by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Sat, July 21, 2012 
online nigeria| weekly round up by July 19


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 (July 13- 19)

Investments in Nigeria / Africa

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • Kwara to establish N70m HIV/AIDS centre : Ilorin – Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of  Kwara announced on Wednesday that the state government would spend N70 million to establish an  HIV/AIDS centre.
  • Nigeria signs $1.49 bln railway deal with China : Nigeria's government said on Wednesday it had signed a $1.49 billion contract with state-owned China Civil Engineering Construction Corp (CCECC) to build a railway between the commercial capital Lagos and Ibadan.
  • FCTA spends N15.7bn on resettlement of Gbagyi indigenes : The Federal Capital Territory Administration, on Friday, disclosed that it had spent more than N15.7 billion on three resettlement housing schemes and infrastructure for Gbagyi indigenes in the territory.

Innovation in Nigeria / Africa

  • NGC promotes CNG as alternative vehicular fuel : THE integration of the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) into the vehicular fuel chain in Nigeria is receiving significant attention as the, Managing Director of Nigerian Gas Company Limited (NGC), Saidu Mohammed, affirmed total commitment to the promotion of alternative auto-fuel to push gas consumption in the country.
  • Yemi Edun: Nigerian property whizkid in London : The story of Yemi Edun has continued to be a point of reference for many young Nigerians hoping to make a success of their lives both at home and in the diaspora, not just because Yemi became a millionaire through honest means at a very young age, but because his success story has, and will, continue to inspire others willing to make something of themselves.
  • Ideas Meet Investment as In’Genius Present Top 10 Ideas to Investors : In’Genius – the Nigerian global youth organisation promoting innovativeness and creativity amongst Nigerian youths recently gathered the crème de la crème of the society from both the Private and the Public sector including top Chief Executive Officers and top Government functionaries at a Gala Night event held at the prolific Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos on Friday July 13,2012 to showcase the top 10 ideas developed by Nigerian youths in the just concluded In’Genius Youth Project Competition Version 1.0.
  • La Casera Wows Lagosians With Innovative Floating Bottle Creation : Upholding its Trail Blazer’s status in the Nigerian Carbonated Soft Drink (CSD) market, The La Casera Company Limited has unveiled the first-of-its-kind FLOATING BOTTLE as part of its innovative media Outdoor for the brand.

Nigerian Funny/Quirky News

  • Sex worker bites off lover’s tongue : An Abuja Magistrates' Court has ordered that a 23-year-old commercial sex worker, Charity Achibong, be remanded in prison for biting off her lovers tongue.

Entreprenurship Efforts in Nigeria/ Africa

  • Nigeria: Kuje Council to Spend N25 Million On Scholarships : Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Danladi Etsu Zhin, Tuesday said N25 million will be disbursed as scholarships to indigent students in various tertiary institutions of the country this year.
  • Niger Govt Reaffirms Commitment To Free Education, Youth Empowerment : Niger Government on Sunday re-affirmed its commitment to providing free education and empowering the youths to contribute more positively to national development.
  • Association Trains 700 Women On Vocational Skills : President of Customs Officers’ Wives Association, Hajiya Sa’adiya Dikko, said last Thursday that over 700 members of the association had been trained in fashion design, soap and bead making.
  • FG Distributes 2M Textbooks To Primary Schools In The Northwest - Minister : The Federal Government has distributed over two million textbooks on four core subjects to primary schools in the North-west zone, the Minister of state for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said.
  • A young solution to youth unemployment : Poonam had just dreamed up the idea of creating access to markets for products made by young entrepreneurs by certifying them “YouthTrade” and getting them shelf space in Fortune 500 retailers. Meanwhile, Frannie was deeply engaged in building capacity in African countries to promote youth leadership and entrepreneurship.
  • US Agencies Donate Relief Materials To HIV/AIDS-Stricken Babies In SA : The US-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Prolacta Bioscience, and Quick International Courier in a joint humanitarian effort delivered 11,000 ounces (2,375 bottles) of donor breast milk to South Africa this week. The shipment, sent from Monrovia, California, to be apportioned between Durban and Cape Town, will be used to feed premature, sick, and orphaned infants.
  • Lagos govt, Coscharis group open N1bn auto repair centre : A one billion naira auto repair centre joint venture between Lagos State government and Coscharis Group was officially declared open yesterday in Ikeja by Governor Babatunde Fashola.
  • Adamawa distributes improved rice seeds to farmers : As part of efforts to revitalise the agricultural sector, the Adamawa State Government has procured 210 tonnes of improved rice seeds to be distributed to farmers across the state.


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