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2000 YEARS OF CHRISTIANITY IN AFRICAN: AN AFRICAN CHURCH HISTORY. By John Baur. 2nd Edition.
The First edition of 2000 Years of Christianity in African reminded us of the astonishing riches of the cultures of Africa, and the profound contribution Christianity has made to the continent from its earlier history. The dawn of the third millennium saw new and critical challenges facing Africa. It also highlighted the enormous potential of the continent. This presented an opportune occasion to produce a second edition of this popular and established history.

This second edition of 2000 Years of Christianity in Africa will strengthen our recognition of our shared faith and common humanity as Christians across this vast continent. It will inform believers of other religions and reinforce relations with them. Finally, it will also be of interest to the international community who engage with Africa in order to address its challenges and develop its potential,and will enrich our mutual bonds of solidarity.
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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.

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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."

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Looting Africa: The Economics of Exploitation by Patrick Bond
Despite the rhetoric, the people of Sub-Saharan Africa are become poorer. From Tony Blair's Africa Commission, the G7 finance ministers' debt relief, the Live 8 concerts, the Make Poverty History campaign and the G8 Gleneagles promises, to the United Nations 2005 summit and the Hong Kong WTO meeting, Africa's gains have been mainly limited to public relations. The central problems remain exploitative debt and financial relationships with the North, phantom aid, unfair trade, distorted investment and the continent's brain/skills drain. Moreover, capitalism in most African countries has witnessed the emergence of excessively powerful ruling elites with incomes derived from financial-parasitical accumulation. Without overstressing the "mistakes" of such elites, this book contextualises Africa's wealth outflow within a stagnant but volatile world economy.

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The Wretched of the Earth By Frantz Fanon
A distinguished psychiatrist from Martinique who took part in the Algerian Nationalist Movement, Frantz Fanon was one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history. Fanon’s masterwork is a classic alongside Edward Said’s Orientalism or The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and it is now available in a new translation that updates its language for a new generation of readers. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage and frustration of colonized peoples, and the role of violence in effecting historical change, the book incisively attacks the twin perils of postindependence colonial politics: the disenfranchisement of the masses by the elites on the one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. Fanon’s analysis, a veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, has been reflected all too clearly in the corruption and violence that has plagued present-day Africa. The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black consciousness movements around the world, and this bold new translation by Richard Philcox reaffirms it as a landmark.
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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.
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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.
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Oil and Insurgency in the Niger Delta: Managing the Complex Politics of Petroviolence By Cyril Obi
The recent escalation in the violent conflict in the Niger Delta has brought the region to the forefront of international energy and security concerns. This book analyzes the causes, dynamics and politics underpinning oil-related violence in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. It focuses on the drivers of the conflict, as well as the ways the crises spawned by the political economy of oil and contradictions within Nigeria's ethnic politics have contributed to the morphing of initially poorly coordinated, largely non-violent protests into a pan-Delta insurgency. Approaching the issue from a number of perspectives, the book offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis available of the varied dimensions of the conflict. Combining empirically-based and analytic chapters, it attempts to explain the causes of the escalation in violence, the various actors, levels and dynamics involved, and the policy challenges faced with regard to conflict management/resolution and the options for peace. It also examines the role of oil as a commodity of global strategic significance, addressing the relationship between oil, energy security and development in the Niger Delta
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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.
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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.
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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.
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THE POST COLONIAL LAMP: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF DAN IZEVBAYE Edited by Remi Raji & Oyeniyi Okunoye
A collection of essays by some of the most brilliant minds working on the postcolonial African literary experience...in honour of one of the finest analysts of literary texts Nigeria has produced
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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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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 the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III By Ron Rosenbaum
The president loses control of fifty nukes for nearly an hour. Russian nuclear bombers almost bump wingtips with American fighter jets over the Pacific coast. North Korea detonates nuclear weapons underground. Iran’s nuclear shroud is penetrated by a computer worm. Al-Qaeda goes on the hunt for Pakistan’s bomb, and Israelis debate the merit of a preemptive nuclear strike. Treaties are signed, but thousands of nuclear weapons are still on hair-trigger alert.

This is how the end begins.

In this startling new book, bestselling author Ron Rosenbaum gives us a wake-up call about this new age of peril and delivers a provocative analysis of how close—and how often—the world has come to nuclear annihilation and why we are once again on the brink.

Rosenbaum tracks down key characters in our new nuclear drama and probes deeply into their war game strategies, fears, and moral agonies. He travels to Omaha’s underground nuclear command center, goes deep into the missile silo complexes beneath the Great Plains, and holds in his hands a set of nuclear launch keys.

Along the way, Rosenbaum confronts the missile men as well as the general at the very top of our nation’s nuclear command system with tough questions about the terrifying assumptions underlying it. He reveals disturbing flaws in our nuclear launch control system, suggests remedies for them, shows how the old Cold War system of bipolar deterrence has become dangerously unstable, and examines the new movement for nuclear abolition.

Having explored the depths of Hitler’s evil and the intense emotion of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Rosenbaum now has produced a powerful, urgently needed work that challenges us: Can we undream our nightmare?

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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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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.
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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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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.
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Nigeria Yesterday Today: An Anthology of Social Commentaries By Godwin Sogolo
Nigeria Yesterday Today: An Anthology of Social Commentaries, by Professor Godwin Sogolo, marks a new and welcome chapter in the annals of public-minded writing. It is a collection of 203 articles written by Sogolo and published in The Guardian, the flagship of the (liberal) press in Nigeria, between 28th July 1986 and 9th September 1991.

In possible anticipation of how to evaluate the impact of the articles in the manner of feedback and effects discussed earlier, the book also has a very thoughtful section on selected rejoinders and letters elicited by Sogolo’s articles. The content of the twenty-four articles in this section and the caliber of their authors bear eloquent testimony to the seriousness with which his articles were taken by the attentive public.
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Nigerian Television: Fifty Years of Television in Africa : By Esan Oluyinka
Past efforts at documenting the general history of television have tended to focus mainly on Western examples, often superficially aggregating the African experiences, when they are featured at all. A search for literature on the subject yields sparse results thus creating the impression of a void in this vast continent. This book offers invaluably detailed information on Nigerian television as an example of the industry in Africa. The focus on Nigeria is justified as the nation boasts the first TV station in Africa, and the largest TV network on the continent. Nigerian Television: Fifty Years of Television in Africa is both timely and strategic as Nigeria celebrates the golden jubilee of its television industry (1959 to 2009). Appreciating the challenges, role and prospects of the industry was at the very core of the author's raison d'être for writing the text. The research effort informing the book has sought to capture factors shaping the encoding practices of Nigerian television in its five decades of operations. The book is primarily an account collated from a range of organisational sources using ethnographic techniques. It examines the pioneering efforts, offering an insight into the use of television as a tool of governance. It shows how central television has been in this process thus revising previous views which, in their celebration of radio as the medium for social mobilization at the grassroots, have understated the profile of television. This is an account of a significant aspect of cultural life which should facilitate an understanding of the role of television as an important medium in the politics of a nation; especially one with such diverse identity groups and cultures as Nigeria.
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Obasanjo, Nigeria and the World: by John Iliffe
Olusegun Obasanjo was Nigeria's military head of state (1976-9) and President (1999-2007). His career is made the focus for a history of Nigeria's first fifty years of independence (1960-2010) and of African continental affairs during the same period (Obasanjo having been an active opponent of apartheid and an architect of the African Union). The most important African leader of his generation, Obasanjo has had an extraordinarily diverse career as soldier, politician, statesman, farmer, author, political prisoner, Baptist preacher, and family patriarch. As a soldier, he secured the victory in Nigeria's civil war. As military head of state, he returned the country to civilian rule. For the next 20 years he was ceaselessly active, before spending three years as a political prisoner. Released from prison, Obasanjo served Nigeria as elected President from 1999 to 2007, until his growing authoritarianism and his manipulation of his successor's election ruined his reputation among many Nigerians. This book argues that the controversial end to his presidency must be understood in the light of his earlier career. The author has used mainly published sources, especially Nigerian newspapers and political memoirs, as well as recently released FCO documents in Britain.

John Iliffe is a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. He retired as Professor of African History at Cambridge in 2006 and has published widely on African history including: A Modern History of Tanganyika; The Emergence of African Capitalism; The African Poor: A History; Africans: the History of a Continent; Honour in African History and The African Aids Epidemic: A History.
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Omoluwabi By Adewale Ajadi
This is an intriguing and versatile effort to bring together authentic African ideas and approaches to change and transformation. It is a welcome contribution to a growing discourse, bringing together personal and communal narratives into a compelling reflection on leadership, change and transformation.
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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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POLITICAL ASSASSINATIONS IN NIGERIA: By Shehu Sani
Political activist, and ardent crusader for civic and human rights, Shehu Sani takes a detailed, passionate and uncompromising look at the growing spate of politically-motivated killings across the country... and draws the conclusion that the trend needs to be arrested as a matter of urgency, if we are to avoid an inevitable descent into a state of chaos and utter lawlessness
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SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Edited By John Somerviller.
An anthology of basic statement by the most influential social and political philosophers of Western civilization. The book contains selections from the following:

    Plato: The Republic, The Crito
    Aristotle: Politics
    Niccolo Machiaveli: The Prince, Discourses
    Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan
    John Locke: The Second Treatise on Civil Government
    Jean Jacques Rousseau: The Social Contract
    Thomas Jefferson: The Declaration of Independence, An Act for Establishing Religious Freedom, Letters.
    Henry David Thoreau: Civil Disobedience
    John Stuart Mill: On Liberty
    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Manifesto of the Communist Party, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy.
    V.I. Lenin: State and Revolution
    Benito Mussolini: The Doctrine of Fascism
    Adolf Hitler: Mein Kampf
    John Dewey: Reconstruction in Philosophy, Ethics.
    M.K. Gandhi: Non Violent Resistance.
₦3,000
The Ghost of Sani Abacha By Chuma Nwokolo
Praised author Chuma Nwokolo delivers 26 short stories with astute insight in the aftermath of autocracy. In Gluttony, man's insatiable hunger and greed is tested through the presentation of an unlikely visitor. The Redemption of Pati Mugodo is a story of betrayal seen through the eyes of an assuming pastor. In The Ghost of Sani Abacha, readers witness the fall of man by way of greed. This collection of short stories unravels the human experience with humor and wit.

Worldreader presents this e-book in a new series showcasing the best of children’s and young adult fiction from around the world. Are you a worldreader? Read more about this not-for-profit social enterprise at worldreader.org.
₦2,500
Watch the Watcher: A Book of Remembrance of Obasanjo Years By Yinka Odumakin
PASTOR TUNDE BAKARE'S WARNING TO THE NATION IN 1999

On March 7,1999, following the election of General Olusegun Obasanjo as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Pastor Tunde Bakare in a message titled. "No More Walls" shared the vision he saw with the entire nation:

Rejoice not oh land, or your joy will be temporary. For I am bringing the nation, Nigeria, the rulers, the priests and the prophets there, to my threshing floor. I will judge Saul and his comrades, and after I have finished my purging, then I will restore to you permanent joy. Obasanjo is not your messiah. He is King Agag and the prophetic axe will fall upon his head before May 29. And I asked. "Lord. How are you going to judge Saul and what has be done?" God said, "I sent him on an assignment to overtake, to recover, to demolish but he didn't. He spared the fat calves, he spared the big sheep and he brought Agag back to Jerusalem. I will judge Saul and his comrades and after I have finished my purging, then your joy will be permanent.

Pastor Bakare followed up later in a message entitled. 'Nigeria, A Nation Given To A Lying Propaganda," with a stern warning that three things would characterize Obasanjo's regime:

•    The family situation in Nigeria will collapse.

•    Just like in the days of Ahab. there will be economic crimes perpetrated more than ever before.

•    The occult movement will gain momentum that it will almost become impossible to stop it.

We are living witnesses that everything stated in Pastor Bakare's messages came to pass during Obasanjo's regime. Family life collapsed during Obasanjo's regime to the point that his own son accused him of sleeping with his wife. Under Obasanjo's watch. Transparency International (Tl) voted Nigeria as the most corrupt country in the world. The level of blood- letting under his regime remains unparalleled in Nigeria's history, save the civil war years and Boko Haram killings.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The author, Yinka Odumakin, is a political activist, journalist, and a media consultant. He has been on the Nigerian political scene for about three decades. He is married to the Civil Rights Campaigner, Dr Joe-Okei Odumakin.

₦3,000
The Jonathan Presidency: The Sophomore Year Edited By Emeritus Prof. John Ayoade
This volume offers the most authoritative treatment yet of the Goodluck Jonathan Presidency in the context of the troubled history, government, policies, society and economy of Nigeria's Fourth Republic.
₦4,000
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.
₦5,000
Where I Stand: By Sheikh Abubakar Gumi
As for me, I have reached the point where, I think, i can say that I have finished with this world. I only pray that God may forgive our mistakes and make us a party to His blessings in the hereafter, Amin. - Sheikh Abubakar Gumi
₦3,000
1000 Amazing Facts of the World By Henry Ogunbodede
1000 Amazing Facts of the World is a book, compiled by Henry Ogunbodede "EmmCee RNB".

This handbook of world amazing facts
wasborneout of Mr. Henry's love for research and the internet.

Get ready to get your mind blown by the well researched and elucidated Amazing world discoveries and event, Inspirational Quotes, African proverbs and Nigeria Historical evolution

This book is a must have for every seeker of knowledge.

₦500
State and Development in Post-Independent Africa By Samuel Oloruntoba
Is the State still relevant for development in contemporary Africa? There have been several scholarly efforts geared toward understanding the role of the State in facilitating socio-economic development in Africa. While some see the State as a benevolent political authority which possesses the necessary mandate and responsibility to advance development, others see it as an area for personal accumulation and rent sharing. Indeed, there have been mixed results on the activities of the State and economic development in Africa over the past five decades of gaining political independence. This book contributes to the debates on the domestic and external forces that have continued to shape the role of the State in fostering socio-economic and political development in post-independent Africa. Contributors to this volume went beyonddiagnosisof the challenges facing the continent to proffering solution and charting alternative strategies for achieving inclusive development. Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba, PhD is a Senior Lecturer at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa. He is co-editor with Toyin Falola of the Palgrave Handbook of African Politics, Governance and Development, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2018. Professor Vusi Gumede, a former Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg, is the Head of Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at the University of South Africa researching and publishing in the political economy of development in Africa.
₦5,000
Reforms, Governance and Development in Nigeria By Tunji Olaopa
This volume combines conceptual and empirical methodology to connect the administrative dots between the dynamics of democratic governance and the imperatives of development in Nigeria. The optimism underlying this book derives from the author's reflection on the connection between democratic governance, the civil service in Nigeria and the critical import of reform as the sine qua non for achieving not only a paradigm shift in Nigeria's productivity profile, but also as the means through which democracy can become a truly liberating ideology for Nigerians. The volume explores a deep historical strategy as an administrative method by which to understand why the capability readiness of the Nigeria civil service system has been compromised and how a deep political commitment to the transformation of the ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) can transform Nigeria in terms of infrastructural and human capital development. Tunji Olaopa, PhD, a retired Federal permanent secretary in Nigeria, is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria and recipient of the 2015 Nigerian National Productivity Order of Merit Award. He is now the Executive Vice Chairman of the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP), Nigeria. He combines an uncommon theoretical and practical insights into the reform dynamics of the Nigerian and African public service that derives from an overtwenty sevenyears of reform crusade concerning the operational workability of democratic governance and the imperative role and responsibility of the civil service. Tunji Olaopa is the author of over a dozen other books including Public Administration & Civil Service Reforms in Nigeria (2012); Innovation and Best Practices in Public Sector Reforms: Ideas, Strategies & Conditions (2012); Public Service Reforms in Africa (2010); Managing Complex Reforms: A Public Sector Perspective (2011); The Joy of Learning (2009); and The Labour of Our Heroes (2016).
₦5,000
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