Welcome to the Official Website of the NIIA.

The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) is Nigeria’s foremost think-tank on foreign affairs.  It was established in 1961 as a centre of excellence for the scientific study of international relation.

The Institute’s research focus include: international politics, international law and organizations, international economic relations, security and strategic studies, as well as African politics and integration.

 The idea of the NIIA as conceived by the founding fathers was ‘to provide a nursery of ideas on what direction in international affairs Nigeria should take’, as well as ‘to provide a meeting ground for people of all nations and a rich soil for the cross-fertilization of their minds’.  This is accomplished through painstaking research, conferences, seminars, workshop, roundtable discussions, and public lectures on crucial issues in world affairs.

Finally, at the Institute, we encourage an open exchange of ideas, cooperation with individuals, corporate bodies and governments in the pursuit of our mandate.

Welcome to the official website of the NIIA.

Professor Bukar Bukarambe


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The Management and staff of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs regret to announce the sudden loss of one of our own, Prof. Ogaba Danjuma Oche who until his death served as the Director of Research and Studies. A wake-keep would be held in his honour on...

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Testimonials of the Founding Fathers

“If Nigeria is to acquit herself honourably and to take her rightful place in resurgent Africa, she requires to be fully informed on the world of today, which is one of the paramount functions of the Institute” Sir Tafawa Balewa

“The Nigerian Institute of International Affairs hope to work simultaneously on three levels – as a Nigerian Institute in Lagos, an African Institute in Nigeria and a world Institute in Africa – providing a meeting ground for people of all nations and a rich soil for the cross-fertilization of their minds” Sir Adetokunbo Ademola

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