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Nigeria in the World : Issues and Problems for the Sleeping Giant [Chapter 1] Nigeria's Foreign Policy

The concept of consultation in Nigeria's foreign policy dates back to the time of late Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa who, at times, consulted London to know what steps to take vis-a-vis certain issues. This analysis, however will be limited to the t…

Impact of ‘New’ Global Trade Regimes on Regional Integration Processes in the South

The challenges of development as well as opportunities for the ECOWAS is critically discussed in this paper. It re-examines the philosophical and theoretical foundation of the ECOWAS, and also reviews some specific cooperative and integrative progr…

The Nigerian Air Force in a Changing Security Environment

"This report may be summarised by stating that traditional doctrine and force structures remained the same as most modern defence forces have been directed towards the use of over-whelming force to achieve victory. This is hardly a formula for copin…

Money and Politics in Nigeria

"This book is a product of two seminars on the theme of ‘money and politics' held by IFES at the University of Jos and the University of Ibadan in May 2006. It addresses the dimensions of political corruption in Nigeria that has begun to attract the…

Power and Representation at the United Nations: A Critique of Nigeria's Bid for Permanent Seat in the Security Council

"This paper sets for itself the task of assessing Nigeria's bid for a permanent seat at the Security Council. Among other things, the paper examines Nigeria's credentials for the position and also the challenge to Nigeria's aspiration by other inter…

Measuring Democracy and ‘Good Governance’ in Africa: A Critique of Assumptions and Methods [Chapter 2]

"In this chapter, I discuss the limits of liberal democracy as well as the assumptions and methods used for measuring democracy and good governance in Africa by international donors and western analysts. I undertake a critique of liberal democracy. …

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 7 No 1 Jan-Apr 2011

In this edition, several issues are discussed under the following headlines : Special Brainstorming Session on the 16th Ordinary Session of the AU Summit was designed to generate ideas, advice and assist Nigeria in preapring its position at the AU s…

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 2 No 2, Apr - Jun 2006

Several issues are discussed in this edition under the following headings: International Conference on ECOWAS Milestones in Regional Integration. Inter Cultural and Inter Ethnic communication and effective conflict management in the 21st century Nig…

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 1 No 5, Jan-Mar 2006

The headings in this issue are as follows: Presidential Retreat for the Armed Forces, Police and other security agencies. Inauguration of the Council of the NIIA. Conference on Federalism and Ethnicity in Africa. NIIA Seminars:Importance of technolo…

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 1 No 4, Oct-Dec 2005

"This year’s Founders' Day Lecture entitled “Solid Minerals: As a Strategic Asset for National Development” was delivered by the Honourable Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. (Mrs) Obiageli Ezekwesili. In the well attended lecture, she st…

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 1 No 3, Jul-Sept 2005

Several topics are being discussed in this issue. This issue is dedicated to the reforms in the United Nations, the challenges that they face and the reasons given for a permanent seat for Nigeria on the Council. The main headings are as follows: T…

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 1 No 2, Apr-Jun 2005

The main heading of this issue: NIIA and Chatham House, Renewed Partnership. The history of the establishment of the NIIA was revisited when a delegation from the Royal Institute of International Affairs came calling from April 11-15, 2005. During …

NIIANEWS Newsletter of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs Vol 1 No 1 Jan-Mar 2005

"The Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) on International Relations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria organised a retreat on Nigeria's Foreign Policy at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja. The purpose of the retreat was threefold. First, …

Assessing Democracy Assistance: Nigeria

"This report is one of 14 undertaken under the rubric of a project assessing the views of stakeholders in target countries on the effectiveness of democracy assistance. The project aims to gather views on how democracy support can be relegitimised a…

A.P.P.A. is born: A Commentary

"The following commentary is on the 'Resolution of Lagos' unanimously adopted and the Communique issued at the end of the inaugural conference, they will be viewed in the context of the international political economy of the hydrocarbon industry. Fu…

Britain's Relation with South Africa

"A great deal of the historical studies of the Anglo-South African relationship are based on the premise that Britain won the war in South Africa in 1902 but was impotent in the face of local white assertion. The main aim of this paper would be to t…

Commentary on the Akinyemi Doctrine

"What is the limit to Nigeria's demonstration of solidarity with other African countries, especially in the context of outright extra-regional aggression against the sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of such countries? Should there be …

International Peacekeeping by the United Nations: Some Main Issues and Problems Revisited

"The maintenance of peace has become the central problem and the overriding preoccupation of nation states, international law and international organization. The globalization of efforts aimed at peace maintenance and promotion has been achieved thr…

Nigeria's Peace Policy in Chad

"Chad is of primordial importance in Nigeria's foreign policy consideration for many reasons. In this way, Nigeria has been put in a position where she had to monitor and react to the day-to-day situational fact of the Chadian crisis. Chad might hav…

Reciprocity in Nigerian Foreign Policy (The Akinyemi Doctrine)

"At the All-Nigeria Conference on Foreign Policy held at NIPSS, Kuru in April, 1986, the President and Commander-in-Chief, Major-General Ibahim Babangida, challenged the nation's assembled foreign policy intelligentsia to identify and define Nigeria…

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