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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An Article published in Nigeria’s Businessday Newspaper – reproduced here as a reference to this week’s Blog

ReConfined & ReConstrained in Chiswick  –  #MoodWeird

ReConfined & ReConstrained in Chiswick – #MoodWeird

Why the #MoodWeird Hashtag? Why am I struggling to write one Blog a week when in the first Lock Down I wrote everyday.? Why is everyone mentally and emotionally battered? Why does Seun Kuti’s new Collab capture all this and more ? And yes I am comparing Museveni, Buhari, Trump and Tory gammon at the Brexit trough. Animals.

ReConfined & ReConstrained in Chiswick – My Love Letter To The NHS

ReConfined & ReConstrained in Chiswick – My Love Letter To The NHS

My recent experience of the NHS reminds me what a wonderful institution it is but relies utterly on the quality of the people that work within it. That this Government has consistently denied to increase the Rumneration of Nurses and other key workers while clapping blood stained paws and shedding tears of hypocrisy disgusts me profoundly.


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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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