ABOUT THE BOOK

"…. Yet, millions of people in Nigeria suffer from poverty, irregular supply of electricity, poor water supply, rough roads, unemployment, insecurity and deprivation of many of their rights. That is why I welcome the present book, “WE THE PEOPLE: Building a new Democracy in Nigeria”…. I appeal to all Nigerians to read this book, ….“

Francis Cardinal Arinze

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"This book is quite timely and a compelling read for all Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora. I recommend the book and support the movement and its purpose"

Senator Ken Nnamani

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"I consider this volume highly thought provoking, extremely challenging and inspiring. Each chapter spoke to my concerns…., and offered strategies for salvaging a sick country before it slips permanently into irreversible coma…“

The Most Rev. Prof. E.M. Uka

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Peter Nwangwu is a transformational leader with preeminent abilities to craft and implement new methods of doing things better, a strategic thinker practiced in compelling visions, creative initiatives, and energetic implementation of those visions. He thrives in a complex, high-performing environment, and is excellent with multi-tasking. He has a leadership philosophy that stimulates and celebrates team work, and empowers others to productivity and great accomplishments through motivation, encouragement, and personal example.

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Peter Nwangwu sees corruption as a curse that must be excised at all levels in Nigeria. This will become a mantra for the movement which he is prepared to lead throughout his native land. We the people need a person at the top who personifies honesty, integrity, and absolute intolerance for corruption—Peter Nwangwu is that person.

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Thomas R. Hutson

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FOREWORD

“The future of Nigeria and Africa are intertwined with a leader who cares not about his personal fate, but about the destiny of his country and continent. WE THE PEOPLE book and movement is the clarion call for Nigeria and all of Africa to cast off the desultory past and embrace a thunderous revolutionary future.”   – Thomas R. Hutson U.S. Consul General.   Former U.S Consul General at American Embassy, Lagos, Nigeria.

BOOK REVIEWS

Before releasing to the public, the book, “WE THE PEOPLE: Building a New Democracy in Nigeria as a Model for Africa,” the authors decided to first seek the comments and analysis of eminent intellectuals of high integrity about the book. Distinguished Nigerians from all major parts of Nigeria, and non-Nigerians who live outside Nigeria, were given the opportunity to read the book and issue a written review of the book.

The wide range of professionals who expressed their opinion on the book include a University Vice Chancellor (President), representing the academic community; top level religious leaders at the highest level, representing various segments of religious institutions inside and outside Nigeria, including Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian, Pentecostal and Muslim groups; a seasoned political leader of integrity who served as President of the Nigerian Senate; and a veteran Washington, D.C. lobbyist, who understands democratic institutions from her experience as a White House and Washington, D.C. lobbyist. The comments of each person about the book is preceded by a brief biography on each reviewer.

Francis Cardinal Arinze

“…Yet, millions of people in Nigeria suffer from poverty, irregular supply of electricity, poor water supply, rough roads, unemployment, insecurity and deprivation of many of their rights. That is why I welcome the present book, “WE THE PEOPLE: Building a new Democracy in Nigeria”…. I appeal to all Nigerians to read this book, …”

Senator Ken Nnamani

“This book is quite timely and a compelling read for all Nigerians both at home and in the diaspora. I recommend the book and support the movement and its purpose. May God bless and greatly prosper the divine work of the WE THE PEOPLE MOVEMENT, and use this work to totally transform Nigeria.”

Archbishop Foley Beach

“The compelling book, “WE THE PEOPLE: Building a New Democracy in Nigeria as a Model for Africa,” is a clarion call for a nationwide movement to change the mindset of Nigerians towards a lifestyle of shining the Light of Jesus Christ and accountability to one another.”

The Most Rev. Prof. E.M. Uka

“… I consider this volume highly thought provoking, extremely challenging and inspiring. Each chapter spoke to my concerns…., and offered strategies for salvaging a sick country before it slips permanently into irreversible coma…These 18 authors from every geopolitical zone of Nigeria…speak clearly with one voice for WE THE PEOPLE of Nigeria. This book is a must read for every Nigerian both at home and in the diaspora.”

Professor Is-haq Oloyede

“This book has emerged at a time Nigeria is at a crossroad in regard to its destiny. In addition to its lucidly crafted arguments and the beauty of its discourse, the entries in this volume are backed with adequate data and relevant statistics…. I recommend, without any prevarication, the book to all Nigerians for in this volume there are ‘tools’ with which we can make some sense of the inanities in aspects of our national life.”

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Odutola

“I thank God for the people of timber and caliber who prayerfully put these writings together… Most of the times we are looking for solution from without when the solution is available from within…through means deposited in “We the People” of Nigeria. I… on behalf of COCEN, recommend that we do not only read this book, let us purchase copies to distribute to our friends …..”

 

Sandra R. Fowler

“WE THE PEOPLE is more than a book, it is …riveting, it will make you angry, it is a book that you will not be able to put down once you start reading it. The book is a must read for all Nigerians, all lovers of Nigeria and the African continent; men, women, and governments worldwide who care about integrity in governance in the continent of Africa. I endorse the book wholeheartedly with great enthusiasm.”

Professor Nuhu O. Yaqub

“… I would like to reiterate that WE THE PEOPLE is a good piece of scholarly work that has filled some missing gaps in our various unsuccessful attempts at developing a country in which everybody shall be free, in which there shall be democracy, development, national integration and the sharing of love as well as empathy…I recommend the book as a must read for all Nigerians, and support the WE THE PEOPLE movement with great passion and enthusiasm.”

U.S. Consul Thomas R. Hutson

Just as they propelled the new continent of America two and a half centuries ago into the most powerful and freest nation in the world, so shall the profound words in the book, WE THE PEOPLE, propel Nigeria – and, indeed all of Africa — into a new, vibrant and incomparable force for good. The book, WE THE PEOPLE, is the kind of document that will resonate throughout history—not unlike the American Declaration of Independence, or The Federalist Papers.” 

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Every medical scientist who uses the murine model of human cardiomyopathy for studies in cardiovascular disease worldwide today has benefited from the invention of Dr. Peter U. Nwangwu who documented and published the first in-vivo murine ventricular tachycardia in a single surface electrocardiogram lead. Renowned scientists such as professors at Harvard medical school who currently use this model quote Dr. Nwangwu in their research publications as the medical scientist who first documented and published murine ventricular tachycardia.

Nwangwu has invented and published two new techniques in pharmacology used worldwide, including a new technique for identification of time of myocardial infarction employing Tc-99 pyrophosphate, and a new reliable and precise technique for screening antiarrhythmic drugs, which received worldwide acceptance and became popular worldwide. Nwangwu also developed and characterized seven new antiarrhythmic drugs, which are protected by U.S patents. In a recent article by scientists in a peer reviewed European journal, Turkish Journal of politics, vol.2, No.2, p.81, winter 2011, the scientists cited Nwangwu as, “a world renowned clinical pharmacologist who ranks among the top ten pharmacologists in the world.”

Nwangwu is a transformational leader with preeminent abilities to craft and implement new methods of doing things better, a strategic thinker practiced in compelling visions, creative initiatives, and energetic implementation of those visions. Nwangwu is an exceptional individual with distinguished educational and intellectual capacity and achievements. He thrives in a complex, high-performing environment, and is excellent with multi-tasking. Nwangwu has a leadership philosophy that stimulates and celebrates teamwork, and empowers others to productivity and great accomplishments through motivation, encouragement, and personal example.

BOOK INTRODUCTION

The book, WE THE PEOPLE, is the product of a fine team of 18 distinguished authors who live in four different countries of the world; Nigeria, the United States of America, Britain and France. Nigerians at home and in the diaspora, women and men, young and old, Christians and Muslims, from many professional backgrounds and every geo-political zone in Nigeria, participated in writing this book; therefore, the central message and truths documented in this book is not the opinion of one man, but is the collective wisdom and opinion of WE THE PEOPLE of Nigeria.

Nigeria has suffered enough setbacks and abuse as a nation from bad leaders. Nigerians as a people have suffered enough deprivation, social injustice, government-induced poverty, insecurity, lawlessness and disrespect through bad and corrupt leadership. Nigerians are tired of the decadence and cannot continue on the current path of deprivation and destruction. The government and people of Nigeria have a Constitution, for the purpose of promoting the good governance and welfare of all persons in our country, on the principles of freedom, equality and justice, and for the purpose of consolidating the unity of our people. Every Nigerian president swears an oath to uphold, defend and implement the Constitution of Nigeria, the highest law in the Federal Republic of Nigeria…

POSTFACE

The current political and economic landscape in Nigeria is a mess. Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) had 16 years of incredible opportunity to build Nigeria into a safe, prosperous, progressive nation with social justice, level playing field for all, and entrepreneurial paradise for the many intelligent Nigerian youths. But they did not; they failed woefully. All Progressive Congress (APC), which is largely a group of disgruntled old PDP members promised CHANGE to WE THE PEOPLE. So far APC has not done any better than PDP in respecting the rights and privileges of WE THE PEOPLE as directed by the Constitution of Nigeria. The promised CHANGE has not come.

ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF CHAPTER AUTHORS

1. Dr. Chidi Achebe, M.D MPH MBA
Chairman and CEO
African Integrated Development Enterprise
Boston, Massachusetts
Internal Medicine Specialist, Whittier Street Health Center
Former Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Email: chidiinBoston@aol.com

2. Prof. Deborah E. Ajakaiye, PhD FAS FNMGS FGS OON MNI
Pre-eminent Geophysicist and Geophysical Scientist
Former Dean, Faculty of Natural Science, Ahmadu Bello University
Former Dean, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Jos
First Female Professor of Physics in Black Africa
Email: drdea7@gmail.com

3. Inam Akrasi
Executive Director
International Cooperation Chez African Center for Resource Studies
Orleans, France
Email: iakrasi@gmail.com

4. Prof. Okey Ibeanu, PhD
Professor of Political Science
Former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Email: Oibeanu@yahoo.co.uk

5. Miss Jemila Ibrahim, BSc
Youth Leader and Mentor
Acting Executive Director, Bessie’s Peace Foundation
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Email: ibrahimjemila1@gmail.com

6. Prof. Uduogie Michael Obi Ivowi, PhD FNTI FNAE
Renowned Professor of Physics Education
President Nigerian Academy of Education
Former President and Fellow, Science Teachers Association of Nigeria
Former Executive Secretary, Nigerian Educational Research & Development Council
Email: umivowi@gmail.com

7. Dr. Gary Maxey, PhD D. Miss
Founder and Development Director
West African Theological Seminary
Lagos, Nigeria
Email: drgarymaxey@gmail.com

8. Prof. Aminu S. Mikailu, BSc MSc PhD
Professor of Accountancy, Usmanu Danfodiyo University
Former Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodiyo University
Former Vice Chancellor, Kaduna State University
Email: aminumikailu2001@gmail.com

9. Prof. Peter U. Nwangwu, MSc Pharm.D PhD FACCP FASCP
Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Clinical Pharmacy
Senior Vice President for Africa
Global Edison Corporation
Irving, Texas
Email: punwangwu@gmail.com

10. Gabriel Nwanze, BSc FMNES ACE
Author, Publisher, and Youth Leader
Lagos, Nigeria
Email: nwanzegabriel@gmail.com

11. Lewis Obi
Editorial Consultant, Sun Publishing, Ltd.
Former Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief, African Concord Newspapers
Lagos, Nigeria
Email: lewisobi66@gmail.com

12. Prof. Grace C. Offorma, BA.Ed. M.Ed PhD FCON
Professor of Curriculum Studies
Former Dean, Faculty of Education
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
President, World Council for Curriculum and Instruction (Nigerian Chapter)
Email: gofforma@gmail.com

13. Prof. Elewechi Okike, PhD MPhil MSc BSc FHEA FRSA MNIM
Former Head of Accounting, University of Sunderland
Visiting Professor, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
Chief Executive, Academy for Excellence in Education
Director, International Center for Research in Accountability and Governance, Washington, UK
Founder and Chair, Book Aid for Africa
Email: elewechi.okike@afexed.com, elewechi.okike@centrag.org

14. Prof. Damian Opata, MA (English), MA (Philosophy)
Professor of African Literature
Former Dean, Faculty of Arts
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Email: damian.opata@unn.edu.ng

15. Dr. Abimbola Oyindamola Odumosu, BSc PhD DSE
Founder, RRHM and Accountability Movement
Senior Water and Sanitation Engineer (WASH)
WASH Consultant to UNICEF, WHO, and other United Nation Agencies
Email: abi@odumosu.info

16. Dr. John Tor-Agbidye, DVM MSc PhD
President/CEO and Neurotoxicologist
Jatco Network International, Inc.
Abuja, Nigeria
Email: ceo@jatconetwork.com, jtoragbidye@gmail.com

17. Dr. Obinna Ubani-Ebere, PhD RFG CABCS CACM CFS CICA
International Corruption Risk Mitigation Specialist
Flashpoints Risk Management, LLC
Stockbridge, Georgia
Email: oubaniebere@flashpoints.consulting, oubaniebere@gmail.com

18. Okwuagbala Uzochukwu Mike, B.Sc.
Metallurgical and Materials Engineer
Founder, SmartConnect Website Designing Company
Anambra State, Nigeria
Email: pmicheal2013@gmail.com