Computer Visionary Who Invented the Mouse By John Markoff

Douglas C. Engelbart was 25, just engaged to be married and thinking about his future when he had an epiphany in 1950 that would change the world. He had a good job working at a government aerospace laboratory in California, but he wanted to do something more with his life, something of value that might last, even outlive him. Then...

Nigeria needs N4.3tr to tackle shoreline erosion By Ekene Okoro

Nigeria requires not less than N4.3trillion to tackle effects of coastal erosion and ocean surge across the 853km shorelines across nine states of the federation.This was the submission of the Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Adesegun Oniru, on Tuesday, just as he tasked the Federal Government to put in place special budget to tackle erosion to avoid...

Rowland Adewunmi: Transportation – The Road To Nowhere

Macroeconomic indices have shown that for many growing economies, the value added by transport to the economy accounts for 3 to 8 percent of GDP while employment in transport sector ranges between 2.5 and 11.5 percent of total paid employment. For a struggling economy like Nigeria, intensified investment in transport will not only create millions of jobs, but also...

WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE DR. KADIRI OBAFEMI HAMZAT AT THE INAUGURATION OF THE LEKKIIKOYI BRIDGE

COURTESIES It is with great pleasure that I welcome everyone to this historic event which again reinforces our determination to move our dear State to a community of the next century. It is the coming to full circle of a State determined to provide its people the quality and quantum of infrastructure that will enable us realize our full potential...

Beyond The Recommendations Of The Oronsaye Committee Report By Theophilus Ilevbare

In spite of repeated assurance from the government to appropriately down size its unwieldy work force and cost of governance, most Nigerians doubt the commitment of the government to fully implement the recommendations of the Presidential committee on Rationalisation and Restructuring of Federal Government parastatals, commissions and agencies headed by Steve Oronsaye. The committee recommended the scrapping of 102...

Dangote Set to Build Refinery in Nigeria

  Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, plans to invest up to $8bn to build a Nigerian oil refinery with a capacity of around 400,000 barrels a day by late 2016, the tycoon told Reuters on Tuesday. This will almost double Nigeria’s current refining capacity. “This will really help not only Nigeria but sub-Saharan Africa. There has not been a new refinery for a...

NICE inaugurated EKSU chapter: Challenges Students

On 26TH MARCH, 2013, NICESA Ekiti State University Chapter was inaugurated by the National chairman fo Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, Engr S. A. Lawal at PROGRAMME OF EVENT ARRIVAL OF GUESTS: The Guests that were present at EKSU NICESA Inauguration on 26th,March,2013 are Prof .J.O. Aribisla ( Deputy Vice chancellor, Eksu), Prof.S.B.Adeyemo(Dean of the Faculty of Engineering),Engr.S.O Fatuase(Sub-Dean,...

Now Your car can run in air

An English inventor, Peter Dearman has claimsed to create ‘green’ air-powered vehicle.. he modified his run-down jalopy - a 25-year-old Vauxhall Nova - to run on nothing but air. It won't produce any emissions because it uses only air Dearman's propulsion system operates similarly to a steam engine, except he uses very cold liquid air. He said he chose liquid air...

I HAD NO PLAN TO OWN A COMPANY – ENGR OLU OGUNDUYILE

Chief Executive Officer, Kenol Engineering Company Limited, Engr. Olu Ogunduyile, tells BOSEDE OLUSOLA-OBASA the stories of the company at 25 and his personal life What is the meaning of Kenol? It is a combination of my name and my wife’s name. She is Kenny (so the ken came from her name); and I am Olawale (so the ol came from my...

Lesson One: Be Observant!

Just a little safety lessonA professor is giving the first year medical students their first lecture on autopsies, and decides to give them a few basics before starting."You must be capable of two things to do an autopsy.The first thing is that you must have no sense of fear." At this point, the lecturer sticks his finger into the...

TELEPHONE CONVERSATION: between a Yahoo Yahoo boy and potential Maga (Akpos).

☎Griiinn! Grrrin.Akpos: Hello? Who am I speaking with Pls?Yahoo boy: Ah, don't u know who is calling?Akpos: No I don't, the number is restricted.Yahoo boy: How is Nigeria?Akpos: Nigeria is fine but who am I speaking with?Yahoo boy: It's your friend from London.Akpos: I have a couple of friends in London. which of them is this?Yahoo boy: Just guess.Akpos:...

Amazing Facts about China

In the past 15 years, China has moved from 14th place to 2nd place in the world in published scientific research articles.China now possesses the fastest supercomputer on the entire globe.Chinese people consume 50,000 cigarettes every second.China currently controls more than 90% of the total global supply of rare earth elements.China is currently the number one producer in the...

FLOOD MENACE IN NIGERIA: PLATEAU STATE FLOOD DISASTER by Engr OKEY EZEMA

As the rainy season draws near, we should have a retrospect to help us evaluate the level of destruction of lives and properties by flood in 2012 to enable us prepare for what lies ahead. The year 2012 cannot be forgotten quickly in Nigeria especially with respect to flood disaster. From Kano to Adamawa,Taraba to Kaduna,Kogi to Anambra ,Lagos to...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NSE & COREN? FOR THE YOUNG, UPCOMING & INTENDING ENGINEERS.

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COREN AND NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS The two are separate and different bodies so that they cannot be referred to interchangeably. The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) is a voluntary association established by the practitioners of the profession while the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) is a statutory organ of Federal Government, established by...

Young African Invented Cardiopad

  24-year-old Arthur Zang, a Cameroonian engineer, invented the Cardiopad. The Cardiopad is a portable, touch screen device that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram to be performed at remote locations while results of the test, are transferred wirelessly to specialists who can interpret them. How does it work? Firstly, the CardioPad like the electrocardiogram allows examination. "The goal of this...