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LET MERIT SPEAK FOR YOU....Dapo Lam urges 2014 Graduate Industrial Loan Scheme Applicants.

Oyo State Commissioner for Industry,Applied Science and Technology Mr. Adedapo Lam-Adesina today Thursday 28th August,2014 at a meeting with all applicants for the 2014 Graduate Industrial Development Loan Scheme charged them on the need to let merit be the deciding factor in selecting beneficiaries. He spoke against the backdrop of some applicants who had been lobbying him through different channels to favour them above others. He noted the need for young people to imbibe the spirit of fair play in all ways and to let transparency be their watchword. He assured of the transparency of the scheme in all ramifications and the fact that on the long run all applicants will be able to access the loan.He also reminded the applicants of his earlier speech during the opening ceremony on how the scheme which had been moribound for years was revived in six months of his assumption of Office in his bid to assist the numerous unemployed youth in the state. In their response, the applican

NASSI Honours Dapo Lam Adesina with Award on Industrial Integrity and Reputation for Promoting Good Governance in Oyo State

The Oyo State Commissioner for Industry,Applied Science and Technology,Mr. Adedapo Lam-Adesina was today honoured with an Award of Excellence by the Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industries (NASSI). The Award was presented at the office of the Honourable Commissioner as he was unavoidably absent at the event held recently. The award is in recognition of Mr Adedapo Lam-Adesina's industrial integrity and reputation for promoting good governance in Oyo State. The Commissioner thanked the National Association of Small Scale Industries for the Award and promised to do all within his capacity to support Small Scale Industries. Mr.Adedapo Lam-Adesina further expressed his commitment to the development of Small Scale Industries which is the bedrock of every economy. It will be recalled that since his assumption of office, the Honourable Commissioner has been passionate and very supportive of the Small and Medium Scale Sector. Some of his achievement in the small scale


DID YOU KNOW • Did you know that the Nigerian Society of Engineers Abuja Branch became a Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers in 1985. • Did you know that Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo, FNSE was the first Chairman of NSE Abuja Branch and Engr. Christopher Nna Chigboh - first General Secretary. • Did you know that two Past Chairmen of NSE Abuja Branch - Engr. Charles Aniweta Mbanefo, FNSE and Engr. Kashim Abdul Ali, FNSE, MNI, have served as Presidents of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. • Did you know that the Immediate Past Governor of Niger State, Engr. A.A. Kure, FNSE was Chairman of NSE Abuja Branch from 1988-1990 • Did you know that the First Nigerian Female Civil Engineer and First Nigerian Female Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Engr. Ebele Okeke, FNSE is a member of NSE Abuja and also was the First Chairperson of Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) Abuja Chapter • Did you know that NSE Abuja Branch has produced two

Globacom Launches Security Identity card for NURTW

Considering the risk and hazards involved in road transport business, a leading telecommunication outfit, in Nigeria, Globacom has launched a security identity card for members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers. The automated teller machine code card is a group accident insurance card with an assured one million naira in case of death and eight hundred and fifty thousand naira in the event of permanent disability. In order to benefit from this initiative by Glo, members of NURTW are to send a toll free SMS to 30003 and to recharge a minimum of N1000 Glo airtime monthly. The multi purpose  card will serve as a cooperate ID for financial transactions as well as a database for all members of National Union of Road Transport Work. Globacom is doing this as part of its corporate social responsibility as the use of this card by members of NURTW will  help in curbing crimes that are most times committed under the disguise of the union. Source: NTA

Google’s driverless car might not be completely self driving anymore

Google has been undoubtedly working really hard to find a foot in the field of extraordinary vehicles. Speaking of extraordinary vehicles, Google’s dream self driving car is certainly one of the most extraordinary vehicles that mankind has seen. But the California Department of Motor Vehicles seems to be in the mood to spoil the dream of Google. According to the reports, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has said he the car must have some features which will allow a driver to take control of the vehicle in need. Google has been working on the project of self driving cars for a long time now and on the verge of completing the car, the company might just be needed to make some immediate basic changes to the model. Earlier this year in May, Google had unveiled its dream project, a car where the driver has been replaced by a Software and the steering wheel with buttons. The car is probably one of the most unorthodox looking models to be unveiled in the history of vehicles

vacancy Vacancy Vacancy at Wood Group

Wood Group - An international energy services company with around $7bn sales employing about 40,000 people worldwide and operating in more than 50 countries. The Group provides a range of engineering, production support, and maintenance management services to the oil & gas, and power generation industries worldwide. As a result of forming a new JV engineering operation in Nigeria with Dover Engineering, JWG Nigeria limited is now looking to employ engineering professionals into our Lagos office. All applicants are expected to have completed their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. We are recruiting to fill the following positions below: 1.) Senior Discipline Engineer 2.) Senior Project Engineer 3.) Process Designer 4.) Electrical Engineer 5.) Mechanical Engineer 6.) Instrumentation and Control Engineer 7.) Pipeline Engineer 8.) Project Engineer 9.) Risers 10.) Discipline Engineer 11.) Project Engine 12.) Senior Designer Application Clo

Vacancy: National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS)

Vacancy Vacancy Vacancy National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (or the National Institute), Kuru, near Jos, Plateau State was conceived as a high-level centre institution with the primary objectives of serving as the nation's foremost policy�, developing a crop of top-class technocrats of high intellectual capacity, who will conceptualize and anchor the implementation of innovative and dynamic polic y initiatives and strategies critical for national development. Established by Decree No. 20 of 1979 (now known as Act 20 CAP 626 of 1990), the National Institute is a Federal parastatal in the Presidency, in view of the importance attached to its functions. National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru Jos Nigeria invites suitable qualified Nigerians to fill the following positions below: 1.) Secretary/Director of Administration 2.) Director of Studies 3.) Director of Research 4.) D

Graduate & Experienced Recruitment at International Medical Corps (4 Positions)

Graduate & Experienced Recruitment at International Medical Corps (4 Positions) International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global humanitarian non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and medical relief programs. IMC has been operating in Nigeria since November 2013 to build the capacity of local health system and the communities and ensure the provision of quality, accessible health and Nutrition care for children under age five years. With the support of various donors, IMC provides training and support to the Ministry of Health in the areas of nutrition and health in Wamakko, Binji, Shagari and Kebbe LGAs, Sokoto State. International Medical Corps (IMC) is recruiting to fill the positions: 1.) Cashier B.Sc/HND/OND/NCE  in Accounting or related field. Demonstrate a capacity and willingness to learn and to further an Accounting career. Subscribe to a high moral code of ethic. Fluency in English and Hausa.


1.        CONSTRUCTION ENGINEER - CIVIL To provide specialist expertise in the area of civil and structural engineering with respect to oil and gas facilities. Qualifications and Requirements: Degree qualified in a Civil / Structural Engineering minimum 5 - 10 years experience in onshore Civil and Structural construction Working knowledge of a broad range of Structural Engineering systems, tools and practices. Ability to manage interfaces other Project Engineers related to Obax project, government agents, regulators, and stakeholders is essential. Conversant with Structural Engineering software such as a STAAD ž Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French Language. HSE management of a large group of people and contractors in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team set Ability to lead, motivate and develop the technical and management skills of a large team. Good track reco

High Tech Bomb Disposal Robot given to Nigerian Police by US Ambassador

The US Ambassador to Nigeria James F. Entwistle visited the Inspector-General of Police Suleiman Abba at the Force Headquarters, Abuja today Wednesday 20th August 2014. Entwistle congratulated the IG on his new appointment and thanked the Nigeria Police Force for its high level of co-operation and partnership with the US Embassy in Nigeria. He later presented the High Tech Bomb disposal robot and other equipment to the Nigeria Police Force. It is to help counter terrorism in the nation. The ambassador reassured the IG that the US would continue to render relevant support to the force in the areas of training and security cooperation. The US Ambassador  to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, has donated a bomb disposal robot and other equipment to the Nigerian Police and assured that his country would continue to support it in the war against insurgency in the country.

Satellite technology, panacea for human problems

Satellite technology has been described as a veritable panacea for the various problems facing humans, as well as a basic tool for an economically viable nation. This remark was made by Director-General of National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Professor Seidu Mohammed, at a special ceremony marking the third anniversary of NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X codenamed N2 and NX in Abuja. According to him, the launch of N2 and NX on August 17, 2014 remained a major breakthrough for science and technology not only in Nigeria, but Africa as a whole; particularly NX, which was designed, built and launched by Nigerian engineers using the Surrey Satellite technology facilities in the United Kingdom (UK). He said no nation could boast of any meaningful development without engaging space science and technology, stressing that satellite technology was currently the driving force of developed economies. While assessing the various achievements of N2 and NX, Professor Moha

NSE Founding President Engr. Chief Aiwerioba Goes Home (May His Soul Rest in Peace)

The remains of the Foundation President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr. Chief Geoffrey Osatohanmwen Aiwerioba, FNSE, OON was laid to rest in his residence at 39, Ihama Road, GRA, Benin City on Friday, 8th August, 2014 after the funeral service at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Sokponba Road, Benin City. A large number of Engineers turned out in Benin during the period to pay their last respect to the late sage and father of engineering. The delegation from the National Headquarters, which included the Deputy President, Engr. Otis O. Anyaeji, FNSE and the three Vice Presidents - Engr. Adekunle Mokuolu, FNSE (Membership Services), Engr. Mrs. Margaret Oguntala, FNSE (Corporate Resources & Media) and Engr. Babagana Mohammed, FNSE (Professional Development), was led by the President, Engr. Ademola Isaac Olorunfemi, FNSE. The President’s entourage was further bolstered when Chairmen, EXCO members and other senior Engineers from Benin, Warri, Ekpoma and Asaba Branches of


Dear Lagosians, As you must now be aware, we are facing perhaps our biggest challenge to public health and the safety of human lives at this moment with the discovery of the Ebola virus in our state. This poses a threat to the primary purpose of our Government which is to save lives. This address has become necessary to respond to a series of text messages, e-mails and telephone calls that I have received in order to reiterate some of what you may already know, to share information about what you may not know, and to keep everybody safe. This has become the moreso in the light of allegations that are making the rounds, either that victims are being neglected, orthat a useful drug or vaccine is being rejected or that there is a shortage of funds. I wish to state very categorically that none of these is true. What is true is that we should perhaps never have been in this situation, but we are now in it. What is true is that the Ebola virus did not break outfrom within Ni

Vacancy exist for a Civil Engineer (Project Manager.)

Vacancy exist for a Civil Engineers who will also as Project Manager. Minimum years of experience is 5 years NSE/COREN Registered must be in his 30s Ready to travel to Project Sites in Lagos, Abuja Port Harcourt, etc. If you know you are qualified meeting the criteria above send your CV to Please if you are below or above these requirements you need not send your CV, thanks.

The Sack of Resident Doctors; Broader Perspectives by Ijabla Raymond

Background: The core of the problem may actually be the fight between doctors and other medical professionals known as JOHESU WHO SHOULD HEAD THE HOSPITAL There is no contention – the medical doctor is the head of the clinical team. He/she leads the ward rounds, clinics, surgical operations, multidisciplinary meetings and so on because the ultimate and final responsibility for patient care rests in his/her hands. The headship of the hospital is a different matter. This is an administrative office, which needs not be occupied by a medical doctor. This job is better in the hands of people who have administrative or business management skills. This is the case in countries like the UK, Canada and the US, which heavily influence our health system. Therefore, it is difficult to reason with the NMA why this job should be the exclusive right of medical doctors. NON-MEDICAL CONSULTANTS The doctor-patient ratio in Nigeria is dangerously low. In my view, the roles of non-medical p


1. Marie Curie is the only person to have won Nobel Prizes in two different scientific disciplines. First, Marie Curie won in 1903 for her studies of radioactivity. She shared t he prize with her husband Pierre Curie and with the other discoverer of radioactivity, Henri Bequerel. Originally, the Nobel prize committee had only selected Pierre Curie — but he refused to accept it without proper acknowledgement of Marie’s contribution. Then in 1911, Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for her discovery and studies of radium and polonium. 2. Only two women have ever won the Nobel Prize in physics. Maria Goeppert Mayer won the Nobel Prize in 1963 for her model of the structure of the atomic nucleus. Goeppert Mayer faced a great deal of gender bias in her career: she had to work in unpaid positions at Columbia University and University of Chicago, where her husband was employed. 3. Austrian physicist Lise Meitner first developed the theory explaining the process of nuclear fission.

Ebola: Why Patrick Sawyer travelled to Nigeria – Wife

Decontee_Sawyer The widow of late Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian who brought Ebola into Nigeria, has defended her husband’s decision to travel to Africa’s most populous country, saying he did so in desperate search for a country with better healthcare system than his own country. In an article published earlier today, TMZ Liberia Magazine quoted Decontee Sawyer, who is a radio host in New York, as explaining that Mr. Sawyer had no trust in the healthcare system in Liberia and had possibly headed to Nigeria with the hope of receiving better treatment for his ailment. Mrs. Sawyer shared her thoughts on her Facebook profile from which TMZ Liberia sourced it for publication. “I’ve read other reports in other papers (not the New York Times) about Patrick’s “recklessness.” I get where they’re coming from, and they certainly have the right to feel the way they do. However, as Patrick’s widow, I would like to shed some light on this from another perspective. One that only I, his wife, wo


ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE HONOURABLE COMMISSIONER FOR TRANSPORTATION COMRADE KAYODE OPEIFA AT THE ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL WOMEN ENGINEERS OF NIGERIA (APWEN), LAGOS STATE CHAPTER ANNUAL PUBLIC LECTURE & AWARD HELD ON THURSDAY 7TH AUGUST, 2014 AT THE SHERATON HOTEL & TOWERS, IKEJA. PROTOCOL It is my pleasure to join the entire membership of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), Lagos State Chapter in welcoming participants to the 2014 Annual Public Lecture and Award with the theme – Infrastructural Development in Sub-Sahara Africa: Opportunities amidst Challenges. The adopted theme for the public lecture for this year cannot be more than apt since the development of Infrastructure in any area of the economy is a catalyst for socio-economic growth. Like many economic activities, that are intensive in infrastructure, the transport sector is an important component of the economy impacting on development and the welfare of population.  When t

Ebola and a Brief History of Scientific Research by Chika Omeje

I did sign the online petition asking the Americans to release the experimental ebola drug to treat Africans but that increased my contempt for Africans in many ways. On the discovery of nuclear fusion at the onset of World War Two in 1939 ,USA,Canada and Britain immediately initiated the Manhattan Project which produced the atomic bombs used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki respectively on August 6 and 9 ,1945.One week later Japan surrendered and the war was over.Americans,the entire West and the world felt safer. The Soviets did not petition the Americans to give them the atomic bombs to deter another Nazi-styled foreign invasion.They worked on it and stole the American blueprint which made them also test their own atomic bombs only four years later in 1949.The Chinese worked hard and tried copying the Americans and Soviets.They tested theirs in 1964 and so the beat goes on. Ebola was discovered in Zaire and Sudan in 1976 before many of us were even born;around the time Mob

General Electric co (GE) to invest $2 billion to boost African energy, infrastructure

General Electric Co (GE.N) on Monday pledged to invest $2 billion in Africa by 2018 to boost infrastructure, worker skills and access to energy, an announcement timed to coincide with a U.S. summit meeting of nearly 50 African leaders. U.S. companies still have opportunities to catch up to China, Europe and Japan, who have made bigger strides in investing in the fast-growing continent, GE Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt said. "The growth is real. I think, for American companies, this is an opportunity to seize upon," Immelt told reporters at a summit-related event in Washington. "This is a good catalyst for growth and a big opportunity for the company." Immelt said Africa's rich natural resources and potential swell in local demand for electricity primed the region for investment. "What you have is huge demand and actual supply, and what's in the middle is gaps in financing and technology and localization," Immelt said. He also cit


The Chairman, Engr Nimot Muili , Executives and members of The Association of Profeesional Women Engineers of Nigeria Lagos Chapter invites you to her 2014 Public Lecture/Awards- INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: OPPORTUNITIES AMIDST CHALLENGES

The Dynamic House

Today's trends in architecture point towards finding smart building solutions, that will make use of natural energy, consume as little power as possible, and at the same time - keep everything aesthetic, comfortable and beautiful. Once in a while, a great idea surges forth and amazes us all. Usually, houses are built to be suitable to the local climate. So, for instance, a house built in the North of Scotland will usually be built to maintain internal heat, while a house built in Arizona will work to cool the interior. And here comes D*Haus, the amazing dynamic house that can change its shape to suit the current weather! This house is the brain child of British architects David Groenberg and Daniel Wolfson, who wanted to come up with a house that will be suitable for any weather, cold or warm. Their creation, D*Haus, can change its shape in 8 different combinations, that react to the changing seasons, meteorological changes and even astronomical changes. Using special rail

Ebola Alert! FG stops transportation of corpses into Nigeria

ebolaa As part of preventive measures against the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, the Federal Government has directed relevant authorities to henceforth stop receiving corpses from the West African countries into the country. The government specifically banned the bringing of corpses from the West African countries where the spread of EVD had been established. It however said that there was no fresh case of Ebola virus disease in the country. The implication is that any Nigerian who dies in any of the affected West African country would be buried there as the cost of keeping such corpses in mortuaries until the EVD palaver settled could be very enormous. It also means less expenses for such bereaved families who may have to bury their loved ones in the said countries of West Africa. On the heels of the Federal Government’s action was Anambra State government which yesterday, directed the screening of corpses entering into the state from any part of the country as part of it’s precau