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My Watch Vol 1: Early Life and Military (Preview) ssr

my watch vol 1: early life and military (preview)

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"During his watch, a watchman has no sleep and no respite." - Olusegun Obasanjo Following in the steps of his previous memoirs, My Command and Not My Will, Olusegun Obasanjo's My Watch is more than the story of the Obasanjo presidency told by the man himself. It is a memoir of a lifetime spent in service to country, of a man who has been destined with the watch, with the vigilance, with the responsibility to his people to speak up and speak out. My Watch spans large expanses of time, from the pre-colonial Owu history, to early Abeokuta and the last throes of an independent city state at turn-of-the-century colonial Nigeria, to the early life of its author, his civil war experience, his stewardship of the transitional government of 1976-1979, the interregnum, his second appearance on the national scene as a civilian president on Nigeria's return to democracy in 1999, the completion of the first civilian-civilian transfer of government in Nigeria's history that inaugurated the Yar'Adua presidency and signalled the end of Obasanjo's tenure in office, and the years hence. Presented in three volumes, this exquisitely narrated memoir, in turns intensely personal and broadly nationalistic and international, completes a trilogy of autobiographies—My Command, Not My Will, and My Watch—told by this sojourner of Nigerian and world history....

My Watch Vol 3: Now and Then (Preview) ssr

my watch vol 3: now and then (preview)

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Olusegun Obasanjo, soldier, statesman, author and farmer was born in Ibogun-Olaogun in what was then Abeokuta Province of 1930s colonial Nigeria. His career in the Nigerian Army would see him serve in the UN Peacekeeping Mission to the Congo in 1961, see him rise to the position of General Officer Commanding the 3rd Marine Commando Division of the Nigerian Army during the Civil War, and culminate in his appointment of Head of State, and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. He handed over power to a democratically-elected civilian administration in 1979 and retired to a life of farming. As a statesman he was called upon by the international community, in one instance to serve as co-chair of the Commonwealth Eminent Persons' Group constituted to work on negotiated settlement for the ending of the South African Apartheid policy in 1985. He was also a candidate for the office of Secretary-General of the United Nations in 1991. A fearless critic of bad government, he was jailed from 1995-1998 by the Abacha government. Obasanjo was sworn-in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigerian on May 29 1999. He stepped down from the presidency in 2007 at the end of his second term and returned to his farm. He is currently the chief promoter of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library. Olusegun Obasanjo has authored several books, significant amongst them, My Command, about his experiences in the Nigerian Civil War; Not My Will, about his service to the nation as Military Head of State; This Animal Called Man, a philosophical reflection on the nature of man written during his time as a political prisoner; and Nzeogwu, about his friend and key figure in the January 1966 coup....

My Watch Vol 2: Political and Public Affairs (preview) ssr

my watch vol 2: political and public affairs (preview)

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"During his watch, a watchman has no sleep and no respite." - Olusegun Obasanjo Following in the steps of his previous memoirs, My Command and Not My Will, Olusegun Obasanjo's My Watch is more than the story of the Obasanjo presidency told by the man himself. It is a memoir of a lifetime spent in service to country, of a man who has been destined with the watch, with the vigilance, with the responsibility to his people to speak up and speak out. My Watch spans large expanses of time, from the pre-colonial Owu history, to early Abeokuta and the last throes of an independent city state at turn-of-the-century colonial Nigeria, to the early life of its author, his civil war experience, his stewardship of the transitional government of 1976-1979, the interregnum, his second appearance on the national scene as a civilian president on Nigeria's return to democracy in 1999, the completion of the first civilian-civilian transfer of government in Nigeria's history that inaugurated the Yar'Adua presidency and signalled the end of Obasanjo's tenure in office, and the years hence. Presented in three volumes, this exquisitely narrated memoir, in turns intensely personal and broadly nationalistic and international, completes a trilogy of autobiographies—My Command, Not My Will, and My Watch—told by this sojourner of Nigerian and world history....

Twelve Years A Slave ssr

twelve years a slave

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Twelve Years a Slave (1853)is the Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. It is a slave narrative of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped in Washington, D.C., sold into slavery, and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, as well as describing at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana. The work was published soon after Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel about slavery, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) to which it gave factual support. Northup's book of 1853 sold 30,000 copies and was considered a bestseller. After being published in several editions in the 19th century, the book fell into obscurity for nearly 100 years, until it was re-discovered on separate occasions by two Louisiana historians, Sue Eakin (Louisiana State University at Alexandria) and Joseph Logsdon (University of New Orleans). In the early 1960s, they researched and retraced Solomon Northup’s journey and co-edited a historically annotated version that was published by LSU Press in 1968. More recently, a critically acclaimed feature film, 12 Years a Slave (2013) directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup was released. via wikipedia...

KIKELOMO (The memoir of an abused girl) ssr

kikelomo (the memoir of an abused girl)

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A story of courage and resilience in the face of abuse. Kikelomo is a memoir that chronicles the life of a young woman, detailing her childhood experiences of sexual violation and abuse, as well as the resulting vulnerability and insecurities that pushed her to a pattern of mistakes. In its down to earth conversational approach, it shares the authors path to recovery, discovery of purpose and reclaiming a beautiful future. ...

Running From Love ssr

running from love

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My Secondary school experiences with girls, girls again and the death of Tosin...

Lamentations Of An Ugly Girl ssr

lamentations of an ugly girl

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Escapades and Sexcapades of an ugly girl......

(p)Diary of a Corper 1:Orientation Camp /Concentration Camp ssr

(p)diary of a corper 1:orientation camp /concentration camp

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An interesting true-life account of the experience of a young Nigerian graduate during the National Youth Service Orientation Camp. It will bring back memories. It will make you laugh and maybe even cry....

.LOVE.ROBOT. I ssr

.love.robot. i

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Architect meets petroleum engineer. Boy meets girl.love meets caution. For a girl who tried to plan everything in her life,she sure didnt plan for the turn frederick would brin into her life. Will she damn all odds and be with frederick or love someone shes supposed to?...

Memoirs of a Professional Bridesmaid ssr

memoirs of a professional bridesmaid

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Memoirs of a Professional Bridesmaid...