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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...

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 Niger...

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 int...

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...

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 N...

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 techno...

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 ...

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:...

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. Durin...

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...

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