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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.

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It’s Opening Time & Kick Off – all in the Fresh Air

It’s Opening Time & Kick Off – all in the Fresh Air

As the pubs open and Community Sports becomes possible all we need is some warm weather for a smile on our faces. Watching Women’s Rugby development is a positive that the media seems slow to wake up to.

Forget 1984 – 2024 is coming.

Forget 1984 – 2024 is coming.

Orwell’s 1984 paints a picture though I have always found Huxley’s dystopia ‘closer to home’. In either case, Covid Passports, new Police Powers and whitewashing Racism all seem a step in their direction. As Huxley said “To parody the words of W. Churchill, never have so many been manipulated so much by few.”

A Year Confined – Deja Vu and back again

A Year Confined – Deja Vu and back again

One year on – the same but different? My first Covid post one year ago exactly.
Ravenscourt Park Wildlife as part of my coping mechanism and a little Otis to capture my mood.

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Keith Richards

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.

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Outsider Inside.

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.

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