Nigeria Ranks 67th in Open Data Barometer

Nigeria is currently ranked 67th out of 92 countries in the Open Data Barometer published by the Web Foundation. The Web Foundation is published by the World Wide Web inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s. The report obtained at the weekend showed that Nigeria has open government data available on both health and education. This, the promoters of the initiative described as...

Astronaut Tim Peake runs marathon in space — but slower than on earth

British astronaut Tim Peake became the first man to complete a marathon in space on Sunday, running the classic 26.2 mile distance while strapped to a treadmill aboard the International Space Station.As part of the London Marathon, Britain's biggest mass participation race, the 44-year-old spaceman saw London's roads under his feet in real time on an iPad as, 250...

The Key to Success: Negotiating 101 For Engineers by Professor Lawrence Susskind

The importance of negotiating skills is often neglected in engineering training. Prof  Susskind, who teaches at MIT, explains why this is a mistake; and why it presents different problems from those engineers are used toIt’s one thing to come up with an innovative idea; it’s another to take that idea to market.Many engineers can conceive of promising inventions, produce...

How an engineering college project turned into India’s first electric motorcycle company BY Devjyot Ghoshal

Much of Kapil Shelke’s childhood was spent tinkering with toy cars, with a penchant for dismantling and then putting them back together.By the time he got to Pune’s DY Patil College of Engineering in 2005, he had moved on to bigger and more powerful toys—like motorcycles. A couple of years into his degree, he, along with three classmates, decided...

NIMechE Lagos Organises Skill Workshop for young Engineers

The Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Division of Nigerian Society of Engineers, Lagos State Chapter has recently organised Skill Workshop for young Engineers in Lagos. The event which was attended by graduates of Engineering as well as student representatives from 4 various Universities from both Lagos and Ogun state was a massive success. The discussion panel was led...

Boosting Nigeria’s rail system Posted By: Dele Agekamehon:

In the history of budget making in Nigeria, the 2016 Budget appears to be the most controversial. It all began with claims and counter-claims that the document had grown wings and disappeared from where it was kept. As the controversy gained momentum, two versions of the same document surfaced. At the end of the day, the truth was known...

Engineers as Visionaries by N.J. Slabbert

The spirit evident in 1893 at the Chicago World’s Fair and in early 20th century innovations is less common today.Yet this goal was neither achieved nor adopted as national policy. As a result, America met the 21st century already hamstrung in key areas of scientific and engineering achievement.Examples of this insufficiency include the government bailout of an automobile industry...

Synagogue Building Collapse: Lagos Court Remands 2 Engineers In Prison ‎

The two engineers, who constructed the collapsed seven-storey guest house of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), were on Tuesday remanded at Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, Lagos.An Ikeja High Court which gave the ruling, said the men should be kept behind bars until when the charges would be determined.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the engineers —...

Government should come up with a policy that demand at least, a Nigerian in the cockpit- Capt Dele Ore

A former President of the Aviation Round Table (ART), Capt. Dele Ore, has kicked against the influx of expatriates into Nigeria’s aviation industry.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ore spoke with aviation correspondents on Sunday in Lagos.He warned that the high level of expatriates taking over positions of local technical personnel in the nation’s aviation industry needed...

NNPC, Total Invest $5.7billion on OML 58 Upgrade Projects

Total Exploration and Production, E & P, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, are injecting $5.7 billion into the upgrade of the Oil Mining Lease, OML, 58 production facilities.This move is aimed at boosting domestic power supply in the country and meet federal government’s gas flare out policy.Total is the operator of the NNPC/Total joint venture handling the...

PMB’s Foreign Trips – My Takeaway by Babatunde Raji Fashola

In making this public intervention, I seek to highlight the benefit of global relationships and cooperation in a world that is changing daily as a result of globalisation and transborder economics, social and even criminal activities where no one is safe, except all are safe, and to leave the dispassionate observer his opinion after deep reflection on the value,...

19-year-old entrepreneur skips college, raises $4 million for Portland startup

Fleet, a Portland logistics startup, raised the money in a round led by Hunt Technology Ventures.Max Lock approached ice cream as no other 15-year-old had. He set out to find a better way to manufacture it.Lock, now 19 years old and living in Portland, was working as an IT administrator at a pizza shop in his native Philadelphia when...

NIMechE Abuja Chapter Visits Innoson Motor Factory Complex

The chairman NMIechE Abuja chapter, Engr Francis I. Azika recently lead Mechanical Engineers on industrial courtesy tour of the famed Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Co Ltd in Imo state, South East Nigeria.   Inspired by the desire to contribute into the Made-in-Nigeria advocacy, the chapter undertook the tour along with other stakeholders. The delegates spoke to management and the engineers working in the company while offering encouragement and...

Absence of science, tech responsible for Nigeria’s economic woes – Dr Onu

Long absence of science and technology orientation in Nigeria is responsible for the country’s economic woes, the minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said.Dr Onu spoke in Abuja when he received a delegation from the National Mathematical Centre (NMC) led by its chief executive officer, Prof Adewale Solarin.The minister said successive Nigerian leaders had neglected science...

Engineering feat from 75 million miles aways gets Kepler back in action

NASA mission operations engineers have returned the Kepler spacecraft to normal after discovering it was in emergency mode during a planned contact on Thursday.The scientists still don't know what sent the craft into emergency mode. The alert popped up about 14 hours before the spacecraft was going to be maneuvered to head toward the center of our galaxy, the...