Nigeria: Aspirations of regional power

Stephen Wright, Julius Emeka Okolo

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Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and potentially one of its strongest in terms of exerting influence on neighboring African states and, at times, on events outside the continent. Within the West African subregion, Nigeria is unequaled in terms of the size of its economy, military, and population, leading to its claims to be a subregional “hegemonic power.”

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAfrican Foreign Policies
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429971075
ISBN (Print)9780813324067
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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