Author Archives: AlexGordon

November 04

What’s the spookiest city in Nigeria?

Laghost! (although some say its A-boo-ja) Took me a while to come up with that suitably scary joke for this month’s blog, which I’m writing a few days after attending my friends Halloween party. I went as a Zombie Rugby player as you can see in the lead pic. Apologies for the lack of costume […]

September 29

“The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.”

Hi All, The quote in the title is from an author called Wendy Wunder, and I felt it was incredibly apt for this months blog. It’s been nearly two months since I last blogged, as August and the start of September were really busy with my work here at CHAI, and I had my mid-way […]

August 08

Visiting The Biggest City in Africa

How far? (Naija slang for “What’s up?”) It’s been a busy few weeks since I last blogged, but I’ve inadvertently created some time to write due to a technology meltdown. As a result, I’m currently sat at GSK in Lagos while the IT heroes do their thing to my laptop. This is actually the second […]

July 07

What did the German say when meeting Aladdin’s monkey?

“Abu, ja?” Apologies for that awful joke, but it is really hard to make a pun on ‘Abuja’. Luckily, my German GCSE never stops paying back, thank you Herr Ludwigsen. I’ve been in  Nigeria for 10 days now, and given that today is a public holiday to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, I thought it would be good to use my […]