Nigeria Current Affairs

Notable Abbreviations And Their Meanings

Below are some notable acronyms/abbreviations in Nigeria and the world their meanings
* AU– African Union
* NAF– Nigeria Air Force
* NN– Nigeria Navy
* JAMB– Joint Admission and Matriculation Board
* AIDS– Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
* NPA– Nigerian Ports Authority
* ASUU– Academic Staff Union of Universities
* ASUP– Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics
* AIT– Africa Independent Television
* OPEC– Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
* NAN– News Agency of Nigeria
* NAFDAC– National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control
* PENGASSAN– Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria
* ICPC– Independent Corrupt Practices Commission and Other Related Offenses
* NLC– NIgeria Labour Congress
* NECON– National Election Commission of Nigeria
* NUJ– Nigeria Union of Journalists
* IMF– International Monetary Fund
* SARS- Special Anti Robbery Squad
* OPC- Odua Peoples Congress
* ECOWAS- Economic Community of West African States
* NANS- National Association of Nigeria Student
* BCOS- Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State
* NASU- Non Academic Staff Union
* NDA- Nigeria Defense Academy
* ECOMOG- Economic Community of West African States Monitoring Group
* SAN- Senior Advocate of Nigeria
* GSM- Global System of Mobile Commission
* FIFA- Federation of International Football Association
* CAN- Christian Association of Nigeria
* NPA- Nigeria Police Force
* OPEC- Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
* BBC- British Broadcasting Corporation
* FRSC- Federal Road Safety Commission
* EFCC- Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
* PDP- Peoples Democratic Party
* UNESCO- United Nation Education Scientific and Cultural
* WHO- World Health Organization
* ILO- International Labour Organization
* ITF- Industrial Training Fund
* IMF- International Monetary Fund
* NUPENG- National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas
* NBA- Nigeria Bar Association
* NUT- Nigeria Union of Teachers
* WAEC- West Africa Examination Council
* NYSC- National Youth Service Corps
* AAWUN- Agricultural and Allied Workers Union of Nigeria
* SSS- State Security Service
* NITEL- Nigerian Telecommunications Limited
* AAAN- Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria
* AEDC- Abuja Electricity Distribution Company
* ICJ- International Court of Justice
* AFRC- Armed Forces Ruling Council
* AIG- Assistant Inspector General
* UCH- University College Hospital
* LUTH- Lagos State Teaching Hospital
* GCE- General Certificate of Education
* UNICEF- United Nations International Children Educational Fund
* NICON- National Insurance Corporation of Nigeria
* NIPOST- Nigeria Postal Services and Telecommunication
* NURTW- National Union of Road and Transport Workers
* NGO- Non-Governmental Organization
* SWAN- Sports Writers association of Nigeria
* NEPAD- New Partnership for Africa’s Development
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Thank You.

Cite this article as: Teslim Omipidan. (February 22, 2017). Notable Abbreviations And Their Meanings. OldNaija. Retrieved from


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    May the Lord continue to strengthen you and grant to you wisdom from heaven
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