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 interested African nations. Finally, an attempt will be made to see whether the performance of the current leadership has or can in anyway promote Nigeria's aspiration. But first what credentials does the nation possess? Put differently, what are the antecedents of the nation at the UN to inform its ambition for a permanent Council seat?"