Winning their Minds: The United States Information Service and the Development of Nigeria – American Relations, 1958-1988

  • MM Ogbeidi


Before 1960, it was difficult for the United States Government to officially implement the contents of its cultural diplomacy programme in Nigeria. This was because of the quite display of anti-American posture of the colonial government in Nigeria. However, the tide of events began to change after 1960 when Nigeria achieved political independence from
Great Britain. This paper highlights and discusses the role of the defunct United States Information Service (U.S.I.S.) to the development of Nigeria-US cultural relations from 1958 through 1988.

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