World Wide Web inventor wants new ‘contract’ to make web safe

English scientist Tim Berners-Lee from the Web Foundation addresses the opening ceremony of the 2018 edition of the annual Web Summit technology conference in Lisbon. The inventor of the World Wide Web on Monday called for a “contract” to make internet safe and accessible for everyone as Europe’s largest tech event began in Lisbon amid a backlash over its role...

Budding Engineer : Jamiu Ijaodola Wins LASU’S Most Influential Parliamentarian Award

On the 2nd of November, Ijaodola Jamiu having represented Faculty of Engineering, Lagos State University for three (3) years in Lagos State University Students Union Parliamentary Council, Mr Jamiu Iajodokua of Mechanical engineering department LASU has been awarded the Most Influential Parliamentarian amongst other Parliamentarians from 11 Faculties in Lagos State University. Ijaodola Jamiu is a 400L Student of Mechanical...

Bridging the Gap Between Young Engineers and National Economic Development through Leadership By Athan Oparaji

...No nation has ever achieved greatness without industrialization. Engineering science and technology are the bedrock of every society towards national economic development. This development is achieved by societies through industrialization to be self sustaining and self sufficient as strong economies. Take for instance United States of America as a case study. We all want to go to America but have we...

Engineers Gear up for Investiture of Engr Funmi Akingbagbohun as 13th Chair NSE Ikeja

Ikeja Branch of NSE is setting the pace as one of the women friendly Branches of the NSE as it set to unveil another female Chair as 13th Chairman in its 25 year history in person of Engr Mrs Funmilade Akingbagbohun MNSE. She will be taking over from Engr Akin Akintola, FNSE who served the Branch meritoriously for two...

The Implications of the Presidential Executive Order No. 5 and Update on the Federal Governement’s Palletization Policy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday 5th February 2018, signed Executive Order 5 into law to improve local content in public procurement with science, engineering and technology components. The Executive Order demonstrates the Federal government's efforts to promote the application of science, technology and innovation within Nigeria. This is a step towards achieving the nation's developmental goal of improving all...

Africa advised to deploy space technology to reduce poverty

Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has advised African countries to deploy space technology in reducing poverty to strengthen sustainable development. Onu represented by Mr Bitrus Bako, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology, Onu at the opening of the 7th African Leadership Conference on Space Science and Technology on Monday in Abuja with the theme...

BEYOND TECHNOLOGY: Integrity, Ethical and Probity issues in Public Infrastructure Development

(A Speech delivered by Engr Titi Omo-Ettu, FAEng, FNSE at the First Sina Egberongbe Memorial Lecture of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Abeokuta Branch). Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, Our subject matter is someone who I know very well, someone who should always be talked of in the present, and not in the past. When I came here on an evangelical mission in 1998...

It’s time we stop waiting for someone to come and make that change by Lawal Oluwasheun Richard

Text of Address By the New Administration of NIMechE NSF Mr. Lawal Richard Oluwaseun  "It's time we stopped waiting for someone to come and make that change, rather we become the change we so desire." I want to firstly give thanks to God for this opportunity to serve in the capacity of the National President of The Nigerian institution of Mechanical...

5 tips for young engineers (from the experienced engineers)

Don’t you wish you could turn back the clock and apply the lessons you’ve learned later in life to the decision you made earlier in your career? Well, if you’re a new engineer, here’s your chance. We collected advice from experienced engineers, asking what they wish they knew when they just starting an engineering career. Interestingly, much of the...

Engineering Ethics from Canada: When does public opinion conflict with professional responsibility? 

Professional responsibility People may gravitate towards a good controversy, but when it comes to cases where professionals publicly express opinions, they must tread a careful line. A retired engineer from Manitoba recently gained national attention, for example, when he made a complaint in the media about amber light times at intersections in Winnipeg. His actions also drew the attention of...

NIMechE PARTNERS WITH IMechE, UK TO BOOST MECHANICAL ENGINEERING TRAINING AND PRACTICE

The Institution of Mechanical Engineer (IMechE), United Kingdom has given a nod of approval to the NIMechE’s request to collaborate with her on a wide range of professional programmes and activities. The No. 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, international headquarter of the Institution conveyed its approval in a mail routed through the Chairman, IMechE Nigeria Young Members Section, Engr. Emmanuel...

Patience: The Hourglass of Greatness for Engineers By Athan Oparaji

Patience is actually active and not passive as you may think. Patience is also dominant and not dormant as you may see it. "It's Dominant not Dormant" is a powerful poem by Athan Oparaji. So,"Patience is building calluses on every side". Patience is called a concentrated strength. What's done in a hurry most times is not really done absolutely well. We...

Executive Order 5 meant to improve local content – Suleiman Adamu

Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, says Executive Order 5, is meant to improve local content. Adamu spoke in Calabar at the 16 International Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) , with the theme: Transforming National Economy through Sustainable Civil Infrastructure. He said that the order empowers procuring authorities to give preference to Nigerian...

A Kenyan engineer sued the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) over claims of underpayment after signing a contract with the company

Cleophas Simiyu Nabangi claimed that the company underpaid him by almost Ksh400 million after allegedly being made to sign a contract that was written in Chinese. Nabangi through his lawyer Arnold Otundo, argued that the company violated the engineer's rights by having a contract written in a foreign language and fair compensation. According to Section 7(4) of the Employment Act 2018;...

OAU Student, Lawal Oluwaseun Richard Emerges, National President of NIMechE Students Wing

A Student of Obafemi Awolowo university, Mr. Lawal Oluwaseun Richard has emerged as the the 7th National President of the Student Wing of Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, NIMechE during the National Conference and Annual General Meeting in Kano. He is taking over from the Hard working Aalo Emmanuel from Rivers State University, under whom the body in conjunction...