Author: John Campbell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442221585
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Nigeria from the Author: John Campbell. Nigeria, the United States’ most important strategic partner in West Africa, is in grave trouble. While Nigerians often claim they are masters of dancing on the brink without falling off, the disastrous administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, the radical Islamic insurrection Boko Haram, and escalating violence in the delta and the north may finally provide the impetus that pushes it into the abyss of state failure. In this thoroughly updated edition, John Campbell explores Nigeria’s post-colonial history and presents a nuanced explanation of the events and conditions that have carried this complex, dynamic, and very troubled giant to the edge. Central to his analysis are the oil wealth, endemic corruption, and elite competition that have undermined Nigeria’s nascent democratic institutions and alienated an increasingly impoverished population. However, state failure is not inevitable, nor is it in the interest of the United States. Campbell provides concrete new policy options that would not only allow the United States to help Nigeria avoid state failure but also to play a positive role in Nigeria’s political, social, and economic development.


Author: Martin P. Mathews
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590333167
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Nigeria from the Author: Martin P. Mathews. Nigeria seems to be in the news all of the time for something, be it regime changes, co-operation, internal strife or oil policies. The most populous country in Africa and the largest in area in the West African state, Nigeria was an early twentieth century colony that became an independent nation in 1960. A country of great diversity because of the many ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups that live within it borders, Nigeria is also a country with a long past. This book brings together current issues and a detailed historical background.

Nigeria U S Trade Relations In The Non Oil Sector

Author: Gbadebo Olusegun Odularu
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1599427036
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Nigeria U S Trade Relations In The Non Oil Sector from the Author: Gbadebo Olusegun Odularu. In as much as trade fosters economic development, it also exacerbates poverty, especially in the sub Saharan African (SSA) countries. Against this backdrop, this study will increase our understanding of the estimation of non-oil commodity trade flows between Nigeria and the U.S. More specifically, the study aims to analysing the impact of African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) on the U.S. imports of non-oil products from Nigeria. The research objectives are woven around the following questions: - What is the nature of Nigeria's and the U.S.'s foreign trade policies with particular reference to non-oil trade? - What are the patterns, magnitude, composition and trends in Nigeria-US non-oil trade? - Which economic sectors possess greatest potential for fostering trade in the non-oil sector between Nigeria and the U.S.? - What is the impact of AGOA on the diversification and growth of non-oil exports in Nigeria? This study adopts the difference-in-differences (DiD) as the research methodology. Within the Nigerian context, DiD intuitively compares the trends in imports of AGOA non-oil products before and after AGOA with the pattern of imports of non-AGOA non-oil products before and after AGOA, controlling for the timing of AGOA, import capacity and economic performance of both U.S. and Nigeria. Using the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Integrated Data Base (IDB), the empirical analysis reveals that AGOA non-oil products increased by as much as 182 percent with the implementation of AGOA, while the non-AGOA non-oil products fell by 76 percent. Conclusively, AGOA has had a considerably positive impact on the Nigerian non-oil sector at the general level. The policy implication of the empirical analysis is the need for the U.S. to expand the product coverage and opportunities of AGOA non-oil products in order for AGOA to achieve its objectives of using trade as a potent tool for promoting economic growth in SSA.

Problems And Prospects Of Sustaining Democracy In Nigeria

Author: Bamidele A. Ojo
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781560729495
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Problems And Prospects Of Sustaining Democracy In Nigeria from the Author: Bamidele A. Ojo. The past few years have been very traumatic ones for many Nigerians. With the exception of those in power or close to the seat of power, the changes of 1998 were a welcome relief given the tyranny and repression that the country had suffered under General Abacha. With many people in prison and more in exile, the death of Abacha was received with a sigh of relief. Many observers have seen the resilience that has come to signify the strength and potential of this once 'giant of Africa', as well as the destruction and the socio-political and economic decay of the past decades. The Nigerian people have endured the exploitation of their rights due to the lack of democratic leadership, and with this in mind, they have been called to attention to fight for their country.

The Nigerian Dependent Management Leadership Development In The Post World War Ii Colonial Nigeria

Author: Dr. Anthony Kenechukwu Offu Sr.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477294333
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The Nigerian Dependent Management Leadership Development In The Post World War Ii Colonial Nigeria from the Author: Dr. Anthony Kenechukwu Offu Sr.. The main theme of this book is to provide a critical analysis of the “Nigerian dependent management and leadership development in the post world war II colonial Nigeria”. (1945-to-1960) and beyond, using foreign fi rms-global/multinational and transnational corporations; U.A.C., SHELL, NNPC and OPEC. All these foreign fi rms have their parent companies resided in their foreign countries of origin (advanced metropolis) and have their subsidiaries or peripheries all over the global communities of under¬developed and developing economies. Paradoxically, the book was generated by on-going political, economic concern and controversy with the fate of the struggle and quest for economic liberation in the third world-under-developed and developing countries of Africa, with direct specifi c studies of the “Nigeria dependent management and leadership development”, predates, from ‘pre and post’ colonial era of the British colonial rule in Nigeria. The book further focuses, elicits and elucidates the third world dependent development. International Political Economy and Global/Multinational-Transnational Corporations, economic and political roles in Nigeria’s ‘agricultural and oil’ base economic factors, by using Nigeria raw materials/natural resources to produce into fi nished products. The profi ts maximization, surpluses and heavy taxation realized through levied and derived from the genesis of the raw materials, making it into complete fi nished products, from the subsidiary country Nigeria, by the British global/multinational corporations of (U.A.C.) the United Africa Company, on the poor peasantry/farmers were been appropriated, expropriated back to the U.A.C’s parent company in the United Kingdom’s ministry of food and supply. The other raw materials/natural resources of the crude petroleum/oil manufacturing economy were been monopolized by the “SHELL” Oil Royal Dutch of Netherlands and British “SHELL” post emerged, based on the concession signed in Britain, as the British government during colonial rule in Nigeria discovered crude oil segments deposits, in the today’s south-south at Oloibiri in 1956, province/region in the today, south-south of eastern Nigeria. The “NNPC” the Nigeria indigenous oil transnational corporation, represented the Nigeria federal government crude oil reserve ownership of 55 % (in a shared venture, with “SHELL” British Petroleum and her partner of the Netherland Royal Dutch Oil Co-”SHELL”- “SHELL” owned 30 %) and profi ts made by “SHELL” was transferred to the “SHELL” parent oil Co, Headquarters at Hague, Netherland; Finally, the “OPEC” relationship with Nigeria, and the world oil market, emerged as the oil giant (developing oil organization) permanent inter-governmental organization, seemed competitively world oil organization, bailed out the global oil community in terms of world oil market stock exchange crashes and recessions; global oil gluts, oil embargos, regional civil wars and unrest threatened “OPEC” oil production, intercepts in bailing out the global oil community, via by optimal production and supplies was apparent in “OPEC” sustainability growth and reinforce the world oil market business continuity. “OPEC” main theme was apparently formed to stabilize and fi x oil prices, amongst the member 12 oil producing and exporting countries from the third world. Assist the member oil producer member countries to produce oil in a quota basis system to prevent any oil price manipulations, intimidations, exploitative mechanism of oil sales malpractices and price anomalies. The “Author” explored, propounded theorist argument (with and counter refutations) from traditional to contemporary school of thoughts with constructive arguments, and several theories, models, conceptual analysis, methodological frame work and practical empirical research hypothesis and scholarly work and evidences to prove and validates Author’s scholarly arguments, mostly represented facts and additional factual arguments using “graphs, blocks, maps, photo’s/Image”, supported and validates Author’s scholarly arguments. The Class Confl icts: Struggle for Nigeria Economic Revenue Resource System. The Nigeria civilian democratic and military leadership elite class, middle-class and the down-trodden. Most of the social classes in the society, corporate and middle-class were seemed caught-up with the diseases of culture of corruption was endemic, plagued and perpetuated the Nigeria’s economic engine and lifeblood nations revenue-net income output capacity of the ‘oil and gas’ industry sectors, desperate looting, leadership and mismanagement of both the civilian democratic and military ruling systems were all accountable for revenue misappropriation and impropriety-during “oil windfalls” and few ‘transparency methodologies’ of providing accurate accountability and implementation of these policies was sometimes neglected to suit their orchestrated squandermanic economic life styles in the leadership and management settings. The remnants of the Nigeria loss in the oil and gas industry, in addendum from the militia protest and strike groups, requesting for their compensatory damages monetarily for their impaired ecological-”ecosystem and environmental” degradation caused by the oil multinational corporations toxic chemicals, which results from the aforementioned reasons, on both the foreign oil fi rms and Nigeria government, refused to provide them shares of their mother-nature, natural land resources. The Nigeria government loses $8.7 billion dollars annually for the ‘militancy and insurgency’ in the oil and gas industry sector from the militia groups in the Niger Delta region. Meanwhile, Nigeria has “159 oil fi elds and 1487 oil wells”, predominantly 78% are concentrated in the Niger Delta region alone. This section examines the most imperative ‘leadership and management in Nigeria, United Nations and the United States most eminent Harvard University Professor Robert Rotberg in an exclusive, ‘two (2) book interview’ conducted by the “Author”

Essentials Of Labour Relations In Nigeria Volume 3

Author: Otobo, Dafe
Publisher: Malthouse Press
ISBN: 9785452824
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Essentials Of Labour Relations In Nigeria Volume 3 from the Author: Otobo, Dafe. Combined together in three volumes are the author’s writings on labour and employments relations in Nigeria spanning over three and a half decades. Volume three covers the dynamics of public sector employment relations and starts with a general review and critique of organised labour’s perceptions of and contributions to the development crisis in Nigeria.

Nigeria Africa And The United States

Author: Robert B. Shepard
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Nigeria Africa And The United States from the Author: Robert B. Shepard. Shepard argues that U.S. policy toward Nigeria has never had much to do with what was going on there or in Africa as a whole. Instead, U.S. policy makers have seen what they wanted to see and proceeded accordingly. He charts the changing face of a relationship which is in many ways typical of U.S. policy toward the nations of Africa. "... the lesser known Nigerian side of the relationship is presented in illuminating detail." —Foreign Affairs "... lucid and straightforward. It is well documented from sources both in the USA and Nigeria... highly recommended... " —The Round Table