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Gender, Culture and Development in Africa By Mobolanle Ebunoluwa Sotunsa
Gender, Culture and Development in Africa interrogates ways in which gender, culture, and development in the African context reinforce, shape, and reshape one another. In four parts, comprising fifty chapters, the book provides stimulating debates and constructive engagements about the enactment of gender and power relations within the African context and its implications for development outcomes. The engaging and carefully organised chapters furnish the readers with a sumptuous "buffet" of narratives, pedagogical dialogues and critical discourses on African women and men in their varied cultural, political, economic and social contexts. The multidisciplinary approach traversing literary studies, education, political science, religious studies, linguistics, history, economics, and law, amongst others, makes the book relevant to scholars of gender and African studies across these disciplines. Mobolanle Ebunoluwa Sotunsa is a Professor of Gender Studies and African Oral Literatures in the Department of Languages and Literary Studies, Babcock University, Nigeria. Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Babcock University, Nigeria.
₦6,000
Frontiers of Jihad: Radical Islam in Africa By Yinka Olomojobi
The world has witnessed a new ideological divide since the atrocities of 911. There are strong indications that Islam and the West are entangled in a clash of ideologies. Moreover, this divide has made religion a strong component in international relations and political analysis. This leads us to a striking question: Is this the final confrontation of ideas in the modern world? This divide has in many ways seen a rise in radical Islam on the African continent. More particularly, radical Islam is spreading at an alarming rate in Africa. The wave of jihad in Africa has been imported by al-Qaeda who has found it increasingly difficult to operate in the Middle East. Accordingly, al-Qaeda, has established its franchise and operational networks in Somalia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Libya, Algeria, and Tunisia. These networks have unleashed unholy terror, death and destruction across the continent. This has situated many parts of Africa to be bedridden with brutal conflict and perpetual chronic poverty. A striking question then is what generates Africa to be a fertile ground for extremist infiltration? The crescent of terror emanating from Boko Haram in West Africa over to the Sahel, the Maghreb to Hamas in Gaza to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and the diverse al-Qaeda franchises in the Middle East and berthing in Somalia's al-Shabaab reveals that the quest for a global caliphate is being provoked and networked to radical Muslims on the Continent. ISIS has now acquired a franchise in Northeast Nigeria through the destructive group - Boko Haram. Will Africa be submerged with another deadly and destructive group? Will the franchising of ISIS spread across Africa? The intent and purpose of this book is that it explores these complexities and plots. Most of all, the book investigates 'how' and 'why' radical Islam finds a breeding ground in Africa. Subsequently, the study analyzes the solution to this impasse emanating across the continent.
₦6,000
My Watch – A Memoir by Olusegun Obasanjo (3 Vols)
"During his watch, a watchman has no sleep and no respite."
- Olusegun Obasanjo

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

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

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

Book Info

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

Author's Bio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Stand Up and Look
  2. Critical Assessment of Yar’Adua Administration
  3. Special Envoy of UN Secretary-General in DRC and Great Lakes Region
  4. To Be Or Not To Be: Jonathan
  5. The Presidential Library
  6. The Nigeria Centenary
  7. The Media and The Critics
  8. Global Events, Involvement in Note-Worthy Organisations and Leaders
  9. Elections Observations
  10. The Missed, the Missing and the Lost Chances
  11. From Now To...
  12. Epilogue
₦10,000
Olusegun Obasanjo The Presidential Legacy 1999 - 2007 vol. 1 & vol. 2 By Ladipo Akinkugbe
Writing about the Obasanjo years compels rather more than the Presidential Legacy. These two volumes focus on what he found on the table as he came in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and what he left on that table in 2007.
₦12,000
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Nigeria: An Appraisal By Patrick Edobor Igbinovia and Blessing A. Edobor-Igbinovia
This book’s merits however surpass its seeming weakness. It will also serve as a future guide to any amendment of the EFCC Act. It is a must read to scholars and students in social sciences, humanities and law, and everyone interested in moving the country forward in her campaign against corruption.
₦5,000
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.
₦6,000
Audacity on the Bound -A Diplomatic Odyssey By Olusola Sanu
This book is fluid and engaging and gives the reader a ringside seat to the inner santum of government. It is an account of an illustrious, international diplomatic career spanning over twenty-five years. It is told with candour and insightfulness and written with ease and elegance
₦7,000
Perspectives on Nation-State Formation in Contemporary Africa By Godknows Boladei Igali
The challenge of state formation and national integration is evident, and the need for a solution is even more demanding in places like Africa where nation states were formed under very special historical circumstances. In Perspectives on Nation-State Formation in Contemporary Africa, author Godknows Boladei Igali presents a digest that examines the challenges of state formation and national integration in Africa and off ers preferred solutions within the context of the symbolic diversities. In this study, Igali outlines the immediate context and challenges of national integration in Africa in its human dimension. He reviews the political formations of ancient Africa-which varied in size, philosophical premise, and organisational structures-and discusses partition, military invasions, conquest, and colonisation. He then addresses colonial rule or administration, African nationalism, and decolonisation and analyses the process of nation-state formation in post-independent Africa from the perspective of the political systems and ideologies Reviewing a wide range of time from ancient times through the colonial period and since independence, this survey discusses the processes of national integration and nation-state formation in Africa, providing perspectives that deepen the understanding of these nation-building processes.
₦4,500
The World's Most Dangerous Place: Inside the Outlaw State of Somalia By James Fergusson
Although the war in Afghanistan is now in its endgame, the West's struggle to eliminate the threat from Al Qaeda is far from over. A decade after 9/11, the war on terror has entered a new phase and, it would seem, a new territory. In early 2010, Al Qaeda operatives were reportedly "streaming" out of central Asia toward Somalia and the surrounding region.
Somalia, now home to some of the world's most dangerous terrorists, was already the world's most failed state. Two decades of anarchy have spawned not just Islamic extremism but piracy, famine, and a seemingly endless clan-based civil war that has killed an estimated 500,000, turned millions into refugees, and caused hundreds of thousands more to flee and settle in Europe and North America.
What is now happening in Somalia directly threatens the security of the world, possibly more than any other region on earth. James Fergusson's book is the first accessible account of how Somalia became the world's most dangerous place and what we can--and should--do about it.

₦4,500
Akanda Eda: The Story of Olusegun Obasanjo Edited by Dare Babarinsa
Akanda Eda: The Story of Olusegun Obasanjo provides a window into the enigmatic personality of Nigeria's longest an most famous ruler who has dominated and continue to dominate the affairs of his Country, moderating its sometimes turbulent temper and projecting its power and prestige all over the world.
₦3,000
June 12, 1993: The Annulment By Abraham Oshoko
On the 12th of June 1993, a presidential election, adjudged free and fair by an overwhelming majority of observers, took place in Nigeria. A few days after, its results were suspended; and barely a week later, Nigerians were given a new word to add to their vocabulary, "annulment".

What really happened in those tumultuous days between June and November 1993? For the first time ever, the full story, with its intricacies, intrigue and complexities, is told from the perspectives of all its major players, in this full-colour graphic novel.

₦5,000
Blood Contract By Abiola Olatunde
Ken (Kenawari) left his village in the Niger Delta region many years ago, carrying withhimemotional scars. However, he did make a life for himself in the city and built a reputation as a slick troubleshooter in inter-village disputes, of which there were many. He was one of the best operators on the books of the private security firm he worked for.

Then it happened. There was trouble in his tribal home. Reluctantly he agreed to return. Not only has he got to settle a dispute that resulted in kidnapping, and tread gingerly through the political minefield of the region - including local robber barons, but he also has to face the most fearsome obstacles of all - his past.

Blood Contract is not just an adventure set in the dangerous swamps of the Niger Delta, it is also the story of a man who is imperfect and must finally find some reconciliation with his past. Most of all, Biola Olatunde provides the reader with a vivid social commentary of the lives and challenges of those who live in this most neglected of corners of the earth.

₦2,500
A New Dawn. A Collection of Speeches of President Olusegun Obasanjo. Vol. 2 by Ad'Obe Obe
The editor of this volume has compiled transcriptions of the Nigerian President's key speeches delivered between May 2000 and May 2001. There are some sixty speeches from a variety of political and state occasions, international summits and conferences, official openings and inaugurations. Reflecting Nigeria's prominence and diverse involvement in sub-regional, pan-African, and global affairs, the speeches, at home and abroad, encompass wide-ranging social, economic, diplomatic, foreign and health policy issues. Examples include: the address at the G15 Summit in Cairo; OAU summit addresses; commentaries on the impacts of globalisation/liberalisation in Nigeria; diplomatic meetings with Russia and the Far East; Budget addresses; meeting Thabo Mbeki, relations with South Africa and Nigeria's role in promoting peace, democracy and prosperity on the continent; and a speech from a pan-African conference on human trafficking and NGO activism.
₦3,000
A New Dawn. A Collection of Speeches of President Olusegun Obasanjo. Vol. 3 By Ad'Obe Obe
The editor of this volume has compiled transcriptions of the Nigerian President's key speeches delivered between May 2000 and May 2001. There are some sixty speeches from a variety of political and state occasions, international summits and conferences, official openings and inaugurations. Reflecting Nigeria's prominence and diverse involvement in sub-regional, pan-African, and global affairs, the speeches, at home and abroad, encompass wide-ranging social, economic, diplomatic, foreign and health policy issues. Examples include: the address at the G15 Summit in Cairo; OAU summit addresses; commentaries on the impacts of globalisation/liberalisation in Nigeria; diplomatic meetings with Russia and the Far East; Budget addresses; meeting Thabo Mbeki, relations with South Africa and Nigeria's role in promoting peace, democracy and prosperity on the continent; and a speech from a pan-African conference on human trafficking and NGO activism.
₦3,000
Steve Jobs : The Exclusive Biography By Walter Isaacson
'This is a riveting book, with as much to say about the transformation of modern life in the information age as about its supernaturally gifted and driven subject' - Telegraph

Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - this is the acclaimed, internationally bestselling biography of the ultimate icon of inventiveness.

Walter Isaacson tells the story of the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies,music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written, nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.
₦3,000
The Vanity Fair Diaries: 1983 - 1992 Hardcover by Tina Brown
The Vanity Fair Diaries is the story of an Englishwoman barely out of her twenties who arrives in New York City with a dream. Summoned from London in hopes that she can save Condé Nast's troubled new flagship Vanity Fair, Tina Brown is immediately plunged into the maelstrom of the competitive New York media world and the backstabbing rivalries at the court of the planet's slickest, most glamour-focused magazine company. She survives the politics, the intrigue, and the attempts to derail her by a simple stratagem: succeeding. In the face of rampant skepticism, she triumphantly reinvents a failing magazine. Here are the inside stories of Vanity Fair scoops and covers that sold millions―the Reagan kiss, the meltdown of Princess Diana's marriage to Prince Charles, the sensational Annie Leibovitz cover of a gloriously pregnant, naked Demi Moore. In the diary's cinematic pages, the drama, the comedy, and the struggle of running an "it" magazine come to life. Brown's Vanity Fair Diaries is also a woman's journey, of making a home in a new country and of the deep bonds with her husband, their prematurely born son, and their daughter. Astute, open-hearted, often riotously funny, Tina Brown's The Vanity Fair Diaries is a compulsively fascinating and intimate chronicle of a woman's life in a glittering era.
₦4,000
A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow
This is the origin of and the reason for A Briefer History of Time: its author's wish to make its content accessible to readers - as well as to bring it up-to-date with the latest scientific observations and findings.

Although this book is literally somewhat 'briefer', it actually expands on the great subjects of the original. Purely technical concepts, such as the mathematics of chaotic boundary conditions, are gone. Conversely, subjects of wide interest that were difficult to follow because they were interspersed throughout the book have now been given entire chapters of their own, including relativity, curved space, and quantum theory.

This reorganization has allowed the authors to expand areas of special interest and recent progress, from the latest developments in string theory to exciting developments in the search for a complete, unified theory of all the forces of physics. Like prior editions of the book-but even more so - A Briefer History of Time will guide nonscientists everywhere in the ongoing search for the tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.

Thirty-eight full-colour illustrations enhance the text and make A Briefer History of Time an exhilarating addition in its own right to the literature of science
₦3,000
Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin's War on America and the Election of Donald Trump [Paperback] Michael Isikoff, David Corn
RUSSIAN ROULETTE is a story of political skullduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers and trolls on U.S. political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 election.The Russians were wildly successful and the great break-in of 2016 was no "third-rate burglary." It was far more sophisticated and sinister -- a brazen act of political espionage designed to interfere with American democracy. At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals in Russia, won. And millions of Americans were left wondering, what the hell happened? This story of high-tech spying and multiple political feuds is told against the backdrop of Trump's strange relationship with Putin and the curious ties between members of his inner circle -- including Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn -- and Russia.RUSSIAN ROULETTE chronicles and explores this bizarre scandal, explains the stakes, and answers one of the biggest questions in American politics: How and why did a foreign government infiltrate the country's political process and gain influence in Washington?
₦3,000
THE POST-AMERICAN WORLD And The Rise Of The Rest By Fareed Zakaria
The growth of countries such as India, China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and Kenya is generating a new landscape. The tallest buildings, biggest dams, highest-grossing movies and most advanced mobile phones are now all being made outside Europe and the United States. Countries that previously lacked polotical confidence and national pride are finding them.Is this an opportunity, or a threat? Fareed Zakaria's acclaimed bestseller, now expanded with a new afterword and throroughly updated throughout, has been heralded as the most thought-provoking book yet on our uncertain times. With lucidity, insight and imagination, he shows how the West must transform its global strategy, moving from a position of hegemony to one that recognizes this seismic power shift
₦3,000
The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce
From Financial Times chief US columnist and commentator Edward Luce, The Retreat of Western Liberalism offers a sharp and insightful look at why the values the West has long championed are now in danger, with a new afterword for the paperback. Luce argues that today’s the erosion of middle-class incomes has eaten away at liberal democratic consensus, resulting in today’s crisis. We are continuing on a menacing trajectory brought about by ignorance of what it took to build the West, arrogance towards society’s economic losers, and complacency about our system’s durability―attitudes that have been emerging since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Unless the West can rekindle an economy that produces gains for the majority of its people, its political liberties may be doomed. The West’s quasi-religious faith in the linear progression of history teaches us to take democracy for granted. Reality tells us something troublingly different. The most mortal threat to the Western idea of progress comes from within. Combining on-the-ground reporting with intelligent synthesis of the literature and economic analysis, Luce makes a powerful statement about the weakening of Western hegemony and gives a forward-thinking analysis of what those who believe in enlightenment values must do to defend them from the multiple onslaughts they face in the coming years.
₦2,500
Killers of the Flower Moon THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI By DAVID GRANN
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
₦3,000
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House Hardcover – by Michael Wolff
With extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country―and the world―has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief. This riveting and explosive account of Trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office, including: -- What President Trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers Never before in history has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion.
₦5,000
I'll Be Gone in the Dark One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.
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FREDERICK FASHEUN The Son of Oodua byDr. Frederick Isiotan Fasheun
342 PAGES OF RACY, SUSPENSE-SOAKED NARRATIVE IN WHICH DR. FASEHUN UNFOLDS THE STORY OF HIS LIFE, HIS POLITICS AND HIS IDEA OF A YORUBA NATION INSIDE (OR OUTS1DE) THE CONTEXT OF THE PRESENT NIGERIA EXPERIMENT.
Despite a Family tree roled in blue-blood, the teenager finds he is doomed to live as an illiterate farmer and as the companion of an old woman in the setting of an African village. He revolts. In this book, Frederick Fasehun tells of how he found his way abroad to education, love, jealousy, marriage and ... the m.ysterioudeath of a wife! The Medical Doctor returns to Nigeria, finds politics, founds OPC and Nigeria and politics find a new rhythm ... forever.    
       *Plus! Over 2,000 lines of Political Poetry.
₦3,000
RECLAIMING HOPE Time for Africa's Rebirth by BRAIMOH BOLUWAJI DAVIDS
Africa is about turning a corner for good. Led by an emerging generation of visionary young people who are resolute on leaving their marks on the sand of time Africa is edging closer to fulfilling her staggering potential 'Reclaiming Hope' outlines the imperatives for this emerging generation. It affirms that understanding our root and reviving our values are essential in evolving a strong identity Rethinking faith in a new way can help to find inspiration for a new culture of civility, tolerance and mutual respect. The necessity of quality leadership as a precursor to the transformation of Africa cannot be said enough. The human mind also, where real transformation begins, requires a thorough clean up for it to perform at its best. These and more are condensed into concepts that can be easily understood in the book. 'Reclaiming Hope' is a must-read for every progressive minded person. The time to birth a new Africa is now. About the Author Braimoh Boluwaji Davids is a Nigerian fueled by the passion for the transformation of Africa and the restoration of the dignity of the African. He believes that the generation that it will fulfill Africa's potential is finally emerging. He's also the author of : • This Country Nigeria • Nigerian Great Speeches www.ThisCountryNigeria.com.ng fb.com/boluwajidavids @boluwajidavids
₦2,500
Ayo Ogunsheye THE WORKERS' ECONOMICS 1923-1990 by Ademola Ajayi
Ayo Ogunsheye (1923-1990): The Workers' Economist is an authoritative study of the life and times of Professor Fidelis Ayodele Ogunsheye, a trade unionist, teacher, academic, consultant for industry and a pace-setting president of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Ayo Ogunsheye was a patriot to the core, a dedicated nationalist who left an indelible imprint in the annals of history. This book sheds light on the environment and influences that shaped the thinking and actions of this foremost Nigerian economist and academic trail-blazer in commerce and industry. THE EDITORS S. Ademola Ajayi, reader/ associate professor of history, teaches at the University of Ibadan, his alma mater. He is the author of Emmanuel Akingbala: The Adventures of a Nigerian Baptist Pastor (1999); Yahyah Jammeh & The Gambian Revolution, 1994-2001 (2002); Idi-Aba Baptist Girls' School, Abeokuta, 1909-2009: A Centenary History (2009); Baptists of Nigeria: Their Genesis, Identity, Doctrinal Beliefs and Practices (2009); and Baptist Work in Nigeria, 1850-2005: A Comprehensive History (2010). Dr Ajayi is also the editor of African Culture and Civilization (2005). He was vice president, Historical Society of Nigeria (HSN) (2005-2010), and is currently the national vice-president of the American Studies Association of Nigeria. Babatunde Sofela (Ph.D.) teaches Latin American history in the Department of History, University of Ibadan. He has published a number of monographs, chapters in books and articles in learned journals. He is a member of the Society for Latin American Studies; fellow and treasurer of the Historical Society of Nigeria, and current head of the Department of History at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
₦4,000
Ojukwu: The Last Patriot By Valentine Obienyem
The dust generated by Emeka’s administrative work had hardly settled down when, in search of an organization that would escape his father’s influence, he generated another controversy that threatened to separate him from his father for good. He joined the Army! This was in 1957, when the Nigerian Army was merely a part of an all-embracing British West African army called the Royal West African Frontier Forces (RWAFF). These forces included the armies of Nigeria, Gold Coast (now Ghana), Sierra-Leone and Gambia.
₦3,500
House of War By Dare Babarinsa
House of War is a chronicle of the bitter and bloody struggle for political power in Nigeria’s Second Republic, especially among the followers of the late sage Chief Obafemi Awolowo. This is the story about the schism in the Awo camp and how Awoists turned against one another in the great scramble for political office. The book exposes the politicians’ grand auction of principles and the political intrigues, double dealings, back stabbings, stealing of votes, arson and killings, that characterised the Second Republic, especially during the 1983 elections. It is a relevant book, especially for those who have been following Nigeria’s new attempt to establish a worthwhile democracy since the end of military rule in 1999.

About the Author
Dare Babarinsa, a leading Nigerian journalist, graduated from the University of Lagos in 1981; he was the Chief Correspondent of the Concord Group of Newspapers in Ondo State during the 1983 general elections. He was Associate Editor at the leading Nigerian news magazine News watch until 1990 when he joined four other journalists from the News watch stable to establish Tell, Nigeria’s acclaimed foremost weekly news magazine.
₦3,000
WOMEN AND CONFLICT IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR By Egodi Uchendu
like their Igbo kith and kin east of the River Niger (who led the Biafran revolution and fought the Nigerian federal government from 1967 to 1970) were as involved militarily and otherwise as Biafrans in the confrontation with the federal government all through that period of crisis. In analyzing Anioma women war-time roles, the book draws largely on interviews with women who survived the war, some of whom were adults during the crisis and others who were children at the time.
₦8,500
Reflections on the Nigerian Civil War: Facing the Future By Raph Uwechue
A comment on the First Edition from Lagos' Sunday Times: "The most unimpassioned account, to date, of the Nigerian civil War...Reflections is a book for any shelf..."
₦2,500
Gowon: The Biography of a Soldier-Statesman By J Isawa Elaigwu
In 1966, a soft-spoken 32-year old man emerged from relative obscurity and humble background to become Nigeria's Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. His name was Lt Col (later General)Yakubu Gowon. He emerged as the compromise candidate following the political crisis that engulfed the country after the July 1966 military coup that had led to the assassination of the country's first military Head of State, General Aguiyi Ironsi. At the end of the Civil War in 1970, General Gowon's doctrine of 'No Victor No Vanquished' greatly endeared him to many, and he was variously dubbed 'Abraham Lincoln of Nigeria', 'a soft spoken but dynamic leader' 'a real gentleman' and 'an almost faultless administrator'. However, after he was overthrown in a military coup in July 1975, long knives were drawn out for him, with the hitherto friendly press and public crying 'crucify him', and now variously vilifying him as 'weak' and of managing a purposeless administration that had led to the 'drifting' of the nation. In this book Professor J. Isawa Elaigwu attempts a scholarly political biography of someone he believes has rendered great ser­vices to the Nigerian nation despite his weaknesses as a leader. He rejects the notion that Gowon's nine years in office were 'nine years of failure' as the General's ardent critics posit, arguing that if it is possible to identify a number of thresholds in his administration, it is also possible to identify the approxi­mate point in time when the strains of his administration became visible to observers and the public in general. He poses and methodically seeks answers to a number of fundamental questions: Who was Yakubu Gowon? Why and how was the reservoir of goodwill and credibility which he had accumulated by the end of the Civil War expended? What image of Nigeria did he have when he came into power? And did he ever achieve his objectives? The book, first published in 1986, has been revised and expanded for this edition
₦2,000
Becoming by Michelle Obama
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States


        In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America the first African American to serve in that role she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare.


      In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.
₦12,000
Too Good To Die third term and the myth of the indispensable man in Africa by Chidi Odikalu & Ayisha Osori
"Too Good to Die will make a remarkable contribution to the critical excavation of Nigerian statehood and statecraft. The writing is captivating and intoxicating. The pages turn easily and the reader wants more. It will turn minds, if not heads!" - Prof Makau wa Mutua, Dean, State University of New York Buffalo Law School, New York


         "In Too Good to Die, Osori and Odinkalu provide us with an unsparing but unbiased look at Olusegun Obasanjo, his Third Term project and Nigerian presidential leadership writ large. Leveraging painstaking research and fresh interviews, Too Good to Die challenges conventional analysis of one of Nigeria's most emblematic national leaders. Part political history, part biography and part critique of Nigeria's pseudo-messianic political class, this book is a must-read for everyone seeking a deeper understanding of Obasanjo, his complicated legacy and contemporary Nigerian political leadership." Matthew T. Page, author of Nigeria: What Everyone Needs to Know


         "Santayana, the European philosopher, warned that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Chidi Odinkalu and Yisha Osori have drawn on their expertise as lawyers, researchers, scholars and story tellers to remind Nigerians of a vital fragment of our recent political history: the third term agenda. But Too Good To Die is of just a compilation of hard facts on political ambition, it is a didactic tale of a nation's tragic trajectory, spiraling in systemic dysfunction, steered by the self-aggrandizement of soldiers and their sycophants Too Good To Die is a well-timed notification that Nigeria does not need strongmen rulers but only needs a strong citizenry." Ayo Sogunro, •author of Everything in Nigeria is Going to Kill You
₦13,000
A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt: An African Memoir By Toyin Omoyeni Falola
"Toyin Falola has given us what is truly rare in modern African writing: a seriously funny, racy, irreverent package of memories, and full of the most wonderful pieces of poetry and ordinary information. It is a matter of some interest, that the only other volume A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt reminds one of is Ake, by Wole Soyinka. What is it about these Yorubas?"
-Ama Ata Aidoo

"A splendid coming-of-age story so full of vivid color and emotion, the words seem to dance off the page. But this is not only Falola's memoir; it is an account of a new nation coming into being and the tensions and negotiations that invariably occur between city and country, tradition and modernity, men and women, rich and poor. A truly beautiful book."
-Robin D. G. Kelley

"More than a personal memoir, this book is a rich minihistory of contemporary Nigeria recorded in delicious detail by a perceptive eyewitness who grew up at the crossroads of many cultures."
-Bernth Lindfors

"The reader is irresistibly drawn into Falola's world. The prose is lucid. There is humor. This work is sweet. Period."
-Ngugi wa Thiongo'o


A Mouth Sweeter Than Salt gathers the stories and reflections of the early years of Toyin Falola, the grand historian of Africa and one of the greatest sons of Ibadan, the notable Yoruba city-state in Nigeria.

Redefining the autobiographical genre altogether, Falola miraculously weaves together personal, historical, and communal stories, along with political and cultural developments in the period immediately preceding and following Nigeria's independence, to give us a unique and enduring picture of the Yoruba in the mid-twentieth century. This is truly a literary memoir, told in language rich with proverbs, poetry, song, and humor.

Falola's memoir is far more than the story of one man's childhood experiences; rather, he presents us with the riches of an entire culture and community-its history, traditions, pleasures, mysteries, household arrangements, forms of power, struggles, and transformations.
₦4,000
Culture and Customs of the Yorùbá By Tóyìn Fálọlá
This innovative anthology presents an interdisciplinary approach to Yorùbá culture and customs. Written by Yorùbá experts on all continents, the seventy-five chapters in the volume employ a variety of multi-faceted perspectives to provide a detailed study of the Yorùbá people with insights from anthropology, arts, language and linguistics, literature, history, religion, sociology, philosophy, psychology, criminology, law, technology, medicine, pharmacy, engineering, economics, education, political science, music, theater, popular culture, cultural studies, migration and diaspora studies, gender, etc. Each chapter addresses the changes that have taken place in traditional culture. This blendbetweentraditional culture and modifications to such culture gives a balanced and authentic picture of what can be regarded as culture and customs in present-day Yorùbá society.
₦10,000
IBADAN: Foundation Growth and Change (1830-1960) By Toyin Falola
This is an unprecedented reference guide to the development of Ibadan from the last years of true African autonomy in the early nineteenth century through the onslaught of British colonialism, all the way up until Nigeria's independence.
₦7,000
Decolonizing Nigeria, 1945–1960: Politics, Power, and Personalities By Toyin Falola
Bearing both the professional and general readers in mind, Decolonizing Nigeria: Politics, Power, and Personalities is an innovative approachatcrafting a popular history of a great moment in Nigeria's history. The book is neatly organized into three parts. Part One focuses on the late colonial era's driving forces to bring about self-determination for Nigeria. Part Two deals with the establishment of developmen¬tal institutions for self-government. Part Three is organized under the central theme of "Regionalism and Change," highlighting the personalities of Nigeria's most powerful nationalists: Bello, Azikiwe, and Awolowo in relation to how their careers accentuated the structures of regional differences. The final concluding chapter explains the post-independence tasking steps to deal with the "unfinished businesses" of decolonization. Aimed at a wider audience with a blend of grassroots and elitist positions, Decolonizing Nigeria is a monumentalwork,and a seminal contribution to understanding both the political economies and the geopolitics of the post-colonial multi-ethnic nation states incontemporaryglobal village.
₦6,000
Encyclopedia of the Yoruba By TOYIN FALOLA
The Yoruba people today number more than 30 million strong, with significant numbers in the United States, Nigeria, Europe, and Brazil. This landmark reference work emphasizes Yoruba history, geography and demography, language and linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion, and art. The 285 entries include biographies of prominent Yoruba figures, artists, and authors; the histories of political institutions; and the impact of technology and media, urban living, and contemporary culture on Yoruba people worldwide. Written by Yoruba experts on all continents, this encyclopedia provides comprehensive background to the global Yoruba and their distinctive and vibrant history and culture.
₦8,000
Nigerian Political Modernity and Postcolonial Predicaments By Toyin Falola
Grounded in the ideas of modernity and progress, this book dwells on the difficulties and challenges of transforming Nigeria. It offers an extensive conversation on political modernity, including a foundation laid as far back as the nineteenth century; the implementation of a number of policies and practices in the first half of the twentieth century; and the trajectories of change after the country's independence. Arguing that the burdens of the past cannot be divorced from the challenges of the present, Toyin Falola also links the troubled present to an unpredictable future.
₦6,000
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