Find Printing and Publishing expertise in Nigeria

There are over 100 book publishers in Nigeria, with Ibadan and Lagos as major publishing centres. The largest book publishers are educational publishers, notably University Press plc (formerly Oxford University Press Nigeria, founded 1949), Longman Nigeria plc, Macmillan Nigeria Publishers Ltd and Evans Brothers (Nigeria Publishers) Ltd, all of which are affiliated with international groups. The 1978 Nigerian Enterprises Promotion Decree declared that at least 60% equity participation in book publishing must be by Nigerian nationals. The vast majority of books published in Nigeria are textbooks for primary and secondary education.

Book publishing in Nigeria is fundamentally confined to the private sector. In the 1970s the federal government attempted to establish a government publishing company, but it was unsuccessful. Although a number of government agencies, ministries of education, and professional associations have participated actively in the development of school textbooks, they have tended to do so in collaboration with book publishing houses. The federal government, together with organisations such as Book Aid International, the British Council and the World Bank, have endeavoured to promote the provision of books for Nigeria’s school systems.

Publishing in Nigerian languages is limited. However, there have been attempts from some quarters to publish in indigenous languages. For instance, Macmillan Nigeria Publishers has published books for the teaching and learning of Yoruba, Igbo, Efik, Edo, Hausa, Ebira and Urhobo. The Bible Society of Nigeria publishes bibles in English and indigenous languages.

Although Nigeria was home to the first indigenous language newspaper in Africa (Iwe Irohin Fun Awon Ara Egba ati Yoruba), few newspapers are published in indigenous languages. These few are regionally based since they are confined to areas where the language of publication is spoken.

Printing and Publishing organisations in Nigeria
Abic Books and Equipment Ltd
Aboki Publishers
African University Press (AUP) Ltd
Babcock University Press
Bookcraft Ltd
Bounty Press Ltd
Bro Paul (Fakolujo) Publishers Ltd
Chosen Generation Books Ltd
Concept Publications Ltd
Daily Times (Nigeria) Plc
Delta Publications Ltd
Evans Brothers
Format Publishers Ltd
Fountain Publications Ltd
Fourth Dimension Publishing Co. Ltd
Gbemi Sodipo Press Ltd
Grailland Publishers
Hadassah Publishing
Ibadan University Press
Ilesanmi Press Ltd
Jagora Press Ltd
Lawlords Publications
Longman Nigeria Plc
Macmillan Nigeria Publishers Ltd
Malthouse Press Ltd
Metropolitan Publishers Ltd
Minaj Publishers
Nayee Press & Publishers
Nelson Publishers Ltd
Nigerian Publishers' Association, The
OAU Press Ltd
Odunjinrin Publishing Co. Ltd
Oxford University Press Nigeria
Pacific Publishers
Paperback Publishers Ltd
Rasmed Publications Ltd
Spectrum Books Ltd
Sumob Publishers
Swanlake Publishers Ltd
The Book Co.
Tonad Publishers Ltd
Topdam Educational Publishers Ltd
University of Lagos Press
Vantage Publishers Ltd
West African Book Publishers Ltd
Zedek Resources Publishing