TOP 100 COMPANIES IN NIGERIA
Are you searching for the top companies in Nigeria? Listed for you are some of the big players from different industries.
- DANGOTE CEMENT
Dangote Cement is the largest cement production company in Nigeria. It is owned by Aliko Dangote who also happens to be one of the richest men in the world.
NNPC is the largest state oil & gas company in Nigeria. It has four refineries located in the country.
- NESTLE NIGERIA
Nestle Nigeria has been active for over 57 years in Nigeria; it is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the country.
- EXXON MOBIL
Exxon Mobil is one of the largest oil and gas companies in Nigeria. It’s been active for over 60 years and is a major marketer and manufacturer of petroleum products in the country.
Mtn is Nigeria’s largest telecommunication company. It has been active for 20 years providing network information technology services.
When it comes to getting petroleum products to its final consumers, Total is by far the biggest company in the downstream sector. With over 600 service stations in Nigeria, it is one of the largest oil and gas companies in Nigeria.
- NIGERIAN BREWERIES
“Nigerian breweries” is the most successful market leader in the Nigerian beer market. It’s been active for 74 years and has diversified into non-alcoholic drinks.
- UNILEVER NIGERIA PLC.
Unilever has lived up to its name as one of the largest players in the manufacturing and marketing of food ingredients, as well as home and personal care products in Nigeria.
- FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA
Firstbank is the largest financial institution in Nigeria. With a strong presence since 1894, it is the first bank to grant a loan to the Nigerian government.
Paystack is one of the prominent payment platforms in Nigeria. It serves over 60,000 companies in Nigeria.
In Nigeria, Guinness has been active since the 1940”s, selling products like beer, non-alcoholic beverages.
Deloitte has been active since 1954 and has grown to become Nigeria’s largest management consulting business helping clients to solve their numerous and most complex problems.
- JULIUS BERGER
Julius Berger has been constructing a large portion of infrastructures and roads in Nigeria. It is one of the most dynamic construction companies in Nigeria.
- BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO
You probably could tell what this company produces and markets. It is a cigarette manufacturing company. British American tobacco has had an operational presence in Nigeria since 1912. Its current brands are Benson & hedges, derby, john player gold leaf.
- ACCESS BANK
Forbes Africa ranked access bank “the overall best company in corporate social responsibility and sustainability in Nigeria”. Also, it was ranked “the 5th most valuable bank in Nigeria” in the 2017 banking 500 reports.
- PZ CUSSONS
Pz Cussons has been trading in Nigeria since 1899. It is one of the largest producers and marketers of products such as detergents, toiletries, soaps, and home appliances.
- AXA MANSARD
Axa mansard is one of the top insurance providers in Nigeria. In 2013 corporate social responsibility awarded Axa mansard for “best corporate stewardship. In 2014 Axa mansard won the award for the best insurance and Pensions Company in Nigeria.
Shell is one of the active companies in Nigeria. Since 1937, it has been pioneering shallow and deepwater oil exploration and production. It is also a major player in the development and production of gas for domestic use and export.
Chevron is the largest shareholder in the largest gas pipeline company, with 36.7% interest, no other company comes close. Its activities include exploration, production, manufacturing, and marketing.
- INTERSWITCH LIMITED
Interswitch Limited is one of the leading technology companies focused on the digitization of payments. It operates as an integrated payment and transaction processing company, providing technology integration, advisory support, digital payments, financial inclusion, and payment infrastructure.
Airtel is one of the leading mobile telecommunications companies in Nigeria. It offers mobile voice and data services with over 99 million subscribers.
- GLO MOBILE
Glo mobile is Nigeria’s second-largest mobile network operator.
Cadbury is a leading consumer brand in Nigeria. It produces food, sweets, and drinks. It was established in 1965 and has since then been the leader in sugar confectionery, gum, and food beverages in Nigeria.
Jumia was established in Nigeria in 2012. It operates an e-commerce site and is Nigeria’s first and largest online retailer.
Konga is an e-commerce company founded in 2012. It is one of the top 3 online malls in Nigeria.
- OANDO PLC
Oando plc. is a leading oil and gas company, energy solutions provider in Nigeria. It is a multinational energy company operating in upstream, midstream and downstream.
- UNITED BANK OF AFRICA
UBA is a Nigerian pan-African financial services group providing corporate, commercial, SME, consumer, and personal banking services. It was incorporated on 23rd February 1961.
- SAHARA GROUP
Sahara group is a leading international energy and infrastructure conglomerate in Nigeria. It specializes in oil and gas and electricity distribution.
- ERNST AND YOUNG
Ernst and Young have been in operation for over 50 years working with major corporations as a consulting firm.
- STANBIC IBTC BANK
Stanbic IBTC is one of the leading asset management firms in the country and the leading investment banking franchise in Nigeria. With over 30 years of service in Nigeria, it is a force to reckon with.
- BRITISH DEPUTY HIGH COMMISSION
The British deputy high commission maintains and develops relationships between Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
- UNION BANK
Established in 1917, union bank is one of the long-standing banks in Nigeria with an asset of $134.7 billion.
- GT BANK
In 2021 Gt bank was nominated as the biggest bank in Nigeria by assets and the best digital bank in Nigeria with a user experience of 74.2.
- DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES
The Department of petroleum resources is responsible for ensuring compliance to petroleum laws, regulations, and guidelines in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
- FORTE OIL PLC
Forte oil plc is one of the biggest indigenous marketing oil companies in Nigeria. It is currently known as Ardova plc. It is currently one of the top 5 major petroleum marketers in the country.
- LAFARGE AFRICA PLC
Lafarge Africa is a member of the Lafarge Holcim group, which also happens to be the biggest building and concrete solutions company in the world.it produces a wide range of building and construction solutions for housing and construction needs.
- NIGERIAN STOCK EXCHANGE
Founded in 1961, it is an organized and regulated financial market where stock brokers and traders can buy and sell securities. On 8th October 2021, it adopted the name Nigerian exchange group plc.
- CITI BANK
Citi-bank has been active in Nigeria since 1984. It is the oldest existing international bank in Nigeria.
- STERLING BANK
Adjudged as the third best place to work in Nigeria at the 2019 edition of the annual great place to work awards, the sterling bank is one of the leading commercial banks in Nigeria.
- STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
Standard chartered bank opened its services to Nigerians on 15 September 1999 and has since been a force to reckon with in the financial industry.
- MAY & BAKER NIGERIA PLC
Founded on September 4, 1944, May & Baker Nigeria is a Nigeria-based company involved in the manufacture, sale, and distribution of human pharmaceuticals, human vaccines, and consumer products. It is Nigeria’s first pharmaceutical company.
- HONEYWELL GROUP
Honeywell started as a food trading company trading a variety of products such as dairy products, stock-fish, etc. Honeywell has evolved into an investment company, financial service company, and security management.
Innoson is the first indigenous automobile manufacturing company in Nigeria; it is headquartered in Nnewi, Anambra.
The mission of NAFDAC is to safeguard public health by ensuring that only the right quality drugs, food, and other regulated products are manufactured, imported, distributed, advertised, sold, and used in Nigeria.
- SEVEN-UP BOTTLING COMPANY LTD
Seven-up bottling company ltd is one of the largest soft drinks manufacturing companies in Nigeria. It has been active since 1960.
9mobile is a Nigerian telecom company, formerly known as Etisalat; it is one of the biggest telecom providers in the country.
Faan is a service organization statutorily charged to manage all commercial airports in Nigeria and provide service to both passenger and cargo airlines.
- LEAD WAY ASSURANCE COMPANY
Lead way Assurance Company is one of the largest insurance companies in Nigeria. It provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, travel insurance, and life insurance. It is also known as Lead Way.
Dhl is the most reliable logistics company in Nigeria.
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- NIGERIAN CUSTOMS SERVICE
Established in 1891 the Nigerian customs service is a government agency that regulates the flow of goods into and out of the country, battles anti-smuggling activities in Nigeria collects revenue (import/excise duties & other taxes/levies), and accounting for the same.
Pfizer has been active since 1960. It is one of the largest biopharmaceutical companies in Nigeria.
- CHANNELS TELEVISION
With an audience of over 20 million people, channels television has won the Nigeria media merit award as the best television station of the year.
The Nigerian television authority is the largest television network in Nigeria. It is widely viewed as the authentic voice of the country.
- MULTICHOICE (DSTV)
Multichoice is Nigeria’s pioneer pay-TV service provider has launched the first digital satellite broadcasting service in 1993.
- RELIANCE HMO
Reliance HMO is one of the largest health insurance companies that use software, data science, and telemedicine to make health insurance delightful, affordable, and easier to access in Nigeria.
Shoprite is the largest food retailer in the country. It has been in operation for 15 years.
- NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY
The Nigerian ports authority is a federal government agency that governs and operates the ports in Nigeria.
- DUFIL PRIMA FOODS PLC
Dufil prima foods are among the most respected food firms in Nigeria.
- NEST OIL
Nest oil is the largest indigenous engineering, procurement, construction &commissioning service provider in Nigeria.
- UAC OF NIGERIA PLC
UAC of Nigeria is a leading diversified company, operating in the food and beverage, real estate, paint, and logistics sectors of the Nigerian economy. It is recognized as one of the oldest companies in Nigeria.
Olam is a major food and agri-business company. It has been active for 30 years. It plays a leading role in the agro-space value chain, from sourcing to processing, storing, transporting, shipping, distributing, trading, and marketing various agricultural products.
- ABC TRANSPORT
ABC commenced operation in road passenger transportation on 13 February 1993. It operates luxury bus services according to accepted international standards and has been a top player in the Nigerian transportation system.
- AFRICA INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION
African independent television is a privately owned television broadcaster in Nigeria. It is the largest privately-owned television broadcaster in Nigeria.
- FEDERAL INLAND REVENUE SERVICE
The Federal Inland Revenue Service is the agency responsible for assessing, collecting, and accounting for tax and other revenues accruing to the federal government of Nigeria.
- KENTUKY FRIED CHICKEN
Kentucky fried chicken is famous for its fried chicken. It is one leading restaurants brands in Nigeria.
- TASTY FRIED CHICKEN
Tasty fried chicken is a fast-food chicken restaurant. It is one of the most popular restaurants in the country.
- SWEET SENSATION
Sweet sensation is one of the leading brands in the quick-service restaurant industry in Nigeria. It has been active for 25 years in Nigeria.
- ADRON HOMES
Adron is one of the leading African real estate; the offer of promos to their clients and potential clients earns them a lot of patronage. Adron Homes and properties limited is on this list because, when it comes to delivering affordable accommodation to their clients from every walk of life, Adron homes has lived up to the challenge. With a physical presence in over 50% of the states in Nigeria and the headquarters situated in Lagos, they are a force to reckon with.
- COCA-COLA NIGERIA
In 2017, Coca-Cola emerged as Nigeria’s most innovative multinational company at business day top 25 most innovative companies & institutions awards.
Pepsi is one of the major competitors in the Nigerian beverage market. In 2019 Pepsi’s total assets were valued at $78.55 billion.
Indomie is a popular staple food among Nigerians. CNN Africa estimates it accounts for 74% of Nigeria’s market.
- EKO HOTEL & SUITES
Eko hotel & suites is a five-star conference Centre hotel in Lagos. It is the largest hotel in Nigeria.
Pwc is one of the leading professional services firms in Nigeria. It was named the best place to work for women employees in Nigeria by the great place to work institute Nigeria in 2019.
KPMG is a multinational accounting and auditing firm, providing three main business services- audit, advisory, and tax services. KPMG is one of the “big four” accounting firms in the country. In 2019, it recorded revenue of $29.8 billion.
- NIGERIA LNG
Nigeria LNG harnesses Nigeria’s vast natural gas resources and produces liquefied natural gas and natural gas liquids for export. It has a total asset of about $17.5 billion.
- CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
The central bank of Nigeria ensure monetary and price stability, issue legal tender currency in Nigeria; maintain external reserves to safeguard the international value of the legal tender currency, and promote a sound financial system in Nigeria.
- ZENITH BANK PLC
Zenith bank emerged as the number one bank in Nigeria by tier-1 capital in the 2020 top 1000 world banks ranking published by the “banker magazine”
- Landmark corporate realty ltd
Landmark is not only a popular real estate company in Nigeria but the largest real estate firm in Nigeria. Their services include real estate development, brokerage, and management. They are popular for the good and flexible payment plans that their services offer.
- MICROSOFT NIGERIA
Microsoft Nigeria is one of the largest tech companies in the country. It partnered with the Nigerian government to drive innovation in the tech hemisphere.
- JIDE TAIWO & CO
Jide Taiwo & co is one of the leading professional real estate firms in the country. The services rendered by this firm include assets and property valuation, sales and purchase of clients on behalf of clients, property and facility management, consultancy services.
- TECNO MOBILE
Tecno mobile recently bagged the award of “outstanding mobile phone brand of the decade” a mobile phone company.
Bet9ja is an online bookmaker company that offers to bet on major sporting events operating in Nigeria. According to alexa.com, bet9ja is the second most visited website in Nigeria, only next to Google as of September 2018. Its highest payout is 46.2 million naira
- NAIRA BET
Naira bet is Nigeria’s first sports betting company.
- FLOUR MILLS OF NIGERIA
Flour mills of Nigeria are one of the largest food and agro-allied companies in Nigeria. Its products include semovita, refined sugar, pasta, margarine, vegetable oils, and a large range of snacks and breakfast cereals.
- PRIMROSE DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
Primrose is another real estate company that has been around for almost 30 years. With a world-class staff, the company offers services like feasibility analysis, project management, buying and selling of properties, architectural designs. Just like Cadwell limited, they provide services only to the high and mighty of society.
- NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMMISSION
The national broadcasting commission is bridled with the responsibility of receiving, processing, and considering applications for establishment, ownership, or operation of radio and television stations including cable television service, direct satellite broadcast, and any other medium of broadcasting.
- SLOT SYSTEMS LIMITED
Slot systems limited is the leading retail company for affordable and durable mobile phones, computers, accessories, and various types of electronics in Nigeria.
- FRIESLAND CAMPINA WAMCO NIGERIA
Friesland Campina Wamco is the leading dairy company and marketer in Nigeria. It has been active for over 60 years.
- COOL FM
Cool FM is an English-speaking radio station with frequencies across 4 of the 6 geo-political zones in Nigeria.
- WAZOBIA FM
Wazobia FM is a Nigerian Pidgin English radio station and is renowned for its humorous approach to broadcasting. It is listed as the best radio station in Nigeria on Nigeria finder.
- SOUND CITY RADIO NETWORK
Sound city radio network is a digital radio station owned by alpha vision multimedia. Headquartered in Lagos, it is the favorite go-to radio station of the youths in Nigeria.
- SPORTS RADIO 88.9 BRILLA FM
Brilla FM is Nigeria’s top sports radio station founded on 1 October 2002. It focuses primarily on sports updates around the country and the world.
- BUA GROUP
With a net worth of $700 million, Bua is the second-largest producer of cement in Nigeria. It has been active for 61 years in the country.
- CHI LIMITED
Chi Limited, incorporated in 1980, is a fast-moving consumer goods company that provides consumer products in the dairy, beverages, and snacks sectors in Nigeria. It is popularly known for its juices.
- INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE
IITA was founded in 1967. IITA is a non-profit organization that focuses on enhancing crop quality and productivity, reducing producer and consumer risks, and generating wealth from agriculture.
- HALLIBURTON NIGERIA
Halliburton Nigeria is widely considered one of the biggest providers of energy products and services in the country.
- PROMASIDOR NIGERIA
Promasidor Nigeria is a consumer packaged goods company. It is one of the prominent dairy product manufacturing companies in the country.
- FEDEX NIGERIA
FedEx Nigeria is one of the courier companies in the country. “Info guide Nigeria” listed FedEx in their top 10 courier companies in Nigeria.
- CHICKEN REPUBLIC
Chicken Republic is one of the most popular fast-food restaurants in the country.
- EMS SPEED POST
When it comes to affordable parcel delivery services, ems speed post is a courier service to look up to. It has been active for over three decades in the country and operates both locally and internationally.
These are the top 100 companies in Nigeria. This list has not been drafted in any particular order. It comprises public and private companies.
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