COMMONWEALTH INTEGRATION AND NIGERIA’S FOREIGN POLICY, 1999-2007

Abstract This study examines the interface between the Commonwealth integration and Nigerian foreign policy. The thrust of the study however is to ascertain whether the enthronement of democracy in Nigeria has significantly impacted on Nigeria’s Common-wealth economic relations. The study also investigates the extent to which the frameworks of democracy have enabled the Commonwealth impact on social welfare in Nigeria. Relying on Dependency theory derived from the political economy paradigm which focuses on the socio-economic dynamics of metropolitan and peripheral countries the study argues that the developing countries are still tied to the apron string…

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ECONOMIC REFORM AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF NIGERIA AND CHINA, 1999 – 2010

ABSTRACT Economic reforms are the different macroeconomic and microeconomic policies designed by the government to redress the distortion in the economy of any nation. It is important to mention that Economic reform is not peculiar to Nigeria alone. Almost all countries the world over have undertaken different forms of economic reforms at one time of the other. The contents and strategy of reforms have varied from country to country depending on the circumstance of each country. One of the countries that have consistently implemented economic reform policies in recent time is China. The rapid rise…

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A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF POLITICS AND DIPLOMACY OF POST-GADDAFI LIBYA

ABSTRACT The studyassessed critically the politics and diplomacy of post-Gaddafi Libya<.stic and external actors in the overthrow of Gaddafi as well as the political, diplomatic and other consequences of the downfall of Gaddafi. Overtime, researchers have contributed on the aforementioned topic with fundamental interest on the root causes of the crisis. Most of them anchored their explanation on Centre-Periphery and dependency analysis from the Marxian Political Economy approach. They pay less attention in interrogating the issue in terms of the aftermath or implications the crisis will have on the politics and diplomacy of Libya. This…

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UNITED STATES ALIEN TORTS CLAIMS ACT (ATCA), OIL CORPORATIONS AND MILITARIZED COMMERCE IN NIGERIA’S NIGER DELTA

ABSTRACT The study sets out to examine the effect of the enforcement of United States Alien Torts Claims Act on human rights infringement in Ogoniland of Nigeria’s Niger Delta. The aim of the research was to provide a policy framework which could be used to halt oil conflict and to improve the governance of resource management. The theory of the Rentier State was adopted as our theoretical framework. The study relied on observation derived from documentary sources of recorded human documents such as case laws, charters, treatise, Books, Journals, internet sources, websites to international bodies…

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AFRICA AND UN REFORMS: AN ASSESSMENT OF NIGERIA’S QUEST FOR THE SECURITY COUNCIL PERMANENT SEAT.

ABSTRACT The African Continent and indeed the developing world have been marginalized from global politics and relations in the affairs of the United Nations since its inception in 1945 over sixty seven (67) years ago. This study x-rays and appraises critically the prevailing existing order between Africa and UN; the negative impact of this asyca and more importantly, Nigeria’s quest for the Security Council Perma ent Seat is seriously interrogated with a view to bring about fundamental change. To this end, the study in anchored on this research question: Will Nigeria’s role in both regional…

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NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE UKRAINIAN CRISIS

ABSTRACT The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed due to the rising Soviet power in the aftermath of World War II. Many expected that NATO would be disbanded, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, but this did not happen. NATO believed that she was indispensable for security in Europe, even after the end of the USSR. After the Cold War, NATO’s raison d’être was expressed in the three core tasks of collective defence, crisis management, and cooperative security. The enlargement of NATO in the former Soviet Union brought about a hegemonic power-struggle between the…

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THE ETHNIC FACTOR IN THE NIGERIA CAMEROON BORDER DISPUTE

ABSTRACT Although the dynamics of the Nigeria-Cameroon border conflicts in its entirety has attracted considerable attention in recent times, no serious study has been conducted to find out the impact of the ethnic interests of the people living in the Bakassi and the link between the ICJ ruling and the secessionist bid of the people as well, on the Nigeria-Cameroon border problems. The central aim of this study therefore, is to analyze the implications the ethnic interests of the people residing in the peninsular and the ICJ verdict pose on the entire Nigeria-Cameroon border problems.…

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RADICAL ETHNIC ORGANIZATIONS IN 21ST CENTURY NIGERIA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE NATIONAL QUESTION

Abstract This work explores the problems triggered by ethnic militias in the Nigerian federation. One of the fundamental problems currently facing the Nigerian state is how to manage the endless activities of ethnic militia that have been ravaging the country for over two decades now. Ethnic minority tensions and agitations are important features of the ongoing struggles to resolve the issue of, or quest for social justice. A number of methodological approaches were employed to critically examine the threats posed by these social movements to the Nigerian state. In the work, some of the questions…

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NIGERIA’S EXTERNAL DEBT AND THE POLITICS OF DEBT CANCELLATION (1999 – 2007)

ABSTRACT This study examines Nigeria’s external debt and the politics of debt cancellation between 1999 and 2007. The Nigerian president Obasanjo had waged six – years war on debt cancellation. He hard to hire an ex World Bank Official, Nigeria born Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as finance minister to prosecute the war. In their bid, they joined other several other anti-poverty relief campaigners to argue that the relief is imperative. However, the Paris Club relief deal can therefore be viewed as a major political victory for the administration of president Obasanjo, domestically as well as internationally,…

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US-IRANIAN RELATIONS (1997-2007) A CRITICAL APPRAISAL

ABSTRACT Presently the world watches the unfolding political panorama of US and Iran relations without understanding the basic compelling issue(s) propelling their present relations. While the world global media follows suit in condemning Iranians in consonance with US State department declaration of Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism. The UN has surmised therefore, that the present and greatest threat to the world peace is the degenerate relationship between the two countries. Thus, this study is structured to critically expose the intrinsic intention behind US increased role in Iran. To achieve this, the study raised…

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