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  • Shehu Shagari: Beckoned to Serve: An Autobiography By Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari ()
    Shehu Shagari was the first democratically elected Executive President of the Federa Republic of Nigeria. His autobiography shared his experience from early childhood through his period as president in 1979-1983, and beyond. Born the son of a village chief, he became a school teacher, political activist and committed democrat and nationalist. His story is told within the context of the transition from colonial rule to independence and the struggle to build a stable country with democratic institutions and values. Detained by Babangida, all Shagari's personal documents were destroyed, and this reconstruction has been aided by academics, and former ministers and advisers.
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  • The Trouble Wth Nigeria By Chinua Achebe ()
    The eminent African novelist and critic, here addresses Nigeria's problems, aiming to challenge the resignation of Nigerians and inspire them to reject old habits which inhibit Nigeria from becoming a modern and attractive country. In this famous book now reprinted, he professes that the only trouble with Nigeria is the failure of leadership, because with good leaders Nigeria could resolve its inherent problems such as tribalism; lack of patriotism; social injustice and the cult of mediocrity; indiscipline; and corruption
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  • My Command: An Account of the Nigerian Civil War 1969-70 ()
    When former President Olusegun Obasanjo penned his war memoirs, he called it My Command, a cocky title since no one expected anything less than command for a general's account of his soldiery during the Nigerian Civil War. Again whose command should it have been? Could he have woven the war tales of another general? Readers would have called him presumptuous. Yet, when his fellow combatants read his story, they called him presumptuous. They implied that the earthy man lied through his pen, the man who ran this country twice, once as civilian and the other as soldier, who claimed victory for the war, who affects the air of the soldier as statesman, who even tinkers with the toga of thinker, was not the soldier he claimed. To his credit though, Obasanjo might have claimed to be a soldier but not a gentleman. Get a copy and read on
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  • Aké: The Years of Childhood: Wole Soyinka’s Memoir ()
    Aké, the first volume of Nigerian Nobel prize winner Wole Soyinka's (possibly slightly fictionalized) autobiography, is the first book of his I've read. For most authors, an autobiography is probably not the best place to start; most of the time, I want a reason to care about what the author has done before getting into his life story.

    In this case, though, it doesn't disappoint at all. Aké chronicles young Wole's childhood up to about 11 years of age, and given that he was born in 1934, that's a fairly tumultuous time. While the world war rages somewhere just beyond the horizon, Nigeria is somewhere in between the old ways and the new ones, stuck between old tribal kingdoms and the new world, the old religion and Christianity, the old language and English, still ruled by the British but beginning to find a new identity of its own - which isn't an easy process, as shown by the occasional sobering flash-forward to Nigeria in the early 80s.

    Ake tells the story of Wole Soyinka's first eleven years as a child (1934–1945), a period that coincides with major historical events in Nigeria, and around the world – World War II and the famous Women's Uprising in Egbaland, an event in which the author played the role of a courier.

    Told, of course, with the benefit of hindsight, the story of Ake is rich, and the wit is bold and blithe. His touching and vivid evocation of the colourful sights, sounds, and aromas of the world that shaped him is lyrical, laced with humour and adorned with the sheer delight of a child's-eye view.

    This account contains invaluable and delightful vignettes of some of the individuals and events which were to shape the future political and human rights activist, and Nobel Laureate.

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  • The Tragedy of Victory: On-the-Spot Account of The Nigeria-Biafra War in The Atlantic Theatre By Gen. Alabi-Isama ()
    The Tragedy of Victory: On-the-Spot Account of the Nigeria-Biafra War in the Atlantic Theatre is a detailed chronological narrative of the war that lasted from July 6, 1967 to January 15, 1970. With about 500 photographs and maps, the book dwarfs all other previous publications on this subject matter in terms of depth of facts, coverage and accuracy. 

    The well-organised, disciplined and efficient Third Marine Commandos, the soldiers in this theatre of the war earlier commanded by Col. Benjamin Adekunle with Lt. Col. G. Alabi-Isama, the Chief of Staff, already controlled the Atlantic coast from Bonny to Calabar before Col. Olusegun Obasanjo's arrival as the new commander.This most-revealing book is in three parts. The first part is an account of the author's life and his first encounter with the army. Under the watchful eyes of a mother who gave the best in moral education to a son of promise, Alabi-Isama's life got shaped by a pre-destined career where the cap really fitted. The second part is about the real combat. It outlines, in detail, the strategies and tactics the commandos employed during the historic 480-kilometre trek from Calabar to Port Harcourt and narrates the hostile climate, terrain and environment, the travails, health and survival hazards they had to surmount on the 30-day march. The think-tank, the mapping out of operations and disciplined control of men and materials by Alabi-Isama, the chief of staff, as well as the officers of 3 Marine Commando Division of the Nigerian army, sustained the Nigerian side of the conflict.

    This section concludes with the final successful push by the commandos into Uli-Ihiala, Biafra's 'centre of gravity', a move that ended the war following the surrender of Biafra. The third part is an expose on Obasanjo's book, My Command. The author contests Obasanjo's claims about the war as being inconsistent with the truth and maintains that it is a tragedy that the real fighters of the war for the unity of Nigeria have not been acknowledged to date. Rather, they wallow in poverty and are discredited by their military leaders who assumed political offices with all the accompanying largesse.

    The book is a rich manual, a repository of invaluable information and a document that gives a precise and veritable first-person account of the Nigerian civil war, in the Atlantic theatre. It is a must for every serving and retired member of the armed forces to own. Other Nigerians and the international community would find it particularly useful in reconstructing the events of Nigeria's civil war.

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  • This House Has Fallen: Nigeria In Crisis By Karl Maier ()
    To understand Africa, one must understand Nigeria, and few Americans understand Nigeria better than Karl Maier. This House Has Fallen is a bracing and disturbing report on the state of Africa's most populous, potentially richest, and most dangerously dysfunctional nation.Each year, with depressing consistency, Nigeria is declared the most corrupt state in the entire world. Though Nigeria is a nation into which billions of dollars of oil money flow, its per capita income has fallen dramatically in the past two decades. Military coup follows military coup. A bellwether for Africa, it is a country of rising ethnic tensions and falling standards of living, very possibly on the verge of utter collapse — a collapse that could dramatically overshadow even the massacres in Rwanda.A brilliant piece of reportage and travel writing, This House Has Fallenlooks into the Nigerian abyss and comes away with insight, profound conclusions, and even some hope. Updated with a new preface by the author.

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  • Power, Politics and Death By Olusegun Adeniyi ()
    If you follow the political scene in Nigeria closely you’d know that there are some secrets hidden from even Wikileaks! Power, Politics and Death, an exciting new book by Olusegun Adeniyi, provides an insider’s account of the late President Yar’Adua—the man and the president—as never told before.

    Adeniyi, spokesman for the late president, tells of President Yar’Adua’s time in office in a manner that is both honest and heartfelt, going past the rumours and speculation that surrounded his administration and his health to deliver the truth. He also exposes the power tussles and intrigue that go on behind the scenes, in the corridors of power. Power, Politics and Death is sure to change the way you think of Nigerian politics and the late President Yar’Adua.
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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, and My 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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  • Who Will Love My Country By Senator Ike Ekweremadu ()
    The book is his own modest attempt at analyzing the challenges of the country, with a view to providing ideas capable of provoking the minds of Nigerian leaders, to pause and think of how best, a Nigeria of our dreams could be built.
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  • The Federal Republic of Nigerian Army: The Siege of a Nation By Major General M. Chris Alli (rtd) ()
    A former general in the Nigerian army, defence attache to Zimbabwe and member of the Abacha caucus, chronicles the role played by the army in Nigerian history, from the first military coup in 1966 to Obasanjo's accession to power in 1998. He describes his own experiences in the army at home and abroad, including a section on his personal interactions with Abacha and the caucus. The author writes in anger at the domination of political hegemony and the subsequent intervention of the military into politics, the perceived dichotomy between people and state, and its implicactions for issues of development and human rights. He states: 'This book is not an indictment of the military of which I am a part. It is my perception of the conduct of my generation and the multifarious forces at work amongst and about them. It is not a verdict on society, rather it is an articulation of the ecstasy, the fears, the constrictions of a nation in turmoil, a nation pulling itself apart.'
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  • Who Really Is General Muhammadu Buhari? By Professor Tam David-West ()
    I have over time written a lot about General Buhari. This includes two formal works: “Who Really Is General Muhammadu Buhari?” and “The Sixteen ‘Sins’ of General Muhammadu Buhari.” The first was launched publicly at The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island on March 9, 2009. The second book was launched in Kaduna (29 July, 2010) and Port Harcourt (14 March, 2011). Both events were crowd-pullers. I must mention that General Buhari was kept in the dark about both projects. I only informed him some two weeks to the launching. I don’t have to consult him to tell the truth about him.
     - Professor Tam David-West
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  • How To Be A Nigerian By Peter Enahoro ()
    This famous little book is one of the funniest to come out of Africa. First published in 1996, it continues to be in demand. The Nigerian author turns a humorous and ironic eye on his fellow compatriots. The book is described as a guide for Nigerians and expatriates on the conduct, deportment, comportment, bearing, deameanour, mien, carriage, actions, the misdoings, misconduct and misbehaviours of the Nigerian adult male and female. Sprinkled with anecdotes and cartoons, the book addresses the Nigerian essence.
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  • Why We Struck By Adewale Ademoyega ()
    Why We Struck tells the story of the first military intervention in Nigerian politics. The coup that took place on January 15, 1966, was conceived and planned together by Majors Nzeogwu, Ifeajuna and Ademoyega. The execution of the plan had a lightning effect, and the coup provoked a reaction within the first hours of its commencement, opening the floodgate that culminated in the Civil War.

    Apart from being a vivid account of one of the most historical events in Nigeria up to date, the book is indeed a souvenir, being the original work of the only surviving member of the trio that conceived and planned the coup.

    In this book, Major Ademoyega dispels the popular myths which some people, not directly connected with the coup, have amplified and used for their selfish ends.

    A lot has been written about the motivations, actions, and purposes of the revolution that jerked Nigeria into self-consciousness on January 15, 1966. Much of what has been written was merely deduced from what the authors saw or heard. So far, nothing has been published by any of the actual revolutionaries. This is the first authentic account of the revolution. It is written by the only surviving member of the innermost group that planned the revolution.

           “Everything has been done to ensure that this book is accurate and that it depicts the revolution and all that followed it exactly as they were seen from the centre of that great event, which has proved to be the first major milestone in the history of the political development of Nigeria since independence was attained.
    My gratitude goes to my friends, who have encouraged me to write this book. I do hope that they and the entire reading public will be enriched in their knowledge of the truth, which is herein depicted.”
          Adewale Ademoyega

                     
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