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Chinese Military's Secret to Success: European Engineering

 If the People's Liberation Army went to war tomorrow, it would field an arsenal bristling with hardware from some of America's closest allies: Germany, France and Britain. Most of China's advanced surface warships are powered by German and French-designed diesel engines. Chinese destroyers have French sonar, anti-submarine-warfare helicopters and surface-to-air missiles. Above the battlefield, British jet engines drive PLA fighter bombers and anti-ship strike aircraft. The latest Chinese surveillance aircraft are fitted with British airborne early warning radars. Some of China's best attack and transport helicopters rely on designs from Eurocopter, a subsidiary of pan-European aerospace and defense giant EADS.

Developing Non-Oil Sector of the Economy: Figures behind the facts! by Kelechi Deca

I took time to delete issues bothering on father and daughter exchange of letters from my menu this morning while taking a glimpse at some of the figures jumping out at me from my table as I work on my week-end production, and I would say the likely impact of this is so huge. To clear my mind so I can focus on more important tasks ahead, let me share this with you. Why we are dying because of petroleum, the telecommunications industry in Nigeria has risen from contributing zero growth to the economy in 2001 to about 8.5 per cent to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as at 2012.


The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is currently working to develop technology "that sucks up the gas es necessary to produce synthetic jet fuel ships right out of the water the ships tread." According to the National Journal , this research coincides with a Department of the Navy pledge "to cut petroleum use in the services commercial fleet in half by 2015, and produce at least 50 percent of its jets fuel using alternative sources by 2020."

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 the communiqué. According to the communiqué, the sector needs fresh impetuses to enable Nigeria achieve food security for its citizens, especially in the development of relevant machinery for small-scale farmers.

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 whee l and is packed with a proprietary computer, batteries and sensors that monitor how hard a rider is pedaling and activate an onboard motor whenever support is needed. The device uses wireless connectivity to communicate with the biker's smartphone to track distance traveled and elevation gained, share with friends the number of calories burned and lock the wheel remotely as soon as the owner walks away from the bike. "The motor integrates itself with the rider's motion very, very seamlessly," said Assaf Biderman, who co-invented the device at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's SENSEable City Lab, where he is associate director. "It's almost like having a riding companion riding together with you, making the



OPEN LETTER TO NEWLY EXECUTIVE OF NSE TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN MUCH IS EXPECTED It is with great pleasure that 2013 is 99.2% folding and the Nigerian Society of Engineers through her just concluded AGM witness the election of Seasoned and Crops of leaders mostly fellows of the society that will steer the ship of our great society for the next couple of years.  Be that as it may be, I encourage the newly executive under the leadership of Engr. Olorunfami Issac, FNSE to come up with their laudable programmes for the incoming year, if possible pasted on this great social media forum that has help millions of NSE members to contribute to the growth and development of our society through healthy discussion, advice and cross ferterlization of ideas that will move our society to an enviable platform.


 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 the invitation cards.

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 Ouattara, and lamented the fact that only about 10% of the money from chocolates goes to cocoa producers, while the rest remains in the rich chocolate-producing countries. Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana produce 53% of the world's cocoa. But oddly, chocolates on supermarket shelves in the leading cocoa-producing countries come from countries that don't produce cocoa. Time is now

A vacancy for the position of a "Business Manager" to help with what we are doing at Onel Consults.

A vacancy for the position of a "Business Manager" to help with what we are doing at Onel Consults. Industry: Pharmaceuticals Expected background: Not specific, though a background in the health sciences would be an advantage. Formal work experience would be an advantage. Job Description: 1.Engage in brainstorming sessions with stakeholders to provide solution to business challenges (in other words, have a lot of fun). 2.Serve as a training manager 3.Supervise web-content publishing. 4.Work with the Programme manager to design and manage new projects. Age: Below 33 Office: Mainland, Lagos. - Ikeja LGA Expected Competencies:

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 next one year. Thank you with all promise that we will no t fail you, we desired your prayers and support. We will get there. 2014 Executives President.                              Engr Isaac Ademola Olorunfemi FNSE Deputy President.                   Engr Otis Anyaeji FNSE

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 governor, Lamido Sanusi noted that the NNPC has yet to account for, and repatriate to the Federation Account, an amount in excess of $49.804 billion or 76% of the value of oil lifted in the same period.


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 the country’s past. But more importantly, it is a moment to look to the future. The last two decades have been dominated by constitutional discussions. This was inevitable. Kenya’s post-independence constitution was designed to maintain socio-economic continuity. It reinforced Kenya’s position as an agricultural economy supplying raw materials to Western countries. Kenya got accustomed to this role and continued to be defined by its coffee, tea, flowers and tourism. But no country can build a durable future on the basis of export of raw materials. Despite today’s fascination with Africa’s r

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 to continue to compete as successfully as it currently does. "Encouraging more women into the profession is vital to the country's economic future." Ms Gratton added that the project would explore what holds back female engineers "from realising their full career potential". "While some may see this as positive discrimination the stark reality is that UK plc can no longer afford not to exploit fully this enormous potential talent pool. "Every British engineering company will tell you they face crippling

Wonderful Preparation: Abuja 2013---------Up NSE

The Nigerian Engineers under the umbrella of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) are already gathering at Abuja for the 2013 Annual Conference. Kudos to the National Excos under the leadership of Engr M.B. Shehu FNSE, the Conference Planning Committee CPC headed by Engr Valerie Agberagba FNSE, the Council Members and others who have made the preparations unique.  To those still on their way to the Conference, we wish them safe trip. We shall keep updating you as he event goes on. Up NSE!!!!!! Engr. Adeniran Ibitoye Live from Abuja  —


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 provide a platform for linkage between science and business. Alidou said if promoted in Nigeria, the parks would stimulate dynamic evolution in technology, boost commercialisation of innovations, and contribute to Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP). According to him, science and technology parks would fast-track the development of incubation, and small and medium scale enterprises.

Registration & Accreditation for the NSE Conference & AGM “Abuja 2013”

Registration & Accreditation for the NSE Conference & AGM “Abuja 2013” for Members who haven’t registered and or paid yet will begin on Sunday the 8th of December, 2013 at the Radio House, opposite the ICC as from 12 Noon. Members who have paid but have not submitted any registration online or by paper are all expected to do their registration at the Radio House. If you have not paid, the banks and the NSE Accounts Unit will be on hand to receive payments. POS Machines will also be available for Members who will like to pay using their ATM Cards. At the Payment Stand you will be issued with a paper form to fill. After payment, you are expected to go to the Accounts Stand. Here you will be issued with an official receipt. You then proceed to the Registration Stand with your official  receipt and the paper form and are registered. There will be 15 stands registering and you can register at any one of them. Each of the 15 stands will be clearly labelled. Please note the stan

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 4th Mainland Bridge and we have made lots of progress to soon commence an alternative mode of crossing the Lagoon from Lekki to Ikorodu with the completion of the Ipakodo and Badore ferry terminals, as we race to conclude the Osborne Terminal that will complete what I call the Lagos Lagoon ferry triangle,” Gov Raji Fashola (May 2013)