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Gandhi, An autobiography. The story of my experiments with truth.

Gandhi, An autobiography. The story of my experiments with truth. Read More...

In God’s Name by David Yallop

Luciani then expressed his wish that the words of Sandhu Singh would perhaps one day no longer be true: Read More...

and Daniel wrote a book – A Chase in the Shadows…

Excerpt From: Daniel Abimibola. “A Chase in the Shadows.” Scotch College, 2013. iBooks. Read More...

Dreams from My Father by Barrack Obama

The marker that I placed on this book shows that I purchased it in Abuja on 19th Oct 2011. Thinking back, I faintly recollect attending ICAN’s Annual Accountants Conference and must have purchased this book, along with others, at the foyer of the conference. I love books but if the truth must be told, it is not easy finding time within my busy schedule to read and do justice to each of the books in my collection. Read More...

BONHOEFFER – Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas.

Over the years, I have read a couple of biographies and when this book was sent to me by a friend, my reaction was – this is another one of them. My approach to reading biography is always one of caution, I am cautious because I know that everyone likes to look good and as such any biographical work ends up in being an advertisement of how “holier than thou” the subject was. Of course, I do not believe that any human being is a saint, perfect and without blemish!

Thank God that Eric Metaxas did not potray Dietrich as one of these saints, that job was left to the Westminster Abbey who has classified him as one of the 20th Century Martyrs. Eric Metaxas simply led us through the live and times of Dietrich and allows us to end up with the conclusions that we want to make of this life – a gift from God for his generation and our generation.

20th Century Martyrs Read More...

Federal Character in Nigeria….Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala


Meritocracy was further undermined in 1979 by the introduction of the Federal Character Principle, which sets a quota for the number of public servants to be appointed from each state. It applies both to recruitment into the public service and to appointments to the top echelons of the service, such as permanent secretaries, directors generals, and heads of extra-ministerial departments and agencies………Although the underlying principle is sound in a diverse country such as Nigeria, its application is said by civil servants themselves to be grossly abused, with merit often sacrificed to mediocrity as patently less qualified people get appointed to posts in the name of fulfilling the principle.”

Reforming the Unrefornable – Lessons from Nigeria by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala page 5. Read More...

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson…

What are you reading? I am currently reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Read More...

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

“He was not a model boss or human being, tidy packaged for emulation. Driven by demons, he could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and passions and products were all inter-related, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is thus both instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.” Read More...

There was a country by Chinua Achebe

Chinua, our own Chinua, widely respected all over the world and the author of the best selling book ever to be written by an African(Things Fall Apart) recently put his personal experiences as a Nigerian and then a Biafran together and named the book There Was a Country. Read More...

House of War by Dare Babarinsa

Shehu Shagari’s tenure is a classic instance of the encounter of the unprepared with the unforeseen…….
…..He was a man with neither charisma nor definable identity. His was a face that would get lost in the crowd. But Shagari’s was a product of the peculiar dynamics of Nigerian politics. He rose so high not only because of his natural ability as a politician of means, but also because he was born in the ‘right’ corner of Nigeria. At the time he was elected president in 1979 there were many members of the Nigerian elite who believed that the leadership of the country should reside with the Hausa-Fulani oligarchy. But Shagari’s needed more than the mere accident of birth to win the number one spot. He was a seasoned political strategist who oversees his opponents by guided simplicity and measured eloquence of silence. He was a clever fox who survived in the gathering of impatient lions…. Read More...

Say you’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan – Luxurious Hearses

Nduese stood over the two corpses and barked repeatedly into the heavens. The dog mistook the still-twitching, protesting stump as sign of life – Concluding paragraph of Luxurious Hearses, one of the five stories contained in Uwem Akpan’s Say you’re One of Them (An Oprah Winfrey Bookclub endorsed reading). Bookcraft 2008 page 234. Read More...

This house has fallen by Karl Meir

Because the Nigerian State is so fragile we will be faced with these bush fires for some time to come. Father Mathew Kuka talking about the frequent Ervin and religious crises in Nigeria. Quoted from Karl Meir’s This house has fallen. Read More...

Freakonomics by S.D. Levitate & S.J. Dubner

“Information is a beacon, a cudgel, an olive branch, a deterrent – all depending on who wields it and how. Information is so powerful that the assumption of information, even if the information does not actually exist, can have a sobering effect.” p63 of Freakonomics by S.D. Levitate & S.J. Dubner Read More...

Tale of the Cow Tail

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Fattening for Gabon

‎’No wahala…repetez après moi: Read More...

My Parent’s Bedroom by Uwem Akpan

‎’My people,’ he mumbles, ‘let another do it. Please.’
‘No, you do it, traitor!’………….
‘If we kill your wife for you,’ the wizard says, ‘we must kill you. And your children too.’…………
‘My husband, be a man,’ Mamman interupts, looking down.
‘Shenge, answer!’ someone yells. The crowd of Hutus murmur and become impatient. ‘Wowe, subiza.’
‘My husband, you promised me.’
Papa lands the machete on Maman’s head. Her voice chokes and she falls off the bed and onto her back on the wooden floor. It’s like a dream. The knife tumbles out of Papa’s hand. His eyes are closed, his face calm, though he’s shaking. Read More...