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The Nigerian Civil war

Memoirs Of An Unsung Biafran Commando

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John Ude was a trader in pre war Nigeria who resided in Lagos.
The Nigerian military overthrew a democratically elected government in January 1966 and this precipitated a long national nightmare which lasted for three years. The coup, which was mostly led by Eastern Nigerian Igbo officers, had resulted in the deaths of senior Northern and Western Nigerian officers and politicians. Aggrieved Northern officers staged a bloody counter coup six months later in July and assassinated Major General Johnson Aguiyi Ironsi, the Head Of State who was of Eastern Nigerian Igbo extraction. Thereafter, Nigeria careened deeper into crises, culminating in a civil war. John Ude life was profoundly affected by the crises.

He fled Lagos in fear for his life after thousands of his fellow Igbo ethnics were massacred in the North.
He lived briefly in his rural native village before relocating to PortHarcourt. The war found him there slightly more than a year later when Nigerian forces captured the city, forcing him to evacuate and return to his home village. He then joined the Biafran Army and saw action at several fronts of the war. This book details his experience throughout the period of the Nigerian political crisis and civil war from 1966 to 1970.



Events, weddings and décor planning are professional endeavors engaged in by many. Individuals and organizations have need for these services. Some adopt a do-it-yourself approach to save on professional costs. Others, aiming for excellence, prefer professional services. This book is written as a text for use in instructional activity, and as a guide for entrepreneurs. It is also useful as a self help resource. The 23 modules comprehensively presented in the text are appropriate for three categories of learners—people interested in starting up an events planning business as a full or part time occupation; working professionals who are employed as events planners by organizations and are interested in broadening their knowledge, and others simply interested in learning about events planning so the knowledge can be applied to planning their own events.
Matthew Uzukwu, MBA, PhD, FICMNA.


Leadership skills are indispensable to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Many of today’s great entrepreneurs built up startups into great organizations. Bill Gates, Jeff Bezoz, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Aliko Dangote (Africa’s richest entrepreneur as of 2020) and Innocent Chukwuma, a fast rising indigenous Nigerian automobile manufacturer, and many more had great ideas and acted upon them to achieve smashing success. This was also the case with historical figures, who took great ideas and turned them into business wonders. Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, George Eastman, and
Madam C.J Walker are examples of such historical icons. These amazing entrepreneurs had a lot in common, including vision, courage to take risks,
and super creative minds.
The book discusses leadership and entrepreneurship skills and shows how the two can be synthesized too succeed entrepreneurially. Leadership skills alone may not be enough to make it as an entrepreneur without possessing requisite entrepreneurial skills and knowledge, inclusive of a systematic understanding of entrepreneurship, operations management, organizational structures, and methodologies to solve business problems.
Business students should find this book useful. As well as aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs for whom the contents can be a guide in starting up a business or running an existing one better.

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