Nigeria-Ghana Relations from 1960 to 2010: Roots of Convergence and Points of Departure

  • A Otoghile
  • NO Obakhedo


Over the years, relationship between Nigeria and Ghana has faced dramatic
twists and turns. In a restless manner the interactions between the two
countries has oscillated between co-operation and mutual suspicion. Even
though the two countries have so many things in common, their interactions
have defied the logic of simple prediction. The paper attempts to give reasons
for this trend. Concentrating on a period that covers from Nigeria’s
independence to 2010, the paper discusses that relations between the two
countries demonstrate the characteristic dynamism of the study of
international relations. It also shows how far the ruling elite can shape the
disposition of one country toward another, and concludes by demonstrating
how the unstable nature of African government can affect their relations, and
stresses the need for collaboration between the two countries.

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