Emefiele vs the parallel market
Emefiele vs Parallel Market. Source: Stears Business

At 19:00 on Tuesday, I landed at Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. After manoeuvering its many obstacles, I tried to strut out of the terminal with only Nigerian food on my mind. 

Suddenly, I was stopped by customs officials and asked about the contents of my bag. My fresh from abroad look definitely gave me away. They proceeded to ask me where I worked, and for the first time in six hours, I thought about Stears Business. Yes, this was a mental day off work. 

Eventually, they started smiling and asked the usual “anything for us” questions. 

As I finally left the airport, two things happened. I checked my Twitter and Slack to see what my colleagues have been up to and I see my notifications blowing up. 

[redacted] had tweeted another trending Godwin Emefiele (aka “Meffy”) meme. 

Next thing, some people outside the airport started calling out at me. I

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Tokunbo Afikuyomi, Jr.

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