by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Thu, March 14, 2013 
online nigeria| weekly round up by march 14

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 (March8-March14)

Investments in Nigeria

  • Nestle invests N100bn in factory expansion : Nestle Nigeria Plc invested N100 billion for the company’s expansion in the last five years, its managing director, Mr. Martin Woolnough has said. Woolnough who rang the closing bell on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday to commemorate its N5.6 billion distribution centre in Agbara, Ogun State, said the company will continue to expand.
  • Summit Brothers invests N5.2bn in online retailer, Jumia : London-based hedge fund, Summit Brothers which invests in rapidly growing companies has invested 26 million euros (N5.2bn) in the Jumia brand across Nigeria, Egypt and Morroco, with new funds tailored to setting up more ventures across the African sub-region.
  • Zinox, Intel partner to enhance Nigerian technology : Zinox Computers, Nigeria’s indigenous computer manufacturer, has strengthened collaboration with Intel Corporation, the world’s computer chips and hardware manufacturer towards the development of locallydeveloped Information technology tools in Nigeria.

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • Chinese Firm to Build Four Airport Terminals in Nigeria : Top Chinese Construction Company that built the world’s biggest airport in China, Beijing Capital International Airport, would start the construction of four airport terminals in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt in June, 2013.

Innovation in Nigeria/Africa

  • Scientists used iPhone to diagnose intestinal worms : Scientists used an iPhone and a camera lens to diagnose intestinal worms in rural Tanzania, a breakthrough that could help doctors treat patients infected with the parasites, a study said on Tuesday.

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

Nigerian Funny/Quirky News

  • Dead Woman Comes Back To Life, Turns To A Man, Womanhood Disappears, Penis Develops : Mhondoro villagers were left dumbfounded when the corpse of a woman who died last week mysteriously developed a penis. The corpse of Modesta Gida (30), who was from Nyamweda area in Mhondoro under Headman Mashingaidzwa’s kraal reportedly left mourners shell-shocked after the deceased woman’s vagina mysteriously disappeared and was replaced with a penis.

Entrepreneurship in Nigeria/Africa

  • A Young African Entrepreneur And His Water Saving Business : Last year, I did a feature on Ludwick Marishane, the CEO of Headboy Industries. Ludwick is the brain behind DryBath™, the world’s first and only bath-substituting skin gel, which he invented in 2008 while he was still an undergraduate. His invention won him the Global Student Entrepreneurship Award (GSEA) at the Global Entrepreneur Week (GEW) for two consecutive years (2010 and 2011). To mark this year’s event; Marishane’s company, DryBath™, is organising a no-bath weekend to encourage water management (saving).
  • The African woman who made millions fighting skin-bleaching : Ghana's Grace Amey-Obeng, one of West Africa's most successful businesswomen, made her fortune promoting products which emphasised the beauty of the black skin, at a time when many of her competitors were selling dangerous skin-bleaching formulas.

Good Deeds in Nigeria/Africa

  • Pathetic but yet inspiring story of a Nigerian prostitute-turned gospel singer : The story of Caroline Sam, the gospel singer popularly known as Maheeda, is pathetic but inspiring. She was raised as an orphan who hit the street at a tender age of 13 to fend for herself during which time she became a prostitute. In fact, Maheeda could not ascertain her real names because she was raised by foster parents whose name she adopted.

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