Tropical cyclone Idai: The storm that knew no boundaries by Jennifer Fitchett

Tropical cyclone Idai has made headlines across southern Africa throughout the month of March. Lingering in the Mozambique Channel at tropical cyclone intensity for six days, the storm made landfall in Beira, Mozambique in the middle of the month, then tracked in a westerly direction until its dissipation. The greatest impact of the storm was experienced on landfall. It caused...

FG donates N20 million to four national academies for the publication of professional journals

The Federal Government has donated N20 million to four national academies for the publication of professional journals. It said this was part of its efforts to boost research and innovation in the country. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu enjoined the academies to integrate their knowledge, adding that “knowledge cannot be compartmentalised…” Head of the ministry’s Press and Public Relations...

NSE Ibadan branch decries spate of building collapse

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Ibadan Branch, has decried the rising spate of building collapse in Nigeria. Chairman of the branch, Mr Ademola Falade-Fatila expressed the concern at a press briefing on Monday in Ibadan, as part activities lined up for the 2019 Engineering Week. He said that well-meaning Nigerians especially engineers were greatly concerned because of likehood of more...

Executive Order 5 Will Restructure Nigerian Economy – Onu

The minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has revealed that Executive Order 5 was designed to provide jobs, create conducive environment for foreign direct investment (FDI) and restructure the economy. To this end, he challenged engineers to monitor the implementation of Executive Order 5 to ensure that public office holders complied with the provisions of the law. He disclosed...

NIMechE TPI SET TO ORGANIZED IT FIRST ANNUAL DEPARTMENTAL LECTURE

This is to inform the entire students of mechanical engineering department as Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The Polytechnic, Ibadan Students Chapter presents it first annual departmental lecture tagged "Ethical Roles & Challenges of Young Professional Mechanical Engineers in Industrial Development" The event slated for the occasion include the opening ceremony, lectures and interactive sessions. The program is schedule to hold thus: Date:Thursday,...

Engineers in Politics: Engr. Seyi Makinde, Oyo State Governor Elect

He was born into a humble but proud family of a teacher, Pa Olatunbosun Makinde and Mrs Abigail Makinde of Agnofola Compound, Oj'aba, in Ibadan on December 25, 1967. He had his Primary education at St. Paul Primary School and St. Michael Primary school both in Yemetu, Ibadan. While he has his secondary school education at the Bishop Philips Academy,...

Infrastructure deficits: Bank Chief tasks Nigerian engineers on solutions

Mr Ross Oluyede, the Managing Director, Infrastructure Bank Plc, has called on Nigerian engineers to evolve viable solutions that could be funded to address the infrastructure deficit in the country. Oluyede made the call on Friday in Abuja at the 10th Fellowship Conferment Lecture of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). 39 engineers were conferred as fellows of NSE, the highest...

A toast to Engr TK Ibrahim as he joins the Prestigious Rank of Fellows of NSE

The Council of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) under the leadership of Engr Adekunle Mokuolu has conferred the Fellowship of the Society on the Engr Tajudeen Kolade Ibrahim. He joins the 39 other distinguished engineers so elevated in Abuja over the weekend. The Fellowship of NSE (FNSE) is the highest rank of professional grade and awarded based on the...

Report: Boeing reportedly pushed engineers to develop 737 Max at twice the normal pace

After two deadly crashes in a five month span, the United States and several other countries have grounded all Boeing 737 Max aircrafts pending further investigation. As investigations mount, Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration are pushing back against claims that the Boeing 737 Max was rushed through the standard certification process. The New York Times reported that Boeing created the...

APWEN sets to honour COREN president Ali as “invent it, built it” train moves to North central of Kogi

The APWEN, under the leadership of Engr Felicia Agubata is set to honour the president of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigerian, COREN Engr Ali Kashim as it's programme, tagged ''invent it built it' train moves to Ankpa, Kogi State on Saturday. The event is scheduled as follows; Date: 30th March 2019, Time: 10am Venue: LEA Primary School, Ofiugo Ankpa;...

Federal government ready to implement national infrastructure maintenance programme, urges engagement of young interns

The Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has concluded plans to implement a uniform standard of building and facilities maintenance under the National Infrastructure Maintenance Programme. This was announced in a communique at the end of the sixth top management retreat of the federal ministry in Owerri from March 22 to 23. Presenting the communique at the end of the retreat,...

COREN Act Amendment: Young Engineers React

Following the announcement of the signing of the amendment of COREN act by the president Buhari, the young engineers have joined the conversation as many of them reacted to the news. Of more specific is the section detailing the posting of Graduates of engineering to schools during the mandatory NYSC year and the capacity building of the engineers. The act as...

NIMechE Launched Girls Auto Squad to empower Girls and bridge gender Gap in the industry

The Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers has launched 'Girls Auto Squad' Project to train females graduates in auto-mechanic in Lagos and Abuja. The programme was organised by Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE) in collaboration with Nenis Auto Care and Auto Lady Synergy Coy Ltd, Abuja. The National Chairman of NIMechE, Engr. Robinson Ejilah, at the inauguration ceremony of the girls...

4 Ways to Effectively Network (and Land a Job) by David Adams

Entry-level jobs are disappearing — at least it certainly seems that way. Even those listings that claim to offer full-time positions often ask for a laundry list of previous experience that few applicants can offer. But what is the cause of this shift in approach? Technology continues to reduce the man-hours most jobs require, freeing up time for employees to...

NSE Proposes Rotational Presidency and plan to expand VP slot to 6

The Nigerian society of engineers has on Thursday, proposed a new policy to amend its leadership structure and succession system during its meeting held in Abuja for expanding the vice presidency slot to six (6), while also adopting rotational system in election of the deputy president. This is slated for final approval/ adoption at the EGM slated for June,...