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.
Jun 14, 2020
It is a lovely early summer weekend but the families of those that died in the Grenfell Tower fire, three years ago today, will not be able to enjoy today’s sunshine. Nor will they until they get closure.
Jun 12, 2020
Nasturtiums in the rain. Mindfulness. Music. Contemplation on changing Lives.
Jun 11, 2020
Why Oh Why, do these things keep happening? Why do people keep doing these things? They happen, they are done because THEY can. Are we not also THEM?
Jun 10, 2020
The Word is an Egg. You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. And other sayings.
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.