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Who we are

Our company is a foremost publisher in Nigeria, and indeed, in the Commonwealth. We are reputed for publishing literary works, including the African Writers Series under which the “immortal” Things Fall Apart was published some sixty years ago. We are also known for the famous senior secondary school chemistry book, A New Certificate Chemistry by Holderness and Lambert. We publish a strong list of excellent texts in the arts, social sciences, pure science, mathematics and technology at the Primary, JSS, SSS and tertiary levels.

The company publishes and markets books which span all levels of education, that is, Pre-Primary, Primary, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools and Tertiary level as well as leisure and general readership and has children’s literature titles and general books on leisure, contemporary socio-political and economic issues, etc. In particular, we are the publishers of the outstandingly successful Nigerian Integrated Science Project (NISP), a junior secondary school (JSS) Integrated Science text (now Nigerian Basic Science Project) produced by the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) and published locally in 1971. This has now metamorphosed into Nigerian Basic Science Today.

Textbooks and other instructional materials are indispensable tools for education and indeed for teaching and learning. They are also the vital ingredients of socio-cultural and economic development. Therefore making them available is a great challenge. To this end, and as partners in progress in the development of education, our company collaborates with stakeholders in making educational materials available and affordable in schools and colleges  at the right quantity, quality and variety.

History and business of the company

HEBN Publishers Plc (formerly Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria) Plc) was established in Nigeria as a sales outlet of Heinemann Educational Books, UK in 1962. The company was incorporated in 1969.

In 1972 with the indigenisation decree, the company became publicly owned with 40% shareholding by Nigerians while Heinemann Books, UK had 60% of the equity. But this was reversed with the revised Indigenisation Decree of 1977. It became 60% to Nigerians and 40% to Heinemann, UK.

Heinemann UK was acquired by Harcourt Education Limited (which has also been acquired by Pearson Education Ltd). However, Harcourt Education UK disposed of its shares in 2006 and our company is now fully owned by Nigerians.

The company has been in the forefront of Educational and General Publishing in Nigeria for over fifty-five years now,  and built from the start (when it was incorporated) by an all-Nigerian staff.

Our Board of Directors consists of professionals and eminent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in their various careers and callings. The founding directors, among others, were Sir Alan Hill, CBE a prominent British publisher; Archdeacon E.O Alayande, OFR, educationist par excellence; Professor Chinua Achebe, OFR, NNMA, famous African novelist; and Chief (Sir) Aigboje Aigbo, the first Nigerian Chairman and Chief Executive – all of blessed memory.  Management’s strength hinges mainly on an efficient administration, a strong publishing team, sound financial management and dynamic sales, marketing and distribution force.

Relevant Experience

We pioneered Joint Publishing Ventures with State Governments and other institutions and societies in Nigeria. We have, in fact, answered the call of State Governments, institutions of learning, government parastatals and subject associations to develop course books and supply library and school texts. For example, we collaborated with the old Imo State (now Imo and Abia States), to publish a primary school course series in English Language titled Imo Reader  and later changed to Primary English Today; and the old Rivers State (now Rivers and Bayelsa States) to publish course books in Primary Social Studies, Mathematics, Civics and Art and Crafts. Also we collaborated with the old Kano State (now Kano and Jigawa States) to produce Primary Education Curricula for Primary School Teachers and Jagorar Malami Ilmi Bada.

Aside from State Governments, we also collaborated with subject associations like the Historical Society of Nigeria to produce Groundwork of Nigerian History; and the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), among others, to produce Nigerian Integrated Science Project (now Nigerian Basic Science Project), STAN Chemistry, STAN Biology and STAN Physics. Furthermore, we have worked with government parastatals such as the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) to produce Course Books on Mathematics Modules 1-9 and Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Abuja, in producing primary school courses in English Language and Mathematics titled: Primary English for Nigerian Schools and Primary Mathematics for Nigerian Schools which have been changed to Prime English and Prime Mathematics respectively and Comparative Education Study and Adaptation Centre (CESAC) Social Studies Project, now Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) Nigerian Secondary Schools Social Studies Project for JSS.

World Bank Primary Education Projects (PEP) I and II

We like to state that we are one of the few publishers involved in the production and distribution of primary school textbooks to local government areas in some states under the three phases of the World Bank-assisted Primary Education Project (PEP) I (in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education/National Primary Education Commission).

Among top publishers in Nigeria and abroad, we were the winner of the World Bank Primary Education Project (PEP) II contract, which we duly completed, for the procurement and distribution of library books and supplementary readers to focus primary schools throughout the Federation. We gained considerable experience with this project which involved the procurement of some 2 million local and foreign supplementary readers and library books from Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Europe, the US, etc., and distribution to 1,110 focus schools (i.e. 30 in each of the 36 States and FCT).

Some of our titles procured by UBEC include:

  1. Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC): Prime English
  2. Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC): Prime Mathematics
  3. Bajah & Youdeowei: Basic Science and Technology for Primary Schools
  4. Akusu et al: Primary Social Studies for Nigerian Schools
  5. Supplementary Readers:

(i)         Lisa Greenstein – Ten Things No One Told You

(ii)        Karen Morrison and Michael Smith – The Race Is On

(iii)       John Tembo – Dead Men Don’t Talk

(iv)       Y.A. Boateny – The Young Detectives

(v)        Kwosi Korateny – The Gold Diggers

(vi)       Elizabeth Andersdon – Escape From Danger

(vii)      Olajire Olanlokun – The Missing Calabash

(viii)     Deborah Ewing – A Better World

(ix)       S. Murray – Help

(x)        M. Atter – Take Care

(xi)       T.M. Aluko – First Year at State College

(xii)      Cyprian Ekwensi – Trouble in Form six

(xiii)     O. Oyelese – Where is the Princess?

(xiv)     A. Adebayo – Once Upon a Village

(xv)      A.O. Oyekanmi – The Lion and the Hare

(xvi)     Remi Adedeji – Moonlight Stories

(xvii)    Francesca Edeghere – Rise and Shine

(xviii)   F. Onyewadume – First Term at School

(xix)     Cyrian Ekwensi – Passport of Mallam Iiia

(xx)      Achebe & Iroaganachi – How the Leopard got his Claws

Also, some of our prominent textbooks at the Primary, Junior and Secondary Schools and supplementary readers adopted in schools nation-wide are as follows:

 

Primary School

Bayo Adebowale et al: Cultural and Creative Arts for Primary Schools Books 1-6

Wole Olatokun et al: Computer Studies for Primary Schools Books 1-6

W.A. Olajide, et al: Islamic Studies for Primary Schools Books 1-6

A.A. Adeyinka & Daudu: Christian Religious for Primary Schools Books 1-6

E.A. Obogbaimhe: Physical and Health Education for Primary Schools 1-6

 

Junior Secondary School

HEBN: Nigerian Basic Science Today Books 1-3

  1. Ukwuegbu et al: Junior English Today Books 1-3

NERDC: Nigerian Secondary Schools Social Studies Project Books 1-3

K.G Sowande et al: Basic Technology for Junior Secondary Schools Books 1-3

Wole Olatokun et al: Computer Studies for Junior Secondary Schools Books 1-3

  1. Ife Babalola & F.G. Norton: Mathematics for Junior Secondary Schools Books 1-3

Ismail Junaidu et al: Darussan Hausa a Kammale Don Kananan Makarantun Sakandare

Littafi na Daya -Uku

  1. Akinlade & O. Olurankise: Ogidi Yoruba Iwe Kini – Keta

Ruth Ochanya Adio-Moses et al: Physical and Health Education

 

Senior Secondary School

Wole Michael Olatokun et al: Computer Studies for SSS 1-3

  1. Ife Babalola & F.G. Norton: Mathematics for Senior Secondary Schools Books 1-3
  2. Ukwuegbu et al: HEBN Examination Success Series: Catch-Up English Language
  3. Ife Babalola et al: HEBN Examination Success Series: Catch-Up Mathematics

L.E. Folivi et al:  HEBN Examination Success Series: Catch-Up Physics

S.O. Adeyegbe et al: HEBN Examination Success Series: Catch-Up Chemistry

  1. Fatubarin et al: HEBN Examination Success Series: Catch-Up Biology

T.M. Yar-aduwa: Jagorar Mazarin Rubutaccen Adabin Hausa

Abdulkadir Yerima Yakubu et al: Marketing SSS 1-3

Abdulkadir Yerima Yakubu et al: Civic Education SSS 1-3

Abdulkadir Yerima Yakubu et al: Insurance SSS 1-3

F.O. Ajasin & B.D. Olaosebikan: Fisheries SSS 1-3

Wole Olatokun et al: Data Processing SSS 1-3

 

Supplementary Readers

NTA: Tales by Moonlight

Remi Adedeji: Dear Uncle

Remi Adedeji:  Stories My Mother Told Me

Syl Cheney-Coker: Stone Child

Chinua Achebe: Chike and the River

Olayiwola Obaniyi: Iso Inu Eku

G.N. Echebima: Nkeiruka

Inno Uzoma Nwadike: Eke na Egwurugwu

Niyi Osundare: The Eye of the Earth

Cytran Enkwensi: Trouble in Form Six

Cytran Enkwensi: Gone to Mecca

Cytran Enkwensi:Tortoise and the Brown Monkey

Cytran Enkwensi:The Passport of Mallam Ilia

A.O. Oyekanmi: The Lion and The Hare and Other Short Stories

Chinelo Achebe: The Last Laugh and Other Stories

 

Tertiary/General Titles

Nwogugu: Family Law in Nigeria

P.A.O Oluyede: Nigerian Data of Conveyancing

D.O. Adesiyan: An Accused Person’s Rights

C.S. Ola: Income Tax Law in Nigeria

C.S. Ola: Company Law in Nigeria

C.S. Ola: Case Law and Notes on Nigerian Taxation

  1. Aguda & I. Okagbue: Principles of Criminal Liability in Nigeria

Obaro Ikime (ed): Groundwork of Nigerian History

Presidential Panel on Nigeria Since Independence History Project: Nigeria

Since Independence The First 25 Years Vols. I-XI

Ruth Watson: Civil Disorders is the Disease of Ibadan

F.A. Adesanoye & Ayo Ojeniyi (eds): Issues in Book Publishing in Nigeria

Femi Adejemilua: Latitude of Environmental and Resource Management

Uma Eleazu: Failed Dreams

  1. Delano & M. Gali: Lafiyar Uwa Da Jariri Littafi Domin

 

As further testimony of our capability, we have joined others to produce and distribute books for schools, colleges and tertiary institutions throughout the country. For instance, we have worked for, or in collaboration with universities, governments, government parastatals, companies, and international, professional and educational organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), among which are:

  1. Federal Ministry of Education
  2. Universal Basic Education Commission
  3. State Universal Basic Education Boards
  4. State Ministries of Education
  5. Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)
  6. National Teachers’ Institute (NTI)
  7. World Bank
  8. Rivers, Bayelsa, Imo, Abia and Kano State Governments
  9. University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  10. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  11. Bayero University, Kano
  12. Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
  13. United States Information Service (USIS)
  14. UNESCO
  15. African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies
  16. West African Economic Association
  17. Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN)
  18. Historical Society of Nigeria
  19. Presidential Panel on Nigeria since Independence History Project
  20. Federal Urban Mass Transit Agency
  21. Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF)
  22. Nestle Foods Nigeria Plc
  23. Society for Family Health (SFH)

 

SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS

We have published books by and on notable Nigerians, some of which are listed below:

Shehu Shagari: Beckoned to Serve

Emeka Anyaoku: The Missing Headlines

S.O. Ogbemudia: Years of C hallenge

Joe Garba: Honour to Serve

Olusegun Obasanjo: My Command

John Iliffe: Obasanjo  Nigeria and The World

Ivowi   & Ogunleye  (eds): The Growth and Development of Education in Nigeria:

A Book of Readings in Honour of Professor Peter Okebukola

Obi Nwakanma: Christopher Okigbo Thirsty for Sunlight 1930-67

Olabiyi Durojaiye: Guided by His Hands

Kunle Ajibade: Jailed for Life

 

DIGITAL PUBLISHING

In response to the demands of the digital era, we are in partnership with the UK-based African Books Collective (ABC), a co-operative initiative by some African publishers which exposes African books to Europe and North America, and other agencies in hosting some of our books in e-format, i.e. e-book, e-Content, e-Pub, Print on Demand (POD), etc. While some of our texts are accompanied with CDs, our website is very active and being used for e-marketing, e-learning, etc.

On e-learning, we have collaborated with Educational Advanced Centre based in Ibadan for the development of modular object oriented dynamic learning environment platforms for universities, colleges and Ministries of Education.

EDITORIAL AND PRODUCTION CAPACITY

We have a crop of highly qualified, well-trained and competent professional editors in various disciplines (Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Pure Sciences, etc.) with the capacity to handle content and technical copy editing in various formats such as interactive course materials, tutorials, web-based instructions as well as language and copyright issues.

We also have competent typesetters, illustrators and graphic designers with requisite training to handle the processing of various types of manuscripts, illustrations, charts, diagrams and maps. Our in-house Desk-Top Publishing Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and appropriate software to enhance the speed of the processing of our publications and produce mathematical and scientific notations as well as texts in languages other than English, e.g. French and Nigerian languages.

In addition, the facilities of our overseas associate companies and local and foreign printers are available to us to further provide technical support and assistance in the areas of design, production and printing work.

STORAGE, MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES

Our company has nation-wide sales, marketing and distribution network which facilitates the exposure, marketing and distribution of our books. Apart from the main warehouse and eight depots in the country, we have competent marketing and distribution personnel, equipment as well as contacts with reliable delivery/haulage companies to facilitate our distribution efforts.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT HEBN PUBLISHERS PLC

Our company is a foremost publisher in Nigeria, and indeed, in the Commonwealth. We are reputed for publishing literary works, including the African Writers Series under which the “immortal” Things Fall Apart was published some sixty years ago. We are also known for the famous senior secondary school chemistry book, A New Certificate Chemistry by Holderness and Lambert. We publish a strong list of excellent texts in the arts, social sciences, pure science, mathematics and technology at the Primary, JSS, SSS and tertiary levels.

The company publishes and markets books which span all levels of education, that is, Pre-Primary, Primary, Junior and Senior Secondary Schools and Tertiary level as well as leisure and general readership and has children’s literature titles and general books on leisure, contemporary socio-political and economic issues, etc. In particular, we are the publishers of the outstandingly successful Nigerian Integrated Science Project (NISP), a junior secondary school (JSS) Integrated Science text (now Nigerian Basic Science Project) produced by the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) and published locally in 1971. This has now metamorphosed into Nigerian Basic Science Today.

Textbooks and other instructional materials are indispensable tools for education and indeed for teaching and learning. They are also the vital ingredients of socio-cultural and economic development. Therefore making them available is a great challenge. To this end, and as partners in progress in the development of education, our company collaborates with stakeholders in making educational materials available and affordable in schools and colleges  at the right quantity, quality and variety.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

We pioneered Joint Publishing Ventures with State Governments and other institutions and societies in Nigeria. We have, in fact, answered the call of State Governments, institutions of learning, government parastatals and subject associations to develop course books and supply library and school texts. For example, we collaborated with the old Imo State (now Imo and Abia States), to publish a primary school course series in English Language titled Imo Reader  and later changed to Primary English Today; and the old Rivers State (now Rivers and Bayelsa States) to publish course books in Primary Social Studies, Mathematics, Civics and Art and Crafts. Also we collaborated with the old Kano State (now Kano and Jigawa States) to produce Primary Education Curricula for Primary School Teachers and Jagorar Malami Ilmi Bada.

Aside from State Governments, we also collaborated with subject associations like the Historical Society of Nigeria to produce Groundwork of Nigerian History; and the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN), among others, to produce Nigerian Integrated Science Project (now Nigerian Basic Science Project), STAN Chemistry, STAN Biology and STAN Physics. Furthermore, we have worked with government parastatals such as the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) to produce Course Books on Mathematics Modules 1-9 and Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Abuja, in producing primary school courses in English Language and Mathematics titled: Primary English for Nigerian Schools and Primary Mathematics for Nigerian Schools which have been changed to Prime English and Prime Mathematics respectively and Comparative Education Study and Adaptation Centre (CESAC) Social Studies Project, now Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) Nigerian Secondary Schools Social Studies Project for JSS.

World Bank Primary Education Projects (PEP) I and II

We like to state that we are one of the few publishers involved in the production and distribution of primary school textbooks to local government areas in some states under the three phases of the World Bank-assisted Primary Education Project (PEP) I (in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education/National Primary Education Commission).

Among top publishers in Nigeria and abroad, we were the winner of the World Bank Primary Education Project (PEP) II contract, which we duly completed, for the procurement and distribution of library books and supplementary readers to focus primary schools throughout the Federation. We gained considerable experience with this project which involved the procurement of some 2 million local and foreign supplementary readers and library books from Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Europe, the US, etc., and distribution to 1,110 focus schools (i.e. 30 in each of the 36 States and FCT).

Other Contract Awards

We participated some years ago in the Federal Ministry of Education-sponsored supply of library books to fourteen old secondary schools in some States of the Federation.  We also won Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) National Educational Materials Procurement Programme contract for the supply of over 1 million various textbooks to primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

We won and executed a contract to produce 430,000 books for JSS and SSS under the Cross River State Book Development Project, as well as the second phase of this contract which involved the production of about 500,000 books.  Then the third phase involving 495,000 books which we have equally executed.  Similarly, we have been involved in book supply contracts with the Federal Ministry of Education, and Abia, Adamawa, Benue, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Kebbi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, Rivers,  Yobe,  Taraba and other States.

Indeed we won contract from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) sometime ago for the production and distribution of Basic Education Curricula to Ogun and Lagos States. In the last four years, we have consistently won contracts from UBEC for the production and distribution of Primary English, Primary Mathematics, Basic Science and Technology and Social Studies textbooks and library books and supplementary readers on HIV/AIDS for Junior Secondary Schools to various states of the Federation.

Some of our titles procured by UBEC include:

  1. Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC): Prime English
  2. Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC): Prime Mathematics
  3. Bajah & Youdeowei: Basic Science and Technology for Primary Schools
  4. Akusu et al: Primary Social Studies for Nigerian Schools
  5. Supplementary Readers:

(i)         Lisa Greenstein – Ten Things No One Told You

(ii)        Karen Morrison and Michael Smith – The Race Is On

(iii)       John Tembo – Dead Men Don’t Talk

(iv)       Y.A. Boateny – The Young Detectives

(v)        Kwosi Korateny – The Gold Diggers

(vi)       Elizabeth Andersdon – Escape From Danger

(vii)      Olajire Olanlokun – The Missing Calabash

(viii)     Deborah Ewing – A Better World

(ix)       S. Murray – Help

(x)        M. Atter – Take Care

(xi)       T.M. Aluko – First Year at State College

(xii)      Cyprian Ekwensi – Trouble in Form six

(xiii)     O. Oyelese – Where is the Princess?

(xiv)     A. Adebayo – Once Upon a Village

(xv)      A.O. Oyekanmi – The Lion and the Hare

(xvi)     Remi Adedeji – Moonlight Stories

(xvii)    Francesca Edeghere – Rise and Shine

(xviii)   F. Onyewadume – First Term at School

(xix)     Cyrian Ekwensi – Passport of Mallam Iiia

(xx)      Achebe & Iroaganachi – How the Leopard got his Claws

Also, some of our prominent textbooks at the Primary, Junior and Secondary Schools and supplementary readers adopted in schools nation-wide are as follows:

 

Primary School

Bayo Adebowale et al: Cultural and Creative Arts for Primary Schools Books 1-6

Wole Olatokun et al: Computer Studies for Primary Schools Books 1-6

W.A. Olajide, et al: Islamic Studies for Primary Schools Books 1-6

A.A. Adeyinka & Daudu: Christian Religious for Primary Schools Books 1-6

E.A. Obogbaimhe: Physical and Health Education for Primary Schools 1-6

 

Junior Secondary School

HEBN: Nigerian Basic Science Today Books 1-3

  1. Ukwuegbu et al: Junior English Today Books 1-3

NERDC: Nigerian Secondary Schools Social Studies Project Books 1-3

K.G Sowande et al: Basic Technology for Junior Secondary Schools Books 1-3

Wole Olatokun et al: Computer Studies for Junior Secondary Schools Books 1-3

  1. Ife Babalola & F.G. Norton: Mathematics for Junior Secondary Schools Books 1-3

Ismail Junaidu et al: Darussan Hausa a Kammale Don Kananan Makarantun Sakandare

Littafi na Daya -Uku

  1. Akinlade & O. Olurankise: Ogidi Yoruba Iwe Kini – Keta

Ruth Ochanya Adio-Moses et al: Physical and Health Education

 

Senior Secondary School

Wole Michael Olatokun et al: Computer Studies for SSS 1-3

  1. Ife Babalola & F.G. Norton: Mathematics for Senior Secondary Schools Books 1-3
  2. Ukwuegbu et al: HEBN Examination Success Series: Catch-Up English Language
  3. Ife Babalola et al: HEBN Examination Success Series: Catch-Up Mathematics

L.E. Folivi et al:  HEBN Examination Success Series: Catch-Up Physics

S.O. Adeyegbe et al: HEBN Examination Success Series: Catch-Up Chemistry

  1. Fatubarin et al: HEBN Examination Success Series: Catch-Up Biology

T.M. Yar-aduwa: Jagorar Mazarin Rubutaccen Adabin Hausa

Abdulkadir Yerima Yakubu et al: Marketing SSS 1-3

Abdulkadir Yerima Yakubu et al: Civic Education SSS 1-3

Abdulkadir Yerima Yakubu et al: Insurance SSS 1-3

F.O. Ajasin & B.D. Olaosebikan: Fisheries SSS 1-3

Wole Olatokun et al: Data Processing SSS 1-3

 

Supplementary Readers

NTA: Tales by Moonlight

Remi Adedeji: Dear Uncle

Remi Adedeji:  Stories My Mother Told Me

Syl Cheney-Coker: Stone Child

Chinua Achebe: Chike and the River

Olayiwola Obaniyi: Iso Inu Eku

G.N. Echebima: Nkeiruka

Inno Uzoma Nwadike: Eke na Egwurugwu

Niyi Osundare: The Eye of the Earth

Cytran Enkwensi: Trouble in Form Six

Cytran Enkwensi: Gone to Mecca

Cytran Enkwensi:Tortoise and the Brown Monkey

Cytran Enkwensi:The Passport of Mallam Ilia

A.O. Oyekanmi: The Lion and The Hare and Other Short Stories

Chinelo Achebe: The Last Laugh and Other Stories

 

Tertiary/General Titles

Nwogugu: Family Law in Nigeria

P.A.O Oluyede: Nigerian Data of Conveyancing

D.O. Adesiyan: An Accused Person’s Rights

C.S. Ola: Income Tax Law in Nigeria

C.S. Ola: Company Law in Nigeria

C.S. Ola: Case Law and Notes on Nigerian Taxation

  1. Aguda & I. Okagbue: Principles of Criminal Liability in Nigeria

Obaro Ikime (ed): Groundwork of Nigerian History

Presidential Panel on Nigeria Since Independence History Project: Nigeria

Since Independence The First 25 Years Vols. I-XI

Ruth Watson: Civil Disorders is the Disease of Ibadan

F.A. Adesanoye & Ayo Ojeniyi (eds): Issues in Book Publishing in Nigeria

Femi Adejemilua: Latitude of Environmental and Resource Management

Uma Eleazu: Failed Dreams

  1. Delano & M. Gali: Lafiyar Uwa Da Jariri Littafi Domin

 

As further testimony of our capability, we have joined others to produce and distribute books for schools, colleges and tertiary institutions throughout the country. For instance, we have worked for, or in collaboration with universities, governments, government parastatals, companies, and international, professional and educational organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), among which are:

  1. Federal Ministry of Education
  2. Universal Basic Education Commission
  3. State Universal Basic Education Boards
  4. State Ministries of Education
  5. Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC)
  6. National Teachers’ Institute (NTI)
  7. World Bank
  8. Rivers, Bayelsa, Imo, Abia and Kano State Governments
  9. University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  10. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  11. Bayero University, Kano
  12. Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)
  13. United States Information Service (USIS)
  14. UNESCO
  15. African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies
  16. West African Economic Association
  17. Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN)
  18. Historical Society of Nigeria
  19. Presidential Panel on Nigeria since Independence History Project
  20. Federal Urban Mass Transit Agency
  21. Petroleum (Special) Trust Fund (PTF)
  22. Nestle Foods Nigeria Plc
  23. Society for Family Health (SFH)

SPECIAL PUBLICATIONS

We have published books by and on notable Nigerians, some of which are listed below:

Shehu Shagari: Beckoned to Serve

Emeka Anyaoku: The Missing Headlines

S.O. Ogbemudia: Years of C hallenge

Joe Garba: Honour to Serve

Olusegun Obasanjo: My Command

John Iliffe: Obasanjo  Nigeria and The World

Ivowi   & Ogunleye  (eds): The Growth and Development of Education in Nigeria:

A Book of Readings in Honour of Professor Peter Okebukola

Obi Nwakanma: Christopher Okigbo Thirsty for Sunlight 1930-67

Olabiyi Durojaiye: Guided by His Hands

Kunle Ajibade: Jailed for Life

DIGITAL PUBLISHING

In response to the demands of the digital era, we are in partnership with the UK-based African Books Collective (ABC), a co-operative initiative by some African publishers which exposes African books to Europe and North America, and other agencies in hosting some of our books in e-format, i.e. e-book, e-Content, e-Pub, Print on Demand (POD), etc. While some of our texts are accompanied with CDs, our website is very active and being used for e-marketing, e-learning, etc.

On e-learning, we have collaborated with Educational Advanced Centre based in Ibadan for the development of modular object oriented dynamic learning environment platforms for universities, colleges and Ministries of Education.

EDITORIAL AND PRODUCTION CAPACITY

We have a crop of highly qualified, well-trained and competent professional editors in various disciplines (Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Pure Sciences, etc.) with the capacity to handle content and technical copy editing in various formats such as interactive course materials, tutorials, web-based instructions as well as language and copyright issues.

We also have competent typesetters, illustrators and graphic designers with requisite training to handle the processing of various types of manuscripts, illustrations, charts, diagrams and maps. Our in-house Desk-Top Publishing Unit is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and appropriate software to enhance the speed of the processing of our publications and produce mathematical and scientific notations as well as texts in languages other than English, e.g. French and Nigerian languages.

In addition, the facilities of our overseas associate companies and local and foreign printers are available to us to further provide technical support and assistance in the areas of design, production and printing work.

STORAGE, MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES

Our company has nation-wide sales, marketing and distribution network which facilitates the exposure, marketing and distribution of our books. Apart from the main warehouse and eight depots in the country, we have competent marketing and distribution personnel, equipment as well as contacts with reliable delivery/haulage companies to facilitate our distribution efforts.