The United Nations-organised plebiscite on 11 February 1961 was one of the most significant events in the history of the southern and northern parts of the British-administered trust territory in Cameroon. John Percival was sent by the then Colonial Office as part of the team to oversee the process. This book captures the story of the plebiscite in all its dimensions and intricacies and celebrates the author's admiration for things African through a series of reminiscences of what life was like in the 1960s, both for the Africans themselves and for John Percival as a very young man. The complex story is also a series of reflections about the effect of the modern world on Africa. It is a thorough, insightful, rich and enlightening first-hand source on a political landmark that has never been told before in this way. In a vivid style with a great sense of humour, Percival's witty, cogent, eyewitness and active-participant account deconstructs the rumours and misrepresentations about the February 1961 Plebiscite which was a prelude to reunification and to the present day politics of 'belonging' in Cameroon. "One of the major merits of this book is to provide us with a deeper insight into the role of those actors who have never been the subject of plebiscite studies, namely the Plebiscite Supervisory Officers." - Piet Konings, African Studies Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands John Percival-Anthropologist, Writer, Television Broadcaster of many innovative BBC series on the environment, history and anthropology. As a young graduate he was recruited and sent to serve in the Southern Cameroons as a Plesbiscite Supervisory Officer in 1961. He died in 2005 after a recent return visit to Cameroon with Nigel Wenban-Smith who writes an epilogue. This posthumous memoir has been edited by his wife, Lalage Neal.
Ineffective leadership has been projected as genuine cause of Nigeria’s failure particularly in Akwa Ibom State to be able to carry on political, economic, and social development since became independent in 1987.
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As earlier presented of the previous works on energy efficiency in Nigerian industries, none of these researchers discussed possible ways of achieving sustainable development in Nigeria in perspective of effective utilization of energy in manufacturing industries in the country. Therefore, the prime objectives of this paper are (i) to review energy consumption pattern in Nigeria (ii) to explore the potential sources to increase energy efficiency in industrial sector in Nigeria and (iii) to explore the role of industrial energy use in achieving sustainable development in Nigeria.
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The fabrication of user-friendly equipment for cassavaprocessing in Nigeria is also witnessing renewed interest. Since 1970, theFederal Institute of Industrial Research Osodi, FIIRO, has provided a processingplant for the mechanization of cassava . National, regional andprivate fabricating centres have also demonstrated new processing equipment suchas mobile graters, modified fryers, dryers and millers. Data on the adoptionrate of this equipment, however, remains scarce.
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Among the industrialized countries, a strong advance was madeby the European Community (EC) in food products, beverages,tobacco and leather which, however, went along with relativedeclines in most other agro-industrial branches. North Americastrengthened its market dominance in wood and paper products, andalso increased significantly its share in the rubber and textileindustries. By contrast, steep relative declines occurred inEastern Europe and the CIS, where problems of economic transitionimposed a heavy toll on, , agro-industrialactivity. Shares in output in this region declined for allbranches, from around three percentage points for footwear, woodproducts and tobacco, to up to nine or ten points for food,beverages, textiles and leather.