Nigeria: An Overview

  • James G. McGann


Nigeria has become one of the fastest-growing countries in Africa, surpassing South Africa in both population and gross domestic product (GDP). Unfortunately, much of its economic growth has been dangerously dependent on high oil prices and the economy has suffered as oil prices have dropped globally. Furthermore, poverty in Nigeria remains a huge issue and income inequality has skyrocketed. Another challenge that Nigeria faces is the recent rise in terrorism within the country via groups such as Boko Haram. This chapter offers a case study of a dominant think tank in Nigeria, the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), and examines the kind of work it does in the country.

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  • James G. McGann
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  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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