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NATIONWIDE LOAD-SHEDDING AS GAS PIPELINE RUPTURES

The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby state that as a result of gas pipeline rupture on the 15th of June, 2018, as well as technical issues at the Shell gas wells on the 16th of June, there has been a sharp drop in generation into the grid by a total of 1,087.6MW, resulting in load-shedding nationwide, necessary to maintain stability of the grid. Due to the NGC pipeline incident, TCN said that six (6) thermal power generating stations are currently unable to generate electricity and have therefore been shut down. The affected power stations include the Ihovbor, Azura, Omotosho gas, Geregu gas, Olorunsogo gas, Sapele and the Egbin Power Station which has managed to generate 60MW only on each of its units, losing a total of 211MW. Also, Afam VI power station was shut down so that Shell Oil Company can resolve its gas well issues to enable it commence gas supply to Afam VI power station. According to the General Manager Public Affairs, Mrs. Ndidi Mbah, with a total loss of 1,087

UNILORIN VC tasks engineers on entrepreneurial mindset

Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice Chancellor of University of Ilorin has advised Nigerian engineers to always approach their projects with an entrepreneurial mindset. Abdulkareem gave the advice on Thursday in his welcome address at the fourth edition of the National Engineering Project Exhibition (EPEX) held at the University. He explained that having an entrepreneurial mindset would help in solving the problems facing the nation and provide jobs for a large number of jobless and frustrated youth. “The VC pointed out that Nigeria and other countries of the world are looking for solutions to their peculiar challenges and engineering projects are key ingredients of those solutions.’’ According to him, that Engineering Project Exhibition is a platform to showcase and demonstrate the best of various innovative engineering projects undertaken by the undergraduates in Nigeria. He said that the programme was expected to stimulate the innovative and technical skills among students and

Yahoo Messenger Shuts Down After 20 Years Of Operation

Instant messaging app Yahoo Messenger is shutting down after 20 years of operation. The company did not give any reason for the shutdown. The company announced that the messenger will go offline on July 17, it is speculated that the competition between the more popular applications like WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Messenger may be the cause, for example, 800 million users use Instagram daily. “We know we have many loyal fans who have used Yahoo Messenger since its beginning as one of the first chat apps of its kind. As the communications landscape continues to change over, we’re focusing on building and introducing new, exciting communications tools that better fit consumer needs.” Says Yahoo’s parent company oath. There is no replacement yet for Yahoo Messenger, but Yahoo said it was experimenting with new services and apps, including an invite-only group messaging app called Yahoo Squirrel. Oath is launching a new messaging platform, named Squirrel. If yo

UNIPOWER Sweden, SATA Engineering Bringing Power Quality Training/Workshop to Nigeria

Nigerian power situation is at its nadir and the efforts to address it goes beyond providing just the infrastructure. There is also area of Human Resources that must be addressed. Achieving this requires input of experts and stakeholders in the industry. Innovation in the sector has been mounting and the world out there has been talking about energy efficiency, quality and cost saving. Nigeria cannot afford to lag behind. As Nigeria continues to improve on its power supply one problem it faces and which will soon become even more pronounced is the issue of power quality and cost saving. It is for this reason that SATA Engineering and Energy is teaming up with Unipower (Sweden) to offer comprehensive training in power Quality. Between June 20th and 21st 2018, Nigeria is hosting one of the world's top experts in power Quality from Sweden with goals of providing Hands-on technical training to the participants. Thanks to SATA Engineering and Energy Ltd, Unipowe

ENGR OTIS ANYAEJI, WAFEO PRESIDENT BECOMES THE PRINCIPAL OBI IN OKIJA

Okija bu enyi! Enyi! (great Okija, great) Okija bu enyi!! Enyi!! Okija anegbuachara!!! Achara ne to!!! (Okija is resilient, luxuriant, vibrant and ever flourishing) The chants roar inside the regal hall, signaling to all presence that it’s time to honour the tradition, the very root of existence. As the Okija Royal Cabinet, led by the Igwe of Okija, HRM Igwe Emeka Okezie, Oka-Ije in the splendor of his regal attire, gathered in Okija (which composed of all the titled men in the 34 villages that make up Okija) and the main item on the agenda was the presentation of the new Obi Ubahu. Ubahu is the eldest of all the 34 villages that make up nine (9) Obi areas in Okija, and by virtue of his presentation as the Obi Ubahu, Engr. Anyaeji becomes the principal Obi in Okija. Okija, unarguably the largest town in Ihiala LG, Anambra State, has produced some of the most distinguished and influential individuals in Nigeria. The list is inexhaustible but suffice to mention Chief Dr. Ern

Alarm sounded over plastic debris polluting deepest seas

The pervasive problem of marine plastic pollution has been highlighted by the discovery of pieces of a plastic bag at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth. The world's oceans, from the shallowest waters to the greatest depths, are wallowing in plastic debris, which threatens to play havoc with the marine ecosystem, researchers say. Scientists from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), the United Nations Environment Program and other organizations were startled by the discovery of plastic fragments 10,898 meters below the surface in the Pacific Ocean. “There is an urgent need to establish observation methods, create an international monitoring network and take effective countermeasures to deal with plastic pollution,” said Sanae Chiba, a senior scientist at JAMSTEC’s Research and Development Center for Global Change. JAMSTEC created a database of photos and video footage showing plastics and metal fragments, as well as