by Cynthia   on Tue, May 8, 2012 
online nigeria| weekly round up by May 3

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 (Friday May 3)


Investments in Nigeria:

Opportunities for Nigerians or Africans:

Nigerian Real-estate News:

  • Intercontinental Homes targets N5bn capital base - AMID ongoing reforms in the mortgage sector, frontline mortgage firm, Messrs Intercontinental Homes Savings and Loans Plc may have began operation changes in line with new Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) mortgage guidelines, towards sustaining it’s performance and shoring up shareholders’ fund to the tune of N5 billion.
  • Emel Building Materials Expands Product Portfolio - Emel Building Materials, a leading name in Nigeria’s construction and building materials industry has expanded its product portfolio by launching a new range of roofing tiles, security doors and architectural processed glass products.
  • Lekki 1 Versus Oniru Estate: Where Would You Rather Buy a House ? - Fueled by very high demand for property on the Lagos Island, especially in the Lekki/Epe corridor of the state, Lekki Phase 1 and Oniru estates in Victoria Island, have witnessed rapid development in real estate activities in the past one and half decades.
  • Firm to construct 100,000 housing units - A so Savings and Loans Plc has unfolded plans to construct 100, 000 housing units in four years to reduce the country’s huge housing deficit.


Nigerian/African quirky News:  

  • Woman kills Infant fathered by 15-year-old boy - A 24-year-old Chiredzi Zimbabwe woman has been jailed for 12 months for killing a newly-born baby she had with her 15-year-old schoolboy lover. 
  • Man Stabbed To Death Over Cup Of Water - A young apprentice, Fidelis Ekuegbu was stabbed to death in Lagos recently when an argument ensued over a cup of water. And his suspected killer has been arrested and taken to court.

Innovations in Africa or Nigeria:

  • Students Build Robots at New Camp in Uganda - The high school students have broken off into five groups of six and picked team names like The Decepticons, The Autobots and Predators. They are participating in Uganda’s first-ever robotics camp, a weeklong crash course where students learn how to apply their classroom science lessons into building a robot.

General Nigerian and African news:

  • Africa free to host another World Cup — FIFA - FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who is on tour in North Africa, said on Saturday that the continent could host another World Cup tournament after South Africa 2010 if infrastructure were developed and improved.
  • First Nigerian female pilot gets her wings  - History was made in Abuja as Nigerian Air Force produced the first female military pilot in the sub-region, when Flying Officer Blessing Liman and 29 others joined the list of military officers at a well attended ceremony hosted by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar.
  • NIG makes 2 internet entrepreneurs millionnaires  - Two young Nigerian internet entrepreneurs at the weekend, emerged millionaires in the Nigerian Internet Group, NIG’s Internet for Job I4J competition.
  • Coalition moves to end breast cancer by 2020 - Coalition of anti-breast cancer organisations, National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC)plans to rid the country of breast cancer by 2020.
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