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  • Tony Elumelu Foundation 2019 Entrepreneurs

    Posted 2019-03-26 12:16:59 by: ENG Team

    Meet the 3,050 Entreprenuers Selected for the 5th Cycle of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.  This year, over 216,000 applications were received, an increase from last year’s 151,000. Nearly 90,000 were submitted by female entrepreneurs, an increase of 45%, illustrating the Foundation’s strategy to achieve greater gender balance. The selected Entrepreneurs will each receive non- refundable $5,000 of seed capital, access to mentors, and a 12-week business training programme, directly focused on the needs of African entrepreneurs. On July 26 – 27 2019, they will gather at the TEF Entrepreneurship Forum, the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurship ecosystem on the continent.   Meet the Entrepreneurs (Click Link ...

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  • 10,000 Jobs to be Created as NCDMB, NLNG Sign $12B Train 7 Nigerian Content Plan

    Posted 2019-03-26 11:49:41 by: ENG Team

    NCDMB, NLNG sign Train 7 Nigerian Content Plan.   The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and the Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) have signed the Nigerian Content Plan (NCP) for the NLNG Train 7 project, taking a big step towards kick starting the huge gas project that would create a flurry of activities in the oil and gas sector and contribute immensely to the nation’s economy. The Executive Secretary NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote and the Managing Director of NLNG, Engr. Tony Attah signed the NCP in Abuja (22nd March 2019)at an event witnessed by senior personnel of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell, Total and ENI – shareholders of the NLNG. The Train 7 project is expected to expand NLNG’s production capacity by 35 per cent from 22 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) to 30 MTPA. At peak construction, the Train 7 project is projected to provide direct, indirect and induced employment for over 10,000 persons. The Executive Secretary emphasised at the signing ceremony that Train 7, like other forthcoming major projects in the oil and gas sector must leave a legacy facility, just like Total’s Egina deepwater, which catalyzed the development of an FPSO integration facility in Lagos. He explained that the expected job explosion from Train 7 is banked on the Nigerian Content Plan, which provides for 100 percent engineering of all non-cryogenic areas in-country. The total in-country engineering man hours is set at 55 percent, which exceeds the minimum level stipulated in the NOGICD Act, in line with the Board’s resolve to push beyond the boundary of limitations, he added. Wabote revealed that the Train-7 scope will deliver 100 percent in-country fabrication of the Condensate Stabilization Unit, pipe-racks, flare system, and non-cryogenic vessels. Site civil works on roads, piling, jetties and will also keep local businesses occupied. He added that “it will also provide great ...

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  • Engineers Amendment Act Signed into Law

    Posted 2019-03-26 11:24:02 by: ENG Team

    Engineers Amendment Act Signed into Law. President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Engineers Amendment Act, 2019. The principal Act establishes the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria – COREN’ with power vested and broadened the powers of COREN with far-reaching powers of prosecution of infractions, regulating industrial training of Engineers, capacity building of local content in Nigeria engineering industry. The new law also grants COREN powers of: “prosecuting any person or firm that contravenes the provisions of this Act in a court of competent jurisdiction; regulating industrial training schemes in engineering practitioners and students; Ensuring capacity building and monitoring local content development in the Nigerian engineering industry through – mandatory attachment of Nigerians to expatriate engineers on major projects to understudy them from inception Ensuring that all foreign engineering firms establish their design offices in Nigeria. Granting of compulsory attestation to all expatriate quota for engineering practitioners, including turnkey project, that there are no qualified and competent Nigerians for the job in question at the time of application and that granting of the expatriate quota shall be contingent on training of such number of persons as may be required for the execution of the job, and; Ensuring that, before being allowed to practice in Nigeria, such foreign engineering practitioners granted work permit, register with the council and obtain such licenses as may be required from time to time Investigating engineering failures. He said that the new Act further admits into the Council (COREN) the following: Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering            Nigerian Society of Engineering Technicians   Nigerian Association of Engineering Craftsmen One person each appointed to represent the ...

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  • NNPC News & Updates

    Posted 2019-03-19 14:58:46 by: ENG Team

    NNPC News & Updates. www.nnpcgroup.com.   NNPC to Build, Fertilizer Plants in Brass, Additional Power Plants in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has expressed its preparedness to build additional Independent Power Plants (IPP) in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano which is expected to add 4,0000 megawatts of  power to stabilize the national grid. The National Oil Company also disclosed that it would construct a Fertilizer Project in Brass, Bayelsa State. Chief Financial Officer of NNPC and Chairman of the Board of NNPC Power subsidiary, Gas and Power Investment Company (GPIC), Mr. Isiaka Abdulrazaq, said this at the inaugural board meeting of GPIC at the NNPC Towers in Abuja. A release by NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja Tuesday, said the GPIC was established as a subsidiary under the Gas and Power Directorate to enable the corporation monetize the abundant gas resources in the Country for the benefit of the nation’s economy. Mr. Abdulrazaq said the GPIC was a very strategic company through which the NNPC would create more value for the country, stressing that by the time the IPPs come on stream in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano, the Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the areas would be better for it. “The Gas and Power Investment Company Limited (GPIC) is a company which the NNPC has set up basically to focus on how it can create value and monetize the nation’s abundant gas resources. The company will also be focused on developing power stations, fertilizer plants as well as petrochemical plants across the states,” Mr. Abdulrazaq enthused. He noted that NNPC has set up the board to enable the company achieve its set targets within a very short period of time, saying the board meeting had mapped out strategies to properly guide the company to enable its Key Performance Indicators (KPI). He said the ...

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  • COREN News - New Registrar, 28th COREN Assembly.

    Posted 2019-03-18 12:21:21 by: ENG Team

    COREN News - New Registrar, 28th COREN Assembly. Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). www.coren.gov.ng.   New COREN Registrar; Prof Joseph Odigure The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria has officially announced the appointment of Prof Joseph Odigure as the new registrar of COREN effective March 2019. Prof Joseph Odigure   According to COREN, Odigure’s appointment was confirmed at the council’s 160th Ordinary Council Meeting that was held in December 2018. Odigure takes over from Kamila Maliki, who served two terms as registrar of COREN from March 2013 to March 2019. Until his appointment, Odigure was a lecturer in the Chemical Engineering Department of the Federal University of Technology, Minna. He was born on October 2, 1959 in Onitsha and attended the Belarus National University of Technology, Minsk, Belarus, from where he obtained M.Sc in Chemical Technology of Binding Materials and Refractories in 1986. Odigure is a registered engineer and a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. He is also an honorary fellow of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials, as well as a fellow of the Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering. His working career started at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he did his one year compulsory National Youth Service in 1990 and was later employed as lecturer 1 in 1991 and rose to the rank of a professor in the chemical engineering department of the same university. Odigure served in various administrative and managerial capacities in public and private universities, as well as in national and international committees.   Online Registration for the 28th COREN Engineering Assembly (COREN 2019) has Commenced. COREN has announced t that the Online Registration for the 28th COREN Engineering Assembly has commenced.  THEME: Strategic Alliance amongst Engineering Professionals for ...

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  • MOOC Energy Transition Innovation towards a Low Carbon Future

    Posted 2019-03-18 11:53:46 by: ENG Team

    MOOC Energy Transition Innovation towards a Low Carbon Future by Total and IFP School.   Total E&P in conjunction with the IFP School, France is organizing an online professional certification course "MOOC Energy Transition Innovation towards a Low Carbon Future". Course Objectives; To understand the issues related to energy transition and how to implement realistic solutions in the short and medium term. Goals Analyze the global energy context and its expected evolution towards sustainable development. Identify the advantages and limits of the energy mix of the 2OC scenario based on renewable energy sources and natural gas. Analyze the innovative solutions of carbon capture and storage to manage anthropogenic CO2 emissions and also of renewable energy storage for a sustainable energy mix. Demostrate the importance of energy efficiency in processes, the advantage of the new generation of biofuels compared to the induced CO2 reductions. Describe how these options can be deployed on time. The course runs for 4 weeks, lectures, assignment and exams are done online and it is FREE. A Professional Certification from the IFP School will be given to successful professionals.    The course starts on Monday, 18th of March, you can register now ...

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  • NSE – April 2019 Membership Application Now Open

    Posted 2019-03-17 00:07:00 by: ENG Team

    Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). . Announcing the Online Registration for April 2019 Diet and the New Changes to the Online Membership Application Process for (B1, B2 and C1) Category.   The Nigerian Society of Engineers Membership Application Portal for Corporate Membership for category (B1, B2 and C1) for the next active diet - April 2019 Diet is now OPEN!!! However, Members and Prospective Members are to note the new changes as highlighted below: Application into Category B1, B2 and C1 are now open throughout the year for period of four (4) diets. Candidates can select any of the four diets and apply. As at now, Candidates can apply into either April 2019, July 2019, October 2019 or February 2020. When April 2019 diet is closed, April 2020 Diet will be opened automatically to complete the four diets opened at a given time. The active diet will be the most recent diet. As at now, the active diet is April 2019 Diet Each diet will come with its own time table, candidates are advised to study the active diet time table so as to plan effectively. Only applications in the active diet will be given utmost priority while applications in other diets will be treated when such diets are active. Important Links NSE Website; Membership Application Guidelines; Download Time Table for April 2019 Diet; ...

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  • COREN - Engineering Cadres

    Posted 2019-03-16 22:56:31 by: ENG Team

    Approved Schedule of Entry Qualifications Into Engineering Cadres.  Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). .     Note: For further clarification on foreign qualifications, Consult ABET or ...

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  • NSE - Membership Requirements and Benefits

    Posted 2019-03-16 22:16:41 by: ENG Team

    Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). Membership Requirements and Benefits   About the NSE.  The Nigerian Society of Engineers is the umbrella organization for the Engineering Profession in Nigeria. The Society looks after the professional needs of members through well-structured programmes and regular interactions among the different cadre of membership, enhancing high professional standard and ethical practices. More Details;   Membership Requirements The following are guidelines for persons aspiring to become members of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. There are six grades of membership namely: Fellow, Honorary Fellow, Corporate Member, Graduate Member, Associate and Student Member. The education and training required for each grade of membership are listed hereunder:   STUDENT MEMBER A Student Member shall be a person who is undertaking an approved engineering course of training leading to a degree in an institution recognised by the Council of the Society for the purpose of training professional engineers.   GRADUATE MEMBER A person seeking admission to Graduate Membership shall possess an academic qualification acceptable to the Council of the Society and registrable by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) under the provisions of the Engineering Registration Decree (No.55) of 1970 or such amendments thereof. Post-qualification practical experience shall not be a requirement for entry into this class. HND holders are not registrable ASSOCIATE A person seeking election, as an Associate of the Society shall possess an academic qualification at the level of a university degree in the sciences allied to engineering science, or the qualifications approved by the Council of the Society. In addition, he shall have been engaged on work related to the practice of engineering for a minimum period of 5 years. CORPORATE MEMBER CANDIDATES ARE GROUPED INTO VARIOUS CATEGORIES THUS:  ...

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  • COREN - Becoming a Registered and Recognized Engineer

    Posted 2019-03-16 21:33:13 by: ENG Team

    Engineeering Personnel Registration Guidelines. Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). ABOUT COREN. The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, was established by decree 55 of 1970 and amended by Decree 27 of 1992, now the “Engineers (Registration, etc) Act, CAP E11 of 2004” Law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Act establishes COREN as a statutory body of the Federal Government empowered to regulate the Practice of Engineering in all aspects and ramifications in Nigeria.   MANDATE OF COREN           The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, is a body set-up by the Decrees 55/70 and 27/92 (now Acts 110). The Decrees empowered the Council to regulate and control the training and practice of engineering in Nigeria and to ensure and enforce the registration of all engineering personnel (i.e. Engineers, Engineering Technologists, Engineering Technicians, and Engineering Craftsmen) and consulting firms wishing to practice or engage in the practice of engineering.     In Section 1 (i) subsections (a) and (b) and subsection (3) of Section (4) of COREN enabling decree, Council is empowered to determine who are engineering personnel and to register them in their respective registers. Council has been able to regulate, as contained in its publication CP3; that a person desiring to become a registered Engineering Personnel must, after obtaining the approved/accredited required academic qualification, must have four (4) years post-graduate experience which must be under the supervision of a senior registered Engineer. Council believes that the continuing effectiveness of an engineering personnel depends on his contact with a recognized professional society and therefore advises engineering personnel to belong to a recognized professional society. It must be emphasized that membership of a society does not by ...

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