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The World's Most Expensive Soap

The “most expensive soap in the world,” made of pure gold dust, olive oil and virgin honey and embedded with diamonds, was unveiled by Khan Al-Saboun Bader Hassoun and Sons at the Qatar Pool and Spa 2013 at the Doha Exhibition Centre yesterday. Weighing around 100gm and with a price tag of $3,800, the soap dubbed ‘Qatar Royal Soap’ with the word ‘Qatar’ in Arabic inscribed on it, is being dedicated to Qatar and its great achievements in many fields, especially in winning the bid to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup.

NSE CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP ONLINE PROCEDURES (Updated)

NSE CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP ONLINE PROCEDURES ONLINE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR APRIL 2017 DIET Please read through these instructions very well before filling the application form. 1.    Click on this  Link  to access the Registration Form 2.    Click on the  Download link  to download the Acknowledgment and Statement of Experience form as this will be needed during the registration. 3.    Choose your category as it applies to you. The description of each category is on the right side. Please read through the description very well, changing category after application will attract a N5,000 penalty fee. On choosing your desired category, the application fee will load appropriately. 4. Choose your Discipline as it applies to you and select your SubDiscipline from the drop down menu accordingly. 5.    Fill all the basic details on the first step of registration correctly; especially your email address and phone numbers as these are very crucial for communicating

Who is a Technician, Technologist or Engineer?

Technicians In general,  technicians  have a two year degree such as A.A.S, or A.S.E.T. Technicians with an associate degree can transfer to a bachelor of technology program and complete the bachelor's degree in another two years. However, associate degree in engineering technology is not able to have smooth transfer into engineering degree program without losing many credits. Technicians are most often employed in service jobs. The work typically involves equipment installation, troubleshooting and repair, testing and measuring, maintenance and adjustment, manufacturing, or operation. Technicians in these positions are sometimes called field service technicians, field service engineers, or customer representatives. Technicians also work as engineering technicians, lab technicians, engineering assistant, or associate engineer.

FG Should Listen to ASUP by Moses Ukagba

I want use this medium to call on all concern especially the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Labour to please and please look into the agitation of ASUP members. It will be recall that ASUP members i.e Academic Staff Union Of Polytechnic have been on strike for more than 3 months now. This have result to the halt of all academic activities in most of our Nation Polytechnic. The lecturers have been on strike demanding among others better working condition, infrastructure improvement, and an end to discrimination of polytechnic graduates. It weird that even in the western world where we copy our system of education from, they don't discriminate between Technically oriented graduate and Theoretically oriented graduates. In fact in most instance, the former is more regarded than the latter. One begins to wonder where this discrimination between the HND and Bsc holders originated from? Before one becomes a HND graduate, such an individual

SAFETY MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION by Giwa Kehinde

Good house keeping should be maintained at all situations. Safety hemlets, shoes, belts should be given to the workers to avoid the causes of injuries Do not interfere with fire fighting equipment and electrical circuits Proper labour shed has to be provided to the labour Proper ventilation, lighting facilities, drinking water and sanitary facilities should be provided to the labour Ensures Implementation of law of the land with respect to safety and health. Create safety organization with Health and First aid facilities. Adequate budget. Standard, quality & timely supply of personnel protective equipment. Neat based and adequate safety auditing and training to site management team & others Organization for house keeping and deployment of qualified P& M person. Incident and injury free work place. Safety promotional activities. Availability of recognized health care center. Adequate provision of fire prevention systems. No child labour. No smoking. Appropriate badges fo

The Build Africa Forum discusses Infrastructure in Africa

The Build Africa Forum announces the participation of President Vicente Fox, Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, & Professor Xavier Sala-I-Martin at the Global Forum On Infrastructure in Africa. The two day forum on infrastructure in Africa will be held on February 5-7, 2014, in Brazzaville, Congo. The BUILD Africa Forum (http://www.buildafricaforum.com) is pleased to announce the participation of global leaders during the two day forum on infrastructure in Africa, to be held under the High Patronage of Denis Sassou N’Guesso, President of the Republic of the Congo, on February 5-7, 2014, in Brazzaville, Congo.

Affordable Housing: From Dream to Reality By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Today, exactly 14 months after His Excellency convened the Housing Retreat in November 2014, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will launch the Nigeria Mortgage Finance Company (NMRC), signalling the beginning of a process that would finally increase opportunities for Nigerians to own their homes at an affordable price. Today’s event will also involve the reinvigoration of mass housing initiatives which will, along with the NMRC, give the housing sector the necessary fillip to start realising its great potential for the good of the country. But it is not only individual Nigerians that will benefit from the establishment of the NMRC and the Jonathan administration’s stronger focus on mass housing. The country as a whole will also gain significantly from the unleashing of a sector which has the capacity to transform the entire economy through millions of direct and indirect jobs as well many other ancillary benefits. To appreciate the significance of this, let us consider a few facts.

Punch Editorial: LCC makes N15m a day on Lekki toll gate – Investigation BY KUNLE FALAYI AND TUNDE AJAJA

Liadi left his Lekki home in his SUV for Victoria Island. He is a regular motorist who shuttles between Lekki and other parts of the Lagos Island. But this day, he had already passed through the toll plaza at Admiralty Way before he remembered that he had forgotten a very important document which he left on his bed. He was so furious with himself because he didn’t have any other choice but to drive back home to be able to make any headway in his business that day. And when he thought about the rigours of passing through the toll plaza especially where he would have to queue for minutes to be able to pay his toll, he was full of regret that he still had to endure the experience. Liadi told Saturday PUNCH, “I was stuck in traffic as a result of the gridlock at the  toll-gate at Admiralty Way for a long time around 9 am that day. I had paid my usual N150 at the toll-gate and was on my way to VI when I remembered that I had forgotten a vital document at home.

Nigerian doctor runs his hospital on corn cobs and used bike parts

In the small farming town of Eruwa, Nigeria, goats graze outside the entrance of a low concrete building. Inside, mothers recline with their babies on worn, well-used beds. This is Eruwa’s main hospital. It isn't fancy, and it isn’t meant to be. “For me, it doesn't matter what it looks like, as long as it's functional,” says Dr. Oluyombo Awojobi. He founded the hospital 27 years ago on that philosophy. What keeps his hospital running — and growing — are cheap, simple devices that he designs and makes himself. “I'm using materials readily available in my backyard,” he says.

NSE, NIGERIA AND VISION 20-2020: A STRATEGIC MISSION BY ENGR. ADEMOLA ISAAC OLORUNFEMI

NSE, NIGERIA AND VISION 20-2020: A STRATEGIC MISSION SPEECH DELIVERED BY ENGR. ADEMOLA ISAAC OLORUNFEMI, FNSE ON THE OCCASION OF HIS INVESTITURE AS THE 29TH PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS ON SATURDAY, 11TH JANUARY, 2014 P rotocols: Preamble Let me briefly acknowledge all our distinguished professional colleagues here present. I sincerely appreciate all of you for the decision taken two years ago in electing me Deputy President, which has today qualified me to take over the mantle of leadership of our great Society. I am indeed, humbled by the confidence reposed in me by that singular action. There is probably no other higher honour that can be so conferred to equal the trust and confidence of professional peers. Today, then, ‘is the day, the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it…’ Psalm 118: 24. I give glory to God, Almighty, for this privilege given us to witness yet another smooth transition in the leadership of our great Society. I mus