by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Fri, April 5, 2013 
online nigeria| weekly round up by april 4

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 (March29-April4)


Investments in Nigeria

  • Nigeria: Deepwater Oilfields to Generate U.S.$66 Billion Investments : Multinational oil and gas-producing companies in Nigeria, under the aegis of Oil Producers' Trade Section (OPTS) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) have stated that deepwater oilfields had the potential to generate $66 billion of investments for the country.
  • Seven Energy increases gas investment to $825m : Seven Energy International Limited, an independent Nigerian oil and gas exploration, development and production company founded in 2004, has increased its gas investment in the country to $825m.
  • Nigeria:FG Invests N5trn In 2,500mw Power : The Federal Government in a bid to curtail the epileptic power situation in the country has spent about N5 trillion ($31.45 billion) from 1999 till date. But it has only been able to increase the country’s electricity generating capacity by about 2,500 mega watts over the last 14 years.

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • African phone brand plans $30m manufacturing plant in Nigeria : Driven essentially by the immense potential in Nigeria’s  phone market, African start-up and mobile phone maker, Mi-fone says it is finalising plans to establish a multi-million dollar manufacturing plant in the country. Alpesh Patel, chief executive officer, Mi-Fone, who made this known in Lagos, weekend, said the assembly plant would come on stream by the end of the third quarter of 2013.

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • Nigeria: U.S.-Based Nigerian Women to Award 37 Undergraduate Scholarships : The Nigerian Women Association of Georgia (NWAG) plans to award 37 one-time scholarships, for all the Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to the tune of fifty thousand Naira each, to Nigerian female undergraduate students in Nigerian universities. NWAG, a non-profit organization based in Atlanta Georgia, was founded in April 2000 by the then Consul General's wife, Mrs. Dayo Keshi with a mission to empower women, youth and children in their adopted community in the United States and in their home country, Nigeria.


Entrepreneurship in Nigeria/Africa

  • Nigeria: Making Money Through Recycling Beverage Cans : Born into aluminium melting, Dogara Audu has been doing the same thing for about 20 years, making pots out of discarded aluminium products. But about a year ago when the he heeded his mother's advice to come to Abuja to continue his business in a village near the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, the Zaria-born aluminium smelter, who has spent most of his life in Benue and Taraba states, now gets a new set of discarded aluminium product for his trade, because a lot of people consume canned drinks in Abuja.


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