See also: Nigeria News

ABTI - American University of Nigeria
"...founded by the Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, and a group of Nigerians interested in creating a world-class, American-style University in Nigeria." "...established with the support of the American University in Washington DC." Schools of Arts & Sciences, Entrepreneurship & Business Management, and Information Technology & Communications and an American curriculum. All students take a course in business entrepreneurship. "The University provides each student with a free laptop computer and software, and provides free, high speed, wireless Internet access 24 hours a day." Based in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.

Abubakar, Atiku - Facebook Page
Abubakar was Nigeria's Vice-President and was President Olusegun Obasanjo's running mate in the 2003 Presidential election. Articles, video. 2011 Presidential Election video. .

Academic Associates PeaceWorks (Lagos)
A non-profit NGO established 1988 in Nigeria. Working on conflict management and peace education. Has a book, "Community Conflicts in Nigeria. Their Management Resolution and Transformation" (Ibadan: Spectrum Books, 2000) available from: African Books Collective Ltd., The Jam Factory 27, Parkend Street, Oxford OXI IHU - UK. E-mail:

Access To Justice
"...a justice advocacy group working to defend the rights of equal and non-discriminatory access to courts of law, expand access of marginalized people to equal and impartial justice..." Established in 1999. Has press releases. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Action Health Incorporated
NGO "...dedicated to improving the health of Nigerian adolescents through sexuality education." Section for Teens with an FAQ. Media reports about Action Health. Publishes Growing Up, a newsletter for young people. Full text report (HIV/AIDS education, sexual education, married adolescents in Northern Nigeria). Links to related sites. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
Nigerian writer. Biography of Adichie, bibliography, her awards, public events. Full text of some of her short stories, poetry, essays. Interviews and articles on the writer. Reviews of her works. Maintained by Daria Tunca, English Department, University of Liège, Belgium.

Adichie, Chiamanda Ngozi - "You in America"
Short story, shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2002. (7 p.) Published in All Story Extra, Issue 38: Winter 2001, the online supplement to the print magazine Zoetrope: All Story.

See also: an interview in the Nigerian Village Square, on the Random House site, and an excerpt from My Mother the Crazy African.

Adire African Textiles - Duncan Clarke
History, background, and photographs of adire, adinkra, kente, bogolan, Yoruba aso-oke, akwete, ewe, kuba, and nupe textiles. The symbolism of images is often provided. One can purchase textiles as well. Clarke's Ph.D. dissertation (School of Oriental and African Studies) is on Yoruba men's weaving. Based in London.

Africa Action
Formerly the Washington Office on Africa, Africa Policy Information Center. A non-profit advocacy organization which works to "democratize foreign policy debates that determine the U.S. role in Africa." Publishes action alerts, briefings on current issues concerning Africa. Includes reports on Nigeria.

Africa Business Information Services
"...information and analysis on business and economics in Africa." Has full text articles on political / economic developments, "The Way Forward for Africa" by A. Bolaji Akinyemi, "Slave Trade, a Root of Contemporary African Crisis", by ABIS director, Tunde Obadina, "Debt Relief for Africa" by George B.N. Ayittey, etc. Based in the U.K.

Africa Leadership Forum
The Africa Leadership Forum was set up in 1988 at the initiative of General Olusegun Obasanjo,.... with the support of other individuals. Sponsors conferences, publications. Its Digital library has full text books online such as "Empowering Women for the 21st Century," "Leadership Challenge in African Agricultural Production," "Police and Society," "The Settler Question in Nigeria: the Case of Jos-Plateau," "Africa's Agenda and the Role of the USA" (1993), "The Challenge of Education in Africa" (1988), "Ethics and professionalism in Nigerian Banking Industry," "Ethics and professionalism in Medical practice," "Population, Environment and Climatic change: Their impact on Development in Africa" (1990), "Local Government in Nigeria," "Corruption, Democracy and Human rights," "The Media in Democracy." Also reports from the Africa Women's Forums, the National Women Peace Group, and an online newsletter, Akuko. Based in Ota, Nigeria.

Sells Nigerian films on video, news of the Nigerian movie industry, artist (actor) of the month feature. Film categories include Christian, Yoruba, Ibo, Horror, Cultural, Comedy, Music Videos, Romance. is a a subsidiary of Dynamics. Based in Brooklyn, New York. Site owner is Bethels Agomuoh.

Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre, ARSRC
Funded by the Ford Foundation. Has full text Seminar Papers, full text newsletter, Sexuality in Africa magazine with topics on sexuality and health, religion, violence against women and girls, adolescent education, HIV / AIDS, re-thinking masculinities. Countries of focus are Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. Lists conferences, events. Is compiling a database of Social Scientists, Anthropologists, Researchers. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)
" international civil-society organisation working throughout Africa to bring appropriate African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on our continent." Provides full text reports, journals: Conflict Trends magazine, African Journal in Conflict Resolution, Occasional Papers. Has an internship program. Based in Mount Edgecombe, near Durban, South Africa.

Articles from the AJCR include:
Ethnic Minority Problems in the Niger Delta

African Human Security Initiative
One-year project for seven established African Non-Governmental Organisations "to embark upon a process of benchmarking the performance of key African governments in respect of human security issues, measured against the commitments taken at the level at OAU/AU heads of state meetings." The eight countries being evaluated are Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. Full text Project and Background Papers. Full text Monographs and Research Reports.

African Information Society Initiative (AISI)
A program of the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa to build Africa's information and communications infrastructure, adopted in May 1996. Includes a survey of information policy in Africa (going back to the 1960s) and a 1996 case study - Alabi, G. Al, "Empowering Socio-Economic Development in Africa, Utilizing Information Technology, A Critical Examination of the Social, Economic, Technical and Policy issues in Nigeria". 76 pages.

African Institute for Applied Economics
Full text publications online such as Economic Competitiveness across Nigerian States: The Challenge of Infrastructure and Utilities.and Budget and Public Expenditure across Nigerian States and Millennium Development Goals and South-Eastern Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities. Based in Enugu, Nigeria.

African Journal of Biomedical Research (Ibadan)
Full text abstract and articles on-line. Published three times a year for the Ibadan Biomedical Communications Group. Hosted by Bioline International. Based at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

African Journal of International Affairs and Development (Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
Published by College Press Ltd. Has the table of contents and abstracts of articles. One can order photocopies of articles; $20 for up to two articles. Pay by cheque or money order in £sterling or US$. Libraries pay $40 per year for subscriptions.

African Media Development Initiative, AMDI
AMDI's 2006 survey of the state of the media in sub-Saharan Africa covers 17 countries, describes changes & developments in the African media since 2000, identifies future actions with the greatest impact on developing African media. "AMDI was launched by the BBC World Service Trust in January 2006, in collaboration with DfID and the United Economic Commission for Africa,..." Based in London. or

Examples of reports. Nigeria report (88 pages in pdf), Senegal report ( 89 pages in pdf).

African Music Archive
The archive at the Institute of Ethnology and African Studies, Johannes-Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany, has a collection of modern African popular music recordings and videos. Has a history of its 716 recordings from Sierra Leone, Ghana, Zaire, Nigeria and other countries. Has links to other African music, musician, and ethnomusicology sites and information on courses offered.

African Nebula
Pubished by Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria, College of Humanities and Culture. Full text is online. Vol. 1, No.1, appeared February 2010. Articles on history, literature, film, etc. Many on Nigeria.

A directory service, has a customized African postcard service (costs $20:00 for one year). Some pages do not work unless Active X is on. Based in Norway, established in 1998 by Anthony Adebayo Martins, Dele Olawole nd Orevaoghene C. Obaro.

Offers website design, web hosting, web mail, database development and management, franchise operations. Has a directory to news, business, education, other topics. Aimed at "the African market place and the Nigerian environment in particular." Has an internet cafe in Jos. Based in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria.

Business, social, cultural events for the Nigerian community in the U.K. Profiles of prominent Nigerians in the U.K., significant accomplishments by Nigerians worldwide.

Agricola (National Agricultural library)
Search their database for citations to books, serials, journal articles, book chapters, reports.  "The database covers materials dating from the 16th
century to the present." The records cover ...agriculture and allied disciplines, including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agricultural products, alternative farming practices, and food and nutrition. Auxiliary subjects that support NAL's Information Center activities, such as agricultural trade and marketing, rural information, and animal welfare, are also included." For example one can locate citations to articles on cocoa in Nigeria.

Ahmadu Bello University, Arewa House. Centre for Historical Documentation and Research.
"is concerned with procuring, preserving, analyzing and discussing issues of national and International interest and in particular with issues of specific interest to the development of northern Nigeria." holds "books and manuscripts including higher degree dissertations from various Universities in Nigeria and abroad." Has a "rare collection of Arabic manuscripts, Premier’s office records, government publications, Newspapers and other serial publications, Based in Zaria, Nigeria.

Its Arabic Manuscript collection has c 1,400 MSS from four private collections - Modibbo Ahmadu Fofure Collection, the Sheikh Ahmad Arabi Jos Collection, the Mallam Musa Ganan Daji Jos Collection, and the Mallam Ahmad Gwaraje, Kiyawa Collection. Mss. date from the 14th to 20th century. Topics include politics, history, grammar poetry, astronomy, traditional medicine, Mahdism, etc. They are in Arabic, Ajami and Naskh script. 

Aids in Nigeria
An e-bulletin from Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria. Approx. one issue a month is sent out by e-mail.
Contact: Journalists Against AIDS(JAAIDS) Nigeria,
Box 56282,Falomo,Lagos, Nigeria

AISI Connect Online Database. Information and Communication Infrastructure in Africa
Internet service providers in Nigeria, the state of telecommuncations, locate internet / web services by type and country, list of countries with independent regulators, list of countries by number of fixed lines, list of countries by access costs, list of countries by population. Site supported by the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in support of the African Information Society Initiative (AISI).

[Ake, Claude] - Interview with Claude Ake by Walusako Mwalilino
Interview with the late political science professor, August 14, 1990 in the e-journal, West Africa Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, August 2000.

About Akwa Ibom and Cross River States in Nigeria. News, profiles of prominent individuals (and rising stars), photographs, and more.

Akwa Ibom State
Official site. Extensive information. The State was "Created on September 23, 1987 by the government of President Ibrahim Babangida from the former Cross River State." Capital City: Uyo. Information on the economy, tourism, the Akwa Ibom Investment and Industrial Promotion Council. Site maintained by the Akwa Ibom Investment and Industrial Promotion Council, Uyo, Nigeria.

Akwa Ibom State
Unofficial site. Has a directory of U.S. state chapters, information on associations in the U.S., associations to promote development in the State, links to personal web sites. Based in Lithia Springs, Georgia, USA.

All Progressives Congress, APC
Major political party in Nigeria, "formed on 6 February 2013 in anticipation of the 2015 elections. APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election..."

Allaince for Democracy
Political party. Site for the Alliance For Democracy (UK), London.

Amaize, Odekhiren
"Odekhiren Amaize, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was born in Nigeria.... He was a Fellow at Opera Music Theater International, performing and studying under Jerome Hines, and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Moscow. ... the bass-baritone has performed internationally in recitals of art songs." He is seeking "African Art Songs composed in African or "foreign" languages from various parts of the continent (including works by male and female composers) in the Western Classical Tradition of 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries." Audio file samples of African-American, Russian art songs, Shakespeare sonnets. Use the Search to locate recordings by Amaize on the MSR Classics site.

Amana Online
News from Nigerian newspapers, political commentary, articles on health, religion. Has the e-mail addresses of Nigerian Senators. Site based in Vienna, Virginia.

American Theological Library Association, ATLA
Sells microfilm of missionary journals and monographs. Example - The Missionary Lutheran on missionary work in Nigeria. Search their on-line catalog. "Established in 1946, the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association of more than 1,000 individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products, and services in support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians."

Amnesty International  - Nigeria
Reports on political events and human rights issues in Nigeria.

Apter, Andrew, "IBB = 419: Nigerian Democracy and the Politics of Illusion"
22 p. in PDF. Full text of Apter's book chapter on Nigerian money fraud schemes and the Ibrahim B. Babangida presidential era. From the book, Civil Society and the Political Imagination in Africa. Edited by John L. and Jean Comaroff. (University of Chicago Press, 1999).

Arewa Consultative Forum
"The aims and objective of the Forum shall be:
(1) To foster and strengthen the foundation of Northern unity in the context of one Nigeria.
(2) To set up machinery for regular dialogue to ensure that issues likely to cause breach of the peace are settled amicably and promptly.
(3) To co-ordinate efforts to build bridges, confidence, and strengthen relationships among all the people of the North and of Nigeria as a whole." " Membership of the Forum is opened to all Northerners not below the age of thirty (30) years who subscribe to its aims and objectives." Based in Kaduna, Nigeria.

" the Arewa perspective" facts about Nigeria, investment information including a directory of parastatals, and Nigerian community organizations worldwide. "Arewa Network Group Inc., the founders and operators of Nigerian Political News...brings you this on-line make sure that the voices of Arewa are made available on the Internet. We are a group of Professional Northern Nigerians from various backgrounds residing in Toronto Canada."

Arinze, Cardinal Francis
Cardinal Arinze was on a short list of candidates to succeed Pope John Paul II. April 21, 2005 he was confirmed as Cardinal, Prefect of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He was also President of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

Arochukwu Network
", history, arts, culture and tradition of the people of the ancient Arochukwu Kingdom of south-east Nigeria."

Art and Life in Africa - University of Iowa [Nigeria]
This site introduces a related CD-ROM project and serves as an online searchable catalog of the Univ. of Iowa's Stanley Collection of African Art. The Key Moments in Life section describes events such as infancy, childhood, initiation, marriage, religion, leadership, elderhood, death and illustrates them with art in a mini-slide show illustrating front and side views of each piece.

The Countries Database provides basic facts. A Types of Art database describes the art of each ethnic group and basic facts about the group.

The Peoples Database includes the Ashanti, Bamana, Baule, Bwa, Dogon, Fang, Hemba, Ibibio, Kongo, Kota, Kuba, Lobi, Luba, Lwalwa, Makonde, Mbole, Mossi, Pende, Suku, Tabwa, Woyo, Yaka, Yoruba.

Yourba Twins: Ere Ibeji from the Collection of J. Richard Simon.
See also Seminar Papers on Yoruba Twins, Spring 2010.

Search the university's Stanley Collection of African Art which contains over 500 objects. The Project is directed by Professor of Art, Christopher Roy.

Asaba (Dallas, Fort Worth)
About Asaba, the capital of the Delta State of Nigeria. Business directory, community announcements, meesage board, personals, directory of Asaba unions, photographs, Asaba Progressive Front, etc. Based in Dallas, Texas.

Association of Concerned Africa Scholars
ACAS is an organization of scholars concerned with the policies of the U.S. govt. towards Africa, developing action networks with African scholars, and mobilizing support in the U.S. on issues related to Africa. Their web site includes addresses for key Senate and House members and information on Ken Saro-Wiwa.

Association of Nigerian Musicologists
"...established in Musicological Association of Nigeria (MSN)...caters for the interests of all academic and professional musicians in Nigeria." "The 10th annual conference of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists (ANIM) holds between August 22nd and 27th, 2011 at the Department of Music, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria." Contact: omokehindefaniyi at yahoo dot com

Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA)
"Membership in ANPA is open to all licensed Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Dentists, and Podiatrists of Nigerian descent practicing in the Americas, including Canada." Has a membership directory, statistics on the no. of physicians, directory of dentists, a medical mission project, and reports, telemedicine project, etc.

Association of Nigerian Scholars for Dialogue
"...founded by expatriate Nigerian scholars who are currently resident in North America. Its important objective is to provide some platform for these Nigerian intellectuals, many of whom have been compelled to leave their home universities, to make some meaningful contribution towards resolving Nigeria's difficult problems of governance." Has press releases, Report of the Wilberforce Conference on Nigerian Federalism (1997), the full text of important documents whicih are also found under debates.

[Atta] Sefi Atta
Official web site of Nigerian writer Sefi Atta. Biography, links to her online short stories and the first chapter of her debut novel "Everything Good Will Come."

AVERT - HIV and AIDS in Africa
Extensive site. Includes statistics, personal stories, sections on Botswana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia; each section covers "the impact of AIDS; a history of the government's response; information about funding; and accounts of prevention, treatment and care programmes." Sections on issues regarding HIV / AIDS worldwide. From AVERT, an international HIV and AIDS charity based in Horsham, UK. It operates especially in Southern Africa.

Azikiwe, Dr. Nnamdi
Site has closed. An account, in four parts of the life of Nigeria's first President, by Dr. Donal Brody, antiquarian bookseller. Had historical photographs of Azikiwe.

Azikiwe, Nnamdi - USAfricaOnline - Nigerian of the Centurey
From the Houston, Texas newspaper published by Chido Nwangwu.

Babawilly's Dictionary of Pidgin English Words and Phrases
Dictionary of Nigerian pidgin english. "In this compilation I have limited myself to what I would call 'Lagos Pidgin' as this is what I am familiar with. The three major Nigerian languages namely Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa feature prominently in Pidgin English in general, however with Lagos being historically a Yoruba city 'Lagos Pidgin' consists of a disproportionately high number of Yoruba words." Babawilly is a writer and "siddon comedian."

Baobab Project - Harvard University
An investigation into why certain cultures, places, and periods encouraged creativity and innovation in the arts, directed by Suzanne Preston Blier, Dept. of Fine Arts, Harvard. The Project Manager is Michael Roy. Has large graphics; it's best to access this when you have a fast connection. The web site is a glimpse of the project which includes narratives (case studies), an image and ethnographic database, and a geographic information system. The case studies are: Asante political expansion, Batimalliba two-story architecture, Islam and indigenous African cultures, Shawabtis and Nubia, Yoruba masking traditions, and Ife, an ancient Yoruba city state.

Barnes, Andrew - Aryanizing Projects, African Collaborators and Colonial Transcripts
Full text article. 15 p. in PDF. On British colonial policy re northern Nigeria, Islam, the Fulani, Christian missionaries. Footnotes. In Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Vol. XVII, No. 2, 1997. Published by Duke University Press.

Bastian, Misty L.
Dr. Bastian is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. The web site for her course Peoples and Cultures of Africa has information on the Mande, Yoruba, and on Cameroon.

Bayelsa Council for Arts and Culture
"...dedicated to the preservation, promotion and fostering the appreciation, revival and development of Ijaw Arts and Culture." Facts about Bayelsa State, proverbs, description of dances / plays with photographs, performances given.

Bayelsa State
Official site. The Governor is Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha.

Bayero University, Kano (BUK)
History of the university, faculty and departments, courses.  The Library has an institutional repository.

BBC Lost Kingdoms of Africa
"British art historian Dr Gus Casely-Hayford explores the pre-colonial history of some of Africa's most important kingdoms."
Series 1.
1. Nubia
2. Ethiopia
3. Great Zimbabwe
4. West Africa. Benin Plaques.  Benin art at the British Museum.

BBC - "Polluting Nigeria"
Photographs of pollution in Nigeria from oil company operations.

Blyden (Edward Wilmot) and Africanism in America
Essay by Dr. Eluemuno-Chukuemeka R. Blyden, the great-grandson of Blyden. It is an "introduction to Blyden's Africanist ideas and his vision of the role of African Americans in the future of Africa."  "...given at the 1992 Pan African Congress of North America held in Savannah, Georgia, USA."  Includes a biographical outline and bibliography.

BOB TV, Best of the Best African Film and TV Programmes Market
Holds an annual event in Abuja (in collaboration with the Nigerian Government) to promote Nigerian TV, films, and allied industries. Database of Nigerian businesses whicih sell Nigerian films. Industry news.

Bookcraft Africa
"Established in Nigeria nearly 15 years ago..." Publishes on art, culture, history, literature, business, and health – essentially for the non-school buyer. Booklist online. Publishing "team with a combined experience of almost 50 years in the book business in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States." Based in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Bring Back our Girls
On April 15th, 2014, 230 School girls were kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School by Boko Haram Terrorists in Nigeria
Twitter #BringBackOurGirls
Facebook Page.
Walkfree - Nigerian School Girls

British Pathe Film Archive
A rich video news archive covering historical events, sport, social history and entertainment from 1896 to 1970. Obtain free low resolution video clips after the free registration. High resolution copies for PowerPoint Presentations and Web Publishing require a license fee.* The purpose of the site is mainly educational use. Commercial users who wish to order a videotape or DVD must order through a British Pathe librarian. The original film is 35mm. The free downloaded files may be e-mailed to others. By spring 2003, JPEG images will be available. For best search results, one needs to use a one word search such as Nigeria and then look through the entire results. Includes the 1956 trip to Nigeria of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh, the first local government election in Lagos 1950, Commonwealth conferences, the Emir of Katsina, visit to the U.K. of Nigerian emirs, the 1952 opening of Ibadan University, Nigerian Independence 1960, Colonial Secretary Oliver Lyttleton's tour of Nigeria 1952.

* Higher quality hard copy on VHS (PAL format only) can be ordered. "There are three options for purchasing clips; single stories can be bought for £18 each, up to 7 stories costs £75, and 8 or more stories costs £10 each, all inclusive of VAT. Postage and Packing is an additional £2.25 for customers inside the United Kingdom, £10.00 for customers outside the United Kingdom."

Bugaje, Usman Muhammad
Contains full text conference papers and other studies by Bugaje. Topics include Muslims and Islam in Nigeria, women and Islam, Islamic education in Katsina State, Usman Dan Fodio, the Sokoto Caliphate, governance, education, and the Hajj, the U.S. and the Middle East.

CAMP. Catalog of Nigerian Pamphlets on Microfilm. Compiled by the African Collection, Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut for the Cooperative Africana Materials Project and the Center for Research Libraries.

Full text, 60 pages, in Adobe pdf. Citations to 1,000 pamphlets on microfilm. Included are market literature titles from the Simon Ottenberg collection. Types of pamphlets - Nigeria, Biafra, Southern Nigeria government publications, market literature, political party pamphlets, church and religious pamphlets, magazines and other serials. Authors include Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Samuel A.Crowther, the Action Party, N.C.N.C. Dates range from the late 19th century to pre-World War II and the mid 1960s. Languages - English, Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa. There is an index by author and subject. The microfilmed pamphlets are available from CAMP, Cooperative African Materials Project, based at the Center for Research Libraries, Chicago. The inventory is part of CAMP's Guides to Collections.

Camp, Sokari Douglas
Beautifully done exhibit by the Museum of Mankind (British Museum, London) of the sculpture of Kalabari-born artist Sokari Douglas Camp. Her work draws on the masquerades of the Kalabari and Yoruba. Includes a Quicktime movie clip for which you'll need a Quicktime viewer.

Camp, Sokari Douglas - Galerie Peter Herrmann
Contemporary and traditional African art from West and Central Africa. From a Stuttgart gallery. Includes Sokari Douglas Camp (Nigeria), Cheri Samba (Congo-Kinshasa) with photos of the artists, and others. See the artists list.

Camp, Sokari Douglas - A Tribute to Her Father
"Employing modern sculptural techniques, she creates large, semi-abstract figurative works that are inspired by the sounds, movements and colors of Kalabari masquerades, funerals, plays, regattas and festivals." Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.

Canadian Organization for Human Rights and Democracy in Nigeria
Non-profit based in London, Canada. Published a newsletter in 1996-1997; has 1997-1998 Nigerian news.

Carey, Brycchan - "Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African"
"Equiano (c.1745-1797) was born in what is now Nigeria. Kidnapped and sold into slavery in childhood..." "Coming to London he became involved in the movement to abolish the slave trade, an involvement which led to him writing and publishing The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa the African (1789) a strongly abolitionist autobiography." Has a map of Equiano's travels, an annotated bibliography, extracts from The Interesting Narrative..., related web sites, etc.

Carter Center
Use the Activities by Country link to locate the Center's election and health work in Nigeria. This retrieves, for ex. the full text report, "Observing the 1998-1999 Nigeria Elections" 77 p. (in Adobe pdf). "The Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga., is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in 1982."

Catholic Relief Services. Bottom of the Barrel: Africa's Oil Boom and the Poor - by Ian Gary and Terry Lynn Karl
In English, French, Portuguese. Full text, in Adobe pdf. 110 p. Covers Nigeria, Gabon, Angola, Congo-Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Chad, Cameroon. Based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Center for Research Libraries - Official Gazettes & Civil Society Documentation 
Digitized issues of government official gazettes from Algeria, Congo (Brazzaville), Iran, Iraq, Libya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Somalia (includes British Somaliland) , Sudan, and Zimbabwe (includes Southern Rhodesia).

Central Bank of Nigeria
Has full text of publications such as the Annual Reports.

Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos, CCA
"an independent non-profit making visual art organisation set up in December 2007" Has a Library, Newsletter, blog, exhibition information, etc. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Centre for Democracy and Development (Abuja)
A non-governmental, independent research and training institution concerned with democratic development and peace building. Has full text publications on Nigeria.  Also covers Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zimbabwe, etc.  Launched Oct. 1997.

CERCOPAN, Centre for Education, Research and Conservation of Primates and Nature
"Founded in 1994 by Zena Tooze, CERCOPAN is a non-profit, non-government organization based in Cross River State, Nigeria. CERCOPAN has established an international research and education centre for the study of non-human primates, biodiversity research, forest management and conservation in Cross River State’s tropical rainforest north of Calabar."

Church of Nigeria. Anglican Communion
History from the Church Missionary Society since 1842. The Church of Nigeria established the Convocation of Anglicans in North America, CANA, formed in opposition to actions by the Episcopal Church in the U.S.

Cities/Buildings Archive
A online digital image archive of cities and buildings around the world. Includes Nigeria (Nembe State: Balyesha State, Catholic Diocese building in Ugep, Door in Itapa-Ekiti, houses in Zaria City, National Museum of Calabar, Umor Otutu Palace, shrines). All files on this site are copyright controlled. Maintained by Meredith Clausen, Professor of Architectual History, Univ. of Washington, Seattle. Prof.  Simon Ottenberg is Africa section consultant and his collection of images will be added.

Citizens Forum for Constitutional Reform, CFCR (Ikeja, Lagos)
"...a coalition of civil society organisations committed to a process-led and participatory approach to constitutional reform in Nigeria. The forum was formally inaugurated in October 1999..." Has the full text of their memoranda, suggested changes to the Constitution, articles on constitutional reform.

Civil Liberties Organisation
"...a non-governmental, non-partisan and voluntary Nigerian human rights league." Based in Lagos. Contact information only on the Kabissa web site.

Civil Resource Development & Documentation Center, CIRDDOC
Independent non-profit working for human rights, women's rights, and strengthening civil society. Based in Enugu, Nigeria.

Ross Clayton Ltd. (Lagos)
Internet service provider in Lagos; provides e-mail in nine other Nigerian cities and web site hosting.

CNN Journalist of the Year 1998 - Declan Okpalaeke
A Nigerian journalist for The Guardian newspaper wins the 1998 award over 180 entrants.

Committee to Protect Journalists
Based in New York city, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization which does not accept govt. funding. Has an Africa section and individual country reports on attacks against journalists.

Conference on Shariah in Nigeria. "Restoration of Shariah in Nigeria - The Benefits and Challenges
A one day conference, 14 April 2001. Has audio files of speeches from the conference and links to other Shariah sites.

See full text conference papers:
The History of Shariah in Nigeria and Dynamics of its Restoration, by Dr Ibrahim Sulaiman
Benefits of Shariah and the Challenges of Reclaiming a Heritage, by Professor Auwalu H Yadudu
Women, Securalism and Democracy: Women's Role in Regeneration of Society, by Alhaja Lateefat Okunnu
Shariacracy and Federal Models in the Era of Globalisation: Nigeria in Comparative Perspective, by Prof Ali Mazrui
Shariah, Federalism and Nigerian Constitution, by Dr Muhammad Tabi'u

Constitution - Nigeria- Modern Constitutions Database
The South African research organization, Human Sciences Research Council, HSRC, has a Modern Constitutions Database to enable scholars to analyze and compare constitutions. Has the constitution for Nigeria.

Constitution 1999 -
Full text. From the International Centre for Nigerian Law in association with The Chambers of E.C.M. Obata, Lagos, Nigeria. (Includes oaths of office for high officials). http://www.nigeria

Constitution 1999
Part of the new constitution. From Chuck Odili's excellent Nigeria site.

Constitution 1999
Part of the new constitution. On the site of the Association of Nigerian Scholars for Dialogue.

Constitutional Rights Project (Lagos)
The CRP " to ensure that Nigeria's legislation conforms with international human rights standards. CRP monitors and reports the human rights situation in Nigeria; provides legal assistance to victims of human rights abuse and engages in human rights education and grassroots popularisation of rights." Publishes the Constitutional Rights Journal;

Council for Nigerian Higher Education
"The Council is a US non-profit organization providing area study opportunities on Africa through academic support to institutions, seminars for businesses and a national information clearinghouse on Africa." Has a directory of Nigerian Universities, Colleges of Education, and Polytechnics. Based in Rockville, Maryland.

Council of Nigerian People and Organizations (CONPO)
"A professional scholarly society committed to advancing the understanding of Nigerian society and its place in the advancement of educational, political and economic resources throughout the country and global economy." Publishes the Journal of Nigerian Affairs. Has held annual conferences since 1989. Based in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Council on Foreign Relations - "Nigeria's Transition: From End to Beginning"
By Salih Booker, Darren Kew, and Barnett R. Rubin. A report of the Council sponsored Conference, Nigeria's Transition: From End to Beginning, January 30, 1998 and Update on Nigeria, March 1999.

Covenant University
A private Pentecostal Christian university. Opened 2002. Publishes several journals with articles online. Library. Its Institutional Repository has abstracts for Ph.d. theses and some full text articles. The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings ranks it No. 1 in Nigeria and says "The Nigerian Universities Commission named it the best private university in Nigeria in its 2018 rankings."  Based at Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

Cybrarian of Note
Blog by Nigerian librarian, Samuel A. Eyitayo.

DELTA: News and background on Ogoni, Shell and Nigeria
Background information f rom an advocacy group re Shell oil company's operations in Nigeria. Has a print newsletter, Delta.  No. 2, Nov. 1996 of the electronic version is over 40 pages. The e version lacks the drawings/photos/poems in the print edition.  Based in Leicester, UK.
Issue No. 2 is on the McSpotlight page, an anti-McDonald's, anti big business site.

Democratic Alternative (German Section)
Opposition Nigerian political party. The Party offices are in Nigeria.

Democratic Socialist Movement
"An independent mass working people's political party with a socialist programme to provide an alternative to the existing capitalist parties." In the 2003 election, supports the National Conscience Party (NCP) "led by the lawyer and fighter for human rights, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, who is also the party's presidential candidate." Supports workers' rights. Based in Lagos, Nigeria. Web site based in London, U.K. 

Des frontières en Afrique du XIIe au XXe siècle
In French. Full text book. Paris: UNESCO, 2005. 313 pages, in PDF.
Papers from a 1999 Bamako conference. Includes authors - Alpha Oumar Konaré, président de la République du Mali, Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch, Boubacar Barry, Anthony I. Asiwaju, Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Pierre Kipré, Patrick Harries, Thierno Bah, Martin Z. Njeuma, Sékéné Mody Cissokom and others.

Topics include - quel avenir pour les frontières africaines ?, cas en Afrique australe et orientale, cas en Afrique centrale, l’exemple des chefferies Bamiléké et du royaume Bamum, la frontière entre le Cameroun et le Nigeria (1885-1992), cas en Afrique du Nord et du Nord-Ouest, les frontières du Songhaï à la fin du XVe et au XVIe siècle, le Soudan-Mali du XVIIe au XIXe siècle, le Burkina Faso et ses voisins aux XIXe et XXe siècles, etc.

[Duke ] Donald Duke for President
Site has closed.  The Internet Archive has archived some of the site of Governor Donald Duke of Cross River State who withdrew his candidacy for the 2007 Presidential elections.

Eades, J. S. (Jeremy Seymour) - "The Yoruba Today"
Imprint: Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980. 188 p.
Full text, except for the diagrams, maps and photographs in the original book. Has a Bibliography. Topics include: The pre-colonial period, Kinship and the Yoruba town, The structure of economic opportunity, Local and national politics, Belief systems and religious organisation, Inequality and ethnicity. On the site of the University of Kent. Centre for Social Anthropology and Computing.

On the global digital economy, telecommunications, e-comerce, from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), London. Has information on doing business in Nigeria.

L'Echo des Frontieres. Bulletin Régional de suivi des échanges transfrontaliers
Academic bulletin, in French, on trade, economic relations between Benin, Cameroun, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. Has the full text.  "Ce site fait partie du réseau Refer mis en place par l'AUPELF-UREF."

Econet Wireless
Third largest panafrican telecom operator. Started as a Zimbabwe cell phone company. Now based in South Africa. Its founder, Strive Masiyiwa, was featured in the Christian Science Monitor, March 1, 2000 as a young entrepreneur who had "mounted a constitutional legal battle in the courts of Zimbabwe which led to the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe declaring the telephone service monopoly unconstitutional."

See also: Econet Wireless Nigeria

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
Established by the Nigerian government to combat "...crimes like Advance Fee Fraud (419), Money Laundering, etc." Full text documents such as Implication of Economic and Financial Crimes on the Nation's Economy, news, a most wanted list, and an FAQ.

Edo Leadership Assembly - Facebook Page
Founded 2008. "an umbrella body of all Edo state natives in America, Canada and Europe". Based in the U.S.

Edo Nation Online
Official site of the Edo National Association in the Americas. "...a forum for all persons and groups of Edo ancestry to meet, interact, and discuss issues...The Edo National Association in the Americas comprises of all Edo Organizations and Clubs across the Americas." Join their discussion group at the web site. Maintained by Segun Toyin Dawodu.

Educate - The Journal of Doctoral Research in Education (London)
Full text articles online. "...published twice a year under the auspices of the Doctoral School at the Institute of Education, University of London."[]=20

Examples of articles:
A programme evaluation of pre-primary education reform, and policy, in Plateau State, Nigeria

Ekiti State
All about Ekiti State, Nigeria. Map, local govt.units with population, government officials, legislators, associations such as the Ekiti Progressive Union (in Texas), related sites. Based in Windsor, Canada.

Ekpolitan Project 
In English, Spanish, French, Portuguese.  "an archive of family history sources on established and modern migrant communities in 19th and 20th century Lagos, Nigeria. ....directed by Professor Abosede George, a Lagos native and scholar of modern African History at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City." The project will collect and digitize historical records.

Ekpuk, Victor
"Victor Ekpuk was born in Nigeria and received his Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) in Painting from Obafemi Awolowo University..." "Writing and graphic symbols are the main inspiration for my style." Paintings, prints. Available for sale.

Election Sites
Nigeria election web sites include 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011. Some sites have closed down.

Elendu Reports
News, political commentary on Nigeria by Jonathan Elendu and others. Based in Lansing, Michigan.

[Embassies] Nigerian Embassies and High Commissions
Directory of Nigeria's embassies and high commissions world wide.

Emeagwali, Philip - 1989 Gordon Bell Prize
Articles, interviews by and about Dr. Emeagwali, Nigerian computer scientist/engineer, who won the 1989 Gordon Bell Prize in computer science. "The Gordon Bell Prize competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the application of parallel processing to practical scientific and engineering problems" - Source: Carnegie Mellon Computer Science Dept. web page. Emeagwali "programmed a Cray Connection Machine to arrive at the world's fastest computer computation, a record 3.1 billion calculations per second."

Energy Information Services Nigeria
Produces business intelligence, sells reports on the oil and gas industry and investment opportunities. Publishes a weekly, Nigerian Energy Chronicles and African Petrobusiness. Produces a TV program, BusinessNow. Offices in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Nigeria.

ESAfrica - Evaluation & Staffing Africa Limited
Recruitment, staffing agency. "...provides a professional international recruitment and evaluation service to all industry sectors." Stories of young professionals who returned to positions in Nigeria. "Assignments have been carried out in East, Central and West Africa." Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Essential Action - Boycott Shell
About Shell and other oil companies operating in the Niger Delta. Campaigns for environmental justice/corporate accountability. See also their e-mail list: Shell-Nigeria-Action.

Essential Action & Global Exchange - "Oil For Nothing: Multinational Corporations, Environmental Destruction, Death and Impunity in the Niger Delta"
Full text report in html and Adobe .pdf format. 28 pages. Essential Action, based in Washington, D.C., was "created to alert activists to current international campaigns and activities."

Fafunwa Foundation Internet Journal of Education (Lagos, Nigeria)
"The main objectives of this journal is to make the works of Nigerian scholars in the field of Education more visible to the rest of the world." "The criteria for selection will be the quality of the articles and the depth of their contribution to educational research or educational policy and practice not only in Nigeria but in other parts of the world." Full text articles [see links at the top] include "Languages And The National Policy On Education."

farafina (Lagos)
Nigerian cultural and literary online magazine. Short stories, first hand accounts of current (Liberia) and literary events. Interviews with artists, writers. Online polls. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Fate Foundation
A private initiative created by Nigerians to train and mentor young business people and provide assistance with financing. Sponsors workshops

Fayemi, A. Olusegun
Contemporary black and white photographs (women, children, elders) from Nigeria, Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Zimbabwe, Nigeri and other countries. Dr. Fayemi is Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY. Site for Albofa Press, publisher of Dr. Fayemi's books, in White Plains, New York.

Federal College of Education (Technical) Gusau
Courses in business, education. Based in Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria.

Federal University of Technology
One of the four Federal Universities of Technology. Based in Akure, Ondo-State, Nigeria.

Federation of American Scientists. Biafra War
History of the war. From the FAS Military Analysis Network, Washington, D.C. "FAS is the oldest organization dedicated to ending the worldwide arms race, achieving complete nuclear disarmament, and avoiding the use of nuclear weapons, and much of its work has been in nuclear arms control and disarmament."

Fela ! [Broadway Show]
Bill T. Jones (Director & Choreographe). The show won Tony Awards for Best Choreography, Best Costume Design for a Musical and Best Sound Design of a Musical. "...story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation." Site has a biography of Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Fela Project
"The Fela Project, founded in 1999 by Trevor Schoonmaker, is a multimedia project exploring Felas life and legacy." "Other activities of the Fela Project include a web site, concerts, documentary film, performances, and a book of essays about Fela, Fela: From West Africa to West Broadway (Palgrave Macmillan, June 2003.)

See also:
New Museum - Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, July 11 - September 28, 2003
"...painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media and sound installation, video, film, computer animation, and music, 34 artists present and give tribute to the many sides of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti." Include a profile of Fela. The Museum is in New York city. See also New York Times, "Celebrating the Life and Impact of the Nigerian Music Legend Fela," July 17, 2003, B1.

The Fool's Cap, (Foolscap), the African Court of Humour Rights
E-magazine "dedicated to monitoring humorous activities throughout Africa, with particular attention to Nigeria." Published by Foolscap Media. "Our weapons are loads of cartoons, humour, satire, parody, witty short paragraphs and common sense." The editor is Bisi Ogunbadejo, "one-time editorial cartoonist/group art editor of the respected Guardian Newspapers (Nigeria), and editor of its Lagos Life weekly." Features the work of other African cartoonists (Ghana, Tanzania, Nigeria). One can subscribe to the "Sychophant Noiseletter." Based in London.

Foreign relations of the United States, 1964-1968. Volume 24, Africa. Editors, Nina Davis Howland, David S. Patterson.Washington, D.C. : Office of the Historian, U.S. Dept. of State, 1999.

Full text primary documents (letters, telegrams, memoranda, etc.) regarding U.S. relations with Africa during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. Includes the entire continent plus Nigeria and other countries. (Dept. of State Publication 10627).

Fortune and Class Weekly (Lagos, Nigeria)
Blog to publicize the print business weekly magazine. Published by Fortune and Class Limited, Lagos, Nigeria.

[Foyeh] Toby Foyeh & Orchestra Africa
"A unique Nigerian Music dubbed afrijam fusing traditional Nigerian Yoruba music, Highlife,Afrobeat, with Jazz, Pop, etc." Tour schedule (includes universities), audio clips.

Free Al-Zakzaky!
The Free Al-Zakzaky! campaign works for the release of political prisoners in Northern Nigeria.

Friends of the Earth - "Behind the Shine"
"The oil giant Shell, already under scrutiny for overstating its oil reserves, stands accused of polluting communities, damaging wildlife habitats and failing to live up to its promise of environmental and social responsibility..." Full text report.

Gaskiya ta fi Kwabo. 1939-1958
In Hausa. The British Library Endangered Archives program digitized this first newspaper published entirely in Hausa. 411 issues with information about African attitudes towards World War II, Nigerian experiences in the war, influences on the Nigerian nationalist movement, etc. Microfilm of later years (1959-1972, 1974-1978, 1980-1982 some issues missing) is at the Center for Research Libraries. CRL also has issues on film pre 1958.
Background on the digitization project.
The issues:

GATT Digital Library 1947-1994 [Nigeria]
Full text documents from the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), precursor to the World Trade Organization. "The Stanford University Libraries have embarked on a multi-year project to capture digitally a significant collection of archival material , internal documents and selected publications produced by the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and its successor organization, the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland."

Examples of documents:
1991 Statement by H.E. Mr. E.A. Azikiwe, Ambassador, Permanent Representative Date 1991-12-20 "...Nigeria has taken supplementary measures to strengthen its domestic legislation in order to prevent and forestall illegal dumping of dangerous goods, and hazardous and toxic wastes on its
territory...." 2 p. (in PDF)
1986 Nigeria : Statement by Mr. M.O.K. Williams. Permanent Secretary, Fedrral Ministry of Trade. He comments on the heavy agricultural subsidization in developed economies which hurt developing countries. 4 p. (in PDF)
1984 Report on the 1984 Consultation with Nigeria. 13 p. (in PDF)
1965 Development Plan Study Nigeria. 189 p. (in PDF)
1991 Trade policy review mechanism. Nigeria. : Report by the Secretariat. 133 p. (in PDF)

GEANCO Foundation
Foundation to raise $2.8 million to build a hospital, Augustine Memorial Hospital, in Anambra State. Created in 2005 by Dr. Godwin Onyema, MD. Based in Chicago, Illinois.

Geomatics Nigeria Limited
A Nigerian environmental management and remote sensing - GIS company with offices in Lagos and Ibadan.  It produces 1:250,000 land use and vegetation maps, state environmental action plans, and forest management plans. Describes its projects in hydrogeology, tropical forestry, geotechnical engineering and environmental management.

Giblin, James, "Introduction: Diffusion and other Problems in the History of African States"
Essay covering Asante, the Benin Kingdom, the Luba and Kuba, the Yoruba and the States of Ife and Oyo, by Professor Giblin, Department of History, University of Iowa in "Art and Life in Africa Online" by L. Lee McIntyre and Christopher D. Roy.

Gift of Grace. Grace Kerry - Cookbook Author and Educational Consultant
Dr. Kerry is an education consultant from Nigeria, now living in the U.K. Sells a cookbook, Magic with Black-Eyed Beans and Other Recipes - A Nigerian Cookbook. Many dishes are vegetarian.

Glendora Review: African Quarterly on the Arts (Lagos, Nigeria)
Full text articles for older issues. Published by Glendora International (Nigeria) Ltd. See also Glendora Books Supplement.

Global Dialogue (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Published by the Institute for Global Dialogue, Johannesburg. Full text articles online. Examples: "Nigeria after Abacha: what hope for democracy?" (1998), "Nigeria: Whither the Transition?" (1998), "Nigeria: challenges on the road to democracy and economic recovery" (1999), "South Africa and Nigeria: a strategic partnership" (1999), "South Africa and Nigeria: Hegemose or Strategic Partners?" (2000), "It's business as usual in Nigeria" (2001). The Institute is "an independent South African based non- profit organisation with the purpose of promoting international co-operation between South Africa and the countries of the developing South and the developed North."

Global Exchange
Sponsors a spring 2000 speaking tour for Jake Gaskia on the Niger Delta and oil companies. Global Exchange is a human rights organization based in San Francisco.

Global Information Technology Report 2001-2002: Readiness for the Networked World
Managing Editor, Geoffrey Kirkman with Jeffrey Sachs, Klaus Schwab, President of the World Economic Forum and Peter Cornelius. (New York : Oxford : Oxford University Press: 2002).  About the 352 p. book. Has the table of contents, some full text chapter summaries, sample data, 75 country profiles (Mauritius, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe), ordering information. The printed book has a Networked Readiness Index, which ranks 75 countries according to their capacity to take advantage of ICT networks and 75 Networked Readiness country profiles.

Global Issues That Affect Everyone
"...looks into global issues...and aims to show how most issues are inter-related." Links to related articles, reports. The Conflict in Africa section compares the response to conflicts in Africa to the response on Kosovo, examines corporate interests in Nigeria and oil, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia and Eritrea, AIDS in Africa. Other topics: Aid is a lever to impose Structural Adjustment policies on the Third World, Myths about Aid, use of children in the military, globalization, corporations, environmental issues, population, and other issues. Maintained by Anup Shah who is based in England.

Google Book Search
Thousands of full text public domain books online. Publications are out of copyright or have the permission of the publisher. Includes illustrations which can be saved in digital form and printed.

Travels in West Africa. By Mary Henrietta Kingsley, William Forsell Kirby. Published 1897, Macmillan. 743 pages
West African Studies. By Mary Henrietta Kingsley. Published 1900, Macmillan. 507 pages
Stabilizing Nigeria: Sanctions, Incentives, and Support for Civil Society. By Peter Michael Lewis, Barnett R. Rubin, Pearl T. Robinson. Published 1998, Council on Foreign Relations. 152 pages. Pages displayed by permission.
The effects of trade and exchange rate policies on agriculture in Nigeria By T. Ademola Oyejide. Pub. Washington, D.C. : International Food Policy Research Institute, 1986. 64 pages. Pages displayed by permission.
With the West African Frontier Force, in Southern Nigeria. By Esmé Gordon Lennox. Published 1905. 74 pages

Google Image Search
Page or scroll half way down the page to Image Search. A search on Olusegun Obasanjo retrieved over 100 images including cartoons and for ibeji (twin figures) c. 60 images. Pages take a while to load. Results are pretty good though it's a puzzle as to why some images are retrieved.

Gore, Charles - Bibliography on Benin
Dr. Gore, researcher on the Edo Kingdom/Edo people of Benin City,  has a 40 page bibliography on Benin which includes journal articles.

Hausa Bakwai
"News worthy events from Northern Nigeria collected from various Nigerian sources sent by e-mail. English and Hausa. Weekly. Subscription is free. To subscribe write to Ibrahim Kabiru. E-mail:

Hausa Home Page
Site from the Univ. of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Dept. of Linguistics with information on the Hausa language, its history, information on orthography, a short bibliography, a couple of sound files for those with sound cards. One can join a Hausa mailing list.

E-mail discussion list about the Hausa language. Hosted by Minnesota State University-Akita. To subscribe send e-mail to:
In the body of the message type only: subscribe hausa-l your_first_name your_last_name

Hausa Popular Literature Project, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
Information includes author, title, publisher, year of publication, no. of pages, image of the book cover. "This database documents the private collection of Hausa popular literature and video film in the possession of Professor Graham Furniss of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London." Includes a 15 page essay by Prof. Furniss, Documenting Hausa Popular Literature [covers film also].

Helmbridge Study Centre (Lagos, Nigeria)
A boys' centre "...established in 1972 as a project of the Educational Cooperation Society, a registered non-profit making trust in Nigeria. Its aims are to complement the academic, moral and character training, which the students receive at home and at school." Affiliated with Opus Dei of the Catholic Church. Has a Math Camp, Computer Academy, etc. Site based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Moderated discussion list on Hausa, neighboring and related languages, literature and culture. Sponsored by H-Net, Michigan State University. "It began as a list concerned exclusively with language, but it has also hosted discussions ranging from traditional, Arabic-based orthography to computerization of Hausa, from grammar to culture and other subjects." Moderator is John E. Philips.

To join H-HAUSA, send a message to:
(with no signatures or styled text, word wrap off for long lines) and only this text: sub H-HAUSA firstname lastname, institution

Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century - from Matthew White

Has a map of Africa in the early 1900s showing colonial possessions, a map of the Maji Maji rebellion 1905-1906, boundaries of the former Biafra (Nigeria), Southern Africa 1968-1975, the Chad civil war mid to late 1980s, Sudan civil war 1983. M. White is a librarian, see his FAQ. The Systems of Government maps are not quite accurate.

Historical Flags of Nigeria
Maintained by Jaume Olle, from Spain, who writes "On most of the States and territories whose flag appears in these pages, and that no longer exist, I possess information in Spanish. Regrettably I can not translate it, but I will transmit it to who request it in spanish."

Human Rights Watch - Nigeria
Reports on Nigeria from the well-known organization, Human Rights Watch, based in New York city.

Human Rights Watch - Criminal Politics: Violence, ‘Godfathers’ and Corruption in Nigeria
2007 October report. "...the conduct of many public officials and government institutions is so pervasively marked by violence and corruption as to more resemble criminal activity than democratic governance."

Human Rights Watch - The Bakassi Boys: The Legitimization of Murder and Torture
May 2002 report. "...the Nigerian police arrested more than 30 people and "closed down what they described as torture centres belonging to the group known as the Bakassi Boys.... The police action follows growing concern that such vigilante organisations may be used as hired thugs by local politicians in the forthcoming election period." This report charges "the vigilante group with responsibility for scores of extrajudicial executions and hundreds of cases of torture and arbitrary detentions. These abuses have been tolerated, and sometimes actively encouraged, by state government authorities." Human Rights Watch is in New York city.

Human Rights Watch - Crack down in the Niger Delta
Has the full text of the May 1999 report with a chapter on the 1999 elections. "Written by Bronwen Manby...based on research in the Niger Delta carried out in February 1999...edited by Peter Takirambudde" and others.

Human Rights Watch - The “Miss World Riots”: Continued Impunity for Killings in Kaduna
Full text report. "In November 2002, protests relating to the Miss World beauty contest due to be held in Nigeria spiraled out of control and around 250 people were killed as Muslim and Christian groups fought each other for three days in the northern city of Kaduna. The security forces not only failed to prevent the killings—despite the presence of special military units stationed in Kaduna since 2000 with the specific aim of averting such clashes—but contributed significantly to the violence by killing and injuring dozens of people themselves during the days of rioting."

Human Rights Watch - The O'Odua People's Congress: Fighting Violence with Violence
Full text report. Feb. 2003, 58 p. "Nigeria has witnessed an increase in the activities of ethnic and regional militia, vigilantes, and other armed groups.....One of the better-known of these groups is the O'odua People's Congress (OPC), an organization active in the southwest of Nigeria which campaigns to protect the interests of the Yoruba ethnic group and seeks autonomy for the Yoruba people."

Human Rights Watch - The Price of Oil: Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights Violations in Nigeria's Oil Producing Communities
The full text of a report by Bronwen Manby, edited by Peter Takirambudde and others. Published by Human Rights Watch (New York, 1999).

Humanities Review Journal (Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
Published by the Humanities Research Forum, at the Department of Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Article abstracts are on-line. Articles are free to developing countries. There is a charge for others. Topics: Theatre Arts, Philosophy, English Language, Literature in English, History, Music, Communication Arts, Anthropology, Library Studies, Information Science, Cultural Studies, Sociology and other relevant disciplines.

Huri-laws, The Human Rights Law Service (Lagos)
"...specialist provider of human rights and public interest law services in Nigeria. An independent, non-profit service, HURILAWS advances human rights in Nigeria " Works thru legislative advocacy and legal assistance. Includes the Huri-laws Newsletter, news and legal actions regarding Nigerian journalists and human rights victims. Covers some general African human rights events.

Hyperia - International Network Communication, Africa Limited
Nigerian internet service provider in Lagos. "Africa Limited is an associate to Nigeria's second International carrier- MOTOPHONE [second to NITEL]. INCA obtained an Internet License in 1997 from the Nigerian Communications Commission."

IFE PsychologIA (Ile-Ife, Nigeria)
Published by the Ife Centre for Psychological Studies, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Has the table of contents. "It is not intended for psychologists alone but for anyone with an interest in the current state of psychology in Africa ..."

Igbo Language & ICT (Fonts, Keyboards & Applications)
Discussion list. Subscribe through the web site.

Discussion list, covers the Igbo language, culture, literature, etc.
To subscribe send email to:
In the message area put: subscribe igbo--net
Be sure to put two -- between igbo and net.

Ijaw National Alliance of the Americas
A non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1995 "...whose membership includes persons and groups of Ijaw descent and currently resident in the United States of America." Contains an Ijaw history "...from Ijawnation Yahoogroups archive - posted by Mr.Benaebi Benatari of IPA, UK."

Ijaw National Congress (USA)
"The Ijaw National Congress USA (INCUSA) is a grassroots organization whose membership includes persons and socio-cultural groups of Ijaw descent and is currently resident in the United States of America."

Ijaw Resource Center
News from Nigerian news sites, community events in the U.S., links to related sites (Ijaw American Caucus - Minnesota,etc) . Based in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.

"The Ijebu Traditional Age grade, otherwise called REGBEREGBE, is an organisation for the mutual well-being of members who, by birth , fall within the same age bracket." History of Ijebu, the Council of Ijebu Chiefs and more.

Ile Orunmila Afrikan Imports
Based in San Bernadino, California. Sells musical instruments, Nigerian tapes, palm kernel nuts, chewing sticks, cowrie shells consecrated for divination, Ogboni sash, etc.

Independent Advocacy Project (IAP)
Nigerian NGO. "...promotes - through advocacy, coalition building, research, publications and information sharing - respect for good governance in Nigeria." " to promote open and transparent governments – at the federal, state and local government levels..." Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

INEC, Independent National Electoral Commission - Nigeria
INEC is a permanent body created by the constitution to organize Federal and state elections in Nigeria. Election news, press releases. Directory of registered political parties. Who can vote, and more. Based in Abuja, Nigeria. See also the 2003 Election site:

Pay to watch Nigerian movies, including Things Fall Apart. Some free movies available on registration (free also). Downloaded movies can be watched for 48 hours after purchase. Watch on PC or connect PC or Mac to TV. Must have a broadband internet connection.

Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique, IFRA - The French Institute for Research in Africa
In French and English. "IFRA-Ibadan is a non profit Institute set up to promote research in the social sciences and the humanities, as well as enhance collaborative work between scholars in France and West Africa." Has online issues of their newsletter, La lettre de l'Institut Français de Recherche en Afrique, research projects, and the full text conference papers on Conflict & Violence in Nigeria. Based at the University of Ibadan.

International Boundaries Reseach Unit, University of Durham
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham (UK). Has a keyword searchable News Database which retrieves articles from the BBC Summary of World Broadcasts, West Africa, Keesings, and other sources.  Has a discussion list, int-boundaries, and links to related net resources.

International Court of Justice. Land and Maritime Boundary Between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria)
On October 10, 2002, the World Court determined that Cameroon was the owner of the Bakassi Peninsula in a long standing dispute with Nigeria. The decision was based on the 1913 Anglo-German Agreement.See the Press Release. The Case instituted in 1994, has written and oral pleadings, orders, judgments, press communiques. "On 30 June 1999 Equatorial Guinea filed an Application for permission to intervene in It stated that the purpose of its intervention was " protect [its] legal rights in the Gulf of Guinea."

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Stockholm, Sweden)
"Created in 1995 by 14 countries...promotes and advances sustainable democracy..."
Has many full text publications:
Voter Turnout from 1945-1997: A Global Report on Political Participation, with voting statistics for each country.
"Democracy in Nigeria: Continuing Dialogue(s) for Nation-Building," an assessment report on the challenges facing Nigeria in anchoring democracy (in Adobe PDF).

International Journal of Nigerian Studies and Development (Fort Lauderdale, FL and Fort Washington, MD)
Journal of the Association of Nigerian Studies and Development, a professional scholarly society committed to advancing the understanding of Nigerian society and its place in the advancement of educational, political and economic resources throughout the country and global economy." Has the table of contents plus TOC of older issues.

International Labour Organization - e.quality@work
An Information Base on Equal Employment Opportunities for Women and Men. For the African countries covered (Egypt, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia) provides information on all or some of the following - equal employment legislation; collective agreements; case law, customary law, labor courts, workers' and employers' organizations, national guidelines, government programs, links to related sites.

Internet  Society - Nigeria Chapter
Based in Port Harcourt. Has some full text papers from its 20-22 January 1999 conference, "Internet: Information Revolution in the Third Millennium."  E-mail:

Ìrìnkèrindò: a journal of African Migration (New York City)
"...devoted to the study of African migration and immigration to other parts of the world." E-journal with full text articles such as -
The Antinomies of Globalization: Causes of Contemporary African Immigration to the United States of America;
Searching for Fortune: The Geographical Process of Nigerian Migration to Dublin, Ireland;
Nigerian Physical Therapists’ Job Satisfaction: A Nigeria – U.S.A. Comparison;
(In)Visibility and Duality of the Civil Rights and Yoruba Movements: 1950s-1990s; and other topics.
Editors are Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome and Bertrade Ngo Ngijol-Banoum.

Jaghbub Font Package (Yoruba on a Mac)
Fonts designed for typing Arabic on a Macintosh; but they can also be used to type Yoruba on a Mac. From the Univ. of Bergen (Norway) Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

Jidaw Systems Limited
Lagos, Nigeria company providing Web Services, IT Training, Internet / Web promotion, Consultancy, IT Career services. Has the text of Nigeria's national information technology policy, a directory of internet service providers in Nigeria, telecom providers in Nigeria, software developers, cybercafes and other IT information. See their digital Nigeria resource page.

Jjj Niger Movies
Sells Nigerian movie videos (Yoruba movies, Nigerian gospel movies, Nigerian movies in English). Videos are in the U.S. video standard. Based in Houston, Texas.

G. I. Jones Photographic Archive of Southeastern Nigerian Art and Culture
Photographs taken in the 1930s by the late Gwilym Iwan Jones, Dept. of Social Anthropology, Cambridge Univ., on a web site produced by Southern Illinois Univ. anthropology professor, John C. McCall. Depicts the art and culture of the Ibibio, Igbo, Ijo, and Ogoni speaking poeple (Nigeria). Includes masks, household objects, shrines, musical instruments. architecture, has links to Nigeria and Igbo sites and McCall's course syllabi [KF].

Joseph, Richard, "Nigeria: Inside the Dismal Tunnel"
"Nigeria first entered...'the dismal tunnel' on January 15, 1966, when the military overthrew all the institutions of a democratically elected government...If there is light at the end of [this] tunnel, it is imperceptible to anyone not paid to see it." 8 page article in the May 1996 issues of Current History.

Journal of Cultural Studies (Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria)
Published by the Nigerian Group for the Study of African Cultures (NIGSAC), a non-profit organisation which focuses on cultural and development issues in Africa. Based in the Department of English, Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria. Has the tables of contents and abstracts of article. Photocopies of articles can be ordered. Pay by check or money order. From the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (London).

Journal of Nigerian Studies (Durham, NH)
Online inter-disciplinary journal of the Nigerian Studies Association. Department of History, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire.

Kanuri Studies Association
Articles on Kanuri history /ethnography by scholars, photographs, current news, primary sources (oral histories), a bibliography, table of contents of the Borno Museum Society Newsletter, biographies of prominent figures. Primary health care project, "Borno Development Initiative." "founded in Maiduguri / Nigeria in 2003. The main aim of the association is to enhance and support the exchange of knowledge and information from and with Kanuri-speaking people and the academic community."

Kemps International Film and TV Production Services Directory
" for over 35,000 production services companies from 65 countries worldwide...find everything from Aerial Photography to Video Equipment, Location Services, Crew and much more." Extensive directory of South African companies and some Nigeria, Kenya companies. Produced by the publishers of the annual, Kemps international film & television year book (London).

Kingdoms of Nigeria
A database of Nigerian traditional rulers, kingdoms, and political leadership, from pre-colonial times to the present. Maintained by Plainsail Solutions Limited, based in London, U.K.

Kingdoms of the Medieval Sudan
An introduction to the history of Sudanic Africa (the states of Songhay, Kanem-Bornu, and Hausaland.) Discusses trade and Islam. Photographs by Lucy Johnson illustrate - Images of Islam (Grand Mosque at Jenne), River Scenes, Daily Life, The Dogon, Traditions and Beliefs, The Desert. Has multiple-choice tests. Project arises from a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to Xavier University's Center for the Advancement of Teaching (New Orleans, LA). Site by J. Rotondo-McCord.

Konyin KBD Software and Keyboard
Type "Nigeria specific alphabets like Å Æ Ê Î Ð Ô Û Ý Þ Ñ and currency sign ¦ on a computer and in any software application..." Based in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Korieh, Chimq Jacob, "Widowhood Among the Igbo of Eastern Nigeria"
The full-text of Mr. Korieh's history master's thesis from the Univ. of Bergen, Norway, 1996.

Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND)
Established in memory of Kudirat Abiola, late wife of M. K. O. Abiola, to foster civil society and democracy in Nigeria. Has a biography of Mrs. Abiola, photos of M.K.O. Abiola. Site maintained by Hafsat Abiola, daughter of Kudirat and M.K.O. Abiola.

Lagos Business School
Offers MBA business education, "...multinational faculty and a strong working alliance with one of Europe's premier business schools - IESE. based in Barcelona..." Publishes the Lagos Business School Management Review. Affiliated with Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church.

Lagos Business School Management Review (Lagos, Nigeria)
Published by the Lagos Business School, Lagos. Has the tables of contents. Photocopies of articles can be ordered. Pay by check or money order. From the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (London).

Lagos Country Club
Established 1949. Based in Ikeja, Nigeria.

Lagos State University
Official site. School calendar. Admission lists, etc.

Lawal, Amina
"Amina Lawal was sentenced to death by stoning by a Regional Court in Katsina State, Nigeria for having a child outside marriage." Background stories, news headlines, information on Amnesty International's campaign.

League for Human Rights, Jos, Nigeria
NGO established 1996 "to promote civic education, good governance, and environmental Justice and minority rights."

Leftist Parties of the World - Nigeria

Leftist Parties of the World, a site maintained by Nico Biver, has an Africa section, which lists Nigerian leftist parties. is based in Melbourne, Australia.

Liberty (Lagos, Nigeria)
Quarterly journal of the Civil Liberties Organisation (Nigeria) A selection of full-text articles. Hosted on the web site of the National Endowment for Democracy (Wash. D.C.).

Library of Congress. African & Middle East Division
Site includes:


Library of Congress Country/Area Studies Handbooks
Has the full-text of the Army Area Handbooks long used as basic reference sources. Information on the history, society, economy, politics, national security of each country. Covers Nigeria. One can search across all countries or any combination of countries and browse the table of contents for a specific country.

Internet service provider in Lagos.

Loyola Jesuit College - Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, NIgeria
Official web site. Co-ed secondary boarding school; one of the "best secondary" schools in Nigeria. Admissions, academics, school life, chaplaincy, alumni, links to other Africa-related Jesuit sites.

Mainframe Film & Television Productions
The company of Tunde Kelani, T.V. and film producer and Cinematographer. Produced the films Thunderbolt, Agogo Eewo, Efunsetan Aniwura and others. Films in Yoruba and English. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

MANSAG, Medical Association of Nigerians across Great Britain
Established 1997. "...the only body representing Nigerian Medical doctors and allied professionals in the British Isles. Our recent projects...the provision of medical books to Nigerian Universities as well as the donation of a truckload of medical equipment to primary care centres in Nigeria." Holds an annual conference.

Maryland State Senate Bill on Nigerian Sanctions
Maryland State legislature's page on a state senate bill for sanctions against Nigeria.

Mavuart - Original Paintings by Nigerian Artist, Jonathan Lessor
"His style which is characterized by heavy [impasto] as well as the different knife techniques, which today marks his identity..." "His collections can be found at The Signature Gallery in Lagos, Abuja and London."

Mbendi - Nigeria
Business, investment information, news, plus brief information on geography, politics, economy, industry Sectors, trade, business travel, communications and infrastructure, risk, the oil and gas industry, a map. "MBendi Information Services (Pty) Ltd is a privately owned Internet business publishing and consulting company," based in Cape Town, South Africa.

McCall, John C., and Christey Carwile-Routon - "Other Africas. Images of Nigerian Modernity"
Online exhibit of Nigerian poster calendars, television and video movie trailers (with video / audio clips), photographs of Enugu urban scenes, a Y2K billboard, clothing motifs. Accompanies an exhibit at the University Museum of Southern Illinois University, January - April 2002. Maintained by John C. McCall, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL and Christey Carwile-Routon, doctoral student in anthropology.

[MacDonald] Malcolm MacDonald Papers
Description of the Papers held in Durham University library, England. MacDonald was Governor of Kenya 1963-4, High Commissioner for Kenya and involved in diplomatic missions to Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Links to a detailed finding aid for the Papers.

Media Rights Agenda
" independent, non-governmental organisation established for the purpose of promoting and protecting press freedom and freedom of expression in Nigeria." Published Media Rights Monitor, "monthly newsletter that tracks media law, reportorial bias, attacks on journalists...". Full text reports online. Directory of members of the Freedom of Information Coalition. Based in Lagos. Site hosted by Internews Network.

Medical and Dental Consultants' Association of Nigeria
Publishes the Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice; has earlier full text articles online. Articles from the journal can be ordered after payment from AJOL. The Assoc.'s origins are from the Association of Clinical Teachers in Nigerian University Teaching Hospitals in the early 1980s. Directory of members. Based in Nnewi, Nigeria.

Mileage Magazine (Lagos, Nigeria)
Business magazine. Covers investments, banking & finance, aviation & tourism, infotech, capital markets, industry, the public sector, entertainment, sports. Published by Carriage Concepts Communications Ltd., Lagos.

Minority Rights Group - The Ogoni of Nigeria: Oil and Exploitation
By Legborsi Saro Pyagbara. Pub. 2003, 4 p. In PDF. Produced in partnership with the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, MOSOP.

Mishra, Manish Kumar - Use and importance of the Internet at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
Study to evaluate the use of the Internet at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. In the online newsletter, First Monday, Volume 14, Number 3, 2 March 2009.

MOdAMO.COM Photography "Photography for the discerning"
Nigerian photography studio. "...provides high quality professional photo services ranging from events to executive portraits to weddings." Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mohammed, Abubakar Siddique - Obasanjo: the Lust for Power and its Tragic Implications for Nigeria
Full text of the book (69 pages in PDF). "The security operatives of the State Security Services of Nigeria, raided the premises of the the Vangaurd Printers and Publishers, Kaduna and confiscated 9,000 copies of the book..."

Mother Jones - Leica Documentary Photography Exhibition
The magazine, Mother Jones, honored 8 photographers' work June 5, 1997. Winners included Peter Magubane of South Africa for his "Images of the Soweto Student Uprising, 1976" and Paul Oloko of Nigeria for his "Children Under Pressure" on street children.

Motherland Nigeria - Olubunmi O
Extensive information on Nigeria - foods recipes, dress, national anthem, languages, school life, music (with audio files), history, Nigerian humor, links to other sites. Has a Kid Zone with stories, proverbs, games, pictures, artwork, tourist attractions in Nigeria. By Olubunmi "Boomie", a Nigerian programmer analyst working in Minneapolis, MN. She grew up in Nigeria and the Midwest U.S.

Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND
Jane's Intelligence Weekly - Extract of article about MEND.
MEND: The Niger Delta’s Umbrella Militant Group - By Stephanie Hanson. March 22, 2007 article. A Council on Foreign Relations Backgrounder.

Online community for Nigerians, especially the second and third generation. Business & community directory, Maintained by K & C Innovations, Inc., Los Angeles.

Nasarawa State
Official site. News, photographs, business guide, Governor's welcome, speeches, the legislature, cabinet, judiciary, state agencies, minerals, agriculture, news, photographs, etc.

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC
"...a Parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Health, with the mandate to regulate and control quality standards for Foods, drugs, Cosmetics, Medical Devices, Chemicals, Detergents and packaged water imported, manufactured locally and distributed in Nigeria." Publishes NAFDAC News. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Persons and Other Related Matters, NAPTIP
Established by the Nigerian Government 2003 to stop the trafficking in persons in Nigeria. Reports, newsletter. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

National Archives of Nigeria
History, Rules of Access, Guide to the Sources of Nigerian History for Archives in Ibadan, Kaduna, Nsukka. For ex. (1) Guide to the Sources of Nigerian History at the National Archives of Nigeria, Enugu (1991) (2) A General Reference Index to the Records at the National Archives, Enugu (1991) (3) Special List of General Reports (Administrative and Departmental) in the National Archives, Enugu, 1900-1956 (1988) (4) An Index to Intelligence Reports, Anthropological Reports, Assessment Reports and Re-organisation Reports in the National Archives, Enugu (1992) (5) Descriptive Index to Records Relating to the Economic History of Nigeria 1900-1965 (1993) (6) Descriptive Index to Records Relating to the Military History of Nigeria (1993).

National  Archives of Nigeria. Enugu and Calabar - Rescuing Eastern Nigerian history: preserving the holdings of Enugu and Calabar regional archives (EAP052)
In Engish. Project background: or

  • The Catalogue:
  • EAP052/1 Selection of Records from the Office of the Secretary, Southern Provinces, Nigeria [1930s-1940s]
  • EAP052/2 Selection of Records from the Calabar Division Office, Calabar Province, Nigeria [1949-1955]
  • Contents as of 2019 were 7 records from the Enugu and Calabar Archives from the late 1800s to 1960. Southern Province Records, Intelligence Reports on Clans, Calabar Division Office Records, Petition from woman regarding her estate, Petitons / appeals against tax assessments in Calabar. [KF]
  • The Archives

National Archives of Nigeria, Kaduna - Northern Nigeria: Precolonial documents preservation scheme - major project (EAP535)
In English, Arabic, Hausa, Ajami. British colonial documents and Arabic and Hausa manuscripts. [KF]

  • Northern Province Secretariat, provincial files, Divisional & District Office records, court records, maps, photographs 1897-1920. Topics include slavery, Islam, labor, agriculture, culture, reform of Caliphate institutions.
  • Arabic & Hausa Manuscripts. Covers "the social, economic and political history of the Sokoto Caliphate (the largest 19th century Islamic empire in West Africa)" - local chronicles,  correspondence, legal documents, religious literature late 18th century to 1903.
  • The Archives.
  • Background on the British Library Endangered Archives project: or DOI:
  • Collection EAP087/2:"Selection of Records from the Office of the Secretary of the Northern Provinces, Nigeria"
  • Background on the National Archives, Kaduna.
  • A study based on the documents: "Convict labour in early colonial Northern Nigeria: a preliminary study," by Mohammed Bashir Salau. Chapter in "From Dust to Digital: Ten Years of the Endangered Archives Programme"  Maja Kominko (ed.) Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2016.    1 online resource. or

National Association of Nigerian Students Facebook Page
NANS had its origin's in the late 1950s.

National Association of Yoruba Descendants in North America - Egbe Omo Yoruba
Based in Washington, D.C. Lists its chapters in various cities. Includes a history of the Yoruba, culture (names and naming ceremony, weddings, funerals), traditional and western education, etc.

See also the site for its Washington, D.C. chapter, Egbe Isokan Yoruba, Washington, D.C.

National Automotive Council, NAC
"...established in 1993 to implement the Auto Policy...Membership of the Governing Council is drawn from stakeholders in the automotive industry." Includes - List of Automotive Manufacturers, List of Motorcycle Manufacturers, List of Bicycle Manufacturers, List of Component Manufacturers.

National Broadcasting Commission Nigeria (Abuja)
"(NBC) was established in 1992 to monitor and regulate the Nigerian broadcasting industry. It was also to open up the industry from a government monopoly to one in which private investment, both local and foreign can participate." Directory of television and radio stations (address, phone, fax, web site, email, directors, frequency, no. of employees, year established). How to apply for a broadcast license, officers, etc.

National Centre for Women Development, Abuja
"...non-political, not for profit public organisation established by Federal law, and run by a governing council made up of eminent and distinquished Nigerians." Offers courses, vocational training.

National Conscience Party
Its 2003 Presidential candidate is Chief Gani Fawehinmi and Vice Presidential candidate is Mr. Jerry Gopye. Party platform, party constitution, party gubernatorial candidates. The National Conscience Party was formed [by Gani Fawehinmi] and "publicly launched as a political party on the 1st of October 1994. It was formed as an act of defiance against the then military junta of General Sani Abacha." Web site registered in Gwagwalada, Abuja, and copyrighted by the NCP, United States Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

National Endowment for Democracy - The 1999 Elections and the Future of Nigeria
Report of a 1999 conference whose sessions included "Assessing the Elections: How Free and Fair?"; and "Prospects for Democracy in Nigeria." Includes the acceptance speech of Clement Nwankwo on behalf ot Nigeria's Transition Monitoring Group which won the NED 1999 Democracy Award.

National Endowment for Democracy - Nigeria's Political Crisis: Which Way Forward?
Report (12 pp.) of a one day conference in 1994 by the International Forum for Democratic Studies (Washington, D.C.). Report by by Larry Diamond and David G. Timberman.

National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies
Think tank established 1979. It is a Parastatal under the Presidency. Has reports online such as a history of the NIPSS. Based in Kuru, Nigeria.

National Library of Nigeria
Nigeria's national library based in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.

Nelson Mandela Institution (Abuja, Nigeria)
"Nelson Mandela Institution for Knowledge Building and the Advancement of Science and Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa (NMI) is a private and independent organization established [2004]..." NMI is "establishing the African Institute of Science and Technology (AIST). AIST will be a world-class..... institution and will produce young entrepreneurs..." "NMI will also develop the Sub-Saharan African Learning Network (SSALN) to promote continuing education..." and "the Gulf of Guinea Institute (G2I)..." to be a world-class pan-African center providing advanced professional development and specialized techno-economic services to the oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Guinea region. It is supported by the World Bank Institute, Diaspora of African scientists and engineers, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT), and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Offices in Washington, D. C. and Abuja, Nigeria.

New Democrats
Party constitution, manifesto, photographs. Its National Chairman is Professor Isa Odidi. "New Democrats (ND) was officially founded in April 26th, 2002, registered in December 2002 by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a Political Party in Nigeria." It was founded by "Nigerian professionals, business and industrial moguls living abroad and in Nigeria."
See also NIPOFO, Nigerian Political Forum

New Gong
"...a cooperative of writers leveraging on their own editorial, managerial and technical skills to run a publishing project to produce quality books. The aim is to set up a reputable publishing house in Nigeria and break the debilitating reliance on foreign publishers." "...seeks to showcase the best of Nigerian writing in English." Books can be purchased online. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

News Africa (London)
Fortnightly news magazine. Covers politics, economics, commerce, social issues, tourism and culture. Selected articles online. Columnists include Cameron Duodo, Patrick Wilmot. Based in London, U.K.

Newswatch (Lagos)
The well known print news magazine has full text articles, per subscription only. Cost for one year is c. U.S.$59 or £40. Pay online via credit card. Published by Newswatch Communications Limited. Based in Lagos and Middlesex, U.K. Its online bookstore sells selected books on Nigerian politics, military and the economy.

NGO Networks for Health (Washington, D.C.)
Has the full text of "Women's NGO Networks in Nigeria: Providing Reproductive Health Information and Services; Promoting Reproductive Rights." 46 page document in Adobe PDF.

Niger Delta Congress
For "...the emancipation of the Niger Delta people against the Nigerian government's human and environmental rights abuses." Has a directory of associations in North America and Nigeria, papers by Professor Omo Omoruyi, newspapers articles.

Niger Delta Development Commission
Covers Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo, and Rivers States. Background and history, report on a 2001 international conference, development projects. The area is "the main source of foreign exchange earnings" for Nigeria. Based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Niger Delta Foumdation
"...a non-profit organization formed by expatriates from the Niger Delta to assist in the alleviation of poverty through practical actions." Works on health (including HIV/AIDS), education, economic empowerment, environmental practices, etc. Based in Houston, Texas.

Niger Delta Women for Justice (Port Harcourt)
The [civil society] organisation is a child of circumstance born out of 40 years of economic and environmental neglect of the Niger Delta region of southern Nigeria, culminating in the militarisation of the region over the past 10 years and increased human rights violations." Has articles - "Women in the Niger Delta - Violence and Struggle," "The Pain of Female Genitle Mutilation: The Myths The Cast Out," "Blood and Oil: Testimonies of Violence from Women of the Niger Delta," "The Idenity of a People - With special focus on globalisation and its impact in the Niger Delta." Publishes a newsletter, DeltaWOMENAlert.

Nigeria Policy Council
"...a non-partisan, and non-profit institutional think tank that advocates, through policy initiatives, a well governed Nigeria committed to global peace and the betterment of the lives of its citizens. The NIPOC-USA is a conglomeration of Nigerian professionals from different walks of life." Will hold a March 2006 conference. Based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Nigeria. [Official Government Site]
Government statements, facts about Nigeria (Nigerian National Symbols, audio file of the National Anthem, Fact File, Geography, Climate andVegetation, Population And Labour Force, Resources, Economy), Government (Presidency, Ministries and Ministers, Permanent Secretaries, brief profiles of each State, Judiciary, National Assembly, Board of FG Parastatals, Embassies and High Commissions), information on doing business in Nigeria, investment opportunities, culture and tourism, government forms, press releases, etc.

Nigeria (Lagos, Nigeria)
An NGO, covers West Africa as well. Has full text reports, a discussion list, monthly bulletin, AIDS News Service, AIDS in West Africa by country with statistics, the full text of the HIV/AIDS Emergency Action Plan (HEAP). Maintained by Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS) Nigeria.

Nigeria and West African Bush
"The function of this website is to inform Nigerians and others about what Nigeria has to offer ecologically, before its all gone. Through the governments efforts in conservation Nigeria has 32 game reserves/sanctuaries and six National Parks covering about 4,293,800 ha." Descriptions of the parks and reserves, a map of parks and reserves in Nigeria, list of endangered species, photographs. Maintained by Aaron Thacher and Tim De La Haye who grew up in Nigeria.

Database of Nigerian artists, writers, musicians, dancers, comedians and other creative artists. Includes biographies, audio clips, contact information. From Rakumi Arts International, Seattle, Washington.

Nigeria - Biafra War Letters
Web site for the book. "Brigadier-General Adekunle's war letters to his superiors, during the Biafra war 1967-1970. This book is written by his first son, Abiodun A. Adekunle." Photographs from the book.

Nigeria. Bureau of Public Enterprises
The BPE is "...the secretariat of the National Council on Privatisation. BPE is charged with implementing one of the largest reform programmes in Africa, comprising the privatisation and commercialisation of over 100 state-owned enterprises and the conduct of broad-based sector reforms." Information on investing, Adobe pdf documents on each of the companies, a List of Companies Privatised, etc. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Nigeria Business Information
News, tenders, auction.

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
Reports, disease charts/statistics, videos, covid information, etc. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Offers web site hosting. "Nigeria.Com is run by a private company, Tridas International Ltd, that has offices in Nigeria, UK, and America. Tridas International Ltd, is not affiliated to any government organisation..."

Nigeria Congress Online
Has the full text of the 1999 Constitution, information on government bodies, profiles of Senators and members of the House of Representatives, and some issues of the Senate Hansard, the House of Representatives Hansard and Senate, House of Representatives and Joint Committee transcripts. Based in New York, NY.

Links to various web sites on Nigeria (they appear in the framed page) including "Africa South of the Sahara"s Nigeria page. Has "How to help with 'Kid's Homework" and other topics. Maintained by Deniji Kosoko-King,

Nigeria. Consulate General (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Has a country profile, investor information, info on visas to work in Nigeria, etc.

Nigeria. Delta State
Official government site. Press releases, speeches, news, clans, titles of traditional rulers, photographs, e-mail addresses for the Delta State Executive Council, the Permanent Secretaries, etc.

Nigeria Democracy and Governance Program
Johns Hopkins University Population Communication Services (JHU/PCS) in collaboration with the Center for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) works with 16 Nigerian non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Has full text reports in Adobe pdf such as Building Partnerships in Governance: Nigeria Democracy and Governance Project. Evaluation Report. Phase I (53 p.).

Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation
Established in 1988, has oversight of the banking industry, protects bank depositors. Directory of insured banks and mortgage institutions, speeches of the Managing Director, bank acts, list of failed banks. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Nigeria - Email to
Old site. 1996 information on email providers in Nigeria. Maintained by Mallam Shehu Oguocha, a graduate student at the Univ. of Saskatchewan (Canada) Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.

Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association
"NECA is the umbrella organization of employers in the Organised Private Sector of Nigeria. It was formed in 1957 to provide the forum for the Government to consult with private sector employers on socio-economic and labour policy issues." See also NECA's Network of Entrepreneurial Women.

Nigeria Exchange
Nigeria Search Engine and Business Directory. Hosts Babawilly's Dictionary of Pidgin English Words and Phrases. Travel information, clickable state map with information on each state. Entertainment (movies, music, directory of Nigerian films). Send greeting cards. Site based in Dearborn, Michigan.

Nigeria. Federal Capital Territory and City of Abuja
Official site. Press releases, information on parastatals, property sales, etc.

[Nigeria. Federal Government Sites]
From the Nigerian government's Nigeria First web site.

Nigeria. Federal Ministry of Industry
Directory of Industries, documents such as the Industrial Policy of Nigeria. Links to related sites. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Nigeria First
Official website of the Presidential Research & Communications Unit, State House, Abuja. 2003 Election news, background documents (Code of Conduct for Political Parties), Presidential candidates list, party constitutions and manifestoes, a 17 page report, "The Nigerian electoral process in perspective. Record of elections since independence in 1960," results of disputed elections. Has links to state government web sites, federal government web sites, newspapers and media. Has a section on Electoral Irregularities with text of the petitions challenging the 2003 election of Obasanjo. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Nigeria First - Publications
Has full text bills and acts such as the Anti-Corruption Act 2000, full text documents such as the National Trade Policy, National IT Policy, National Biotechnology Policy, National Space Policy, Supreme Court Judgement on onshore-offshore dichotomy, the four national Constitutions (1960-1999), the constitutions of political parties.

Nigeria First - Senate

Nigeria Gallery
A very large Nigerian yellow pages / business directory. Sells access to information from their Nigeria Companies Database. Federal and State Government directories, NGOs, embassies, banks, shipping, religious organizations, telecommunications, computing, real estate, legal services, medical services, oil and gas, fashion, media, educational institutions, travel & tourism, entertainment industry, and more.

Nigeria Health Watch
Critiques by public health doctors, Ike Anya and Chikwe Ihekweazu, on public health issues in Nigeria. Links to Nigerian health sites.

Nigeria. High Commission. Canada
Has a directory of Nigerian diplomatic missions, doing business in Nigeria, investment incentives, guidelines on privitization, visas, the Presidents' speeches, etc.

Nigeria Human Rights Page - Lacabe
Reports on the current situation in Nigeria and other countries. Many links to information on human rights in Nigeria. Pages by Margarita and Mike Lacabe.
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Nigeria Igbo Congress (NIC)
"A non-profit, non-political and non-religious organization, an umbrella for unity and sharing." "...a forum for social interaction amongst the Nigerians of Igbo extraction resident in Bonn area and its environs..." Based in Bonn, Germany.

Nigeria International Book Fair, May 10-14, 2005, Lagos
"The Nigeria International Book Fair is an evolving market place for book and other instructional materials in various forms, such as chart, e-books and software. It is also a place for the purchase of publishing and distribution rights." Information on participating, report on the 2004 Fair, photographs of the 2004 Fair. Based in Ikeja, Nigeria.

Nigeria Internet Forum - Nigeria ICT Forum of Partnership Institutions
"Initiated by the six Nigerian universities that are grantees of the Carnegie Corporation and MacArthur Foundation, the Nigeria ICT Forum of Partnership Institutions (the Forum) has a mission to develop the internal capacity of Nigerian higher education institutions." Hosts ngNOG, Nigerian Network Operators Group - "a forum for cooperation and the exchange of technical information between operators of Internet-connected networks in Nigeria." Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Nigeria Internet Group
"...a non Governmental organisation with the mission statement of promoting and facilitating full access to the Internet in Nigeria."
From the International Centre for Nigerian Law in association with The Chambers of E.C.M. Obata, Lagos, Nigeria. Has -


  • Constitution of Nigeria 1999 (includes oaths of office for high officials)
  • Justices of the Court of Appeal List
  • Justices of the Supreme Court List
  • some full text Rules, Decrees [Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules]
  • full text Law Reports / Judgements
  • Directory of Law Firms
  • an Index to Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (with some full text acts such as the Copyright Act, Labour Act)
  • Legal Education in Nigeria

The firm offers legal assistance by e-mail.

Nigeria Masterweb
Nigerian news, extensive directory of Nigeria-related web sites, government sites, Nigerian newspapers, travel, school alumni sites, sports, companies, associations, Nigerian community news / events, office addresses of Nigerian newspapers, job listings, etc. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Maintained by Chief Charles O. Okereke.

Nigeria. Ministry of Finance

Nigeria. Ministry of Petroleum Resources
The Department of Petroleum Resources is the technical arm of the Ministry.

Nigeria. National Assembly
Site on Nigeria's House of Representatives and Senate. History, member profiles. legislation under consideration, member committee assignments, photographs. The National Assembly Service Commission. Based in Abuja.

  • Policy Analysis and Research Project is a professional non-partisan unit of the National Assembly set up to articulate, distill, disseminate and document the perspectives and positions of the National Assembly on relevant policy issues.

Nigeria. National Bureau of Statistics
Can request customized reports. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Nigeria. National Population Commission
Has a link to the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey Preliminary Result. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Nigeria. National Universities Commission
Official site. "a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of education charged with the responsibilities of orderly development of universities in Nigeria." Directory of Nigerian universities, statistics (staff by sex and discipline, student enrollment by sex and state of origin, student enrollment by sex and discipline).

Nigeria National Workshop on Constitutional Reform, Abuja 2001
Organized by IDEA in partnership with the Citizens' Forum for Constitutional Reform (CFCR). "The workshop was an outcome of International IDEA's Assessment Report Democracy in Nigeria: Continuing Dialogue(s) for Nation-Building,..."

Site for human rights groups, civil society organizations in Nigeria and for donors. A project led by the British Council with support from the European Commission. Web site based in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Nigeria Nexus
Current news, background material and press coverage on political issues in Nigeria. Reports on the political transition, ECOMOG, Niger Delta events, the economy, status of the independent media by Mark Frohardt and Eric Johnson. From Internews, an international non-profit based in California.

Nigeria Peace Centre
Established by the Strategic Empowerment and Mediation Agency (SEMA) in Kaduna South, Nigeria. Publishes The Peacemaker, latest issue Aug. 1998.

Nigeria. Presidency. National Orientation and Public Affairs (NOPA), Abuja
Official government site. "Our mission is the creation of a new Nigeria where all the negative values in our country are reversed and in their place are established enobling values of a caring, well-governed society where justice and equity reign." Has Presidential speeches including the inaugural speech by President Obasanjo following his swearing-in as President of Nigeria 29th May, 1999, national symbols (national anthem including audio file, coat of arms, flag, pledge), the Federal Cabinet, useful commission / agency / parastatal addresses, information on mail / letter scams, full text of the Anti-Corruption Act, etc. Once can receive press releases and Bulletins by e-mail.


Nigeria President's E-mail Address:

Nigeria São Tomé & Príncipe Joint Development Zone (JDZ)
" area of overlapping maritime boundary claims that will be jointly developed by the two countries." Concerns joint development of oil resources. Maps, charts of petrolelum prospecting. Petroleum legislation, press releases. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Nigeria. Special Advertising Supplement to the New York Times, May 6, 2003, Part 1
Investment information, First Bank of Nigeria, etc. Part 2 (IT, energy, etc.) appeared July 14, 2003.

Nigeria. Special Advertising Supplement to the New York Times, April 30, 2001
Full text of a four page supplement on Nigeria's economy, business opportunities. From Summit Communications which produces special sections that appear in the New York Times.

Nigeria-Stanford Educational Resources Organization, NS-ERO
Student organization founded at Stanford University in 1998. Their Accelerated Educational Technology Initiative (AETI) collected and shiped used and new computer equipment and software to Nigerian higher education institutions. They jpresent talks and other programs about Nigeria.

[Nigeria - State Government Sites]
From the Nigerian government's Nigeria First web site.

Nigeria. Universal Basic Education Commission
Nigerian government commission concerned with formal education up to age 15, adult and non-formal education. Has National School Census Data and indicators for Year 1999 to 2003 (primary school enrollment by class, state, gender, secondary school statistics, teacher qualifications, etc.) Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

A Nigeria mega web site with every possible topic, political groups, social groups, publications, education, sports, email/internet service providers, art, music, culture, weather, etc., has lots of graphics. Links to the home pages of Naijanet members. Created by Chuck E. Odili.

Nigerian Academy of Science
The NAS is an NGO inaugurated 8th of January 1977. Has a directory of Fellows, communiques, members list, publications list, award of prizes, etc.

Nigerian Accounting Standards Board
Parastatal and "...independent body in Nigeria responsible for the development and issuance of Statements of Accounting Standards for users and preparers of financial statements, investors, commercial enterprises and regulatory agencies of government." Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Nigerian Affairs Newsletter (East Orange, NJ)
E-newsletter with articles on Nigerian politics. Maintained by Ndiribe A. A. Ndiribe of Strategies International Ltd. in East Orange, NJ.

Nigerian American Cultural Association, NACA-USA
A non- profit organization of Nigerian Americans. Has a directory of Nigerian-owned businesses in the U.S. and links to information on all aspects of Nigeria. Based in Los Angeles, California.

Nigerian Army
Official site. History, chronology of Army Commanders, campaign and peace-keeping operations. History of each Division. Full text issues of SOJA magazine (in PDF). Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Nigerian Arts and Culture Directory

Nigerian Bar Association
Official web site.

Nigerian Business
Business, telecommunications, information technology news. Published by Africa Media International Group.

Nigerian Center for Gender, Health and Human Rights, NCGHHR
An NGO focusing on gender, health and human rights. It "...combines strong commitment to service and advocacy with Human rights education in Nigeria and the sub-Saharan region of Africa." Founded in 1999, based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Nigerian Communications Commission
" the Regulatory Authority for the telecommunications industry in Nigeria." Publishes The Communicator journal. Has telecom statistics, information on cybercrime, child protection. internet service providers,  the text of legal acts. [KF]

Nigerian Databank
Official government site. "...a subsidiary organ of the National Planning Commission, NPC of the Presidency responsible for the electronic storage of all relevant Statistical and Non-Statistical Data and Information needed for National Planning and Administration in Nigeria." Information on: Agriculture, Education, Employment and Labor, Foreign Trade, Meteorology, Export Trade, Population and Migration, Import Trade, Health, Justice, Nigeria Legal System, Household Statistics, National Accounts, Petroleum, Public Finance, Production and Consumption. Has "a Times Series Database (TSDB)..." Users outside of Nigerian can purchase data from Sages Consult Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria. Cost is $100 per set.

Nigerian Election Websites 2003
In 2003, Nigerian election websites were archived in a Center for Research Libraries Mellon grant project. The sites were selected by Stanford University's Africa Collection Curator.  The sites can be viewed in the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine
by inserting the site's URL in the Wayback Machine search box. The Nigerian site URLs archived are listed in Appendix 32, page 98 of the project's final report:

Nigerian Hinterland Project
"The Nigerian Hinterland Project affiliated with the UNESCO Slave Route Project focuses on the development of the African diaspora stemming from the "Nigerian" hinterland during the era of the slave trade from approximately 1650 to 1900." Projects include: Archival Inventory and Preservation of Primary Sources, Biographical Data Base of Enslaved Africans, Historical Atlas of Slavery, Ports of the "Nigerian" Hinterland, The Muslim Diaspora in the Era of the Slave Route, Ethnic Identity in the Diaspora and the Nigerian Hinterland, Linkages between the Diaspora and the Nigerian Hinterland. Has full text of the Nigerian Hinterland Project Newsletter. The Director is Paul E. Lovejoy. Based at the Dept. of History, York University, Toronto, Canada.

Has the full text of the Tubman Seminar papers and some full text papers from the conference "Repercussions of the Atlantic Slave Trade: The Interior of the Bight of Biafra and the African Diaspora" July, 2000, Enugu, Nigeria.

Nigerian Information Technology Professionals in the Americas (NITPA)
Events, conference, related organizations. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Political commentary, news, photographs of Nigerian events.

Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals
"...a technical arm of the National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN) which is a tripartite organization comprising (The governments, Employers and Labour) established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1964 to monitor industries/factories activities to ensure Safety of people and advise on the need for legislation." Membership database. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research
Think tank for economic, political and social development research in Nigeria. Established in 1950 as the West African Institute for Social and Economic Research (WAISER). Abstracts of articles in its journal, Research for Development. Staff, the Fellows, Library, full text reports. Based in Ibadan.

Nigerian Journal of Horticultural Science (Ibadan)
Journal of the Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON) established in 1977 for the promotion of Horticultural Science in Nigeria. Based at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. Has the table of contents and abstracts. Copies of articles may be ordered from International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP).

Nigerian Law Registry
List of Nigerian universities with law faculties. The Consumers Center has links to anti-corruption, anti-fraud sites. News articles about the Nigerian Bar Association and law in Nigeria. Site owned by Emeka Maduewesi "with the Litigation Department of Townsend and Townsend and Crew, an intellectual property, anti-trust and commercial litigation law firm in San Francisco, California." He is also the author of "Introduction to Legal Literacy in Nigeria" (41 pages in PDF). Based in Oakland, California.

Nigerian Law School
"...commenced the training of Lawyers in Lagos with an initial intake of 8 student in January 1963, it now has 4 campuses with a combine admission of about 5,000 students. To date it has successfully trained over 35,000 legal practitioners." Faculty, Campuses, History of the School.

Nigerian Medical Association
The NMA has over 35,000 members (medical and dental practitioners) from 36 state branches and the branch from the Federal capital Territory. History of the NMA founded in the 1950s. Publishes the Nigerian Medical Journal (table of contents, download an article, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta: a Case Study in Hospital Management). Directory of branches and affiliates. Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Nigerian Muse
"Professor Bolaji Aluko's website sharing insight, essays, information, documents etc. on Nigeria, Africa, and the World." Has a discussion forum, Site owner: Mobolaji Aluko, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Howard University. Links to many related sites.

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
"...established on April 1, a merger of Nigerian National Oil Corporation, NNOC, with its operational functions and the Federal Ministry of Mines & Power with its regulatory responsibilities. This decree established NNPC, a public organization that would, on behalf of Government, adequately manage all government interests in the Nigerian Oil industry." Full text of the Annual Statistical Bulletin.

Nigerian Oil and Gas Online
"The Oil Industry, is the backbone of the Nigerian economy, accounting for over 90% of total foreign exchange revenue." Has detailed information such as companies, their fields, reserves. " provides oil and gas news, information, and investment data essential for doing business in Nigeria," Has maps showing pipelines, oil fields. Based in London.

Nigerian Open Data Access, NODA
The site provides "full access and rights to open data which includes government, social, demographics, geospatial, environmental, infrastructural, agricultural, transportation and economic data." "All data sets can be downloaded in a variety of formats including CSV for tables and spreadsheets or Shapefiles and KML (XML) useful for insights creation."

Nigerian Pidgin Sayings
"Some pidgin sayings and their translations" by Gaga Ekeh. On the home page of a Ph.D. graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Omolola Ogunyemi.

Nigerian Society of Engineers, Port Harcourt Branch
Official site of the Nigerian Engineers professional body located in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Has the Society's history, directory of Fellows, etc.

Nigerian Stock Exchange

Nigerian Students' Association, Sweden
"The association uniquely evolved from a need and was birthed as a consequence of the peculiar hardships experienced by the 2004-2005 International Masters students of Chalmers’ University of Technology, and Gothenburg University." Maintained by Fredrick Omorogbe.

Nigerian Union of Teachers
Organization founded in the 1930s. News, history of the union. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Nigerian Videos Mag
Interviews with Nigerian actors, actresses, producers. Site seems not kept up to date.

Nigerian Village Square
Blog, news, articles, commentary on Nigerian events. Discussion forums. Links to Nigerian news media. "We convene in our virtual village square to exchange information about our country, the communities in which we currently reside and the larger world around us."

Nigerian WebRADIO
"100% Nigerian music" Internet radio station, news, sports and exclusive interviews. From Virgo Visions Media, Houston Texas.

Nigerian Yoruba Naming Ceremony in the Washington, D.C. Area
From the Smithsonian Institution's African Immigrant Folklife Study Project. Includes Yoruba names and their meanings, Nigerian recipes, etc.

Nigerians in America
Commentary on life in the U.S. and other topics, articles, short stories, poetry, art work. Community events and photographs in the U.S. and Nigeria.

Nike Centre for Art and Culture
Founded by Nigerian batik artist, Nike Davies Okundaye, the Centre, supports endangered Nigerian arts, by training textile artists, painters, sculptors, dancers and drummers. Offers workshops in indigo dying and sculpting, painting and quilting, drumming and dancing and tours for overseas visitors. Video clips from "Adire: Indigo Textiles amongst the Yoruba" by Thorolf Lipp. The Woman With the Artistic Brush: A Life History of Yoruba Batik Artist Nike Davies, is a biography of Nike by Kim Marie Vaz. Has an e-mail list. Some art work on the site may be purchased.

NIPOFO, Nigerian Political Forum
Currents news links to, BBC, Nigerian online newspapers (This Day, Vanguard), publications of the New Democrats

NiTech Consulting
"Technology consulting firm for Nigerian businesses. NiTech consultants source and procure technology products and services, staff and manage special projects, provide training and support, and develop e-commerce and web-based applications." Houston company founded by two Nigerians.

Nollywood Rising: Global Perspectives on the Nigerian Film Industry, June 13 -17, 2005, Hilton Los Angeles, Universal City Hotel USA
Site has closed. 1st International Convention and Symposium on Nollywood. Links to articles on the Nigerian film industry.

Northern Mandaras
Site for ethnographers, on the northern Mandara mountains of North Cameroon and North East Nigeria. Has a bibliography on the ethnography of the Northern Mandaras which includes journal articles and Ph.D. theses, a detailed list (with literature sources) and map of the ethnic units and sub-units, a historical essay on the published literature, research issues, and photographs.

Ntama, Journal of African Music and Popular Culture (Mainz, Germany)
Full text articles (African hip hop, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti etc), reviews, events in Germany. Published by the Institut für Ethnologie und Afrika-Studien, Johannes Gutenberg- Universität, Mainz

[Nweke] Ahamdi Nweke Foundation
"...a grass roots socio-political and economic movement to improve the wellbeing of the populace of Abia State and Nigeria." Founded by Chief Emmanuel Ahamdi Nweke, who is a candidate for the 2007 gubernatorial race. Includes photographs.

Obafemi Owolowo University
Links to the Faculty of Arts, History Department, Languages & Literature Department, Music Department, Faculty of Science, Nigerian Institute of Physics, Faculty of Technology, etc. Based in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Obademi Awolowo University Alumni Association - Great Ife Alumni Association
A USA registered, non-profit, TAX exempt alumni association. Based in Texas.

Obi, Cyril - "Oil, Environmental Conflict and National Security in Nigeria: Ramifications of the Ecology-Security Nexus for Sub-Regional Peace"
Full text paper in Adobe .pdf. 34 pp. (Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Occasional Paper 1, 1996).

October Gallery (London)
Has Contemporary Art from West Africa - El Anatsui (from Ghana), Ablade Glover (Ghana), Emmanuel Taiwo Jegede (Nigeria), Twins Seven Seven (Nigeria), Chief Zacheus O. Oloruntoba (Nigeria), Tunde Odunlade (Nigeria).

Discussion "list for people working in solidarity with the many struggles for environmental justice, human rights, and cultural and economic survival by African communities facing oil exploitation. A place for "news on how American foreign and military policy and globalization contribute to oil colonization in Africa." Hosted by Project Underground, a Berkeley, California-based group campaigning for the human rights of communities resisting mining and oil exploitation. To subscribe o OilResistance-Africa, send a blank e-mail message to: 

Past messages are at:

Oilwatch Africa
"...resistance network that opposes the activities of oil companies in tropical countries." Seeks to "...stop the expansion of socially destructive and environmentally damaging oil activity in the tropics..." Oil and gas news.

[Okonkwo] Ifejika Okonkwo & Associates
Legal and education consultants. "We specialize in providing educational, cultural, and legal services for International Development Programs." Includes map showing the Nigerian states.

Okri, Ben
About Nigerian writer, Ben Okri. Biography, bibliography of his works, criticism. Maintained by Robert Bennett, Dept. of English, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Oldham's (Ronnie) Collection of Currency From Around the World
Includes a picture of Biafran currency 1968 and of Nigerian currency. On the web site of Ronnie Max Oldham.
Nigeria business directory. Site owned by ND Communications Ltd., London & Lagos, Nigeria.

Omoigui, Nowa
Blog of Dr. Omoigui, a cardiovascular surgeon. Commentary on Nigerian politics, military figures, coups, Nigerian military history, the Bakassi Peninsula dispute between Nigerian and Cameroun.

Ondo State Government
Biography of the Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili (a medical doctor), photographs, information on the Ogba Kingdom, Oba's Palace, photographs, prominent Rivers State citizens, contracts award in Rivers State, the Monarchial system of rulership in Ogbaland, the Federal College of Education Technical, Omoku, etc. Based in based in Tampa, Florida.

Onitsha Market Literature
University of Kansas - Onitsha Market Literature

Full text Nigerian market / Onitsha literature. Includes an essay on the historical and literary context; a Bibliography of the 101 Pamphlets in the Onitsha Market Literature Collection at Spencer
Research library, by Ken Lohrentz, a map of publishers, and a Bibliography of writings on Nigerian market literature : a sequel, by Kenneth P. Lohrentz. From the University of Kansas.

Indiana University - Onitsha Market Literature

A list of titles held by Indiana University library and a bibliography of books, journal articles, web sites about the literature.

Pace Virtual Environmental Law library
Has the text of Nigerian environmental laws pertaining to hazardous substances, land use, cultural resources, seas, fish, fisheries, etc. Law materials are provided by Mike C. Anibogu, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Site maintained by Robert J. Goldstein, Senior Fellow, Pace University School of Law (White Plains, N.Y.).
Main site:

Pacifica Radio, "Democracy Now" - Niger Delta and Oil Companies
On the July 3, 1999 hearing on Nigeria by the Africa Subcommittee, United States House of Represtatives. Audio tape (requires Real Player, sound card, speakers) of interviews with Congressional Representative, Cynthia McKinney and Bronwen Manby, Africa Division, Human Rights Watch. Concerns the role of Chevron in the Niger Delta.

Pacifica Radio - Democracy Now! - "Voices from the Nigerian Resistance"
This FM radio station, based in North Hollywood, CA, received journalism awards for an expose entitled "Drilling and Killing: Chevron and Nigeria's Oil Dictatorship."

Pathfinder International (Watertown, Massachusetts)
A non-profit founded in the 1920s. "supports family planning and reproductive health initiatives in 37 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Near East." Full text articles on Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, with photographs, statistics.

According to the web site, "PayMatic direct transfer service allows you to initiate account-to-account money transfer right over the internet,.... PayMatic will execute the transfer instruction 24 hours after the request and your beneficiary will have the money in his/her bank account within five business days." Operated by Lagos Analysis Corporation (LANCOR), Randolph, MA. They are a member of the Better Business Bureau.

PBS. Commanding Heights. The Battle for the World Economy
Has a chronology of Nigeria's economic development from 1910 to the present. The public TV site is an overview of global economic history from the beginning of the First World War through 2002.

Petroleum Training Journal (Benin City)
Bi-annual journal. Promotes "...the understanding of training/learning and development in the petroleum sector." Published by the Petroleum & Energy Publishers Ltd. Benin City in assoc. with the Forum of PTI Management & Training Managers in the Nigerian petroleum sector. - Nigeria Page
Basic facts, government information. From the print annual, Political Reference Almanac (Keynote Publishing, Arlington, VA).

Power and Interest News Report, PINR
PINR is " independent organization that utilizes open source intelligence to provide conflict analysis services in the context of international relations." Reports on Africa include "Somalia's Fluid Politics Move Toward Polarization" ( July 07 2006); "Somaliland and the Issue of International Recognition;" "China and Angola Strengthen Bilateral Relationship" (June 23 2006); "Nigeria Avoids a Governance Crisis" (June 21 2006); " "Rebel Attack Threatens Deby's Government in Chad;" "Elections Approach in Democratic Republic of Congo.'' Based in Chicago, Ilinois.

President Bill Clinton's Africa Trip, August 2000

[Proctor] Ralph Proctor Art Gallery - Nigerian Traditional Artifacts
Exhibit August 1 through October 31, 1998.

Public Broadcasting Corporation - Jim Lehrer News Hour
Has transcripts of the TV programs about Nigeria. For those with sound cards has a RealAudio version as well. Has a keyword search facility for the entire site.

Q2Studio - African Art, Nigerian Art and Black Art
Contemporary art for sale, includes cartoon art, artist biographies. A free daily Nigerian cartoon. Founded by Sanya Ojikutu.

Raw Materials Research and Development Council
" agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria vested with the mandate to promote the development and utilization of Nigeria’s industrial raw materials." State by state inventory of raw materials (minerals, crops), processing industries, equipment makers. Reports on beniseed (sesame seed), cassava, cocoa, cotton, groundnut, gum arabic, maize, oil palm, rubber, soya beans; includes short histories. Publishes the journal, Journal of Raw Materials Research - abstracts are on-line. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Redemption Forum
" free the mind of the Kwarans and the state from the oppressor..." Commentary and news on political, economic, social matters regarding Kwara State.

Reel African
Streaming African movies / videos to U.S. viewers; ads included in the films pay for the service. The FAQ states you need a high speed internet connection. "Much of the content acquired by ReelAfrican so far has come from the prolific Nigerian and Ghanaian film and TV industries" - Variety article about the site.

Renaissance University
Private university. Offers courses in the sciences and business administration. Based in Ugbawka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

The Republic
Online journal. Articles, commentary on culture & society, economics, politics, international affairs, gender, history, science & technology, climate change, etc. Emphasis on Nigerian news.

Review of Nigerian Affairs (London)
Access requires registration. "...quarterly online journal of Nigerian politics and society" "It is also limited, mostly to articles previously published on various Nigerian news websites, or submitted to our own free news website, Holler Africa! (" Published by Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd.

Rivers State University of Science and Technology (Port Harcourt)
"...the first technological University in Nigeria was established in 1980 from the Rivers State College of Science & Technology, established in 1972." " is the only University in Nigeria that offers a degree in Marine Engineering, the only one with an Institute of Pollution Studies, the only one with an Institute of Geosciences & Space Technology and the only one with a Centre for Niger Delta Studies." Information on Faculty / Deans, press releases, photos of university events, the library, international cooperation, etc.

RMS Media Services
"RMS Media Services provides Nigerian media and advertisers with extensive, reliable data on media habits, product consumption, and political opinion in Nigeria."

Has full text reports:
"Acceptance Of Sharia Law In Nigeria"
"Media Habits of Nigerian Decision Makers" - examines " leaders of all the major private and public sectors in the six economic centers of Nigeria use the print and broadcast media for information."
"Nigerian Consumption Habits: Durables and Product & Brand Usage"
"Kiddies Media: Media Habits of Nigerian Youth"

Their "Niger-Bus" is a survey of Nigerian public opinion. Hosted by Internews Network.

Saint Lawrence University - African Arts: Into the Next Millenium
"For the academic year 1999-2000 St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY) is sponsoring a program that will illuminate and celebrate....achievements in African arts." Featured lecturers are Ulli Beier, Okwui Enwezor, Chinua Achebe, and Wole Soyinka. The university gallery will exhibit textiles and the work of Ada Udechukwu.

Sankore’ Institute of Islamic - African Studies
"...non-profit, non-political educational institution founded for the sole purpose of researching into the educational, political, cultural and religious heritage of Islamic Africa."was first conceived December 15, 1985..." It has been translating "Arabic and Ajami manuscripts of the Sokoto Caliphate from northern Nigeria..." Manuscripts are from Chad, Northern Nigeria, Mali. "S.I.I.A.S. has collected 1500 Arabic manuscripts and 48 Ajami manuscripts (Fulbe', Hausa, Wolof and Mande'). Of these, more than 50 have been translated and published by the institute" including the letter or autobiography of the enslaved Muslim Umar ibn Said. Holds classes in Houston, Tuskegee, Hartford, Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

Saro-Wiwa, Ken
Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian writer, human rights activist and leader of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, was arrested May 1994 by the Nigerian govt. On Nov. 10, 1995 Mr. Saro-Wiwa and eight co-activists were hanged by the Sani Abacha military govt.. Nigeria was suspended from membership in the Commonwealth and ambassadors from numerous countries accredited to Nigeria were recalled. For information see:


  • Greenpeace - Ken Saro-Wiwa . Press releases, news articles, reports. To access go to Google and put in the Google search box - "ken saro-wiwa"
  • Public Broadcasting Corporation - Jim Lehrer News Hour - Use the Search box to locate transcripts of broadcast stories on the Nigerian govt.'s execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight others.
  • Remember Saro-Wiwa.
  • Sierra Club - Use the Search box to locate articles. Try Saro-Wiwa.

Nigeria - The 419 Coalition Website

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
The well-known branch of the New York Public library devoted to the history, society, and culture of people of African descent has an online exhibition, Images of African-Americans from the 19th Century, includes photographs of diplomats to Liberia and Bishop Sameul A. Crowther, first African Anglican bishop.

Sharia Debates in Africa
Sharia Debates and Their Perception by Christians and Muslims in Selected African Countries is a University of Bayreuth (Bayreuth, Germany) project on Kenya, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania. Includes reading lists. Has the full text of the 5 volumes of Sharia Implementation in Northern Nigeria 1999-2006: A Sourcebook. Compiled and edited by Philip Ostien. (Ibadan, Nigeria : Spectrum Books, 2007.) The "Internet edition includes additional documentary materials too voluminous for inclusion in the printed text." Maintained by Dr. Franz Kogelmann, Chair of Religious Studies, University of Bayreuth..

Shell Nigeria
Full text of People and Environment Report 2003 and 2002, other reports (women's development, agriculture, education, etc.), Shell and the Community, structure of the Nigerian oil industry, a section on Nigeria's history, literature, fashion, music, sports, public holidays, photographs, maps (Nigeria and Neighbouring countries, Nigerian States, Ecological Zones of the Niger Delta, Niger Delta Oil Regions, Ethnic Areas of the Niger Delta).

Shell - Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies
Their 2003 Report notes "In Nigeria’s Niger Delta, well-organised armed gangs continued to steal crude oil. Levels of crime and violence in the region remained high." "Launched projects in Nigeria in partnership with USAID ($20 million) and Africare ($4.5 million) to support small businesses and set up healthcare programmes to fight malaria." "We sometimes feed conflict by the way we award contracts, gain access to land and deal with community representatives..." See also the 2002 Report on Nigeria, in Adobe pdf.

Siebert, Uwe - Bibliography on Minority and/or Endangered Languages in Nigeria 1998.
This is actually more like a table of contents for several monographs: Teaching Nigerian Languages: Experiences from the Delta, Multilingualism and Language Policy in Nigeria, Issues in African Languages and Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Kay Williamson, and Nigerian Language Studies 1. On the Terralingua site.

Small Arms Survey - "Armed and Aimless: Armed Groups, Guns, and Human Security in the ECOWAS Region"
Full text of the book. Maps, bibliographies. Edited by Nicolas Florquin and Eric G. Berman. "detailed information on more than 35 armed groups that have destabilized West Africa since 1998" "The Small Arms Survey is an independent research project located at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland."

Includes - Nigeria (oil producing states, Christian-Muslim conflict), northern Mali (Tuareg-Arab, Al-Qaeda influence), Ghana (gun manufacturing), Liberia, Guinea (refugees from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Cote d'Ivoire), Mano River Union (child soldiers in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone), Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Senegal (Casamance), Sierra Leone, Togo.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - African Voices
Site for a permanent exhibit at the Museum in Washington, D.C. Attractive site featuring, in the Focus Gallery, master sculptor Lamidi Fakeye, a history moving timeline, society, metalworking, clay pottery and a master potter, an annotated bibliography. Uses Flash software; some captions are difficult to read.

Usenet discussion group on Nigeria. The email list, Naijanet, is gatewayed to this discussion group. Reuters news stories on Nigeria occasionally appear in this group under the subject heading - Labarun Nijeriya or under News Dump. news:soc.culture.nigeria

South African Institute of International Affairs
Publishes business related journals and studies.

"The Business in Africa report series, launched in 2004, tracks the experience of South African business investments in Africa, with the view to extract policy recommendations for the creation of a more enabling business environment."

eAfrica - online journal with articles on Revitalising African Banking, public-private partnerships, China and Africa, Is Nigeria's Anti-Corruption Crusade for Real?, A Business Vision for Africa, etc.

[Sowande] Fela Sowande (1905-1987),
"...on the life and music of Fela Sowande, Nigerian composer, organist and professor. He is considered the Father of Modern Nigerian Art Music, according to his biographer, Olabode Omojola." The May 2005 Fela Sowande Centennial Symposia & Festivals was in Lagos, Nigeria. Site maintained by William J. Zick.

Soyinka, Wole - Nobel Foundation (Stockholm, Sweden)
Official site. Has the press release from the Swedish Academy announcing the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, a biography, and the full text of Soyinka's Nobel lecture, Dec. 8, 1986, "This Past Must Address its Present."

Soyinka, Wole - Nobel Prize Internet Archive
Not an official site. For Wole Soyinka has a photo, biography (which is not up-to-date), an excerpt from his work, results of an Alta Vista search, and any links about the person added by visitors to the site. Has a link to the official Nobel Foundation site and his 1986 Nobel lecture.

Soyinka, Wole - Stanford Presidential Lectures &  Symposia
Biographical information, a bibliography, excerpts from his books, from interviews with Soyinka, and from reviews of his books, and links to internet resources on Soyinka. Prepared by William McPheron, Curator for American/British Literature, Stanford University library. Soyinka spoke Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 1998. Stanford Report article, Dec. 2, 1998.

Soyinka, Wole - "Writing, Theatre Arts, and Political Activism"
A 1998 interview with Soyinka - his childhood, Yoruba culture, theatre, political imprisonment and activism. Also a video of the interview and biography. Part of the Conversations with History series from the Institute of International Studies, Univ. of California, Berkeley.

Speak Out
Non-profit progressive speakers' bureau. Has speakers on environmental issues in Nigeria, Southern Africa, and Africa in general. Based in Emeryville,  California.

Spectrum Books
Book publisher. Based in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Stakeholder Democracy Network
Non-profit to improve civil society relations with local authorities in Rivers, Delta and Bayelsa States. Supports communities which live alongside oil, gas, and mining facilities. Helps them negotiate with business & government. Produced an observer report for the April 2007 state and federal elections, Further Rigging. Election Observation Report: Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta & Rivers States. (68 pages in pdf). Based in London.

Sungbo's Eredo, Africa's Largest Single Monument
Photographs. On the site "Recording West Africa's Visible Archaeology African Legacy" of Dr. Patrick Darling, School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University, UK.

New York Times article - "A Wall, a Moat, Behold! A Lost Yoruba Kingdom: Eredo Journal" by Norimitsu Onishi. Subscription only access through the New York Times or Academic Universe. About a 10th century 100 mile long wall and moat, Sungbo's Eredo, one of the largest monuments in sub-Saharan Africa. It was erected around a Yoruba kingdom. Article in the New York Times, September 20, 1999, page A4.

Super Eagles
Site of Nigeria's national soccer team. Has match results, team lists, discussion forums, videos, player jersey for sale.

Sustainable Energy & Economy Network - Kucinich Letter
Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) circulated a letter in Congress "...requesting hearings on the role of Chevron and other U.S. multinationals in human rights abuses in the countries they operate"..March 5, 1999. Hosted by SEEN.

Taiwo, Damola - African Paintings / Prints
Page of a Nigerian painter / graphic artist living in Chicago, Illinois. The geocities site will produce ads.

Terralingua, Partnerships for Linguistic and Biological Diversity
Has a directory to organizations concerned with African endangered languages, the full text of Uwe Siebert's "Bibliography on minority and/or endangered languages in Nigeria" and other resources. Based in Hancock, Michigan.

Timbuktu Chronicles
Blog by Emeka Okafor on Africa's young entrepreneurs, technology for development in Africa, development successes and failures. "A view of Africa and Africans with a focus on entrepreneurship,technology,practical remedies and other self sustaining activities." Okafor was elected a 2005 Sun (Microsystems) Participation Fellow to the Poptech 2005 conference. Links to related sites.

Transition to Democracy in Nigeria: How Can South Africa Assist?
Edited by Kato Lambrechts. (FGD African Dialogue Series, No. 1). Braamfontein, South Africa: Foundation for Global Dialogue, 1998. 66 p. "In July 1998 the Foundation for Global Dialogue hosted a roundtable discussion on Nigeria. It was attended by both Nigerians and South Africans. The group examined the situation in Nigeria and explored various options available to South Africans and the South African government to assist and promote processes of democratisation in Nigeria. Particular attention was given to South Africa's foreign policy towards Nigeria."Roles of U.S., Canada, France.

Turner, Terisa E. with Craig Benjamin, Leigh Brownhill and Wahu Kaara - Counterplanning From the Commons: African Women, Democracy and the Defence of the Life Ground
Contains nine full text articles including:
Oil Workers and Oil Communities in Africa: Nigerian Women and Grassroots Environmentalism
Life In Hell (Comic Strip on colonialism, multinational oil companies, Nigerian women's struggles)
Women and the Multilateral Agreement on Investments," and "The Strange Fruit of Corporarate Concentration (includes the Ogoni struggle)
Stop Oil From Nigeria: Sanctions, Human Rights and Canada's Foreign Policy
Women's uprisings against the Nigerian oil industry in the 1980s

"CE is a broadband wireless network initiative that will transform 100 Nigerian universities into digital campuses by connecting them to each other and to the world. The digital campuses will serve as hubs for digital cities whose success will fuel a regional rollout." Initiated by Nam Mokwunye, a 2007 Reuters Digital Vision Fellow, Stanford University, California.

Udogu, E. Ike, "Towards Nigeria's Forthcoming Republic"
Full-text article in the June 1997 issue of Makerere Political Science Review (Department of Political Science & Public Adminsitration, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.)

Ulonka - Barthosa Nkurumeh
Features the work (acrylics, linocuts) of Barthosa Nkurumeh an artist and art educator who "...received his formal art training at the University of Nigeria, synonymous with the Uli style..." Pages with large graphics take a while to load.

Under the Lemon Tree
Blog by Benjamin Madison who "...lived and worked in...Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Sierra Leone and The Gambia for seventeen years." Includes photographs from the 1980s. Village life in the Gambia and Nigeria. Account of an Islamic religious festival called the Dakka in Senegal. Madison is the author of the book, Night Studies: Stories of a Life in a West African Village.

UNICEF - Progress of Nations
Includes comparisons of access to sanitation, nutrition, health, education, women in government, a comparison of aid by industrialized countries, statistical tables comparing population, births, mortality, GNP, primary school enrollment, and more. 2000 is the last report published.
2000: includes Nigerian musician, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti, Speaking out on AIDS

Unigwe, Chika
Afro-Belgian writer of Nigerian origin. Her work, "The Secret", was on the shortlist for the 2004 Michael Caine Prize for African Writing. Unigwe's biography, bibliography of works, full text of selected short stories, poems, articles. and

Union Bank of Nigeria
Formerly Barclays Bank. Based in Lagos.

United Kingdom. Parliament. House of Commons
Search the House of Commons Hansard (debates) for references to Nigeria from 1988/89 to date. Examples include Memorandum submitted by the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), comment (9 June 1999) by Bernie Grant on debt relief for Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia and Sudan.
Also has Select Committee reports on foreign affairs:

United Kingdom. Parliament. House of Lords
Has the Hansard from 10th June 1996 to date. Examples - speech of Baroness Chalker of Wallasey, Jan. 12, 2000 on Nigeria.

United Nations Development Program - Nigeria
Programs, the Newsletter, international assistance by State, etc.

United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. African Information Society Initiative e-Strategies
Includes the Nigerian National Policy for Information Technology (IT). Full text, in Adobe pdf. 59 p.

United Nations. High Commissioner for Refugees
"...established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees..." Statistics, reports, etc. Search for specific countries.

United Nigeria Peoples Party, UNPP
Sites based in New Jersey, U.S.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Chiefs of State & Cabinet Members - Nigeria
Provides a list of the President, Cabinet members, and the U.N. Representative.

United States. Central Intelligence Agency. World Factbook - Nigeria
Information on geography, people, government, economy, transportation, communication, defense, etc.

United States. Congress
Thomas, U.S. Legislative Information, is a great resource. Search the full text of the U.S. Congressional Record (similar to parliamentary proceedings or debates) and find Congressional legislation. Has, for ex, the full text March 8, 1999 testimony by Senator Russell Feingold, Democrat from Wisconsin on the 1999 Nigerian election.
Also links to the Senate and House sites such as the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

GPO Access, provides keyword search access to the full-text of the U.S. Congressional Record, 1994 + , the U.S. Federal Register, 1994 + (similar to the Government Gazette in other countries), Congressional Bills 1993/94 + and other US. government documents. Do a search on Nigeria to locate the full text of the U.S. Congress discussions on Nigeria.

United States. Department of Justice. Foreign Agents Registration Act. Semi-annual Report.
Find lobbyists for Nigeria. Lists of individuals or companies "engaging in political activities for or on behalf of foreign governments, foreign political parties and other foreign principals." Includes a report on Nigeria. See the FARA Semi-Annual Reports to Congress in the right column. Select a year. Search the PDF file for Nigeria.

United States. Departmen of State. Human Rights Reports
Covers 2016-2020. Scroll down to see each Country.

United States. Embassy. Nigeria
Ambassador's biography, speeches, Lagos Consul-Genera'sl biography and speeches, visa information, press releases re Nigeria and U.S. relations, articles from Crossroads, the Embassy newsletter, links to travel warnings, the Fulbright fellowship program, etc.

United States. Energy Information Administration. Country Analysis Brief on Nigeria
Information on Nigerian oil, natural gas, electricity and coal. Has an economic, energy, and environment overview and a political profile of the last two years for Nigeria. See also the Energy Data page at:

United States. Strategic Studies Institute
The SSI is part of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA. Has the full-text in Adobe .pdf format, ASCII, or WordPerfect 5.1 of studies on sub-Saharan Africa. Topics include The African Crisis Response, Military Medical Operations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Armies and Democracy...Nigeria and South Africa.

Universal Basic Education Commission
Nigerian government commission concerned with formal education up to age 15, adult and non-formal education. Has National School Census Data and indicators (primary school enrollment by class, state, gender, secondary school statistics, teacher qualifications, etc.) Based in Abuja.

Université de Bordeaux. Centre d'étude d'Afrique noire
In French, English, Porutugese. "Founded in 1958, the Centre d’Etude d’Afrique Noire (CEAN) is one of the major centres for the analysis of politics in Africa." CEAN is located in Bordeaux University's main campus in Pessac, France. Studies in the Travaux et Document series are on-line in full text (in Adobe pdf or rtf).


N° 49 - Humarau B., Les marchés d'Ibadan, pivots de la construction d'une identité féminine et de son rapport au politique, 1996, 33 p. In Adobe pdf.
N° 48 - Amuwo K., General Babangida, Civil Society and the Military in Nigeria: Failure of a Personal Rulership Project, 1995, 40 p. In Adobe pdf.
N° 17 - DOI A.R.I., Etude sur la situation du droit islamique au Nigeria, 1988, 59 p. In Adobe pdf.
N° 3 - ADISA F.O., The Nuclear Rationale in Nigeria, 1983, 37 p. In Adobe pdf.

University French Teachers Assocation of Nigeria, UFTAN / Association Nigeriane des Enseignants Universitaires de Francais
Association to advance the study of French in Nigerian Universities. Publishes a journal, RANEUF, Also has a Newsletter.

University of Benin
Official site. Includes the College of Medicine, Institute of Child Health, the Nigerian Universities Education Student's Association (NUESA), the University Main Library (John Harris Library) and more. Based in Benin City, Nigeria.

University of Cape Town. Centre for Social Science Research
"The Centre for Social Science Research is made up of...The Aids and Society Research Unit; the Data First Resource Unit; the Democracy in Africa Research Unit; the Social Surveys Unit and the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit." Has full text Working Papers (need to be unzipped).

Working Paper topics include -
Corruption, Governance Performance and Political Trust in Nigeria. (2004)

University of Ado-Ekiti
"Founded 1982 as Obafemi Awolowo University, and renamed as Ondo State University in 1985, the University adopted its present name in 1999." Based in Ado – Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

University of Florida. Ronald Cohen Collection
Finding aid. "...field notes, published and unpublished writings, correspondence, and professional papers created by anthropologist, Ronald Cohen. The majority of the collection pertains to Nigerians in the state of Borno (Bornu), particularly the Kanuri and Bura-Pabir speaking peoples." Covers Bura oral history and Kanuri marriage and divorce.

University of Ibadan Alumni Home Page
Unofficial site.

University of Ibadan. Department of Adult Education
Staff directory, programs, history, abstracts of theses submitted to the Department.

University of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Staff lists (and phone nos., some email addresses) for the various faculty, the University Library, information on the October 2006 Biotechnology Conference, etc.

University of Jos Project
Cliff Missen from the University of Iowa spent September 1998 through July 1999 at the University of Jos as a Fulbright Scholar, teaching about computers, networking, and the Internet. His project assisted "with establishing Internet connectivity, setting up the university's first local area network, training technicians, and teaching about multimedia while digitizing materials for the World Wide Web." Includes an account by his family of their year in Jos.

University of Lagos
Information on the faculties, library, etc.

University of Lagos. Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU UniLag
ASUU "...grew out of the Nigerian Association of Teachers (NAUT)" established in 1965. Provides legal, and other services. Publishes the Journal of Contemporary Issues. Supports the Academic Research Foundation. Has articles on academic staff issues. Based in Lagos.

University of Lagos. College of Medicine

University of Pennsylvania Nigeria Page and Search Engine
Maps, language information, etc. for each African country, created by Julie Sisskind, now maintained by Ali Dinar. UPenn has a search facility where one can input keywords to receive information found on their very large web site.

University of Sussex. Institute of Development Studies. (Brighton, U.K.)
Its Civil Society and Governance Programme has country reports for South Africa. and case studies on Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

University of Uyo

University of Washington Libraries - Cities and Buildings Database
Many photographs of Nigeria (Nigerian architect's residence, markets, local govt buildings, compounds, homes, schools, Lagos, shrines, National Museum, includes Simon Ottenberg's photographs, secret society building).

University Press PLC (Ibadan, Nigeria)
"...founded in 1949 under the name Oxford University Press Nigeria..." Publishes academic, general, children's books, school books. Also "...provides personalized self-publishing services including Copy editing, Proof-reading, Scanning, Typing and marketing for writers to get their works published quickly and easily." Based in Ibadan, Nigeria.

Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) (The Hague, Netherlands)
" international organisation created by nations and peoples around the world, who are not represented as such in the world´s principal international organisations, such as the United Nations. The Ogoni are members of the UNPO. Facts about Ogoni, their flag, history, UNPO documents concerning the Ogoni.

Urhobo Waado, Urhobo Historical Society
The Society formed in 1999 has press releases from the Urhobo National Forum (New York) regarding the Western Niger Delta Crisis: 1997-1999 and clashes between the Itsekiri and Ijaws, proverbs in pidgin (youth affairs), biographies, environment issues, names and naming practices, short stories, British treaties, a series of lectures honoring Mukoro Mowoe by Professor Peter P. Ekeh, Professor Obaro Ikime, and others. Has links to other Urhobo organizations and to sites about writer, Ben Okri.

Urhobo Historical Society. The Environment - Niger Delta
Reports on Petroleum Oil Fire Disasters, 1998-2000, Oil and Gas Pipelines Problems and Water Management Problems in the Niger Delta, the 1998 Urhobo Economic Summit in Delta State, Pollution Caused by Petroleum Exploration, Bayelsa State, etc. Reports are by Nigerian Senators and Professors, the Delta State Commisioner For Finance and Economic Planning, environmental organizations and others.

Village Square
Hosts discussions on Nigeria and other topics, articles, book reviews, articles about the Ibibio, the Kalabari, the Urhobo, the Eyo Festival.

Virtual Institute of Mambila Studies
The Institute "...seeks to collate and connect...researchers with an interest in the Mambila people of the Nigeria-Cameroon borderland and their neighbours..." "...research is primarily of an anthropological and linguistic nature..." The site has reports on David Zeitlyn's research on kinship and language and his annotated version of C. K. Meek's early ethnological work in the region, and Bruce Connell's comparative study of Mambila dialects. There is a bibliography of anthropological, linguistic, and related research on Mambila. The site has a short story by Jonathan W. Mangbon, (from Mambila L.G.A.) "Drink and the Innocent Policeman" and the History and Customs of Ntem by P. M. Kaberry and E. M. Chilver. The site was established by Zeitlyn and Connell.

Voice of America, VOA - Hausa
In Hausa. News of Africa and other areas. "...broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government..." Based in Washington, D.C.

Voice of Nigeria
Nigeria's national world-wide radio station. "Founded in 1961, the Voice of Nigeria began life as the External Service of the then Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (now Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria)." Includes selected audio files of broadcasts, an audio file of the national anthem, facts about Nigeria, photographs. Offices in Abuja and Lagos.

"A Wall, a Moat, Behold! A Lost Yoruba Kingdom: Eredo Journal" by Norimitsu Onishi
Subscription only access through the New York Times or Academic Universe. About a 10th century 100 mile long wall and moat, Sungbo's Eredo, one of the largest monuments in sub-Saharan Africa. It was erected around a Yoruba kingdom. Article in the New York Times, September 20, 1999, page A4

We Care Solar
"...promotes safe motherhood and reduces maternal mortality in developing regions by providing health workers with reliable lighting, mobile communication, and blood bank refrigeration using solar electricity." Works in Haiti and rural Northern Nigeria. "...designed a portable solar electric system that fits in a suitcase..."

West Africa Review
A peer reviewed e-journal published by the Africa Resource Centre founded by Dr. Nkiru Nzegwu. The first issue contains Olusegun Obasanjo's Presidential Inaugural speech, the "Federal Quest" by Wole Soyinka. Other articles include "State and Civil Society in Nigeria in the Era of Structural Adjustment Program, 1986-93" by Mojubaolu Olufunke, "Nationalism in a Virtual Space: Immigrant Nigerians on the Internet," by Misty L. Bastian. Articles are indexed in

West African Museums Program
In English and French. Promotes / develops West African museums and cultural institutions. Publishes monographs, the WAMP Bulletin. Has a directory of museums in West Africa (see under Partners), links to Africa-related museum sites. Based in Dakar, Senegal.

Woodrow Wilson Center Africa Program

Promotes "...dialogue between scholars and policymakers in Washington, DC and around the world...organizes public conferences and discussions in Washington, DC and offers fellowships and residencies to African and American scholars focusing on public policy in Africa wishing to study at the Wilson Center. The Africa Program has an Occasional Papers series. Papers include, Women, Muslim Laws and Human Rights in Nigeria. Based in Washington, D.C.

Workers' Alternative
Online issues of Workers' Alternative, a newsletter connected with the International Marxist Tendency.

World Affairs Council - Nigeria (Great Decisions Series 2003)
Audio program (requires sound card, speakers/headset) February 26, 2003. Speaker(s): Ike Okonta, Dimieari Von Kemedi. "Africa’s most populous country and emerging democracy faces many challenges. How will religious conflicts, regional tensions and oil production affect Nigeria’s stability?"

World Digital Library
In seven languages. Primary sources world wide. Antiquarian African maps, Arabic manuscripts from Timbuktu, early 20th century photographs, text of the speech by Nigerian independence leader Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904-96) on the day he became governor-general of Nigeria, South African San rock paintings, early travel journals. Supported by the U.S. Library of Congress, UNESCO, and National Libraries world wide.

World Health Organization. Traditional Medicine Strategy
"...up to 80% of people in the south use it as part of primary health care. The situation has given rise to concerns among health practitioners and consumers on the issue of safety, above all, but also on questions of policy, regulation, evidence, biodiversity and preservation and protection of traditional knowledge." WHo released 'a global plan...The strategy provides a framework for policy to assist countries to regulate traditional or complementary/alternative medicine (TM/CAM) to make its use safer, more accessible to their populations and sustainable."

Has full text reports such as -
Report of the Consultation on AIDS and Traditional Medicine: Prospects for Involving Traditional Health Practitioners (Francistown, Botswana, 23-27 July 1990), WHO/TRM/GPA/90.1, WHO Geneva, 1990 (full text in Adobe PDF with profiles on Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zimbabwe).

[Wurno] - Malam Haliru Muhammad Wurno
"Malam Haliru Muhammad Wurno was a historian who lived in Wurno Nigeria, sometime capital of the Sokoto Caliphate and final resting place of Sultan Muhammad Bello and other rulers and Wazirs of the Caliphate." The documents are in Arabic and posted by Prof. John Edward Philips who hopes that site visitors will contribute to this experiment in web publication of a collective translation of Haliru's writings. Prof. Philips teaches at Hirosaki University in Japan. or

Yahoo Discussion Groups
Use the Search box to locate discussion groups on Nigeria.

YIAGA Africa
Non-profit promoting democratic governance. Full text reports on voting and Nigerian elections. In the 2019 Presidential election had 3,000 election monitors. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Young Professionals Forum
Site sponsored by Nigerian Professionals in the USA. Has a directory of government ministries and parastatals, directory of Nigerian chambers of commerce, directory of Nigerian higher education institutions, discussion forums and commentary on political and social topics, job center, a women's section with articles such as "Nigerian Native Law and Custom Of Marriage" by Marie Ubamadu, links to related Nigerian sites.

Yoruba Art and Akan Goldweights
On-line catalog of an exhibit of Yoruba art and Akan goldweights held at the Lakeview Museum, Peoria, Illinois in 1994. Includes an essay and bibliography.

Yoruba Page - Egbe Isokan Yoruba
Organization, based in Washington, D.C. to "cherish, uphold, and project the honor and dignity of Yoruba culture, language and tradition in Africa and the Diaspora." Information on their Institute of Yoruba Language and Culture, the Isokan Credit Union, a visit to Oyotunji African village in South Carolina, and selected articles from their, Isokan Yoruba Magazine (with substantial articles on contemporary politics and culture).

Yoruba Studies Review
Open access "refereed biannual journal. The journal embraces all disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and the basic/applied sciences" Published by the LibraryPress@UF, an imprint of the University of Florida Press and the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida.

Learn about the Yoruba people and language. History, culture (hair styles, clothing, marriage, music, food, religion, etc.) linguistics, Ajami.

In English, Hausa and Fulfulde. Social and business networking site. Videos, polls, etc. Register (is free) to use. Maintained by Tafida Mahammad.

Zumuntu Association, USA
"...non-profit and non-political organization of Northern Nigerians based in the United States. ..., Zumunta aspires to help develop the North technologically, socially, and economically..." Has articles such as "The Characteristics of the Fulani."