Never Quite An Insider.
A Nigerian memoir.
Twenty years of running multiple businesses in Nigeria qualifies me to write an instructive memoir. Indeed, having blown the whistle on corruption in one multi-national, faced two years of threats and intimidation in the ‘wild east’ of Aba and then sought to change the course of one of Nigeria’s highest profile corporates, I believe I have insights that have value. Throw in some humour and a willingness to tackle controversial subjects and I present you with an unusual account of this misunderstood society and my love affair with it.
May 27, 2020
Music ramblings From Nashville to Kinshasa and Lagos to California.
May 27, 2020
While trying to heed my advice and not go on about Dominic Cummings I turn to the man responsible for Chocolate Salty Balls
May 25, 2020
I am not upset about the putrescent obsequiousness of that Press Conference for Cummings at all, not one little bit. It doesn’t bother me. Don’t worry, I’m fine. No, I wont go on about it.
May 24, 2020
What a crazy world we live in – has it always been this way ? When the news is full of #Dominicgoings how do you find peace of mind ?
A book. A Column, Another book. A blog. There is too much racism, injustice, environmental damage, hypocrisy and the like out there to stay silent. So I am not going to. Because I can – and I care enough to want to.Read more →
Having harboured a desire to write for half a lifetime, BusinessDay gave me the opportunity with a weekly column. In 2007 these comments on Nigerian business, politics and society were collected and published. Many of them are as relevant to day as they were then.Learn more →
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It’s not just about me. I am proud of what my sons, Tom and George are doing as well as many of my mates’ children or even my old friends and contacts. This what they are up to or at least the links to their work or what’s influencing them.