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about-us The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs was established in 1961, with the aim of providing a nursery of ideas on what direction Nigeria should take on international affairs. Since inception, the Institute has been organising Conferences, Round tables and Lectures. These are aimed at addressing current foreign policy issues and anticipating others still on the…read more here. 

researchThe Research and Studies Department is the nerve centre of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs charged with the development and execution of primary and secondary research projects of the Institute. In the fulfillment of its mandate, the Department organizes conferences, seminars, symposia and lectures for the enlightenment of the general public…read more here. 

dg-messageI welcome you to the website of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs [NIIA] – Nigeria’s foremost think-tank on foreign affairs. The first of its kind in Africa, the NIIA is a Center of excellence for the scientific study of international relations. It seeks to promote a deeper understanding of Nigeria’s foreign policy, international relations…read more here. 

niialibraryMembership of the library is restricted to registered members and staff of the Institute. Their library membership make them eligible to borrow books and make full use of the library facilities. Other non-members including Post-graduate students wishing to use the library are welcome to apply to the Director, Library & Documentation Services…read more here. 


The Act of 1971 (CAP.311) establishing the Institute states its objectives as follows:
(a) To encourage and facilitate the understanding of international affairs and of the circumstances, conditions and attitudes of foreign countries and their peoples.
(b) To provide and maintain means of information upon international questions and promote the study and investigation of international questions by means of conferences, lectures and discussions, and by the preparation and publication of books, reports, or otherwise as may seem desirable so as to develop a body of informed opinions on world affairs…read more here