211,400,708 (2021)

Official language

English is the official language. In addition Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Fula, and English Creole are widely spoken.


NGN ₦ - Nigerian Naira



Time Zone

UTC+01.00 (WAT)

Dialling Code


Area (sq. miles)



$1.116 trillion (PPP)

Important Ministries

Federal Ministry of Education is a part of the Federal Ministries of Nigeria that directs education in Nigeria.

Federal Ministry of Information and Culture provides
information on government activities, programmes and initiatives, promotes tourism and enhances Nigeria’s cultural values.

VAT on Books

0% for books and 5% ebooks

Trade Associations

Nigerian Publishers
Association (NPA)

Nigerian Library Association (NLA)

Booksellers Association of Nigeria (popoolaolusojidavid@yahoo.com) is a non-governmental body
that protects the interest of booksellers in Nigeria.

Christian Booksellers Association

Annual Book Fairs

Nigeria International Book Fair is
held over 6 days in Lagos in May.

Aké Arts and Book Festival is held over 4 days in October and aims to showcase the very best of contemporary African literature, poetry, music, art, film, and theatre.

Useful Contacts

British Council

Email: arts.nigeria@britishcouncil.org
Tel: 01-4603090

Department for International Trade

Email: DITAfricaTrade@mobile.trade.gov.uk
Tel: +234 (0) 812 810 8845


of Nigerian Bookshops (Cassava Republic Press)

  • Rombic Concepts (info@rombicconceptsltd.com)
    is a small-scale educational publisher, mainly reprint rights from UK
    publishers. It is an agent for Cengage Learning (UK), Kogan Page (UK), and
  • Doreana Books is based in
    Lagos and stocks children’s, professional and educational books.
  • Chelis Bookazine Limited (CBL)
    is a publisher and leading educational supplier serving schools and bookstores. It has shops in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Port Harcourt, Asaba, and Enugu.
  • CSS Bookshop Ltd specialises in the
    supply of Christian books and literature, educational and general books as well as stationery and office equipment. The division currently as branches in Apapa, Akure, Port Harcourt, and Kaduna.
  • Schoolstoreng is an integrated
    supplier of educational resources in Nigeria.
  • The Booksellers Ltd is a
    bookselling chain and publishing company with shops in Abuja, Ajah Lagos, and Ogun state.
  • The Book Company has shops in
    Lagos, at the Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ilesa, Osun state, and in Abuja.
  • Laterna Ventures is an importer, distributor and
    marketing organisation for Bibles, Christian books business books, children’s books, music, and educational books as well as teaching tapes and gift items. It includes a lot of international titles in its catalogue.

Christian books are also sold at major bus terminals, and in offices, especially in Southern Nigeria.


Directory of Nigerian Publishers (NPA)

Cassava Republic Press

OkadaBooks is a Nigerian ebook platform.

Kachifo Limited is an independent publishing house based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Farafina Publishing


Nigeria has a book distribution problem, with a very small
number of bookshops and distributors (Quartz Africa 2018).

Havilah Books

The Book Company