National Archives of Nigeria, Ibadan

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National Archives, Ibadan (NAI)

The archive at Ibadan is housed in a large three-story pastel-coloured building set in three acres of grounds within the campus area of the University of Ibadan.

The Nigerian National Archives branch at Ibadan is very rich in official papers of all Federal, Regional and State Governments; papers of native and local authorities; papers of semi-public bodies and institutions; papers of private individuals and families, as well as those of ecclesiastical bodies and missions.

The founding and development of the Nigerian Archival Service was due very largely to the initiative of Kenneth Dike, who was awarded a Colonial Social Science Research Fellowship in 1949 to carry out research on Nigerian history. In the course of his studies Dike came across valuable historical records in government offices, the greater number of which were damaged by insects and water. He reported this to the government and offered his services without salary in the task of recovering valuable historical materials.

The government accepted this offer and in 1951 appointed him to direct a survey of the available historical record. Dike’s main recommendation was that an archive service should be established as a matter of urgency. As a result, the Nigerian Records Office was formed in 1954, operating from two rooms of the University College at Ibadan. In 1958 this moved into its first permanent home – the first purpose-built archives building in tropical Africa- containing a repository, search room, processing area, repair and bindery department, staff office area, a photographic laboratory, and a reference library.


CSO Finding Aids
In the search room there is a cupboard containing special lists drawn up by a team of archivists in the 1960s noting the works held on a particular subject in the records of the CSO classification. These lists are extensive, but should not be taken as complete. Nevertheless, they provide a firm foundation on which to start searching the CSO record.

Agriculture (A. Anyimbo)

Annual, Half – Yearly, and Quarterly Reports (J C. Enwere)

Army (G.A.K. Adedipe)

Assessment and Re-Assessment Reports (L.C. Gwam)

Chieftaincy Matters (J. C Enwere)

Education (L.C. Gwam)

Forestry (Kate Ododo)

Intelligence Reports (L.C. Gwam)

International Affair (G.A. K. Adedipe)

Land and Survey (G.A.K Adedipe)

Medical and Sanitary Service (Akin Akinfemiwa)

Organization and Reorganization Reports (J.C. Enwere)

Public Works (Akin Akinfemiwa)

Veterinary and the Fish Industry (Kate Ododo)

Annual Reports
Lagos
Southern Nigeria
Nigeria


Departmental Annual Reports

Education Department
1916: CSO 1/32/1917/vol.XX [Northern Provinces only]
1917: CSO 1/32/42, despatch 768
1923: CSO 1/32/76 or CSO 26/11852/vol.I
1924: CSO 26/11852/vol.II
1925: CSO 26/11852/vol.III
1926-27: CSO 26/11852/vol.IV
1928-29: CSO 26/11852/vol.V
1930: CSO 26/11852/vol.VI
1931: CSO 26/11852/vol.VII
1932: CSO 26/11852/vol.VIII
1933-34: CSO 26/11852/vol.IX
1934-35: CSO 26/11852/vol.X
1936-37: CSO 26/11852/vol.XI
1938-39: CSO 26/11852/vol.XII
1940-41: CSO 26/11852/S.1
1941-42: CSO 26/11852/S.2
1942-47: CSO 26/11852/S.3
1948-49: CSO 26/11852/S.4

Forestry Department
1916: CSO 19/5/N.2315/1917
1917: CSO 19/6/N.2160/1918
1918: CSO 19/7/N.1776/1919
1919: CSO 19/8/N.1477/1920
1920-21: CSO 26/50301
1923: CSO 26/09576
1924: CSO 26/13229/vol.II
1925: CSO 26/13229/vol.III
1926: CSO 26/13229/vol.IV
1927: CSO 26/13229/vol.VI
1928: CSO 26/13229/vol.VI
1929-30: CSO 26/13229/vol.VII
1931: CSO 26/13229/vol.VIII
1932-33: CSO 26/13229/vol.IX
1934-35: CSO 26/13229/vol.X
1936-37: CSO 26/13229/vol.XI
1938: CSO 26/13229/vol.XII
1942: CSO 26/13229/S.2
1943: CSO 26/13229/S.3
1944: CSO 26/13229/S.4
1953: CSO 26/54693/C.1

Posts and Telegraphs Department
1917: CSO 1/32/40, despatch 461
1921: CSO 26/50389
1922: CSO 26/50662
1923: CSO 26/50662/vol.I
1924: CSO 26/50662/vol.IV
1925: CSO 26/50662/vol.V
1926: CSO 26/50662/vol.IV
1927: CSO 26/50662/vol.V
1928: CSO 26/50662/vol.VI
1929-31: CSO 26/50662/vol.VII
1932-34: CSO 26/50662/vol.VIII
1935: CSO 26/50662/vol.IX
1936-37: CSO 26/50662/vol.X
1940-41: CSO 26/50662/S.1
1941-42: CSO 26/50662/S.2
1953: CSO 26/54693/C.10

Prisons Department
1914: CSO 1/32/19, despatch 1,048
1917: CSO 1/32/41. Despatch 643
1922: CSO 26/09414 1923: CSO 1/32/77, despatch 1,106 or CSO 26/12686/vol.I
1924: CSO 26/12686/vol.II
1925: CSO 26/12686/vol.III
1926: CSO 26/12686/vol.IV
1927: CSO 26/12686/vol.V
1928: CSO 26/12686/vol.VI
1929-31: CSO 26/12686/vol.VII
1932-34: CSO 26/12686/vol.VIII
1935-36: CSO 26/12686/vol.IX or CSO 1/32/129, despatch 124
1937-39: CSO 26/12686/vol.X
1940: CSO 26/12686/S.1
1941: CSO 26/12686/S.2
1942: CSO 26/12686/S.3
1943: CSO 26/12686/S.4
1944: CSO 26/12686/S.5
1953: CSO 26/54693/C.22


Blue Books of Statistics
Lagos
Southern Nigeria
Nigeria


The Nigerian Secretariat
The records of the Nigerian Secretariat, otherwise known as the Chief Secretary’s Office (CSO), occupy about 600 metres of shelving space. This includes records of the following bodies:

British Consulate, Lagos (1849-1860)

Government House, Lagos (1865-1958)

Colonial Secretary’s Office, Lagos (1865-1916)

Oil Rivers, Niger Coast Protectorate and Southern Nigeria Secretariat, Calabar (1891-1906)

Northern Provinces Secretariat, Zungeru and Kaduna (1900-1921)

Southern Provinces Secretariat, Lagos and Enugu (1914-1938)

Chief Secretary’s Office, Lagos (1921-1958)

CSO 1: Despatches. These are the bound volumes of high-level correspondence between Governors, High Commissioners, and administrators on the one hand, and the Colonial and Foreign Offices on the other. These are a crucial holding of the archives since they represent an unbroken documentation of British colonial administration in Nigeria in the 100 years before 1960.

The major series of despatches include:

Colony of Lagos

Despatches to the Colonial Office (63 volumes: 1861-1906)

Despatches from the Colonial Office (115 volumes: 1869-1906)

Oil Rivers, Niger Coast Protectorate, and Southern Nigeria

Despatches to the Foreign Office and Colonial Office (40 volumes, 1891-1906)

Despatches from the Foreign Office and Colonial Office (49 volumes, 1891-1906)

Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria

Despatches to the Colonial Office (72 volumes, 1907-13)

Despatches from the Colonial Office (71 volumes, 1907-13)


Northern Nigeria

Despatches to and from Colonial Office (35 volumes, 1900-13)


Nigeria

Despatches to the Colonial Office (170 volumes, 1913-51)

Despatches from the Colonial Office (250 volumes, 1912-51)

Confidential despatches to the Colonial Office (56 volumes, 1913-50)

Confidential despatches from the Colonial Office (11 volumes, 1913-50)

Secret despatches to and from the Colonial Office (11 volumes, 1913-38)

CSO 2: Registers. Apart from registers of correspondence, there are file registers, transit registers, European native service record books, visitors’ books, entertainment books, dinner books, and registers of oaths of allegiance.

CSO 3: Telegram books. All the telegrams issued from, or received, at the Government House, Lagos (53 volumes, 1892-1939)

CSO 4: Reports. Includes Governors’ inspection notes, census returns, medical and health reports (82 volumes, 1864-1964)

CSO 5: Administrative, constitutional and legal instruments. Includes treaties, agreements, proclamations, orders-in-council, letter patents, royal instructions, and conventions (265 pieces, 1842-1960)

CSO 6: War records. Includes material on both World Wars and German consular and colonial activities, 1884-1914, which were seized during World War I. These latter records are in German (18 volumes: 1884-1945).

CSO 7: Minute books of the executive and legislative councils. (14 volumes, 1872-1954, but with many serious gaps)

CSO 8: Letter books (77 volumes: 1854-1936)

CSO 9: Governor-General’s Office, Lagos. Filed papers (35 volumes, 1914-18)

CSO 10: Governor-General’s Office, Lagos. Filed papers (107 volumes, 1904-50)

CSO 11: Government House, Lagos. “W” Series, Annual Files (100 volumes, 1914)

CSO 12: Colonial Secretary’s Office, Lagos. Annual Minute Papers (200 volumes: 1914)

CSO 13: Colonial Secretary’s Office, Lagos. Desptch numbered Files (27 volumes, 1906-13)

CSO 14: Central Secretary’s Office, Lagos. “A” Series Annual Files (40 volumes, 1909-23)

CSO 15: Central Secretary’s Office, Lagos. “B” Series Annual Files (51 volumes, 1909-25)

CSO 16: Central Secretary’s Office, Lagos. “C” Series Annual Files (### files, 1911-30)

CSO 17: Central Secretary’s Office, Lagos. “D” Series Annual Files (5 files, 1912)

CSO 18: Government House, Colonial, Central and Chief Secretary’s Office, Lagos. Miscellaneous papers (66 volumes, undated)

CSO 19: Central Secretary’s Office, Lagos. “N” Series Annual Files (18,199 files, 1912-19)

CSO 20: Central Secretary’s Office, Lagos, “NC” Annual Files (1,221 files, 1913-21)

CSO 21: Central Secretary’s Office, Lagos, “CSO” Book Files (1,230 files, undated)

CSO 22: Northern Nigeria Numerical Minutes Papers (50 files, 1919-21)

CSO 23: Northern Nigeria Annual Minutes Papers (190 files, 1900-21)

CSO 24: Colonial Secretary’s Office, Lagos. “R” series Annual Minute Papers (287 files, 1902-16)

CSO 25: Miscellaneous filed papers (198 volumes, 1905-39)

CSO 26: Chief Secretary’s Office, Lagos. Numerical book files (many tens of thousands of files, 1921-58; the key series in the entire archive!)
For example
CSO 26/01153/vol.I and II: Lunacy Ordinance, 1916
CSO 26/01507/vol.III: Lunacy, appointment of alienist
CSO 26/01507/S.1/T.1: Lunacy: Alienist
CSO 26/01507/S.2: Yaba asylum
CSO 26/01507/S.3: Criminal lunatics
CSO 26/03125/C.22-52: Staff List, 1949
CSO 26/03125/S.5/C.1: Staff List, 1954
CSO 26/06076: Customs and Superstitions of Yoruba in Oyo Province, by W.A. Ross
CSO 26/09315: Kano-Zinder Road
CSO 26/18925/S,3/vol.II and III: Companies Income Tax Ordinance, 1939
CSO 26/20535: Agege Market
CSO 26/20629: Otta District Assessment Report
CSO 26/20679: Eket Divisional Assessment Report
CSO 26/20687/vol.II: Ikot Ekpene Assessment Report
CSO 26/21856: Coffee industry
CSO 26/21941: Badagry District Assessment Report
CSO 26/23610/S.61: Complaints against Grand Hotel
CSO 26/23610/S.101: Ice making plant, Abeokuta, Ibadan
CSO 26/23610/S.156: List of clubs in Nigeria
CSO 26/23610/S.609: Ijebu Ode butcher’s strike
CSO 26/23610/S.611: Olubadan of Ibadan
CSO 26/23610/S.620: Lagos Hunters Union
CSO 26/23610/S.673: Lagos Stars Club
CSO 26/23610/S.831: Ado Progressive Union
CSO 26/24887/vols.I to XI: Locusts
CSO 26/24887/S.8: Locusts
CSO 26/25356: Badagri-Ado Road
CSO 26/26396: Oba of Ado
CSO 26/26750: Locusts
CSO 26/28214/vol.I and II and S.1: Rice growing in Nigeria
CSO 26/28528: Bakassi Clan Intelligence Report
CSO 26/29664/S.1: Ikorodu/Ijede/Addo Intelligence Report
CSO 26/29939/vol.I and II: Ikeja District Report
CSO 26/30030: Badagry District Assessment Report
CSO 26/31481: Stamps
CSO 26/34182: Olowo of Owo
CSO 26/35091: Bata Shoe
CSO 26/35091/vol.II: Bata Shoe
CSO 26/35457: Olubadan of Ibadan
CSO 26/36150/S.84: Antimony exports
CSO 26/36381/S.18: Local industry – brushes
CSO 26/36381/S.19: Local industry – candles
CSO 26/36381/S.28: Local industry – starch
CSO 26/36381/S.28: Local industry – wood tar
CSO 26/36381/S.29: Local industry – yeast
CSO 26/38423/S.6: History of the war; Customs Department
CSO 26/38465: Night soil men
CSO 26/38917: Egba United Government
CSO 26/39214: Union of Ifa Priests of Nigeria
CSO 26/39338: Kano fire brigade
CSO 26/41375: Local spice production
CSO 26/41862: Ibadan Club
CSO 26/41925: Fire brigade at ports
CSO 26/41925/S.1: Fire brigade at ports
CSO 26/43426: Jaundice outbreak, Nigeria
CSO 26/44615: Public library, Lagos
CSO 26/44887: Club Hitler Club
CSO 26/44987: National Union of Seamen
CSO 26/45391/S.3: Guide book for trade union leaders
CSO 26/46482: African Club, Calabar
CSO 26/53547: Alafin of Oyo
CSO 26/53774: National Union of Students
CSO 26/55571: Matchmaking

CSO 27: Miscellaneous bound volumes (2 volumes: undated)

CSO 28: Miscellaneous loose sheets (1 volumes: undated)


Provincial and Divisional Office Papers of the Former Colony and Protectorate of Lagos

BADADIV 1-8: Badagry Divisional Office (110 files, 1865-1937)

COMCOL 1-15: The Commissioner of Colony Office, Lagos (6,329 files, 1907-59)
For example:
COMCOL 1/238/vol.X: Lagos Town Council estimates, 1938-48
COMCOL 1/313/vol.I: Lagos Town Council, 1923-30
COMCOL 1/313/vol.II: Lagos Town Council, 1931-40
COMCOL 1/248/44: Sugar Babies Social Club, 1939-41
COMCOL 1/1797: Rice growing, 1936-51
COMCOL 1/1368/vol.I: Market trading, 1932-36
COMCOL 1/1399: Oyster sellers, 1934

EPEDIV 1-8: Epe Divisional Office (638 files, 1889-1957)

IKEDIV 1-8: Ikeja Divisional Office, first accession (325 files, 1927-57)

IKEDIV 1-6: Ikeja Divisional Office, second accession (472 files, 1913-57)


Provincial, Divisional and District Office Papers of the Former Western State Region

ABEPROF 1-9: Abeokuta Provincial Office, first accession (324 files, 1900-56)

ABEPROF 1-9: Abeokuta Provincial Office, second accession (1,619 files, 1883-1963; some pages missing from the inventory)

ABEDIST 1: Abeokuta District Office (204 files, no dates given in the inventory)

AKDIVCO 1-20: Akure Divisional Office (3,101 files, 1926-62)

EKITIDIV 1-5: Ado-Ekiti Divisional Office (1,621 files, 1911-62, and includes nearly 500 court cases)

IBAPROF 1-4: Ibadan Provincial Office (703 files, 1897-1960)

IBADIV 1-4: Ibadan Divisional Office (881 files, 1893-1957)
For example:
IBADIV 1/118: Tarring roads, Ibadan town, 1927-50
IBADIV 1/489/vol.XII, Ibadan Division Annual Report, 1938-39
IBADIV 1/489/vol.XIX, Ibadan Division Annual Report, 1945
IBADIV 1/570/vol.III, Native Authority liquor, wine and beer licences, 1949-55
IBADIV 1/570/vol.IV, Native Authority liquor, wine and beer licences, 1949-55
IBADIV 1/895/vol.II, Europeans resident in Ibadan, 1947
IBADIV 1/1323/vol.VI, Public cemetery, Ibadan
IBADIV 1/1356, Staff, District Office, Ibadan, 1935-49
IBADIV 1/1427, Jubilee Dugbe market, 1936-55
IBADIV 1/1443/1, Native industries, improvement of, 1936-50
IBADIV 1/1851, Syrians in Ibadan, 1941-47
IBADIV 1/1924, Nupe settlement, Ibadanm 1951
IBADIV 1/2263, Olubadan, appointment of, 1930-52
IBADIV 1/2268, Bus services, Ibadan, 1938-49.
IBADIV 1/2383, Prominent non-natives in Ibadan, 1949-54
IBADIV 1/2383/vo.II, Prominent non-natives in Ibadan, 1948-49

IFEDIV 1-3: Ife Divisional Office (790 files, 1914-60)

IJEPROF 1-10: Ijebu Provincial Office (no inventory available)

ILEDIV 1-4: Ilesha Divisional Office (1,213 files, 1926-60)

IWODIST 1-2: Iwo District Office (121 files, 1937-59)

OKITI DIV 1-4: Okitipupa Divisional Office (528 files, 1927-60)

ONDOPROF 1-4: Ondo Provincial Office (2,204 files, 1905-57)

OWODIV 1-9: Owo Divisional Office (2,475 files, 1919-58)

OSHUNDIV 1-9: Oshun Divisional Office, Oshogbo (3,393 files, 1922-60)

OYOPROF 1: Oyo Provincial Office (4,618 files, 1917-59)


Provincial, Divisional and District Office Papers of the Former Mid-West State Region

AGBOR DIST 1-10: Agbor District office (1,450 files, 1907-57)

ASA DIV 1-12: Asaba Divisional Office, Ogwashi-Uku (1,959 files, 1907-58)

BEN PROF: Benin Province Office. This series often has letter classmarks rather than “BEN PROF” eg. BD series (1,851 files, 1922-57) and “C” series (200 files, 1909-57)

BEN LOC 1: Benin Local Government Office (501 files, 1936-57)

ISHAN DIV 1-5: Ishan Divisional Office (595 files, 1919-57)

IJAW (W) 1: Western Ijaw Office (Unnumbered)

KUKU DIV 1-12 Kukuruko Divisional Office (2,713 files, 1914-59)

KWALE DIST 1-14 Kwale District Office (687 files, 1905-58)

SAPELE DIST 1: Sapele District office (740 files, 1930-58)

UGHELLI DIST 1-18: Ughelli District Office (2,746 files, 1916-57)

WAR PROF 1-12: Warri Provincial Office (2,375 files, 1919-57)


Government Ministries and Department
DCI 1: Federal Department of Commerce and Industries, Lagos (2,693 files, 1939-59)

DME 1: Government Marketing and Export Office, Lagos (262 files, 1938-61)

FDA 1: Federal Department of Antiquities (648 files, 1927-73)

FIS 1: Federal Information Service, Lagos (1,641 files, 1939-57)

IB FOR DEPT 1: Forestry Department, Ibadan (1,985 files, 1912-54)

IB LAB 1: Federal Ministry of Labour Department, Ibadan (170 files, 1940-54)

IB MIN AGRIC 1: Ministry of Agriculture, Ibadan (234 files, 1908-54)

IB MIN ED 1-3: Ministry of Education, Ibadan (1,277 files, 1917-57)

IB MIN HOM 1: Ministry of Home Affairs, Ibadan (49 files, 1922-54)

MED (FED) 1: Federal Ministry of Economic Development (650 files, 1954-69)

MED (ED) 1: Federal Ministry of Education, Lagos (2,043 files, 1926-64)

M H FED 1-14: Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos, first accession (1,303 files, 1922-62)

M H FED 1: Federal Ministry of Health, Lagos, second accession (620 files, 1929-66)

MIN JOS (W) 1-2: Ministry of Justice Papers, Ibadan (186 files, 1923-58)

MLG (W) 1-10: Ministry of Local Government Papers, Ibadan (4,565 files, 1914-60)

MTA 1: Federal Ministry of Transport and Aviation, Lagos (320 files, 1920-63)

PD 1: Federal Police Department (309 files, 1921-60)

PWD 1: Federal Public Works Department, Lagos (4,994 files: 1922-60)

SPQ 1-6: The Secretariat, Western Province, Ibadan (4,949 files, 1920-60)

WAATA 1: West African Air Transport Authority, Lagos (190 files, 1946-60)


Special Archives Collection
At the rear of the search room are shelved, in order and in good condition, the Blue Books, government gazettes, and Annual Reports of Lagos, Southern Nigeria, and Nigeria. Many editions of the Nigeria Handbook and the Civil Service List are also kept on open access in the search room. More recent official publications are kept in the repository.


Missionary Societies
CMS N 1-7: Church Missionary Society, Niger Mission (1,460 files, 1861-1956)

CMS Y 1-4: Church Missionary Society, Yoruba Mission (200 files, 1844-1945)

RCMBD 1-14: Roman Catholic Mission Papers, Benin Diocese (994 files, 1894-1973)

WMMS 1-4: Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society Papers (145 files, 1871-1947)


Photography Collections
CMS (P) 1-105 and CMS (HP 1-67): Photographs of the Church Missionary Society, Nigeria and Youth Mission

OSP1: Old Secretariat Photographs


Individual and Family Papers
CLINTON: J.V. Clinton (279 files)

HOLT 1-2: John Holt (58 files, 1897-1900)

HUNTER 1: Mr Hunter collection (4 files, 1825-1902)

IKOLI 1-3: Ernest Sesi Ikoli (49 files, 1939-66)

JAJA 1-5: King Jaja of Opobo

OKE 1-3: Rev. G.A. Oke (264 files, 1891-1961)

LFP 1-11: Lijadu Family papers and Records of the Missions of Evangelist, Ondo, Western Nigeria (468 files, 1878-1879)

COKER 1-4: J.K. Coker Family Papers and Records of the African Church Organization, Agege, Lagos (1,099 files, 1915-37


Others
CWC 1-5: Civil war bulletin of pamphlets, books, and speeches, 1966-70

KIRIJI 1-46: Kiriji Centenerary Celebrations, 1986 (46 publications, 1986)

KC 1-5 King’s College, Lagos (665 files, 1940-59)

UAC 1-4 United Africa Company Paper (80 files, 884-97) and National African Company and Royal Niger Company)


Newspapers
Abeokuta Weekly Herald, 1941

Advance, 1965

African Advertiser, 1936, 1940, 1942

African Church Chronicle, 1934-35,1950

African Echo, 1949

African Hope, 1919-42, 1945-48

African Messenger, 1921-24, 1926-28

African Mirror, 1940

African Public Opinion, 1938

African Star, 1938

African Sunday Digest, 1931, 1933-34

African Times, 1862-65, 1876-82

Akede Eko, 1929-32, 1934, 1937-53

Aurora, 1948

Benin Echo, 1949-52

Church Missionary Gleaner, 1882, 1918

Comet, 1933-44

Daily Comet, 1944-49, 1951, 1953-54

Daily Express, 1960-65, 1970-75, 1977-78

Daily Mail, 1942

Daily Service, 1938, 1940-60

Daily Sketch, ####-####

Daily Star, 1976-80

Daily Success, 1951-53

Daily Telegraph, 1965-66

Daily Times, 1926 onwards

Dawn, 1923, 1926, 1928, 1934-35, 1937

Eastern Nigeria Guardian, 1940-53, 1958

Eastern State Express, 1951-53

Egba National Harper, 1946

Egbaland Echo, 1941, 1948-50, 1952-54

Eko Akete, 1922-25, 1927-29, 1937

Eko Igbehin, 1946-47

Eleti Ofe, 1923-30, 1947-53

Entertainer, 1976-77

Esumare Egba, 1936-39

Everybody’s Daily, 1947

French African Bulletin, 1948

Gaskiya ta fi Kwabo, 1948-54

German Tribune, 1962-63

Headlines, 1973-76

Herald, 1952-53

Ijebu National Yoke, 1952

Ijebu Weekly Echo, 1947-48

Ijebu Weekly News, 1936-40

In Leisure Hours, 1914, 1917, 1919-21

Independence, 1916

Independent, 1961-69

Irawo Obokun, 1952-54

Irohin Yoruba, 1945-54

Iwe Irohin, 1860-67

Iwe Irohin Eko, 1890

Jakadiya, 1942

Labarin Ekklesiya, 1950

Labour Champion, 1950

Lagos Daily News, 1925-32, 1934-37

Lagos Daily Record, 1930

Lagos Standard, 1889, 1905, 1920

Lagos Times, 1880-83, 1890-91

Lagos Weekend, 1974-80

Lagos Weekly Record, 1910-21, 1926-30

Lagos Weekly Times, 1890

Midwest Champion, 1964-66

Midwest Echo, 1964-65

Morning Post, 1961-72

Morning Star, 1949-52

Mwahgerartiv, 1948-52, 1954

National Concord, 1980-

New African, 1950-53

New Nigerian, 1966

New Times of Nigeria, 1948

Nigeria Advocate, 1914-23, 1930

Nigeria Catholic Herald, 1925-28, 1930, 1938-49, 1944, 1951

Nigeria Citizen, 1949-53, 1964-65

Nigeria Daily Echo, 1948-49

Nigeria Daily Herald, 1931-32

Nigeria Daily Mail, 1915, 1930

Nigeria Daily Record, 1952

Nigeria Daily Standard, 1952-53

Nigeria Daily Telegraph, 1930-37

Nigerian Eastern Mail, 1935, 1937, 1938, 1938

Nigeria Echo, 1933-34

Nigeria Labour Bulletin, 1930

Nigeria Methodist, 1927

Nigeria Peoples Voice, 1951-52

Nigeria Pioneers, 1914-28, 1930-36

Nigeria Spectators, 1920-25, 1927-28, 1930

Nigeria Standard, 1949-50

Nigeria Sunday Star, 1952-53

Nigeria Voice, 1949

Nigeria Weekly Victoria, 1948

Nigeria Chronicle, 1911-15, 1951-54, 1974-75, 1979-81

Nigerian Daily Sketch, 1964 -

Nigerian Evening News, 1929

Nigerian Freedom, 1951

Nigerian Guide, 1951-53

Nigerian Herald, 1940-45, 1973-80

Nigeria Mercantile Guardian, 1951-53

Nigerian News, 1948

Nigeria Observer, 1930-53, 1968 to date

Nigerian Provincial Guardian, 1936-38

Nigerian Spokesman, 1943-45, 1947-53

Nigerian Standard, 1977, 1979

Nigerian Star, 1951-52

Nigerian Statesman, 1947-53, 1980

Nigerian Tide, 1973-77, 1979-80

Nigerian Times, 1910

Nigerian Tribune, 1949-53, 1964-71, 1973-

Nigerian Weekly News Review, 1966

Nigerian Weekly Record, 1951

Nigerian Worker, 1965-66

Nnewi District Telegraph, 1953

Northern Advocate, 1950-53

Occult World Review, 1945

Ondo Provincial Pioneer, 1952

People, 1950-53

Punch, 1977-81

Renaissance, 1970-75

Sekstape, 1974-75

Service, 1935, 1960-62

Southern Nigerian Defender, 1943-54

Star of Oduduwa, 1948

Sunday Post, 1963-64

Sunday Punch, 1973-74

Sunday Star, 1967, 1969

Sunshine, 1973-74

Times International, 1974-76

Times of Nigeria, 1915-18, 1920-23

Truth, 1952-53, 1968-69

War Cry, 1924-25, 1927-43, 1945, 1951-54

Way, 1948

West African Examiner, 1931

West African Express, 1948-49

West African Nationhood, 1930-31, 1933

West African Pilot, 1933-66, 1968-71, 1973

West African Star, 1935-37

West African Vanguard, 1952

Western Echo, 1947-48

Western Leader, 1952

Yoruba News, 1924-26, 1929-32, 1936, 1938-40, 1942-45

Research procedures

Access

(what permits, identity documents, or letters of reference do you need to present? how far in advance must you begin to register?)

Permitted and prohibited items

(if possible, account for laptop computers, cameras, scanners, phones, pens and pencils, loose papers, and so on)

  • Permitted:
  • Prohibited:

Document ordering and delivery

(how do you request documents? how many can you order at a time? how are documents delivered?)

Photocopying, photography, microfilming

(what are costs, permits, and page limits? how long do you have to wait?)

Key individuals

(give names of archive staff and other individuals who can help researchers)

Practicalities

(details on food, coffee, lockers, washrooms, transportation, internet access, and the like)

See also

(links to relevant websites and resources)

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