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 JOURNEY is Tony Blair's first-hand account of his years in office and beyond. Here he describes for the first time his role in shaping our recent history, from the aftermath of Princess Diana's death to the war on terror.A JOURNEY is a book about the nature and uses of political power. In frank, unflinching, often wry detail, Tony Blair charts the ups and downs of his career to provide insight i..
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.Obama take..
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 collection of essays chronicles a country's fourth attempt at democratic governance after many years of military dictatorship. Through his personal experiences and observations, Bayo Olupohunda captures the reality of Nigeria's socio-political environment at the turn of the milllenium, the collapse of dignity in service and the ubiquitous "Nigerian factor" that creates entitlement. Are you no..
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..
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..
In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing
storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling
the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South
Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of
motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous
address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she de..
In Be(com)ing Nigerian: A Guide, EInathan John provides an affecting, unrestrained and satirical guide to the Nigerians you will meet at home and abroad, or on your way to hell and to heaven. It is a searing look at how power is performed, negotiated and abused in private and in public; in politics, business, religious institutions and in homes. From the exploration of religious hypocrisy to inequ..
In this major biography of Bill Clinton, Nigel Hamilton, author of Whitbread Award winning MONTY and JFK, tells the amazing story of one of the most charismatic, brilliant and powerful men of our time. ..