This work is riveting, richly detailed, thoroughly researched and written with aplomb. What emerges in the pages of The Nigerian Civil War and the Failure of United Nations to set up an International Criminal Tribunal: A Jurisprudential Analysis is one of the most penetrating, bracing accounts yet by a Nigerian young writer of the paradox of Nigeria's woes. Chinua Achebe has famously accused Nigeria of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. In a narrative filled with uncommon insights, Akebin provides the devastation proof. This research work is chastening, a triumph of research and analysis. It deserved a wide readership in Nigeria and elsewhere.