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.
Apr 4, 2020
Well, they say every picture tells a story so I thought to myself, ‘just use your loaf’!
Apr 3, 2020
In which our Hero remembers that the Devonshire Road so beloved for Cappuccino’s today was once a place when a lad from Hounslow feared to tread for fear of a good kicking.
Apr 2, 2020
Yes, it’s a bit of a lazy one today because i am working on a longer post for the weekend’s reading but I do call out my Local Hero of the week and share a few local photos.
Apr 1, 2020
The wind whipped icy spears of rain upon the intrepid traveller as he sought the source of the bacon sandwich – no puns intended.
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.