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Abdul Mahmud

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Abdul Mahmud is a Nigerian lawyer, social critic, columnist, human rights advocate, knowledge worker, essayist, poet, former Students' union leader and activist. He is currently the President, Public Interest Lawyers League (PILL), a body of professional and independent group of lawyers committed to the promotion and enforcement of the rights of vulnerable and minority groups, deepening of democracy and governance and the expansion of public interest law. He is a third-generation Nigerian poet whose works appear under the nom de guerre, Obemata. Some of his poems have also been translated into Polish, Lithuanian and French languages.
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The Mystery of Capital
Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
Hernando de Soto - 2003-07-09 (впервые опубликовано в 2000)
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This book explores why certain countries thrive while others fail at capitalism. Contrary to popular belief that cultural differences are the reason, the author argues that it all comes down to a legal structure of property and property rights. Through this thought-provoking examination, readers will gain a new perspective on capital and the potential for transforming the world economy.
Abdul Mahmud
Simpler things of governance are complex to our leaders. Any serious leader who has read Hernando De Soto's book, 'The Mystery of Capital': How Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else' would understand how to leverage property to create wealth      источник
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Yoruba Warfare in the Nineteenth Century
Robert & Smith J. F. Ade Ajayi - 1964-01-01
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From inside ...The Yoruba were united culturally but not politically and for much of the 19th century were divided by wars. ...these wars were in fact a reflection of the complicated political, social and economic changes that this part of Africa was undergoing berfore the coming of European rule....
Abdul Mahmud
Go and read the respected historian, Prof Ade Ajayi's book, "Yoruba warfare of the 19th century". In the early times, the Yoruba rejected it because of its Hausa-Fulani etymology- which means deceitful      источник
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Echoes Of A Century
Ifeoha Azikiwe - 2013-04-17
Echoes of a Century is a thought-provoking book that analyses the challenges faced by Nigeria since its creation 100 years ago. From the impact of colonial rule to political instability, military coups, and democratic governance, the author examines the country's constitutional flaws, leadership crises, struggles with corruption, and the need for a renegotiation of its future. With a focus on the impact of ethnicity, religion, and oil wealth, this book raises important questions about Nigeria's past, present, and future.
Abdul Mahmud
Have received many DMs on the 1914 amalgamation and books to read. I will recommend one: Nigeria, Echoes of a Century - by Ifeoha Azikiwe. Great book.      источник