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2023 Nigeria Election

All Progressives Congress, APC
Major political party in Nigeria. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is its 2023 Presidential candidate. The Vice Presidential candidate is Kashim Shettima. The Party was "formed on 6 February 2013 in anticipation of the 2015 elections when APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election..."

Labour Party
The Party's 2023 Pesidential candidate is Peter Gregory Obi. The Vice-Presidential candidate is Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed. Includes manifesto, videos.

New Nigeria People's Party, NNPP
The Party's 2023 Presidential candidate is Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. Its Vice-Presidential candidate is Bishop Isaac Idahosa. Facebook page. NNPP Twitter.

Peoples Democratic Party PDP
A major Nigerian political party. Its 2023 Presidential candidate is former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. The Vice-Presidential candidate is Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa.

  • Abubakar, Atiku.

    • Abubakar, Atiku - YouTube Site
    • Abubakar, Atiku - Facebook Page and Twitter
    • Abubakar is the 2023 Presidential candidate for the People's Democratic Party and was Nigeria's Vice-President and President Olusegun Obasanjo's running mate in the 2003 Presidential election. In 2019, he ran for Nigeria's presidency alongside Mr Peter Obi as vice but lost to Muhammadu Buhari. Articles, video.

INEC, Independent National Electoral Commission - Nigeria
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.

Africa Check. "an independent, non-partisan organisation which assesses claims made in the public arena using journalistic skills and evidence drawn from the latest online tools, readers, public sources and experts, sorting fact from fiction and publishing the results." Covers the continent. Partners with AFP, Reporters without Borders, Open Society, etc.

A media, research and data analytics organisation. Economy, governance, elections, open data, health. education and more. Published by Dataphyte Nigeria Limited. Publisher and Founder is Joshua Olufemi.

West African fact-checking project, initiated by the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development, CJID. Offices in Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and The Gambia. The CJID's partners includes the British Council, MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for Democracy.



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

  • Abubakar, Atiku - YouTube Site
  • Abubakar, Atiku - Facebook Page and Twitter
  • Abubakar is the 2023 Presidential candidate for the People's Democratic Party and was Nigeria's Vice-President and President Olusegun Obasanjo's running mate in the 2003 Presidential election. In 2019, he ran for Nigeria's presidency alongside Mr Peter Obi as vice but lost to Muhammadu Buhari. Articles, 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
The author's website. Adichie is a winner of a 2008 MacArthur [Genius] Fellowship. Adichie also won the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Her 2009 TED talk - "The danger of a single story".

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.
See also an excerpt from My Mother the Crazy African.

Adire African Textiles
London based gallery operated by Duncan Clarke. Sources museum quality textiles for clients worldwide. Based in London, UK.

Africa Leadership Forum
Established in 1988 at the initiative of then 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.

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 - 2006 Survey
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.

  • 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.

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. 

All Progressives Congress, APC
Major political party in Nigeria. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is its 2023 Presidential candidate. "formed on 6 February 2013 in anticipation of the 2015 elections when APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari won the presidential election..."

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

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.

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.

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.

[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. The Internet Archive has archived some pages. An account, in four parts of the life of Nigeria's first President, by Dr. Donal Brody, antiquarian bookseller. Had historical photographs of Azikiwe.

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.

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.
Facebook Page.

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.

Camp, Sokari Douglas
Nigerian artist, sculptor.

Camp, Sokari Douglas - RDN Arts
A selection of her work for sale at RDN Arts.

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.

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 - Nigeria
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 Diocese of Abuja. Justice Development and Peace Commission
A faith based and non-profit organization of the Catholic Church. Trains election observers, legal assistance for prisoners, supports children's and women's rights. Based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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.

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.

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.

City People Magazine
Tabloid type articles about prominent people, entertainment figures.

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

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
Site has been archived by the Internet Archive. A one day conference, 14 April 2001. Has audio files of speeches from the conference and links to other Shariah sites.*/

The 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 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

Council on Foreign Relations - Nigeria

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.

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. 

Digital Benin
"Digital Benin will bring together photographs, oral histories, and rich documentation material from collections worldwide to provide a long-requested overview of the royal artworks looted in the 19th century."
"With the support of the Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung, the Museum am Rothenbaum (MARKK) in Hamburg is opening an international project office to digitally network the globally dispersed works of art from the former Kingdom of Benin. The launch is planned for 2022."  Museum am Rothenbaum (MARKK) in Hamburg article.

Digital Nollywood
Project for the preservation and exhibition of Nollywood film posters. Short history of Nollywood.

[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.

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 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.

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.

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."

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."

Fate Foundation
A business incubator and accelerator program. Created by Nigerians to train and mentor young business people and provide assistance with financing. Podcasts, 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.

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.

Flag of Nigeria - Wikipedia
Has historical flags.

Fortune and Class Weekly (Lagos, Nigeria)
Older issues of the 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!
Older 1998 events. The Free Al-Zakzaky! campaign works for the release of political prisoners in Northern Nigeria.

Friends of the Earth
Court orders Shell to pay Nigerian farmers over oil spills. 29 January 2021.

Friends of the Earth - Nigeria

Friends of the Earth - Nigeria - Environmental Rights Action
Many online reports, books.  Based in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Fulani Art and Life
YouTube video. "The Fulani people live at the south edge of the Sahara.This video shows them at home, tending their herds, making butter from the milk of their cows, weaving mats they use to cover their homes. There is Fulani music from the town of Dori, and scenes of the Guerewal dance of the Wodaabe of Niger." Includes map. Created by the late Professor Christopher Roy.

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. 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. Use the search to locate documents on Nigeria.

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.  Older site c. 2020.

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.

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 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

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 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."  The former moderator was 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

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 - 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).

HURILAWS, Human Rights Law Service
Independent non-profit public policy think-tank and pressure group. Promotes accountable and transparent governance in Nigeria. Their latest press statement is October 2021.

Hynaija Media Limited
Promotional type news - political, economic, sports, women's issues, entertainment, prominent Nigerians, top 100 best secondary schools, etc. Online only news site.

Hyperia - International Network Communication, Africa Limited
Nigerian satellite 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 ..."

Ijaw National Forum
A platform for Ijaws to exchange ideas and discuss issues of common interest to the Niger Delta Region and Ijaw people in particular." Ijaw History. Biography of CHIEF TONYE GRAHAM-DOUGLAS (1939-2022).

INEC, Independent National Electoral Commission - Nigeria
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.

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. Based at the University of Ibadan.

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 Releases. 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 Labour Organization
Use the Search to find information on Nigeria.

Internews - Nigeria
Older news from 2018 and older. 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.

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.

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.

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].

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.

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. The Obi of Onitsha is a Stanford University graduate. 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.

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.

Labour Party
The Party's 2023 Pesidential candidate is Peter Gregory Obi. The Vice-Presidential candidate is Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed. Includes manifesto, videos.

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
Older news from 2011 and earlier. NGO established 1996 "to promote civic education, good governance, and environmental Justice and minority rights."

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.

[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.

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.

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 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.

National Conscience Party
Site has closed. The Internet Archive has archived the Party's pages. 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 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. Includes full text articles on library issues from the Library's  journal, Nigerbiblios.

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.

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. 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.

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

Nigeria. Federal Ministrhy of Education

Nigeria Galleria
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 Internet Group
"...a non Governmental organisation with the mission statement of promoting and facilitating full access to the Internet in Nigeria."

Nigeria. Ministry of Finance

Nigeria. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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.

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. 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.

Nigeria Watch
Database which monitors violent deaths, conflicts and human security in Nigeria since 2006 and "helps researchers by providing statistics, allowing to analyse trends and draw maps."
Translations of Boko Haram statements. Reports, working papers. Began in July 2006. Hosted by the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA-Nigeria). Based in Paris, France.

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. Has report on predatory academic journals in Nigeria.

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 Bar Association
Official web site.

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
Site was down November 6, 2022. 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 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 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.

Peoples Democratic Party PDP
A major Nigerian political party. Its 2023 Presidential candidate is former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.

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.

Shift² Keyboard Technology
"The Shift² Keyboard Technology design added a new set of shift keys (“Shift²”) that makes it possible to access extended characters, combining tonal marks such as accents, sub-dots, and other symbols directly during regular typing."

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.

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
A 10th century 100 mile long wall and moat, Sungbo's Eredo, was one of the largest monuments in sub-Saharan Africa. It was erected around a Yoruba kingdom.

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

Supreme Court of Nigeria

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.

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

United States. Congress
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.
See also the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

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. Department of State - Nigeria

United States. Department of State. Office of the Historian Use the search to find:

  • The dates Secretaries of State met with Nigerian officials
  • A Guide to the United States’ History of Recognition, Diplomatic, and Consular Relations, by Country, since 1776: Nigeria
  • Telegrams From the Department of State to the Embassy in Nigeria
  • Telegrams From the Consulate in Enugu to the Department of State
  • Telegrams From the Embassy in Nigeria to the Department of State
  • Comments on the Nigerian civil war.

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. GovInfo
Search on Nigeria. Has US court decisions affecting Nigerians in the U.S. Examples of documents -

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 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 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.

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.

West African Arabic Manuscript Database - Arabic Manuscript Management System, AMMS
A bi-lingual union catalog of records for over 20,000 Arabic manuscripts from West Africa. Find citations by authors, nicknames, titles, subjects. Includes manuscripts from Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Northern Nigeria and from collections in Paris and Northwestern Univ. The documents represent "the literary activity of Muslim literati in the Sahel region during the approximately 150 years prior to colonial conquest." Includes an early version of the essay, “The Historic ‘Core Curriculum,’ and the Book Market in Islamic West Africa” by Bruce Hall and Charles Stewart.  General Editors: Bruce Stewart Hall, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley and Charles C. Stewart, Professor, Department of History, University of Illinois, Champaign.  Project based at the University of California, Berkeley, CA. [KF] and

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 publications on Nigeria. 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 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.

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.

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.

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."