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Title: Re-examining Nigeria’s contributions to the African Union and the Domestic Socio-Economic ramifications
Authors: Umezurike, Samuel A 
Iwu, Chux Gervase 
Asuelime, Lucky.E 
Umezurike, Chinelo Augustine 
Keywords: African Union;Foreign Policy;Nigeria;Socio-Economic Development
Issue Date: 2017
Journal: Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies 
Abstract: While there have been scholarly studies that address Nigeria’sdiplomacy and contribution to the African Union(AU), many of themhave failed to compare and contrast how those have added to the socio-economic development of Nigeria. We encountered a few instances where attempts were made to explain such, yet a fully-fledged analysis lacked in their conclusions. We applied documentary analysis methodology in our review andfound that there is a serious misalignmentbetween Nigeria’s diplomacy and support for the African Union on one hand andpositive socio-economic development inNigeriaon the other. The study also looks at exploring how the general framework of Nigeria’s foreign policy goals and strategies in Africacan serve both its national interest and the overall development goals of Africa.We argue that for Nigeria’s role in the AU to be meaningful, the country needs to simultaneously revive its internal socio-economic condition.
ISSN: 2220-6140
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