The Barons

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Spectrum Books, 2005 - Fiction - 442 pages
"The Barons is a fictitious story of the activities of a very powerful group of individuals mostly from the core north of Nigeria who wield enormous power and unusual influence on the traditional, socio-economic and political institutions in the country. They are power brokers who make things happen in the political arena of the nation. The story covers the period of military interregnum from December 1983 to May 1999 and is an insider's illuminating account of the acts and actions of the movers and shakers of political matters of the country." "Presented in the form of a play, the book exposes and explains the political ploys, stratagems, deals, manipulations, manoeuvres, machinations, intrigues, successes and failures of the powers behind the scenes in Nigerian politics. The plot is characterised by interplay of wisdom, display of wit, exchange of ideas, sharing of ideologies, joking relationships, mutual understanding and compromise among the cast who represent Nigeria's different ethnic, cultural and religious persuasions." "This revealing book is a must for historians, the political class, Christians, Muslims and democracy-monitoring groups."--BOOK JACKET.

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