SPEECH DELIVERED BY THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN (ENGR. A .A. OMOPELOYE) ON THE INAGURATION OF OSUN STATE CHAPTER OF NICE

His Excellency, the Governor of Osun State, The President of N.S.E, The Hon. Commissioner for Works, Osun State, House of Assembly Member here present, Council Members, Fellow N.S.E, Past National Chairman, the New Chairman, Gentle Men and Women of the Press, Ladies and Gentlemen. With special Appreciation to Almighty God who owes us nothing but we owe Him everything. I...

Cluster of Strong Quakes: Coincidence or Trend?

By KATHLEEN MASTERSONThis week's earthquake in rural China has once again brought to the forefront scenes of devastation and rising numbers of fatalities. Hardly a month goes by this year without news of a devastating quake in some part of the world. It might seem as though earthquakes are increasing in frequency or strength compared with past years, but scientists...

NSE writes Ag President, Goodluck Jonathan

The Nigerian Society of Engineers has written the Acting President advising him on how to support and use engineering to move the country forward. In a letter signed by the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Olumuyiwa Alade Ajibola, the society called on the Acting President to ensure that round pegs are put in round holes. The letter read...

NICE registered with the World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE)

The World Council of Civil Engineers (WCCE) at its last general assembly on June 26th 2009 in Madrid Spain has approved the application of NICE for membership. The Institution is now an affiliate member of WCCE in the category of “National Member” with effect from 1st July, 2009. With this approval, the Institution will now represent the interest of our...

Microsoft To Assist Small Scale Farmers

Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday announced 120 million dollars in grants to help small-scale farmers in Africa and India improve their lives through sustainable agriculture.The grants, announced on the eve of World Food Day, are from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the philanthropic organization co-chaired by Gates and his wife."Three-quarters of the world's poorest people...

The state of the profession

Fellow Engineers, Let me first begin by saying that I a sorry that though I was one of the foundation members of this group, I have not been able to contribute to the group until today. I went to the group and I found out that some many of our members are either angry or frustrated with the profession. While...

Bulgarian Academy Scientists Reported to Be in Touch with Aliens

Scientists from the Space Research Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) have been reported to be in touch with extraterrestrial beings.The Bulgarian Novinar Daily has reported that the Bulgarian scientists are currently working on deciphering pictograms which are said to have come in the form of the so called “crop circles” with which the aliens answered 30...

NICE to Inaugurate Osun State Chapter

The Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (A Division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers) The National Secretariat wishes to notify you of the forthcoming Inauguration of the Osun State Chapter and the Investiture of her first State Chairman coming up as follows: Date: Saturday 27th February 2010 Venue: Bishop’s Court Isale-Aro, Oshogbo, Osun State Time: 2. 00pm prompt Chairman Planning Committee: Engr T. Olusegun Abiona,...

Who bought NITEL?

Despite claims by New Generation Communi-cation Consortium that it had a technical partnership with China Unicom in its bid for Nigerian Telecommu-nication Limited (Nitel), the Chinese firm has again denied having any such arrangement. But the Technical Commit-tee of the National Council on Privatisation (NCP), while confirming New Generation as the Preferred Bidder for Nitel yesterday, said China Unicom (Hong...

Fuel shortage in Nigeria: Hope in sight?

Efforts by the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corpo-ration (NNPC), and other private sector participants to find a lasting solution to the lingering fuel crisis has received a boost as Warri and Kaduna Refineries have commenced operation.The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Dr. Levi Ajuonuma, confirmed this...

Tunisia, most electrified country in Africa

Tunisia has become the most electrified country in Africa according to a recent report on "Powering Africa" published by African Business. Tunisia which is credited with an electrification rate of 99% comes ahead of Algeria, 98%, Egypt 98%, Libya 97%, Mauritius 94%, Morocco 85% and South Africa 70%. The report which was released in January 2010 issue of the magazine,...

INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF THE 27TH PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS, ENGR. CHIEF OLUMUYIWA ALADE AJIBOLA

INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF THE 27TH PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS, ENGR. CHIEF OLUMUYIWA ALADE AJIBOLA, FNSE, C.ENG. ON 16TH JANUARY, 2010 AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, ABUJA 1.0 INTRODUCTION I give God all the glory for making this day a reality. Though the journey has been long and arduous, like the proverbial King David in the Holy Bible, I humbly testify that...

Nigerian Society Of Engineers At 50: The Challenges, The Prospects  By Engr. Bello Gwarzo Abdullahi

Nigerian Society Of Engineers At 50: The Challenges, The Prospects  By Engr. Bello Gwarzo Abdullahi, MNSE  “Just as by standing on the shoulders of giants we can become even bigger giants, so it is that by climbing on the spires of skyscrapers, engineers can reach for ever taller skyscrapers. If this be hubris, it is an admirable trait that has, on balance, led...

GE Internship Program 2009/10 (Lagos & Ghana)

At GE we believe in hiring exceptional individuals, and giving them unbeatable opportunities to build the career of their dream. As a diversified company involved in technology, media, and financial services, and operating in more than 160 countries, we offer a wide range of avenues to express your abilities and develop your potentials. Our employees are guaranteed a solid...

Immortalising Professor Ayodele Awojobi By Tunde Fagbenle

Way back in the 70s right up to the 80s, a fiery enigmatic genius bestrode our land like a Colossus. His name was Ayodele Awojobi. He was in his 30s when he became a professor of engineering at the University of Lagos (Unilag), the youngest ever then, after a First Class B.Sc. from University of London and PhD from Imperial...