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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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Chiswick Unbound – Compassion or Culture War ?

Chiswick Unbound – Compassion or Culture War ?

Obviously my use of the word Gammon might seem to upset the people who wrote “However, the term is increasingly used in a seemingly insulting manner by the UK fake left to describe reactionary ‘right-wing’ white people, usually male, who express outright scepticism and undisguised surprise at the acidic self-hating and suicidal self-loathing of the increasingly multicultural fake left and their liberal media apologists.”

Chiswick UnBound – Pints or Polemics?

Chiswick UnBound – Pints or Polemics?

So, who had the most impact – “I’m too mature to be angry.” Jesse Jackson or “When I am angry I can pray well and preach well.” Martin Luther King? I am in favour of channelled, controlled anger – its just that at the moment it can be hard to control!

Chiswick UnBound – Voodoo Extinction Music

Chiswick UnBound – Voodoo Extinction Music

“What’d I say
Look at the sky turn a hell fire red Lord
Somebody’s house is burning down down, down down
Look at the sky turn a hell fire red Lord
Somebody’s house is burning down down, down down
Look at the sky, look at the sky”

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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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