by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Thu, August 23, 2012 
online nigeria| weekly round up by Aug 23


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 17-Aug 23)


Investments in Nigeria

  • Shoprite To Invest $205m On Property In Nigeria: South African supermarket chain Shoprite said yesterday it would spend $205 million on property development in Nigeria to overcome a lack of infrastructure and capitalise on rising consumer spending.
  • Anambra to invest N25bn in equities: Governor Peter Obi of Anambra has assured the people of the state that he would invest N25 billion of the state’s funds in equities before leaving office in 2014.
  • Firm invests N100m on private beach: The Managing Director, Elegushi Private Beach, Lekki, Mr. Yusuf Elegushi, said the company had injected more than N100 milllion in developing the beach to its present status.

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • Gombe releases N120m for scholarship: The Gombe State government has released N120 million for the payment of scholarship to students, the Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr. Isa Wade, revealed on Thursday.
  • FG plans skill acquisition training for 1.2m youths: Federal government would soon commence periodic training for 1.2 million Nigerians who will be acquiring skills in the small and medium scale enterprises, the Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Samuel Ortom has said.
  • FG to inaugurate first digital classroom in September: The Nigerian education sector is set to witness a radical change in the way knowledge is imparted to students. Goodluck Jonathan, president of the federal republic of Nigeria is expected to inaugurate Nigeria’s first ‘smart classroom’ in Abuja by September, Business Day can now inform.

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • Lagos housing scheme to produce 430 landlords next year: The hope of first-time home buyers in Lagos and civil servants to own homes through the state’s Homes Ownership Mortgage Schemes(HOMS) may not materialise till mid-next year. The delay is to allow the government increase its housing stock. OKWY IROEGBU-CHIKEZIE reports that with additional 430 blocks of flats in Agbowa and Igbogbo in Ikorodu, more Lagosians may soon be proud landlords.

Innovation in Nigeria/Africa

Good Deeds in Nigeria/Africa

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