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


Recent News

India and Nigeria-Partners for Progress in Africa

India and Nigeria-Partners for Progress in Africa

The NIIA held a public lecture on India and Nigeria-Partners for Progress in Africa. The lecture which was delivered by His Excellency Mr M.J Akbar-The Indian Honourable Minister of State for External Affairs bordered on strengthening Nigeria-Indian relations. Guests...

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The NIIA in Partnership with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Nigeria organized a one day conference on Africa-China Cooperation in Information Technology and Digital Economy: Prospects and Challenges. The conference which was well attended, had in...

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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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