U.S. High-Speed Train Projects Get a Push

It may be old hat in Europe and Asia to rocket through the landscape on a 200-plus-mile-an-hour train. But in America, all that promoters of high-speed passenger rail service have to show for three decades of effort are dusty feasibility studies stretching from Florida to California. Yet by committing $13 billion in stimulus and budget funds to high-speed train travel...

Climate-Change Bill Will Become Law This Year, Waxman Predicts

U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman predicted that a plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions will become law by the end of the year. President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to reach agreement on a bill during a meeting today with committee Democrats, Waxman said outside the White House. “The president says he wants legislation, he wants...

Dangote partners Huawei for National Fibre Optic Network in Nigeria

Dancom Technologies (“Dancom”), a subsidiary company of Dangote Group and Huawei Technologies (“Huawei”), a leading next generation telecommunication solutions provider, have concluded an agreement for Huawei to build a national Fibre Optic Network, the first part of which will cover the Eastern region of the country. Huawei will provide an end-to-end solution for Dancom, including equipment, maintenances, managed services, and...

NDE Lists Obstacles to Self-employment

THE Yobe State coordinator of National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Alhaji Adamu Ba'aba, has identified "lack of funds" as bane of creating employment, because only 65 of 297 or 25 per cent of trained graduates in the state were equipped with tools and take-off grants. The coordinator made this known recently in an interactive session with reporters in Damaturu on...

SOLVING THE ENERGY CHALLENGE IN NIGERIA BY MALCOM FABIYI, PhD

The top item on President Yaradua's seven point agenda is the revitalization of the power sector. In fact the power and energy sector has been agenda number one on the list of Nigerian governments for as long as I can remember. Yet the failures have been colossal. Obasanjo, I recall, dispatched heavy hitters like Bola Ige, Lionel Imoke and...

SPEECH DELIVERED BY ENGR. K.A. ALl, FNSE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS INVESTITURE AS THE 26TH PRESIDENT OF THE NSE

SPEECH DELIVERED BY ENGR. K.A. ALl, FNSE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS INVESTITURE AS THE 26TH PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS ON THE 12TH OF JANUARY, 2008. Let me begin by giving praise to Almighty Allah SWT for His mercies. It is by His Will that we witness another smooth transition in the leadership of our esteemed Society...

Ikeja Branch celebrates VC of OAU Engr Michael Faborode

FOR four hours last week, Michael Oladimeji Faborode, a professor of Agricultural Engineering and Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, was the cynosure of all eyes at a reception organised by engineers, under their professional group, the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Ikeja branch. At the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Lagos venue of the event organised to celebrate their colleague...