Engineering

Develop Skills in Entrepreneurship, NSE Urges Members

Develop Skills in Entrepreneurship, NSE Urges Members

Engineering, Enteprise, Inside, News
The Nigerian Society of Engineers has emphasised the need for practising and prospective engineers to develop requisite entrepreneurship skills. The Chairman, NSE, Lagos Branch, Mr. Johnson Akinwande, said this at the society’s 2018 annual public lecture/awards and induction ceremony with the theme, ‘From engineering to entrepreneurship: The Rainoil story’. He explained that there was a need for engineers to be more creative, adding that this was achievable through inventions and investment. According to him, young engineers need to be more innovative to outshine their counterparts in other countries. He stated, “Engineering is a very innovative profession. It is one of the industrious professions but many of us are not tapping into the numerous opportunities available to us.
NASENI Inaugurates Technology Centre

NASENI Inaugurates Technology Centre

Engineering, Inside, News, TECHNOLOGY
The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure on Tuesday inaugurated its technology orientation centre, which was built at a cost of N354,346,921. It will serve as a resource centre for the promotion of science, technology and innovation development in the country. Speaking at the inauguration, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said the centre would help entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators to gain greater access to the processes required for commercialisation of local inventions. “This will create jobs, create wealth, reduce poverty and stimulate growth in the economy. This will enable us to develop the skilled human resources that will stimulate research development as well as drive the new National Science, Technology and Innovatio
Dangote Refinery Trains 150 Indigenous Engineers

Dangote Refinery Trains 150 Indigenous Engineers

Energy/Oil & Gas, Engineering, News, TECHNOLOGY, Youth
The local content policy of the Federal Government appears to be on course as 150 indigenous engineers have undergone training in refinery operations preparatory to take-off of Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Plant. Speaking on the training in a media chat, Mr. Mohan Kumar, the company’s Director of Human Capital Management and Project Support, stated that 22 of such engineers had just returned from Mumbai, India. Kumar said the young engineers were trained at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd on how to manage the operations of the refinery. “The 22 engineers arrived from Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Mumbai in India, where the last set of 150 employees trained in various areas of petroleum and petrochemical refining.’ “The engineers are expected to also transfer the skills acqu
NCAA Commends Telecoms Operators on Compliance with AHC

NCAA Commends Telecoms Operators on Compliance with AHC

Engineering, Telecommunication
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) on Monday expressed satisfaction with telecoms operators’ compliance with its directive on Aviation Height Clearance (AHC) in erecting masts across the country. NCAA spokesman, Sam Adurogboye said that the high compliance level by Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) operators was impressive. He said: "Periodically, we usually have meetings with the network providers and the level of compliance has been high. From time to time, when they are erecting masts here and there, they do apply for permits and our people will go and inspect. I don’t have the specific number of permits issued so far but I can tell you that there is high level of compliance because they know if an aircraft makes contact with any high rise structure it will be d
Ford Inaugurates Vehicle Assembly Plant in Lagos

Ford Inaugurates Vehicle Assembly Plant in Lagos

Business, Engineering, Technology
Coscharis Motors, a subsidiary of Coscharis Group and distributors of Ford automobiles, recently unveiled a vehicle assembly plant in Lagos worth over $15m  (about N5bn) for the production of the brand. The President of the Coscharis Group, Mr. Cosmas Maduka, said at a press briefing shortly before the unveiling that the facility was the second Ford plant in Africa, after South Africa and the first ever in Nigeria and the entire Sub-Sahara Africa. He said, “It has been a long wait from when we first announced in November 2015 that we had commenced physical structuring of the new plant sighted on a piece of land of more than 14 hectares within our Lekki Group head office in Lagos. “Coscharis Group has been a great believer in the possibilities that lie ahead in this our great nation
Could Apple’s next big thing be a car?

Could Apple’s next big thing be a car?

Business, Engineering, Technology
The California technology colossus behind the iPhone has confirmed its interest in self-driving cars, but experts are trying to deduce the secretive company’s plans for traction in a market where others have been speeding along. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died in 2011, contemplated putting the company’s hardware and software smarts to work in a car nearly a decade ago, according to reports in trade press. Speculation about an Apple Car became the stuff of myth, with much talk and little evidence until recently. In mid-June, Apple chief executive Tim Cook revealed that the company is focusing on software that powers self-driving vehicles, referring to it as “by far the most important project in artificial intelligence.” Cook depicted electric vehicles, self-driving cars, a
US Oil Output Disrupting Market Rebalancing – OPEC

US Oil Output Disrupting Market Rebalancing – OPEC

Business, Capital Market, Economy, Energy/Oil & Gas, Engineering, News, TECHNOLOGY
Increased oil production in the United States is hampering efforts to balance out market supply and demand, OPEC said on Tuesday. While a “rebalancing of the market” was “underway,” it was “at a slower pace than originally anticipated,” the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries wrote in its latest monthly oil market report. This was “due to changes in fundamentals, especially the shift in US supply from a forecast contraction to positive growth,” the report said. And it was being observed, “despite the very high overall conformity to the production adjustments in the first four months of 2017,” OPEC added. Back in November, OPEC members agreed to cut production by 1.2 million barrels per day for six months beginning from the start of the year in a bid to reduce the glut
NERC to Disband Boards of Discos over Poor Performance…

NERC to Disband Boards of Discos over Poor Performance…

Business, Economy, Energy/Oil & Gas, Engineering, News, Technology
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has initiated a regulatory proceeding that may lead to the sack of the management boards of the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) in the country over their poor performance, its Commissioner for Engineering Performance and Monitoring, Prof. Frank Okafor, has disclosed. Okafor said this yesterday at the 16th edition of the monthly power sector operators’ meeting which was hosted by the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) Limited at one of its transmission stations in Ugwuaji, Enugu State. He explained that the regulatory commission was fed up with the operational excesses of the Discos, especially on their reported failures to abide by the performance agreements they signed with it in providing meters for electri
Scores Feared Dead As Building Collapses In Makerere

Scores Feared Dead As Building Collapses In Makerere

Engineering, Real Estate
Three bodies have so far been recovered from the rubble of a collapsed building along Makerere Hill road near Makerere University in Wandegeya. The building collapsed this afternoon. Seven other people have so far been rescued by the Uganda Red Cross and Police Fire Brigade. The survivors have been rushed to Mulago hospital for treatment. The rescue mission is currently still ongoing. The three-storied building near Ham Towers in Makerere housed Singh Motor Garage, a restaurant and a pharmacy among other businesses. A number of vehicles were also damaged and are now being towed to Wandegeya Police station. Eye witnesses narrate experiencing tremors at the time of the tragedy. Another eye witness said that part of the building had developed cracks and engineers had already warned agai
Economic Retreat: Build 250 Housing Units Yearly – Buhari Tasks APC Governors

Economic Retreat: Build 250 Housing Units Yearly – Buhari Tasks APC Governors

Engineering, News
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday during the economic retreat urged the 22 states under the watch of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to erect 250,000 housing units in each year of their tenure. He pointed out that the move will enable the party meet up with the election campaign promise of providing one million houses for Nigerians yearly. Buhari also tasked foreign investors and local construction companies to be part of the new effort to overcome Nigeria’s housing deficit. He said: “Some estimates put Nigeria’s housing deficit at about sixteen million units. In our successful campaign to win the general elections last year our party, the APC, promised to build a million housing units a year. This will turn out to be a very tall order unless: “The Federal Government bui