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NSE Ikeja Branch swear in Engr Akintola in style as Engr Femi Okunade Counsels Engineers

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Ikeja branch has successfully conducted the investiture of its new Chairman, Engr Akin Akintola in style. The event which was attended by engineers and dignitaries across the country was a huge success. The Outgoing Chairman, Engr Adeolu Ogundare chaired the event while M.D Xerox HS Nigeria, Engr Femi Okunade was the Special Guest of Honour at the event. Also in attendance were Engr Olorunfemi Isaac, the Immediate Past President of Nigerian Society of Engineers, and a Special Adviser to Ondo State Governor on Agriculture, Engr Titi Omo Ettu,  Fmr President, Association of Telecommunication Companies of Nigeria, ATCON, and fmr Vice President of COREN and NSE, Engr Babagana Muhammed, Engr Margaret Oguntala both Vice president Nigerian Society of Engineers, and a host of others from across the country Engr Femi Okunade, Managing Director of Xerox HS Limited during his presentation urged the newly constituted executives officers of the Branch to

NSE Apapa expressed readiness to assist Engineers within the Nigerian Armed Forces

The Nigerian Society of Engineers, Apapa Branch has expressed its readiness to assist Engineers within the Nigerian Armed Forces become full-fledged members of the society and attain the highest level of professional competence in the profession. Chairman, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Apapa Branch, Ombugadu Garba stated this during a Courtesy Visit to the 15 Field Engineer Regiment, in Badagry, Lagos State recently. Engr Garba assured the soldiers of the society readiness to assist with all processes of applications and the various steps involve in becoming fully registered members of the society. Responding on behalf of the Commanding Officer Major Alex Ugbor, Captain Mark Dingba thanked the NSE delegation and promised to build a stronger synergy between the unit and the Nigerian Society of Engineers. He noted that the visit has broaden the knowledge of the officers and help clarify issues involves in becoming fully registered engineers. It would be noted


President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said his administration will heavily utilize talents and skills of local engineers to rebuild ailing infrastructure across the country, describing the engineers as ‘‘competent and cost effective.’’ Speaking at an investiture ceremony by the Nigerian Academy of Engineers (NAE) at the State House, President Buhari said the well-trained and highly experienced engineers had contributed immensely to the infrastructural development of the country, and they remain indispensable. The President, who was decorated as the Grand Patron of the NAE at the ceremony, said both military and civilian administrations over the years depended on Nigerian engineers for designs and constructions across the country. ‘‘By insisting that we must be cost effective in building infrastructure, we will utilize Nigerian engineers. I respect them a lot, and I know it takes time to be trained as an engineer,’’ he said. The President noted that local engin

Guidelines for access to Nigerian Content Fund underway

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) will soon release a new set of rules for disbursing the Nigerian Content Development Fund (NCDF). This was part of the outcome of the sixth Practical Nigerian Content Conference, which ended in Abuja last week.The Executive Secretary of the NCDMB, Simbi Wabote, yesterday confirmed that the board would come up with transparent guidelines on the application and utilisation of the fund in line with Section 104 of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Content Development (NOGICD) Act 2010. It will also address lack of funding faced by manufacturers, service providers and other key players.The fund is pooled from one per cent of every contract awarded in the upstream sector of the industry and is managed by the board. Other resolutions of the conference included the commitment of the NCDMB to set timelines for responding to documents referred to it as part of strategies to shorten the contracting cycle. The board

We are ready to Help; NSE Apapa Leadership offers to support Lotus Plastic Limited

Desirous of restoring the glory of engineering profession, the Chairman of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Apapa Branch, Engr Ombugadu Garba has reinstated the commitment of the society to upholding high standards of engineering practice in the country. He stated this during a visit to Lotus Plastics Limited, in Agbara, Ogun State. Garba who led a team of engineers to the company said the visit was one of the society’s core values. According to him, the current NSE President, Otis Anyaeji is committed to ensuring that high standards of engineering practice in Nigeria are sustained. He said: “ one of the ways to do this is by taking frequent visits to industries to observe firsthand what they are doing.   “To see whether what they are doing is in compliance with engineering standards. Where they have fallen short, we advise them as professional colleagues and see how they can improve. “If they have any challenges with their operations or products, maybe equipment

Freedom From Fear, Choices before the New Generation by Babatunde Raji fashola

FREEDOM FROM FEAR, CHOICES BEFORE THE NEW GENERATION – BEING THE CONVOCATION SPEEECH DELIVERED BY BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA, SAN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BENIN ON NOVEMBER 2016 Great UNIBEN. This is the greeting amongst students on the campus of the University, and it has endured after graduation and stayed with the alumni; decades after graduation. May this greeting endure also for all of you who graduate today, and may you fulfil your destiny of greatness as products of a great institution and citadel of learning. That this university is great is beyond argument now. The evidence of this abounds in the human capital supply she has produced for Nigeria in fulfilment of the objectives of founding fathers. It is a rich store of personnel, not only in quantity, but defining in quality. In all spheres of Nigeria’s developmental endeavour, there is a representative of great UNIBEN, not only in a participatory role, but also in a leadership role that is setting worthy and comme

Meet the Newly Elected NSE National Executive Members for the 2017 as the African Conference on Energy came to an End

The African Energy Conference held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom has come to an end. The NSE also had its Annual General Meeting on the last day of the conference where many far reaching decisions were made and some differed.  Congratulations to all those who attended. Below are the list of the elected officers who would join the Duo of Engr Otis Anyaeji (Profile )   and Engr Kunle Mokuolu in the new executive committee for the 2017 engineering year. Find below the abridged profiles of the new National Executive Officers. They are three Vice Presidents and 6 National Exco members.   NSE Vice Presidents 1. Engr Gidari Wudil Tasiu, FNSE Engr. Wudil holds a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering  and Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (Power & Machines) from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He has worked with the Kano State Science and Technical Schools Management Board as Electrical Instructor at the Government Technical College, Wudil. He

UniUyo, UniZik outshine other Nigerian universities at excellence awards

The University of Uyo, UniUyo, and the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UniZik, Awka, have emerged the two most outstanding universities at the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) awards in Abuja. The awards night was part of the three-day 2016 Nigerian Higher Education Summit organised by AVCNU, Committee of Vice-Chancellors (CVC) and Trust Africa, Dakar, Senegal. UniUyo and UniZik emerged first and second overall winners, respectively, in the Research Excellence Award category, while Federal University of Technology, Minna, came third. UniUyo also bagged the Science and Technology award while UniZik won the Arts and Humanities award.  Covenant University, Otta, took the Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine award as Redeemers’ University, Ede, Osun State, won the Life Science and Medicine award. University of Ilorin and Kogi State University also received Innovation Excellence awards. TY Danjuma Foundation won the Lifetime Contribut


Growing up, I have always been fascinated with the idea of being an Engineer. Back then engineers seemed like intellectual ‘gods’ with the ability to proffer solutions to whatever problem society throws their way or were faced with. I couldn’t wait to take the lead as a solution provider I myself, so I started with little things I could fixed from family problem to neighbour problem hoping some day it will be me in the front run of fixing society problem and making the engineering sector great. I gain admission into the tertiary institution to further this dream of becoming an Engineer. I have always been fascinated by the principle of power generation and concept of circuiting making Electrical Engineering seemed like the best form of engineering for me. I had it all figured out, I’d graduate and get  the COREN certification with the title ‘Engr’ in front of my name, I will be relevance and important because of what I have learned and acquired people would look at me with resp

NASA on the Hunt for Space Poop Geniuses

When you've got to go, but you're out there in space, zipped up in a spacesuit, with no toilet in sight and a crew of other astronauts around, what do you do? NASA has launched a contest for inventors to solve this uncomfortable issue, and promises to award $30,000 (roughly Rs. 20 laks) to the best "space poop" solutions. Inventors have until December 20 to submit designs for a personalized waste-wicking system that will handle everything, hands-free, for a period of up to six days. "The old standby solution consisted of diapers," said the description of contest details at "However, the diaper is only a very temporary solution, and doesn't provide a healthy/protective option longer than one day." Sometimes, astronauts have to wait even longer. The two men and one woman who packed themselves into a Russian Soyuz space capsule last week had to wait two full days between launching from Kazakhstan

Why Engineers Make Good Business People by Sy Sternberg

Note: The following represents a speech presented by Sy Sternberg, chairman and CEO of New York Life Insurance Co., at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering on Saturday, Nov. 3, during Parents Weekend. Sternberg is an engineer by education, with bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering.  It’s great to be here this week with so many other Duke parents. My son, Matthew, has just entered his senior year at the Pratt School. He is majoring in biomedical engineering and minoring in economics. And while that might seem like an unusual combination of curriculums, it really makes perfect sense for two reasons. Reason number one: Both the biomedical engineering and the economics departments at Duke are acclaimed as among the nation’s best. Reason number two: Even though Matthew may not be planning to enter engineering as a profession, he was wise enough to listen to one piece of his father’s career advice. And that advice is the subject o