Nigeria and the Commonwealth
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Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA)
This article examines Nigeria’s relations and connections with the Commonwealth. It focuses on a number of questions: why did Nigeria join the organisation at independence? What role has the organisation played in the actualisation of Nigeria’s foreign policy objectives? What have been the benefits of membership to Nigeria? What does Nigeria stand to benefit by maintaining its connection with the organisation? The paper begins with a brief exploration of the origins of the Commonwealth
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Commonwealth , Foreign policy , Independence , International relations
Nigeria and the Commonwealth in NIIA, Nigeria, Africa and the Commonwealth (2004) Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Lagos. 67-90.