This book provides the first comprehensive, authoritative, multi-sectoral and multidimensional examination of the history, nature, causes and potential solutions to the contemporary and constitutional challenges facing the Nigerian nation. It unpacks the founding principles, constitutional history, and key landmark events that have contributed to the evolution, growth and gradual balkanization of the ideals of nationhood and nationalism in Nigeria.
After providing the history and historiography of the Nigerian nation, the book offers sector by-sector diagnoses of the key challenges facing Nigeria, as well as the important steps for rediscovering the founding visions of unity, peace, prosperity, and progress that have increasingly become elusive in Nigeria for much of the last decade.
Drawing vastly from the author’s many years of experience as a lawyer, educationist, farmer, community leader, philanthropist and global citizen, this book explores how questions of poverty eradication, economic stability, electoral reform, green revolution and agricultural expansion, educational transformation, human rights protection, judicial independence, fiscal federalism, accountability, corporate social responsibility, environmental justice, and participatory development have been, and could be better, addressed in Nigeria.
Coming at a time of real need, the book develops the first comprehensive Manifesto for Transformational Leadership in Nigeria, a set of 10 principles of transformational leadership that could help unlock an era of unity, peace, prosperity, and progress in Nigeria.
The book is prepared in a user-friendly style to enhance its utility among its primary audience, namely students, corporations, investors, environmental and human rights administrators, advocates, policymakers, judges, international negotiators, and government officials who wish to know more about the history, historiography, and future of Nigeria’s constitutional development.
Reviews and Endorsements
“Having read the book authored by the highly revered eminent legal luminary of repute, Aare
Afe Babalola SAN, I am certainly not surprised by the quality of the book. This is because of Afe Babalola I know very well does not do anything halfway. Over the years, I have known him as somebody who puts his personality at stake in everything he lays his hands on. This latest book is not an exception. Whether in articulating academic research or systematic presentation, the book speaks for itself. Another well noticeable phenomenon in the book is the passion of the author about the country Nigeria. Going through the book, he is not only altruistic but very futuristic about the country. Hence in each observation of weakness and defect in the national polity, he proffers scientifically verifiable solutions to each of them. This makes the book a “Must Read” for individuals and institutions who have the interest of the country in mind”
IKU BABA YEYE Oba (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, JP., CFR, LLD, SAP, D.LITT, DPA, FICJ The Alaafin of Oyo and Permanent Chairman of Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs
“Having taught law as a Professor of Law in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East, I can say with all emphasis and temerity at my disposal that this is the most ingenious, compelling and extensively well-researched book that I have ever read. It is a complete Encyclopedia of Constitutional Law and Comparative Global Politics.
The book is like an onion, each layer is filled with limitless value. Well contextualized in history, anthropology, law, economics, political philosophy, government, international affairs, environmental science, agriculture, and food science, this is not an ordinary book. It is a revolutionary compendium of facts, figures, analyses and exceptional insights on the foundations and inherent challenges facing Nigeria’s attempt to form a cohesive nation out of the hundreds of nations which inhabit the geographical enclave called Nigeria. The 10 principles of transformational leadership in the book provide penetrating and thought-provoking guidelines that should naturally be adopted by any progressive, forward-thinking and well-meaning political party and politician in Nigeria and Africa.”
Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, LL.M (Calgary), LL.M (Harvard) PhD (Oxford), Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics, Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships), Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti
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