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ONLINE NIGERIA| WEEKLY ROUND UP BY SHIKENAN.COM AUG 30
by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Thu, August 30, 2012 
 
online nigeria| weekly round up by shikenan.com Aug 30

 


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.

Shikenan.com Weekly Roundup | The best of Nigeria Online (Aug 24-Aug 30)

 

Investments in Nigeria

  • SAB invests R840m in Nigeria : Brewing giant SABMiller (SAB) is to formally opened a new brewery in Onitsha‚ South Eastern Nigeria - the company’s first ‘greenfield’ brewery facility to be built in that country.
  • South African firm to invest in Nigeria’s mining industry : South African company, Royal Bakofeng Holdings has indicated interest to invest in the Nigeria’s mining industry. Acting Chief Executive Officer of the company, Mr. Lucas Ndala made this known when he led a delegation on a working visit to the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.
  • Nigeria's Osun state plans 30 bln naira bond issue: LAGOS Aug 28 (Reuters) - Nigeria's cocoa-producing state of Osun plans to issue a 30 billion naira ($190 mln) 7-year bond this year to help fund infrastructure projects, an adviser to the issue told Reuters on Tuesday.

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • Nigeria: FG Committed to Housing Nigerian Teachers : Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, has said the Federal Government's proposed Housing for All Teachers Scheme (HATS), is aimed at boosting the morale of Nigerian teachers at the basic education to enhance their productivity.
  • Chinese firm signs $1.5bn Lagos-Ibadan railway project : THE Federal Government and a Chinese firm, Messrs CCECC Nigeria Limited, on Tuesday, signed a contract agreement of the Lagos-Ibadan double track railway modernisation phase 1 project, valued at over $1. 5 billion.
  • JAMB to build e-centre : The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), will build a world class, equipped Computer Based Testing Centre (CBT) in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),its Registrar Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, has said.

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • Gombe disburses N120m scholarships : THE Gombe State government has made available N120 million   scholarships for the state’s indigenes studying in various higher institutions of learning across the nation.
  • Google Helping Nigerian Businesses To Expand Online : Good piece by Al-Jazeera on Google helping young entrepreneurs in Nigeria expand their businesses by putting them online. While many legitimate ventures are launching websites and thriving as a result, the country’s reputation for internet fraud remains an obstacle.
  • Teachers get 200 cars, 8000 tricycles in Ogun : The Academic Staff Union of Secondary School Teachers, Ogun State chapter yesterday distributed 200 cars and 800 tricycles to members under its “one teacher-one brand new car” scheme.
  • Cassava farmers earn N2bn from exports to China : The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, on Friday in Abuja, announced that the cassava production initiative of the Federal Government has yielded the sum of N2 billion ($136 million) to farmers, following the exportation of the produce to china in the last few months.

Innovation in Nigeria/Africa

Nigerian Funny or Quirky News



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