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Comrade UZOIJE UKAUMUNNA was born at Mgbokoanya in Mgboko Umuanunu Autonomous Community of Obioma-Ngwa Local Government, Abia State. He was chairman and co-author of the book “Obingwa Profile”. He has written numerous articles and papers on Nigerian problems, among which are “Constitutional Job for all Nigerians” (Sunday Times, 1st May 1966), “Thought on Nigerian Constitution” (New Nigerian, 26th February 1976) and a “Nine-Page Memorandum to the Constitution Drafting Committee” (Federal Republic of Nigeria, Gazette Vol. II P. 35 No. 337, 1976).


Comrade Uzoije is a unionist and the National President of Dock Workers’ Union of Nigeria (1993).He is an associate member of Nigerian Institute of Management. He is happily married with children.After watching the events of this great country for the past 30 years, he was motivated to write this book in 1984.


NIGERIA has spent much time and effort trying to prove to the world that she can develop in place of actually trying to develop. She has come up with development plans all geared towards this direction but it has not paid off and many people wonder why development has eluded Nigeria.

This is explained as dependency and imitation of the Western model of development. Our adopted model has rather produced squalor, poverty, ignorance and dependent under-development despite our endowment with vast human and natural resources. The book attempts to re-examine the existing strategies for development in Nigeria and could result in self reliant development. As a complex historical narrative becomes closely interwoven, self-reliance is therefore multi-disciplinary and embraces several aspects of social life.  Self-reliance has a psychological component directed at the masses to show that they can initiate development themselves without leaning on foreign aid and experts of dubious value. Copiously outlined in this book are measures for the improvement of the capacities of citizens to earn and attain a socially acceptable minimum level of living through the activities of co-operative associations.

The realization of a self-reliant development has been handicapped by the presence of various obstacles including economic, political, cultural, institutional and religious factors. There is absence of genuine pro-development sentiments and the quality of administrators who manage a system bedeviled with corruption, bribery, inefficiency and waste. The text further highlights the need to organize Nigerians led by their “Leaders” in the areas of efficient exploitation of the available material resources and the extension of mass participation in construction, operation and maintenance of all facilities.

An alternative strategy for self-reliant Nigeria is also recommended. This strategy falls into two major areas, namely psychological and socio-economic mobilization of the citizens. These recommendations are made on the assumption that Nigerians want a strong and purposeful government, the type that disregards and abhors ethnic loyalty and sentiments.

Finally, we need to appreciate the efforts of Mr. Uzoije Ukaumanna, who, despite the hectic schedule in the maritime industry, is still able to come up with such an interesting and comprehensive text. The book attempts to identify and proffer solutions to the prevailing Nigerian self-reliant problems.

Nevertheless, I strongly recommend the text most especially to our various policy-makers and the Social Sciences undergraduates who will eventually grow up to be tomorrow’s leaders.



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Euphemia Udanoh

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Euphemia Udanoh was born into the Christian family of late Chief Joseph N. and Prophetess Patricia Udanoh of Ugume Village in Umueri, Anambra East L.G.A, Anambra state, Nigeria, in the year 1978.

She grew up in the city of Onitsha among 6 siblings. She is the 5th child of her parents. A graduate of banking and finance from the institute of management and technology Enugu. She’s an articulator, an enthusiastic reader and writer, a revivalist and a dedicated mother. Royal Kiss is her first novel and she hopes to write more novels.



“Marry me please, my love?” the eighteen-year-old prince of the small village of Umueobe begged Nkem, the most beautiful girl in his village. He was a prince and she was a nobody. He wanted her to be his princess but she declined because she was only twelve. Nkem wanted to continue going to school, she wanted more education, she was never going to give in to being forced into early marriage which were the predominant fate of all the girls in the 1970s era. “The prince will have to wait until I have finished school,” that was the ultimatum from the intelligent Nkem.

Nkem’s mother, Ugomma, was furious. She wanted her daughter to forgo her education and marry the prince immediately. Ugomma had everything planned out. She was prepared to go to any length to become the woman whose daughter was married to the charming prince. This was the dream of every mother in the village, to become a royalty by marriage. She set out with her lover, Ike to convince her daughter to become the prince’s wife before he made another girl his wife.

But Nkem made the unexpected decision of her life. She ran away from home to continue her education. She saw the need for change in the village attitude to girls’ education and early marriage. Nkem was truly in love with the prince but she believed in herself and not the throne. The question is if the handsome educated prince truly loves her as he said? Will he support the dream of the woman of his dream and preserve the ROYAL KISS just for his love?


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Lucy was envied by other women; she had the perfect husband and an expensive home. Marriage was her life. Roy, her husband, was her everything. She even gave up her job to be a devoted housewife for her man. Three years of blissful marriage and Lucy was naïve to think things would never change – until now. Roy’s love for her is about to be tested when an anonymous caller claiming to be Lucy’s lover brags about their affair. Lucy denies it, but Roy doesn’t believe her. Did Lucy have an affair or is someone framing her? Roy embarks on an unforgiving journey to search for the truth!

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     I WANT

This is a story about a toddler called George. He has just begun to speak. One summer day, George’s entire family was busy. George’s mother was dishing out some muffins on a plate, his dad was dragging a wheeler bin out of the garden, his grandma was picking some flowers, his granddad was playing cards game with two friends and his 4-year-old sister was having a tea party with her dolls.  George was bored and wanted someone to play with him. Unfortunately, he was unable to express his wants to his family because he could not remember the word ‘Play’.


The Depression killer

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 The Depression Killer

No one would have foreseen what could have happened when Laura Ashford’s Depression slowly turned her into a killer. In a two bedroom terrace house in Carshalton in Surrey, Laura lived with her husband. She was in a constant denial of what was happening around her, but soon events started occurring that sent alarm bells ringing.

Release date, 01/12/14