I don’t think I have ever seen a more offensive opinion written about a host country. A country that accepted him, invested in him and gave him opportunities it hardly gave its own citizens. Yet at the first intersection of conflict, he uses the harshest words in his vocabulary to denigrate Nigeria.
It’s only in Abuja and Lagos that I’ve seen Kingsley Moghalu posters. It’s only in Lagos that I’ve seen Sowore posters. I’ve seen none for either Oby or Fela. Maybe I’m not looking hard enough, but I’m willing to bet my salary for three months that the majority of Nigerians have not heard of the other candidates. And that’s a huge problem there.
….” People will react to whatever you say based on whether it favours them or not. In my experience, when you praise people, they lap it up unreservedly. But when you highlight their shortcomings, or point out spaces for improvement, you become enemy number one.
…O to CTO and COO, and customers had me a few seconds from smashing my head on walls in frustration. We suffered everything from ‘curious’ customers who ‘just ordered because they wanted to see if we would deliver’ to ‘unreasonable’ customers who would turn down the — unpaid for — delivery because they just weren’t in the mood for small chops anymore, and the most ‘interesting’ of them all, those who claimed to not have any cash and couldn’t do transfers for one reason or the other. It didn’t take long for me to figure out that we needed to start receiving online payments or we would soon run out of business.
… the fastest growing courier companies in Nigeria before heading out to Ghana, It was tough because even though I consider myself smart, I’m still a slow learner. So when I began this journey, it required lots of grinding and sleepless nights.
In its early days, Facebook was sharing its tiny space with a startup called Android. According to Chris, the other startup looked at them and thought they were crazy. “Why another social network when there is already MySpace?”, they wondered. On the other end, the Facebook guys thought the same about the Android folks. “Why another OS? We already have BlackBerry!”. And a lot of smh went around.