NSE calls for paradigm shift in agriculture

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) on Friday called for a paradigm shift to move the agriculture sector from subsistence to commercial practises that would lead to rapid industrial growth. The NSE made the call in a communiqué issued at the end of the International Engineering Conference and Annual General Meeting of the society in Abuja. The NSE President, Mr Mustafa Shehu, read...

Mass. high-tech startup launches device that transforms any bike into an electric-hybrid

A Massachusetts startup is launching a new device that transforms almost any bicycle into an electric-hybrid vehicle using an app on a smartphone. The device, called the Copenhagen Wheel, is installed as part of a rear hub of a bike wheel and is packed with a proprietary computer, batteries and sensors that monitor how hard a rider is pedaling...

INVITATION TO THE INAUGURATION OF THE 29th PRESIDENT OF NSE, ENGR. ADEMOLA ISAAC OLORUNFEMI, FNSE

     Dear Distinguished Council Members, Those who attended the AGM on Thursday 12th December would recall that the invitation cards for the inauguration of Engr. Ademola Olorunfemi, FNSE where distributed with the AGM report. While we make efforts to deliver hard copies to those who did not attend the AGM or did not get the IV, please find attached, soft copies of...

Industrialisation is an imperative for Africa by Kingsley Ighobor

CARLOS Lopes, the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), often talks about Toblerone, the famous chocolate bar manufactured in Switzerland by Kraft Foods, an $18 billion company. Cocoa for Toblerone bars is imported, probably from Africa, where 70% of the world's cocoa is harvested. Lopes once pointed this out to Cote d'Ivoire's president, Alassane...

The New 2014 Executive of Nigerian Society of Engineers

We wish to appreciate all that attended the 2013 NSE Annual Confernce and General Meeting in Abuja and your support for making it a success. We acknowledge the support you gave to all the contestant for the various Executive positions, also your sacrifice in ensuring that some of us are voted in to serve you in various capacities for the...

NNPC refutes CBN claim of non-remittance of $49.8bn

Central-Bank-of-Nigeria-CBN10 December 2013, Sweetcrude, Abuja -The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has refuted allegations contained in a Central Bank of Nigeria memo to President Goodluck Jonathan claiming that the Corporation failed to remit $49.8 billion revenue receipt from crude oil sales to the federation account between january 2012 and July 2013.In the memo dated September, 25 2013, the CBN...

TAKING THE LEAP FROM VALUE ADDITION TO INDUSTRIALIZATION by Calestous Juma

The last 50 years have seen dramatic expansion in higher education. But the growth was hardly been linked to economic transformation. The country’s most important resource, youth, has yet to receive the kind of policy attention that would make it a strategic driver of economic transformation... Prof. Calestous Juma     Kenya’s 50th independence anniversary is an opportunity to take stock of...

Brunel University is to give grants of £1,250 a month to 40 women on postgraduate engineering courses

The Brunel University project will give grants of £1,250 a month to 40 women on postgraduate engineering courses.It's part of a £25m pilot scheme to boost postgraduate study, particularly among under-represented groups."Only around a quarter of students on engineering master's courses are women," said Brunel engineering lecturer, Petra Gratton."Bluntly speaking, that has to change if UK engineering is going...

UTILISING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARKS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT—- NAN

Analysts often argue that science and technology park programmes can transform Nigeria’s landscape for socio-economic development.They are also quick to point at the increasing number of such parks and their impact on economic development of many developed nations.Perhaps, it was against this notion that Prof. Hassan Alidou, Director and Country Representative of UNESCO in Nigeria, said that science parks...

Private investors will finance the construction of a N220 billion Fourth Mainland Bridge in Lagos

In May 2013, while opening the then newly completed First West African cable-Stayed Bridge in Lagos, The Governor of Lagos has declared, :“Of course, the compelling need for a 4th Mainland Bridge and possibly a 5th and 6th bridge and expanded ferry services are all now no longer debatable. We are still working ceaselessly to start the commencement of the...

Technology has globalised communications. Now we have to globalise compassion and citizenship.

  what is your message to the those people attending the Guardian's New York summit next week?My message to the industry is this: work with us to seize the great opportunities of our time. The advance of information technology and the advent of social media have given us powerful new tools not only to reach people, but to promote action...

Nigerian Society of Engineers, 2013 International Conference, Abuja 9th-13th Dec 2013 (details)

Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) CALLING!!!!!! Now that the first early bird registration has closed, the fees for this year NSE Conference starting from Nov 1st 2013 are as follows: Fellows Registration:     40,000 Corporate Registration: N40,000 Graduates Registration:  N10,000 Spouses Registration: N5000 Students Registration: N2,000 International Participants: $250 You can pay as you register online using your ATM Card (Mastercard or Verve Card) option. Now you can register at nights or...

FROM ‘OPON-IMO’ TO ‘ALLON KARATU’ (Moving Osun State ICT revolution to Kano?) by Auwal Sani Anwar

  The first time I met Gov. Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, I came off with a feeling like I had just been hypnotized. It was at the launching of a book written by Salihu Moh’d Lukman titled ‘2015: Manifesto of Nigerian Opposition Politics’ at the Yaradua Centre in Abuja in January, 2013. He was given an opportunity to...

Technology is the way out for Employment Generation in Nigerian, says Barth Ukaegbu, Lagos Chairman, NATE

  Mr. Bartholomew Ukaegbu is the Chairman, Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering, Lagos Branch. In this interview with Okechukwu Nnodim, he says technologists should start small-scale industries in areas of their professional competences How relevant are technologists to Nigeria’s economic development? Let me start by telling you that Nigeria is striving to be one of the 20 industrialised nations of the world by...

“Education is not a way to escape poverty – It is a way of fighting it.” Julius Nyerere

International Workshop on Education and Poverty Eradication Kampala, Uganda, 30 July to 3 August 2001 “Education is not a way to escape poverty – It is a way of fighting it.” Julius Nyerere, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania "Education is not a way to escape poverty - It is a way of fighting it." Julius Nyerere 1. Context Poverty Eradication and Education During...