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ABSTRACT

Forei gn and dom esti c pol i cy i ssues are rel ated products of the sam e pol i ti cal system and are desi gned to defi ne and i m pl em ent overal l nati onal purposes. Forei gn and dom esti c pol i cy m ust be m utual l y supporti ng i f nati onal i nterests aspi rati ons are to be achi eved i n an atm osphere of pol i ti calstabi l i ty. The research was carri ed outon the Dom esti c structure and conductof Ni geri a’ s Forei gn Pol i cy and a Case study m ethod was adopted under Goodl uck Jonathan adm i ni strati on (20102015).The revi ew of l i terature on forei gn pol i cy and other rel ated m ateri al and the adopti on of “Real i stTheory”whi ch i s anchored on i nterestl ed us to the concl usi on that Ni geri a’ s seem i ng i nacti on duri ng the peri od of study was an acknowl edgem ent of the l i m i ts of i ts power.Agai nst thi s background the study concl udes that Ni geri a’ s forei gn pol i cy has si nce i ndependence been consi stentl y gui ded by the sam e pri nci pl es and objecti ves.Ni geri a’ s Forei gn Pol i cy i ni ti ati ves and acti ons have been defi ned by one fi rm and constant vari abl e,i . e.the protecti on of the country’ s nati onal i nterest. As a recom m endati on, the study recom m ended, above al l , that Ni geri a m ust i nvol ve a “hom e grown” econom i c pol i cy and honestl y abode by i ts i m pl em entati on

TABLE OF CONTENTS

T i t l ePage i
Decl ar at i on i i
Cer t i f i cat i on i i i
Dedi cat i on v
Acknowl edgement s v i
Abst r act v i i
T abl eofCont ent s v i i i
CHAPT ERONE: I NT RODUCT I ON
1. 1Backgr oundt ot heSt udy
1
1. 2St at ementoft hePr obl em
8
7
1. 3Obj ect i v esoft heSt udy
9
1. 4Resear chQuest i ons 10
1. 5Resear chHypot heses 10
1. 6Si gni f i canceoft heSt udy
10
1. 7Scopeoft heSt udy 11
1. 8L i mi t at i onsoft heSt udy
11
1. 9Concept ual i zat i onoft er ms 13
1. 1 0Or gani zat i onofSt udy
13
CHAPT ERT WO: L I T ERAT UREREVI EW
2. 0I nt r oduct i on 14
2. 1For ei gnPol i cy 21
2. 1 . 1Pr i nci pl esofFor ei gnPol i cy 22
2. 1 . 2Component sandFact or sofFor ei gnPol i cy
22
2. 1 . 3I nst r ument sf orconduct i ngFor ei gnPol i cy
24
2. 2For ei gnPol i cyandDomest i cPol i cy 25
8
2. 3Rel at i onshi pbet weenFor ei gnPol i cyandDomest i cPol i t i cs
27
2. 4Ni ger i aatI ndependence: Vi si onbehi ndFor ei gnPol i cy
31
2. 5AHi st or i calOv er v i ewofNi ger i a’ sFor ei gnPol i cy 32
2. 5 . 1Fr stRepubl i cNi ger i aFor ei gnPol i cy
32
2. 5 . 2SecondRepubl i cNi ger i aFor ei gnPol i cy 35
2. 5 . 3Mi l i t ar yEr aandNi ger i a’ sFor ei gnPol i cy 36
2. 5 . 4Ni ger i a’ sFor ei gnPol i cyunderObasanj o’ sAdmi ni st r at i on( 19992007)
41
2. 5 . 5Ni ger i a’ sFor ei gnPol i cyunderYar adua’ sAdmi ni st r at i on( 20072010)
45
CHAPT ERT HREE: T HEORET I CALFRAMEWORKANDMET HODOL OGY
3. 0I nt r oduct i on 47
3. 1T heor et i calFr amewor k 47
3. 1 . 1Appl i cat i onoft het heor yofReal i sm t ot heResear ch
49
3. 2Resear chDesi gn
50
3. 3Met hodofDat aCol l ect i on 50
3. 4Met hodofDat aAnal ysi s
50
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CHAPT ERFOUR: DAT APRESENT AT I ONANDANAL YSI S
4. 0I nt r oduct i on 51
4. 1Ni ger i a’ sFor ei gnPol i cyunderGoodl uckJonat han’ sadmi ni st r at i on( 20102015)
52
4. 2Pol i t i calL eader shi p’ sChar act erandi t si mpactonNi ger i a’ sFor ei gnPol i cy
54
4. 3I nf l uenceofDomest i cPol i t i csonNi ger i a’ sFor ei gnPol i cyunderGoodl uck
Jonat han’ sadmi ni st r at i on
58
4. 3 . 1Regi onalDemocr acyandDi pl omacy
59
4. 3 . 2St r at egi cPar t ner shi pandEconomi cDi pl omacy
61
4. 3 . 3Ni ger i a’ sI nt er nat i onalI mageandRespect
63
4. 3 . 4Rel at i onshi pwi t hGr eatPower s
64
CHAPT ERFI VE: SUMMARY,CONCL USI ONANDRECOMMENDAT I ON
5. 0I nt r oduct i on 66
5. 1Summar y 66
5. 2Concl usi on 68
5. 3Recommendat i on
69
Bi bl ogr agphy

CHAPTER ONE

I NT RODUCT I ON
1. 1Backgr oundt ot heSt udy
T hef or ei gnpol i cyofnat i onsdi f f er sf r om st at et ost at e.Oneoft he
mai nev i denceofst at esi ndependencei st hecapaci t yandabi l i t yt o
conductani ndependentf or ei gnpol i cy. Nat i onsat t emptt oachi ev e
di f f er entgoal sand obj ect i v esi n gov er ni ng t hei rsov er ei gn ent i t i es,
someoft hesegoal scanbeachi ev edbynat i onsont hei rownwhi l e
someot her scanonl ybeachi ev edwi t ht hehel p andcooper at i onof
si mi l arent i t i esorpol i t i caluni t sbeyondt hei rownbor der s.
For ei gnpol i cy,t oagr eatext entdet er mi nesst at et ost at ei nt er act i ons
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andr el at i ons.Fol ar i n( 2014)r ef er sf or ei gnpol i cyt oaweddi ngr i ng
wi t hwhi cht hedomest i ccont extofanat i onsol emni zesi t suni onwi t h
t hei nt er nat i onalcommuni t y.Ni ger i a’ sf or ei gnpol i cyi smai nl y“ af r o
cent r i c” .Adet ul a and Ashi waj u ( 2011)asser tt hatt hecent r al i t y of
f or ei gn pol i cy i n st at es i nt er nat i onal r el at i ons cannot be ov er
emphasi zed;i not herwor ds,i ti st hr oughf or ei gnpol i cyt hatanat i oni s
abl et omakeknowni t sappear ancei nt hegl obalst at et oot hernat i ons
oft hewor l dasani ndependentst at e.T hr oughf or ei gnpol i cyt oo,a
st at ecanal soest abl i shi t snat i onali dent i t yandaswel lpr omot eot her
nat i onalsymbol s.For ei gnpol i cyal sopr ov i desameanst hr oughwhi ch
st at es ar e abl e t o i dent i f y t hei r f r i ends,est abl i sh and cul t i v at e
f r i endshi p wi t hot hernat i onsoft hewor l d.T hef or ei gnpol i cyofa
nat i oni sar ef l ect i onofi t sdomest i cdemands,needsandaspi r at i ons.
A st udy i n Ni ger i a’ s For ei gn Pol i cy ov er t i me has qui t e of t en
emphasi zedt hedomi nanceofi t sdomest i ccont ent s.T hei nf l uenceof
Domest i cSt r uct ur esonNi ger i a’ sFor ei gnPol i cywasmadeobv i oust o
t hei nt er nat i onalcommuni t yon1stOct ober ,1960byt het henPr i me
Mi ni st erSi rAbubakarT af awa Bal ewa i n an addr esst ot heUni t ed
Nat i onsGener alAssembl y i nNew Yor k.Heannounced t hat ;Ni ger i a
doesnoti nt endt oal l yi t sel fwi t hanyoft hei deol ogi calpowerbl ocs
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andNi ger i ahopest owor kwi t hot herst at esf ort hePr ogr essofAf r i ca
aswel last oassi sti nbr i ngi ngal lot herAf r i cant er r i t or i est oast at eof
I ndependence.
I twasassumedt hatNi ger i awoul dpl ayal eadi ngr ol ei nt hecont i nent
of Af r i ca gi v en t he domest i c nat ur e,count r y’ s si ze and nat ur al
r esour ces.Ot ubanj o,( 1989)ar guedt hatNi ger i abyv i r t ueofherl ar ge
si ze,hugepopul at i onandr i chnat ur alendowmenthasal waysbeen
expect ed t o pl ay a l eadi ng r ol e i n i nt er nat i onalAf r i can Pol i t i cs.
Ni ger i a’ sf or ei gnpol i cyi st oal ar geext enti sapr oductofmyr i ad
f or cesandf act or swhi chi nf l uenceandaf f ect st hechoi cesoff or ei gn
pol i cy deci si on maker s.Domest i c f act or s usual l y r ef l ect i n t he
i nt er nat i onalar enaandt heext er nalf or cesaswel lhav er eper cussi ons
ont hedomest i cscene. T hus,t her el at i onshi pi sDynami c( I r ene,2010) .
Abubakar ,O. Sr ev i ewi ngGambar isai dt hat ;t hef i r stphaseofNi ger i an
For ei gn Pol i cy whi chwasi n i t sel foneofuncer t ai nt y and t i mi di t y
coi nci dedwi t ht heper i odoft hef i r str epubl i c( 19601965) .t hemaj or
i ssuedur i ngt hi sper i od wast heof f i ci alf or ei gnpol i cydecl ar at i on
i t sel f ;t heAngl oNi ger i anDef ensePact ,t heCongoCr i si sandAf r i can
Uni t y,t heRhodesi anCr i si s,t heAr abI sr ael iant agoni sm andt hesear ch
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f oracohesi v epol i cyt owar dst heMi ddl eEast .Ni ger i aoper at edaPr o
west er n For ei gn Pol i cy di sposi t i on t hr oughout t hi s per i od.T he
conser v at i v enat ur ei nherf or ei gnandext er nalr el at i onswasdi ct at ed
byNi ger i anFeder al i sm whi chpr of essest hr eest r ongr egi onswi t ha
weak cent r e.Pr i me Mi ni st er T af awa Bal ewa att hatt i me had a
const i t ut i onalaut hor i t ywhi chwasnotal waysmat chedbyt hepol i t i cal
powerneeded t o ov er r i de t hese di v er gentgr oups i mpi ngementon
Ni ger i a’ sf or ei gnpol i cy.
Ni ger i a’ sf or ei gnpol i cywasf armor easser t i v e,neut r al i stand Pan
Af r i cani stdur i ngt hi sper i od( 19601965) .T heneedt oadj usti nor dert o
accommodat et hecont r ast i ngv i ewsofgov er ni ngpar t i essomet i mes
madeBal ewa’ sf or ei gnpol i cyanswer abl et ocr i t i cmssuchasl acki ngi n
consi st enti magi nat i on and dynami sm and char at er r i zed by Adhoc
deci si onmaki ngwhi cht endedt obecont r adi ct or yandsel f def eat i ng.
T hesecondphaseofNi ger i anFor ei gnPol i cywast heper i odbet ween
19661975,underwhi chal otofchangest ookpl aceatt hedomest i c
pol i t i call ev el . T heNi ger i anf or ei gnandext er nalr el at i onwasmar kedby
act i v e,posi t i v eandi nf l uent i alr ol esespeci al l yi nt heAf r i canCont i nent .
T hef r agi l enat ur eoff eder al i sm wasr epl acedbyast r ongercent r ewi t h
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12st at esandt hef eder at i nguni tatt hecent r e.T hemi l i t ar yr ul eunder
Gener alYakubuGowondr ast i cal l ychangedt hedi mensi onofDomest i c
Pol i t i csandNi ger i a’ sFor ei gnPol i cy.
T hedi scov er yofoi lboom aswel lhel pedi nal l owi ngt hecount r ypl aya
mor edeci si v el eader shi p r ol ei n Wor l d af f ai r s,asi ti ncr eased t he
r ev enueaccr ui ngt ot hef eder algov er nment . T heaf t er mat hoft heBi af r a
warexper i encewasal soi nst r uct i v east hecount r ycameup wi t ha
coher entpol i cyt oherf el l ow Af r i cancount r i es.T hei nt egr at i v eef f or t s
ofGowonwi t ht hef or mat i onofECOWASandt hef i nanci alandmor al
assi st ancet onei ghbor i ngWestAf r i cannat i onswer er emar kabl e.T he
count r ypl ayedaf r ont l i ner ol ei nSout hAf r i capr obl emsbyi ncr easi ng
f i nanci aland ot her assi st ance t o t he l i ber at i on mov ementt her e.
Gowon’ sact i v er ol ei nAf r i caear nedt hecount r yt hechai r manshi pof
OAU.
A dr ast i cshi f toff or ei gn pol i cy posi t i on wasachi ev ed undert he
Gener alMur t al a/Obasanj or egi me.T hi sadmi ni st r at i on’ sf or ei gnpol i cy
post ur ewaschar act er i zedbydynami sm ast her egi mesoughtt omov e
t hecount r y’ sf or ei gnpol i cyt oamor et r ul ynonal i gnedposi t i on.T he
admi ni st r at i on’ s bol d mov e t o r ecogni ze MPL A i n Angol a and t he
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memor abl espeecht ot heOAU ext r aor di nar y summi tconf er enceat
Addi sAbabai nJanuar y,1 976r emai nsar emar kabl et ur ni ngpoi nt .
T henextphaseofNi ger i a’ sf or ei gnpol i cydev el opmentcamewi t ht he
r et ur nt oci v i l i anr ul e( 197 91983) . T heext er nalpol i cyoft heShagar i
admi ni st r at i oni scompar abl eonl yt ot hatoft heBal ewaer a.Some
schol ar sandcomment at or sconsi dert heSecondRepubl i cashav i ng
“ engender ed r et r ogr essi on”i n t hecount r y’ s f or ei gn pol i cy r esul t i ng
f r om i t sPr o–West er npol i cy.Forsur e,t heper i odofr et r ogr essi on
begandur i ngt heObasanj or egi mewhent hecount r yexper i enced a
“ r et ur nt osubser v i ence”T hemaj orf act orexpl ai ni ngt her et r ogr essi v e
nat ur eoft hecount r y’ sf or ei gnpol i cydur i ngt heper i odi sf oundi nt he
char act eroft hel eader shi p.T heNat i onalPar t yofNi ger i a( NPN)was
madeup oft hemostar i st ocr at i c,conser v at i v ebusi nessmenand a
spr i nkl eofacademi ci ans oft hesamemoul d.Mostoft hem hav e
economi candsoci all i nkswi t ht heel i t eoft heWest er nWor l dev eni fat
aper i pher all ev el .T hi samongot her smadei tdi f f i cul tf ort hem t o
f or mul at e an i ndependentf or ei gn pol i cy whi ch mi ghtnecessi t at e
occasi onaldi sagr eementwi t ht heWest er npower s.
T her ewasr ecour set ot heol dor derofpassi v eandr eact i onar ypost ur e
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i nNi ger i anFor ei gnPol i cyasmani f est edi nt hecount r y’ spol i cyont he
Chadi anCr i si s,OAUandECOWAS.I twast hel ackoff ocusandi nabi l i t y
oft he r egi me t o r espond t o t he v ar i ous domest i c demands t hat
pr eci pi t at edt hecol l apseoft he2ndRepubl i cwi t ht heov er t hr owoft he
gov er nmentbyt heBuhar il ed mi l i t ar yJunt ai nDecember ,1983.T he
comi ngt opoweroft hi sadmi ni st r at i onwasv er ymuchwel comedby
t heNi ger i anpubl i c.T hi swasl ar gel yduet ot het ot aldi sast eroft he
Shagar iadmi ni st r at i on.T henewgov er nmentwaswel lr ecei v edmor eso
asi tcl ai medt ohav ebeent heof f shootofMur t al aadmi ni st r at i on.T he
admi ni st r at i oncamewi t ht hepur poseofr est r uct ur i ngandbr i ngi ngt he
economy back t o sound f oot i ng.I t al so v i gor ousl y sought t o
i nst i t ut i onal i zeanewet hi cofNat i onall eader shi pbasedondi sci pl i ne,
publ i caccount abi l i t yandi nt egr i t y.Buhar i ’ sant i–WestPost ur ewas
r emar kabl e,asi tdemonst r at edi t saut onomyandst at usi ndeci si on
maki ng.Ni ger i a’ s di pl omat i c r el at i ons wi t h such power s as Uni t ed
St at esandUni t edKi ngdom becamer upt ur ed.I nal lt hesei nst ances,
Ni ger i ademonst r at edt ot her estoft heWor l dt hatshewasnotr eadyt o
t akei nsul t sordi r ect i v ef r om anycount r ybi gorsmal l ,t her egi meat
t heend suf f er ed “ Suppor tEr osi on”wi t hi t shumanr i ghtabuses,a
si t uat i onwhi chmadei teasyf ori tt obeov er t hr own.
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T he Babangi da gov er nmentt hatsucceeded t he Buhar ir egi me was
descr i bed as a L i ber al /benev ol entmi l i t ar y r egi meespeci al l y ati t s
i nf ancy.T he admi ni st r at i on l i ke i t s pr edecessorwas commi t t ed t o
economi cr est r uct ur i ng whi ch i nf or med i t schoi ceoft heSt r uct ur al
Adj ust mentPr ogr amme( SAP) .T hepr ogr ammehadadv er seef f ect son
t hel i f eofNi ger i ans,andasexpect edhadser i ousi mpl i cat i onsont he
count r y’ sext er nalr el at i ons.T her egi me’ shandl i ngoft hebombi ngof
L i byabyt heUSAwasheav i l ycr i t i ci zedsoal sowast her egi me’ sOI C
pol i cy whi ch al mostpr eci pi t at ed ser i ous i nt er nalupheav al .I twas
appar entt hatt hegov er nmentundert hegui seofeconomi cdi pl omacy
succeeded i npl ayi ngi nt ot hehandsoft heWest er npower sasi t s
economi cpr ogr ammecoul dbesai dt obeanyt hi ngbuthumane.T he
f ai l ur e of Babangi da t o r espectt he peopl es mandat e wi t h t he
annul mentoft heJune12Pr esi dent i alel ect i onsr esul t ,af t erendl ess
pol i t i calt r ansi t i onl edt ot hedemi seoft her egi me.
Dur i ngt heAbachar egi me,dev el opmentbet weenChi naandNi ger i awas
oneoft hemostpr omi nentaspect soft heshi f ti nNi ger i a’ sf or ei gn
pol i cy. Att hi st i meNi ger i aandChi naent er edi nt odi f f er entagr eement s,
whi ch al l owed Chi na t o become i nv ol v ed i n oi l pr oduct i on,
r ef ur bi shmentoft hel ong–negl ect edNi ger i aRai l wayCor por at i on,t he
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dr edgi ngofSeapor t satCal abarandWar r iandt hedev el opmentof
Mass–housi ngpr oj ect s. Abacha’ sf or ei gnpol i cyt hr ustshi f t edt oAsi a,
f ai l i ngt or eal i zet hati nagl obal i zedwor l d,al i gni ngNi ger i awi t hAsi a
al onei si nadequat e.T hepol i t i calheatf r om bot hhomeand abr oad
cont i nuedunt i lAbachadi edon8t hJune,1998.
Fol l owi ngt hedeat hofAbacha,Gener alAbubakarAbdul sal am ( r t d)
t ookov erast heHeadofSt at eoft heFeder alRepubl i cofNi ger i a.He
succeededi nconduct i ngapeacef ul ,f r eeandf ai rel ect i ont hatf i nal l y
br oughtOl usegunObasanj oast hePr esi dentandCommander i nChi ef
oft heNi ger i anAr medFor cesonMay29,1999. T hef or ei gnpol i cydur i ng
Obasanj o’ s admi ni st r at i on was expect ed t o end t he host i l e and
unf r i endl yf or ei gnpol i cyout l ookoft heBabangi daandAbachami l i t ar y
r egi mesanduni t et her ei nt egr at i v eef f or t soft hepr ecedi ngAbubakar
r egi me.
Pr esi dentYar aduat hatt ookov erf r om Obasanj oi n2007wasmor eona
sl ow paceandnoti nt er est edt opur suef or ei gnpol i cywi t hasmuch
v i gorast hatofhi spr edecessor( I r ene,2010,Adef ol ar i n,2014) .
Goodl uck Jonat han f or ei gn pol i cy underdemocr at i c r ul ehas been
under l i nedbyNi ger i a’ sr et ur nt oapl aceofpr est i gei nt heI nt er nat i onal
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Communi t y.Par t i cul ar l yofi nt er esti nt hi sr esear chi st hei nf l uenceof
domest i cpol i t i csonNi ger i a’ sf or ei gnpol i cyunderGoodl uckJonat han
Ci v i l i anadmi ni st r at i on( 2010–2015) .T hef or ei gnpol i cyanal ysi sshows
t he v al ues of t he l i nkages as an expl anat or y exampl e f or
under st andi ng Ni ger i a’ s f or ei gn pol i cy i n t he Four t h Republ i c,
par t i cul ar l yunderGoodl uckJonat han’ sadmi ni st r at i on( 20102015) .
1. 2St at ementofPr obl em
T hi sst udyexami nest hei ssueofDomest i cst r uct ur esandi t si nf l uence
onNi ger i anFor ei gnPol i cyaswel lashowt hechar act eroft hepol i t i cal
l eader shi paf f ect st heFor ei gnPol i cyofNi ger i apar t i cul ar l yundert he
Jonat hanadmi ni st r at i on.
T hegoalofev er yf or ei gnpol i cyi st omai nt ai nacor di alr el at i onshi p
wi t hot hernat i onsoft hewor l dandal sobui l dagoodi magef ora
nat i oni nor dert omeetandachi ev ei t snat i onalanddomest i ci nt er est .
Ni ger i asi nceMay29 t h,1999att hest ar toft heFour t hRepubl i cci v i l i an
r ul ehasenj oyed15year sofunbr okendemocr at i cpr ocess;gi v ent he
f actt hatGoodl uckJonat han’ sadmi ni st r at i onwasunabl et ocombatt he
Bokohar am menaceef f ect i v el yf ol l owi ngUSr ef usalt osel lar mst o
Ni ger i at hi shasser i ousl yunder mi nedNi ger i a’ sFor ei gnPol i cyunder
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t heJonat hanadmi ni st r at i on.I ti st her ef or ecoher entt oexami net he
i nf l uencedomest i cst r uct ur eshadonNi ger i a’ sf or ei gnpol i cyout l ooki n
Jonat han’ sr egi me( 20102015) .
1. 3Resear chQuest i ons
1.Doest hechar act eroft hepol i t i call eader shi p af f ectNi ger i a’ s
For ei gnPol i cy?
2.How hasDomest i cst r uct ur ei nf l uencedNi ger i a’ sFor ei gnPol i cy
underGoodl uckJonat han’ sadmi ni st r at i on?
1. 4Obj ect i v esoft heSt udy
T her esear chi sai medatachi ev i ngt hef ol l owi ngobj ect i v es:
1.T oassesshow t hechar act eroft hepol i t i call eader shi p af f ect s
Ni ger i a’ sf or ei gnpol i cy.
2.T o exami ne t he i nf l uence of Domest i c st r uct ur e on Ni ger i a’ s
f or ei gnpol i cyunderGoodl uckJonat hanadmi ni st r at i on( 2010–
2015) .
1. 5Resear chHypot heses
T her esear chi sbasedont hef ol l owi nghypot hesesandpr oposest o
i nv est i gat et hef ol l owi ng
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1.T hechar act eroft hepol i t i call eader shi phasaf f ect edt hef or ei gn
pol i cyofNi ger i a.
2.Domest i cst r uct ur ehasi nf l uencedNi ger i a’ sf or ei gnpol i cyunder
t heJonat hanadmi ni st r at i on( 20102015) .
1. 6Si gni f i canceoft heSt udy
T hesi gni f i canceoft hest udycannotbeunder r at ed and assuch
i nt endst oenhanceandadv anceourknowl edgeont hef or ei gnpol i cy
ofNi ger i aand t hei nf l uenceofdomest i cst r uct ur esonNi ger i a’ s
f or ei gn pol i cy post ur e par t i cul ar l y under Goodl uck Jonat han’ s
admi ni st r at i on( 20102015 ) . I ti st her ef or epar t i cul ar l yi mpor t antt or e
exami net hei nt er f acebet weendomest i ci ssuesandf or ei gnpol i cy
i nassessi ngt hepossi bi l i t i esandchal l engest hatNi ger i af acesi n
t heFour t hRepubl i c.
1. 7Scopeoft heSt udy
T he r esear ch cov er ed Domest i c st r uct ur e and t he conduct of
Ni ger i a’ s For ei gn Pol i cy under Goodl uck Jonat han ci v i l i an
admi ni st r at i on( 2010–2 015) .
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1. 8L i mi t at i onsoft heSt udy
Dur i ngt hecour seoft hi sr esear ch,t hef ol l owi ngwer et hel i mi t at i ons
encount er ed.
Fi r st l y,mat er i al sneededf ort her esear cht obedonet hor oughl yby
t he r esear cher wer e di f f i cul t t o come by and Secondl y,t he
combi nat i onofschoolact i v i t i eswi t ht her esear chwor kneededt ot al
concent r at i onwhi chwasqui t el acki ng.
1. 9Concept ual i zat i onofT er ms
For ei gnPol i cy
For ei gnPol i cyi sdef i nesasapl anofact i onadopt edbyanat i oni n
i t s deal i ngs wi t h ot her nat i ons t owar ds achi ev i ng i t s nat i onal
i nt er est sandobj ect i v es. I tconsi st sofsel fi nt er estst r at egi eschosen
byst at est osaf eguar di t snat i onali nt er est sandt oachi ev egoal s
wi t hi nt hei nt er nat i onalr el at i onsmi l i eu.
I nt er nat i onalRel at i ons
I nt er nat i onalr el at i onsi st hest udyoft hei nt er act i onsofst at esi nt he
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gl obali nt er nat i onalsyst em andi texpl ai nst hebehav i or st hatgoon
i nt hei nt er nat i onalcommuni t yamongsev er alst at esoper at i ngi nt he
i nt er nat i onalpol i t i calsyst em.
Di pl omacy
Di pl omacy i s t he ar tand pr act i ce of conduct i ng negot i at i ons
bet ween nat i ons.i ti s t heempl oymentoft actt o gai n st r at egi c
adv ant age.
Democr acy
Democr acy i sdef i ned ast hegov er nmentoft hepeopl eby t he
peopl eand f ort hepeopl e.I ti sapol i t i calsyst em i nwhi cht he
supr eme power l i es i n a body of ci t i zens t o el ect t hei r
r epr esent at i v es.
Nat i onalI nt er est
Nat i onali nt er esti sasetofgoal sandobj ect i v esi nanat i onsf or ei gn
pol i cy,whi cht hel eader saspi r et oachi ev eand pr omot ei nt hei r
r el at i onswi t hst at eswi t hi nt hei nt er nat i onalsyst em.
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Domest i cSt r uct ur e
Domest i cSt r uct ur er ef er st ohow ast at ei sor gani zed wi t hi ni t s
bor der s.I ti scr uci alt ounder st andi ngofaSt at e’ sFor ei gnpol i cyas
i tdet er mi neskeyf act or st ot hei mpl ement at i onofFor ei gnpol i cy.
1. 10Or gani zat i onofSt udy
T hi sr esear chpr oj ecti sdi v i dedi nt of i v echapt er sandeachoft hese
chapt er saddr essesv ar i ousi ssuest hatper t ai nt ot hesubj ectofst udy.
Chapt erOnei sent ai l st heI nt r oduct i ont hatcov ert hebackgr oundoft he
st udy,st at ementoft hepr obl em,obj ect i v esoft hest udy,r esear ch
quest i ons,r esear chhypot heses,si gni f i canceoft hest udy,scopeoft he
st udy,l i mi t at i onsandconcept ual i zat i onoft er ms.
Chapt erT woi st heL i t er at ur er ev i ew.
Chapt erT hr ee cont ai ns t he T heor et i calf r amewor k,r esear ch desi gn,
met hodofdat acol l ect i onandmodeofdat acol l ect i on.
Chapt erFouri st heDat apr esent at i onandanal ysi s.
Chapt erFi v eent ai l ssummar y,r ecommendat i onandsummar yoft he
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st udy.

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