Moving to Canada (Part 2): The language, blending in and networking

Moving to Canada (Part 2): The language, blending in and networking

Thanks a lot everyone for the messages, the calls and the comments, much appreciated. Now I know there are two sides to a coin, so this post is inevitable. I have talked about the potential issues, so I believe it best to talk about everything I have done to improve my professional and social life and also my English.
In the last post I talked about issues with the language, blending in and networking and with making money. It did take a while, but then after a month I made some adjustments and while I have not achieved my goals, I have made a lot of progress.

I think at this point, it is important to note that I haven’t gotten my permanent residency, I am still on an open work permit so there’s a lot I do not yet have access to, here in Canada, but the good news is I am on the last lap on that (new update) and unless something blows up somewhere, I do expect to become a resident this month so… (YAY?). Just like before, I will break it down again, but now with what I have done. So here it goes.

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My move to Canada: The challenges

My move to Canada: The challenges

For most of my adult life and some of my childhood, I have wanted to live in Canada. There wasn’t a complex reason to it too, it was simply because as a child and till this day, I had never heard anything negative about Canada. I mean, Green Peace was started here and as a child it sounded like heaven. It has been about 8 years in the making, but I am finally here and while it is still peaceful, it has been a whole lot different from what I thought it would be. You know, little differences that when summed up become quite huge. Without further ado… I will first bring you to…

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ICT Innovation in Nigeria

ICT Innovation in Nigeria

For most of history innovation has been guided by necessity; a need to provide solutions to a well identified problem. From creation of clubs weapons from sticks and stones to the creation of fire, communities, schools and in more recent times, industrialization all the things necessary to improve the lives of people or improve how they perform their daily tasks. Fast forward to the last three decades which can be categorized as the information age and we have seen the rise of the internet, mobile technology and the availability of information in ways that would have been thought impossible fifteen years ago. Advances made possible by innovation, the same drive that pushed advances centuries ago. A need to improve the way of life, both for self or for the community in general.

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IT Frameworks: Fundamental issues in Nigeria

IT Frameworks: Fundamental issues in Nigeria

Now for most people, this is a touchy subject, not IT frameworks though, people generally feel touchy about fundamental issues in Nigeria, not because they do not exist, but because there are so many that one can literally close one’s eyes and point and actually touch an issue. This however is neither social nor political. This is a professional opinion and no offense is intended or meant with this post.

Now disclaimer aside, what do I mean?

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