by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Fri, March 22, 2013 
online nigeria| weekly round up by march 21

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 (March15-March21)

Investments in Nigeria

  • Petroman Oil unveils $40m refinery investment plan : An indigenous oil company, Waltersmith Petroman Oil Limited has announced a $40 million investment for a 5000 barrels per day refinery in the country. It said evaluation of the feasibility project is in top gear and there are hopes to bring it on stream before the end of the year.
  • FG to invest N1.6tn in railway : The railway investment, it was learnt, would involve the construction of new rail lines across the country and rehabilitation of the existing narrow gauge lines.
  • Microsoft Nigeria Partners NYSC To Boost Youth Employability : Microsoft Nigeria through its YouthSpark initiative is partnering with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) – Nigeria’s largest body of university graduates – to boost employability and reduce youth unemployment in Africa’s second-largest economy.

Nigerian Real Estate News

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • 670 students get MTN scholarship as 80 others make disabled list : No fewer than 670 students over the weekend benefited from the MTN Foundation scholarship scheme. While 590 students were from Science and Technology institutions in the South-West region, 80 blind students in Nigerian tertiary institutions made the list of the phisically challenged scholars.
  • W/Bank to give $300m to poor households in 7 states : Poor households in Nigeria will soon begin to benefit from the World Bank’s $300 million social safety net programme aimed at reducing extreme poverty and spreading prosperity, the World Bank Africa region Director for Human Development, Ritva Reinikka, has said.
  • We Are Creating Jobs From Grasscutter Farming : Prince Arinze Onebune, the CEO and Managing Consultant of Jovana Farms is undoubtedly one Nigerian who is passionate about job creation in the country. He has spent many years in grasscutter farming and has gone ahead to preach the gospel to job-seeking graduates. He insists that unlike other forms of animal husbandry it costs next to nothing to start the business even right from one’s backyard.

Good Deeds in Nigeria/Africa

  • Nigerian Billionaire Arthur Eze Donates $12 million To Charity : Nigerian billionaire and Chairman of Atlas Oranto Petroleum International Limited, Prinze Arthur Eze has donated 1.8 billion naira ($12 million) to a Nigerian Church charity, St. Stephen’s Anglican Deanery and Youth Development Centre, for youth development.

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