NIGERIA: Her Woes and Their True Remedies….THE BOOK!!!

Published on May 3, 2012

By Dr. Onyeije C. Okoro
History/Political Science

There is no denying that Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, will play an important role in determining the fate of the black continent. Nevertheless, many people do not stop to consider Nigeria’s importance, nor do they explore its mysteries, woeful stories, and the spiritual causes of its current problems.

You will travel back to the earliest days of humanity to learn the various ethnic groups that settled in Nigeria, their origins, and the beliefs behind their various religions. Find out how populations were enslaved, how the land was colonized, and how foreign religions affected its people.

Through these pages the mystery of Nigeria will unfold and reveal why Nigeria is at a turning point in its history. You will discover the role of the true believers through the thorough analysis of Nigeria’s diverse populations, history, and culture.

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ISBN: 978-0-595-50116-8 (pbk)

ISBN: 978-0-595-49732-4 (cloth)

ISBN: 978-0-595-61380-9 (ebk)

Library of Congress Control Number: 2009924288




Observed in the Breach

Member states of ECOWAS are yet to implement the protocol on free movement of persons and economic integration which they signed more than three decades ago

More than three decades after the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, adopted the free movement protocol, member-states are yet to fully implement it.  This has affected effective economic integration among member states and as a result, the movements of goods and services are hindered by counter laws and policies from member- states countries. This has also affected the informal sector in particular with the masses in members worse hit because they are largely involved in the informal trade within and through the land borders in ECOWAS region.

The inability of member states to fully implement the free movement protocol negates Article 27 of the ECOWAS treaty, which affirms the need for economic integration, which includes free flow of persons, goods and services. The Article calls on member states to ensure gradual removal of all obstacles to free movement of persons, services and capital.

ECOWAS member states were, as a matter of fact, required to stop demanding visa and residence permits and, therefore, allow West Africans to work and undertake commercial and industrial activities within their territories. The re-creation of borderless West Africa was in consonance with the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights and the UN human rights.

The implementation of the ECOWAS flagship Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, Goods, and the Rights of Residence and Establishment, which makes the region the only one with a visa-free regime in Africa, faces some impediments mostly extortions and multiple road blocks mounted by security officials of member states along the regional road corridors.

But today, the protocol has been implemented in the breach as some ECOWAS member-states still erect obstacles at border posts to hinder free movements of persons and goods. This explains why the ECOWAS Commission is still urging member-states to fully implement the protocol. It has also recently organised an information and sensitisation workshop for government officials and non-state actors in Accra, Ghana, to x-ray the problems and find lasting solutions.

The workshop was attended by governmental and non-state actors, officials of Ghana immigration and customs services, ministry of foreign affairs and integration, ECOWAS Commission, Community Court of Justice and Parliament, ECOWAS Health Organisation,  representatives of non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, traders, market women, student associations and the media among others.



About Jenga: The Remarkable Business of Creating a Game that Became a Household Name….Author: Leslie Scott

Leslie Scott is my new hero. Existing in a world that’s becoming engorged on the digital wave of electronic gaming, and having succumb to the wave myself (yes, I do moonlight as a video games vendor), its invigorating to hear someone intelligent profess the merits of the board game. Although Leslie Scott’s book lends a heavy emphasis on the business of creating and marketing the game Jenga, it also forges into the philosophical; the Tao of Jenga, if you will. And it is in those places where “About Jenga” shines brighter than any other business book that Greenleaf Book Group has ever produced.

Given Jenga’s near intuitive simplicity, you might expect that it came about nearly by accident, but the truth is that how the game is played is not the same as how it’s marketed. The look, the feel, the precarious situation that Jenga puts its players in, even its name, are the results of a life lived in the pursuit of knowledge. Scott was born in Africa, and educated in Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Oxford. And she has leant the bulk of this pursuit to the launching of the classic game, taking great care to learn the practice of selling an idea, protecting the rights of that idea and launching a phenomenon.

“About Jenga” is not a blueprint for creating a game with mass appeal, rather it is Scott’s exploration of how a mix of fate and effort culminated in the perfect storm to help her push Jenga on the market from the ground up. It is very much a story of a woman up against the world of corporate licensing who discovers a way to triumph in a way that only someone with the intellectual moxy to go up against it in the first place could. It’s inspirational in a number of ways.


Flawless Time Management & Harvard® Planner User Guide

Doing a superb job the first time is what this publication is all about. For managers and professionals, change and excessive demands on time have become the norm. These growing demands from work, personal interests, family and friends create constant dilemmas and various opportunities. This unique document helps you allocate your very limited time effectively in order to get the best out of your life.

It provides new ideas, proven tools and proactive timesaving skills, most of which are not available elsewhere. The focus is on the how-to’s of high performance in managerial, professional and administrative occupations.

Applying the practical method proposed yields no less then 20 woking days per year in time saving or their equivalent in increased productivity. Equally applicable at home, the author offers new ways to accomplish highly valued family goals. It includes an intensive presentation on productivity using the Harvard® Planner.

Book outline

  • Knowing where your time goes, focusing on what really matters, controlling time-wasters (discreet ways)
  • How to achieve a delicate balance between conflicting priotities and obligations.
  • How to reduce your workload by making lasting decisions: personal organization, discipline and teamwork.
  • How to seek collective gains with your staff, co-workers and family; best practices, tools, current know-how.
  • How to operate with high-performing tools and make life enjoyable and worth living.

About the author

Alain Paul Martin conducts the World Seminar – Strategic and Project Management and Time Management for clients in the USA, Canada, Japan and Europe including Alcan, Boeing, Dolinden, Cap-Gemini, General Electric, Metropolitan Life, banks and governments. He is president of PDI, author of Think Proactive, contributor to Project Management; A Managerial Approach published by John Wiley & Son (New York), inventor of the Harvard®Planner, holder of timesaving patents and recipient of work simplification awards from General Dynamics.

English: Project Management Knowledge Areas

English: Project Management Knowledge Areas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)