by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Fri, January 18, 2013 
online nigeria| weekly round up by Jan 17

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 (Jan11-Jan17)

Investments in Nigeria

  • Startimes To Invest $94 million In Nigerian PayTV Market : VENTURES AFRICA – As part of its expansion plan in 2013, digital terrestrial television network provider, Startimes has revealed plans to invest over $94 million (15billion Naira) in the Nigerian pay-television sector before the end of the year.
  • Indian investments in Nigeria on the rise : Indians invested over $4.5 billion in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, last year whilst other initiatives were put in place in Benin, Cameroon and Chad as part of efforts to improve ties between India and West African nations, Mahesh Sachdev, Indian High Commissioner in Abuja, said.

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • Japanese govt hands over 33 schools, 77 buildings to FG : In fulfilling its bilateral agreement with the Nigerian government, the Japanese government handed over to the Federal Government 33 schools comprising 77 buildings and 317classrooms for basic education sited in Kano State.

Innovation in Nigeria/Africa

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • Kano govt gives scholarship to 100 indigent students : In its bid to delist Kano State from the list of least educated states, the state government has awarded full scholarship to 100 indigent students to study any course of their choice at Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun State.
  • Tullow announces scholarship scheme for 2013/2014 : Tullow Oil plc (Tullow), an oil and gas exploration and production group, on Thursday announced that it has opened the application process for the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS) for the 2013/2014 academic year, until February 13.
  • Japan gives 317 classrooms to Nigeria : The Japanese government, working through the Japan International Cooperation Agency or JICA, handed over 317 classrooms to Nigeria’s Federal Government on Thursday. The classrooms were a result of a project started in June 2010 and is part of Japan’s Grant Aid to Nigeria.
  • South Korea donates rice milling machines worth 200,000 dollars : South Korea on Friday in Abuja donated 20 rice milling machines valued at 200,000 dollars to be distributed to victims of flood in three states. Making the donation on behalf of the Government of Korea, Ambassador to Nigeria, Jong-hyun Choi, said it was in fulfilment of an earlier promise to assist the victims.
  • Jigawa Govt. donates N60m to Nigeria Legion : The Jigawa State Government on Tuesday donated N60 million to the Nigeria Legion to enbale it to improve the wellbeing of its members. The state Governor, Sule Lamido, announced the donation at the Armed Forces Emblem, Appeal Fund and Remembrance Day in Dutse.
  • Nigeria’s centenary celebration to generate over 15,000 jobs : Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim has said that the events and projects to mark the commemoration of Nigeria’s hundred years of existence will generate over 15,000 jobs. The SGF made this known at a private sector stakeholders’ engagement forum where he presented a document on the celebrations tagged, ‘The Centenary Project’.
  • Bauchi govt plans to register 10,000 cotton farmers in 2013 : Bauchi State Government says it will register 10,000 Cotton farmers this year as part of efforts to enhance cotton production in the state. The Deputy Governor, Sagir Saleh, made this known on Wednesday in Zabi town in Giade Local Government Area of the state while inaugurating the 2012 Cotton Buying Season and the commencement of the sale of cotton in the state.



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