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Catch up

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009


My first meeting with Mister Idiris, near his current pasture. Mr. Idiris invites us to his home, so we can catch up, but explains that he first needs to help the boys leading the herd along a specific, nearby building site, because a cow might otherwise fall into the newly built water wells. At that very moment one of the boys called for help:  one of the cows already fell in. With the help of the whole community, cow is soon on her feet again.



Nigerian minister of finance on mobile phone market

Friday, June 1st, 2007

(via SmartMobs)

The former Nigerian minister of finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala promotes investment in Africa. One of the interesting examples she gives is the privatization and rapid growth of the telecom market in Nigeria, from 4300 landlines to over 32 million mobile phone subscriptions. Although she doesn’t mention the name, there is clearly a sense of “Glo with Pride” in her talk. Glo is a domestic mobile phone enterprise closing in on South Africa’s MTN and still growing. Their slogan appeals to Nigerian pride: “we can do it ourselves”.

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Skip to the section starting at 8:00 where she talks about the telecom and mobile phone market in Nigeria:

Along the Lagos-Jos road

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

After visiting Lagos, we followed a Peak Milk transport by truck. Our driver was Mr. Bello. He himself was partly of Fulani descent. When he understood that we were interested in Peak Milk AND Fulani milk, he started to tell stories about milk and pointed out every Fulani herd we passed!

The whole trip to Jos lasted two days. The first day was not so quick due to engine difficulties. At nightfall we had to split up and go ahead in the security car that followed us. This became a hallucinogenic four hour nightly speed-drive to Abuja, including deep potholes, sudden roadblocks, bush fires, the fear of armed robbers, and joining a spontaneous car convoy at up to 140 km/h through thick layers of smoke. We arrived in Abuja at 22:00, four hours after dark. The next day drive to Jos was more comfortable 🙂
mr. Bello in his truck passing Fulani cows

PTMI harbor in Apappa, Lagos

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

kablog-j2me 2.0.8 for Nokia6233

We were shown around by the proud Italian captain of the new port in Lagos, owned by Grimaldi.

Nketchi in the WAMCO warehouse

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

kablog-j2me 2.0.8 for Nokia6233

Just a shot of a shot inside the WAMCO warehouse. We were comparing the quality of our photocams.