The National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons

The National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons was a nationalist political party founded by Sir Herbert Macaulay and Nnamde Azikiwe, and dominated Nigerian politics until the mid-1930s. After 1951, the NCNC became largely identified with Igbo interests following the inclusion of the Igbo State Union. In 1963, Azikiwe, an Igbo himself, became the first president of independent Nigeria.

The NCNC was regarded critically by other Nigerian groups for its affinity with Igbo interests, particularly by the Yoruba Action Group (AG) founded in 1951 and the Northern People’s Congress led by Ahmadu Bello.

See also: Nigeria