Project - Harvard University
An investigation into why certain cultures,
places,he arts, directed by Suzanne Preston
Blier, Dept. of Fine Arts, Harvard.
The Project Manager is Michael Roy.
Has large graphics; it's best toaccess this
when you have a fast connection.
The web site is a glimpse of the project which
includes narratives (case studies), an image and
ethnographic database, and a geographic
information system. The case studies are:
Asante political expansion, Batimalliba two-story architecture, Islam
and indigenous African cultures, Shawabtis and Nubia,
Yoruba masking traditions, and Ife, an ancient
Yoruba city state.http://web-dubois.fas.harvard.
Dr. Bastian is Assistant Professor of Anthropology,
Franklin ? Marshall College, Lancaster, PA. The
web site for her course Peoples
Africahas information on the Mande, Yoruba,
and on Cameroon. http://www.fandm.edu/
(Edward Wilmot) and Africanism
Essay by Dr. Eluemuno-Chukuemeka R. Blyden,
the great-grandson of Blyden. It is an "introduction
to Blyden's Africanist ideas and his vision of the role
of African Americans in the future of Africa."
"...given at the 1992 Pan African Congress of North
America held in Savannah, Georgia, USA." Includes
a biographical outline and bibliography. [KF]
Camp, Sokari Douglas
Beautifully done exhibit by the Museum of Mankind
(British Museum, London) of the sculpture of
Kalabari-born artist Sokari Douglas Camp. Her work
draws on the masquerades of the Kalabari and Yoruba.
Includes a Quicktime movie clip for which you'll need
a Quicktime viewer. http://www.sokari.arc.co.uk/home.html
Camp, Sokari Douglas - Galerie
Contemporary and traditional African art from
West and Central Africa. From a Stuttgart gallery.
Douglas Camp (Nigeria),
with photos of the artists, and others. See the
Sokari Douglas - A Tribute to
"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. http://www.si.edu/nmafa/exhibits/sokari/title.htm
"The Carter Center in Atlanta, Ga., is a nonprofit,
nonp artisan public policy institute founded by
former U.S.President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in 1982
." Has Jimmy Carter's reports
on the 1999 Nigerian
elections and a 1997 report on Nigeria. A keyword
search of the Center site brings up information
Centre for Democracy and
The Centre, launched Oct. 1997, is a non-
governmental independent research, information and training institution
concerned with democratic development and peace
building in Nigeria and the West African sub-region.
Has the full-text
of papers presented at their
Strategic Planning Workshop on Democratic
Development in Nigeria, November 5, 1997
Based in London. E-mail: email@example.com
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.
"a non-governmental, non-partisan and voluntary
Nigerian human rights league." Has the full-text of
reports, its journal, Liberty, and its bulletin,
DemocracyReview, online, press releases.
Based in Lagos. http://www.ned.org/grantees/clo/index.html
Reuters and AP wire stories on West
African countries,includes also Congo-
Brazzaville, Zaire, and Angola.
Usenet newsgroup created November 1995
Ross Clayton Ltd.
Internet service provider in Lagos; provides
nine other Nigerian cities and web site hosting.
Journalist of the Year 1998- Declan Okpalaeke
A Nigerian journalist for The Guardian newspaper
1998 award over 180 entrants.. http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/africa/9903/africanawards/
Against Dictatorship in Nigeria, CAD
The Coalition, based in the US, included students and
professionals. CAD supported a boycott of Nigerian oil
and Shell Oil and the seizure of assets of the Nigerian
military govt. Has Nov. 20, 1995 Nigerian Casefile:
The Ken Saro-Wiwa-Ogoni Handbook. This is one
message from the nuafrica e-mail list. Kept on Haines
Brown's history web site. http://www.hartford-hwp
Committee to Protect Journalists
Based in New York city, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit
organization which does not accept govt. funding. Has an
section and individual country reports
on attacks against journalists.
Constitution - Nigeria-
Modern Constitutions Database
The South African research organization, Human Sciences
Research Council, HSRC, has a Modern
Database to enable
scholars to analyze and compare
constitutions. Has the constitution for Nigeria. http://star.
Constitutional Rights Project
The CRP "works to ensure that Nigeria's legislation
conforms with international human rights standards.
CRP monitors and reports the human rights situation
in Nigeria; provides legal assistance to victims of human
rights abuse and engages in human rights education and
grassroots popularisation of rights." http://www.crp.org.ng/
on Foreign Relations - "Nigeria’s Transition:
End to Beginning"
By Salih Booker, Darren Kew, and Barnett R. Rubin.
A report of the Council sponsored Conference, Nigeria’s
Transition: From End to Beginning, January 30, 1998
and Update on Nigeria, March 1999.
DELTA: News and background
Background information f rom an advocacy
group re Shell oil company's operations in
Nigeria. Has a print
newsletter, Delta. No. 2, Nov. 1996 of the electronic
version is over 40 pages. The e version lacks the
drawings/photos/poems in the print edition.
Based in Leicester, UK. http://www.oneworld.org/
delta/home.html Issue No. 2 is on the McSpotlight
page, an anti-McDonald's, anti big business site. http://www.McSpotlight.org/beyond/delta2_nov96.html
Bob Denard Online
Web site of the former mercenary in Katanga,
Comores,Angola, Chad, Biafra. Has very
slow-loading graphic files
Groups - egroups.com
One can join or read messages from a variety of
groups relating to Nigeria. http://www.egroups.com/eGroups/Regions_and_
des Frontieres. Bulletin
de suivi des ?changes
Academic bulletin, in French, on trade, economic
relations between Benin, Cameroun, Chad, Niger
, and Nigeria. Has the full text. "Ce site fait
partie du r?seau Refer
mis en place par
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. http://www.edo-nation.net
Emeagwali, Philip - 1989 Gordon
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:
Mellon Computer Science
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."
- 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.
Action ? Global Exchange - "Oil
Destruction, Death and
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." http://www.essentialaction.org/shell/report/
relations of the United States,
Volume 24, Africa. Editors, Nina
Davis Howland, David S. Patterson.Washington,
D.C. : Office of the Historian, U.S. Dept. of
State, 1999.Full text primary documents
(letters, telegrams, memoranda, etc.) regarding
U.S. relations with Africa during the Lyndon
B. Johnson administration. Includes the entire
continent plus Nigeria and other countries.
(Dept. of State Publication 10627). [KF] http://www.state.gov/www/about_state/
Free Al-Zakzaky! campaign works for
release of political prisoners in Northern
Geomatics Nigeria Limited
A Nigerian environmental management and
remote sensing - GIS company with offices in
Lagos and Ibadan. It produces 1:250,000
land use and vegetation maps,
environmental action plans, and forest
management plans. Describes its projects
in hydrogeology, tropical forestry, geotechnical
engineering and environmental management.
James, "Introduction: Diffusion
other Problems in the History of
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. http://www.uiowa.edu/~africart/toc/history/gib
Dialogue (Johannesbrug)- Articles
on Nigeria Full text articles from the journal.
Examples - "Nigeria after Abacha: what hope
for democracy?" (1998), "Nigeria: Whither the
Transition?" (1998), "Nigeria: challenges on
the road to democracy and economic
recovery" (1999), "South Africa and Nigeria:
a strategic partnership" (1999). Published by
the Institute for Global Dialogue, "an
independent South African based non- profit
organisation with the purpose of promoting i
nternational co-operation between South Africa
and the countries of the developing South and
the developed North."http://www.igd.org. za/publications/global_dialogue/africa.html
Sponsors a spring 2000 speaking tour for
Gaskia on the Niger Delta and oil
companies. Global Exchange is a human rights
organization based in San Francisco. http://www.globalexchange.org/education/
Global Road Warrior
Useful information for the business traveler
or tourist to Nigeria.
a section on
using modems and appliances. Based
on the reference book of the same name
published by World Trade Press, Novato,
Charles - Bibliography on Benin
Dr. Gore, researcher
on the Edo Kingdom/
Edo people of Benin
City, has a 40 page
on Benin which includes
Site from the Univ.
of California, Los Angeles
Dept. of Linguistics with information
on the Hausa language, its history, information
on orthography, a short bibliography, a couple
of sound files for those with sound cards.
One can join a Hausa
mailing list. http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/aflang
E-mail discussion list about the Hausa
language. Hosted by Minnesota State
University-Akita. To subscribe send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the body of the message type only
: subscribe hausa-l your_first_name y
Maintained by Jaume Olle, from Spain, who
writes "On most of the States and territories
whose flag appears in these pages, and that
no longer exist, I possess information in Spanish. Regrettably I can
not translate it, but I will
transmit it to who request it in spanish." http://www.readysoft.es/flags/nigeria.htm
Watch - Crack down in the
Has the full text of the May 1999 report with
a chapter on the 1999 elections. "Written
by Bronwen Manby, .....based on research
in the Niger Delta carried out in February
1999 ......edited by Peter Takirambudde"
and others. http://www.hrw.org/ press/1999/may/nig527.htm
Rights Watch - The Price of
Corporate Responsibility and
Rights Violations in Nigeria’s
The full text of a report by Bronwen Manby,
edited by Peter Takirambudde and others.
Published by Human Rights Watch (New
York, 1999). http://www.hrw.org/hrw/reports
Rights Watch World Report
- Nigeria From the well-known
New York human rights organization. http://www.hrw.org/hrw/worldreport99
The Human Rights Law
"...specialist provider of human rights and
public interest law services in Nigeria. An
independent, non-profit service,
HURILAWS advances human rights in
Nigeria " Works thru legislative advocacy
and legal assistance. Includes the
Huri-laws Newsletter, news and legal
actions regarding Nigerian journalists and
human rights victims. http://www.ned.org/grantees/hurilaw/index.
Hyperia - International Network
Communication, Africa Limited
Nigerian internet service provider in
Lagos. "Africa Limited is an associate
to Nigeria's second International carrier
- MOTOPHONE [second to NITEL].
INCA obtained an Internet License in
1997 from the Nigerian Communications
Discussion list, covers the Igbo language
, culture, literature, etc.To subscribe send
email to: email@example.com
In the message area put: subscribe igbo--net
Be sure to put two -- between igbo and net.
Ijaw National Congress
"The Ijaw National Congress is involved in
the struggle to free the people of the Niger
Delta, and the Ijaws in particular from
decades of environmental pollution,
economic deprivation, and political
oppression." Based in Flushing, New York. http://www.nigerianext.com/ijaw.html
Ile Orunmila Afrikan
Based in San Bernadino, California. Sells
musical instruments, Nigerian tapes, palm
kernel nuts, chewing sticks, cowrie shells
consecrated for divination, Ogboni sash, etc. http://home1.gte.net/orunmila/index.htm
Inter-Church Coalition on
(Toronto)..a coordinated response by
Canadian Churches to promote social
and economic justice in Sub-Saharan Africa.....
Three over-arching themes permeate ICCAF's
work: Human Rights, Economic Justice, and
theMedia Image of Africans." Has reports
reports Based in Toronto, Canada. http://www.web.net/~iccaf/
Unit, University of
Founded 1989 at the Univ. of Durham
(UK). Has a keyword
which retrieves articles from the
BBC Summary of World Broadcasts,
West Africa, Keesings, and other sources
. Has a discussion list, int-boundaries,
and links to related net resources. [KF] http://www.dur.ac.uk/~dgg0www1/links.html
Court of Justice. Land
Maritime Boundary Between
and Nigeria (Cameroon
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 the .....case. It stated that
the purpose of its intervention was "to
protect [its] legal rights in the Gulf of Guinea." http://www.icj-cij.org/icjwww/idocket/icn
Internet Society - Nigeria
Based in Port Harcourt. Has some full text
papers from its 20-22 January 1999
"Internet: Information Revolution
in the Third Millennium." E-mail:
Font Package (Yoruba on
Mac) Fonts designed for typing
Arabic on a Macintosh; but they can also
be used to type Yoruba on a Mac. From
the Univ. of Bergen (Norway) Centre for
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. http://www.hf-fak.uib.no/Institutter/smi/
G. I. Jones Photographic
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 links to Nigeria and Igbo
sites and McCall's course syllabi. http://www.siu.edu/~anthro/mccall/jones/
Richard, "Nigeria: Inside
"Nigeria first entered. . .'the dismal tunnel'
on January 15, 1966, when the military
overthrew all the institutions of a
democratically elected government. . . If
there is light at the end of [this] tunnel, it is i
mperceptible to anyone not paid to see it." 8
page article in the May 1996 issues of
Current History. http://www.currenthistory.
Kingdoms of the
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.
Korieh, Chima Jacob,
Among the Igbo
of Eastern Nigeria"
The full-text of Mr. Korieh's history master's
thesis from the Univ. of Bergen, Norway, 1996. http://www.uib.no/hi/korieh/chima.html
Kudirat Institute for Nigerian
Established in memory of Kudirat Abiola,
late wife of imprisoned President-elect, 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. http://www
.igc.org/kind/Page is linked
Friends of Nigeria
at Harvard University.
Has a business directory, discussion forums,
articles on the April 1999 World Youth
Soccer Championship, many links do
not work. Maintained by Adex Communi
Official Site. Has a Lagos
and information on government
officials (with biographies), investment,
communications and the media, tourism,
culture, etc. http://www.lagosstate.
Quarterly journal of the Civil Liberties
Organisation (Nigeria) A selection of
full-text articles. Hosted on the web site
of the National Endowment for Democracy
(Wash. D.C.). http://www.ned.org/grantees/clo/index.html
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. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/ngtoc.html
Internet service provider in Lagos. http://www.linkserve.net
Articles on Nigerian affairs, events through
out Africa, reviews of books by Abati who
won the 1998 Nigerian Media Merit Award,
Cecil King Memorial Prize for the Print
Journalistof the Year. He is a member
of the editorial board of The Guardian
(Lagos) newpaper. Includes the "
of Niger Delta."
Adire African Textiles - Duncan
History, background, and photographs of
adire, adinkra, kente, bogolan, Yoruba
aso-oke, akwete, ewe, kuba, and nupe
textiles. The symbolism of images is often
provided.One can purchase textiles as
well. Clarke's Ph.D. dissertation (School of
Oriental and African Studies) is on
Yoruba men's weaving. Based in London. http://www.adire.clara.net
Africa Business Information Services
"...information and analysis on business
and economics in Africa." ABIS "aims
to help companies and individuals come
to a better understanding of African
make decisions about them." Includes
articles on political development, the
a special report on Nigeria's leading banks
by reporters from the Vanguard
newspaper (Nigeria), "The Way Forward
for Africa" by
A. Bolaji Akinyemi, "Slave Trade, a Root
of Contemporary African Crisis", by ABIS
director, Tunde Obadina,
important dates in
etc. Based in the U.K.
Africa Fund (New York)"Founded
by the American Committee on Africa, the
Africa Fund works for a positive U.S. policy
towards Africa and supports human rights,
democracy and development." Includes
Action Alerts on Nigeria, Mauritania,
Mozambique, women, children, etc. http://www.theafricafund.org
A program of the U.N. Economic
Commission for Africa to build Africa's
information and communications
infrastructure, adopted in May 1996.
Includes a survey of information policy
in Africa (going back to the 1960s) and a
1996 case study - Alabi,
G. Al, "
in Africa, Utilizing
Critical Examination of the Social,
Technical and Policy issues
Nigeria". 76 pages. Nigeria case study: http://www.bellanet.org/partners/aisi/policy/
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
of its 716 recordings from Sierra
Leone, Ghana, Zaire, Nigeria and other
countries. Has links
to other African music,
and ethnomusicology sites
and information on courses offered. [KF] http://www.uni-mainz.de/~bender
A directory service. Has a Yoruba
page, a Niger
Delta page with press releases
from the Ijaw Youth Council, photos of
environmental damage in the Delta. Their
page, has part? of the
constitution, photos of Nigerian
football, an audio file of the national anthem
. Based in Norway, established
in 1998 by Anthony Adebayo Martins,
Dele Olawole nd Orevaoghene C. Obaro." http://www.africaservice.com
Search their database for citations to books,
serials, journal articles, book chapters, reports.
"The database covers materials dating from
century to the present." The records cover
...agriculture and allied disciplines, including
plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology,
soil and water resources, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering,
alternative farming practices, and food and
nutrition. Auxiliary subjects that support NAL's Information Center
activities, such as
agricultural trade and marketing, rural
information, and animal welfare, are also
included." For example one can locate
citations to articles on cocoa in Nigeria. http://www.nal.usda.gov/ag98/ag98.html
Aids in NigeriaAn e-bulletin from
Journalists Against AIDS (JAAIDS)
Nigeria. Approx. one issue a month is sent
out by e-mail. Contact: Journalists Against AIDS(JAAIDS) Nigeria,Box
Falomo,Lagos, Nigeria Email:
Leicester, UK -
Rebecca Ikpe - Prisoner
The case of Ikpe of whom "The main reason
for her arrest seems to be her relationship
to her brother-in-law Colonel R.S.B.
Bello-Fadile, a legal advisor to the
Government..." who was accused of
involvement in an alleged coup-plot.
Has links to Nigeria human rights sites. http://home.clara.net/pka/ai/ikpe.htm
Arinze, Cardinal Francis
Cardinal Arinze is on a short list of candidates
to succeed Pope John Paul II. He is President
of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for
Association of Concerned
ACAS is an organization of scholars concerned
with the policies of the U.S. govt. towards Africa, developing action
networks with African
scholars, and mobilizing support in the U.S.
on issues related to Africa. Their web site
includes addresses for key Senate and House
members and information on Ken Saro-Wiwa. http://www.prairienet.org/acas/
of Nigerian Scholars
"...founded by expatriate Nigerian scholars
who are currently resident in North America.
Its important objective is to provide some
platform for these Nigerian intellectuals,
many of whom have been compelled to
leave their home universities, to make some
meaningful contribution towards
resolving Nigeria's difficult problems
of governance." Has press releases, Report of
the Wilberforce Conference on Nigerian
Federalism (1997), the full text of important
whicih are also found under
An account, in four parts of the life of
Nigeria's first President, by Dr. Donal Brody,
antiquarian bookseller. Has historical
photographs of Azikiwe. For links to
Parts 2-4 see: http://www.greatepicbooks
Nnamdi - USAfricaOnline
of the Centurey
From the Houston, Texas newspaper
published by Chido Nwangwu. http://www.usafricaonline.com/
lilies doubles in area everyday.
two years to cover half the pond.
long would it take to cover the whole pond?
send your answers to
|LIFE AND DEATH
"The essence of life is to live
till the end. The end itself could be the beginning of life;
For death itself is a part of life
But we shall all live till we die."
1996 Press release from the Connecticut
regarding Nigerian mail
State Senate Bill on
Maryland State legislature's page
on a state
bill forsanctions against Nigeria. http://mlis.
Media Rights Agenda
"...an independent, non-governmental
organisation established for the purpose
of promoting and
protecting press freedom and freedom of
expression in Nigeria." Publishes
Media Rights Monitor,
"monthly newsletter that tracks media law,
reportorial bias, attacks on journalists...".
Online are some Print and Airwaves
full text of A
Mountain Still to Climb: Censorship
Transition in Nigeria
, a bulletin,
Based in Lagos. Site hosted
by Internews Network. http://www.internews.
Mother Jones - Leica Documentary
The magazine, Mother Jones, honored 8
work June 5, 1997. Winners included Peter Magubane
of South Africa for his "Images of the Soweto Student
Uprising, 1976" and Paul Oloko of Nigeria for his
"Children Under Pressure" on street children.
Motherland Nigeria - Olubunmi
Extensive information on Nigeria - foods
dress, national anthem, languages, school life, music
(with audio files), history, Nigerian
humor, links to other
sites. Has a Kid
Zone with stories, proverbs,
games, pictures, artwork, tourist attractions in Nigeria.
By Olubunmi "Boomie", a Nigerian programmer
analyst working in Minneapolis, MN.
She grew up in Nigeria and the Midwest U.S.
Museum Security Network
Site for information on threats to the world's museums.
Use the Search form to locate articles on
Nigeria such as articles on the theft
of Benin bronzes.
E-mail list with news about Nigeria from Nigerian
newspapers, Reuters, etc. Join at the web site:
Discussion list on Nigeria. To subscribe,
send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leave the Subject area blank.
In the message area, put: subscribe
NAIJANET YourFirstName LastName
For a past messages on Naijanet, see:
E-mail list for news about Nigeria. To subscribe,
send e-mail to: naijanews-request@
In the message area put: subscribe naijanews
For problems contact: owner-naijanews@
Or subscribe at: http://www.egroups.
National Archives of
Nigeria, Enugu Branch
- Guides, Indices ? Finding
Aids, by U.O.A.
Esse, Chief Archivist
Contains the following reference works:
(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).
On the website of the Center for Modern Oriental
Studies, Berlin, Germany.
National Association of Yoruba
North America - Egbe Omo Yoruba
Based in Washington, D.C. Lists its chapters in various
cities. Includes a history of the Yoruba, culture
(names and naming ceremony, weddings, funerals),
traditional and western education, etc.
See also the site for its Washington, D.C. chapter,
Egbe Isokan Yoruba, Washington,
for Democracy -
The 1999 Elections
and the Future of Nigeria
Report of a 1999 conference whose sessions included
"Assessing the Elections: How Free and Fair?";
and "Prospects for Democracy in Nigeria."
Includes the acceptance speech of Clement
Nwankwo on behalf ot Nigeria's Transition
Monitoring Group which won the NED 1999
for Democracy -
Crisis: Which Way Forward?
Report (12 pp.) of a one day conference in
1994 by the International Forum for Democratic
Studies (Washington, D.C.). Report by by
Larry Diamond and David G. Timberman.
National Library of Nigeria
Nigeria's national library based in Abuja, Federal
Capital Territory. http://www.nlbn.org/
NetNigeria.com - News
Free e-mail news service, provides "a brief and
concise summary of the news and events currently
happening in Nigeria." To subscribe, send email to
discussion forums (politics, technology, business,
culture, sports, jokes) and offers website design
and hosting. Based in London.
Nigeria Business Information
Part of Africa Business Information Services
...information and analysis on business and
economics in Africa." ABIS "aims to help companies
and individuals come to a better understanding of
African economies and make decisions about them
." Includes articles on political development, a
special report on Nigeria's leading banks by reporters
from the Vanguard newspaper (Nigeria),
"The Way Forward for Africa" by A. Bolaji Akinyemi,
important dates in Nigerian
Based in the U.K. The director is Tunde Obadina.
One needs to register (basic membership is free), in
order to access the site. "Premium areas like
LearningSpace University and Business Procurements
require additional membership fees."
"Nigeria.Com is run by a private company,
Tridas International Ltd, that has offices in Nigeria,
UK, and America. Tridas International Ltd, is not
affiliated to any government organisation..
." Carries news, company directory, discussion areas, etc..
Some sections ask for registration even if you have
Part of the new constitution. From Chuck Odili's
excellent Nigeria site. http://www.odili.net/republic/
Part of the new constitution. On the site of
Association of Nigerian Scholars for Dialogue. http://nigerianscholars.africanqueen.com/debates/
Nigeria. Consulate General
(Johannesburg, South Africa)
Has a country profile, investor information,
info on visas to work in Nigeria, etc.
and Governance Program
Johns Hopkins University Population
Communication Services (JHU/PCS) in
collaboration with the Center for Development
and Population Activities (CEDPA) works with
16 Nigerian non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
to promote women’s empowerment and
participation in politics.
Nigeria - Email
Information on email providers in Nigeria.
Maintained by Mallam Shehu Oguocha,
a graduate student at the Univ. of Saskatchewan
(Canada) Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Human Rights Page - Lacabe
Reports on the current situation in Nigeria
and other countries. Many links to information
on human rights in Nigeria. Pages by Margarita
and Mike Lacabe. http://www.derechos.org/
Nigeria Page -
"a non Governmental organisation with the
mission statement of promoting and facilitating
full access to the Internet in Nigeria."
Nigeria Media Monitor
A weekly digest of events (especially threats to
freedom of information) affecting the
Nigerian news media (newspapers, TV,
broadcasting). Published by the Independent
Journalism Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.
Has a keyword searchable database.
Nigerian News Network
Read current daily news on their web site o
r receive news about Nigeria by email
(3x week) by writing to: email@example.com
for Nigerians. http://www.nigerianews.net
Current news, background material and press
coverage on political issues in Nigeria. Reports
on the political transition, ECOMOG, Niger
Delta events, the economy, status of the
independent media by Mark Frohardt and Eric
Johnson. From Internews,
non-profit based in California.
Established by the Strategic Empowerment
and Mediation Agency (SEMA) in Kaduna
South, Nigeria. Publishes The Peacemaker,
latest issue Aug. 1998. http://www.ned.org
Nigeria. Presidency. National Orientation
and Public Affairs (NOPA), Abuja
Official government site. "Our mission is the
creation of a new Nigeria where all the negative
values in our country are reversed and in their
place are established enobling values of a caring,
well-governed society where justice and equity
reign." Has Presidential
speeches including the
speech by President Obasanjo following
his swearing-in as President of Nigeria 29th May,
1999. Once can receive press releases and Bulletins
by e-mail. http://www.nopa.net
Nigeria President's E-mail Address:
A student organization at Stanford University
founded in 1998. Their Accelerated
Initiative (AETI) collects and ships used
and new computer equipment and software to
Nigerian higher education institutions.
They also present talks and other programs
about Nigeria. http://www.stanford.edu/group/NS-ERO
This page ceased July 22, 1997 due to lack of funds,
was from Marek Enterprise, Inc.
(who also sponsor the New Congo Net).
A Nigeria mega web site with every possible topic,
political groups, social
education, sports, email/internet service
providers, art, music, culture, weather, etc.,
has lots of graphics. Links to the home pages of
Naijanet members. Created by
Chuck E. Odili. http://odili.net/nigeria.html
Nigeria Yellow Web
Search by city, state, classification, or company name.
Hosted by Lagos ISP Ross Clayton.
Nigerian Affairs Newsletter
(East Orange, NJ)
E-newsletter with articles on Nigerian politics.
Maintained by Ndiribe A. A. Ndiribe of
Strategies International Ltd. in East Orange, NJ.
Nigerian Business Galleria
Lists the states and their capitals, has a directory
of Nigerian universities with email addresses,
diplomatic missions, federal government institutions,
city phone area codes, a list of Lagos newspapers and
journals, federal budget information, biographies
of leaders up to 1966. The business center covers
real estate, import/export information, a bank
directory, chambers of commerce, professional
organizations, the Nigerian stock exchange,
U.S.-Nigeria economic relations.
Has hotel and air travel information, music CDs for sale,
an art gallery, community (mainly Calif.) announcements,
and more.From NewJan Communications, Los Angeles.
Nigerian Communications Commission
"is the Regulatory Authority for the telecommunications
industry in Nigeria." Has the text of the Telecom
Act, a directory of telecom / internet providers,
information on Afrinet 1999 and 2000.
Has issues of its online abbreviated ed.
of Oppression Watch for 1995-96,
Nos. 8-15, articles from the media by Soyinka,
Claude Ake and others, links to other
pro-democracy Nigerian organizations such as the
for Democracy - http://www.cldc.howard
Has reports on Nigeria from US, UK sources,
will have issues of an NDM online quarterly,
Nigerian Democrat. NDM posts information
on the newsgroup - soc.culture.nigeria
"Some pidgin sayings and their translations"
by Gaga Ekeh. On the home page of a
graduate student at Univ. of Pennsylvania,
Nigerian Professional Network
An organization for young and aspiring
professionals of Nigerian descent who reside
in the U.S. Founded in 1998. "...membership
[is] restricted to third and final year college
students and professionals up to the age of
35 years..." Has a mailing list.
Yoruba Naming Ceremony
in the Washington,
From the Smithsonian Institution's African
Immigrant Folklife Study Project. Includes
Yoruba names and their meanings, Nigerian recipes, etc. http://www.si.edu/folklife/vfest/africa/start.htm
Nigeria's Next Generation Movement
The Movement "is comprised of modern,
post 1955 generation Nigerians." It has
Wole Soyinka's Jan.
1, 1999 address,
a page by the Ijaw National
(INCUSA). The contact address is based in
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 format. 24 pp.
(Program in Arms Control, Disarmament,
International Security, Univ.
of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, Occasional Paper 1, 1996). http://acdisweb.acdis.uiuc.edu/homepage_docs/pubs
Page about Nigerian writer, Ben Okri.
Biography, bibliography of his works,
criticism, links to the Amazon.com pages
which contain reviews. Maintained by
Robert Bennett, Dept. of English,
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara.
Pace Virtual Environmental
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:
Radio, "Democracy Now" -
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
Pacifica Radio -
Democracy Now! - "
Voices from the
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." http://www.pacifica.org/about/history/index.html
PoliSci.com - Nigeria
Basic facts, government information.
From the print annual, Political Reference
Almanac (Keynote Publishing, Arlington, VA). http://www.polisci.com/world/nation/NI.htm
Art Gallery -
Exhibit August 1 through October 31, 1998.
Has transcripts of the TV broadcast stories
from on Nigeria. For those with sound cards
has a RealAudio version as well. Has a
keyword search facility for the entire site. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/africa/africa.html
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:
Of Sharia Law In Nigeria"
Habits of Nigerian Decision Makers" -
examines "how leaders of all the major private
and public sectors in the six economic centers
of Nigeria use the print and broadcast media
Durables and Product ? Brand Usage"
Media: Media Habits of Nigerian Youth"
Their "Niger-Bus" is a survey of Nigerian
public opinion. Hosted by Internews Network. http://www.internews.org/rmsmedia/
Saint Lawrence University
Arts: Into the Next
"For the academic year 1999-2000
St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY)
sponsoring a program that will illuminate and
celebrate....achievements in African arts."
Featured lecturers are
Soyinka. The university
gallery will exhibit textiles and the work of Ada
Saro-Wiwa, Ken and
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:
Association of Concerned
African Scholars - http://www.prairienet.org/acas/siro.html
Greenpeace Ken Saro-Wiwa
Has press releases, news articles, reports. http://www.greenpeace.org/~comms/ken/
Movement for the Survival of
Based in London.
Movement for the Survival..
Pacifica Radio , November 10, 1998,
Anniversary of Nigerian
Project Underground - promotes a
boycott of Shell. Information on Saro-
Wiwa and protests against oil companies
in Nigeria. Has a newsletter, Drillbits
Based in Berkeley, California. http://www.
Shell-UK on the Web
- an anti-Shell site -
Club - Nigeria and Ken Saro-Wiwa - http://www.sierraclub.org/human%2
for Peace (Miami Univ., Ohio) - http://muc.muohio.edu/~sfp/teachins
Schomburg Center for
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
photographs of diplomats
to Liberia and Bishop Sameul A. Crowther,
first African Anglican bishop. [KF]
Email list to discuss the Shell oil company's
operations in Nigeria. Seeks "to support
increased grassroots action to pressure
Shell to act responsibly, to support the
Ogoni struggle and to bring democracy to Nigeria."
To subscribe to the list, send email to
Leave the Subject line blank. In the
Message area put: subscribe Shell-Nigeria-
Action YourFirstName LastName
To unsubscribe, send email to:
In the Message area put: unsubscribe
For problems contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Past messages to the list are at:
Uwe - Bibliography on Minority
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
Natural History - African
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. http://www.mnh.si.edu/africanvoices/
Usenet discussion group on Nigeria.
The email list, Naijanet, is gatewayed
to this discussion group. Reuters news stories
on Nigeria occasionally appear in this group
under the subject heading - Labarun Nijeriya
or under News Dump.
Moderated Usenet discussion group on Eastern
Nigeria, Ibo history, politics, and society.
Wole - First Lecture in Nigeria
The full text of Soyinka's lecture after returning
from exile. From the Johannesburg newspaper,
Mail ? Guardian, Oct. 28, 1998. http://www.mg.co.za/mg/news/98oct2/28oc-
Wole - Nobel Foundation
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." http://www.nobel.se/laureates/literature-1986.html
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..
Wole - Stanford Presidential
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. Information on Soyinka's Nov. 30 and
Dec. 1, 1998 lectures is at:
Main page: http://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/
Wole - "Writing, Theatre Arts,
A 1998 interview with Soyinka - his childhood,
Yoruba culture, theatre, political imprisonment and
activism. Part of the Conversations with History series
from the Institute of International Studies, Univ. of
California, Berkeley. http://globetrotter.berkeley.
Non-profit progressive speakers' bureau.
Has speakers on environmental
issues in Nigeria,
Africa, and Africa
Based in Emeryville, California.
Sustainable Energy ? Economy Network -
"Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is
currently circulating 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. http://www.seen.org/kucinich1.html
Tell Magazine (Ikeja)
Web site for the weekly print independent news
magazine. Pub. by TELL Communications Limited,
Ikeja, Nigeria. http://www.tell.org
Tinubu, Senator Bola
Chief Bola Tinubu of the Alliance for Democracy
(AD) won over 70% of the vote January 1999 to
become the governor-elect in Lagos State.
Includes the Alliance for Democracy platform.
A "trial," held on the streets of London, of
Pres. Obasanjo for actions by the Nigerian government
against the peoples of the Niger Delta region. Has links
to related sites about oil company actions in Nigeria.
Produced by DELTA: News and background on
Ogoni, Shell and Nigeria (Leicester, U.K.). http://www.oilcompanies.org/trial/
Turner, Terisa E. with
Craig Benjamin, Leigh
Brownhill and Wahu Kaara
From the Commons: African
and the Defence of the
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
E. Ike, "Towards Nigeria's
Full-text article in the June 1997 issue of
Science Review (Department o
f Political Science ? Public Adminsitration,
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.) http://www.afrst.uiuc.edu/Makerere/index.htm
United Democratic Front of Nigeria
Official site, has communiques, press releases,
full-text articles including many by Wole Soyinka,
Chairman of UDFN, transcripts from Radio
Kudirat, letters from the late Chief M.K.O. Abiola,
etc. Their goal - "To uphold the democratic
mandate given by the Nigerian nation on June 12, 1993.
To remove the terrorist regime of Sanni Abacha and, in
collaboration with other progressive, democratic bodies,
restructure the political and economic framework of
Nigeria, and end military intervention in national
politics for all time." [KF] http://www.udfn.com/
Kingdom. Parliament. House of Commons
Search the House of Commons Hansard
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
Also has Select
Committee reports on foreign affairs: http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co
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. http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office
United Nations, High Commissioner for
Has a Nigeria country
report, a Newswire
to locate current wire stories from
AP, UPI, Reuters, Excite Newstracker.
Has the full text of speeches
(since February 1992)
by the High Commissioner. The full REFWORLD is
a cd-rom database which costs $900 for a single
user; some libraries may have this.
Nigeria Country Reports:
Main site: http://www.unhcr.ch/
Central Intelligence Agency.
Factbook - Nigeria
Information on geography, people, government,
economy, transportation, communication, defense, etc. http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ni.html
Thomas, U.S. Legislative Information, is a great
resource. Search the full text of the U.S.
Congressional Record (similar to parliamentary
proceedings or debates) and find Congressional
legislation. Has, for ex, the full text March 8, 1999
testimony by Senator Russell Feingold, Democrat
from Wisconsin on the 1999 Nigerian election.
Also links to the Senate and House sites such as
the Senate Committee on Foreign
Purdue Univ. Libraries, GPO Access on the Web,
provides keyword search access to the full-text of the
U.S. Congressional Record, 1994 + ,
the U.S. Federal Register, 1994 + (similar to the
Government Gazette in other countries),
Congressional Bills 1993/94 + and other
US. government documents.
U.S. Department of Justice. Foreign Agents
Registration Act. Semi-annual Report.
Lists for 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 Report and Second
U.S. Department of State. Report on Human
Rights Practices - Nigeria.
1994, 1993 Reports: http://www.state.gov/www/global/human_rights/hrp
United States. Embassy.
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. http://usembassy.state.gov/lagos/
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: http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/international/nigeria.html
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. http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usassi/welcome.htm
University of Ibadan
Official site. http://www.ui.edu.ng
of Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
The University of Jos' official mirror site in the U.S. Has an e-mail
users directory, information on the university, photographs, etc. http://intlinet.lib.uiowa.edu/unijos/index.htm
University of Jos
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." http://intlinet.lib.uiowa.edu/josproject