by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Thu, May 2, 2013 
online nigeria| weekly round up by may 2

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 (April26-May2)


Investments in Nigeria

  • Nigeria: UK-Based Agric Firm to Invest U.S.$36 Million in Niger Varsity : In its bid to commence commercial agriculture, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University in Niger State has concluded arrangement to enter into agreement with a UK-based agricultural company, Euro Agricultural Consultant West Africa Ltd that planned to invest $36 million in the project.
  • FG to invest in agric in Cross River : Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Bukar Tijani, has said that the Federal Government has decided to invest more in the agricultural sector of Cross River State.

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • Nigeria: FCTA to Construct 5,000 Low-Cost Houses in Abuja : The urban poor and low income earners in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, may soon realize their dreams of owning homes of their own as the FCT Administration has approved the construction of 5,000 low-cost housing units.
  • Nigeria: NLC, TUC Flag Off 6,000 Housing Units for Workers Today : Abuja — AS part of the activities to mark the 2013 Workers' Day tomorrow, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, will today flag off 6,000 housing units for workers in the civil and public service to help ease off the perennial accommodation problems Nigerian workers encounter.
  • UK partners Lagos schools on capacity-building : The British Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Peter Carter, has said the UK Government is willing to partner the Lagos State Government in building the needed capacity to develop the teaching skills of teachers in the state.

Innovation in Nigeria/Africa

  • Meet The Nigerian Family Reported As The Smartest in Britain : You might have heard about the Imafidons in the past. They are literally a family made of child prodigies. Recently, Black America Web highlighted the Britain based unit for a “Little Known Black History Fact.” Read about the brilliance of the Imafidons below.

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • USA Fulbright Scholarships For Students : These scholarships for study in USA are for international students from Africa, East Asia and Pacific,  Europe and Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, The Americas, and South and Central Asia.

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