by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Fri, August 17, 2012 
online nigeria| weekly round up by Aug 16


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 (Aug 10-Aug 16)

Investments in Nigeria

  • South African firm to invest in Nigerian tourism industry : Mr Zubair Kadiri, the Managing Director of Wice Corporate Events, South Africa, said the firm was ready to invest in Nigerian tourism industry by building relaxation and event centres in some Nigerian cities. Kadiri said in Lagos, that the centres to be built in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja, were intended to boost the economy of Nigeria and to create job opportunities.
  • Niger to build market with N12.8b : THE Niger State Development Company Limited, an investment organ of the state government, is to build an international market in Suleja, headquarters of Suleja Local Council Area of the state, at an estimated cost of N12.8 billion.

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • FG to build one million houses yearly : The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to reduce accommodation problems in the country by building one million affordable houses for citizens yearly.
  • Nigeria: Bauchi Partners Firm to Build 1,000 Houses : The Bauchi State government said it is collaborating with a firm of private estate developers, Mubel Company, to build 1,000 houses in 12 months in Dungal village along Bauchi-Jos road in Bauchi Local Government area of the state.

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • 1,000 youths for entrepreneurial training abroad : Over 1,000 youths from Akwa Ibom State are to benefit from a training and economic empowerment programme designed by a group of Akwa Ibom professionals under the auspices of the Ibom Diaspora Trust.
  • 900,000 jobs coming in Lekki Free Zone : The dream of generating jobs through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) will become a reality when the Lekki Free Zone (LFZ) begins operation in 2017. It is expected to create about 900,000 direct and indirect jobs, according to Trade and Investment Minister Olusegun Aganga. TOBA AGBOOLA reports.
  • Jigawa disburses 6,000 bags of fertiliser to farmers : The Jigawa State Government, on Monday, announced the disbursement of 6,000 bags of fertiliser to farmers, to complement the Federal Government’s e-wallet fertiliser scheme.
  • 2,000 orphans get largess from JIBWIS : More than 2, 000 orphans selected from the 34 council areas of Katsina State have benefitted from food, clothes and cash donations from the Jama’atul Izalatul Bidi’ah Wa Ikamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS) group for the Ramadan fast.
  • Ekiti begins construction of N50m crèche : Governor Kayode Fayemi’s administration is building a N50m crèche aimed at laying a robust academic foundation for children between ages one and five in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
  • Elephant Group to set up 250,000 metric tons fertiliser blending plant : Elephant group, a wholly Nigerian group of companies, with vast interest in agro-allied business as well as the oil and gas sector is set to open its 250,000 metric ton per annum fertilizer blending plant in Nigeria, a plant to be built with inputs from its Ukrainian partners.
  • US Telecom firm plan assembly plant in Nigeria : Transition Networks Incorporated, USA, one of the largest makers of telecoms networking gadgets has entered in strategic partnership with Teledom International Limited to expand Nigeria’s broadband infrastructure to cover metro, home, office and campus connections.

Innovations in Nigeria/Africa

Nigerian Funny or Quirky News

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