The Newcastle Agenda

WOW — The Newcastle agenda crossed the 95% milestone last Friday.. Weeks of nail-biting suspense came to an end.. and when it did it was anti-climatic.. The weeks of palpating excel spreadsheets and evaluating various scenarios came to an end more in a puff of smoke than a roaring volcanic eruption..

I’d skipped work, chartered a cab to Calabar and only arrived just in time to catch the last Arik Air flight to Lagos from Calabar… Flight was eventful, rather bumpy but safe… And then when the brown envelope was in my hands, i only felt a cold, calm detachment..

Well thank God, I have my entry clearance, next steps are to apply for a leave of absence, clear my indetedness to the company and fly out..

The end of the beginnning is at hand….

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