This book examines the problems and challenges which the menace of Time Robbers; Financial-sector Mis-managers; Politico-religious and Socio-economic Militancy pose to the fabric of development of many nations across the world. It focuses on the Nigerian state by examining the catastrophic interruptions in her national development. The authors identify some critical concepts – development; political development; national development; management and mis-management; time; time management; time robbers and militancy – the non-understanding of which by the Nigeria''s political gladiators continues to contribute to the venomous potency of the menace of these anti-development problems. The authors conclude by recommending an efficacious tackling of the problems of corruption, lack of accountability and arrested development. They contend that this can be done through a real commitment to the catechism of accountability which, on its own can be enlivened through the revamping of the anti-corruption institutions of ICPC and EFCC both of which must be insulated from the unwarranted primordial emotions of ethnic, religious and geo-political considerations of Nigerians as a people.