Journal of Social and Political


ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 19 May 2018

President Buhari’s Foreign Policy: A Realist Perception

Salihu Mohammed Niworu

Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Nigeria

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President Buhari came to power in the midst of challenges ranging from security, economy and international relations. To overcome these challenges, Buhari’s government decided to look inward for reforms in the overall security apparatus in order to relate effectively with the outside world for sustainable development in Nigeria. It is against this backdrop that this paper analyzed Buhari’s foreign policy within the first Twelve (12) months of his administration and came to conclusion that, he was a realist in perception using political power for the realization of national objectives.


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