The presence of multinational oil corporations in Nigeria – which include Agip, Chevron, Elf, Mobil, Shell, and Total among others have come with heavy consequences to the nation’s cultural heritage and identity in the global marketplace.
Using empirical data, this paper argues that achieving “the Seven-Point Agenda” would be nearly impossible taking into consideration the current global economic crisis, Nigeria’s looming budget deficits and the volatility of international oil prices.
In this paper, we examined the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA) aimed at facilitating socio-economic growth and development in Africa in line with the neo-liberal ideology.
During most of the twentieth century, two world wars, the cold war, the rivalry of two super powers, the ideologization of international affairs and military confrontation, made diplomacy a subsidiary instrument of power politics and ideology.
This paper argues that the notion that a strong state is the necessary condition for development is misleading and disproved by Nande traders.