American Corners

American Corners are a type of American Spaces that provide public programming spaces and supports the five core programs: English language learning, Educational advising, Alumni activities, Cultural programs, and Information about the US.

American Corners are partnerships with host-country institutions.  The partner provides a physical space and staff, and the Public Diplomacy Section of the U.S. Embassy provides multi-media materials about the United States, training and technical support.  They provide accurate information about the U.S., including education and cultural programs; access to English language resources and connections to alumni.

American Corners also provide collected literature of America’s best writers, information about American society, culture, policies, politics, history, and business.

American Corners staff assists in helping individuals in using the resources provided.  American Corners are open to everyone in the community. Patrons include journalists, academics, businessmen and women, civic organizations, teachers, students, government officials, military, clergy and traditional rulers.

Presently, there are twelve (12) American Corners in Nigeria; six are sited in the northern part of Nigeria namely Abuja, Bauchi, Jos, Kano, Maiduguri, and Sokoto. The other six (6) Corners are situated at the southern part namely Lagos (two locations), Calabar, Ibadan, and Port Harcourt. Locate an American Corner Near You

American Corners are the first places to visit when you have questions about the United States. The goal of each Corner is to provide general, substantive and accurate information about the United States to interested parties. Materials in the American Corners cover a wide range of subjects pertaining to the United States, such as its policies, society, education and culture. Free, open access is provided to all materials.


Wosilatu Ahmadu
American Corner Abuja
Chief Bola Ige Information Technology Center
C/o National Center for Women Development
Opposite Central Bank of Nigeria
CBD, Abuja

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Mallam Nasir Umar Launi
American Corner Bauchi
Professor Iya Abubakar Community Resource Center
C/o Bauchi State Library Complex
Abdulkadir Ahmed Road
GRA, Bauchi

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Mrs Ann Mesembe
American Corner
Cross River State IT Village
37 Ekpo Archibong Road

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Adefemi Bucknor-Arigbede
American Corner Ibadan
Initiative for Information Arts and Culture Development In Nigeria
C/O IACD Library and Resource Center,
Leventis Building 54, Magazine Road, Jericho, Ibadan.
Telephone:+234 7088999901

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Judith Tiri
American Corner Jos
University of Jos
11, Murtala Mohammed Way
Beside University of Jos Township Campus

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Nura Mudi
American Corner Kano
Kano State Library Board
Murtala Mohammad Library Complex
Nasarawa, Kano

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Adeola Awogbemi
Barack Obama American Corner (Lagos)
29, Gafar Animashaun Street (off Ajose Adeogun St.)
Victoria Island, Lagos
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Stephanie Adesanya
American Corner at CCHub Lagos
Ground Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Road
Yaba, Lagos
Telephone: 0909 465 2579

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Mr. Abaya Francis
American Corner Maiduguri
University of Maiduguri Library
PMB 1069

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Maryjane C. Efemini
American Corner Port Harcourt
Donald E. U. Ekong Library
University of Port Harcourt
Port Harcourt.


Aliyu Ibrahim Yahaya
American Corner Sokoto
Usmanu Danfodiyo University
City Campus
Sultan Abubarka Road

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