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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English



  • Nigeria


  • Nigeria -- Foreign relations -- 1979-1983

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Timothy M. Shaw and Olajide Aluko.
ContributionsShaw, Timothy M., Aluko, Olajide.
LC ClassificationsDT515.8 .N524 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 257 p. :
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3504628M
ISBN 100312572697
LC Control Number82025049

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