A REPORT FROM MINISTRY OF WORKS ON THE THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE

HERE IS A REPORT FROM MINISTRY OF WORKS ON THE THIRD MAINLAND BRIDGE.  The Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos is a vital artery of the network of Federal Highways and commands high patronage in Lagos Municipal Area, considering the importance of the city as the major commercial centre in Nigeria.   The Bridge is 11.8 km long and was constructed in...

BCPG-LAGOS CHAPTER MEETS

All Profesionals in the Built Environ and all the Coordinators and other members of cells in the 57 LCDAs are invited to the Inaugural meeting with Lagos State Officials and National Executives of BCPG.Date:                             28th Feb.2013Time:                  ...

Desert encroachment: We want to sustain the dreams of our founding fathers – Shehu, Danjuma

A road in the desert President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, Engr. Balarabe Shehu said they inherited the Fight Against Desert Encroachment in Africa, FADE-Africa from the founder because they want to sustain the dreams. He made this disclosure at the Nigerian Society of Engineers-Taming African Desert, NSE-TAD inauguration yesterday in...

Why Focusing Too Narrowly in College Could Backfire by Dr. PETER CAPPELLI

A job after graduation. It's what all parents want for their kids. So, what's the smartest way to invest tuition dollars to make that happen? The question is more complicated, and more pressing, than ever. The economy is still shaky, and many graduating students are unable to find jobs that pay well, if they can find jobs at all. The result is...

How Young Engineers Will Mold the Future by Calestous Juma

  “Give me a young person who is excellent in anything and I can turn him or her into an excellent engineer. It is about discipline. Those who have it in any field, including athletics, can excel in any other field.” In a provocative article, the Economist recently asked whether new technology had stopped driving the world economy. The article challenged...

Consistency in governance will boost development of power sector –Engr Anyaeji

Weight down by many issues, many people and institutions, especially still doubt the future of the nation’s power sector. In this interview with TOLA AKINMUTIMI, the Chairman of the Electric Power Foundation of Nigeria, Engineer Otis Anyaeji painted a vivid picture of development, problems and prospect of the sector in the coming years.As a key player in the power...

It’s 20 years since polytechnics became universities – and there’s no going back by Peter Scott

Twenty years ago, the polytechnics became universities. But what should be an occasion for celebration has been clouded by condescension verging on hostility. Ten years ago, things were better. When I moved from a Russell Group to a "post-1992" university I had no sense of crossing a great divide. Most people assumed the old distinction between universities and polytechnics was...

NICESA membership awareness train reached UNIBEN, as Don counselled students on politics

As part of the efforts at sensitizing their colleagues on the activities of the students arm of Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, the leadership of NICESA paid courtesy visit to University of Benin on On the 3rd day of august 2012. The Head of Department, Civil and Structural Department, Dr. Orie and other senior lecturers received the team. In his...

The clumsy arithmetic of the 2011 subsidy By Olatunji Ariyomo

CONTRARY to the erroneous impression being peddled by Nigerian change warriors who often devote ample time and effort to lament and lampoon the paltry sum of N1.7trillion paid as phony subsidy to a group of Nigerians for PMS consumed in year 2011, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Honorable Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Nigerian Economy has...

Engineers honour Awoyinfa, task govt on science parks

AMID growing public concern over the nation's dwindling fortunes in the areas of science and technological development, engineers have advocated the adoption of science park initiative by higher institutions in the country towards creating employment opportunities for young graduates. The concept, parks according to, Secretary-General Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, and Immediate Past Vice Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University,...

INAUGURAL ADDRESS BY THE 28th PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS, ENGR. MUSTAFA BALARABE SHEHU

In few weeks time, it will be a year that our President was elected to pilot the affair of Nigerian engineers. I can say he has delivered in most of his pan. This is for record purpose .   INAUGURAL ADDRESS BY THE 28th PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS, ENGR. MUSTAFA BALARABE SHEHU, FNSE ON THE 11th FEBRUARY 2012 AT THE...

Sustainable electricity: how Nigeria can get it right – By Olatunji Ariyomo

First I wish to reproduce the report in today’s (Monday, 21 November 2011) edition of a national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune titled “Nigeria may never have stable power supply — Minister” by Tunde Dodondawa, Lagos. It is reproduced below: The Federal Government has said stable power supply may never be achieved in the country if the structures remain the same. Speaking...

Wanted: New Breed of Engineers

The question that engineers ask themselves as Nigeria continues to take stock of its 50 years of political independence is; what future is there for the engineering profession? This was also the recurrent theme at the October Lecture series of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, held recently in Abuja. Emeka Ezeh, director-general of the Bureau of Public Procurement,...

Engineering Is Not Science by Henry Petroski

...And confusing the two keeps us from solving the problems of the world In political discourse, public policy debates, and the mass media, engineering is often a synonym for science. This confusion might seem an innocuous shorthand for headline writers, but it can leave politicians, policymakers, and the general public unable to make informed decisions about the technical challenges facing...

FOR THE RECORD: ENGINEERS (REGISTRATION, ETC.) ACT : A Degree Establishing COREN

ENGINEERS (REGISTRATION, ETC.) ACT ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Establishment of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, etc. 1.             Establishment of the Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria. 2.             Financial provisions. 3.             Control of Council by Minister. The register 4.             Preparation and maintenance of the register. 5.             Publication of register and lists of corrections. Registration 6.             Registration as engineers 7.             Titles to be used by registered persons. 8.             Transfer...