Olusegun Adeniyi's Against the Run of Play at once captured the bleak essence of Nigerian politics - or Politiricks - as he put it elsewhere - and paints a vivid picture of the challenges of governance and how these have combined to arrest the country's growth and development - a quintessential treasure trove for those seeking to make sense of our tortuous journey of national "self-discovery". ..
This book is fluid and engaging and gives the reader a ringside seat to the inner sanctum of government. It is an account of an illustrious, international diplomatic career spanning over twenty five years. It is told with candour and insightfulness and written with ease and elegance. The reader is bound to enjoy it and some may even find it attractive enough to call it thrilling because it reads l..
Boris Johnson's critics dismissed him as a clown and the Tory leadership tried to keep him down, yet over a million Londoners voted to make him their major. How did a man whose early life was full of gaffes turn himself into a serious and successful contender for high office? In this age of cautious and unmemorable politicians, Boris shows that cracking jokes and taking risks can pay off. This bri..
"I am continually surprised by the truth of his assertions, the modernity of his thought, the originality of his mind, his humanity, and, most remarkable of all, his foresight." (Martin Gilbert) "The bible of Churchill quotations" (Jack S. Churchill) ..
M Gates served as secretary of defence from 2006 – 2011. He also served as an
Officer of the United States Air Force and worked for the Central Intelligence
Agency before being appointed director of the agency by President George H.W
Bush. He was a member of the National Security Council staff in four
administrations and served eight presidents of both political parties.
"Lee Kuan Yew is one of the brightest, ablest men I have ever met. This book is a must read for people interested in a true Asian success story. From this book, we also learn about the thinking of one of this century's truly visionary statesmen." (George Bush) "In office, I read and analysed every speech of Lee's. He had a way of penetrating the fog of propaganda and expressing with unique clarity..
This book is a comprehensive appraisal of the political history of Nigeria since colonization, with emphasis on political parties. It is a panoramic nugget book for students in Political Science and History. 'One of the best books I have read on Nigerian politics' - Anthony Kirk-Greene, University of Oxford...
Olusegun Adeniyi has done us a world of service, in many respects far more important than his work as spokesman for President Umaru Yar'Adua. Within these pages, that service fairly screams at you in excrutiating detail: our government is so pathetically dysfunctional that, at bottom, institutions of government matter little, only individuals do. This book does a great job taking us behind the sce..
This is the story of Nasir El Rufai's almoste one decade as a public servant, a delightful account of the successes, disappointments and frustrations that were part of the course. After breathing life into Nigeria's first attempts at privatisation under a democratic government, he went on to major impact on the positive development of his country's capital city. No FCT Minister has ever achieved w..
In this bestselling book Barack Obama discusses the importance of empathy and inclusiveness in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. A public servant and a lawyer, a professor and a father, a Christian and sceptic, Obama has written a book of transforming power that will inspire people the world over. ..