by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Sat, April 13, 2013 
online nigeria| weekly round up by april 11



We skip the Nigerian political scene & gossip. We go straight to finding opportunities, innovative , informative , and good to know articles that matter to Nigerians in Diaspora happening each week around the internet. Weekly Roundup | The best of Nigeria Online (April5-April11)


Investments in Nigeria

  • Firm Invests N15bn In Alternative Fuel Technology : Sagas, a division of Borkir Energy Company Limited, a subsidiary of Dangote Group has invested $100 million (about N15 billion) in compressed natural gas (CNG) as alternative fuel for use by automotive and industries in the country.
  • Shell to invest in promising technology firms : Royal Dutch Shell is ready to invest millions of dollars in emerging technology companies to accelerate the deployment of innovations that add value to the company’s operations, its Executive Vice President Innovation, Research & Development (R&D) and Shell Chief Technology Officer, Gerald Schotman, has said.
  • AfDB invests $3.8bn in Nigeria in 42yrs : The African Development Bank’s investment in Nigeria since it started operations in the country 42 years ago is $3.75 billion, the Bank’s fact sheet obtained from its Country Office in Abuja, has shown.

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • Nigeria: NAHCO Establishes IATA-Certified Training Centre : Nigerian's leading aviation handling company, the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) has again raised the bar in the nation's aviation sector by upgrading and transforming its Training Centre to a world class IATA certified Learning and Development Centre.

Innovation in Nigeria/Africa

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • Good News! You Qualify for 2012/2013 NNPC/Total National Merit scholarship Scheme! : Over the years, NNPC and Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria have demonstrated a high level of commitment towards the educational development of Nigerian Students as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. This commitment has been confirmed in several ways, one of which is the annual award of scholarships to deserving Nigerian students in tertiary institutions. The programme is aimed at promoting academic excellence and qualitative manpower development in the nation.
  • 10,656 teaching jobs for graduates coming : The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) says it will create 10,656 jobs for graduates of Education-related courses under its Graduate Coaching Scheme (GCS).
  • Nigeria’s Omoluabi Garment Factory to create 10,000 jobs : Around 10,000 jobs will be created at Omoluabi Garment Factory located in Nigeria’s province of ?sun, Governor Rauf Aregbesola said, while addressing a public event hosted by the volunteer group De Raufs in the state capital city of Osogbo.
  • Nigeria: Shyllon Donates N30 Million Sculptures to Freedom Park : The old British Prison located along Broad Street Lagos which has since metamorphosed into a cultural recreation centre known as Freedom Park, wore a fresh and more tourism like look last week, when nothing less than 18 life-size sculptural works were commissioned by Omooba Yemisi Shyllon.


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