by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Thu, November 22, 2012 
online nigeria| weekly round up by Nov 22

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 (Nov16-Nov22)


Investments in Nigeria

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • Korean firm to build $30b solar power plant : A Korean firm has shown interest in investing $30billion to build a 10,000 megawatts solar power plant in the country, the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has disclosed.

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • The 500million Dollar Scholarship for 15,000 Africans : Corporate America, unlike the American media which has fails to pick up on the growing trends in Africa, is proving itself increasingly attentive to Africa as a big new story. Big companies, from retail to technology, are approaching Africa as a promising new growth frontier. Many are already investing heavily in Africa and her people.
  • TB JOSHUA SPONSORS NIGERIAN STUDENT FOR PhD IN OXFORD UNIVERSITY FOR £100,000 (N26m) : Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua, well known for his expansive philanthropic endeavours, shocked congregants at his church, The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) on Sunday 18th November 2012 when it was revealed he has sponsored a Nigerian student to study a PhD in the University of Oxford to the tune of £100,000, approximately N26 million.
  • UK’s Chevening scholarship scheme now open : Good news for exceptional students in academic, the global UK government 2012 scholarships programme, Chevening scholarships is now open to offer support for learners in various academic levels.
  • Lagos teachers to get laptops : Teachers in Lagos State public schools may soon get laptop from the state government, Aebiyi Fatai Mabadeje, the Commissioner for Science and Technology, has said.

Nigerian Funny/Quirky News

Entrepreneurship in Nigeria/Africa

  • Commercial motorcycles in airports, let’s try Kano option : The use of commercial motorcycles as a means of transportation in Nigeria is no longer news. While it is known as Okada in Lagos and the Southern part of the country, it is known as Ashaba in the Northern part of the country but they all perform the same form of roles- mean of transportation.


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