Tip 11
Try to be patient at all times in Nigeria - the more you push, the further away the decision might become.
Tip 12
English is very widely spoken in Nigeria and you are unlikely to meet any internationally-oriented business people or government officials who are not fairly fluent.
Tip 13
Try to address Nigerians using their titles (if they have one) as this shows respect to the status of the person.
Tip 14
Remember to shake hands with everybody when you enter a room and go through the obligatory, fairly lengthy introductions with warmth and good grace.
Tip 15
Be aware that Nigerians are likely to stand quite close to you. This should not be seen as threatening.
Tip 16
You are unlikely to meet women in senior positions within commercial organisations.
Tip 17
Dress smartly when you go to Nigeria. Your relative importance may be very largely judged on your appearance.
Tip 18
Try to avoid using your left hand when handing things to people, eating food etc.
Tip 19
A large part of the Nigerian population are Muslim so be aware of Muslim taboos on alcohol, pork, gambling etc.
Tip 20
Take care at all times and never go anywhere with people you do not trust or know quite well.