by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Thu, October 4, 2012  - 4 COMMENTS
online nigeria| weekly round up by Oct 4

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 (Sep28-Oct4)


Investments in Nigeria

  • SIFAX Group plans to raise terminal capacity to 17,000 … Invests N14.7bn in RTGs : Indigenous terminal operating giant, Ports and Cargo Handling Service, may have begun a structured plan to increase its storage strength from an initial maximum capacity of 5,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), to over 17,000 TEUs. Ports and Cargo Terminal Managing Director, John Jenkins, disclosed this last week at the Tin Can Island Port, Lagos, saying that the company, a subsidiary of the SIFAX Group, had embarked on massive investments in terminal development and equipment procurement.
  • Nigeria: Indian Firms Partner Nigerian Players On ICT Devt : Indian firms, under the auspices of the National Association of Computer and Software Companies of Indian, (NASSCOM), were in Nigeria last week to seek collaboration with the Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN) on local content development in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • Odu’a shopping centre uplifts business activities in Ibadan : Propelled by its strategic focus on real estate investment as an avenue to earn income, Odu’a Investment Company Limited is rounding off the construction of another N200 million commercial property along the Iwo road axis of the Ibadan industrial pole, in Oyo State
  • Lagos market to cost N1.5b : The Lagos State government plans to rebuild the Sandgrouse Market at N1.5 billion. The market will be upgraded into a mix-use ultra-modern affair through a two-year Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) arrangement with DHB Construction Limited.

Innovation in Nigeria/Africa

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • Microsoft plans 300 million jobs in Nigeria, others : Microsoft Corporation said it has launched a new global initiative, Microsoft YouthSpark, aimed to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries including Nigeria during the next three years.
  • MasterCard Foundation Launches $500 Million Scholars Empowerment Program for Young Africans : In a press release, the MasterCard Foundation on Wednesday September 26, announced the launch of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, a $500 million education initiative that will provide talented yet economically disadvantaged students from developing countries, particularly from Africa,– with comprehensive support for secondary and university education.

Nigerian Funny/Quirky News

Good Deeds in Nigeria/Africa

  • Edo begins distribution of relief materials to flood victims : Edo State government has commenced distribution of relief materials to victims of the flood disaster, which brought to a halt the lives of people in about 20 communities in three local government areas of the state. The local governments are Etsako Central, Etsako East and Esan South-East.
  • Philanthropist donates N5m materials : A philanthropist and publisher of Orient magazine, Mr Godwin Ezeemo, has donated N5million worth of relief materials to flood victims in five local government areas of Anambra State

Entrepreneurship Nigeria/Africa

  • Making cool money repairing air conditioners, fridges : In the tropics where the temperature could be as high as 33 degree Celsius or more, the need for refrigerators and air-conditioners to preserve highly perishable food items and provide comfort under a scorching temperature cannot be over estimated. With industrialization and civilization gaining ground in most tropical societies of Africa, the use of air-conditioners to provide the needed comfortable temperatures in offices, homes and vehicles is on the rise while owning a refrigerator to preserve perishable  food items and even medical products.

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