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Agbili MARTIN AGILITY: Who is a Safety Engineer?

Safety Engineer is an engineer who is specially trained in accident prevention, especially in industrial situations. The scope of a safety engineer is to perform their professional functions. Safety engineering professionals must have education, training and experience in a common body of knowledge. Therefore, Safety engineering is an engineering discipline which assures that engineered systems provide acceptable levels of safety. It is strongly related to industrial engineering/systems engineering, and the subset system safety engineering . Functions of a Safety Engineer.. The major areas relating to the protection of people, property and the environment are: *Anticipate, identify and evaluate hazardous conditions and practices. *Develop hazard control designs, methods, procedures and programs. *Implement, administer and advise others on hazard control programs. *Measure, audit and evaluate the effectiveness of hazard control programs. *Draft a future s

Ban on Oil Bunkering cost Nigeria billion in revenue Annually

Ship bunkering, also called refuelling, is a global and legitimate practice in the shipping industry, which involves the process of ships buying fuel, engine oil, lubricants and other related materials in large quantities that would last the ship for the length of time she would be on water in the course of a voyage before she could berth at her next port of call, which seems prohibited in Nigeria, Managing Director of Delta Marine Shipping Company Limited, an indigenous shipping firm, Engineer Basil Uba, disclosed that more than 95 per cent of the vessels comprising tanker, bulk cargo and container carriers all do their bunkering activities outside Nigeria, mostly Port of Lome, Togo or in Ghana through which the country loses in excess of $65 million that would have come into the country. According to him, there is no legislation in the country that has prohibited the provision of bunkering services but lamented that the Nigerian Navy had dubbed such services as ‘illega

Nigerian Society of Engineers Advise Buhari to Believe in Capacity of Nigerians

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to believe in the capacity of Nigerians in his quest to grow the nation’s economy. The nation’s engineers' body stated this in their presentation ‘NSE Prescription For Prosperity And Progress’, stating that President Buhari “has to believe in, and tap into the capacity of Nigerians and Nigeria for rebirth and renewal as already witnessed in the entertainment, communications, banking and other industries. “The Nigerian Society of Engineers recognizes that the task facing the nation at this critical period beset with economic decline revolves around the following leadership responsibilities: Creating an inspiring and consistent vision; Re-assessing governments’ and nation’s core missions in the light of Mr. President’s clear picture of the future; Selecting, recruiting, retaining, using and developing appointees and employees; Managing change within the state house, the public service; and pro

‘There’s Need For Articulated Manufacturing Policy’ - Princess Stella Okoli,

The recession is biting harder. Several industries are closing shop, leading to an increase in the number of the unemployed. Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) Vice President, Princess Stella Okoli, takes a look at the development and submits that steps need to be taken to help the remaining operators in the real sector who are managing to survive. In this interview with MUYIWA LUCAS, Princess Okoli, also Chairman, Emzor Pharmaceutical Group, says the sector’s future is bright. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) forex policy pegged the naira at N282 to a dollar. This presupposes a ‘devaluation’ of the naira. How has this affected the manufacturing sector? We were told that the naira must be floated and pegged. But there are quite a lot of things that I believe the CBN and Federal Government needed to sort out before this because there is no clarity to us yet as manufacturers. If you say that the dollar is pegged at N282, does it mean that if manufacturers submit their bid

Oladimeji Olaleye: Portrait of an Undergraduate as a Role Model By Pius Adesanmi

One good reason I am unable to part ways permanently with the black pot that is Nigeria is that on every occasion when that pot takes on the blackest hue possible, a white pap sallies forth, untainted, from within it, making hope in the future of that country an imperative. Saturday October 15th was our 2nd Annual Institute of African Studies’ Undergraduate Research Conference here at Carleton University. Like the Institute herself, this conference is the only full-fledged international and interdisciplinary academic conference devoted exclusively to Africa and organized 100% by undergraduates for undergraduates in the whole of Canada. The strategic thinking behind the conference is that if the best in Africa is now summed up by her youth demographic, that demographic, whether she is from Africa or is passionate about her, needs to be involved in the urgent task of inventing new ways of engaging Africa. The invention of new scholarly approaches, new theoretical paradigms

‘There is a need for engineers to take center stage at all levels of intervention.’ - Engr Otis Anyaeji

The President of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Engr. Otis Oliver Anyaeji has disclosed that effective synergy between the Executive, Legislative, Judiciary and Youth parliament would reduce the economic burden currently weighing down the country. This is even as he noted that since 95 percent of government work is engineering-based that there is a need for engineers to take center stage at all levels of intervention. He stated this in Abuja yesterday when  receiving a Certificate of Credence as the ‘Icon of Greater Nigeria and Nation Building’ by the members of Nigerian Youths Parliament, led by Majority Leader of the Parliament, Hon Umar Etudaye. Insisting that NSE believed in legislation, regulations, standards, codes, practice, and guidelines, the president thanked the youth parliament for the recognition, with a promise to support the parliament materially and financially. Anyaeji challenged them to push for new laws that would help in running the affairs of the c

Engineers blame weak legislation for dilapidated roads

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has blamed the rising number of dilapidated roads on absence of legislation to enforce reforms in the sector. NSE President, Otis Anyaeji, who disclosed this in Abuja while hosting legislators who are also engineers in Abuja, explained that the society has six legislations that can bridge the infrastructural deficit in a short period if approved by the National Assembly. According to him: “The slow pace of introducing road reforms is holding the sector down. There are six laws – the metallurgical industry, iron and steel development, the road sector reform and the water resources industry bill before the National Assembly, all waiting to be passed. The society believes that if these laws are passed, their implementation will bridge the infrastructure deficit Nigeria is currently experiencing.” Although the last National Assembly has passed the metallurgical industry law, Anyaeji said it lacks the ability to attract large-scale industri

At 13, Young engineer , Omar Abdullah,, sets his sights on space agency job

"When I grow up, I want to work for the UAE Space Agency," the 13-year-old Emirati said. "I want our robots to go to Mercury and Mars – all planets." Omar is off to a good start in realising his ambitious robotics engineering dream. On Sunday, the eighth-grader was one of about 1,500 pupils and coaches from public and private schools across the country who met in the capital to compete in the annual WRO UAE National Robotics Challenge. The 375 teams of up to three pupils were given 150 minutes to build programmable, mechanical robots that could complete a series of tasks less than two minutes. The tasks, or challenges, had to mimic recycling as the theme for this year’s competition is, Rap the Scrap – Robots For Reducing, Managing and Recycling Waste. About 24 judges paced around the floor at IPIC Arena, inspecting the robots’ abilities to move around the board, flash lights, pick up, move and purposefully drop blocks without breaching the borde

NIMechE 2016 International Conference: Uyo Welcomes you!

Dear colleagues. On behalf of NIMechE Akwa Ibom Chapter I welcome all delegates and members to the 29th international conference and AGM of our great institution. While it remains true that some of us will be visiting Akwa Ibom State for the first time, I agree that many of us are coming here for the umpteenth time. However let me make bold to say that Akwa Ibom is the place to be in this period of economic recession. It is a state quite simple and accessible. It can be accessed by air. Land.and sea. Safety and security is assured. The conference will live up to it's billing by the grace of God. In the spirit of Dakkada, we mechanical engineers shall rise to the fate of greatness. The national chairman has been to lend his hands and provide the guidance for a successful hosting. You are welcome. Engr Usak chapter chairman


COMMITTED TOGETHER, WE CAN EMPOWER OURSELVES! Engr Funmilade Akingbagbohun FNIMechE  I give Special appreciation to Almighty God who owes us nothing but we owe Him everything. I feel highly honoured to have served for one year as the chief servant NIMechE Lagos while carrying on the great works of our past leaders. Our success during the year had been variously commended by our elders and members at large. We have moved a milestone in our journey toward advancing the welfare of Mechanical Engineers.  However, in achieving all these,  we owe our founding leaders tremendous gratitude for laying solid foundation for the chapter and nurturing us to to build on it.  The roles of High Chief Engr Tunde Zedomi, the pioneer National Chairman, Engr Ayo Fanimokun, the first Lagos chairman, Engr Jubril Adeyemo, Engr Amos Komolafe all of whom preceded me are worth appreciating. I will not forget the pillars that have supported us all these while, since our founding: The corporate s

Introduction of the Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NISE) Awka Branch

Sequel to the recent National inauguration of The Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NISE), I wish to inform us the following: -- NISE is a new Division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. -- Membership of NISE is open to all members of the NSE because safety measures and safety practices are required in all fields of Engineering. -- The NISE National Chairman is Engr. A. B. Oyedepo, FNSE -- The NISE Coordinator for Awka Chapter is Engr. Martin Agbili, MNSE --  NATIONAL REGISTRATION FEES are as follows:      Members - N10, 000.00      Graduate - N5, 000.00      Student - N2, 500.00 --  Certificate of Membership shall be issued to every registered member of NISE -- Registration Forms can be obtained at the NSE Awka Branch Secretariat or from the coordinator, and to be returned after being filled and to the same Secretariat. --The NISE Awka Chapter whatsapp group is also on. You can also indicate interest to join the group. Best Regar

After 10 Years, Galma Multipurpose Dam in Kaduna is Completed as Govt targets 1.1m jobs

Photo Credit: Gilmor The Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman H. Adamu, has said that the completed Galma multipurpose dam in Soba LGA of Kaduna State was capable of providing job opportunities for over 1.1 million people living within its environs. The building of the dam started in 2006 and it has reached 100 percent completion. Adamu, who inspected the project Thursday, said that apart from the irrigation component of the project, the multipurpose dam with a reservoir capacity of about 186 million cubic metre of water, could also generate 2.2 megawatt of electricity and supply water to 2.2 million people in the surrounding communities up to the ancient city of Zaria. He commended the level of job done on the project and charged the company to facilitate the construction of the roads for easy access.The minister had earlier commissioned the National Secretariat of the National. About Galma Dam: Galma Multipurpose Dam Project was constructed on Galma River in

Engr Mustapha Gubio Emerges as NIMechE Maiduguri Chapter Chairman

The Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Maiduguri Chapter has elected new executive to pilot the affairs of the Chapter in the next one year. To this effect, Engr Mustapha Gubio becomes the new Chairman. The full list of the new executive committee members are as follows: 1. Chairman : Engr Alhaji Mustapha Gubio MNSE, MNIMechE 2. V. P : Engr Muhammad Kachalla Adam MNSE, NIMechE. 3. General Sec.: Engr Alhaji Bukar Abubakar MNSE, MNIMechE 4. Ass Gen sec: Engr Babagana Modu Tela MNSE, MNIMechE 5. Technical Secretary : Engr prof Abdulrahim Toyin Abdulbaqi MNSE, MNIMechE 6. Ass Tech Sec : Engr Dr. Oluwole Fasiu MNSE, MNIMechE. 7. Financial sec Engr Sahabo Abubakar MNSE, MNIMechE. 8.Treasurer: Engr Ishaku Bulus Ndirimbita MNSE, MNIMechE. 9. Publicity sec : Engr Bitrus Hassan 10. Ex-officio I : Engr Mohammad Gambomi Marte MNSE, MNIMechE 11. Ex-officio II: Engr Babagana Moruma MNSE MNIMechE. The Election came as the Chapter organised its Second Annual General Meeting

Invitation to Attend, FAEO, NSE and UNESCO, "African Engineering Conference on Energy "

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Federation of African Engineering Organisations (FAEO) & United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organsation (UNESCO)  will be organising a bumper Engineering Conference package in Nigeria tagged "African Engineering Conference On Energy" NSE Annual General Meeting It will also host UNESCO's African Engineering Week. According to UNESCO, Africa Engineering Week aims to educate youth and the general public about engineering through outreach activities such as educational workshops, public awareness events, mentoring activities and university events that show how engineers are key players in the solutions to important global challenges, such as climate change mitigation and adaptation. Theme:   "ADEQUATE, RUBLE AND SUSTAINANE ENERGY IN AFRICA"  Venue: TROPICANA CONFERENCE CENTRE UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE Date: 21ST — 25TH November, 2016 For Enquiries:  Conference Technical Sub- Committee: contact Engr. Pr

COREN Disqualifies 142 Engineers For Studying Unaccredited Courses

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has barred 5 sets of engineering students, numbering 142, graduated by the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka between 2010 and 2015 from practising. The decision, according to a press release signed by COREN Registrar,  Engr. W. Kamila Maliki and issued by the PRO,  Haruna Ojonugwa, was taken at the recently held 151st Ordinary Meeting of the council which was chaired by its Chairman, Engr. Kashim A.  Ali. At the meeting, Council considered the report of the Universities Accreditation Visitation to the Engineering programmes of Nigerian Universities in the 3rd quarter of 2016 where 10 programmes were visited in 4 Universities across the country. While 6 programmes got full accreditation, 4 programmes got interim accreditation. The affected were discovered to be products of two undergraduate programmes of the University, Agric and Bioresource Engineering, and Polymer and Textile Engineering, which had not bee

Huawei launches innovation center in Nigeria

Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Saturday launched an Innovation and Experience (I&E) center in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub with an investment of six million U.S. dollars. The center, being the first in West Africa, is set up to be an experience center where people can witness global best practice, exchange ideas, explore business solutions through innovation and also a platform to develop win-win information and communications technology (ICT) eco-system. “Huawei will continuously adhere to its strategic focus, investment, and the relentless pursuit of strategic breakthrough to face all challenges together with its partners,” Frank Li, the Managing Director of Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Ltd., said at the ceremony. The company, which has cover 16 years of experience in the Nigerian market, said it is dedicated to investment of industry innovation driven by both customer needs and new technologies. Huawei officials told Xinhua that the center will also ser

NIMechE 2016 International Conference, Uyo: Time to Book Your Ticket

NIMechE 2006 Conference/AGM "Dakkada" The 2016 International Conference of NIMechE is near. This is to remind members to plan in advance so that they would enjoy their stay in the State. Members from outside Akwa Ibom are advised to plan in advance. We have included options for Hotel reservation below.  The conference fees are as follow: Fellows:                            =    N35,000 Members/Associates:   =    N30,000 Graduates:                       =    N15,000 Students:                          =     N5,000 Various events had been packaged for the week long conference, from Day one. This Edition would also include Special workshops including engagement with Partnered Financial Institution for those in Business and those going into one.  All are encouraged to pay early to avail us the opportunity of having a great Conference and AGM at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, 18th -21st October, 2016. We look forward to hosting you  CHECK OUT THE AVAIL

Engr Haruna Rabiu Sworn in as NSE kano Branch Chairman in style

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Kano Branch has organised its inauguration of the new executive committee members with Engr Rabiu Haruna taking over as the new Chairman.  The event which was well attended and also witnessed the presence of the President of Federation of African Engineering Organization, (FAEO), Engr. M. B. Shehu, FNSE who was the  Special Guest at the Event. Other Dignitaries are also in attendance including the representative of Kano State Government, Engr I. K. Inuwa Past President of NSE and COREN, RT. Hon. Shehu Haruna Lambu (Hon Commissioner, Ministry of Works, Housing and Transportation, Kano), Engr Dr. Umar Musa Mustapha (Chairman and Pro-chancellor University of Ibadan), Chief Host: Engr. I. L. Sharif, FNSE (Immediate Past Chairman NSE Kano Branch), Guest Speaker: Engr. Prof. A. U. Alhaji, MNSE (Bayero University, Kano) among others.  The following are the new New Executive Committee members of the Branch: Engr. Rabiu Haruna, MNSE- Chairman