by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Fri, July 26, 2013 
online nigeria| weekly round up by july 25

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 (July19-July25)


Investments in Nigeria

  • Nigeria, China Enter Co-Operation Pact : President Goodluck Jonathan has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for talks that will include investment in infrastructure development in Nigeria.

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • FCMB To Build Student Centre at Varsity : First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has announced plans to construct a students centre at Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) campus located at Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos.
  • Skye Bank builds N150m ICT centre for OAU : Skye Bank Plc has built a N150m ultra-modern information technology centre (ICT) at the Obafemi Awolwo University, Ile Ife to promote research and scholarship.
  • India to Help Build Film City in Nigeria : As part of its expanding "development partnership" with Africa, India will help Kano State of Nigeria set up a film city in the West African country whose uber-booming movie industry will be celebrating its 20th anniversary next month.

Innovation in Nigeria/Africa

  • Nigeria: NAF Invents Bomb Defusing Robot, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle : The Nigeria Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), has invented a high calibre bomb defusing robot that could handle bomb cases, just as the Research and Development (R and D) unit of the institute has produced an improved version of its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), capable of being used in surveillance of the nation's pipelines and other vital installations.

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

Entrepreneurship in Nigeria/Africa

  • How I built up my skincare businesses : Skin care is a fast growing business in Lagos and other parts of the country. This has driven Mrs Abosede Daniel, Chief Executive, Booseh Nigeria Enterprise, into the production of BB petroleum jelly. She saw a gap in the market and latched onto it.
  • ‘Event Management is a Booming Business’ : Most event planning tends to be of social functions like wedding receptions, concerts, product launches, naming ceremonies, birthdays, house warming, corporate events and other such outdoor events.

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