old Vauxhall Nova - to run on nothing but air. It won't produce any emissions because it uses only air Dearman's propulsion system operates similarly to a steam engine, except he uses very cold liquid air. He said he chose liquid air...

I HAD NO PLAN TO OWN A COMPANY – ENGR OLU OGUNDUYILE

Chief Executive Officer, Kenol Engineering Company Limited, Engr. Olu Ogunduyile, tells BOSEDE OLUSOLA-OBASA the stories of the company at 25 and his personal life What is the meaning of Kenol? It is a combination of my name and my wife’s name. She is Kenny (so the ken came from her name); and I am Olawale (so the ol came from my...

Lesson One: Be Observant!

Just a little safety lessonA professor is giving the first year medical students their first lecture on autopsies, and decides to give them a few basics before starting."You must be capable of two things to do an autopsy.The first thing is that you must have no sense of fear." At this point, the lecturer sticks his finger into the...

TELEPHONE CONVERSATION: between a Yahoo Yahoo boy and potential Maga (Akpos).

☎Griiinn! Grrrin.Akpos: Hello? Who am I speaking with Pls?Yahoo boy: Ah, don't u know who is calling?Akpos: No I don't, the number is restricted.Yahoo boy: How is Nigeria?Akpos: Nigeria is fine but who am I speaking with?Yahoo boy: It's your friend from London.Akpos: I have a couple of friends in London. which of them is this?Yahoo boy: Just guess.Akpos:...

Amazing Facts about China

In the past 15 years, China has moved from 14th place to 2nd place in the world in published scientific research articles.China now possesses the fastest supercomputer on the entire globe.Chinese people consume 50,000 cigarettes every second.China currently controls more than 90% of the total global supply of rare earth elements.China is currently the number one producer in the...

FLOOD MENACE IN NIGERIA: PLATEAU STATE FLOOD DISASTER by Engr OKEY EZEMA

As the rainy season draws near, we should have a retrospect to help us evaluate the level of destruction of lives and properties by flood in 2012 to enable us prepare for what lies ahead. The year 2012 cannot be forgotten quickly in Nigeria especially with respect to flood disaster. From Kano to Adamawa,Taraba to Kaduna,Kogi to Anambra ,Lagos to...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NSE & COREN? FOR THE YOUNG, UPCOMING & INTENDING ENGINEERS.

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COREN AND NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS The two are separate and different bodies so that they cannot be referred to interchangeably. The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) is a voluntary association established by the practitioners of the profession while the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) is a statutory organ of Federal Government, established by...

Young African Invented Cardiopad

  24-year-old Arthur Zang, a Cameroonian engineer, invented the Cardiopad. The Cardiopad is a portable, touch screen device that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram to be performed at remote locations while results of the test, are transferred wirelessly to specialists who can interpret them. How does it work? Firstly, the CardioPad like the electrocardiogram allows examination. "The goal of this...

Days in the Life of Civil Engineers

The only constant in the professional lives of civil engineers is that they never have typical days. Every day is different, bringing new challenges and unique demands, and the nature of these demands varies according to the specialization and seniority of the engineer. On the other hand, most report they work in teams, the spend time on things not...

FG signs MoU for road surveillance in three cities

The Federal Government has concluded plans to collaborate with a safety organization, in order to install surveillance cameras in all the major highways across the country. A Memorandum of Understanding, MoU for the installation of 10,000 units of smart cameras and 13,000 sets of memory censors on the nation’s highways, is to be signed this week between the FG and...

A REPORT FROM MINISTRY OF WORKS ON THE THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE

HERE IS A REPORT FROM MINISTRY OF WORKS ON THE THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE.  The Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos is a vital artery of the network of Federal Highways and commands high patronage in Lagos Municipal Area, considering the importance of the city as the major commercial centre in Nigeria.   The Bridge is 11.8 km long and was constructed in...

BCPG-LAGOS CHAPTER MEETS

All Profesionals in the Built Environ and all the Coordinators and other members of cells in the 57 LCDAs are invited to the Inaugural meeting with Lagos State Officials and National Executives of BCPG.Date:                             28th Feb.2013Time:                  ...

Desert encroachment: We want to sustain the dreams of our founding fathers – Shehu, Danjuma

A road in the desert President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, Engr. Balarabe Shehu said they inherited the Fight Against Desert Encroachment in Africa, FADE-Africa from the founder because they want to sustain the dreams. He made this disclosure at the Nigerian Society of Engineers-Taming African Desert, NSE-TAD inauguration yesterday in...