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Moment of Truth: The Compelling Story of Pastor Tunde Bakare
Tunde Bakare is a Nigerian Prophetic-Apostolic pastor. He has received national and international attention for his televangelism, which has sometimes been critical of the Nigerian government. He presides over Global Apostolic Impact Network (GAIN) - a network of churches, ministries and kingdom businesses committed to advancing the Kingdom of God on earth. Dr. Bakare is also the President of Latter Rain Ministries, Inc. (Church Development Center) in Atlanta, GA, USA.
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The Ikemba : Remembering Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
The Ikemba : Remembering Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (1933 - 2011) is a journey through the bravery, unique charisma, profound courage, rare intellect, selfless service, nationalism and unequivocal response to national issues of the late iconic Ikemba of Nnewi, General of the People' Army and Eze Igbo Gburugburu- Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
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THE FASHOLA YEARS By Lukman Olaonipekun
The book THE FASHOLA YEARS is a comprehensive photographic documentation of Governor Fashola’s activities programmes and projects in the sectors of education, health, transportation, Infrastructure, Security, Environment, tourism, Housing, Law and Order and Goveranance in Lagos State, from 2007 to 2015 by his official and personal photographer Lukman Olaonipekun. There is accompanying text of facts and figures
₦25,000
There are no Heroe By Femi Sowoolu
Femi Sowoolu has just written a book every broadcaster should read and own. It's called There are no Heroes. It is an autobiographical account of how to be the best in broadcasting. In the book, the author attempts to provide a pathway for up and coming youngsters who are determined to embark on a professional media career, particularly one in broadcasting. More than just a resource book, There Are No Heroes could become a credible, reliable companion for the young broadcaster with great ambitions to become the best at what he, or she, does.
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A Matter of Sharing: My Memoir By A.B. Assensoh
A Matter of Sharing is a memoir of Ghana-born A.B. Assensoh, who has lived, studied, and worked in the United Kingdom, Nigeria, and Liberia, where he served in editorial capacities. From Sweden, where he studied at the University of Stockholm and also served as Editor of African Features Service in Scandinavia, he moved to the United States in the mid-1970s, first to serve as a Scholar-in-Residence at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania as well as University of Pennsylvania, and he has lived there ever since. His memoir serves as his recollections of events that bring happiness, mixed feelings and, sometimes, sorrow. Apart from sharing anecdotes of some of the events in West Africa of London, this is the first time that he has committed many of the details.
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Cradle of Ideas: A Compendium of Speeches and Writing of Omo N’ Oba Erediauwa of Great Benin Edited By Osarhieme Benson Osadolor
These are, indeed, trying times for Nigeria and its constituent ethnic nationalities. Political instability threatens to rear its ugly head once again, ethnic militias and insurgencies endanger the continued existence of the country, crime and criminality have assumed crisis proportions, and the economy remains in a long- term state of underperformance. In these circumstances, there isneedfor a well-researched book detailing the reasons for these manifestations of systematic failure and proposing a realistic way forward. 

The book has been conveniently arranged in six parts as follows: 
A.   Cultural Development, Traditional Institutions and Governance. 
B.   Exploring the Past. 
C.   Vision from the Ivory Tower.
D.   Education, Social Mobilization and Sport. 
E.    Politics, Economics and the State.
F.    Media, Religion and Standard of Service.  
While it is tempting to review this path-breaking publication by going from one category to the other, the danger is that the output will be excessively long and unnecessarily narrative. The preferred approach adopted is that which is essentially analytic. This requires regrouping into fewer categories in which the world-view or ideological perspective of the revered author arc captured. These are Politics/Constitution Making, Education and Religion. 

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Johathan Tunde Ogbeha: A Noble Path By Innocent Nzeke Waniko
JONATHAN TUNDE OGBEHA WAS BORN IN THE CITY OF LOKOJA ON 1ST SEPETEMBER 1917 TO LATE JOSEPH ABU OGBEHA AND PRISCILLA RAKIYA OGBEHA- HIS BEGINNINGS WERE ROOTED IN THE ANGLICAN CHURCH AND ITS CREED, THE MILITARY ALSO GREATLY INFLUENCED HIM.

THIS BOOK ATTEMPTS TO CHRONICLE HIS LIFE. IT PROJECTS HIS EARLY DAYS WITH HIS FAMILY. IT ALSO DOCUMENTS HIS TIMES AT THE NIGERIAN MILITARY SCHOOL (NMS) AND THE NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY (NDA). OGBEHA'S SUCCESS AND HAPPY TIMES ARE NARRATED. IT SIMILARLY DOCUMENTS HIS CAREER IN THE NIGERIAN ARMY AND REVEALS HUMAN SETBACKS. THROUGH IT ALL, THE RESILIENCE OF A NOBLE MAN AND HIS PATH IS REVEALED

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Niyi Osundare: A Literary Biography By Sule E. Egya
In this literary biography, Sule E. Egya, one of Nigeria’s most promising scholar-critics, brings the skills of the storyteller and the scholar to bear on his recreation of the Osundare story. The result is a readable coming-of-age story that traces the writer’s development from his rural and agrarian roots in Nigeria, through his education in Africa, Europe and North America, to his rise to prominence as one of the most versatile poets writing in English today.

There can be no better platform to register the debt that Osundare owes his parentage, the rigorous discipline of his mentors and the diverse environments in which his outlook on the world has been shaped than this carefully crafted biography. Egya highlights Osundare’s prodigious talent, his unwavering ethical compass, his infectious humanism, his enduring faith in the capacity of literature to reshape the world, and the harmony between his creative imagination and polemical writing. Readers and critics will find the biography an indispensable companion to reading Osundare not just because of the illuminating personal and cultural information that it offers, but also because it equally periodizes Osundare’s work in a way no other book has done.
Prof. Oyeniyi Okunoye, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

In Niyi Osundare: A Literary Biography, Sule E. Egya takes us on a journey of the life experiences of the artist-scholar Niyi Osundare. Indeed, there are some books a reader just can’t put down. This is one of them. It takes you to the other worlds beyond the popular world of artistry and scholarship of one of Africa’s most accomplished men of letters.
Dr. Ogaga Okuyade, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sule E. Egya is professor of African Literature and Cultural Studies at Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Nigeria. He was formerly Head of the Department of English and Dean of Faculty of Languages and Communication Studies. Widely published and travelled, his interests include literature and politics, literature and the environment, literary theory, and creative writing. He is also an award-winning writer, having authored works of poetry and fiction under the style name E. E. Sule. Among his works are Sterile Sky, winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Prize Africa Region, and the AHP-sponsored Nation, Power and Dissidence in Third Generation Nigerian Poetry in English.

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Arrest the Music: Fela and His Rebel Acts and Politics
A lively study of the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and a persuasive interpretation of the social context, instrumentation, lyrics, visual art, and people through which he produced his music.
Arrest the Music! is a lively musical study of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, one of Africa’s most recognizable, popular, and controversial musicians. The flamboyant originator of the "Afrobeat" sound and self-proclaimed voice of the voiceless, Fela used music, sharp-tongued lyrics, and derisive humor to challenge the shortcomings of Nigerian and postcolonial African states. Looking at the social context, instrumentation, lyrics, visual art, people, and organizations through which Fela produced his music, Tejumola Olaniyan offers a wider, more suggestive perspective on Fela and his impact on listeners in all parts of the world.
₦4,500
Academics, Epidemics and Politics: An Eventful Career in Public Health by IDRIS MOHAMMED (Paperback)
Prof. Mohammed, an academic, researcher, and public health physician gives us his lucid views on how physicians can practice medicine in an unjust world.
₦3,000
WS: A Life in Full
A "photo-biography" of Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka
₦12,000
DESMOND TUTU: NO FUTURE WITHOUT FORGIVENESS.
In No Future Without Forgiveness, Desmond Tutu argues that true reconciliation cannot be achieved by denying the past. But neither is it easy to reconcile when a nation “looks the beast in the eye.” Rather than repeat platitudes about forgiveness, he presents a bold spirituality that recognizes the horrors people can inflict upon one another, and yet retains a sense of idealism about reconciliation. With a clarity of pitch born out of decades of experiences, Desmond Tutu shows readers how to move forward with honesty and compassion to build a newer and more humane world.

   “In its sober depiction and searing indictment of evil and in its never-maudlin advocacy of love, this is a masterpiece.”
                                            -KIRKUS REVIEWS

DESMOND TUTU:recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, retired as Archbishop of Capetown, South Africa, in 1996. He is active as a lecturer throughout the world and recently was a visiting professor at Emory University in Atlanta.

    “The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Africa has out the spotlight on all of us……..In its hearings Desmond Tutu has conveyed our common pain and sorrow, our hope and confidence in the future.”
                                           - NELSON MANDELA
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Footprints and Footnotes - An Autobiography By Ladipo Akinkugbe
With the opportunities offered for service in various capacities in public life the author addresses seminal and critical issues in health and higher education over the past four decades.
 
The racy and engaging rendering of Akinkugbe’s story attests to his facility of language and a robust intellect that combines sustained scholarship with disarming modesty.
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Footprints Of An Iconic Diplomat By Chief Emeka Anyaoku
Not surprisingly, the volume of written material on chief Emeka Anyaoku is considerable. Yet, a common thread runs through all of them - each publication gives insight into the unimpeachable character of the man; This publication, Footprints of an Iconic Diplomat, is no different. it's only distinction being that it presents a largely pictorial version of the Emeka Anyaoku narrative; that it portrays a fullness of life, depth of purpose and breadth of impact that few can lay claim to; that it personalises the well-used phrase, a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Indeed, this pictorial biography like its name, speaks to the extensive footprints in both the literal and figurative sense, of Nigeria's and certainly one of Africa's most respected diplomatic icons.
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The War Against Counterfeit Medicine My Story By Dora Nkem Akunyili
There is a general agreement that piracy; counterfeiting and passing off are unfair. However, there is often surreptitious - or even open - sympathy for, say, those who purchase counterfeit designer fashions or the latest technical gadgets. The pirate is even sometimes represented as a daring evil hero. In this book, Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili, Director General of Nigeria's National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, presents a unique study of a global phenomenon in which law-breaking and profiteering prevail at the cost of human health and life - and of the ways in which this can be fought by appropriate legislation, regulation and enforcement.
₦6,000
Essays in Honour of Ama Ata Aidoo at 70: A Reader in African Culture Studies By Anne V. Adams (Editor)
The volume ‘Essays in Honour of Ama Ata Aidoo at 70: A Reader in African Cultural Studies’ (2012) pays tribute to a woman writer from the African continent who has touched worldwide audiences and acknowledges her status as a ‘literary mover and shaker’. The literary-criticism core of the book is complemented by papers on such issues as African oratory, new media, popular culture texts, African identity, race construction and gendered image.

Ama Ata Aidoo was born in Abeadzi Kyiakor in what was then the Gold Coast (later Ghana) in 1940 and grew up in a Fante royal household. She attended Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast and then the University of Ghana at Legon from 1961-1964 where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English. During this time, she also wrote her first play, ‘The Dilemma of a Ghost’, which came out in 1965 and made her the first African woman dramatist to be published.

Since then, Aidoo has written other plays, novels, short stories and poetry as well as numerous essays on African literature and the status of women in African society. One of her best known novels is ‘Our Sister Killjoy, or, Reflections from a Black-eyed Squint’ (1977). She has won many literary awards, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book (Africa) for her second novel, ‘Changes: a Love Story’ (1991). Aidoo’s works of fiction deal with the tension between Western and African world views and the politics of gender and sexual inequality in African society.

In addition to her literary career, Aidoo was appointed Minister of Education under the Provisional National Defence Council in 1982, but resigned after 18 months. She then moved to Zimbabwe to become a full-time writer. She has also lived and worked in the US, the UK and Germany. Aidoo was a long-term Visiting Professor in Africana Studies and the Literary Arts at Brown University.

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iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business By Jeffrey S. Young.
Lightning never strikes twice, but Steve Jobs has, transforming modern culture first with the Macintosh and more recently with the iPod. He has dazzled and delighted audiences with his Pixar movies. And he has bedeviled, destroyed, and demoralized hundreds of people along the More... way. Steve Jobs is the most interesting character of the digital age.What a long, strange journey it has been. With the mainstream success of the iPod, Pixar's string of hits and subsequent divorce from Disney, and Steve's triumphant return to Apple, his story is better than any fiction. Ten years after the leading maverick of the computer age and the king of digital cool crashed from the height of Apple's meteoric rise, Steve Jobs rose from the ashes in a Machiavellian coup that only he could have orchestrated--and has now become more famous than ever.In this encore to his classic 1987 unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs--a major bestseller--Jeffrey Young examines Jobs' remarkable resurgence, one of the most amazing business comeback stories in recent years. Drawing on a wide range of sources in Silicon Valley and Hollywood, he details how Jobs put Apple back on track, first with the iMac and then with the iPod, and traces Jobs' role in the remarkable rise of the Pixar animation studio, including his rancorous feud with Disney's Michael Eisner.
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In the Blink of an Eye: By EUGENIA ABU
In the Blink of an Eye is a tapestry of life itself, evoking memories of times past, re¬visited in today's climes. Social justice, love for humankind, need for resilience, and interviews with achievers to lift our spirits, are the threads that run through this beautiful book, woven carefully by the author with wit and elegant language to make the reader feel at home. Using language at its brilliant best, Eugenia Abu brings us to tears in tributes, gives us joy in humour and looks us in the face in dealing with social issues. Eight chapters of non-stop enchantment take us . through a tease of men, gender .advocacy, literary reviews, personal joys and tragedies; re-uniting us with our inner souls and mirroring the society for the good of all of us. There is unparalleled Nigerianness, history and intellectual rigour. Then there are quotations to enlighten, and wisdom from far¬flung places, as well as critical analyses of national and world issues.
₦2,700
Jakande His Story is History: By Tunde Fanimokun
This book is all about the authentic story of a political icon in the history of public administration in Nigeria.
₦7,000
No Easy Harvest By Professor F.S Idachaba
“No Easy Harvest” is a life story of Professor Francis Idachaba covering his humble birth, primary, secondary and tertiary school education in various places and locations. It all covers his work experiences in Nigeria and at the international arena. The book also puts in record Professor Idachaba’s family life, his philanthropic efforts and the honours he received.

The title of the work is adequate going with the level of achievements of Professor Idaachaba: he has had no mean harvest. Though easy to read, the HARVEST did not come easy. The HARVEST came after many years of hard work, discipline, humility, probity, integrity, sincerity of purpose, focus and refusal to be distracted, and above all, the fear of God which his mother, Aya instilled in him.

If, as claimed in the PROLOGUE, this autobiography is a product of empty diaries with few entries, then we give glory to God for the very rich and retentive memory He (God) has endowed the erudite Professor.

There is no doubt that Professor Francis Suleiman Idachaba has achieved much in life. He is distinguished and honourable, indeed. Are there areas in his life that he actually failed? If so, I leave that to other readers to pick as I could not pick such in the autobiography.

Though “No Easy Harvest” is a wonderful book about a great personality, but permit me to note the following; the chronologies of the events were lost between the international engagements and the Vice Chancellors appointments. For example, International engagements II (1996 -2006) presented in Chapter 10 actually predated the pioneer Vice Chancellor Appointment (1988 -1995) in Chapter 12; the national service should have been broken into segments to reflect the presentation of the international engagements; there are few typographical errors and missing paragraphs and gaps in this important and historic book; there is no record of extra-curricular activities. But I know that Professor Idachaba does walking so well. For example, while he was the vice Chancellor at Kogi State University, Anyigba, climbing the 4-storey Senate building was so easy that the younger security staff had to run after him.

A Harvest Indeed!!!
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Orji Kalu: Leadership Lessons From a Master Strategist : Everything Revealed!; Plus the Harvard Secrets
He was a director of many organizations including: Hallmark Bank and Unipetrol. He belongs to many professional and trade bodies and they include, Nigerian Institute of Directors, Nigerian Association of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, Manufacturers' Association of Nigeria, Nigeria-Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nigeria Importers and Exporters Association, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria-Israel Association, and Spartansburg Chamber of Commerce S.C. USA. He was a member of the National Sports Commission under the chairmanship of Chief S.B. Williams between 1989 and 1990, and Federal Government Commission on the Re-grading of Traditional Rulers.

His intimidating political profile, stupendous wealth, international connections, acceptability among his fellow politicians, transparent leadership, crusade against social injustice, corruption and inequity and above all, divine anointing are some of the qualities that stand him out.

Governor Kalu has over 200 traditional titles to his honour and several books to his credit.

Some of the titles are:

    OLUIGBO
    TUKURAN GWANDU
    ZANNA MU'AMALAM OF DIKWA
    BANNA ZAKI OF LAPAI
    KACHALLA MISAU
    KACHALLA BIU
    BARDEN MATASAN KEBBI
    MMILI NYILI ENYI OF NRI KINGDOM
    ARO OF OGBOMOSOLAND
    KOLO OF BORNO
    AARE BAALORO OF ISOLO
    AGUNECHE ABIA
    AHAEJIAGAMBE OF IGBERE
    AKU ZURU IGBO OF EZIAMA, IMO STATE
    ODEZULUIGBO OF NNOKWA, ANAMBRA STATE
    ISIBUIGBO OF ATTA IMO STATE
    OMENANWATA OF IGBOLAND
    ASHIPA SERIKIN MAYEGUN OF IBADAN
    BABA METU OF IKARE, EKITI
    GARKUWAN KANO


He is yet to formally receive a special title conferred on him by the Alaafin of Oyo, and the Emir of Damaturu respectively.

He has some published and unpublished books to his credit and they include:

    My Reflections on Nigeria's National Assembly (Unpublished)
    The Problems of Nigeria Unity (Unpublished)
    Military in Nigeria Economy (Unpublished)
    Police and Crime Operation
    Nigeria Foreign Policy and June 12 Crisis
    Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sir Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Chief Obafemi Awolowo: The Height of Truth in Nigeria
    Orji Uzor Kalu: Lessons from a Master Strategist

He has presented several speeches and lectures locally and internationally. Among them are:

    Wake-up call for the Igbo at Igbo Summit in Enugu, January 2001 June 12 Presidential Election and Transition Crisis in Nigeria delivered in Lagos on June 12, 2002 to mark the 11th Anniversary of the annulled June 12 Presidential Election;
    Democracy, Accountability and Good Governance at Papa Club, Lagos, September 14, 2002;
    The Media In a Democratic Nigeria at the Communications Department of Howard University, Washington D.C. USA, October 25, 2002;
    Issues In Nigeria's Contemporary Politics at Liberty University, Virginia, USA, February 2002;
    Electoral Violence and the Future of Democracy in Nigeria at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos, February 19, 2003, and Roadmap to Igbo Renaissance at the World Igbo Congress, Tennessee, USA, September 29, 2003.

He is married with a wife. Dr. (Mrs.) Ifeoma Orji Uzor Kalu, and they have two beautiful daughters
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Professor Dora Akunyili at 59
The National Biographer Magazine July edition of 2013. Probably the last exclusive interview by Professor Dora Akunyili held last year June. It was conducted despite all her attempt to stop it in the name that she don't celebrate birthdays. It was the occasion of her 59th birthday. She never had an opportunity to see this interview after we published it. She would have been 60 years on July 14, 2014, if not for death. It is a 17 page pull out on a woman of substance
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Spring of A Life (An Autobiography) By Olu Bajowa
Spring of A Life, which is the first among Olu Bajowa's autobiographical trio, is a down to earth account of the humble beginning of the author. Written with literary finesse which makes the mini­-autobiography a compelling reading, the book attempts to maintain balance between revealing the excesses of childhood imaginations, assumptions and actions on the one hand, and, the moments and experiences that led the child success in later years on the other.
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The Crumbs off the Wife's Table By Hilda Ogbe
A white Norwegan woman who married a Nigerian in England during the World War II, here narrates the story of her life. Hilde Ogbe returned to Nigeria in 1956 and was naturalised in 1967. She subsequently establishes, and manages a silver jewellery company; studies astrology; and successfully treats sickle cell patients with local herbs and remedies.
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World's Greatest Biographies: By Reader's Digest
Biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill and Thomas Edison
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AWUJALE
THAT every man has a story to tell is a notorious fact. The Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba S.K. Adetona has now told his own in an autobiography, Awujale (275 pp) which was launched in Ijebu Ode on Saturday, June 26, 2010 to coincide with his 50th coronation anniversary. The Oba rejected a commissioned biography about ten years ago, saying “I knew it was not my story”. And then one night he had a dream, and “I saw the book, my book with the title and the various chapters, I woke up in the morning and I started to write the book. Here is the book”, the Awujale is quoted as saying. If this is a way of whetting the readers’ appetite, I think it is quite smart.

The Awujale of Ijebuland is one of those few obas in his category whose opinions are respected because they can be trusted to be forthright even when they are wrong. He gives the impression in this book that only he, and a few of his friends including the Oba of Benin, Erediauwa II, the Akija of Ikija, Oba Adekoya, and Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi III have demonstrated exemplary integrity in the face of pressures. This may be debatable but the truth is that since 1960 when the present Awujale ascended the throne of his forefathers, so much has happened to discredit the traditional institution.

Many traditional rulers have become notorious for their lack of decorum, victims of the politicization of the traditional institution, the collapse of values, and the transition from a tradition to modernity, and of course, their own hubris. As recently as last month, one oba in Akure, one fellow formerly known as the Deji of Akure, threw his crown into the gutter when he went to the home of an estranged wife to take the law into his own hands and behaved like a thug. There have been reports of traditional rulers who have been found to be patrons of armed robbery gangs, traditional rulers who were caught pants down with the wives of their subjects or were struck down by thunderbolt, what the Yorubas call magun, that is “don’t climb,” a traditional voodoo method of eliminating male adulterers. In his account, Oba Adetona offers additional instances of traditional rulers turning themselves into “boys” under military rule, and of the same so-called highnesses and royal majesties betraying their people in order to be accepted by the politicians or soldiers in power. Awujale is a strong defender of the traditional institution and its continuing relevance, and of the need to modernize it and for its principal figures to be upright.
You can read more about the review of this book from HERE
₦7,000
Chinua Achebe: Tributes and Reflections By Nana Ayebia Clarke
Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) is widely recognized as the founding father of modern African literature in English. His first novel, Things Fall Apart, published in 1958, not only contested European narratives about Africa, but also challenged assumptions about the form and function of the novel.

Throughout his long career, Achebe was a voice for the peoples of Africa and also a formative influence on a new generation of African writers. This volume of tributes and reflections is a fitting testament to his legacy.

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Audacity of Hope, The: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream by Barack Obama.
Senator Obama has written a book of transforming power. Only by returning to the principles that gave birth to the Constitution, he says, can Americans repair a political process that is broken, and restore to working order a government that has fallen dangerously out of touch with millions of ordinary Americans.
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My Life By Bill Clinton
An exhaustive, soul-searching memoir, Bill Clinton's My Life is a refreshingly candid look at the former president as a son, brother, teacher, father, husband, and public figure. Clinton painstakingly outlines the history behind his greatest successes and failures, including his dedication to educational and economic reform, his war against a "vast right-wing operation" determined to destroy him, and the "morally indefensible" acts for which he was nearly impeached. My Life is autobiography as therapy--a personal history written by a man trying to face and banish his private demons.
 
Clinton approaches the story of his youth with gusto, sharing tales of giant watermelons, nine-pound tumors, a charging ram, famous mobsters and jazz musicians, and a BB gun standoff. He offers an equally energetic portrait of American history, pop culture, and the evolving political landscape, covering the historical events that shaped his early years (namely the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and JFK) and the events that shaped his presidency (Waco, Bosnia, Somalia). What makes My Life remarkable as a political memoir is how thoroughly it is infused with Clinton's unassuming, charmingly pithy voice:
 
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A Month and a Day: A Detention Diary By Ken Saro-Wiwa
This is the extraordinary and moving account of Ken Saro-Wiwa's period of detention in 1993, and is also a personal history of the man who gave voice to the campaign for basic human and political rights for the Ogoni people. It was fear of his success that made Saro-Wiwa the target of the despotic Nigerian military regime. Arrested on 21 June 1993, ostensibly for his part in election-day disturbances, he describes in harrowing detail the conditions under which he was held. He writes of his involvement with the Ogoni cause and his instrumental role in the setting up of the movement for the survival of the Ogoni people.
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Early Achebe By Bernth Lindfors
Early Achebe deals with the essays, stories, and groundbreaking novels Chinua Achebe published between 1951 and 1966 during the first phase of the writer s long and distinguished literary career. Lindfors, a longstanding and renowned scholar and critic of African literature, demonstrates vividly the pervasive influence the subject s early writing had not only on fellow Nigerian authors but also on teachers and critics of African literature both on the continent and abroad. The book concludes with a previously unpublished lecture by Achebe titled The Writer and the African Revolution delivered at The University of Texas at Austin in November 1969, followed by Achebe s responses to questions he was asked by students, faculty, and townspeople at the time. Bernth Lindfors the major sleuth of African literature has struck gold again. The goldmine reveals a decidedly comic Achebe in his early work, segueing to his more serious writing, the result of the tragedy of Biafra. Few writers want to see their earliest scribbling brought back into full light or photos from long ago reproduced. Credit must go to both Chinua Achebe and Bernth Lindfors for resuscitating these important materials. Charles R. Larson, Author of The Emergence of African Fiction and The Ordeal of the African Writer If anybody else outside Africa has been helpful in making to use Chinua Achebe's words about Ulli Beier Africans to see themselves through the freshness of their own vision, it is Bernth Lindfors. With its fondness for the excavating detail, the vernacular elegance of its style, and the unremitting respect and admiration for his subject's integrity as a writer, Early Achebe both enfolds and simulates Achebe's reciprocal pedagogy in all its stylistic and global width. Raoul J. Granqvist, Professor Emeritus of English Literature, Umeå University, Sweden A coherent critical groundwork and an important contribution to African literary history, Lindfors s Early Achebe is a unique starting-point for a deeper understanding of the cultural contexts, esthetic roots, thematic commitments, and stylistic features of not only Achebe s fiction but also his poetry and essays. Chukwuma Azuonye, Professor of African Literature, University of Massachusetts, Boston As one of the pioneers of African literature criticism and editor of the monumental bibliographical series Black African Literature in English, Bernth Lindfors has made contributions to African literature that are always exciting and full of relevance. His latest book, Early Achebe, which contains Chinua Achebe's earliest writings going back to his undergraduate days at University College, Ibadan, and Lindfors's own earliest essays on Achebe, is a gift of love to students and teachers of Achebe's works, and a necessary addition to the ever-growing body of commentaries in the field of Achebe studies. ... Early Achebe is, thus, an important and opportune work; it could not have been issued a moment too soon. Emmanuel Obiechina Associate Fellow, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University, and Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters
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Early Soyinka By Bernth Lindfors
Early Soyinka endeavors to reveal Wole Soyinka’s precocious talent as a writer of stories, dramas, essays, letters, humorous sketches and jokes, by presenting a collection of essays on writings by Soyinka composed prior to publication of his first books in 1963. The underlying argument in the book appears to be that Soyinka’s early works cannot be considered as “juvenilia or immature scribblings” for they already display a high command of language and acceptable formal structures.

The introduction lays out the background of the book when Bernth Lindfors attempts to settle a score with Biodun Jeyifo and Soyinka. Lindfors first retells Jeyifo’s position in Wole Soyinka: Politics, Poetics and Postcolonialism (2004), in which the latter identified Lindfors as one “who, almost alone among students of Soyinka’s writings, has been obsessed with his literary juvenilia, hoping therein to find materials to prove Soyinka was once a rookie writer, a neophyte artist, even if his rise to fame seemed instantaneous and meteoric.” Then, Lindfors reveals Soyinka’s misunderstanding of his efforts to demonstrate that Soyinka’s earliest writings were not the “awkward fumblings of a neophyte artist but the handiwork of a skilled craftsman who could articulate original ideas with fluency, precision and persuasiveness.” Soyinka had apparently taken issue with Lindfors in his essay “The Critic and Society: Barthes, Leftocracy and Other Mythologies,” by branding the latter as a “hagiographer extraordinary, who re-creates my juvenilia, in the old University College of Ibadan; every page of his essay contains at least one inaccuracy of time and place and a series of absurd attributions.” Lindfors’ probable purpose in bringing out these two misinterpretations of his interest in that early expressive body of work is to show the reason why many critics have refrained from studying Soyinka’s writings prior to publication of A Dance of the Forests, The Lion and the Jewel, and Three Plays in 1963. By considering these first published works as the starting point for an exploration of Soyinka’s talent and personality, those critics have been “studying the growth of a tree without examining its roots.” Early Soyinka aims then at putting things right by studying the growth of Soyinka from a close examination of his roots.

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My Watch – A Memoir by Olusegun Obasanjo (3 Vols)
"During his watch, a watchman has no sleep and no respite."
- Olusegun Obasanjo

Following in the steps of his previous memoirs, My Command and Not My Will, Olusegun Obasanjo's My Watch is more than the story of the Obasanjo presidency told by the man himself. It is a memoir of a lifetime spent in service to country, of a man who has been destined with the watch, with the vigilance, with the responsibility to his people to speak up and speak out.

My Watch spans large expanses of time, from the pre-colonial Owu history, to early Abeokuta and the last throes of an independent city state at turn-of-the-century colonial Nigeria, to the early life of its author, his civil war experience, his stewardship of the transitional government of 1976-1979, the interregnum, his second appearance on the national scene as a civilian president on Nigeria's return to democracy in 1999, the completion of the first civilian-civilian transfer of government in Nigeria's history that inaugurated the Yar'Adua presidency and signalled the end of Obasanjo's tenure in office, and the years hence.

Presented in three volumes, this exquisitely narrated memoir, in turns intensely personal and broadly nationalistic and international, completes a trilogy of autobiographies—My Command, Not My Will, andMy Watch—told by this sojourner of Nigerian and world history.
 

Book Info

Publisher: Kachifo Limited under its Prestige Imprint
Year of first release: 2014
Planned release date: November 2014
The book is presented as a three-volume boxset in hardcase and paperback editions. The book is trimmed at 150x235mm, portrait. The page counts are 506, 672, and 400 pages respectively for Volumes 1, 2, and 3. We present a well-designed, illustrated in full colour where relevant, and factual memoir written by the man himself.

Author's Bio

Olusegun Obasanjo, soldier, statesman, author and farmer, born on Ifo Market Day in Ibogun-Olaogun in what was then Abeokuta Province of 1930s colonial Nigeria, joined the Nigerian Army in 1958. He served in the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in the Congo between 1960-1961 and rose to become the General Officer Commanding the 3 Marine Commando Division of the Nigerian Army, which ended the 30-month Nigerian Civil War.

After the war, Obasanjo resumed his duties as the commander of the Nigerian Army Corps of Engineers. He was appointed Federal Commissioner (Minister) for Works in the Gowon Administration, and was appointed Chief of Staff, Supreme Headquarters—thus becoming the number 2 man in the government hierarchy—after the change of government in 1975.

Obasanjo served as Head of State of the Federal Military Government and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces from 1976-1979 following the assassination of General Murtala Muhammed in a failed putsch. He handed over to a civilian regime in 1979 and retired to private life of farming. As a statesman he was called upon by the international community, in one instance to serve as co-chair of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons' Group constituted to work on negotiated settlement for the ending of the South African Apartheid policy in 1985. He was also a candidate for the office of Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1991.

Olusegun Obasanjo, a fearless critic of bad government in Africa and particularly in Nigeria, was jailed after the "phantom coup" trial in 1995 by the Abacha Military Regime. He emerged from prison in 1998 and became a candidate for the presidency in the run-up to the military handover to a democratic civilian administration. He won the election and was sworn-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigerian on May 29 1999.

He stepped down from the presidency in 2007 at the end of his second term and returned to his farm. He still serves the international community in several capacities. He is currently the chief promoter of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library.

Olusegun Obasanjo has authored several books, significant amongst them, My Command, about his experiences in the Nigerian Civil War; Not My Will, about his service to the nation as Military Head of State; This Animal Called Man, a philosophical reflection on the nature of man written during his time as a political prisoner; and Nzeogwu, about his friend and key figure in the January 1966 coup. This book, My Watch, his latest memoir, promises to join the other books as odes to a life of service to God, humanity and country.

Table of Contents
 
VOLUME 1: My Watch - Early Life and the Military
Introduction
 
Part I: Early Life
1)         Ifo Market Day

  1. The Owus in Yorubaland
  2. The Family
  3. Village Life
  4. From Village to City
  5. The City of Abeokuta
  6. Ibadan- The Oluyole City
 
Part II: Military Career and Administration

  1. Teshie - The Beginning of a Career
  2. From Dream to Reality: Going to the UK
  3. Close to Active Military Operation
  4. Returning Home
  5. Kaduna-The Cosmopolitan City of Crocodiles
  6. The Congo
  7. From Infantry to Corps of Engineers
  8. Assuming Command of Engineers Unit
  9. The Indian Staff College Course
  10. The First Coup And Its Aftermath
  11. Ibadan On Military Assignment
  12. The Nigerian Civil War
  13. The Royal College of Defence Studies
  14. First Step Into Government
  15. The Third Coup
 
Part III: Life After Military Administration

  1. The Inter-regnum
  2. Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group on South Africa
  3. The Race to the 38th Floor
  4. National Unity Organisation of Nigeria (NUON)
  5. My Arrest: The Abacha Saga
  6. The Prison Experience
 
 
VOLUME 2: My Watch - Political and Public Affairs
                                   
Part IV: Second Coming – Politics & Political Affairs

  1. Entry Into Politics
  2. Political Consultations and Convention
  3. Campaigns and the Elections
  4. Planning & Preparation for Governance
  5. Beginning of Governance
  6. Constitution Amendments
  7. The External Dimensions
  8. Atiku and US Justice Entanglement
  9. Succession, Transition and Exit
 
Part V: Second Coming - Governance

  1. Credo and Orientation
  1. Credo
  2. Worship
  3. Death of Stella
  1. Judicial Commission
  1. Investigation of Human Rights Violations – Oputa Panel
  1. Conflict Resolutions
  1. Bakassi
  2. Militancy in the Niger Delta
  3. Internal Conflicts
  4. Regional Conflicts and Relations
  1. Fuel, Energy & Power Reforms
  1. Fuel Shortage
  2. Oil & Gas, Local Content, Marginal Fields
  3. Power & Energy
  1. Economic Reforms
  1. Transportation
  2. Privatisation
  3. Agriculture & Presidential Initiatives
  4. Tourism
  5. Debt Relief
  6. Needs & Vision 2020
  1. Financial Management Reforms
  1. Fighting Corruption
  2. Wage Increase
  3. Monetisation
  4. Contributory Pension Scheme
  5. Recovery of Looted Funds
  6. Price Intelligence Unit
  7. Banking Reform
  1. Social Welfare Services Reforms
  1. National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS
  2. Polio Immunisation
  3. National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC
  4. Millennium Development Goals, MDGs
  5. Universal Basic Education, UBE
  6. Housing and Urban Development
  7. Census 2006
  1. Civil Service Reforms
  1. Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA
  2. Local Government Councils
  3. e-Government
  4. SERVICOM
  1. Administrative Enhancement
  1. Independent Policy Group, IPG
  2. Informal Inner Circle in Governance  (Kitchen Cabinet)
  3. Honorary Presidential Advisory Councils & Other Committees
  4. Executive-Legislative Relations
  5. Visits to States
  6. Improving the National Image
  7. Stated Goals and Proven Performance
 
VOLUME 3: My Watch -Now and Then
 
Part VI: Now and Thereafter

  1. Stand Up and Look
  2. Critical Assessment of Yar’Adua Administration
  3. Special Envoy of UN Secretary-General in DRC and Great Lakes Region
  4. To Be Or Not To Be: Jonathan
  5. The Presidential Library
  6. The Nigeria Centenary
  7. The Media and The Critics
  8. Global Events, Involvement in Note-Worthy Organisations and Leaders
  9. Elections Observations
  10. The Missed, the Missing and the Lost Chances
  11. From Now To...
  12. Epilogue
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Olusegun Obasanjo The Presidential Legacy 1999 - 2007 vol. 1 & vol. 2 By Ladipo Akinkugbe
Writing about the Obasanjo years compels rather more than the Presidential Legacy. These two volumes focus on what he found on the table as he came in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and what he left on that table in 2007.
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A Fulfilled Life of Service By Arthur Mbanefo
In packaging this book, the publishers have exhibited excellence in craftsmanship. The cover page showed one of the finest pictures of the graceful Chief. That picture reminds me of Odu’s extreme kindness which many would discover once they associate closely with him. The Book is an exposé of Odu’s innermost persona- a kind hearted man. The face of charity, of a generous Odu. It is as if the picture were saying softly, “so how can I be of help?” The serenity in those eyes exudes love and charm. Then the colour contrast and separation blends with this image of beauty.
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Audacity on the Bound -A Diplomatic Odyssey By Olusola Sanu
This book is fluid and engaging and gives the reader a ringside seat to the inner santum 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
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An Autobiography: the Story of My Experiments with Truth By Mohandas K Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in Western India in 1869. He was educated in London and later traveled to South Africa, where he experienced racism and took up the rights of Indians, instituting his first campaign of passive resistance. In 1915 he returned to British-controlled India, bringing to a country in the throes of independence his commitment to non-violent change, and his belief always in the power of truth. Under Gandhi's lead, millions of protesters would engage in mass campaigns of civil disobedience, seeking change through ahimsa or non-violence. For Gandhi, the long path towards Indian independence would lead to imprisonment and hardship, yet he never once forgot the principles of truth and non-violence so dear to him. Written in the 1920s, Gandhi's autobiography tells of his struggles and his inspirations; a powerful and enduring statement of an extraordinary life.

About the Author
Mohandas Gandhi was born in Western India in 1869. After studying law in London and living in South Africa for many years, he returned to India in 1915, where he spent the rest of his life campaigning for India's independence and promoting his fundamental principles of truth and non-violence. He died in 1948.
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Akanda Eda: The Story of Olusegun Obasanjo Edited by Dare Babarinsa
Akanda Eda: The Story of Olusegun Obasanjo provides a window into the enigmatic personality of Nigeria's longest an most famous ruler who has dominated and continue to dominate the affairs of his Country, moderating its sometimes turbulent temper and projecting its power and prestige all over the world.
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Never Look an American in the Eye By Okey Ndibe
Okey Ndibe’s funny, charming, and penetrating memoir tells of his move from Nigeria to America, where he came to edit the influential—but forever teetering on the verge of insolvency—African Commentary magazine. It recounts stories of Ndibe’s relationships with Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, and other literary figures; examines the differences between Nigerian and American etiquette and politics; recalls an incident of racial profiling just 13 days after he arrived in the US, in which he was mistaken for a bank robber; considers American stereotypes about Africa (and vice-versa); and juxtaposes African folk tales with Wall Street trickery. All these stories and more come together in a generous, encompassing book about the making of a writer and a new American.

Year of Publication: 2017

210 pages

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