The ingenious assemblage of A Dictionary of Yoruba Monosyllabic Verbs is chief among Chief Isaac Oluwole Delano's contributions to the lexicography of the language. The laborious effort of documenting and entering the unique lexical items into a single voluminous text for the Institute of African Studies of the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in Ile-Ife is a historical unde..
Nigeria is a country of which much is heard and about little is understood. The product of an ambitious amalgamation, in 1914, of three hundred & seventy one ethnic groups in the area of River Niger, with as many languages to form the most populous state in British-Africa (estimated at 170 million people). The book seeks to make sense of the events in this country of many paradoxes: a land of ..
A swamp full of dollars - Pipelines and Paramilitaries in Nigeria's Oil Frontier. A compelling and well written account. In this long awaited book, Peel has told the history of Nigeria and oil in a way that makes this important subject accessible to all. In doing so, he has done a service to everyone who is interested in development and in Africa. ..
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". ..
There is a culturally significant way of being Yoruba that is expressed through dress, greetings, and celebrations no matter where in the world they take place. Adeleke Adeeko documents Yoruba patterns of behavior and articulates a philosophy of how to he Yoruba in this innovative study. As he focuses on historical writings, 1111 divination practices, the use of proverbs in contemporary speech, ph..
Perhaps, he has generated more controversy than any other Nigerian and has become somewhat of an enigma. He has been often mis-quoted and most often mis-interpreted. Yet, he holds on strongly to his vision of Nigeria and belief in a peaceful and united country: a vision which both his critics and admires hold in great awe. In this book, Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu writes, more endearingly, about his dre..
"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) ..
This innovative anthology is presents an interdisciplinary approach to Yoruba culture and customs. Written by Yoruba experts on all continents, the seventy five chapters in the volume employ a variety of multi faceted perspectives to provide a detailed study of the yoruba people with insights from anthropology, arts, language and linguistics, literature, history, religion, sociology, philosophy, p..
The name M.T Mbu is synonymous with dedication, transparency, accountability and honesty. In Nigeria today, I cannot think of someone else who will engender greater respect or affection across ethnic nationalities and ideological barriers. He was very diligent and self disciplined. He exhibited the highest integrity and honesty in the conduct when on official or personal dealings. He demonstrated ..