Fuel shortage in Nigeria: Hope in sight?

Efforts by the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corpo-ration (NNPC), and other private sector participants to find a lasting solution to the lingering fuel crisis has received a boost as Warri and Kaduna Refineries have commenced operation.The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, Dr. Levi Ajuonuma, confirmed this...

Tunisia, most electrified country in Africa

Tunisia has become the most electrified country in Africa according to a recent report on "Powering Africa" published by African Business. Tunisia which is credited with an electrification rate of 99% comes ahead of Algeria, 98%, Egypt 98%, Libya 97%, Mauritius 94%, Morocco 85% and South Africa 70%. The report which was released in January 2010 issue of the magazine,...

INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF THE 27TH PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS, ENGR. CHIEF OLUMUYIWA ALADE AJIBOLA

INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF THE 27TH PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS, ENGR. CHIEF OLUMUYIWA ALADE AJIBOLA, FNSE, C.ENG. ON 16TH JANUARY, 2010 AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, ABUJA 1.0 INTRODUCTION I give God all the glory for making this day a reality. Though the journey has been long and arduous, like the proverbial King David in the Holy Bible, I humbly testify that...

Nigerian Society Of Engineers At 50: The Challenges, The Prospects  By Engr. Bello Gwarzo Abdullahi

Nigerian Society Of Engineers At 50: The Challenges, The Prospects  By Engr. Bello Gwarzo Abdullahi, MNSE  “Just as by standing on the shoulders of giants we can become even bigger giants, so it is that by climbing on the spires of skyscrapers, engineers can reach for ever taller skyscrapers. If this be hubris, it is an admirable trait that has, on balance, led...

Women task female students on engineering

Warri chapter of Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) has charged female secondary school students across the country to shake off the apathy of having in focus the study of engineering as their future professional career. Giving the charge shortly after a career talk organised by the association for female secondary school students, Vice Chairman...

GE Internship Program 2009/10 (Lagos & Ghana)

At GE we believe in hiring exceptional individuals, and giving them unbeatable opportunities to build the career of their dream. As a diversified company involved in technology, media, and financial services, and operating in more than 160 countries, we offer a wide range of avenues to express your abilities and develop your potentials. Our employees are guaranteed a solid...

Immortalising Professor Ayodele Awojobi By Tunde Fagbenle

Way back in the 70s right up to the 80s, a fiery enigmatic genius bestrode our land like a Colossus. His name was Ayodele Awojobi. He was in his 30s when he became a professor of engineering at the University of Lagos (Unilag), the youngest ever then, after a First Class B.Sc. from University of London and PhD from Imperial...

It is necessary to feel proud that your institution is now on the international map- Dr Olatunji

ADDRESS OF THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS AT ITS 2009 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HOLDING AT ROCKVIEW HOTEL, ABUJA ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 9, 2009 Fathers in the Civil Engineering Profession Distinguished Fellows and Members of NICE Ladies and Gentlemen, 1.0 INTRODUCTION It gives me a great pleasure to welcome you to this special 2009 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of our great...

NOTICE FOR NSE 2010 GRADUATESHIP EXAMINATION.

Please take note of the following information for Nigeria Society of Engineers’ Graduate membership examination. 1.  The Graduate membership examination will be discontinued by the   end of 2011. 2.   Hence fresh application for Part I will no longer be considered. 3. But only Part1 resit and the Part II, which comprises of core courses and electives as contained in the syllabus, will be...

‘Building contractors are rendering quantity surveyors redundant’

Government is responsible for the protection of lives and property of citizens in the country. But a lot of damages have been done for a long time. This means that solution cannot come in one fall. It has to be gradual but it has to be consistent and it must be monitored. If laws are made and are not...

Outage threatens multi-billion naira equipment at UCH

The National President of Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, Dr. Ade Tade, on Thursday, urged the Federal Government to improve on power supply to specialists and teaching hospitals in the country. He said poor power supply was threatening the multi-billion naira equipment supplied by VAMED to some hospitals. Tade stated this during a facility tour of some...

De-Industrialization of Nigerian economy

FACTS have begun to emerged how the poor electricity supply in the country has led and contributed to factory closures and declining manufacturing sector in Nigeria, leading millions of job loses. In fact, in the Textile/garment as well as Chemical/Leather sectors of the economy, constant power failure in the country has either led to and was a major factor to...

Chavez launches $15 mobile phone with a name to make his mother blush

It is perhaps the world's cheapest mobile phone. It is the latest offering from Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution. And its name is derived from a slang word for penis. Behold the Vergatorio. Venezuela's president launched the handset on his TV show with a Mother's Day call to his mum and predicted it would conquer all rivals. "This telephone will be...

Shoes made for talking … to your phone

A startup is working on a product that can tell you exactly what it's like to walk a mile in someone else's shoes — because the insoles record every touch of pressure. ESoles Inc., which makes custom insoles for athletic shoes, has created prototype insoles with pressure sensors that relay their information wirelessly to a nearby cell phone. Then an...

How rail will solve problem of mass transit

Perhaps in no other African city is efficient rail system most desirable than Nigeria, the continent's most populous country, and Lagos, its economic nerve centre. With the near total collapse of the rail system built by the colonial administration, and consolidated upon by the early nationalists of the first republic, there has been a growing gap in Nigeria's transportation...