Science minister, Dr. Onu says Nigeria will compete with developed nations in science, technology by 2030

The Federal Government says it has put in place a strategic plan for the enhancement of science and technology to ensure that the country will be competitive by 2030. Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology made this known during the 8th biannual national engineering conference of School of Engineering Technology at Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger. The News Agency...

NigComSat, DFID plan affordable Internet services

The Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited says it is collaborating with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development for the provision of Internet services in un-served and underserved rural communities in the country. A statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the Head, Public Affairs Department, NigComSat, Adamu Idirs, said a high-level meeting had been held between the two organisations for...

Nigeria Loses N450bn Annually to Bad Roads

Despite priority given to the road sector, the Nigerian economy is said to be losing about N450 billions yearly as a result of poor state of the roads across the country. This was disclosed thursday at the fourth bi-monthly Federal and States Security Administrators’ meeting holding in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital. The meeting attracted delegates from the Special Service Departments...

Adoption of Connected Factory Technology Still Low in Nigeria by Emma Okonji

One of the evolving technologies that will drive manufacturing organisations into profitability at reduced operational cost, is the Connected Factory, which is the factory for the future, but the adoption rate in Nigeria is still low. This was the view of technology experts from Cisco and BCX during a one-day workshop organised by BCX for the manufacturing industry in...

$1.5 million AfDB loan for Lagos-Abidjan road

Work wil begin soon on the Lagos-Abidjan international highway and the Lagos-Badagry-Seme expressway following approvals yesterday by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Finance Minister Mrs. Zainab Ahmed announced the approval for Nigeria to receive $1.5 million loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the Lagos-Abidjan highway. The fund is part of the $13.5 million approved by the AfDB in 2016...

What is the ‘artificial moon’ planned in China? By Harikrishnan Nair

Last week, Chinese media reported plans by a private institute to launch an “artificial moon” over the city of Chengdu, in Sichuan province, by 2020. The objective is to provide an alternative means of street lighting and save on electricity. Since then, the idea has not only received wide coverage but also been viewed with some skepticism. What is known...

THE TRUE SITUATION OF ELECTRIC POWER IN NIGERIA TODAY AND THE PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE- BY H.E BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA, SAN

“ THE TRUE SITUATION OF ELECTRIC POWER IN NIGERIA TODAY AND THE PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE” BEING TEXT OF SPEECH BY H.E BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA, SAN AT THE NIGERIA-SOUTH AFRICA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (NSACC) OCTOBER 2018 BREAKFAST FORUM Thank you for inviting me to be your speaker at this Breakfast meeting and for choosing the topic, that seeks to know...

Automotive Institute Urges FG to charge engineers to produce Nigerian car within 18 months

The Automotive and Locomotive Engineers Institute, under the leadership of Engr. Zamani Ishaya-WAIDUNG recently organised its Public Lecture. It recommended various policy action plans toward Nigerian economy development through Automotive sector. Below is text of the communique issued at the end of the event. COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE PUBLIC LECTURE ON “THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY: IMPLICATIONS FOR NIGERIA”   PREAMBLE: The Automotive...

Today is International Day for Disaster Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. The United Nations General Assembly designated October 13 as the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction as part of its proclamation of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction. IDDR is observed as a vehicle to promote a global...

NSE Ilesa to Mark Silver Jubilee in Grand Style- You are all Invited

The Nigerian Society of Engineers under the leadership of Engr Mojirade Oloruntoba is pleased to invite you to their 2ND Distinguished Lecture and 25TH Anniversary. The event is as scheduled below: Titled : Industrialisation as a tool for the National Development: Roles and Benefits for Engineers Date : Thursday, 18th October, 2018 Time : 10 am prompt Venue : Foundation Event Centre, Ido-Jesa,...

CUSTOMERS: PILLARS OF ANY BUSINESS BY MICHEAL YAHAYA

In customer relationship management, effective and quick customer services are keys to make the customers feel HAPPY and SATISFIED. Not all satisfied customers are happy customers. There is a great difference between happiness and satisfaction. You might render a satisfactory service to a customer but due to lack of time management and delaying of the job, the customer might miss...

NBTE moves to end labour union, others conflict

The National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has disclosed plans to end incessant conflict between Labour Union’s and Management of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in the country. The board’s Executive Secretary, Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure disclosed this at the opening of a three-day workshop on Labour and Management Relations in Polytechnics, Monotechnics and similar institutions in Kaduna...

Women engineers urged to translate career passion into enterprise by Ngozi Okpalakunne

Professional women engineers have been urged to translate their career passion into enterprise so as to improve human experience and make life better for the populace. President, Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), Felicia Agubata who stated this at the recently concluded 2018 International conference /AGM and the 35th anniversary of the association tagged, ‘Passion translated into enterprise’...

Strict adherence to standards has been the secret of the successes recorded in the oil and gas industry- Engr Seun Faluyi

Engr. Seun Faluyi, the Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineering (NIMechE), Codes and Standards Committee, on has said strict adherence to codes and standards is necessary for Nigeria industrialisation. Faluyi said this at the just concluded International Code Council-Nigeria National Chapter (ICC-NNC) 2nd Education seminar with the theme: `Developing and Implementing Modern Building Codes for Resilience and Sustainability.’ He said industrialisation...

Technology, intellectual property make nations investment-friendly – Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, says countries that have demonstrated growth in technology and intellectual property are most targeted for investment. Onu, while speaking at the 2018 commemoration of African Day in Abuja, said technology and intellectual property rights had taken a global dimension in determining the position of a nation and regions of investment by...