by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Thu, February 28, 2013 
online nigeria| weekly round up by Feb 28

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 (Feb22-Feb28)

Investments in Nigeria

  • Small entrepreneurs invest N158bn in oil equipment – Nwapa : Small entrepreneurs in the country have invested over $1 billion (about N158 billion) in the manufacturing and assemblage of various equipments in the oil and gas sector, the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) Ernest Nwapa has said.
  • NIMASA to invest N1bn in repairs of indigenous vessel : Barring any last minute change of mind, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency is concluding plans to undertake the repairs of about 20 double hall tanker vessels belonging to the Indigenous Ship Owners Association of Nigeria.
  • MTN Foundation invests N6bn in social projects : The MTN Foundation has invested more than N6bn in various social projects, including health and economic empowerment, a director of the foundation, Mrs. Aishatu Sadauki, has said.

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Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • Dickson Offers N10m Scholarship To Teachers : The Bayelsa Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson yesterday declared his readiness to prevail on the federal ministry of Education to include Ijaw language into the national curriculum like other languages, awarding a N10m  scholarships award for teachers for the study of Ijaw Language at the state owned University, Niger Delta University, Ammassoma.
  • US spends $1m on Nigeria’s maritime security training : The United State government may have committed about $1 million to the training of some Nigerian Navy personnel, procurement of six 25-foot Patrol Boats and spare parts. Disclosing this at the graduation ceremony of 25 Naval rates in the Joint Maritime Security Centre (JMSTC) programme sponsored by the north American nation, the US Consul General, Jeffery Hawkins, said the $1 million facility was for the training cost of Naval personnel and other assistance provided for the service

Entrepreneurship in Nigeria/Africa

  • Making money by building student hostels : One of the ways of making money in real estate in Nigeria is by building student hostels. Nigeria, with an estimated population of 170 million, has the largest population in Africa and still counting. The educational sector has been consistently underfunded and the infrastructural deficit is alarming.

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