Africa & corruption: is the perception worse than the reality? I have pondered on the question of Africa and corruption for years. As a business person (I run an air ambulance business covering West and Central Africa), I know that a big part of the reason that many African businesses do not receive the funding they require to grow is because investors perceive Africa as ‘fantastically corrupt’ in the words of former Prime Minister David Cameron.
It was Pope Francis that called youth unemployment one of “…the most serious of the evils that afflicts the world these days…”. According to statistics by the Nigerian Bureau Of Statistics (2016) there are 31m Nigerians who are unemployed. The paradox is that the employers are always looking for great people, almost every employer I know, will still employ a person that interviews exceptionally, has relevant industry experience and shows that he/she has honesty/integrity.
A mentor is defined as ‘an experienced and trusted adviser’. However, many Nigerian’s get the definition of a mentor confused. What they actually want is a god father, but if you want a god father, this is the wrong article for you, as this article is about mentorship. I have explained what a political god father is below, so if that is what you want, you can stop reading, as that isn’t what the article is about.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".