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.
Saturday was my second jab and the sun was shining. I decided this weekend to ignore royal funerals, politics and other bad news and count my blessings. Sometimes you just should.
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.
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.”
One year on – Highlights of my first ten days of Lock Down – “The Past Is A Different Country”.