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Modi's 'Make In India' Lacks Skilled Workers

In a classroom of construction firm Larsen & Toubro's (LART.NS) training centre outside Mumbai, an instructor lifts up a tool and shows it to his students: "Clawhandle," he tells them. "Clawhandle," chant back the young men, gathered under a picture of Vishwakarma, the Hindu god for craftsmen. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is depending on such young people to realise his dream of turning India from a country of IT professionals, security guards and low-paid chauffeurs into a manufacturing and export powerhouse through his "Make in India" initiative. India has too few skilled labourers thanks to decades of neglect in training and it desperately needs electricians, bricklayers and plumbers. The shortage means India could squander the potential demographic dividend of 12 million people joining the labour market a year, just when China's workforce is expected to lose 6 million over the next decade because of its ageing population. &qu

NARICT engineer wins national chemical engineers’ award

An engineer with the National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT), Zaria, Dr. Diya’uddeen Basheer Hassan, has won the Best Prize for the prestigious Boskel Chemical Engineering Award with a cash reward of N1m. Dr. Hasan, who is the Head of Industrial and Environmental Technology Department (IETD) of NARICT, won the award for his work on ‘Design and Development of a Fenton Oxidative Water Treatment Plant.’ The Fenton Research Project, according to Professor Idris Bugaje, the Director General of NARICT, is an on-going research work and the flagship project of the IETD. “The research demonstrated, for the first time, that raw Petroleum Refining Effluent (PRE) can be effectively treated without any pre-treatment step using Fenton Oxidative Technology. To date, the petroleum industry treats its effluent in multiple stages. A publication from the work was also ranked by Elsevier Publishers (Netherlands) as the 4th in the Top 25 Hottest Articles ranking of the


PRESS RELEASE: NIGERIA POLICE ACADEMY BEGINS SALE OF APPLICATION FORMS This is to inform the general public that the sale of online application forms for admission into the 3rd Regular Course of Degree Programmes of the Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, has commenced on 12th November, 2014 and will end on 31st March, 2015. Admission to the Academy is open to both male and female Nigerians of good character. Application/admission requirements and detailed information are available at the institution’s website: Ag. CP EMMANUEL C. S. OJUKWU, psc FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, FORCE HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA.

Nigeria Completes First Standard Gauge Railway Modernization Project

Chinese rail construction giant China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) on Monday officially rounded off the track laying work of Nigeria’s first standard gauge railway modernization project linking the capital city Abuja and the northwestern state of Kaduna. With Nigeria’s Minister of Transport Idris Umar tightening the last screw of the rail track at a well-attended ceremony, the first standard rail road project of the Chinese firm in Nigeria and the entire West Africa is formally complete for public use, CRCC said. Constructed in three years, the rail road project gulped nearly 850 million U.S dollars and lasts 186.5 km with nine stations and a design speed of 150 km per hour. Umar, while expressing satisfaction on the project on behalf the Nigerian government and people of Africa’s most populous country, described the project as a significant milestone in the history of Nigeria, as well as a testimony that the transformation agenda of the government was yielding fruit


December 3, 2014: In view of public concerns and criticism by various stakeholders on the recently announced N9.3 billion Clean Cookstoves Contract awarded by the Federal Government, Senate Committee Chairman on Environment & Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki has faulted the intervention on the grounds of misplacement of immediate priority and lack of transparency and accountability in the procurement process. Senator Saraki believes that funding of the Clean Cookstove from the Ecological fund without due process is a mockery of the Procurement Act and the Cookstove initiate. The Ecological funds which is assumed to have been the source of this fund was established to fight emergency ecological problems in Nigeria like flooding, erosion and other unforeseen natural disasters and not for funding initiatives such as clean cookstoves which are suppose to be funded through appropriations by National Assembly. Senator Saraki, who is the highest political office holder in Nigeria to

Who will be the lucky person; despite end of the year organisations are still recruting

. We are currently in need of a QHSE Engineer.Qualifications required - HND or University degree qualified in a relevant Discipline (Quality Assurance or Engineering) and Auditing experience (ISO 9001) experience required Candidate MUST have at least 12 years’ experience working within a Quality related role, ideally within Oil and Gas Project management environment. Familiarity in generating , reviewing and managing Quality Plans and internal ITP’s. Candidate should have experience in the approval process for engineering fabrications and hardware. Familiarity with the products of the company, including manufacturing processes, specifications and associated inspection requirements, would be advantageous. Successful candidate will be on a fixed term contract (2 years), the contract will however be renewed based on performance and need.The job holder is responsible to the relevant Project Manager and directed on a day basis, whilst being a supportive function within the Project Team