Memoir of Mixed Blessings

Theophilus Oluwole Akindele’s Memoir of Mixed Blessings tells 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. After leaving CMS Grammar School, he worked briefly as a radio monitor and announcer before going to the UK to study engineering. On his return, he joined the Colonial Civil Service as executive telecommunications engineer in charge of the Lagos territory. He rose through the ranks to become Director: General of Post and Telecommunications. Akindele’s account of key events in the political history of Nigeria, being close friends with Ademulegun, Ironsi and Ogundipe in particular, brings new insights to hoithe turbulent events of the first republic and the subsequent militarty regimes ,(Aguyi-Ironsi, Gowon and Murtala Mohammed’s).



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