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My meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron

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My meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron
As a teenager, I was interested in politics and had involved in students union activities. Those days my father used to boast about his friendship with the central government minister Mr. A. M. Thomas, and once in Delhi, he took me to his official residence. I then thought of the day when I will get that privilege to meet dignitaries. 
I was working in Nigeria since 1976 as a doctor in a community hospital. My employer, Mbadiwe was a political leader and as an adviser to the head of state of Nigeria. In 1978, the hospital in Nigeria was visited by Mr.Olusegon Obasanjo, the head of state of Nigeria. Mr.Obasanjo came to power through a military coup organised by his predecessor.Then, I had an occasion to meet Mr.Obasanjo with his entourage and take him around the hospital. 
After settling in the UK in 1981, I could not involve in politics as I was busy with my clinical work and my studying for the fellowship in surgery. But in 1998, I j…

My Journey Through Becoming A Land Owner First Time

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 My Journey Through Becoming ALand Owner First TimeFrom 1976 onwards, I was working in  community hospitals in Nigeria.Each time I visit Thrissur, India, my parents used to extol the virtues of owning a plot of land and building one's house there. They were of the opinion that the property prices will go only one way, that is upwards only! When I visited Thrissur in 1979,I determined to buy a plot of land with a view to construct a house later. I engagedseveral real estate brokers who showed me different types of properties. Normally they get2.5% brokerage from the buyer and  2.5% from the seller. These brokers do not have any established business or real estate shop. Unlike in the western countries, the brokers do not keep any sale sign board.I learned from real estate experts about choosing properties. I realised that the location and the potential for growth of the locality are more important than the d├ęcor or size of the house . Also I was advised to check for the intact fenci…