The book Management Issues in Education is another attempt to meet the need of all categories of students in educational management. The topics chosen and discussed in this book were carefully determined from the context of their relevance in bringing some critical areas in educational management into focus.
The tortuous experience by Nigerians from poverty in the mist of plenty has become a matter of great concern to some of its leaders, academic theoreticians and pragmatic activists. This concern centres most on the corrupt tendencies of the country’s leaders and the creation of a culture that appears to have instituted this corruptions as a virtue. There have been attempts by previous governments to change this phenomenon which went without any impact since the preachers of such messages practice otherwise. Theories have been propounded and the policies, programmes and projects that have been formulated on the basis of these theories have, not unexpectedly, had notable failings.
to hold its ground and reinvent itself for the new millennium. One of such manifestations is the increase in indigenous Muslim communities in Eastern Nigeria, one of Africa’s homogenous christian regions. New Face of Islam in Eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin: Essays in Honour of Simon Ottenberg is a collection of chapters from different scholars who are vast in their respective fields of Islamic Studies. The essays provide a variegated outlay of issues in Islamic history that are relevant to the Nigerian and African intellectual and social discourse. The book makes interesting reading and is therefore recommended for scholars, researchers and the general public who are interested in issues on Islamic discourse.
Book writing is rather a difficult task, this explains why there are very few books on very important issues in Nigeria. It is therefore commendable when the upcoming generation of scholars like Jibrin M. Waziri and Ibrahim M. Bako take it upon themselves to break the Jinx by writig a book on the subject matter of federalism in Nigeria. They depended solely on secondary sources in their analysis thereby making the book a scholarly contribution.