by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Fri, August 30, 2013 
online nigeria| weekly round up by august 29

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 (Aug23-Aug29)


Investments in Nigeria

  • IFC boosts infrastructure with N60bn investment : International Finance Corporation, IFC said it has invested 25 per cent, about N60 billion of its 2012 total investment in Nigeria on infrastructure. Vice President, sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Jean Philippe Prosper stated this in Lagos while interacting with newsmen during his visit to Nigeria.
  • NRC invests N3bn on cranes, locomotive acquisition : The Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC) at the weekend said it invested a total N3 billion in the acquisition of four brand new locomotives and two state-of-the –art telescopic cranes with 1800 caterpillar engine capacity.

Innovation in Nigeria/Africa

  • The Man Behind Nigeria’s First Online Gaming Company : With the deregulation of the telecommunications sector and the introduction of GSM telephony into Nigeria, there has been a sustained growth spurt in all spheres of technology in Africa’s most populous country.

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • Nigeria: 1,050 Nigerians Benefit From UK Scholarships : One thousand and fifty Nigerians have benefited from the Chevening Scholarships, a United Kingdom government's scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.
  • Nigeria: Scholarship for Borno Orphans : In a determined effort to support children orphaned by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State, the state governor, Kashim Shettima recently gave scholarship to about 50 of the orphans.
  • Osun Govt Sponsors 40 Youths To Germany On Agriculture : The Osun state government said it will be sponsoring 40 youths to the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany for intensive agricultural training and food production technology, so as to increase food production for local consumption as well as exportation.

Entrepreneurship in Nigeria/Africa

  • Hair business: Lucrative but capital intensive : It is now customary to see many women, old and young, on the streets of the country wearing long and glossy hairs. The fact, however, is that most of them are not carrying their natual hairs which are mostly the kinky African type.


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