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Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

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This paper is an overview of “Nigeria’s foreign policy under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration: a critical analysis”. It undertakes a conceptual clarification of foreign policy and explains foreign policy to mean the extension of the national interest of a state which it pursues in her relations with other countries in international arena. The specific objectives of this study were to sought whether economic determine the foreign policy of Buhari’s administration; whether security determine the foreign policy of Buhari’s administration and whether corruption determines the foreign policy of Buhari’s administration. This work adopted Structural–Functional theory. It employed qualitative method of data which involves the use of secondary sources of data collection. Also, qualitative descriptive analysis is applied in this study. The paper concludes that Nigeria should restructure and look inward in her foreign policy calculation in their economic and human empowerment in international arena, to make Nigeria a free corrupt nation, boost her country economy and reposition the Nigeria security apparatus towards facilitating national security, regional integration and bilateral relationship with the rest of the world.


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