by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Thu, September 20, 2012 
online nigeria| weekly round up by Sep 20

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 (Sep14-Sep20)


Investments in Nigeria

  • US to invest $6bn in Nigeria’s agric sector : ABUJA—Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Akinwunmi Adeshina, has disclosed that investors from the United States of America, USA, have agreed to invest $6 billion in Nigeria’s agricultural sector.
  • India to spend $46b on trade to Nigeria : About 20 Indian information technology (IT) firms are due in the country to deliberate on further areas of investment at the Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN) summit.

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • Delta Spends N5bn To Build, Renovate 50 Schools : The Delta State government says it has spent N5billion to build and or renovate 50 schools across the state. The state Commissioner for Infrastructure and Development, Mrs. Edna Oroze Esievo, disclosed this in an interview with LEADERSHIP in Asaba.
  • Firm set to establish $10bn refinery in Bayelsa : A Nigerian firm, Epic Refinery and Petrochemicals Company Nigeria Limited, in conjunction with its foreign partners, Sino Asia Energy Company Limited, is set to commence construction of a $10 billion refinery with a daily production capacity of 100,000 barrels refined products at Oporoma, Bayelsa State.

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • NFF given N350m for sponsorship by Globacom : To reassure the Nigeria Football Federation of its promise to sponsor the national teams of the country yearly, telecommunications giant Globacom splashed a whopping N350m on the NFF.
  • Students benefit from Gani scholarship awards : Professor Festus Iyayi of  Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Benin, UNIBEN, has said that Nigeria can afford to run free education for its citizenry without any challenges, adding that if the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi could afford to single handedly give scholarships to Nigerian students since 1973, there should be no reason why the country cannot afford it.
  • Teachers get 45,000 computers : ABOUT 45,000 teachers in Lagos State will benefit from the first phase of computer ownership scheme powered by Brainfield educational software solution.
  • FG to create jobs from the grassroots : The Federal Government has said that plans are underway to generate millions of jobs from the 774 local governments, as well as to educate the councils’ leaders on security measures.
  • Shell trains 45 youths in Delta : WARRI –SHELL Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, has trained 45 youths drawn from eight host communities in Delta State in different skill acquisition programmes, including computer technology, electrical installation, welding, and hotel and catering.
  • FG releases N3bn to train health workers under SURE-P : The Executive Director,  National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Ado Mohammed, has said that Federal Government, under  its Subsidy Re-investment Empowerment  Project  of maternal and child health (SURE–P  MCH), has so far released N3 billion out of the N15 billion budgeted for the training of health workers across the country.
  • Kwara Boosts Healthcare with N40m Equipment : To boost health care delivery system in Kwara State, the state government has distributed 21 blood banks and other related health equipment worth N40 million to 21 hospitals in the state.
  • Job Creation: FG links 1,007 youths to prospective employers : The Federal Government has not been more serious on its creation of job promise than last week in Lagos, when in collaboration with the Outsourcing Initiative of Nigeria, ODIN, it linked about 1007 unemployed graduates to prospective employers.

Innovation in Nigeria/Africa

  • Nigerian invents power-generating machine, makes Africa’s first local car : Perhaps, Nigeria would have joined the likes of Germany, Japan, India and Malaysia as an automobile manufacturer as far back as 1997 when Dr. Ezekiel Izuogu, an electrical/electronics engineer, a doctor of science and lecturer of communications and electronics engineering at the Federal Polytechnic, Owerri, made a prototype of his first ever all-African car which he named Z-600.

Nigerian Funny/Quirky News

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