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Use the L.I.F.T. by Olugbenga Hodonu and Kester Audu

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Use the L.I.F.T.Title: Use the L.I.F.T

Author: Olugbenga Hodonu and Kester Audu

Genre: Non-fiction

Format: Paperback/Ebook (Kindle)

Book Dimension: 6 x 9

File Size (E-book): NA

Number of Pages (Paperback): 162

Publication Year: February 10, 2015

Publisher: AuthorHouse, US

ISBN: 9781496968111

Available at: authorhouse, amazon

Short Description: Do you ever think about the direction of your life, as it relates to your career path especially with so many choices on hand? You need not beat about the bush— simply Use the Lift. This will aid you in finding and fitting into your niche right on time. It will also launch you to a strong pedestal in your profession and business from which you can make progress and achieve success.

This is a helpful starting point for self-analysis; a book that will introduce you to yourself and take you beyond yourself. Apart from providing informed advice and choices on career planning and employment, it will challenge your thoughts or stimulate your thinking and lead you to productivity.

It features

Structured tools, techniques and essential principles necessary for professional and project success.

Exploration of various career options and skills for attaining your summit

Tested  principles for running your own business

Inspiring  words from leading lights of various fields

Career Self-Assessment questions and many inspiring subjects

Category: Self-help

 

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African Writers in Exile by Chinedu Ogoke

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Title:  African Writers in Exile

Author: Chinedu Ogoke

Genre: Fiction

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.2

Number of Pages: 222

Publication Year: February 28, 2011

Publisher: Piraeus Books LLC

 ISBN: 978-0983185314

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: Chinedu Ogoke’s book discusses the psychic, physical, and metaphorical exile of the African writer. Its starting point is the fact that African writers face numerous problems in their desire to be creative. In the post-colonial era, global politics and the quest for profits have led to social disorders, persecution, and worsening economic conditions in Africa. This has forced writers from the continent to move to the West in search of peace and a chance to reach a larger audience. But while the West offers improved access to publishers, exiled writers have to deal with difficult issues of language and culture in their work. Lacking the support of the traditional African family, many feel unfulfilled and simply lost in their new surroundings. Ironically, they also feel excluded from literary activities in the place they have left. African Writers in Exile traces the paths taken by these excluded artists and the implications they may have for the future of African literature. Ogoke also analyzes their arguments for economic and political reform in various African countries. At the root of these proposals is a desire to establish political structures that will remove barriers to creative pursuits while enhancing social and political progress for all in Africa.

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Learning the Law in Nigeria by Kehinde Adegbite

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Title:  Learning the Law in Nigeria

Author: Kehinde Adegbite

Genre: Non-fiction (Self-help)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 427

Publication Year: April 28, 2015

Publisher: Princeton Publishing Company, Lagos

ISBN: 978-978-53316-7-7

Available at: University bookshops nationwide or Call/Text Kehinde +2348078208953

Short Description: Ignorance of law is not an excuse but how can Nigerians know the country’s laws, if a book of this nature is not available? This book is designed for everybody, Nigerians and non-Nigerians, written in a simple language and easy-to-follow style. It gives a panoramic view of the Nigerian law. It provides a reliable companion for everyone who has relationship with Nigeria in any way. It also discusses topical and contemporary issues of law such as law and IVF, law and surrogacy, e-commerce and law, pre-nuptial agreement, rights of patients, euthanasia, marital rape, freedom of information law, limping marriages, employees’ rights and so on. It provides guidelines for those who may be interested in taking up a degree in the profession. For those who may want to handle some of their legal issues by themselves, it provides directions. In addition, the book provides simple meanings to a long list of legal terms, numbering over 600.

The book is meant for all – non-lawyers, aspiring law students, law students and young lawyers.

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Eclipse at Noonday (Short Title) by Mike Uriel Ogbechie

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Title:  Eclipse at Noonday: Biafra, Diaries of Unwritten Stories

Author: Mike Uriel Ogbechie

Genre: Non-fiction (Memoir)

Format: Paperback

Book Dimensions: 6 x 9

Number of Pages: 313

Publication Year: June 12, 2012

Publisher: Xlibris

ISBN: 978-1-469138084

Available at: Amazon.com and other online stores

Short Description: A true life story of events that happened during the Biafra/Nigeria war otherwise called the Nigerian civil war. It chronicles several terrible events never before reported. There is also the background historical antecedents that eventually culminated in the civil war. The war while it lasted was not all about killing, maiming, hunger, and starvation, and the various sadistic behaviours that were exhibited including, regrettably, cannibalism. There was unbelievably so much fun, music, and profession of love, lots of which are captured for comic relief. I refer to it as Africa’s version of ‘gone with the wind.’

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The Tragedy of Victory by Godwin Alabi-Isama

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The tragedy of victoryTitle: The Tragedy of Victory

Author: Godwin Alabi-Isama

Genre: Non-Fiction (Memoir)

Format:  Paperback

Book Dimension: NA

Number of Pages: 704

Publication Year:  October 24, 2013

Publisher: Spectrum Books, Ibadan

ISBN: 9789789260058

Available at: Online on  konga.com and Writehouse

Short Description: The Tragedy of Victory: On-the-Spot Account of the Nigeria-Biafra War in the Atlantic Theatre is a chronological narrative of the war that lasted from July 6, 1967 to January 15, 1970. With about 500 photographs and maps and facts, told with accuracy, the well-organised and efficient Third Marine Commandos, earlier commanded by Col. Benjamin Adekunle (with Lt. Col. G. Alabi-Isama, as the Chief of Staff) had already controlled the Atlantic coast from Bonny to Calabar before Col. Olusegun Obasanjo’s arrival as the new commander.

The book is a rich manual, a repository of invaluable information, a document that gives a precise and veritable first-person account of the Nigerian civil war, in the Atlantic theatre. It is a must for every serving and retired member of the armed forces to own. Other Nigerians and international bodies will find it particularly useful in reconstructing the events of Nigeria’s civil war.

 

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The Accidental Public Servant by Nasir El- Rufai

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accidentalServant_13400Title: The Accidental Public Servant

Author: Nasir El- Rufai

Genre: Non-Fiction (Memoir)

Format:  Paperback

Book Dimension: 5.9 x 8.9

Number of Pages: 704

Publication Year:  February 5, 2013

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 978-1481967402

Available at: Online on  konga.com and Writehouse

Short Description: This is a story of Nigeria, told from the inside. After a successful career in the private sector, Nasir El-Rufai rose to the top ranks of Nigeria’s political hierarchy, serving first as the privatization czar at the Bureau for Public Enterprises and then as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja under former President Olesegun Obasanjo. In this tell-all memoir, El-Rufai reflects on a life in public service to Nigeria, the enormous challenges faced by the country, and what can be done while calling on a new generation of leaders to take the country back from the brink of destruction. The shocking revelations disclosed by El-Rufai about the formation of the current leadership and the actions of prominent statesmen make this memoir required reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of power politics in Africa’s most populous nation.

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The Road We Traveled by Uchendu Precious Onuoha

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the roadTitle: The Road We Traveled (A Memoir of Two Worlds)

Author: Uchendu Precious Onuoha

Genre: Fiction (Memoir)

Format: Paperback & Ebook

Book Dimension: 4.25 x 6.88

Number of Pages: 124

Publication Year: July 5, 2013

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 978-1-4759-7835-3(sc), 978-1-4759-7836-0(ebk)

Available at: Amazon.com

Short Description: The road to success, prosperity and happiness is not a closed door to anyone neither is it an exclusivity of some privileged few individuals, tribe, nation or race. One is only a victim of birth circumstances if he chooses to be.The Road We Came is the story of Uchendu ,a typical African child narrating the circumstances of birth in his native African village, the family heritage, traditions and religion. His travails to overcome imposing hardships, obstacles caused by lack of the basic amenities, public services such as, clean water, electricity, shelter, food, clothing, good road networks, schools and healthcare services developed countries take for granted and develop into a person.

How the difficulties encountered to enjoy that motivated his strive to make the world a better place for him and others to live. And how his personal experience relates to the struggle by his tribe, nation, continent and the  entire human race to overcome the hindrances and challenges  that have been on their journey into existence from the beginning. It covers retrospective experiences in Africa, reviewing life times to establish a contact with an African childhood. The struggles, pains, failures and successes undergone.  His experiences living abroad, impacts, culture shocks, a tale of differences in two worlds. And his prospective experience, striking a balance between his past in Africa, present in Europe and future aspirations in the world.

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