Max has done it again A very compelling exposition of recent Nigerian history The named protagonists are vividly portrayed in a richly contextualised narrative that engages, informs and clarifies previously baffling political happenings A must read for anyone interested in the geo political conundrum known as Nigeria.
Max Siollun has written this book so well It is factual, crisp and captivating.
While the decade he covers in Nigeria s political history provided the materials, the author prepared a masterpiece of detail, context and large implications reverbrating till present.
I daresay this book is Siollun s best work yet An elegant account of Nigerian history, that is a must read for anyone interested in understanding the largest black nation.
è Nigeria's Soldiers of Fortune: The Abacha and Obasanjo Years ò I was sitting on a flight from Lagos to Abuja next to a co passenger who had a copy of this book Intrigued at the title, I asked permission to leaf through it 20 minutes later I was 40 pages deep and riveted at the thrilling manner in which the writer brought to life the many intrigues of Nigerian political history Max unearthed a lot of facts I didn t know and connected several dots and characters I didn t know were connected For example, I never realized that Fela s song International Thief Thief was a reference to MKO Abiola who worked for a company with the acronym ITT, hence International Thief ThiefAs the flight ended, I reluctantly returned the book to its owner but not without first obtaining an address for where I cou