Honorable Union of Naijiria
Olola Euroopu ti Nàìjíríà
Timeline: Principia Moderni III (Map Game)
OTL equivalent: Southern Nigeria, Songhai, and Sao Tome and Principe
1525 – Present
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Yinyin gun!
(Hail Victory!)
Allah bukun ni Aṣáájú
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Location and extent of Naijiria (1525)
Largest city Lagos
Official languages Yoruba
Regional Languages Igbo, Mandinka
Ethnic groups (1525) Yoruba, Igbo, Mandinka
Religion Islam
Demonym Naijirian
Government Dictatorship
 -  Asaaju Ajani
Legislature Supreme Apejọ
 -  Established 1400 
 -  Constitution 1438 
 -  Isokan declared 1456 
 -  Treaty of Lagos 1525 
 -  Total 899,400 km2 
347,260 sq mi 
 -  1530 census 50,456,880 (3rd)
 -  Density 51.64/km2 
133.7/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 1530 estimate
 -  Total $30.980 billion 
 -  Per capita $614 
Currency Naijirian nkan
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Naijiria, officially known as the Honorable Union of Naijiria (Yoruba: Olola Euroopu ti Nàìjíríà) is a large state located in West Africa. Naijiria spans a total area of 899,400 sq km (347,260 sq mi), and possesses an estimated population of 50.4 million subjects as of 1530, making it the third largest nation by population in the world after China and the Indian subcontinent. The capital of Naijiria is Oyo-Ile, while the largest city in the country is Lagos. The most advanced nation in Africa, Naijiria maintains a number of friendly relations with European and Asian powers around the globe, and possesses a large and professional military force known as the Ikorira. The current leader of the nation, known as the Asaaju, is Ajani as of 1508. Established in the wake of the Oyo Empire's expansion and modernization, Naijiria is the result of a century's worth of planning, development, and military conquest under a series of competent monarchs and later dictators.


Imperial history



Naijiria is a dictatorship, in which the government answers directly to the nation's leader, known as the Asaaju, meaning "leader" in Yoruba. The current Asaaju of Naijiria is Ajani, the son of Olorun, who established the government as it is in 1456 following his speech in Oyo-Ile forming the ruling party known as the Isokan. The Asaaju rules up until his death, afterwhich his eldest son takes over the country. Given the nation's change of view of women, it has become a common topic of discussion on the possibility of the Asaaju's eldest daughter taking over the nation should push come to shove. The legislature of the country is known as the Supreme Apejọ, over which the Asaaju presides. Consisting of 500 members, the Supreme Apejọ represents the people of the nation, and votes on matters of importance, such as declarations of war and peace, signing treaties with other nations, and changing the taxes of the country. Though the Asaaju may act without the Supreme Apejọ, it is expected of him to at least honor the government body, which it turn honors the people over whom he rules.


Naijiria consists of four states, all in equal standing with one another under the law of the nation. Each of the states is represented within the Supreme Apejọ, and all have the right to vote in the government. However, the state of Oyo is granted superior status as the territory over which the government in Oyo-Ile has direct control over domestic affairs.

Nation Capital Established Current government Population Size (sq km) Notes
Oyo Oyo-Ile 1400 1456 13,123,423 179,850 The center of the union and the territory under the direct control of the Asaaju of Naijiria.
Benin Benin City 1440 1447 10,887,570 91,200 Was admitted into the union in 1447 under the rule of Akindunde after the Oyo-Benin War. Ife integrated into Benin.
Mali Timbuktu 1230 1479 17,434,944 342,900 Was admitted into the union in 1479 under the rule of Olorun after the First Oyo-Mali War. The territories taken by Songhai were later captured under Ajani following the Second Oyo-Mali War.
Nijar n/a 1526 1526 9,010,943 285,450 Was admitted into the union in 1526 under the rule of Ajani following the voiced need for Mali to be divided for administrative purposes.


Nation Capital Established Current government Population Size (sq km) Notes
Angola Luanda 1525 1525 5,137 1,550 Recently established colony under Oyo's administration.

Former territories

Nation Capital Established Current government Population Size (sq km) Notes
Ife Ife 800 1410 513,734 5,400 Was admitted into the union in 1410 under the rule of Oranyan in the early 1400s after the Treaty of Ife, in which the city-state would place itself in personal union with the government in Oyo-Ile. Was integrated into Benin in 1525.

Foreign relations

Naijiria maintains a number of relations with foreign powers at home and overseas. The most prominent of these are located in Western Europe, where Naijiria maintains multiple embassies to aid in the execution of diplomacy with the states which host them.

Status Nation Notes
Peace Hispania Naijiria has had a long history with the Spanish, the first European nation whom Oyo came into contact with. Though the two have not always been allies, they do possess a certain understanding of the dynamics of their relationship, and seek to stay out of each other's way in West Africa and in East Asia.
Neutral Netherlands Despite the fact that Naijiria has received a number of threats from the Netherlands regard a dispute over trade rights in East Asia, the two remain neutral toward one another, and generally stay away from each other just to be safe.


The military of Naijiria, known as the Ikorira, serves as the primary professional standing army of the nation. Consisting of 525,000 soldiers, 600 cannon, and 296 ships, the Ikorira is the largest military force in Africa. The military is divided into an army, navy, and imperial guard, all of whom answer directly to the Asaaju of Naijiria. The army itself is divided into three forces; the Army of Oyo, the Army of Mali, and the Army of Benin & Ife. These forces are charged with protecting and patrolling their regions of responsibility, and ensuring that tasks are collected, the law enforced, and the integrity of the state maintained. The Army of Oyo is the second-largest and the best equipped, with a force of 185,000 soldiers and 230 cannon. The Army of Mali is the largest given the sheer size of the territory it most protect, but this is somewhat lessened by the army's large cavalry force. The Army of Mali consists 220,000 soldiers, of which 25,000 are cavalry, and 300 cannon. The Army of Benin & Ife, the smallest of the three armies, consists of 120,000 soldiers and 70 cannon.

The navy of Naijiria is made up of 296 ships, though only a third of them are large enough and powerful enough to be regarded as possessing the capability of travelling across the Atlantic Ocean. The ships are broken down into classes as such; 37 naus ships imported from Portugal, 46 eranko ships built in the territory of Oyo, 89 nlanla class ships for regional trade and anti-piracy, and 124 yanyan vessels, which serve as local picket class ships within the waters along the West African coastline. The navy is capable of reaching Far East Asia and Western Europe, though during wartime, this size shrinks considerably as the military seeks to protect Naijirian trade interests elsewhere to prevent supply lines from being attacked, pulling considerable naval power away from other theaters of combat. As it stands, the Naijirians currently have no enemies whom they are at odds with, though some European powers could present a danger to Naijirian interests.



Overseas trade