In The Corridors
In the Corridors is a book about one of the most remarkable, yet largely unknown influencers in Nigeria’s often complicated political and business circles. Chief Obafemi Olopade, an outstanding businessman and long-time close friend to Nigeria’s former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has for many decades had the rare privilege of seeing critical events unfold behind the scenes within the corridors of powerin Nigeria. In this autobiography, he shares some of his observations and experiences within those corridors, offering the reader insights into occurrences in Nigerian politics that are usually shrouded in mystery.
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A compassionate conservative soldier-statesman, Babangida, in or out of office is not likely to be ignored in any honest attempt to understand the great economic and political challenges which beset Nigeria and Africa in the last decades of the twentieth century. Consequently the journey to Nigeria’s future greatness or demise must necessarily take its bearing from the Babangida years.
As soon as he assumed office as governor in 2007, Rotimi Amaechi immediately set about establishing his credentials as an uncommon political leader – one who was determined to make a tangible difference in the lives of his people through vision, tenacity and a stubborn will.
This book is the work of friends, associates and observers drawn from across the length and breadth of Nigeria. These individuals, most of whom have distinguished themselves in diverse fields of human endeavor, have the advantage of observing and assessing the work of the Amaechi administration from mostly dispassionate but close enough positions.
Set on the outskirts of Umuahia, Nigeria and narrated by a chi, or guardian spirit, An Orchestra of Minorities tells the story of Chinonso, a young poultry farmer whose soul is ignited when he sees a woman attempting to jump from a highway bridge. Horrified by her recklessness, Chinonso joins her on the roadside and hurls two of his prized chickens into the water below to express the severity of such a fall. The woman, Ndali, is stopped her in her tracks.
Bonded by this night on the bridge, Chinonso and Ndali fall in love. But Ndali is from a wealthy family and struggles to imagine a future near a chicken coop. When her family objects to the union because he is uneducated, Chinonso sells most of his possessions to attend a college in Cyprus. But when he arrives he discovers there is no place at the school for him, and that he has been utterly duped by the young Nigerian who has made the arrangements… Penniless, homeless, and furious at a world which continues to relegate him to the sidelines, Chinonso gets further away from his dream, from Ndali and the farm he called home.
Spanning continents, traversing the earth and cosmic spaces, and told by a narrator who has lived for hundreds of years, the novel is a contemporary twist of Homer’s Odyssey. Written in the mythic style of the Igbo literary tradition, Chigozie Obioma weaves a heart-wrenching epic about destiny and determination.
Electric, exhilarating, and beautifully crafted, Ghana Must Go introduces the world to Taiye Selasi, a novelist of extraordinary talent. In a sweeping narrative that takes readers from Accra to Lagos to London to New York, it is at once a portrait of a modern family and an exploration of the importance of where we come from to who we are.
A renowned surgeon and failed husband, Kweku Sai dies suddenly at dawn outside his home in suburban Accra. The news of his death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before. Moving with great elegance through time and place, Ghana Must Go charts their circuitous journey to one another and, along the way, teaches us that the truths we speak can heal the wounds we hide.
In ten expertly written chapters, the author dissects the core elements and defining characteristics of REITs and provides analysis of the origin, growth, global spread, legal structure and governance of them.