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Getting Our Universities Back on Track: Reflections and Governance Paradigms from My Vice-Chancellorship By Oluwafemi Mimiko
Getting Our Universities Back on Track is a broad narrative on the state of higher education in Nigeria, undertaken within the context of the author's experience as Vice Chancellor at Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA), a pub¬lic university in the country, from 2010 to 2015. The process by which the author negotiated the challenges presented by AAUA in those years are care¬fully unveiled in a manner that speaks to the emergence of new paradigms for university governance, predicated upon an untrammelled commitment to meritocracy. It is a narrative on the success story of modernization of a public university operating in a particularly difficult policy and politics terrain. It equates a practice manual for university governance in Nigeria, and arguably beyond.
Reforming the Unreformable: Lessons from Nigeria By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala


Corrupt, mismanaged, and seemingly hopeless: that’s how the international community viewed Nigeria in the early 2000s. Then Nigeria implemented a sweeping set of economic and political changes and began to reform the unreformable. This book tells the story of how a dedicated and politically committed team of reformers set out to fix a series of broken institutions, and in the process repositioned Nigeria’s economy in ways that helped create a more diversified springboard for steadier long-term growth.

The author, Harvard- and MIT-trained economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, currently Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance and formerly Managing Director of the World Bank, played a crucial part in her country’s economic reforms. In Nigeria’s Debt Management Office, and later as Minister of Finance, she spearheaded negotiations with the Paris Club that led to the wiping out of $30 billion of Nigeria’s external debt, 60 percent of which was outright cancellation. Reforming the Unreformable offers an insider’s view of those debt negotiations; it also details the fight against corruption and the struggle to implement a series of macroeconomic and structural reforms.

This story of development economics in action, written from the front lines of economic reform in Africa, offers a unique perspective on the complex and uncertain global economic environment.

About the Authors

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance. From 2007 to 2011 she was Managing Director of the World Bank, overseeing activities in South Asia, Europe, Central Asia, and Africa.

Oskar Juhlin is Professor in the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University and founder of the Mobile Life VINN Excellence Center.

Table of Contents

  • Contents
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • 1 Setting the Stage for Reform 1
  • 2 Advancing Macroeconomic Reforms 19
  • 3 Promoting Privatization, Deregulation, and Liberalization 35
  • 4 Launching Other Structural Reforms 51
  • 5 Fighting Corruption 81
  • 6 Obtaining Debt Relief 95
  • 7 Reflections on the Reforms and Lessons for Reformers 119
  • 8 Conclusions and a Look Forward 133
  • Appendix: Figures and Tables 145
  • Notes 181
  • References 185
  • About the Author 189
  • Index 191


"This insider's account of the valiant attempt to reform Nigeria's economy will inspire anyone committed to changing the course of their country."—Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel laureate in Economic Sciences, 2001

"This extremely informative and thought-provoking book provides a masterful account of the interplay of technical economic management and political will constrained by vested interest in undertaking transformative reforms in developing countries. Every page speaks to the Liberian experience in microcosm. This will be required reading by the Cabinet and students in our institutions of higher learning. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala remains a courageous champion for sound economic management and performance."—Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia

"An important book which incisively reveals what the real barriers to development are, and the political constraints to removing them. Inspiring and compulsory reading for development scholars and practitioners."—James Robinson, David Florence Professor of Government, Harvard University

"Just as Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala forces open budget processes, these pages force open our eyes to the complexities of political life in Nigeria. Throughout her incarnations as the corruption cop, finance minister, tough decision maker, and managing director she has been and remains a great friend and an inspiring mentor. This is an essential guidebook for reformers everywhere."—Bono

History of Education in Nigeria: By A. Baba Fafunwa
A comprehensive history of Nigeria education, from early times right through to the present day.
A Swamp full of Dollars By Michael Peel
A Swamp full of Dollars by Michael Peel - was one of the books in focus in the 2011 Garden City LiteraryFestival.

Peel introduces readers to Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta with an uncommon insight. This is made possible by his interaction with the key actors in the country’s oil saga.

It was a time of intense debate as is expected when the Niger Delta is the topic for discussion. While some felt strongly that a non-violent approach to resolving conflicts could bring long-lasting solutions, others felt that violence was necessary. Chibuzor Eferebo, a book club member said ‘Violence is the language of the unheard’.

In his contribution, Prof. Allagoa shared wisdom when he pointed out that there were different approaches to seeking solutions to agitation, as shown by Ken Saro-wiwa and Asari Dokubo.

We should attempt to understand those who choose the path of violence while realising that we have gone past the era where violence was needed as a tool for change.

 He said it is necessary to acknowledge the anger that the current situations raises in us and perhaps write about it, as some people have done, but after that, it is important to have hope for a better future.

The moderator, Mrs Uduak Bassey, concluded by reminding attendees of the importance of oiling the wheel of change by deciding to do our best, in our little corners devoid of corruption, which is the crux of the Niger Delta situation.

In time, we will have the Nigeria of our dreams.

Nigeria like Russia is a petrochemical hegemon within its part of the world. Both countries have populations of 140 million people each and dismal records on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index. Nigeria has however had to cope with oil-related insurgencies that have left many thinking the discovery of oil more of a curse than a blessing.

Journalist Michael Peel paints a powerful picture of how oil shaped Nigeria’s history; its development, the civil war, the military era and the current 4thRepublic. The book also quibbles about a future that could play out sooner than later. It is an interesting read and a fair appraisal of Nigeria’s prospects as the country approaches its Centenary in 2014.

A Swamp Full of Dollars is luridly eye-opening.
The Book of Joe: The Life, Wit, and (Sometimes Accidental) Wisdom of Joe Biden Hardcover by Jeff Wilser
The aviators. The Amtrak. The ice cream cones. The memes. Few politicians are as iconic, or as beloved, as Joe Biden. Now, in The Book of Joe, Biden fans will finally have the definitive look at America's favorite vice president—and what he can teach us.

Structured around key moments in Biden's life and career—and filled with Biden-isms like "That's a bunch of malarkey" and "I may be Irish, but I'm not stupid"—this blend of biography, advice, and humor will reveal the experiences that forged Joe Biden, and the lessons we can use in our own lives. Along the way, readers will also encounter fun sidebars on his love of muscle cars, his most endearing gaffes, his bromance with President Obama, and much more.

Yet beneath the memorable Biden-isms, the book will reveal an inspirational story of a man who keeps "getting back up." We need this right now. Much as Biden has come back from both professional missteps and personal heartbreaks, sometimes we all have to get back up and fight. Given Biden's reputation as a decent, plainspoken, patriotic statesman of integrity, this entertaining and practical book will be both a celebration of great political figure and an essential guide to creating the America he believes in so dearly
Destiny Anchored On Faith (The Story Of Gen. Oladipo Diya) By Oluranti Afowowe
Destiny Anchored on Faith: The Story of Gen. Oladipo Diya is an insightful discourse on the issues and events which characterised the involvement of Gen. Diya in the political process of Nigeria. This book presents the chronicle of events that forced the General to offer himself as the sacrificial lamb for the preservation of the integrity of the Nigerian Armed Forces; the consolidation of the corporate existence of Nigeria; and more importantly, the advocate of fairness, justice and equity for all ethno-religious groups in Nigeria.

It is an account of audacious efforts of a first-class Military officer, unrepentant nationalist and uncompromising intellectual who unknowingly found himself within the intrigues and conspiratorial web of self-centred political contractors. At the cost of his life, he chose to combat the pervasive, insidious and dehumanizing political machinations that characterised the later years of the Abacha regime.

It is an account of audacious efforts of a first-class Military officer, unrepentant nationalist and uncompromising intellectual who unknowingly found himself within the intrigues and conspiratorial web of self-centred political contractors. At the cost of his life, he chose to combat the pervasive, insidious and dehumanizing political machinations that characterised the later years of the Abacha regime.

There is a very subjective sense, near mystical, in which I feel that the mantle has been placed on my shoulders to respond to the rhetorical question posed in the title of this address: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Fortunately this also compels me to discharge the onerous burden of conforming to a moral and legal caution which goes – ubi jus ibi remedium. I promise this is the last time I shall talk Latin, no matter how much Greek provocation we encounter along the way: That last item means simply: he who comes to equity must come with clean hands. For four years, Mr. President, the nation had accorded you such servile obeisance on the understanding that you inherited a weak state and that anything after Abacha was tolerable. The people were optimistic that you had the credentials to lead them to the Promised Land. What will now pass as your mythical image of a great achiever and statesman prevailed on even the doubting Thomases to believe that you were divinely anointed. But barely two years into your first term, it was clear to even your most jaundiced admirers that you are not after all the Messiah this nation has been waiting for. –The Devil Is It, Mr. President: (An Open Letter to President Obasanjo - January 21, 2004) by Dangiwa Abubakar Umar, Rtd Col.
Can Anything Good Come Out of History By Obaro Ikime
Can Anything Good Come Out of History? is a collection of fourteen Lectures and Papers on Nigerian History, spread over the years 1977 to 2013. Like his earlier book - History, The Historian And The Nation, the Voice of A Nigerian Historian, the burden of the lectures put together in this book is to demonstrate that History is not the useless discipline it is so often portrayed to be in our nation: that Nigeria and all her component entities, and the loyalties attached to them are products of History; that whether we realise it or not, it is History that provides that understanding of our country's multifarious peoples and their cultures which is so crucial for peaceful co-existence. We need the knowledge which only History can provide to enable us overcome ethnic prejudice and arrogance, as well as enable us promote an attitude of “live and let live”. History may not prepare those who study it for a specific profession. Perhaps that is why our nation has, for so many years, neglected the promotion of the study of Nigerian History, as well as the history of other lands. Through the Lectures and Papers put together in this book, the author makes bold to declare – like another historian had done years back – that History, more than virtually every other subject, provides the knowledge for effective participation in the most crucial profession of all – that profession in which we all must be involved – THE PROFESSION OF CITIZENSHIP. That is, the value of this collection of Lectures and Papers on Nigerian History which is in your hands. Read, ponder over what you read, and then proceed to answer the question which constitutes the main title of the book, namely, Can Anything Good Come Out of History?

Year of Publication: 2018
586 pages
NIGERIAN POLITICAL HISTORY PUT IN PROPER PERSPECTIVE This book - NIGERIAN GREAT SPEECHES From Colonial Era to Modern Time - is an invaluable resource for every Nigerian who needs a clearer view of Nigeria's political evolution. Getting the views and perspectives of major actors can only help us to make better sense of the major events in Nigeria's political history. For instance, to make better sense of Nigeria's first ever military coup, we need the views of the coup plotters, the officers who foiled the coup, and of course, the views of the top politician of the day. To make better sense of the civil war, we need to balance the rhetoric of General Yakubu Gowon with those of Colonel Ojukwu. In the same vein, how can we make better sense of the drama of June 1993 without learning what the principal actors - General Ibrahim Babangida and MKO Abiola - had to say? The same is valid for both Chief Ernest Shonekan and General Sanni Abacha, as it regards the aborted third republic. In the end, we can sieve these perspectives and draw our own informed conclusions. Yet, there are pockets of independent events that excite curiosity. From Isaac Boro's 'Twelve-day Revolution' to the conviction and execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and General Abacha's death sentence on Prof. Wole Soyinka, there is so much to explore and enjoy. This book, therefore, will not only inform and educate, it will also make for an interesting learning adventure. Now we can have a glimpse into the minds and intellects of leaders from time past. - The Bookworm When you think of where we are today as a nation, you cannot but get curious about the events, utterances, actions, and inactions that defines our whole essence. - BookSale.com.ng Fabulous piece for anyone who wants a clear understanding of onIS[geria's political history. - MGC
AWO: The Last Conversation By Moses Akin Makinde
Oral history has an exalted and treasured place in African tradition. Hence, when oral history transforms to written history, the end product is inevitably invaluable.  If a testimonial to that effect was ever needed, Moses Akin Makinde’s book, AWO: The Last Conversation provides one with its niche, form and philosophical utility.
Everything Good Will Come By Sefi Atta

It is 1971, and Nigeria is under military rule, though the politics of the state matter less than those of her home to Enitan Taiwo, an eleven-year-old girl tired of waiting for school to start. Will her mother, who has become deeply religious since the death of Enitan’s brother, allow her friendship with the new girl next door Sheri Bakare? This novel charts the fate of these two Nigerian girls, one who is prepared to manipulate the traditional system and one who attempts to defy it.


“A beautifully paced stroll in the shoes of a woman growing up in a country struggling to find its post-independence identity…Everything Good Will Come depicts the struggles women face in a conservative society. This is convincing; more remarkable is what the novel has to say about the need to speak out when all around is falling apart.” – Times Literary Supplement, UK

“An original, witty, coming-of-age tale: Tom Sawyer meets Jane Eyre, with Nigerian girls…you can feel the dust and sun. This is award-winning novel is an iridescent introduction to a fascinating nation.” – Observer Magazine, UK

“Again and again Atta’s writings tugs at the heart, at the conscience. At the same time, reflecting the resilience of the Lagosians whose lives she explores, humour is almost constant, effervescent, most often with a satirical twist.” – Sunday Independent, South Africa

“This lively first novel breaks new ground with a close-up, honest story of a contemporary Yoruba woman’s coming-of-age in Lagos. Never reverential, Enitan’s first person narrative reveals the dynamic diversity within the city, the differences across class, generation, gender, faith, language, tradition, and individual character. Differences, yes, but sometimes connections, too.” – Booklist

“Sefi Atta’s first novel has the nerve to redefine existing traditions of African Story telling. It confronts the familiar passions of a city and a country with unusual insights and a lyrical power pointing our literature to truly greater heights.” – Odia Ofeimun, author of The Poet Lied

“Everything Good Will Come is like listening to an old friend recounting and bringing up to date and to life happenings in our beloved city of Lagos. I was sorry when I came to the end.” – Buchi Emecheta, author of The Joys of Motherhood

“What is beyond doubt is that Sefi writes brilliantly with instantly infectious wit.” – Bashorun JK Randle, author of The Godfather Never Sleeps

“There is wit, intelligence and a delicious irreverence in this book. But it is Sefi Atta’s courage in choosing to look at her fictional world through fiercely feminist lenses that I most admired.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Purple Hibiscus

“This is a courageous story about friendship and self-discovery, it is a rallying cry to women to speak out in a world that tries to muzzle them.” – Helon Habila, author of Waiting For an Angel

“An affirmation of faith in one’s capacity, especially female and national, for self-realization.” – Tanure Ojaide, author of Labyrinths of the Delta

Current Issues and Problems in the working of Constitutional Democracy in Nigeria by Ben Nwabueze
Current Issues and Problems in the Workings of Constitutional Democracy in Nigeria is a compilation of the author’s reactions to some of the issues and problems of the workings of Nigeria’s constitutional Democracy. Professor Ben Nwabueze drawing from his abysmal wealth of experience in Constitutional Law has done justice to these issues. It includes issues on locus standing rule and the impact of its intimate connection with claims for declaratory relief, to inequality/justice & corruption, etc.

Written in a smooth flowing style, this book is an interesting must-read. It is invaluable to all stakeholders in the law profession, the lawmakers, law students, and the general public.
The autobiography is a fantastic interesting narration of his journey through his life as a Professor of Constitutional Law, Activist, and a front line Patriot. Now in his 80s, he devoted his strong belief in Nigeria in volume 3 and titled it “My Life and Work in the Search for a New Better and United Nigeria”

The books are written in a smooth conversational style that arrests the reader until he gets to the last stage. Law Lecturers, Legislators, Government officials, Policymakers, Students of history and the general public will find the book very useful.
How President Obasanjo Subverted the Rule of Law and Democracy By Ben Nwabueze
This book is an account of how President Olusegun Obasanjo turned Nigeria a law-governed state, a legal order, bequeathed to us by the British colonialists, into a lawless one. From an organization of power and coercive force limited and regulated by and to be exercised in accordance with law into a system of personal rule in which law was replaced more or less by arbitrary whims and personal or political interests of one individual, and in which government actions were determined largely by might, by the application of organized coercive force in the exclusive monopoly of the state, altogether careless of legality.

Written in a readable style, the book is indispensable to policymakers, lawyers, and politicians. It should be read by all.
WAR AND PEACE IN YORUBALAND 1793-1893 edited by Adeagbo Akinjogbin
Whilst there is existing literature on Yorubaland in the nineteenth century, it has not taken a global, comprehensive look at the causes, course and consequences of the wars. Nor has it considered the changes - peaceful or cataclysmic - after one hundred years of peace. With a view to filling this gap, a centenary conference of the 1886 Kirji/Ekiti Parapo Peace Treaty was held, with the prime objective of examining the socio-political and economic development of Yorubaland in the age of revolutionary wars.

The premise is that whilst three kingdoms were destroyed, and forced migrations produced terrible suffering, nonetheless there were positive outcomes. New kingdoms and towns were founded - Abeokuta, Ibadan and New Oyo - and the end result was greater cultural cohesion of Yorubaland through the integration of the refugees. The four sections in the book group the papers from the conference into War and Peace in Yorubaland; the Generals and their War Tactics; External Involvement and the Search for Peace; and The Political and Cultural Consequences.
The Trouble Wth Nigeria By Chinua Achebe
The eminent African novelist and critic, here addresses Nigeria's problems, aiming to challenge the resignation of Nigerians and inspire them to reject old habits which inhibit Nigeria from becoming a modern and attractive country. In this famous book now reprinted, he professes that the only trouble with Nigeria is the failure of leadership, because with good leaders Nigeria could resolve its inherent problems such as tribalism; lack of patriotism; social injustice and the cult of mediocrity; indiscipline; and corruption
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Mr. Soyinka, masterfully uses his life as a running commentary for the state of political affairs in Nigeria since 1960. While the book does speak on a lot of serious issues there are many moments of hilarity such as when W.H Auden passes him off as an African Prince and the quest to recover an acient mask that led Mr. Soyinka to Brazil.

You Must Set Forth at Dawnis a book full of revelations, which in actuality brings into public glare the political animal in Soyinka and the extent to which he was steeped in national politics, which may led some political leaders to see him as meddlesome.  While his dalliance with Biafra earned him a prison term and resulted in his book, The Man Died” he maintained some questionable affinity to General Babangida and loathed General Abacha. Indeed, it was said, that it was Soyinka who gave Gen. Abacha the moniker “deaf and dumb.”

Mr. Soyinka's style tends to be a little heavy on grammar but overall it is a great book, one that you will love to have bought.
Against the Run of Play: How an incumbent president was defeated in Nigeria By Olusegun Adeniyi
Against the Run of Play takes an intense look at Nigerian politics at a time when an entrenched political party was defeated in a presidential election after 16 unbroken years in power. This book offers the reader a narrative explanation and an unusual insight into the major human and institutional factors that led up to the defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.

Equally important is the author’s detailed recall of the major political developments that made the outcome inevitable while shaping the very expectations that brought President Buhari to power. Adeniyi enhances the credibility of his narrative through an extensive set of interviews with living key players in the drama he relates. The hindsight of these key players throws the events into bolder relief and illuminates the road ahead.

Seven years after independence, Nigeria was plunged into a tumultuous political crisis that degenerated into a major civil war, which lasted for thirty months. The war ended in 1970 with great casualties on both sides, especially from the Igbo. The Nigerian government, under General Yakubu Gowon military administration, declared that there was “no victor and no vanquished”. The Federal Military Government went further to implement the famous post war reconstruction programme christened the three Rs: that is Reconstruction, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation. How constructive this programme was still remains the subject of intense debate amongst scholars. Indeed, forty years after the war, thee fundamental issues that caused the war continue to be topical in the politics of the country.

In the light of the above, the Historical Society of Nigeria is organizing an international conference on the Nigerian Civil War Forty Years After: What Lessons? The following sub-themes are expected to be considered by interested scholars:

a. Issues and causes of the Nigerian Civil War
b. The course of the Nigerian Civil War
c. Igbo perspective on the Nigerian Civil War
d. Non-Igbo perspective on the Nigerian Civil War
e. Ethnic minorities and the Nigerian Civil War
f. The war economy and its consequences
g. Demobilization and disarmament
h. Refugee Problem and the Nigerian Civil War
i. Post-civil war generation and their perspectives on the Nigerian Civil War
j. Literature on the Nigerian Civil War
k. Nigerian women and the Civil War
l. Resurrection of the Nigerian Civil War/irredentist ideas and movements
m. The Nigerian Civil War and the Wider World

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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa By Walter Rodney

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa.

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How Europe Underdeveloped Africa is a book written by Walter Rodney, which takes the view that Africa was deliberately exploited and underdeveloped by European colonial regimes.This book was groundbreaking in that it was among the first to bring a new perspective to the question of underdevelopment in Africa. Rodney’s analysis went far beyond the heretofore accepted approach in the study of Third World underdevelopment and it was met with heavy criticism.

It is based on the outlined issues sketched above that this book was written. The piece of literature is arranged in chapters from one to six with thought provoking and are stimulating issue at each chapter. A post script as well as a biography of the author is attached at the latter part of the literature. A chapter by chapter method of review have been adopted to do justice to this work for an incisive appreciation.
The conceptualization of the notion of development and underdevelopment took the central stage in the first chapter, as the author attempted a penetrating analysis into the duo concepts in order to demystify their justification of capitalism which myopically conceives economic development with little or no consideration for human social development.
Rodney had determined that the only path to true human development and liberation for the majority of the people of his country was through the transformation of their own lives in a struggle to replace and reshape the neo-colonialist government that dominated their society and prescribed their existence.



How Europe Underdeveloped Africa is a book written by Walter Rodney, which takes the view that Africa was deliberately exploited and underdeveloped by European colonial regimes.
Rodney argues that a combination of power politics and economic exploitation of Africa by Europeans led to the poor state of African political and economic development evident in the late 20th century. In the book's preface, Rodney praises the state of Tanzania, which had pursued the sort of Marxist political ideology that he advocated.
First published in 1972, the book was enormously influential in the study of African history. In the late 1990s many academics became more sharply critical of the book's central thesis and argued that the book oversimplifies the complex historical forces surrounding the colonial era.
This book was groundbreaking in that it was among the first to bring a new perspective to the question of underdevelopment in Africa. Rodney's analysis went far beyond the heretofore accepted approach in the study of Third World underdevelopment and it was met with heavy criticism.
Rodney had determined that the only path to true human development and liberation for the majority of the people of his country was through the transformation of their own lives in a struggle to replace and reshape the neo-colonialist government that dominated their society and prescribed their existence.


"Really liked how Rodney laid out a lot of the mechanisms of underdevelopment, like the altering of trade routes, and how he spells out a lot of the hard numbers of underdevelopment and imperialism. His theory or framing was hit and miss- I liked his view on active underdevelopment and his framing of that sometimes, but he takes kind of a hard Marxist view on linear societal development, which isn't really for me."
-Camden Goetz
"Deeply touching! Gave me a real insight of the relationship between Europe and Africa..."
-Kar De kouss
"An extremely good analysis of African politics!"
-Joan Muller


Chapter One
Some Questions on Development

What is Development
What is Underdevelopment?
Chapter Two
How Africa Developed Before the Coming of the Europeans up to the 15th Century

General Over-View
Concrete Examples
Chapter Three
Africa's Contribution to European Capitalist Development – the Pre-Colonial Period

How Europe Became the Dominant Section of a World- Wide Trade System
Africa's contribution to the economy and beliefs of early capitalist Europe
Chapter Four
Europe and the Roots of African Underdevelopment — to 1885

The European Slave Trade as a Basic Factor in African Underdevelopment
Technological Stagnation and Distortion of the African Economy in the Pre-Colonial Epoch
Continuing Politico-Military Developments in Africa – 1500 to 1885
Chapter Five
Africa's Contribution to the Capitalist

Development of Europe — the Colonial Period
Expatriation of African Surplus Under Colonialism
The Strengthening of Technological and Military Aspects of Capitalism
Chapter Six
Colonialism as a System for Underdeveloping Africa

The Supposed Benefits of Colonialism to Africa
Negative Character of the Social, Political and Economic Consequences
Education for Underdevelopment
Development by Contradiction.

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Colonialism in Africa : Ancient and Modern Volume 2 By Ben Nwabueze
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Its impact on both good and bad is a revolution with its kind of state system.

Henceforth one would have to think of two Africa’s: the one before and the one after the colonization.

The ‘colonially-invented state system has wrought on Africa the no less blighting contradiction of a state without citizens, a state without civil order, and a state which is not a nation-state, the first two contradictions being among the indices of what is labelled “ a failed state “ of which eleven are in Africa.

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Federalism: Its Application in Africa as a Constitutional Device for Creating a Nation and Furthering Democracy By Ben Nwabueze
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The book deals with the role of federalism in creating a nation. Also examined are the notions of quasi-federalism and the ‘federal idea’, and their application in Africa.

The book is crafted in a lucid smooth flowing style. It is a must-read for all policymakers, legislators, politicians, lawyers, and indeed the general public.
Memoir of Mixed Blessings By Theophilus Oluwole Akindele - HardBack
The memoirs of Theophilus Oluwole Akindele tell the story of a man whose life took many interesting twists and turns to bring him to the pinnacle of the telecommunication industry in Nigeria. …he joined the Colonial Civil Service as a principal telecommunications engineer in charge of the Lagos territory. He rose through the ranks to become Director-General of Communications. Akindele’s account of key events in the political history of Nigeria, being close friends with Ademulegun, Ironsi, and Ogundipe in particular, bring new insights to the turbulent events of the first republic and the subsequent military regimes (Aguyi-Ironsi, Gowon and Murtala Mohammed’s). His role in telecommunication during the civil war gives us fresh insight into important events of that period. Most interesting, however, was the battle of wills that occurred, when he was pitted against Murtala Mohammed, over the signing of the ITT/Radio Corporation of Nigeria contract. This saga eventually cost him his job and could be said to be one of the factors that precipitated the coup of 1976.
A Gift of Sequins: Letter to my Wife By Victor Banjo
Because it is strikingly original, it sheds some light on Nigerian?s recent past. It is the story of a brilliant and courageous man, weighed down by history, and of a woman?s extraordinary stamina to struggle on despite all difficulties. It is presented through the eyes of the children who went through it all. It is a family saga and a national treasure. The book is an overwhelming picture of patriotism, pain, love and joy.
The depth of insight of Prof. Mumoz in these essay brings valuable lesson. Yoruba scholars who may not have noted each of the papers when first published, cannot afford to ignore this collection.
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Alhaji Ganiyu Dawodu is a consummate grassroots politician of the Awolowo Political School of Thought whose hallmark is discipline, service, integrity and loyalty. Educated in Nigeria, he was organizing secretary of the Action Group, Lagos Zone, 1958-1962. He was later an elected councilor and Lagos State Commissioner, holding various portfolios, including Agriculture, Health and Social Welfare, or Sport and Social Development, and Local Government and Community Development.
How and Why the Yoruba Fought and Lost the Biafra-Nigeria Civil War By Dr Jimanze Ego-Alowes
This must be one of the great revolutions of interpretation in Nigerian history. Built on facts, the book guides our gaze towards neglected chronology and meaning of events. The implications make for an inevitable and radical re-evaluation of modern Nigerian history.

If one may suspend disbelief, reading this book will amount to a rewiring of our convictions and concepts about Nigeria and its history.

How and Why the Yoruba Fought and Lost the Biafra-Nigeria Civil War, amounts to a game changing interrogation of Nigeria. The book demonstrates that an implausible conjecture is not only possible but that it has already happened in the past!
Ego-Alowes adopts a psychoanalytic approach to the whole drama that is Nigerian politics. Suddenly, all the scattered pieces of our history are pieced to reveal not just where the "rain started to beat us", but also a way forward from the ensuing cold.

Personally, I do not think that the mentioned characters are solely aware of the implications and connotative meanings of their many comments as well as body language; perhaps it is because history has overtime conditioned me to perceive them as political saints. Nonetheless, national gamer or apostle, this is one book to read, for Nigeria's sake.

-Amara Chimeka

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