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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, Roundtables and Lectures. These are aimed at addressing current foreign policy issues and anticipating others still on the horizon.  The Institute is a specialised instrument of foreign policy formulation in Nigeria. It serves as an intellectual base upon which decision-makers rely for informed opinion and expert advice in order to make rational choices between contending policy options.

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

Recent NIIA Events and News


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... read more


The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Olakunle Bamgbose in company with his entourage visited the NIIA on Thursday 22nd February at about 1.30 pm. He was received by the Director General and Management Staff of the Institute. The Permanent... read more


The Consul General, South Africa High Commission His Excellency Mr Darkey Africa today paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs to discuss issues bordering on Nigeria-South Africa Partnership. The Director General, Professor Bukar... read more