by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Thu, October 18, 2012 
online nigeria| weekly round up by Oct 18

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 (Oct12-Oct18)


Investments in Nigeria

  • Japan to invest N1.58tr in Nigeria : Following the success recently recorded by the Federal Government’s team on investment drive in the Far East Asian countries, Japan has indicated interest to invest an estimated sum of about N1.58 trillion ($10 billion) in Nigeria. This was disclosed by Minister of Trade and Investment Mr. Olusegun Aganga, in Tokyo, Japan, at the World Bank meeting.

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • COWLSO Builds N300m Retirement Villa : The Committee Of Wives of Lagos State Officials, COWLSO, has completed the Retirement Villa, built at a cost of N300 million in Lekki Phase II area of Lagos, southwest Nigeria.
  • Masters Energy builds $10m fabrication yard : The management of Masters Energy Limited said the company is building a $10 million fabrication yard at its multi-billion dollar energy city in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
  • FCTA to build more schools for the deaf : The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) is set to provide additional special schools and specialised teaching aids for deaf people in the FCT, a statement by the Minister of State for the FCT, Olajumoke Akinjide, disclosed on Tuesday.

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • Ondo Create 3,000 jobs for youths : The Ondo State government has created 3000 jobs for unemployed youths through the Fadama III Project Youth Empowerment Scheme, Ademola Olorunfemi, the Commissioner for Agriculture, said on Monday
  • Commission boosts SMEs with over N12bn : No fewer than 100,000 women in small and medium scale agric-business and allied sectors across the South West of Nigeria are beneficiaries of over N12bn revolving loans disbursed by the Justice, Peace and Development Commission(JPDC), a nongovernmental organisation wing of the Ijebu Diocese of the Catholic.

Innovation in Nigeria/Africa

Nigerian Funny/Quirky News

  • Buy me a car or forget wedding, says bride : Kaduna —A 40-year-old-man, Mohammed Abubakar of Hayin Rigasa, Thursday, brought his bride-to-be, Umulkair Ja’afar, before a Shari’a Court in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, for alleged assault and intimidation.

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