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NSE ABEOKUTA EMBARKS ON SAFETY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN EXERCISE.

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The Safety Awareness Campaign Exercise organized by the Nigerian Society of Nigeria, Abeokuta Branch in conjunction with Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Ogun state Command took place today, Thursday 22nd December, 2016 at three major Motor Parks in Abeokuta metropolis, Ogun state.

The three major Motor Parks are Kuto Motor Park, Ita-Osin Motor Park and Asero Motor Park.

The NSE Abeokuta Branch Chairman, Engr. M. I. Abass, FNSE led the NSE delegation, while The TRACE State Commander represented by the TRACE PRO Officer Akinbiyi led the TRACE delegation.

At each Motor Parks, the TRACE PRO Officer Akinbiyi sensitised the commercial vehicle drivers on the need to be safety conscious, obey traffic laws and speed limits while driving and to ensure that all safety rules and regulations are obeyed at all times.

In his own contribution, the NSE Abeokuta Branch Chairman, Engr. M. I. Abass, FNSE corroborated the TRACE PRO Officer on the need to check the tyres regularly and re…

In honoring Engr. Otis Oliver Tabugbo Anyaeji FNSE, FNIMechE, FAEng,...........

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The NSE President Sir, We are ecstatic that you are being honoured with the medal/pin/certificate, designated as the 2016 distinguished PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD. This is in recognition and respect of your distinguished services, dedicated fundamental interests, strategic development and progress of your beloved home, Anambra state
This high honour recognises your tremendous contribution to improving lives, hopes and dreams of the entire citizery of Anambra State, and especially your community where you built and donated a church edifice-Shrine of Christ the King. You epitomize the volunteer spirit for which Christians are known. By freely giving your time, leadership and compassion, you have made a tremendous impact on the lives of those around you and people across the nation.
This is certainly a well-deserved award in recognition of your leadership and significant contributions. May your life, time & resources, which you have dedicated to the service of God and humanity, the advanc…

Anambra State Honours NSE President, Engr Otis Anyaeji at Anambra @ 25

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Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has honoured the Nigerian Society of Engineers President, Engr Otis Anyaeji for his distinguished services, contribution to strategic development, and progress of the state. This was at the event marking the anniversary of the States 25 years anniversary.
Old Anambra State was created in 1976 from part of East Central State, and its capital was Enugu. A further re-organisation in 1991 divided Anambra into two states, Anambra and Enugu. The capital of Anambra is Awka.
He joined other 300 distinguished personalities from the states which include the first President of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, first Nigerian millionaire, Sir Lois Odumegwu Ojukwu, his son, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, as well as Blessed Iwene Tansi, Francis Cardinal Arinze, Professor Chinua Achebe and Oaluda Equano. 
Others are, Blessed Iwene Tansi, Francis Cardinal Arinze and Olauda Equino, Dr Alex Ekwueme, former secretary of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, former Senate…

Engneers seeks partnership to enhance engineering practice

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In order to make them relevant in the contemporary society, engineers in Nigeria have been urged to embark on strategic partnership and innovative collaboration with politicians to influence positive changes in the society.

Founding Partner, Execution Edge Limited, Dr. Okechukwu John Mbonu gave the charge at the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMECHE), Lagos Chapter, end of the year lecture and awards ceremony held in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Mbonu who spoke on the topic: “Gas to power common sense versus politics”, bemoaned engineers for not playing their roles in the power sector which have led to waste of resources.

Mbonu stressed the need for engineers to contribute to national development by advising government on the implications of making political decisions that does not make sense, especially as it concerns engineering infrastructure.
He also called for the strengthening of engineering education in order to adequately equip engineers for economic development an…

ANOTHER MAJOR FIRE IN ANAMBRA

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It was black Saturday in Ogidi, Anambra State when the Kingsize Pharmaceutical Ltd (KP) caught fire at about 1600hrs.

It was a fire disaster that took 12 hours to be extinguished because of the chemical components in the company. The cause of the fire is still unknown until after proper fire investigation.

As Anambra State Fire Service received the distress call, four (4) fire fighting trucks (1from Onitsha & 3 from Awka) were engaged at the fire scene to fight the fire.

We firefighters of Anambra State Fire Service fought the fire till about 0330hrs of Sunday morning when we disengaged from the scene of fire.

I wish to thank the general public who were trying and giving their best to stop the fire before the arrival of the men of Fire Service. I wish to also thank that those that called to inform us of the fire outbreak. To the owner of the company, I pray God to you the grace to bear this great loss.

On our arrival, we fought like we have never fought before. Although, properti…

Tanzania gov’t: 1,423 industries established within 12 months

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A total of 1,423 industries have been set up in Tanzania within one year of President John Magufuli in office, it has been revealed.
Principal Trade Officer in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Wilfred Kahwa, made the revelation here yesterday, noting that the industries were developed between October 2015 and October 2016. Some 19 industrial development projects initiated within the year (October 2015 to October 2016) are also under implementation.
Mr Kahwa made the speech here while in a workshop that also coincided with the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of National Network of Farmers Groups Tanzania (MVIWATA), where he presented a paper on government commitment towards making Tanzania an industrialised country.
The workshop that was organised by MVIWATA was aimed at discussing and deliberating on the position of peasants in the country towards the development of industrial economy in Tanzania. Mr Kahwa named regions including Coast, Kigoma, Lindi, Mtwara, Tanga and…

Uyo Church collapse: COREN urges engineers to report or face sanctions

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The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has advised the engineers involved in the construction of the Uyo Reigners Bible Church building to report immediately or face sanctions.
Engr Kashim Ali, the president of the council, gave the advice at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.
While consoling the families of victims, Mr. Ali said a panel of inquiry had been set up to investigate the reason for the collapse.
“We are appealing to the engineer involved in the construction of the Uyo Reigners Bible Church to report. Failure is not unusual. This is because structures can fail even anywhere in the world. “Failure is also a way of learning but the failure must come in a structured way so that it does not kill people.”
Engr . Ali said that investigation revealed that the building was located on a slope at a sharp corner of Uyo Village Road, which portrayed danger.
He added that a small stream was also sighted near the building, adding that engineers who pass on…

FG reaches landmark agreement with IOC as government annual revenue to increase by $2bn

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu and the Federal Government has reached an agreement on a new cash call exit policy with the international oil companies, IOCs, which will increase government’s annual revenue by $2billion and see to the restructuring of the financing template for oil earnings, increase investments and boost government revenues.

According to a statement by the Director of Press in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Idang Alibi, the agreement on joint venture cash call arrears payment and future funding mechanism was announced yesterday by the Minister while giving an account of key achievements of the Ministry in 2016.

The move is expected to bring clarity and stability to the management of the country’s main revenue source.

The negotiation on behalf of the Federal Government, which was led by Kachikwu, resulted in a remarkable agreement by the IOCs who have agreed to be paid their accumulated arrears up to December 2015, payable over t…

WHY THE RICE FIXATION? - THE ECONOMICS AND SOCIOLOGY PF RICE IN NIGERIA - WAYS FORWARD BY JIDE OLUTOKE

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Genetically and archeologically, the origin of Rice has been traced to China as it was domesticated from a wild species peculiar to Australia. According to 2012 FAOSTAT data, rice is the agricultural commodity with the largest worldwide production after sugar-cane and maize but the most important grain in terms of human nutrition and calorie intake. The recent economic recession in Nigeria has led to the surge in the price of goods and services both locally and foreign-made. In 2016, the price of Rice has been volatile beginning from January when it sold for
N12,000 per bag. As at the end of the third quarter it sold for nothing less than
N22,000 and has been projected to sell for
N40,000 before the year runs out if local production fails to improve. According to the Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri “close to $22billion is being spent on food import alone on a yearly basis”. In a similar statement credited to Africa’s richest businessman and Chairman, Dangote Group,…

Toyota Nigeria Spreads its Wing of Philanthropy as it donates more Equipment to Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

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Whoever come up with the idea of CSR probably did not know how much impact it would create in the world. The idea centre around the corporate establishments giving back into the development of their community in a strategic way. Many communities and individuals have therefore taped into this by showing they are not just doing business but also being socially responsible and culturally empathetic.
It is in this light that Toyota Nigeria recent donation cannot be overlooked. A drop in a ocean may look like nothing but torrential drops have led to Rivers. It is in this regard that we commend the effort of Toyota Nigeria under Kunle Ade-Ojo in channeling some of their Corporate Social Responsibilities toward uplifting the Engineering Education.
It is on record that many of our tertiary institutions lack basis Equipment for practical works. Automotive Technology is not an exception. Toyota Nigeria hence partnered with the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers via Lagos State Chapte…

COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE AFRICAN ENGINEERING CONFERENCE ON ENERGY, HELD AT IBOM TROPICANA CONFERENCE CENTRE UYO, AKWA IBOM

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COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE AFRICAN ENGINEERING CONFERENCE ON ENERGY, HELD AT IBOM TROPICANA CONFERENCE CENTRE UYO, AKWA IBOM STATE FROM MONDAY 21ST – 25TH NOVEMBER, 2016


Theme:Adequate, Reliable and Sustainable Energy in Africa During his investiture as the Grand Patron of the Nigerian Academy ofEngineering (NAE), President Buhari was widely quoted as payingsuperlative compliments to Nigerian Engineers.
His Excellency said “I think that if Nigerian Engineers are denied their roles, itis not the fault of the profession. It is the fault of some individualgovernments. Other governments have done their best and found NigerianEngineers competent and cost effective. Nigerian Engineers are veryquick in uptaking and performing in the field”. It was also statedduring that event that “For example, in China, between 2000 and 2013,all the nine members of the Standing Committee (Ministers) of thePolitburo were trained engineers. Currently, about half of the cabinetministers in Singapore are engineers and in C…