by Shikenan Staff Writer   on Thu, October 11, 2012  - 1 COMMENTS
online nigeria| weekly round up by Oct 11

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 (Oct5-Oct11)


Investments in Nigeria

  • 45 US investors planning to invest in Nigeria : United States investors are showing interest in helping to fix Nigeria’s ailing infrastructure as no less than 45 private and publicly quoted companies are now exploring the chances of doing business in the country, Empowered Newswire has reported.

Nigerian Real Estate News

  • Chinese firm to build $32 mln Civic Center, museum in southern Nigeria : The China-based housing and architectural designing outfit, the Tianjin Yuyang Construction Company, has officially embarked on the building of a 5 billion naira (approximately 32 million US dollars) state-of- the-art Civic Center and museum in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti State in southwestern Nigeria.
  • Fed Govt to build houses for teachers, says Wike : THE Federal Government plans to build houses for teachers. A technical committee to work out the details for the implementation of the Housing for Teachers Scheme, (HATS) has been inaugurated.

Innovation in Nigeria/Africa

  • Firm unveils mini-bottle water machine at Abuja fair : An indigenous firm, Par filters Tuesday at the on-going 7th Abuja international trade fair said that the mini-water purifier machine that was unveiled and displayed at the fair is capable of producing clean water as the bottle one that is been produced at the factories.
  • Two schools to represent Nigeria in World Robotic Olympiad in Malaysia : Two schools have emerged winners at the national robotic competition held in Lagos. Alofos Foundation, Surulere, Lagos and International School, Bayelsa  were announced  winners by the panel of judges after a stiff contest among 45 schools that registered for the competition across the country. Subsequently, the duo will represent Nigeria in Malaysia at the World Robotic Olympiad.

Opportunities for Nigerian/African

  • 101 First Class Graduates receives FG Scholarships : The Federal Government, through the Presidential Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development has rewarded 101 candidates, with 1st Class degrees,  scholarships to study up to PhD level in 25 top universities abroad. The candidates were selected in the fields of sciences, basic medical sciences, biology, economics, technology and medicine.
  • Nokia brings solar charger to Nigeria : Nokia has announced the availability of a new portable solar charger, pilot product designed to test the viability of solar charging as an alternative mobile phone charging system to the Nigerian market.

Nigerian Quirky News


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