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Nigeria’s Room for Improvement

Nigeria needs to focus on its own domestic issues if there will be any more successful engagement with the world. With Nigeria’s abundance in wealth from its vast oil deposits and being known as one of the richest countries in … Continue reading

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Herbst and Mills Article Review

After reading the Jeffery Herbst and Greg Mills piece “Africa in 2020: Three Scenarios for the Future,” I found the article to be both insightful yet contradictory. In this piece, Herbst and Mills go in depth about three potential outcomes … Continue reading

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News from Nigeria

This is a very interesting, yet saddening article about the negative indirect effects of the Boko Haram’s deadly presence in Nigeria.   http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/msf-survey-thousands-kids-dying-northeast-nigeria-43542957

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Nigerian Relations

Due to Nigeria being the most opportunistic African country with its surprisingly and continuously growing GDP from its vast oil reserves and its access to resources, Nigeria has quite a few international partners, both on a regional level and an … Continue reading

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Conflict in Nigeria

Internal conflict has been prevalent throughout Nigeria’s past and present. The most notable civil conflict to date was the Biafran War, which took place from July 6, 1967 until Janurary 13, 1970. This three year war was political conflict that … Continue reading

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Foreign Aid in Nigeria

Even with the Nigeria being the most economically successful African country within the entire continent of Africa, it still receives a substantial amount of foreign aid from more developed countries. These countries include the United States and Great Britain, as … Continue reading

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Journal #3 – Nigerian Relations with the United States

The United States and Nigeria have an ongoing relationship that has become increasingly beneficial to both countries. A diplomatic relationship first blossomed between the U.S. and Nigeria in 1960 after Nigeria had just recently become an independent state from its … Continue reading

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Nigerian Political Culture

The Nigerian government is a federal government that was modeled after the United States government system as well as being greatly influenced by its former colonial leader, Great Britain, as simultaneously contains a Westminster System model with a composition of … Continue reading

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Country Post #1 – Nigeria and Eritrea

The colonization of the African countries Nigeria and Eritrea had a major effect on the development of each country’s internal infrastructure. Before colonialism, both Nigeria and Eritrea were two African countries located along the different parts of the African coastline … Continue reading

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