- Abuja -- Federal Capital Territory and States of Nigeria (See below)
- Achebe Colloquium on Africa ---Nigeria (Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island)
- Africa Leadership Forum (Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria)
- "The forum grew out of the need to assist in improving the capacity and competence of African leaders to tackle development challenges confronting Africa...A range of high-level conferences, seminars, workshops and publications."
- ALF Publications: e-books and reports on leadership, security, cooperation, development, etc.
- ALF annual reports
- Amnesty International on Nigeria--News Briefs and Profiles (New York and Washington, DC)
- Anti-corruption campaign in Nigeria (1999-2007): the politics of a failed reform (2012) By D. U. Enweremadu. -- Leiden, The Netherlands: African Studies Centre, Leiden University, 2012. 218 pages in PDF format
- Boko Haram: Islamism, politics, security, and the state in Nigeria (2014) Edited by Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos. -- Leiden, The Netherlands: African Studies Centre, Leiden University, 2014. 285 pages in PDF format
--For more on "Boko Haram, see also:
Council on Foreign Relations -and- United States Institute of Peace below
- The Carter Center on Nigeria (Atlanta, Georgia)
- Center for Strategic and International Studies: Nigeria: assessing risks to stability. (June 2011)
by Peter M. Lewis. -- Washington, DC: CSIS, 2011. 26 pages in PDF format
--See also: "Stress Testing African States" series
- Centre for Democracy and Development in West Africa (Abuja, Nigeria)
- Centre for Democratic Development Research and Training (CEDDERT), Zaria, Nigeria
The site offers general information about the centre and numerous articles by its scholarly members---including Prof. Yusufu Bala Usman of the Department of History, Ahmadu Bello University and Abubakar Siddique Mohammed, CEDDERT Director. "The Centre for Democratic Development Research and Training, is established to promote and advance scientific research and training for the purpose of providing immediate and long-term solutions to the problems of the democratic, community, and national, development of the people of Nigeria, the rest of Africa, and the African diaspora."
- Committee to Protect Journalists on Nigeria (New York)
CPJ is engaged in the monitoring of press freedom and advocates for the protection of the civil rghts of journalists around the world.
- Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative on Nigeria, 2002-2005 (New Delhi, India; London, UK; Accra, Ghana)
CHRI reports and excerpts from Nigerian news media. "The CHRI is a non-partisan independent international non-governmental organisation. Human rights education and advocacy are at the core of all CHRI's activities, and the aims and ends of its reports and investigations."
- The Commonwealth Regional Law Conference: "The 21st Century Lawyer: Present Challenges & Future Skills," 8-11 April 2010, Abuja, Nigeria Programme Themes--'Human Rights & the Rule of Law' and 'Corporate & Commercial Law'
- Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (1999) (via International Centre for Nigerian Law)
- Consulate General of Nigeria -- Nigeria House, New York
- Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa: Public Sector Reforms in Africa: Nigerian Perspectives. (2012) Edited by Funmi Adewumi & William Idowu. -- Dakar, Senegal: CODESRIA, 2012. 136 pages.
- Council on Foreign Relations on Nigeria (New York)
Political analysis reports on Nigeria from John Campbell and others as this American think tank.
- EFCC--Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (Abuja, NIgeria)
The official website of this government anti-corruption and anti-terrorism agency, created in 2004, with speeches, full-length reports and other publications, current news, and press releases.
- Elections in Nigeria, 2007-2012
- African Elections Database: Nigeria: compilation of results of 2007 elections and earlier. (Albert C. Nunley, via Tripod.Com, USA)
- CODESRIA--Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa on Elections in Nigeria (Dakar, Senegal)
- Council on Foreign Relations--The Center for Preventive Action: Nigeria: elections and continuing challenges. (Online) by Robert I. Rotberg. CSR no. 27, April 2007...in PDF format. -- New York: CFR, 2007.
--See all of the Council's web pages on Nigeria above.
- Election News Coverage for Nigeria 2011
- Enough is Enough Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja)
A blog site offering election news commentary and information. "...a coalition of individuals and youth organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through advocacy, activism and the mobilization of the youth population as responsible citizens."
- European Commission: EU Election Observation Mission to Nigeria 2011 (Brussels, Belgium)
- The Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (Abuja, Nigeria)
The official government site for monitoring state and federal elections-- with brief information on political parties and individual presidential candidates
, the electoral process, and results tabulated as reports become available.
-- Official news on Election 2011
- IFES--International Foundation for Electoral Systems on Nigeria (Washington, DC; Abuja, Nigeria)
- National Democratic Institute on Nigeria (Washington, DC)
- Nigeria Election Coalition (Lagos, Nigeria)
A news commentary and information portal on the 2011 elections. "...a virtual network backed by real networks that in two conferences in 2009 and 2010 agreed to work cooperatively with in the shared goals and common purpose of achieving a free and fair election in 2011."
--See especially: All Candidates List
, with brief profiles.
- Reclaim Naija: Election Incident Report System (Lagos, Nigeria)
This site offers information about the organization and election information--lists of political parties and candidates, and features citizen reports, with mapping of incidents using Ushahidi software. "...a broad based national platform for popular, grassroots engagement in promoting electoral transparency and democratic government."
- United States Institute of Peace, Special Report: Breaking the Cycle of Electoral Violence in Nigeria. (December 2010) by Ebere Onwudiwe & Chloe Berind-Dart. -- Washington, DC: USIP, 2010. 16 pages in PDF format
- Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Washington, DC
- Environmental Rights Action (Friends of the Earth, Nigeria; Benin City, Nigeria)
"...a Nigerian advocacy group dedicated to the defence of the Human ecosystem in terms of human rights...ERA is also the coordinating NGO for the Oilwatch International as well as the host of the secretariat of the Africa Tobacco Control Regional Initiative (ATCRI). ERA is also the coordinating NGO for the Nigerian Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA)."
--See also: Nigerians working for environmental justice and corporate accountability
: a list of contact information and web links.
- Foreign Policy in Focus: "Alienation and militancy in the Niger Delta: a response to CSIS on petroleum, politics, and democracy in Nigeria." (July 2003) By Oronto Douglas, Von Kemedi, Ike Okonta, Michael Watts. -- Washington, DC : Institute for Policy Studies ; Silver City & Albuquerque, New Mexico: Interhemispheric Resource Center, 2003.
- Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (See Nigeria First)
- Human Rights Watch on Nigeria (New York and
- All Nigeria reports and press releases, 1998--
- "'Leave everything to God': accountability for inter-communal violence in Plateau and Kaduna States, Nigeria" (December 2013) -- New York, HRW, 2013. 137 pages in PDF format
- "Spiraling violence: Boko Haram attacks and security force abuses in Nigeria." (October 2012)
-- New York: HRW, 2012. 107 pages in PDF format.
- "Corruption on trial?: the record of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission." (August 2011)
-- New York: HRW, 2011. 70 pages in PDF format.
- "Everyone's in on the Game": corruption and human rights abuses by the Nigeria Police Force." (August 2010) -- New York: HRW, 2010. 108 pages in PDF format.
- "Arbitrary killings by security forces: submission to the investigative bodies on the November 28-29, 2008 violence in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria." (July 2009) -- New York: HRW, 2009. 29 pages in PDF format
- "Politics as war: the human rights impact and causes of post-election violence in Rivers State, Nigeria." (March 2008) Human Rights Watch (Online); vol. 20, no. 2(A) 57 pages in HTML or PDF formats.
- "Criminal politics: violence, 'godfathers' and corruption in Nigeria." (October 2007) Human Rights Watch (Online); vol. 19, no. 16(A). 125 pages in HTML or PDF formats.
- "Chop Fine: The human rights impact of local government corruption and mismanagement in Rivers State, Nigeria" (January 2007) Human Rights Watch (Online); vol. 19, no. 2(A). 109 pages in HTML or PDF formats.
- "'They Do Not Own This Place': government discrimination against 'non-indigenes' in Nigeria" (April 2006) Human Rights Watch (Online); vol. 18, no. 3(A). 66 pages in HTML or PDF formats.
- "'Rest in Pieces': police and deaths in custody in Nigeria" (July 2005). Human Rights Watch (Online); vol. 17, no. 11(A) 76 pages in HTML or PDF formats.
- "Rivers and blood: guns, oil and power in Nigeria's Rivers State" (February 2005). Human Rights Watch briefing paper. 23 p. In HTML or PDF.
- "Nigeria's 2003 Elections: the unacknowledged violence" (June 2004) 47 p. in PDF format
- "Political Shari'a"? Human rights and Islamic law in northern Nigeria (September 2004). Human Rights Watch report ; vol. 15, no. 9(A).
113 p. PDF file.
- Nigeria, 2002. In Human Rights Watch World Report 2003. (Online).
- Nigeria: military revenge in Benue (April 2002)
- Nigeria, 2001 In Human Rights Watch World Report 2002. (Online).
- HRW Backgrounder: US President Clinton's Visit to Nigeria, August 26-28, 2000
- Nigeria, 1999. In Human Rights Watch World Report 2000. (Online).
- Nigeria, 1998-99. In Human Rights Watch World Report 1999. (Online).
- Nigeria, 1997-98. In Human Rights Watch World Report 1998. (Online).
- "Nigeria: crackdown in the Niger Delta," May 1999 (Bronwen Manby et al., Africa Division, HRW) Human Rights Watch (Online) ; vol. 11, no. 2(A)
- The Price of Oil: Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights Violations in Nigeria's Oil Producing Communities. -- New York: HRW, 1999. -- ISBN: 156432-225-4
The full electronic version of this print publication. This report was written by Bronwen Manby, researcher in the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, based on research in the Niger Delta in July 1997, subsequent correspondence with the major oil companies operating in the region, and information provided by Nigerian human rights and environmental activists. See also, Shell Nigeria's PR website
- HURIWA--Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (Abuja, Nigeria)
This blog site offers commentary on politics and human rights issues facing Nigerian peoples. With offices around the country, HURIWA seeks to promote respect for and protection of human rights and sponsors workshops and education seminars for the Nigerian public.
- IDEA--International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance on Nigeria (2004) (Stockholm, Sweden)
"IDEA was engaged in a long-term country project in Nigeria from 1999–2004. The focus of the project was on supporting the evolving democratisation process in the country primarily by facilitating a dialogue based democracy assessment, led by a contact group of 42 Nigerian stakeholders from a broad variety of organisations and professions."
- International Centre for Nigerian Law (Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria)
A legal firm and library begun in 1999. The site includes a small collection of online legal instruments, law reports on the Supreme Court, selected laws of the Federation of Nigeria, a list of law schools in Nigeria, and general information on the Nigerian legal system.
- International Court of Justice on Cameroon vs. Nigeria, 1994-
- International Crisis Group on Nigeria (Washington, DC; Dakar, Senegal; Brussels, Belgium)
***Free registration is required to download reports.
- International Peace Institute--Global Observatory: "Engaging Boko Haram: Militarization, Mediation or Both?" (September 26, 2012) by Akinola Ejodame Olojo (New York, USA; Vienna, Austria)
- Justice in Nigeria Now (San Francisco, California)
"...working in solidarity with communities in Nigeria and allies in the U.S. to promote peace and corporate accountability and to ensure that extractive industries operate in a manner that respects human rights, protects the environment and enhances community livelihood."
--See especially: Resources
- Media Rights Agenda (Lagos, Nigeria)
"MRA was established in August 1993 as an independent, non-governmental organisation for the purpose, among other things, of promoting and protecting press freedom and freedom of expression in Nigeria." See especially:
-- Publications, 1997 to present
- The National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja)
- National Population Commission of Nigeria (Abuja)
The official website of the 2006 Census, with documents relating to the work of the commission and selected publications
from the 1991 Population Census and other surveys (in PDF format).
- Niger Delta Economies of Violence Project at the University of California--Berkeley (See below)
- Nigeria First: Office of Public Communications, State House, Abuja
Official news and information from the Federal Republic of Nigeria government in Abuja.
- Nigeria-Law (International Centre for Nigerian Law, Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria)
Selected information on federal laws and the courts in Nigeria, including the Constitution (1999), the Supreme Court, lists of federal laws, and some federal legislation --in full text-- organized by year.
- Nigeria Watch (IFRA--Instiut Français de Recherche en Afrique, University of Ibadan, Nigeria)
- Nigerian Bar Association (Victoria Island, Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria)
- Nigerian Legal Information Institute (Olufemi Amao, Brunel Law School Brunel University, West London, UK)
The site features bibliographies of selected Nigerian legal publications and useful links to Nigerian government and other legal web sites.
- Nigerian Muse (Bolaji Aluko, USA)
- A "meta-website" for Nigerians in the USA about Nigerian and diasporan affairs; includes documents and links to other sites, plus essay commentaries by Bolaji Aluko. See especially:
- Oil Change International: The Price of Oil -- Ken Saro Wiwa (2005) (USA)
A website about a campaign to inform the public about oil industry activities and environmental politics around the world, including in the Niger delta. "A coalition of environmental and human rights organizations is mounting a national tour on the occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa. ...Oil Change is a research and advocacy organization that exists to force progress in the energy industry towards an environmentally and socially sustainable energy future."
- Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture = World Organization Against Torture: Hope betrayed? :
a report on impunity and state-sponsored violence in Nigeria (2002) -- Geneva, Switzerland: OMCT ; Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria: Centre for Law Enforcement Education, 2002. 197 pages in PDF format
-- See also: OMCT Home Page
- The Petroleum Industry Bill 2012 (via Nigeria-Law, International Centre for Nigerian Law, Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria)
223 pages in PDF format
- Remember Saro-Wiwa (PlatformLondon, London, UK)
This website includes biographical information on the writer-publisher-activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, excerpts from his writings, current reports on Nigeria and on the activities of organizations concerned about Nigeria, and links to related organizations. "...a coalition of UK-based organisations and individuals encompassing the arts and literature, human rights and environmental and development issues."
- Sharia implementation in northern Nigeria 1999-2006: a sourcebook. Compiled and edited by Philip Ostien. -- Ibadan, Nigeria: Spectrum Books, Ltd ; Bayreuth, Germany: Universität Bayreuth, 2007. 5 volumes in PDF format
- Sierra Club: Human Rights and the Environment in Nigeria (San Francisco, California)
Information about the campaign to influence Royal-Dutch Shell, other oil companies, and the Nigerian government; plus updated news reports on conditions in Nigeria.
- States of Nigeria on the Internet Nigeria's 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja
(This list is under construction.)
- Transition Monitoring Group (Abuja, Nigeria)
- United Kingdom: UK and Nigeria (via GOV.UK, London)
This site offers official government news on UK foreign relations with Nigeria, related events and issues; plus selected documents.
- United States. Department of State (Washington, DC)
- United States Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria -- Home Page (Abuja, Nigeria)
- United States Institute of Peace on Nigeria (Washington, DC)
- University of California--Berkeley: Niger Delta Economies of Violence: Community, Conflict, and Governance in the Oil-Producing Communities of the Niger Delta, Nigeria (Berkeley, California)
This project is sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace (Washington, DC), Our Niger Delta (Port Harcourt, Nigeria), and the Institute of International Studies (University of California, Berkeley).
--See especially: Working papers (2004-2009)
- Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Africa Program -- Recent Publications on Nigeria (Washington, DC)
- Muslim Women's Rights in Northern Nigeria (April 2014) by Olufemi Vaughan & Suraiya Zubair Banu. Africa Program Occasional paper series ; 8 pages in PDF format
- Securing Development and Peace in the Niger Delta (2011) by Paul Francis, Deirdre Lapin, Paula Rossiasco. Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity -- Washington, DC: WWICS, c2011. 178 pages in PDF format