Africa Since Independence: Promise, Pugnacity, and Failure in the Post-Colonial Contexts
University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
August 3-5, 2016


Travel Information

The University of Ibadan is Nigeria’s premier university while Ibadan is one of Africa’s prominent cities. Ibadan can be reached by air or by road–or by a combination of both. Conference participants have options. See below.

By Air: Local Travelers:
You may fly into Ibadan airport (IBA) from Abuja

By Air: International Travelers:
Best Option: Fly into Lagos (LOS) (Murtala Muhammed International Airport) and travel to Ibadan by road
Other Option: Fly into Abuja (ABV) (Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport) and take a local flight into Ibadan, or travel from Abuja to Ibadan by road

By Road: Ibadan can be reached by road from anywhere in Nigeria and West Africa

Transportation from Lagos Airport to Ibadan

With so many people arriving over several days, we are unable to provide airport transportation for the group. You can take a taxi from the Lagos airport to the Ibadan Taxi park at Ojota for N5,000, and from there another N3,000 taxi ride will get you to Ibadan. In the alternative, you may charter a taxi from the airport that will take you directly to University of Ibadan. This may cost between N20,000 and N25,000.

The LOC may also help to arrange a group pick-up if you send us your arrival date and time. We can then coordinate the transportation on your behalf. This may prove cheaper at the end of the day. Let us know in advance the convenient option for you.

If your flight arrives in the evening, it is advisable to spend the night in Lagos. Information on recommended hotel(s) will be posted here soon.


Hotel Information

NOTE: Hotel rates (quoted below) are subject to change due to fluctuations in the Naira exchange rate.

The conference venue is the University of Ibadan (UI) Conference Center, located within the University Hotels and Guest Houses (UHGH) complex on the UI campus.

1. University of Ibadan Hotels and Guest Houses (+234-7084000002)
The University Hotels and Guest Houses (also known as Conference Center) is the most convenient accommodation for the conference. The rates are listed below

Types of Rooms                      Rate (Naira)             Deposit (Naira)
Double Room Deluxe              N12,000.00              N15,000.00
Royal Standard                        N15,000.00              N18,000.00
Royal Executive                       N20,000.00             N23,000.00
Special King Bed                     N22,000.00              N25,000.00
Royal Suite                               N25,000.00              N30,000.00
Executive Suite                        N30,000.00              N35,000.00


2. University of Ibadan Alumni Guest House (Tel: +234-8035552092)
The Alumni Guest House is located on the UI campus, only about a 10-minute walk to the conference venue.

Types of Rooms                      Rate (Naira)                Deposit (Naira)
Double Suite Deluxe               N6,600.00                   N1,000.00


3. Adebayo Akande Hall (Tel: +234-8056998720)  (
Adebayo Akande Hall is a standard private hostel situated on the UI campus, near Ajibode village. It is less than five minutes’ drive to the conference venue, or a 15- to 20-minute walk. This inexpensive hostel has standard facilities for lodging and stable electricity supply. Other phone numbers for the Hostel are +234-8056998718 and +234-8056998719. See the rates below.

Types of Rooms                  Rate (Naira)
Premium Classic                  N5,315.00
Deluxe Classic                      N6,755.00
Deluxe                                    N11,595.00
Executive Deluxe                  N13,415.00


4. Other Hotels and Guest Houses
There are many more hotels and guest houses. The ANUPA conference held at University of Ibadan in 2013 compiled a list of places to stay. The rates on the list are outdated but other pieces of information are current. Click here for more details.


Currency Conversion

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