Omu Concept & Philosophy

Corporate Philosophy
The Omu Resort was conceived as a complete destination point for schools, families and corporate organizations.

Our floor plan aims at providing our visitors with a rewarding experience that will broaden their educational spectrum in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. We have many things for all ages and the fun is endless yet educating

Our Mission is to provide an entertaining and educational environment in which to display and propagate animals (both aquatic and wild) in a safe manner that gives a unique viewing opportunity to all of our visitors as well as ensure that other activities compliment our exhibits.

Our Strategy is to enhance the quality of the time spent by our visitors by developing a blend of education, entertainment and other environmental aspects, to improve respect for the land and the life it supports.

We support goals that safeguard ecosystems upon which life depends and which preserve the diversity of species that enable the systems to function.

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In spite of losing the tag of Nigeria’s capital state, Lagos remains the nation’s economic and commercial capital.

Lagos is a socio-cultural melting pot attracting both Nigerians and foreigners alike.

The state has a Tourism Policy which recognises several tourism zones including Bar Beach Water; Omu creek (where we are located); Lekki-Maiyegun zone; Epe-Marina as well as Badagry Marina.

Prominent tourist attractions in the state include; City Hall; the National Theatre, National Museum, Holy Cross Cathedral, Relics of Brazilian and other colonial quarters; the site of the fallen Agia tree; Badagry, where Christianity was first preached in Nigeria in 1842; Oso-Lekki Breakwaters; First storey building in Nigeria (1845) at Badagry. Others are the Bar Beach. Tarkwa Bay, Badagry Beach and Lekki Peninsula. There is also the Eyo festival which is held to mark important events in the state.

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Safety at the OMU Resort

Health and Safety Information for Our Esteemed Visitors
The quality and safety of our facility is of the utmost importance and therefore a considerable amount of time and effort is spent on making all visits a safe and fun experience.

1. Ride / Attraction Operation

The operation of all rides/ attractions on our facility conforms to strict documented procedures and manufacturers guidance. The rides/ attractions/maintenance team have a considerable amount of experience in operating rides and attractions which ensures safe operating standards. All ride operators are over 18 and undergo annual tests. They are also rigorously trained to a high level of competence specifically related to each ride they operate. Ride assistants whose primary role is to assist guest’s embarking/ disembarking from the rides are over 16 years of age and undergo similar structured training to that of operators.

2. Food Safety / Hygiene:

Food outlets/ restaurants operated at the facility are fortified by strict hygiene standards and are regularly inspected by the local Environmental Health Agency. We also employ independent food safety auditors who undertake regular food safety/ hygiene inspections to ensure that high standards of food hygiene are observed at times.

3. First Aid Facilities:

Omu resort has a First Aid Centre that is handled by people who are trained as first responders.

4. Emergency Planning:

Omu Resort has a contingency plan that would be invoked in the event of any emergency situation. The emergency plan covers all foreseeable major incident/ emergency scenarios and has been developed and tested by means of practical exercises over time in conjunction with the local emergency services i.e. fire, ambulance and police.

5. Fire/Security:

The site has a dedicated security team which are able to deal with any security issues on site 24 hours per day 7 days per week. The security team pro-actively patrols the resort and deal with any security related matters. They are also trained to deal with any emergency incidents that occur on the site. They are also trained as 1st responders to any fire incident.

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Nigeria's
Sight and Sounds

E Ku Abo Sannu Da Zuwa Nnoo Welcome!

Nigeria offers a wide variety of tourist attractions such as extended and roomy river and ocean beaches ideal for swimming and other water sports, unique wildlife, vast tracts of unspoiled nature ranging from tropical forest, magnificent waterfalls, some new rapidly growing cities and climatic conditions in some parts particularly conducive to holidaying.

Our festivals include the Durbar and Eyo while our parks include Old Oyo, Yankari and Cross River National Park. But by far the most outstanding tourist zone is the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State which has been described as Nigeria’s Crown Jewel of Tourism.


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Educational Proggrammes
Seaworld Lessons Zoo Lessons

Zoo Lessons

Guests come to the Zoo to relax and to be entertained, so learning about wildlife has to be fun. This is why we have the exciting animal exhibits, Animal interactive sessions and Animal Feeding Programmes. These activities are meant to entertain as well as to integrate conservation messages to a captive audience.

Omu resort takes a proactive stand in the area of education, intensifying efforts to become the best living classroom in the region. Offering the lure of nature as teacher and a total immersion in park surroundings as the classroom, it was no surprise that we are already the favoured destination in Lagos.


In addition, the resort has a host of educational in-park activities such as enrichment programmes, behind-the-scenes tours for school going children and activity trails. Environmental Enrichment is the process where a captive wildlife environment is enhanced by adding elements which provide the animal with opportunities for problem-solving, encourages the display of natural behaviour and reduces the occurrence of stereotypic behavior.

Climbing structures comprising elevated and suspended platforms and artificial vines are provided for primates; artificial mounds and pools as well as sand pits are just some of the examples in which captive environments are enhanced. These also give them the opportunity to express their natural behaviours as they would in the wild.

Seaworld Lessons

Over the years, the Seaworld (now at Omu Resort) has sought to raise public awareness on the ornamental fish species that are unique to Nigerian coastal waters via our educational exhibits and signage information, enriching educational programs, outreach assembly talks for schools and various ongoing.

conservation projects with other partners and institutions. We consider it an important responsibility of ours, as an oceanarium, to inspire our visitors to do their part to conserve the fragile aquatic environment of Lagos State in particular


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Nigerians in our eyes

TestimonialLAW. MEDICINE. POLITICS. MILITARY. MEDIA. DISCOVERIES. BANKING. AVIATION. EDUCATION AND LITERATURE. SPORTS. ENTERTAINMENT. BUSINESS.

Law

First Lawyer from Western Nigeria

The first lawyer produced by Western Nigeria was Christopher Alexander Sapara Williams who was called to the English Bar in 1879. He was born on July 14, 1855, in Sierra Leone to the family of Alex Charles Williams and Nancy Johnson Williams. He was believed to have come from Ijesha land. Sapara Williams once said, “The legal practitioner lives from the direction of his people and the advancement of the cause of his country.” First Lawyer from Eastern Nigeria The first lawyer from Eastern Nigeria was Sir Louis Mbanefo who was called to the English Bar in 1937 after graduating in law.

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First Lawyer from Northern Nigeria

Abdul Ganiyu Folorunsho Abdulrasaq (SAN) was the first lawyer of Northern Nigeria origin. He hails particularly from Ilorin in Kwara State. Born in Onitsha, in present-day Anambra State, he speaks Igbo as fluently as he does Hausa language, and even Yoruba language too. He was once the president, The Nigerian Stock Exchange. He was also the Nigerian ambassador to Cote d’ Ivoire during the First Republic. He began his university education at the University of Ibadan (then University College) in 1948. He was a member of the 49-man constitution drafting committee which produced the 1979 constitution as a draft.

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Medicine  

First Doctor from Northern Nigeria

Dr R. A. B. Dikko (1912-1977), born in Zaria, was the first to emerge from Northern Nigeria. He attended King’s College, Lagos, and the University of Birmingham. He was also the first graduate of a western university to emerge from the region. Dr Dikko was a founding member of Jamiyar Mutanen Arewa, a socio-cultural organization which later became an integral part of the Northern People’s Congress (NPC), the ruling party in the Second Republic.

Dr Dikko worked as a civil servant and later became permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Nigerian division, in 1960. In 1967, he became federal commissioner for mines and power, as well as for transport in 1971. That was during the military administration of General Yakubu Gowon. She was married to Comfort Miller, daughter of Walter Miller, the same Christian missionary who tutored him.

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First Medical Doctor from Eastern Nigeria

The present political entity known as South-Eastern Nigeria had its first medical doctor in the person of Dr Onwu from Afa, Udi, in present-day Enugu State. After him was Dr Okonkwo from Ufuma, Orumba, in today’s Anambra State. The third Igbo doctor who became the most popular because he joined politics was Dr Akanu Ibiam who graduated from a Scottish University in 1935.
He was a medical missionary and also served as governor of the Eastern Region. He was born on November 29, 1906, and died in December 1995. He was born in Afikpo, in what is now Ebonyi State. Dr Ibiam attended King’s College, Lagos, and University of St Andrews where he graduated in 1934. He was admitted as a medical missionary of the Church of Scotland, a role which influenced him to establish Abiriba Hospital between 1936 and 1945.

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First Medical Doctor from Western Nigeria

He was Dr Nathaniel King who graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1875. He was born on July 14, 1847, in Hastings, Sierra Leone, to the family of Reverend Thomas King who worked with Bishop Ajayi Crowder to translate some Cathecism books and some portion of the English Bible into Nigerian languages.

Dr King came back to Lagos in 1878 and resumed work at Church Missionary Society (CMS) where he was paid 50 pounds per annum until in January 1882 when his annual salary got an upward review to the tune of 75 pounds. He died on June 12, 1884. In his medical practice, he proved that African medical practitioners could be as competent, diligent, passionate and respected as his European counterparts.

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Politics  

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe (November, 1904-1996)

Popularly known as “Zik”, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe was the first president of Nigeria. Following political independence in 1960, he was the governor-general of Nigeria.

Zik was also the first president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between 1963 when Nigeria became a republic and 1966 when the first military coup led by majors Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu, Emmanuel Ifeajuna and other young army officers brought to an abrupt end the First Republic and ushered in the first military government. Zik died on May 11, 1996.

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Alhaji Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (Dec 1912 – January 15, 1966)

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa was the first and only prime minister of Nigeria. Originally a trained teacher, Balewa became a vocal leader of Northern Nigeria, as one of the few educated people in the region at that time. He was also an international statesman who was widely respected across the African continent as one of the leaders who played a prominent role for the formation of Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as African Union (AU).

Balewa was at a time nicknamed “the golden voice of Africa” because of his oratory. He was born in Bauchi to a Bageri district head in the Bauchi divisional district of Lere. He started his early education at Quaranic School in Bauchi and, like most of his contemporaries, attended Katsina College for further education and soon acquired his teaching certificate.

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Sir Ahmadu Bello (June 1910-January 15, 1966)

was the first premier of the Northern Region from 1954 to 1966. He was the Sardauna of Sokoto and one of the prominent leaders in Northern Nigeria alongside Tafawa Balewa, both of whom were prominent in negotiating the region’s place in an independent Nigeria. As leader of the Northern People’s Congress (the ruling party at the federal level in the First Republic), he dominated Nigerian politics throughout the early part of Nigerian federation and the First Republic.

Sir Bello was born in Rabbah, Sokoto State. Son of a district head and heir to the Sokoto Caliphate, his grandfather was Sultan Bello, founder of Sokoto and son of revered Shayk Usman Dan Fodio. He got his early education at the Sokoto Provincial School before proceeding to Katsina Teachers’ Training College and later became a teacher.

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Military  

Major General Johnson Thomas Umunnnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi

Major General Ironsi was the first military head of state in Nigeria, having taken over power after foiling the January 15, 1966, coup. However, his administration was soon truncated in a counter-coup led by some army officers from northern Nigeria on July 29, 1966.

Ironsi was born to the family of Maazi Ezeugo Aguiyi on March 3, 1924, in Umuahia-Ibeku in present-day Abia State. He enlisted into the Nigerian Army on February 2, 1942, and excelled in military training at Eaton Hall, England.

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Media  

Chief Obafemi Awolowo

Chief Obafemi Awolowo was the first person in Nigeria to establish a television broadcasting station, The Western Nigeria Television (WNTV), in 1959.

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Herbert Macaulay

Herbert Macaulay was the first Nigerian to establish a newspaper. He established the Daily News in 1926 which strategically operated from Lagos as a way of engaging the colonial masters from a close range.
The paper, apart from being a medium of communication, was a weapon against the Europeans who colonised Nigeria from Lagos as the administrative base. However, due to some challenges, Daily News stopped operation later.

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Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf

Hajiya Bilkisu Yusuf is a political scientist by training but a journalist by profession. She is the first female editor from Northern Nigeria. She worked with Triumph newspaper and later New Nigerian newspaper before floating the now rested Citizen magazine with other veteran journalists of Northern origin.

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Discoveries  

First Nigerian scientist to discover a cure for Trypanosomiasis (from Northern Nigeria)

Professor Andrew Jonathan Nok, born in 1962, was the first black African and, by implication, the first Nigerian to find a cure for the sleeping sickness called Trypanosomiasis. He discovered the DNA vaccine for the disease which is very common in tropical sub-Saharan Africa, affecting both man and livestock, especially cattle.

Professor Nok hails from Nok town in southern Kaduna in the present Kaduna State, Nigeria. In recognition of his achievement, Nok, a professor of Biochemistry, received the German’s Alexander Humboldt Foundation’s George Forster prize early this year in Europe as the first Nigerian and indeed black African to do so.

The big lesson to learn from Nok’s invention is that he had all his education in Nigeria. Nok’s success story is so tied with the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, where he had his first, second, and third degrees. He also had his elementary and secondary education in Nigeria. And this goes to show that academic excellence elsewhere in the world can be obtained in Nigeria also. The erudite scholar, a father of three, is now the director, Centre for Biotechnology Research and Training, as well as dean, Faculty of Science, ABU, Zaria.

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First Nigerian scientist to produce a Supercomputer (from South-Eastern Nigeria)

Philip Emeagwali (born in Akure, Nigeria, on August 23, 1954) is a Nigerian-born engineer and computer scientist/geologist who was one of the two winners of the 1989 Gordon Bell prize from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his invention and use of a connection machine supercomputer to help analyse petroleum fields. He is the first Nigerian to have achieved that feat in computer technology. He is a native of Onitsha Ado in Onitsha, Anambra State.

Emeagwali used 65,000 processors to invent the world’s fastest computer which performs computations at 3.1 billion calculations per second.

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First Nigerian scientist to manufacture a car (from Western Nigeria)

Professor Ayodele Awojobi, while serving as a lecturer at the University of Lagos, successfully converted his own family car, an Opel Record, from right hand drive to left drive. He tinkered further with motor engines when he acquired an army-type jeep and proceeded to producing a second steering wheel machinery adjoining to the pre-existing engine at the rear end so that the vehicle was able to move in both forward and backward directions with all four pre-existing gears. This gave birth to the hybrid vehicle which he christened Antonov1.

Awojobi is the first Nigerian and the first African to be awarded a Doctor of Science (D.Sc) in Mechanical Engineering at the then Imperial College of Science and Technology, now known as Imperial College of London, a degree exceptionally and rarely awarded to a scholar under the age of 40.

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Banking  

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Okonjo-Iweala is the first Nigerian to attain the position of managing director of the World Bank Vice President for the Africa region. This World Bank and Economics magnate was born on June 13, 1954. She is also a former minister of finance, and later foreign affairs at different times before the current tenure now as minister of finance and coordinating minister for the economy.

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Dr Usman Goni

Dr Usman Goni, an ABU-trained electrical engineer from from Fika, Yobe State, was the brains behind the initiation and execution of strategic consulting projects for major investment concerns such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and GE Capital, as well as Bain & Co., Vulcan Ventures and WorldCom Corporations. He has been involved in the research, development, implementation and operations of wireless network technologies for second generation (2G/2.5G) as well as third generation (3G) systems. He has also participated in various technical due-diligence projects as well as provided detailed strategic investigation of wireless network operations in the Asia Pacific region.

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Aviation  

First female Pilot in Nigeria

Captain (Mrs) Chinyere Onyenucheya Kalu, MFR, is an andigene of Akwete-Ndoki community in Ukwa East local governmment area of Abia State. She is now the rector and chief executive of the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), formerly known as Nigerian Civil Aviation Training Centre, Zaria.

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First female Military Pilot in Nigeria

Blessing liman: Blessing Liman became the first female combatant pilot not only in Nigeria but in the entire West African sub-region. Born on March 13, 1984, Blessing is an indigene of Zango Kataf local government area of Kaduna State. She attended the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria, Kaduna State. Blessing was commissioned as a combat flying officer through the Direct Short Service Course 2010/2011 cadets of the 325 Ground Training Group at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Kaduna. She enlisted into the Nigerian Air Force in July 2011 and was commissioned on December 9, 2011.

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Education And Literature  

Prof Wole Soyinka

Prof Wole Soyinka was born on July 13, 1934. A prominent Nigerian writer (a poet and playwright), he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986 -- the first Nigerian and, indeed, African to be so honoured with the prestigious award. In 1994, he was designated UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of African culture, human rights, freedom of expression, media and communication.

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Sport  

Christian Nwankwo Kanu

Christian Nwankwo Kanu is the first Nigerian skipper to have won an Olympic gold medal for Nigeria at the Olympic Games (1996) which took place in Atlanta, USA. He is also acclaimed as the most decorated African and, by extension, Nigerian footballer in history having won a UEFA Champions League medal, a UEFA cup medal, three F.A. Cup Winners medals and two-time African Player of the Year Award, among others.

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Rashid Yekini

This goal poacher is the first Nigerian to score a goal in the World Cup. That was in 1994 in USA.

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Chioma Ajunwa

Chioma Ajunwa is the first Nigerian athlete to win an Olympic gold medal in an athletic event at the World Olympic Games in Atlanta, 1996.

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Entertainment  

Agbani Darego

Agbani Darego, who was born in 1983, is a Nigerian model best known for being crowned Miss World in 2001, a feat she achieved at the age of 18. She is signed to Next Model Management and is currently pursuing modelling career in Europe. Before now she has modelled for the renowned Oreal Cosmetics.

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Business  

Aliko Dangote

Alhaji Aliko Dangote is a world-class businessman. He is the first Nigerian to emerge as Africa’s richest man. He is also the first Nigerian to appear in Forbes Magazine having hit the $25 billion mark to qualify as the 20th richest man in the world. Dangote is from Kano State.

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Nigerians Freshwater Fish Species

Testimonial Number of freshwater fish species: 338
A project to provide indexing and links for all known freshwater species in Nigeria.
Family Scientific Name FB Name Name Status
Mastacembelidae Aethiomastacembelus sexdecimspinus      questionable 
 
Alestiidae Alestes baremoze Silversides  Arefe  native 
 
Alestiidae Alestes dentex Characin  Arefe  native 
 
Alestiidae Alestes macrophthalmus Torpedo robber  Arefe  native 
 
Alestiidae Alestopetersius smykalai      native 
 
Amphiliidae Amphilius atesuensis      native 
 
Amphiliidae Amphilius rheophilus      native 
 
Bagridae Anaspidoglanis akiri    Ikorikori  native 
 
Amphiliidae Andersonia leptura      native 
 
Aplocheilidae Aphyosemion bitaeniatum Two-striped Aphyosemion    native 
 
Aplocheilidae Aphyosemion bivittatum Twostripe lyretail  Deba-ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Aphyosemion bualanum      native 
 
Aplocheilidae Aphyosemion calliurum Banner lyretail  Deba-ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Aphyosemion deltaense Delta killi    native 
 
Aplocheilidae Aphyosemion splendopleure      native 
 
Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys kingii      native 
 
Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys normani Norman's lampeye    native 
 
Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys pfaffi Pfaff's lampeye  Ogoin  native 
 
Poeciliidae Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Banded lampeye  Ogoin  native 
 
Ariidae Arius gigas Giant sea catfish  Kugbe  native 
 
Ariidae Arius latiscutatus Rough-head sea catfish    native 
 
Alestiidae Arnoldichthys spilopterus Niger tetra    native 
 
Bagridae Auchenoglanis biscutatus    Buro  native 
 
Bagridae Auchenoglanis occidentalis Bubu  Buro  native 
 
Gobiidae Awaous lateristriga West African freshwater goby  Adima  native 
 
Bagridae Bagrus bajad Bayad  Dinko  native 
 
Bagridae Bagrus docmak Semutundu  Dinko  native 
 
Bagridae Bagrus filamentosus    Silver catfish  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barboides gracilis      native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus ablabes    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus aboinensis    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus anema    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus atakorensis    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus baudoni    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus bawkuensis      native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus bynni occidentalis Niger barb  Dorawa  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus callipterus Clipper barb  Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus camptacanthus African redfinned barb  Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus chlorotaenia    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus clauseni      native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus eburneensis      native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus foutensis      native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus hypsolepis    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus kissiensis      native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus lagensis    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus leonensis    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus macinensis    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus macrops Blackstripe barb  Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus nigeriensis    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus perince    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus pleuropholis    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus pobeguini      native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus punctitaeniatus    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus stigmatopygus    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus sublineatus    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus sylvaticus    Krokiri-ikpokpo  native 
 
Cyprinidae Barbus wurtzi      native 
 
Gobiidae Bathygobius soporator Frillfin goby    native 
 
Eleotridae Bostrychus africanus      native 
 
Mormyridae Brienomyrus brachyistius      native 
 
Mormyridae Brienomyrus kingsleyae kingsleyae      native 
 
Mormyridae Brienomyrus longianalis      native 
 
Mormyridae Brienomyrus niger      native 
 
Alestiidae Brycinus brevis    Elei  native 
 
Alestiidae Brycinus intermedius    Ajarapo  native 
 
Alestiidae Brycinus leuciscus    Ajarapo  native 
 
Alestiidae Brycinus longipinnis Longfin tetra  Ajarapo  native 
 
Alestiidae Brycinus macrolepidotus True big-scale tetra  Anto  native 
 
Alestiidae Brycinus nurse Nurse tetra  Ajarapo  native 
 
Alestiidae Bryconaethiops quinquesquamae      native 
 
Eleotridae Butis koilomatodon Mud sleeper    introduced 
 
Mastacembelidae Caecomastacembelus decorsei      native 
 
Mormyridae Campylomormyrus tamandua Wormjawed mormyrid  Lele elenu kodoro  native 
 
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus leucas Bull shark    native 
 
Cyprinidae Chelaethiops bibie Lake Turkana sardine    native 
 
Mochokidae Chiloglanis batesii      native 
 
Mochokidae Chiloglanis benuensis      native 
 
Mochokidae Chiloglanis disneyi      native 
 
Mochokidae Chiloglanis niger      native 
 
Mochokidae Chiloglanis niloticus      native 
 
Mochokidae Chiloglanis occidentalis      native 
 
Mochokidae Chiloglanis polypogon      native 
 
Mochokidae Chiloglanis voltae      native 
 
Cichlidae Chromidotilapia guentheri guentheri Guenther's Mouthbrooder  Kwana  native 
 
Bagridae Chrysichthys aluuensis    Unguli  native 
 
Bagridae Chrysichthys auratus auratus    Durukulli  native 
 
Bagridae Chrysichthys auratus longifilis      native 
 
Bagridae Chrysichthys filamentosus      native 
 
Bagridae Chrysichthys furcatus      native 
 
Bagridae Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus Bagrid catfish  Okpo isiukwu  native 
 
Bagridae Chrysichthys walkeri      native 
 
Citharinidae Citharidium ansorgii      endemic 
 
Citharinidae Citharinops distichodoides distichodoides    Falia  native 
 
Citharinidae Citharinops distichodoides thomasi      native 
 
Citharinidae Citharinus citharus citharus Moon fish  Azu mpete  native 
 
Citharinidae Citharinus latus    Azu mpete  native 
 
Clariidae Clarias agboyiensis    Abugu  native 
 
Clariidae Clarias albopunctatus    Abugu  native 
 
Clariidae Clarias anguillaris Mudfish  Arira  native 
 
Clariidae Clarias buthupogon    Abugu  native 
 
Clariidae Clarias camerunensis    Abugu  native 
 
Clariidae Clarias ebriensis    Abugu  native 
 
Clariidae Clarias gariepinus North African catfish  Arira  native 
 
Clariidae Clarias jaensis    Oluma  native 
 
Clariidae Clarias macromystax    Oluma  native 
 
Clariidae Clarias pachynema    Abugu  native 
 
Clariidae Clarias submarginatus      native 
 
Bagridae Clarotes laticeps Widehead catfish  Bunsuru  native 
 
Kneriidae Cromeria nilotica nilotica Naked shellear  Adaudau  questionable 
 
Kneriidae Cromeria nilotica occidentalis      native 
 
Cyprinidae Ctenopharyngodon idella Grass carp    introduced 
 
Anabantidae Ctenopoma argentoventer Silverbelly ctenopoma    native 
 
Anabantidae Ctenopoma kingsleyae Tailspot ctenopoma  Ekiki  native 
 
Anabantidae Ctenopoma muriei Ocellated labyrinth fish  Ekiki  native 
 
Anabantidae Ctenopoma nebulosum      native 
 
Anabantidae Ctenopoma nigropannosum Twospot climbing perch    native 
 
Anabantidae Ctenopoma petherici      native 
 
Cyprinidae Cyprinus carpio carpio Common carp    introduced 
 
Soleidae Dagetichthys lakdoensis      questionable 
 
Ophichthidae Dalophis boulengeri      native 
 
Ophichthidae Dalophis cephalopeltis      native 
 
Dasyatidae Dasyatis garouaensis Smooth freshwater stingray  Alate  native 
 
Denticipitidae Denticeps clupeoides      native 
 
Citharinidae Distichodus brevipinnis    Chihaki  native 
 
Citharinidae Distichodus engycephalus Perch  Chihaki  native 
 
Citharinidae Distichodus rostratus Grass-eater  Chihaki  native 
 
Eleotridae Dormitator lebretonis    Sleeper goby  native 
 
Amphiliidae Doumea thysi      native 
 
Eleotridae Eleotris daganensis    Awura  native 
 
Eleotridae Eleotris senegalensis      native 
 
Eleotridae Eleotris vittata    Awura  native 
 
Elopidae Elops senegalensis Senegalese ladyfish    native 
 
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys biafranus    Ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys bifasciatus bifasciatus    Ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys bifasciatus taeniatus      native 
 
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys grahami    Ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys longiventralis    Ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys sexfasciatus sexfasciatus Sixbar panchax  Ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Epiplatys spilargyreius      native 
 
Polypteridae Erpetoichthys calabaricus Reedfish  Bano  native 
 
Clupeidae Ethmalosa fimbriata Bonga shad    native 
 
Aplocheilidae Foerschichthys flavipinnis    Azu agwo  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Fundulopanchax arnoldi Arnold's killi    native 
 
Aplocheilidae Fundulopanchax filamentosus Plumed lyretail  Deba-ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Fundulopanchax gardneri gardneri Blue lyretail  Deba-ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Fundulopanchax gardneri nigerianus Nigerian killi    native 
 
Aplocheilidae Fundulopanchax gularis Gulare  Deba-ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Fundulopanchax ndianus    Deba-ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Fundulopanchax powelli      endemic 
 
Aplocheilidae Fundulopanchax scheeli    Deba-ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Fundulopanchax sjostedti Blue gularis  Deba-ogoin  native 
 
Aplocheilidae Fundulopanchax spoorenbergi    Deba-ogoin  native 
 
Cyprinidae Garra ornata      native 
 
Cyprinidae Garra trewavasai      native 
 
Cyprinidae Garra waterloti      native 
 
Mormyridae Gnathonemus petersii Elephantnose fish  Wakanbani baki  native 
 
Cichlidae Gobiocichla wonderi      native 
 
Gobiidae Gobioides sagitta      native 
 
Clariidae Gymnallabes typus    Osuo-kuromouluma  native 
 
Gymnarchidae Gymnarchus niloticus Aba  Asa  native 
 
Cichlidae Haplochromis bloyeti Bloyet's haplo    native 
 
Cichlidae Hemichromis bimaculatus Jewelfish  Aleje  native 
 
Cichlidae Hemichromis fasciatus Banded jewelfish  Koro  native 
 
Hepsetidae Hepsetus odoe Kafue pike  Ijakere  native 
 
Clariidae Heterobranchus bidorsalis    Aso  native 
 
Clariidae Heterobranchus isopterus    Azu isii  native 
 
Clariidae Heterobranchus longifilis Vundu  Aso  native 
 
Arapaimidae Heterotis niloticus Heterotis  Bali  native 
 
Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus castor      native 
 
Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus harringtoni      native 
 
Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus pictus    Bakin lali  native 
 
Mormyridae Hippopotamyrus psittacus    Bakin lali  native 
 
Alestiidae Hydrocynus brevis Tiger-fish  Ijakere  native 
 
Alestiidae Hydrocynus forskahlii    Ijakere  native 
 
Alestiidae Hydrocynus somonorum      native 
 
Alestiidae Hydrocynus vittatus Tiger fish  Ijakere  native 
 
Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe bebe    Kuma  native 
 
Mormyridae Hyperopisus bebe occidentalis      native 
 
Citharinidae Ichthyborus besse besse      native 
 
Citharinidae Ichthyborus monodi      native 
 
Ictaluridae Ictalurus punctatus Channel catfish    introduced 
 
Mormyridae Isichthys henryi      native 
 
Eleotridae Kribia kribensis      native 
 
Eleotridae Kribia nana      native 
 
Cyprinidae Labeo brachypoma      native 
 
Cyprinidae Labeo coubie African carp  Azu ogwu  native 
 
Cyprinidae Labeo parvus    Azu ogwu  native 
 
Cyprinidae Labeo roseopunctatus      native 
 
Cyprinidae Labeo senegalensis    Azu ogwu  native 
 
Clupeidae Laeviscutella dekimpei Roundbelly pellonuline  Ntita  native 
 
Latidae Lates niloticus Nile perch  Aja  native 
 
Cyprinidae Leptocypris crossensis      endemic 
 
Cyprinidae Leptocypris niloticus      native 
 
Lutjanidae Lutjanus dentatus African brown snapper    native 
 
Lutjanidae Lutjanus endecacanthus Guinea snapper    native 
 
Malapteruridae Malapterurus beninensis      native 
 
Malapteruridae Malapterurus electricus Electric catfish  Mijiriya  native 
 
Malapteruridae Malapterurus minjiriya    Mijiriya  native 
 
Mormyridae Marcusenius abadii    Afinfin  native 
 
Mormyridae Marcusenius brucii    Afinfin  native 
 
Mormyridae Marcusenius cyprinoides    Afinfin  native 
 
Mormyridae Marcusenius deboensis      native 
 
Mormyridae Marcusenius mento    Afinfin  native 
 
Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensis pfaffi      native 
 
Mormyridae Marcusenius senegalensis senegalensis      native 
 
Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus cryptacanthus      native 
 
Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus loennbergii      native 
 
Mastacembelidae Mastacembelus nigromarginatus    Doje  native 
 
Megalopidae Megalops atlanticus Tarpon    native 
 
Alestiidae Micralestes acutidens Sharptooth tetra    native 
 
Alestiidae Micralestes elongatus Elongated Turkana robber  Kawara  native 
 
Alestiidae Micralestes humilis    Ewere  native 
 
Alestiidae Micralestes occidentalis      native 
 
Anabantidae Microctenopoma congicum Congo ctenopoma  Kam-aitan  native 
 
Anabantidae Microctenopoma lineatum    Karawa kawi  native 
 
Poeciliidae Micropanchax macrophthalmus Lampeye panchax  Ogoin  native 
 
Poeciliidae Micropanchax scheeli Scheel's lampeye    native 
 
Syngnathidae Microphis brachyurus aculeatus      native 
 
Mochokidae Mochokus brevis      native 
 
Mochokidae Mochokus niloticus      native 
 
Mormyridae Mormyrops anguilloides Cornish jack  Lele  native 
 
Mormyridae Mormyrops caballus    Milligi  native 
 
Mormyridae Mormyrops engystoma      native 
 
Mormyridae Mormyrops oudoti    Milligi  native 
 
Mormyridae Mormyrus hasselquistii Elephant snout  Lele  native 
 
Mormyridae Mormyrus macrophthalmus    Lele  native 
 
Mormyridae Mormyrus rume rume Mormyrids  Lele  native 
 
Mormyridae Mormyrus tapirus    Lele  native 
 
Citharinidae Nannaethiops unitaeniatus Oneline tetra    native 
 
Citharinidae Nannocharax ansorgii      native 
 
Citharinidae Nannocharax fasciatus      native 
 
Citharinidae Nannocharax latifasciatus      native 
 
Citharinidae Nannocharax lineomaculatus      native 
 
Citharinidae Nannocharax occidentalis      native 
 
Citharinidae Neolebias ansorgii      native 
 
Citharinidae Neolebias axelrodi      native 
 
Citharinidae Neolebias powelli      native 
 
Citharinidae Neolebias unifasciatus      native 
 
Aplocheilidae Nothobranchius kiyawensis      native 
 
Clupeidae Odaxothrissa ansorgii Ansorge's fangtooth pellonuline    native 
 
Clupeidae Odaxothrissa mento Nigerian fangtooth pellonuline  Ntita  native 
 
Synbranchidae Ophisternon afrum Guinea swamp eel    native 
 
Cyprinidae Opsaridium ubangiense      native 
 
Cichlidae Oreochromis aureus Blue tilapia  Epia  native 
 
Cichlidae Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Nile tilapia  Epia  native 
 
Pantodontidae Pantodon buchholzi Freshwater butterflyfish  Kakan kifi  native 
 
Notopteridae Papyrocranus afer Reticulate knifefish  Lakoro  native 
 
Channidae Parachanna africana      native 
 
Channidae Parachanna obscura Snake-head    native 
 
Citharinidae Paradistichodus dimidiatus      native 
 
Schilbeidae Parailia pellucida Glass schilbid  Rampari  native 
 
Bagridae Parauchenoglanis buettikoferi    Ikorikori  native 
 
Bagridae Parauchenoglanis fasciatus    Ikorikori  native 
 
Bagridae Parauchenoglanis guttatus Dotted catfish  Ikorikori  native 
 
Schilbeidae Pareutropius buffei    Asan  native 
 
Clupeidae Pellonula leonensis Smalltoothed pellonula  Ntita  native 
 
Clupeidae Pellonula vorax Bigtoothed pellonula  Ntita  native 
 
Cichlidae Pelvicachromis pulcher Rainbow krib  Itoin  native 
 
Cichlidae Pelvicachromis subocellatus      native 
 
Cichlidae Pelvicachromis taeniatus    Epia  native 
 
Gobiidae Periophthalmus barbarus Atlantic mudskipper    native 
 
Mormyridae Petrocephalus ansorgii    Faya  native 
 
Mormyridae Petrocephalus bane bane    Faya  native 
 
Mormyridae Petrocephalus bovei bovei    Faya  native 
 
Mormyridae Petrocephalus sauvagii      native 
 
Mormyridae Petrocephalus soudanensis      native 
 
Citharinidae Phago loricatus African pike-characin  Kifi tsuntsu  native 
 
Phractolaemidae Phractolaemus ansorgii Hingemouth  Ogidigbi  native 
 
Amphiliidae Phractura ansorgii African whiptailed catfish    native 
 
Amphiliidae Phractura clauseni      native 
 
Poeciliidae Poecilia reticulata Guppy    introduced 
 
Mormyridae Pollimyrus adspersus      native 
 
Mormyridae Pollimyrus isidori isidori Elephant Fish    native 
 
Mormyridae Pollimyrus petricolus      native 
 
Nandidae Polycentropsis abbreviata African leaffish  Epepe  native 
 
Polypteridae Polypterus ansorgii Guinean bichir  Adagba  native 
 
Polypteridae Polypterus bichir bichir Nile bichir  Adagba  native 
 
Polypteridae Polypterus bichir lapradei Bichir  Adagba  native 
 
Polypteridae Polypterus endlicheri endlicheri Saddled bichir  Adagba  native 
 
Polypteridae Polypterus retropinnis West African bichir    native 
 
Polypteridae Polypterus senegalus senegalus Gray bichir  Adagba  native 
 
Poeciliidae Poropanchax hannerzi Hannerz' Lampeye    native 
 
Pristidae Pristis microdon Largetooth sawfish    native 
 
Poeciliidae Procatopus aberrans Bluegreen lampeye  Deba-ogoin  native 
 
Poeciliidae Procatopus similis Variable lampeye    native 
 
Protopteridae Protopterus annectens annectens West African lungfish  Bodami  native 
 
Cyprinidae Raiamas nigeriensis      native 
 
Cyprinidae Raiamas senegalensis Silver fish    native 
 
Alestiidae Rhabdalestes brevidorsalis    Kawara  native 
 
Alestiidae Rhabdalestes septentrionalis      native 
 
Cichlidae Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus Mango tilapia  Epia  native 
 
Cichlidae Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron Blackchin tilapia  Epia  native 
 
Schilbeidae Schilbe brevianalis      native 
 
Schilbeidae Schilbe intermedius Silver catfish  Asan  native 
 
Schilbeidae Schilbe micropogon    Asan  native 
 
Schilbeidae Schilbe mystus African butter catfish  Asan  native 
 
Schilbeidae Schilbe uranoscopus    Asan  native 
 
Gobiidae Sicydium brevifile      native 
 
Clupeidae Sierrathrissa leonensis West African pygmy herring  Salanpore  native 
 
Schilbeidae Siluranodon auritus    Asan  native 
 
Soleidae Synaptura lusitanica nigromaculata      native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis batensoda Upsidedown catfish  Farin  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis budgetti    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis clarias    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis courteti    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis eupterus Featherfin squeaker  Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis filamentosus    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis frontosus      native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis gambiensis    Kiatera  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis gobroni    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis guttatus    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis melanopterus    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis membranaceus    Karfasa  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis nigrita    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis obesus    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis ocellifer    Kurungun kura  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis omias    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis resupinatus    Folashe  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis robbianus    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis schall Wahrindi  Karaya  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis sorex    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis vermiculatus    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis violaceus    Kurungu  native 
 
Mochokidae Synodontis xiphias    Kurungu  native 
 
Tetraodontidae Tetraodon lineatus Globe fish  Opolo okun  native 
 
Tetraodontidae Tetraodon pustulatus      native 
 
Cichlidae Thysochromis annectens      native 
 
Cichlidae Thysochromis ansorgii    Diba-itoin  native 
 
Cichlidae Tilapia dageti    Epia  native 
 
Cichlidae Tilapia guineensis    Epia  native 
 
Cichlidae Tilapia mariae Spotted tilapia  Epia ajegi  native 
 
Cichlidae Tilapia zillii Redbelly tilapia  Gargaza  native 
 
Carangidae Trachinotus teraia Shortfin pompano    native 
 
Cichlidae Tylochromis jentinki      native 
 
Cichlidae Tylochromis sudanensis      native 
 
Dasyatidae Urogymnus ukpam Thorny freshwater stingray    native 
 
Notopteridae Xenomystus nigri African knifefish  Dolajo  native 
 
Poeciliidae Xiphophorus maculatus Southern platyfish    introduced