Success is the ability of people to reach their goals and achieve their own purposes in life. Therefore, the quest for the attainment of success can be said to be universal - be it financial, professional or political success. However, becoming successful in life comes with lots of challenges and sometimes requires surmounting seemingly insurmountable obstac
Time management is a subject that concerns everybody. It is a challenge that has to be faced squarely by everyone who is interested in accomplishing his/her tasks within the limited time available, and this time is equally endowed. Good time management is an important factor in getting things done within the available 24-hour-period of a day.
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There is very little scholarship on the history of political Islam in Somalia that takes seriously both historical forces as well as the very ideas and internal organization of the Islamic movements. This book reconstructs the history of modern and moderate Islamic movement in Somalia. It covers 50 years of turbulent Somali history, in which civilian governments, mili
History is a testament to what happened to a people or a place. It shows how things were and their transformation while explaining why the changes happened. Not only does history allow human beings to trace their trajectory in dealing with specific issues they face in the affairs of making a living, it also highlights movements between people around the world wh
Monitoring the Health of US Professional Athletes examines the health status of professional athletes in the United States, with a focus on the body-mass-index (BMI) of players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) for the 2005-2006 season. The study presents demographic data of the players such
The Sahel is a critical zone of convergence. Geographically, it links two oceans and three seas. Itself a semi-arid corridor, it functions as a giant dry river that traverses the central-north of Africa from coast to coast, demarcating the transition between the Sahara desert and the savannah. Across the land and the water came traders and adventurers seek
This book deals with challenges of security in Nigeria, including the relationship between security and peace as imperatives for national development. It also analyses the various sources of insecurity in Nigeria and the challenges they pose to democratic governance.
The book is a minefield of data on incidences and patterns of violent conflicts in Nigeria since May
To borrow a hackneyed phrase, Nigeria has had a chequered political history before and since independence from British colonial rule on October 1, 1960. Two sets of actors – the civilian politicians and the military politicians - have been on the national political stage since January 15, 1966. General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida was one of them. In his eight
Contemporary Uganda and other East African states are connected by the experience of Idi Amin’s tyranny, rapacious and murderous regime, and the latter second Uganda Peoples Congress government, that forced Ugandans to go into exile and initiate armed struggles from Kenya and Tanzania to oust his government. Because of these experiences of disappearances, tortur
Language in Contemporary Religious Expressions in Nigeria is an important contribution to the enduring debate in most African countries on the roles and importance of language, particularly African languages, in the religious expressions of African people. It is a collection of critical essays and research reports on the essential and diverse roles of language within