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Wednesdays, Saturdays declared car-free days in Nairobi - Government | The Star, Kenya

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The government has announced that Nairobi will be car-free on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting February 1.

Transport PS Paul Maringa on Monday said there will be dedicated parking in Uhuru Park and Railways as no car will be allowed within the CBD during these two days.

Maringa said during the set days, hawkers will be allowed to sell their wares. The PS said this will generate Sh39.5 million daily revenue to the government from over 100,000 hawkers.

Maringa said the move which is a pilot program, will employ many, generating Sh 3.8 billion annually.

"The pilot stage is starting off with Moi Avenue, Harambee Avenue, Taifa Road, City hall and Mama Ngina Street," Maringa said.

He said the exercise will be fully done in Kenyatta Avenue, University way, Moi Avenue and Haile Selassie, before going to Westlands.

The PS said they have also explored staggering working hours for city residents.
Over 5,000 stalls will be erected during the pilot program at CBD.

Transport CS James Ma…

Foundation launched to advance late Engr Somolu ideal and support Nigeria’s Power Sector Development

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On Thursday,December 13, the capacity hall of Afe Babalola Auditorium at University of Lagos was filled to the brim with some of the finest professionals and veteran engineers in Nigeria, as they gathered to honour one of Nigeria’s finest power Engineers. Chaired by former Group Managing Director, NNPC, Engr Funsho Kupolokun, FNSE, FAEng, the event officially unveiled the Foluseke Abidemi Somolu Foundation to the general public as a way of immortalizing the late Engr Foluseke Abidemi Somolu, who died three years ago. He spent his entire career in services of Nigeria Power Sector, and left legacies behind for generations to come. The event, anchored by Engr Mrs Christy Adelowo, FNSE supported by Engr Akintayo Akintola, FNSE started with the introduction of dignitaries and Board of Trustees before the Chairman of the occasion, Engr Funsho Kupolokun address the audience. Engr Funsho Kupolokun, former GMD, NNPC, in his address  used the opportunity to recall the traits and extra-ordinary…

Foundation launched to advance late Engr Somolu ideal and support Nigeria’s Power Sector Development

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On Thursday,December 13, the capacity hall of Afe Babalola Auditorium at University of Lagos was filled to the brim with some of the finest professionals and veteran engineers in Nigeria, as they gathered to honour one of Nigeria’s finest power Engineers. Chaired by former Group Managing Director, NNPC, Engr Funsho Kupolokun, FNSE, FAEng, the event officially unveiled the Foluseke Abidemi Somolu Foundation to the general public as a way of immortalizing the late Engr Foluseke Abidemi Somolu, who died three years ago. He spent his entire career in services of Nigeria Power Sector, and left legacies behind for generations to come. The event, anchored by Engr Mrs Christy Adelowo, FNSE supported by Engr Akintayo Akintola, FNSE started with the introduction of dignitaries and Board of Trustees before the Chairman of the occasion, Engr Funsho Kupolokun address the audience. Engr Funsho Kupolokun, former GMD, NNPC, in his address  used the opportunity to recall the traits and extra-ordinary…

Ogun State Governor Amosun Swears in Engr Bisiriyu as the 17th Head of Service

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The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON, FCA has sworn in a new Head of Service in the State Civil Service, Engr. Isiaka Olanrewaju Bisiriyu, FNSE as the 17th Head of Service in Ogun State. This makes him the first Engineer to be appointed as HoS in Ogun State. Governor Amosun while swearing in the new Head of Service at the Exco Chamber of Governor’s Office today 3rd January, 2019 in Abeokuta made it known that the elevation calls for more work as much will be expected of him to become open and familiarise himself with the workings of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The number one citizen in the state, who posited that any government desirous of its success must ensure that the Civil Service is well positioned, noted that his administration’s success is largely dependent on the Civil Servants. He revealed that the administration is coming up with innovations where Private sector will be involved in the process of governance, promising that they will benefit f…

To solve our energy crises interdisciplinary engineering becomes critical Quintus Potgieter

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Future generations will judge us for not taking the necessary precautions to offset the effects of climate change on our world. The blame will inevitably involve our reticence to cut down on fossil fuels. In reality, however, the task is massive and will rely on science, technology, engineering and government all committing to solving the problem.

Mark Lynas, a British journalist and environmentalist, has been issuing warnings since 2007. He explains what will happen to the world if the earth continues to warm, Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet.

In one chapter he writes about the Palmer Drought Severity Index — a computerized forecast run by the Hadley Centre at Britain's Meteorological Office. This computer model calculates the likelihood of drought in the century to come. In 2007 he wrote the following:

"The results were deeply troubling. The incidence of moderate drought doubled by 2100 — but worst of all, the figure for extreme drought (currently 3 percent of th…