The recent establishment of Nigerian cultural centres in countries such as China and Brazil has helped to promote Nigerian cultural expressions in these countries. Nigeria plans to establish at least 6 such cultural centres around the world. The country also organized an African Art Exhibition that created a pathway for the exhibition of different cultural expressions among African nations. A Joint Cooperation Commission between Ghana and Nigeria was established in April 1988. A non-bloody coup in August 1985 had brought Major General Ibrahim Babangida to power in Nigeria, and Rawlings took advantage of the change of government to pay for an official visit. The two heads of state and government discussed a wide range of issues focused on peace and prosperity in West Africa, bilateral trade and democratic transition in both countries. In early January 1989, Babangida reciprocated with an official visit to Ghana, which the PNDC hailed as a turning point in Ghanaian-Nigerian relations.  A long-standing border dispute with Cameroon over the potentially oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula was resolved by a 2002 International Court of Justice ruling awarding Cameroon ownership of the region and the signing of the Greentree Agreement in 2006, which led to the withdrawal of Nigerian troops from Bakassi in 2008 and the full seizure of administrative control by the Cameroon in August 2013.  At the end of 1998, Nigeria released about 150 Cameroonian prisoners of war. Describes the bilateral and multilateral trade agreements in which this country participates, including with the United States. Contains websites and other resources for U.S. companies to get more information on how to use these agreements.
Babangida`s regime has joined the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC, now the Organization of Islamic Cooperation), although President Obasanjo has hinted that he may reconsider Nigeria`s membership. Comments are made for Nigeria to establish more bilateral relations These bilateral cultural agreements promote exchanges of cultural workers as well as various forms of cultural expression. However, some countries, such as the United States of America and Great Britain, do not have cultural agreements with Nigeria and so it has not been too easy to penetrate these countries with their cultural expressions. The delimitation of the international borders near Lake Chad, the absence of which has led to cross-border incidents in the past, has been completed and awaits ratification by Cameroon, Chad, niger and Nigeria; The dispute with Cameroon over the land and sea borders around the Bakasi Peninsula is currently before the International Court of Justice; Maritime boundary dispute with Equatorial Guinea over controversial jurisdiction over oil-rich areas in the Gulf of Guinea. . . .