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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No More Confined in Chiswick.  The Final Blog.

No More Confined in Chiswick. The Final Blog.

In my final Blog of the Chiswick Confined / My Corona Series I allow myself a rant about some of the nasty elements in British politics before calming down to saying thanks for reading one of the 160 or so blogs, to acknowledge my fortune in being able to shelter from Covid in a place with so many parks and gardens and sign off with two special pieces of music.

Chiswick Confined – Getting Back To Live Music

Chiswick Confined – Getting Back To Live Music

Clinging to hope that we will continue to enjoy new found freedoms I am relishing the opportunity for live music again, prompting the question ‘why does The Devil have all the best tunes’?

This will be the pen-ultimate blog of this series. It started as a means of documenting my lock down and as I will explain next week, it is time to move on.


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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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My book

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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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