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Nigerian Foreign Policy and the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS)

" The aim of the first paper is to provide an introduction to, and an outline of, the foreign policy of black Africa's most populous, most powerful and most influential state. Nigeria's foreign policy is, in the words of Dr. Okoi Arikpo (Nigeria'...

The Nigerian Economy and Efforts Towards Accelerated Growth

"The story of the post-independence economy of Nigeria, as most ex-colonial countries in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), is a mixed tale of good intentions, reforms, reversals and increased sense of the likely prolonged and lingering crisis of poverty a...

Driving and Sustaining Agricultural Growth in Nigeria

"Overall, the study has shown that Nigerian agricultural output growth is directly related to the growth of factor input, implying a positive TFP. But, the negative outlook of the trend of TFP shows that growth might not indeed be sustainable in t...

AIAE Newsletter Special Edition Vol 7 No 18

This newsletter comprises several articles. 1)Reflections in Retrospect of 2003 is reflecting on the challenges experienced in the past 9 years of AIAE, 2)My dream for AIAE by Prof Chukwuma Soludo is his view for the future of AIAE, 3)Stakeholders...

AIAE Newsletter Vol 5 No 13

This edition comprises the following articles: Fiscal Responsibility AIAE urges action by State Governments gives an overview of a Policy seminar on this topic. The second article discloses AIAE's intention to begin Research on Cost Effective Agri...

AIAE Newsletter Vol 5 No 12

This Newsletter covers the capacity building programme from IDRC and the Enugu Forum's view on social security. A short piece on the BECANS II training session is included and new appointments in AIAE are included. The last page is dedicated to t...

AIAE Activity Report 2010

"The year marked the climax of the second cycle of the Institute’s flagship – the business environment research, dissemination and policy dialogue programme (otherwise called the BECANS) as evidenced by the launching of the research publications o...

Besides Greed and Grievances Natural Resource Characteristics and Conflicts in Africa

"This paper addresses the debate on natural resources and conflict from the point that conceptualisations of the linkages between conflicts and natural resources have generally concentrated on the human aspects of the relationship. By so doing, t...

Escaping the Oil Curse and Making Poverty History: A Review of the Oil and Gas Policy and Legal Framework for Uganda

"The recent discovery of commercially viable oil deposits in the Abertine Graben region of Uganda (Lake Albert basin) raised hopes that the enormous revenues expected to accrue would make poverty history. At the same time however, the discovery ha...

Curbing Violence in Nigeria (I) : The Jos Crisis

"This report, the first in a series that examines insecurity in three regions of Nigeria, explores the dynamics of the recurring violence in Plateau state predominantly as a settler indigene issue. It situates the violence within the historical ev...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 3, 1981

This issue of the bulletin looks at Nigeria: from isolation to African leadership; the South African Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC) and the South African response; and Revolutionary Warfare examines the notion or revolutionary war as...

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. ...

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...

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 b...

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 t...

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 h...

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...

The Thrust of Nigeria's Foreign Policy in the Future

"Foreign policy is the strategy of defending a nation's national interest through diplomacy. When diplomacy fails, the same interest may be defended through war and the force of arms. The question then is what constitutes Nigeria's national intere...

Towards A Comprehensive National Energy Policy

"Man, as a tool-maker, has always depended on energy as his tool-mover. Like the basic needs of shelter, benign forms of energy are a necessity of modern life. Without ample energy, our industry and commerce would come to a grinding halt. This pap...

Nigeria and the Global powers: Continuity and change in the 21st Century

"The paper examines Nigeria’s foreign policy from 2000 to 2011. It focuses largely on the country’s relations with traditional global powers such as the US, Britain, France and Russia; and emerging global powers such as China, India and Brazil. ...

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