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A very important part of a young engineer’s training is to be guided and mentored by more senior experienced engineers- Engr. Kunle Adebajo

Engr. Kunle Adebajo is Chairman/CEO of Ove Arup & Partners Nigeria, the foremost Engineering consultancy firm, operating continuously in Nigeria for over 60 years. A past President of the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers and past Chairman of the Ikeja Branch of The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Adebajo has earned a reputation in Nigeria’s engineering circles as being...

One dead, six rescued as three-storey building collapses in Lagos

One person was confirmed dead, while six others were rescued from the rubbles of a three-storey building, which collapsed on Freeman Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Saturday morning. The incident occurred at about 4.05am and the building suffered a total collapse, leaving its occupants trapped, as they were fast asleep. Neighbours were said to have alerted emergency responders about...

Opinion: 2020 is shaping up to be a rough year for Huawei

Huawei’s business has been hit by international sanctions, but the world needs Huawei more than it realises, says IMD Business School’s Mark Greeven. Huawei has launched their best phone yet, the P40 Pro+, but few outside of China are willing to buy it. It is hands-down the best phone in the world, featuring best performance in terms of battery life, speed,...

We should stop foot-dragging on PIB —Comrade Ofehe

One of the leading environmental cum rights activists in the country, Comrade Sunny Ofehe, in this interview by OSARETIN OSADEBAMWEN, says members of the National Assembly should see the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) as a national project as against the view that it is a regional one. THE Petroleum Industry bills (PIB) has undergone various stages of a bill repeatedly...

NSE reopens Registration portal for Prospective Members, reduced application fees

The Nigerian Society of Engineers has reopened the registration portal for prospective members, following the earlier suspension as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the Executive Secretary of the Society read: "I am pleased to announce to you that the Membership Application Portal for Corporate Membership for category (B1, B2 and C1) for the current active diet...

Researchers build intelligent robot scientist that can work by itself and has already discovered a new catalyst

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have built an intelligent mobile robot scientist that can work 24-7, carrying out experiments by itself. The robot scientist, the first of its kind, makes its own decisions about which chemistry experiments to perform next, and has already discovered a new catalyst. It has humanoid dimensions and works in a standard laboratory, using instruments much...

Lagos alerts residents to looming floods, advises against indiscriminate discharge of waste

Residents of four local government areas in Lagos State, especially those living on flood plains, were on Thursday told to vacate their homes immediately. Those in 15 other councils also got the warning. Environment and Water Resources Commissioner Tunji Bello listed the councils to be worse-hit as Lagos Mainland, Mushin, Ibeju-Lekki and Ikorodu. Bello explained that the local governments have been...

Nigeria Develops Indigenous Test Kit For Coronavirus

The Federal Government on Thursday announced the development of a locally-made test kit for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The test kit identified as RNA-Swift was developed locally, it had undergone validation as a fitting test kit for the identification of SARS-CoV-2; the causative agent for COVID-19. The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, during a press conference in Abuja revealed that the...

Nigerian Government insists no going back on 5G Technology, lists Benefits

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has further educated Nigerians on the benefits of the controversial Fifth Generation mobile network, 5G, to their lives, business, economy and general wellbeing. The Commission said that the country cannot run away from the 5G while the rest of the world is leaving it behind. The NCC, in a statement on Thursday, said it was working...

To build a resilient world, we must go circular. Here’s how to do it

The best way to build resilience against future pandemics and the impact of climate change is to move to a circular economy. Doing so could address 45% of global greenhouse gas emissions and provide a $4.5 trillion economic opportunity. Here, the co-chairs of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy recommend four areas for businesses and policy-makers to focus on. COVID-19 has...

Tesla ‘very close’ to level 5 autonomous driving technology, Elon Musk says

U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc is “very close” to achieving level 5 autonomous driving technology, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday, referring to the capability to navigate roads without any driver input. “I’m extremely confident that level 5 or essentially complete autonomy will happen and I think will happen very quickly,” Musk said in remarks made via a...

How air conditioners contribute to inequality and ‘energy poverty’

The rise of air conditioning imports can drive low-income households into energy poverty. Imports and use of air conditioning are rising in many countries. Households spend as much as 42% more on electricity when they own air conditioners. Air conditioning can drive low-income households into energy poverty. The effects of climate change may more far-reaching than you think. Hotter temperatures have been...

Engineering community mourns Another Great professional

The Nigerian Society of Engineers and the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers have lost another member. In a statement released by the immediate past Chairman of Kaduna Branch, Engr Dr Abdulrasheed Babalola, the late Engr Augustine Okolo, was one of the pillars of Kaduna branch and engineering practice in Nigeria as a whole. He was also a pioneer Chairman of...

Seven killed as explosion rocks NNPC facility

An explosion on Oil Mining Lease 40 operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company has killed seven workers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation announced on Wednesday. NPDC is the flagship subsidiary of NNPC. The explosion occurred on Tuesday at the petroleum company’s Benin River Valve Station. The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, NNPC, Kennie Obateru, said the BRVS explosion happened...

Investing in clean energy makes financial sense, say experts

Investing in clean energy rather than fossil fuels is an attractive choice for investors concluded experts at a Business School webinar. In a webinar organized by the Executive Education team at Imperial College Business School, academics and industry leaders gathered for a discussion on how capital allocation and financial performance are shaping the future of the energy sector. The event was...