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War Games By Linda Polman
From Rwanda to Afghanistan, from Sudan to Iraq, this brilliantly written and at times blackly funny work of reportage shows how the humanitarian aid industry, the media and warmongers the world over are locked in a cycle of mutual support.
₦3,500
Little Soldier By Bernard Ashley
A powerful and important novel that ponders the depths of hate from London's street gangs to Africa's tribal wars through the eyes of a young boy.

Kaninda is left for dead when his family is gunned down by the warring tribe's army in their village of Lasai, Africa. He is "saved" by the Red Cross and brought to the UK to be adopted by a family there, but it is not by his choice. He would have rather stayed in Lasai to fight his war and to defend the honor of his people and the memory of his family.

So Kaninda stays silent, as a good soldier is trained to do, and plans his escape. In the meantime, however, a gang war and the arrival of a boy from the rebel tribe will force Kaninda to reconsider his ideas about revenge, loyalty, and the consuming power of hate.

₦2,500
Africa since 1940: The Past of the Present (New Approaches to African History) By Frederick Cooper
Frederick Cooper's latest book on the history of decolonization and independence in Africa initiates a new textbook series: New Approaches to African History. This text will help students understand the historical process out of which Africa's current position in the world has emerged. Bridging the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, it allows readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other.
₦4,000
America Gives, and America Takes: Alien Cultures and Judicial Systems in Focus By George C. Udeozor
America Gives . . . . And America Takes . . . . is as much a story about the highs and lows of one man's American Dreams as those of countless others who fled their countries of origin to pursue the promise they were certain to achieve in America. As the author finds out, because of unforeseen cultural conflicts, not all American Dreams which become reality may remain so for long. This book is non-fiction based on the life of the author and the actual events that took place to the best of the author's memory and perception as they happened. The author's account are based on his views, ideals, opinions, and understanding of those events and the people involved. Any reference to persons, agencies, governments, or any entity is the opinion of the author pertaining to the events which took place as they relate to him. The book provides no definitive statement or conclusion as to the character and intentions of each individual or entity mentioned in the book. The readers may make their own determination and opinion based on the information provided, as well as obtaining additional information concerning the facts, from their own further investigation.

About the Author

George Udeozor is the unlikely author of this literary marvel which takes the reader on a breath-taking journey through the chilling nightmares of the darkness and evil that may lurk at the edges of the American Dream. Like most success-driven immigrants, the author, after a childhood plagued by civil war and economic hardship, worked his way through High School in Nigeria and College in the United States before launching a career in banking with Barclays Bank of California, Los Angeles. Although successful as a banker, the author could not resist the lure of profit and adventure in the International Business arena. His quick success as a Finance/Defense Consultant and marriage to his beautiful wife, a glamorous Medical Doctor gave the appearance of nothing less than the actualized American dream. In this book, the author tells the story of his plight from one nation to another and the struggles of political power intertwined with culture which appears to be at the base of each judicial system and those in its charge.
₦5,000
The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West By Niall Ferguson
Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century history's bloodiest by far? Why did unprecedented material progress go hand in hand with total war and genocide? His quest for new answers takes him from the walls of Nanjing to the bloody beaches of Normandy, from the economics of ethnic cleansing to the politics of imperial decline and fall. The result, as brilliantly written as it is vital, is a great historian's masterwork.
₦6,000
Nigeria: Descent into Anarchy and Collapse?
The Sophomore Year’ and ‘Nigeria: Descent into Anarchy and Collapse?’ edited by emeritus Prof. John Ayoade, Prof. Adeoye Akinsanya and Prof. Olatunde Ojo
₦4,000
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.
₦3,000
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
Politics: Key Concepts in Philosophy By Iain M. Mackenzie

The extent and nature of rights; the sources of state power; the promises and pitfalls of democracy; how to achieve a just distribution of social goods; the claims of culture and gender on our identity: these are just some of the issues to have been addressed by political philosophers throughout history.

Politics: Key Concepts in Philosophy offers a thorough and stimulating account of political philosophy. The text is structured thematically in order to convey the vibrancy of debates within the discipline. Through these debates the text addresses the ideas of major thinkers -including Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Foucault, Rawls, Kymlicka, Okin and Butler - and it begins and ends with discussions about the nature of political philosophy itself.
This is an invaluable aid to study, one that goes beyond simple definitions and summaries; readers new to this discipline will encounter a lively text full of clear signposts for the journey into political philosophy.

₦9,000
Religion and Political Thought By Michael Hoelzl
This book provides an essential resource for studies in religion and politics. It is divided into three parts, beginning with an introduction outlining the contemporary relevance of reviewing the relationship between the two subject areas; a brief history of the interactions between religion and politics that have pertained both in East and the West, and the key concepts that relate these two fields. The second section comprises a selection of classic readings. This title is ideal for students of both religion and politics and general readers who are interested in the topics.
₦45,000
Prime Witness: Change and Policy Challenges in Buhari's Nigeria By Oseloka Obaze
This volume of essays on public policy challenges in the Buhari-led Nigeria is a child of necessity.  In 2015 and sixteen years after the PDP assumed the leadership reins in Nigeria, it was evident to all, that Nigeria was not enjoying the best form of governance and purposeful leadership. The strength of government was absolutely lacking. Enter 2015 and the grand alliance and vision of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which claimed to be the only credible alternative capable of upending the PDP and providing Nigeria the much leadership change it desired. Hope about Nigeria's prospects soared with the election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The hope was well founded: it reflected the high expectations generated both by the smooth transfer of power from the Jonathan administration, itself a sign of a maturing democracy, and by the scintillating campaign by candidate Buhari. It did not take long before the Buhari administration confronted the political reality of governance. The governance reality that the Buhari administration faced on assuming the reins of power consisted of his own campaign promises (tackling insecurity, combating corruption, and growing the economy -- with emphasis on reducing unemployment and diversifying the economy); unanticipated crises (resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta and onset of recession); and self-inflicted injuries (delayed appointment of his cabinet, policy somersaults on foreign exchange policy, and poor management of the recession). Prime Witness Change and Policy Challenges in Buhari's Nigeria is essentially a product of the author's observations, exchanges with his various interlocutors in and out of government, and Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike, during the first year of the Buhari administration, 2015-2016. The decision to put this volume together, and indeed, the compelling reason for articulating the policy recommendations, critiques and views herein, derived in his personal belief that as a member of the Nigerian attentive public, we owed it as a civic duty to our posterity to speak up, regardless of whether anyone is listening. Such undertaking will no doubt, enrich our national conversation of critical issues and in the long run, vindicate us in the eyes of our posterity.
₦6,000
The Black American Gender Gaps: American Citizenship, Educational Attainment, and National Leadership Positions By Amadu Jacky Kaba
This book examines the progress that Black Americans have made in the United States in the post-World WarIlera, from the framework of American citizenship. The data in this book show that Black Americans have made substantial social, economic and political progress during this period. For example, as of 2013, there were 60,000 Black American physicians; 50,000 lawyers and judges; 1 11,000 engineers; 329,000 mathematical or computer scientists; and 305,000registeredNurses. However, depending on the variable examined, one would find a gender gapfavoringeither males or females. For example, by 2016, there were 2.446 million Black women and 1.841 million Black men aged 18 and over with at least a bachelor's degree. While there are more Black females in the U. S. workforce, including in the top job category, professional and managerial positions (33.4% vs. 23%), Black males continue to earn higher incomes. This book presents various explanations for these gender gaps within the Black American population and the implications that result from them. Amadu Jacky Kaba is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Seton Hall University. Prior to returning to Seton Hall University in 2005, he worked with the late renowned political scientist, Professor Ali A. Mazrui (Post-Doctoral Fellowship), teaching and conducting research in the Social Sciences at Binghamton University, State University of New York, and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, from July 2002 to June 30, 2005. He is the author of almost 80 scholarly publications including over 50 full-lengthpeerreviewedscholarly journal articles and six books. He earned all of his degrees from Seton Hall University: B.A. in Political Science in 1997; Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) in 1998; andPh.D.in Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy in May 2002.
₦3,000
Socio-Economic Development in Africa: Challenges and Dimensions By Alexius Amtaika
What options do African countries have to grow their economies and improve the living standards of their populations? What course should their socio-economic development take? The book reasons that African states, more than ever, need partnerships with the outside world in the development of the continent, based on equality, mutual benefit and win-win cooperation. This need has arisen as many Africa nations experience decreases in their fortunes in economic development and equitable distribution of resources among their peoples on the one hand, and increased dependence on development aid and loans from developed nations and international monetary regimes, on the other. The book opines that genuine partnerships with donor countries should distinguish between a simple analogy of other nations' development experiences and the genuine analysis of the respective dynamics of cases of African nations. It concludes that beneficiation of African raw materials on the continent is a key to Africa's success in boosting economic growth, development and reduction of poverty and unemployment. Alexius Amtaika is a Research Professor atUniversityof Limpopo in South Africa. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, specializing in Political Theory and Governance of Local States. He is the author and editor of four books. He is a former recipient of the University of Michigan African Presidential Research Fellowship (2008-2009). He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of African and Asian Local Government Studies.
₦5,000
Culture, Democracy and Development in Africa By Alexius Amtaika
Conceptually and programmatically, there is no clear connection between the concepts of democracy, culture and development. However, the influences of Western European countries in the implementation of democratic ideals and development models, plans and programs on the African continent, has created vast fields of play between them, in so doing informing and blending into one another. It is in the context of this that this book comes to the fore. First, to assess the question of whether development undergirds democracy or promote democratic impulses. Second, to scrutinize the casual link between democracy and development, which is taken for granted in our times. Third and finally, to assess the claims of whether culture is dynamic and fluid as it is in the era of increased global flows or as an entity to be compartmentalized or understood in fixed terms. The book takes the concept of culture as its point of departure to explore political, economic and social phenomena, on the grounds that, whenever one defines the concept of development or democracy, the notion of culture assumes a deterministic and influential role in it, and that the precepts of democracy or models of development are usually marked by tangible signs or sets of ideas, visions and claims, which ultimately determine the contours of culture. It is on these grounds that, not only does each of these three concepts supports or denotesgroupor institutional practices, but also contains conceptual claims with ideological power.
₦5,000
Bright Beams in Dark Shadow: Perspectives on Light Emergent By Michael Vickers
Starting as a simple compilation of selected lifetime writings, Bright Beams in Dark Shadow evolves into a personal testimony with a thrusting thematic thread; that of the ongoing battle of an ever-challenging Light, with an entrenched and dominant Darkness. Underlying emphasis is given to the fast-accelerating shift in Life Principles and Life Values from our planet's world of the parochial, into a modern world of emergent universals of inclusion and engagement. The profound and transformative role of cybernetics, recognised and understood by few, emerges as the base platform from which all else in our unfolding future, follows. It is hoped this lengthy selection of odes, articles, critiques and commentaries will provide for the reader a powerful stimulant to a wide range of ponderings, queries and challenges at every level and depth; and indeed on new, penetrating and provocative Perspectives on Light Emergent.
₦6,000
Echoes of Great Benin By Omo Uwaifo
A RENAISSANCE BOOK about Benin, Edo, invites you into the quaint world of probably the greatest living traditionalists of this part of modern Nigeria, the Edo. As she struggles for relevance in a country much of which she had ruled before the coming of the British, she is as the proverbial butcher of carrion. Her fingers are slimy with decayed flesh and they stink. She cannot use them to scratch her itchy body. Her art treasures, artifacts and much of her history, she lost to the British in 1897. Her famous dry moat, Iya, has decrepit sections of it left. Ibota, the aural source of Benin stories I knew, now belongs in the past. The people of Benin, the Edo, now speak Pidgin English in their homes. Indeed, Benin is gradually effacing her history and etching out a life of anonymity. Please read on for a peep into a bit of her present and a greater look into much of her past!
₦4,000
Africa: Development Challenges and Possibilities By Amadu Jacky Kaba
Africa: Development Challenges and Possibilities examines the positive achievements that are being experienced on the continent. In examining Africa's development paradoxes, one can point to any number of examples illustrating challenges facing the people on the continent. However, there are now many examples of real progress on the ground such as: increase in life expectancy; decreasing infant mortality rates and death rates; and increase in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and GDP per capita. The book examines the impact of Islam and Christianity in Africa; population growth, environment and the challenge to food production; the impact of the African diaspora; and the role of the African Union in Africa's development.
₦4,000
Contemporary Nigeria: Transitional Agencies of Change By Sati U. Fwatshak
The essays in this volume provide a framework for understanding contemporary Nigeria's pains and gains. Nigeria remains a country in transition, characterized by many challenges and positive changes. This book captures its dysfunctional elements as well as its success stories as the continent's most populous nation, generously endowed with both natural resources and human capital. The various views in this book reflect the twists and turns in Nigeria's post-colonial experience.
₦4,000
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.
₦5,000
On Wings of Light: Reflections on Cybernetics, Africa and the Wider World By Michael Vickers
As our world battles on from a Darkened past and an equally Dark present, a steady beam of Light persists. It is eternal and within the core Spirit of humankind. It has long sought full release; opening wide the flood-gates of Actuation, Inclusion and Life Engagement. On Wings of Light declares this time has already arrived. Sharply accelerating transfigurative effects, it contends, are due to the advent of Cybernetics; the combined operation of Electronics and Communications in our modern world. Cybernetics not only brings Great Light to illuminate age-old Corridors of Darkness; it points mankind in the direction of a bright and promising Horizon Future. In the unfolding of this future, it maintains that Africa, with its vast lands, folk, resources, root Ethic of Light and increasing prominence, will play the determining role. Exploring relevant concepts, thoughts and perceptions; this work reflects on their meaning, significance and stimulus to practical research and activity.
₦6,000
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. 

₦10,000
Build, Innovate and Grow: My Vision for Our Country By Kingsley Moghalu
• How can Nigeria overcome its leadership capital deficit? • How can women get equality in the areas of: access to education, access to finance, marital protection rights, violence, and the poor ratios of representation in political and corporate leadership in Nigeria? • Will the youths finally rise up and take their place at the driving wheel on our national journey into the future? • How can we successfully reduce poverty and unemployment? • What is the vision of Diaspora Engagement? • How can we pursue a vibrant foreign policy? • Can the 'Office of the Citizen' do its patriotic duty? • How does governance in Nigeria reduce waste and inefficiency? • What and who can save Nigeria? If any country needs a bold vision of how to turn its under-achieved potential into reality, it is Nigeria. Few are more equipped and prepared to offer such a roadmap as Kingsley Moghalu. Build, Innovate and Grow (BIG) covers a wide range of issues… informed both by Kingsley's worldview and by an impressive, versatile career across multiple domains… This is a book whose time has come – a BIG vision for our country indeed. –Muhammadu Sanusi II Emir of Kano …an important new book for the people and leaders of Nigeria – Africa's most important country. Bold, new thinking is required to address the country's continuing challenges and to achieve its full economic and political potential. Kingsley Moghalu's new book provides a vision and a roadmap for the country's citizens and leaders. –Ambassador Johnnie Carson Senior Advisor, United States Institute of Peace Former United States Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Kingsley Moghalu has been nurturing his political philosophy for many years, while serving his country in the field of banking and finance. At a time of great change and challenge, he now offers a practical and compelling roadmap for achieving Nigeria's long-slumbering potential. –David Marsh Chairman, Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF)

Year of Publication: 2018

300 pages

₦4,000
African Theatre: Soyinka: Blackout, Blowout and Beyond
Publishes for the first time Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka's early revue sketches on which his later plays, The Beatification of Area Boy and King Baabu, draw strongly for characters and situations.
₦5,500
Outrage By Ogochukwu Promise
Outrage is a story of struggle; the conflicts which have become associated with the exploration of oil in the Niger Delta are carefully blended with a love story, that of Boma and Sekibo, a factional leader of the Niger Delta militants. Boma is torn between her love for Sekibo and her loyalty to Reverend Tabore, her aunty and guardian, who is a government stooge. The constant conflicts in the story spring up from the clashes between the various militant factions, the differences between the militants and the government, and the dilemma of choosing between love and family ties.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR.
Ogochukwu PROMISE (fiction writer, poet, essayist, playwright; Nigeria) is the founder and coordinator of the Lumina Foundation which instituted the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa; she also initiated the Get Africa Reading Project and runs a mobile library. Ogochukwu edits and publishes the literary magazine The Lumina, and the magazine Children's Classic. An author of 16 novels, six collections of poetry, two short story collections, four plays, two essay collections, thirty children's books, and editor of four literary collections, she has received seven Association of Nigerian Authors awards for her poetry and fiction. She participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
₦2,500
Politics By Aristotle
What is the relationship of the individual to the state? What is the ideal state, and how can it bring about the most desirable life for its citizens? What sort of education should it provide? What is the purpose of amassing wealth? These are some of the questions Aristotle attempts to answer in one of the most intellectually stimulating works.
Both heavily influenced by and critical of Plato's Republic and Laws, Politics represents the distillation of a lifetime of thought and observation. "Encyclopaedic knowledge has never, before or since, gone hand in hand with a logic so masculine or with speculation so profound," says H. W. C. Davis in his introduction. Students, teachers, and scholars will welcome this inexpensive new edition of the Benjamin Jowett translation, as will all readers interested in Greek thought, political theory, and depictions of the ideal state.

₦3,500
Africa and the War on Drugs By Neil Carrier
Nigerian drug lords in UK prisons, khat-chewing Somali pirates hijacking Western ships, crystal meth-smoking gangs controlling South Africa's streets and the Bissau-Guinean state captured by narco-traffickers. These are some of the vivid images surrounding drugs in Africa which have alarmed policymakers, academics and the general public in recent years. In this revealing and original book, the authors weave these aspects into a provocative argument about Africa's role in the global trade and control of drugs. In doing so, they show how foreign-inspired policies have failed to help African drug users who require medical support, while strengthening the role of corrupt and brutal law enforcement officers who are tasked with halting the export of heroin and cocaine to European and American consumer markets.

A vital book on an overlooked front of the so-called "war on drugs."

₦5,500
Cry Freedom: The Legendary True Story of Steve Biko and the Friendship that Defied Apartheid By John Briley
John Briley is the award-winning script writer of Ghandi. He has worked with Attenborough and Woods to write a first-rate screenplay for the film "Cry Freedom" and this novelisation of that.
₦3,000
Making Poverty: A History By Thomas Lines
As rural incomes collapse and farming becomes commercialized, swallowed up by the global supply chains of giant food corporations and supermarkets, a desperate situation is emerging in which there could soon be little place left for the hundreds of millions of smallholders across the world. In this clear and intelligent book, Thomas Lines examines the role that global policies have played in creating the crisis of rural poverty. He explains the mechanisms of the markets and supply chains, charting their impact on agricultural trade in the world's poorest countries.
₦3,000
Africa: Unity, Sovereignty, and Sorrow By Pierre Englebert
Though the demise of one or another African state has been heralded for nearly five decades, the map of the continent remains virtually unchanged. By and large, these states are judged failures. And yet they endure. Pierre Englebert asks: why do these oppressive and exploitative, yet otherwise ineffective, structures remain broadly unchallenged? Why do Africans themselves, who have received little in the way of security, basic welfare, or development, continue to embrace their states and display surprising levels of nationalist fervor? He finds his answer in the benefits that sovereign weak states offer to Africa's regional and national elites - and to those who depend on them.Englebert carefully articulates the manner in which international sovereignty is translated into domestic legal command - and the sorrow that ensues. He also offers some corrective 'policy fantasies'. Effectively combining theory, cross-national quantitative methods, and case studies, his book reveals a pattern of reproduction of a predatory, dysfunctional state in which human integrity is sacrificed to its territorial counterpart.
₦9,500
Contemporary Nigerian Art in Lagos Private Collections
A picture book showing works of fine art that are being privately held by art collectors in Lagos, Nigeria. Information on the history of the works, the artists, and collectors are also provided.
₦25,000
FEARLESS: THE EMERGENCE OF A VIRILE AND FORMIDABLE OPPOSITION LEADER – THE POLITICAL MEMOIRS OF HON. FEMI GBAJABIAMILA By Wale Okediran
This then is the context that frames the narrative in Fearless:     Fearless is the story of Femi Gbajabiamila, three-term member of the National Assembly representing Surulere 1 Federal Constituency in the National Assembly since 2003 and, since February 2011, the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives. Born 50 years ago on 25 June 1962, our subject is one of select group of emerging leaders with national name recognition born after Independence.  The book is at once a biography and a record of public service that is still unfinished. It is organised in eight parts rendered in 212 pages. Each part is divided into chapters. Comprising six chapters, Part 1 gives an account of the birth of Honourable Gbajabiamila, his early upbringing, schooling and formation in Lagos, his call to the Nigerian Bar after his under-graduate education at the Law Faculty of the University of Lagos and early life as a lawyer ending with his enrollment in the Georgia State Bar in the United States, after acquiring his Juris Doctor  degree from the Marshall Law School in Atlanta.
₦6,000
The Struggle For June 12 By Frank Kokori
The Struggle for June 12 is the candid account of Chief Frank Kokori, former General Secretary of The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG). It details the roles he and other individuals played in the quest to re-validate the June 12, 1993 presidential election, which was annulled by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida. The book details, in depth, the events before, during and after the election, up until the incarceration of Chief Kokori as well as the political fall-out which followed.
₦6,000
Understanding Politics By Thomas M Magstadt
UNDERSTANDING POLITICS: IDEAS, INSTITUTIONS, AND ISSUES, 8E, International Edition, is the best way to empower yourself with an understanding of the political forces that shape the United States and the world. With best-selling author Thomas Magstadt as your guide, you will gain a rich understanding of politics as a pervasive force in our society. You'll explore the concepts of democracy, dictatorship, citizenship, and leadership. Not only will you come away with a solid grasp of politics, but also with a better understanding of human nature, society, and the world!
₦3,200
EMERGING AFRICA By Kingsley Moghalu
In this thoughtful and elegantly written book, Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu explodes the myths and conventional wisdoms about Africa's quest for economic growth in a globalised world with a paradigm-shift perspective on the continent's future. Masterfully deploying arguments grounded in philosophy, economics and strategy across a  range of subjects; from capitalism to transformation agendas, finance to foreign investment, and from innovation and human capital to world trade, he demonstrates persuasively how Africa's progress in the 21st century will require nothing short of the reinvention of the African mind.
₦4,000
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.

₦7,000
Leadership for Africa: in honor of Olusegun Obasanjo on the occasion of his 60th birthday
I. Personal Tributes 
Joaquim Alberto Chissano CONSEQUENT WITH HIS WORDS19
Jimmy Carter TO GENERAL OLUSEGUN OBASANJO23
King Moshoeshoe II WE NEED HIS WIDE EXPERIENCE25
Mohammadu Buhari A SALUTE TO GENERAL OBASANJO29
Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi FATHER OF THE CONTINENT31
Flora Lewis33
THE FUTURE WILL BE ON HIS SIDE FOR NIGERIANS, A VOICE OF CONFIDENCE THAT MUSTN'T BE SILENCED35
Jonathan Power THEY'VE LOCKED UP AFRICA'S GREATEST POLITICAL FIGURE37
Babacar N'Diaye TRIBUTE TO A VISIONARY LEADER39
Boubakar Diaby-Ouattara LETTER TO GENERAL OBASANJO41
Layashi Yaker AN ARDENT LEADER45
Mario Graça do Machungo WISHES FOR A LONG LIFE AND SUCCESS49
Ted Turner LETTER TO GENERAL OBASANJO47
Shridath S. Ramphal HOMAGE TO GENERAL OLUSEGUN OBASANJO53
Roelof F. (Pik) Botha HIS SOUTH AFRICAN CONNECTION55
Jeremy Pope IMAGES OF A NIGERIAN IN APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA71
Colin Eglin A GREAT HUMAN BEING AND A TRUE DEMOCRAT75
Robert von Lucius 79
"ARCHAIC ROCK"— MEDIATOR FOR A BETTER SOUTH AFRICA URGESTEIN83
Emmanuel A. Erskine MY HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS85
Ad'Obe Obe A COMMITTED OPTIMIST87
Carol Lancaster  A LEADER FOR AFRICA AND THE WORLD91
Bona Malwal AFRICA'S BEST KNOWN SOLDIER, DIPLOMAT AND STATESMAN93
Erne Awa AMBASSADOR-EXTRAORDINARY FOR AFRICA97
Chief Afe Babalola GENERAL OLUSEGUN OBASANJO AS AN EXEMPLAR101
Onukaba Adinoyi Ojo THE CAUTIOUS REFORMER109
Yohei Sasakawa DEAR GENERAL OBASANJO115
Olatunji Dare  THESIS ON GENERAL OLUSEGUN OBASANJO117
Tunji Abayomi IN HONOUR OF A MAN OF MANY MEANINGS119
Joan Holmes A GREAT SON OF AFRICA125
Abul Maal A Muhith NO TIME TO WASTE, NO TIME TO REST127
Tunji Lardner OUR GENERAL131
Francois van Hoek LETTER135
Chief Jonathan Adio Obafemi Olopade THE MAN OBASANJO—A DISCRETE NEGOTIATOR AND MEDIATOR137
Ayodele Aderinwale THE ESSENCE OF OBASANJO139
Terencia Leon-Joseph THE ABILITY TO RESPECT OTHERS145
Mehri Madarshahi LETTER TO GENERAL OBASANJO147
Magemeso Namungalu THE UNIQUE GENERAL151
II. Africa's Leadership Challenge 
Ali A. Mazrui POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA: SEVEN STYLES AND FOUR TRADITIONS161
Reginald Herbold Green AFRICAN LEADERSHIP FOR AFRICAN AGENDAS165
Francis M. Deng LEADERSHIP BEYOND POWER: THE OBASANJO MODEL171
Oyeleye Oyediran THE MILITARY AND POLITICAL TRANSITION IN AFRICA:181
THE OBASANJO MODEL Ibrahim Agboola Gambari183
THE SPECTRE OF MARGINALIZATION OF AFRICA IN THE EMERGING NEW WORLD ORDER: A PERSONAL REFLECTION Gabriel O. Olusanya187
AFRICA: WHAT FUTURE? Hansd'Orville193
THE NEW CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS Dragoljub Najman 197
DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA Transparency International203
LETTER Peter Eigen 205
THE "MORAL RELATIVITY" OF CORRUPTION Ednan Agaev 215
NORTH-SOUTH; THE NEED FOR A CO-OPERATION STRATEGY Peter Anyang'Nyong'o219
THE CHALLENGE OF NATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND DEMOCRATIC CHANGE IN KENYA 
III. Africa's Development Challenge 
Chief Emeka Anyaoku THE IMAGE OF AFRICA229
Robert S. McNamara SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAS DEVELOPMENT CRISIS235
Per Pinstrup-Andersen FOOD SECURITY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA241
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf THE LEADERSHIP DIMENSION OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT247
Babafemi A. Badejo 257
THE ASSOCIATIVE SECTOR AND THE POOR IN AFRICA Pierre Claver Damiba271
INTRODUCING CULTURAL FACTORS INTO DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA Thomas R. Odhiambo281
THE MILITARY DIMENSION OF THE AFRICAN SCIENCE ENTERPRISE Jean F. Freymond289
AN AGENDA FOR THE COMING YEARS LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS 295
CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS 297

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Harmattan Haze on an African Spring By Wole Soyinka
In this book, Soyinka argues that all claims that Africa has been explored are as premature as news of her imminent demise. A truly illuminating exploration of Africa has yet to take place. It does not pretend to take place even on the pages of this book, being content with retrieving a few grains for germination from the wasteful threshing floor of Africa's existential totality.
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How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle By Gideon Rose
IN 1991 THE UNITED STATEStrounced the Iraqi army in battle only to stumble blindly into postwar turmoil. Then in 2003 the United States did it again. How could this happen? How could the strongest power in modern history fight two wars against the same opponent in just over a decade, win lightning victories both times, and yet still be woefully unprepared for the aftermath? Because Americans always forget the political aspects of war. Time and again, argues Gideon Rose in this penetrating look at American wars over the last century, our leaders have focused more on beating up the enemy than on creating a stable postwar environment. What happened in Iraq was only the most prominent example of this phenomenon, not an exception to the rule. Woodrow Wilson fought a war to make the world safe for democracy but never asked himself what democracy actually meant and then dithered as Germany slipped into chaos. Franklin Roosevelt resolved not to repeat Wilson’s mistakes but never considered what would happen to his own elaborate postwar arrangements should America’s wartime marriage of convenience with Stalin break up after the shooting stopped. The Truman administration casually established voluntary prisoner repatriation as a key American war aim in Korea without exploring whether it would block an armistice—which it did for almost a year and a half. The Kennedy and Johnson administrations dug themselves deeper and deeper into Vietnam without any plans for how to get out, making it impossible for Nixon and Ford to escape unscathed. And the list goes on. Drawing on vast research, including extensive interviews with participants in recent wars, Rose re-creates the choices that presidents and their advisers have confronted during the final stages of each major conflict from World War I through Iraq. He puts readers in the room with U.S. officials as they make decisions that affect millions of lives and shape the modern world—seeing what they saw, hearing what they heard, feeling what they felt. American leaders, Rose argues, have repeatedly ignored the need for careful postwar planning. But they can and must do a better job next time around—making the creation of a stable and sustainable local political outcome the goal of all wartime plans, rather than an afterthought to be dealt with once the "real" military work is over.
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Innovation and Best Practices in Public Sector Reforms: Ideas, Strategies and Conditions By Tunji Olaopa
TUNJI OLAOPE holds a doctorate degree in public administration, a culmination of two earlier degrees in political science and political theory from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. From this intellectual background and management consulting practice, Dr. Olaopa joined the civil service as Chief Research Officer in the office of the President of Nigeria in 1988. He was the Permanent Secretary (Career Management Office) at the Office of the Head of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Abuja, and currently Permanent Secretary, State House, President Villa Abuja. 
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