Nigeria in The Common weath, 1999 To 2007.
Nigeria external relations with the outside world started a long time before she gained her autonomy as an independent State.
Her involvement in various international organizations has to a large extent brought her close to the front line of action in the world politics.
This study therefore examines the participatory role and contributions played by Nigeria in the Commonwealth of Nations Organization.
It is on the foundation of dependency theory that the theoretical framework of this study was built upon. This study briefly analyses the contributions of the organization to the social, political, cultural and economic development of Nigeria as a member State in the areas of debt relief, democratic consolidation, education, sports and culture.
In sum, it attempts to answer the question of many critics against the Commonwealth organization as to the whether Nigeria and other third world countries have truly benefitted from the organization.
Table of Contents
Title Page i
Table of Contents vi
Chapter One: Introduction
Background to the Study 1
Statement of Problem 5
Purpose of the Study 6
Significance of Study 7
Scope of the study 7
Methodology and Sources 8
Theoretical Framework 8
Literature Review 12
Organization of the Study 17
Chapter Two: Nigeria And The Common Wealth of Nations Before 1999
Nigeria’s Foreign Policy and objectives of the Commonwealth 22
Nigeria’s admission and membership Commonwealth of Nations and
Survey of Nigeria’s Commonwealth Relations Before the 1990s 28
The suspension and re-admission of Nigeria into the
Commonwealth of Nations 30
Chapter Three: Nigeria – Commonwealth Relations From 1999 To 2007
Commonwealth and Democratic Consolidation in Nigeria 35
Abuja Commonwealth Summit and Declaration in 2003 43
Nigeria and the Commonwealth Cooperation: education,
culture and sports. 45
Commonwealth and Nigeria’s Debt Relief 53
Chapter Four: Implications of Nigeria’s Membership of The Commonwealth
Implications of Nigeria’s membership of the Common wealth in Politics 64
Implications of Nigeria’s membership of the Common wealth on Culture 68
Implications of Nigeria’s membership of the Common wealth in Economic Sphere 72
Implications of Nigeria’s membership of the Common wealth in Education 74
Chapter Five: Conclusion
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