by Cynthia   on Mon, May 21, 2012 
online nigeria| weekly round up by may 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 (Friday May 19)


Investments in Nigeria:

  • Nigeria receives Japan’s N2billion grant for solar energy: Nigerian has received a N2bn donation under “The Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System” from the Japanese government to help boost the country’s power generation through solar energy.
  • Nigeria, France sign N3.14b MoU on power transmission: The Federal Government has entered into agreements with two French companies for the expansion of Nigeria’s transmission network, valued at about $200 million or N3.14 billion.
  • FEC approves N1.73bn surveillance aircraft for customs: The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved the purchase of a Cessna Citation CJ4 surveillance aircraft worth N1.73 billion for the Nigeria Customs Service to strengthen its anti-smuggling operations.
  • NCC Fines - GSM Firms to Invest U.S. $1.8 Billion On Network Upgrade:Following the N1.17 billion fines imposed on all four GSM operators at the weekend by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), MTN Nigeria and Etisalat Nigeria, two of the affected operators said yesterday that they were investing $1.3 billion and $500 million respectively to expand their networks and enhance quality service delivery to subscribers.

Opportunities for Nigerians:

Nigerian Real-estate News:

Quirky African/Nigerian Tidbits:  

African/Nigerian Innovations:

  • Nigeria to use satellites to monitor suspected terrorists: The Federal Government has revealed that it will soon start using satellites to monitor the movement of suspected terrorists and their locations in the country.
  • From Dirty Diesel to Clean Energy: "When I call my family in Lagos, Nigeria, my dad complains about power being out again. Because of inadequate power-generation capacity, blackouts are common and many residents and businesses rely on diesel generators for their power supply," said entrepreneur Bimbola Adisa.

African/Nigerian General:

  • Attaining National Development Through Mathematical Science:Though it may sound unreasonable and unbelievable, studies have shown however that rapid national development can be achieved through application of mathematics on the national economy.
  • Angola: Traditional Midwives to Help in Reduction of Maternal Death Rate:The Vice governor of the northern Malanje province for political and social affairs, Alice Van-Dúnem, said on Wednesday in Luanda that the works of traditional midwives will contribute to the reduction of the maternal and infant death rate in the communities.
  • Google in Africa: It’s a hit: ONLINE Africa is developing even faster than the new highways of offline Africa. Undersea cables reaching Africa on the Atlantic and Indian Ocean coasts, plus innovative mobile-phone providers, have raised internet speeds and slashed prices.



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