Kunle Ajibade is one of the journalists who were wrongly and criminally jailed by General Abacha during the 1995 ''coup''. Other journalists caught in the web included George Mbah and Chris Anyawu. Anyawu might be familiar to NTA viewers in the 80's as the Energy correspondent who was usually at OPEC meetings. Kunle Ajibade does a good job in chronicling how he got in the mess he found himself. He discusses the formation of The news magazine after his fallout with other editors with MKO Abiola. There was a news item which IBB did not particularly like hence he shut down Concord.Abiola wanted them to apologise and they refused and formed their own organisation. His book discusses our recent history since 1993 involving the June 12 elections and it's aftermath.He also desribes his arrest by SSS for the coup and his strange trial. He also discusses the prison system in Nigeria and it's harshness.He was jailed along with Obasanjo and Yar'Adua he also gives details about how they were distributed to various jails in Nigeria and was actually in the same Jet with Obasanjo.He was dropped off at Makurdi Prisons. Also of interest is the fact that even the warders in the prison allowed him human comforts like allowing his wife to bring his new born baby to him in jail. I was personally moved by this. He describes his discussions with Bola Ige when Ige was also kept in Makurdi jail briefly. He discusses the various books he read in jail. He was eventually released after Abacha succumbed to the nocturnal monsoon from India. He was released by General Abdulsalami Abubakar. Kunle Ajibade was born in 1958 and attended Ife University.where he got his .B.A and M.A degrees. He won the 1998 to 1989 Feuchtwanger fellowship and was resident in Los Angeles for the duration of the fellowship. This is indeed a welcome addition to my library and is essential reading for all those wishing for a return of the military.