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Top 10 Tallest Buildings In Nigeria in 2023 (Updated)

Last Updated on July 24, 2023 by Spynaija


Nigeria, aside from being the most populous black nation in the world, is also home to some jaw-dropping edifices and structures. Having been swept by the wind of development in the past six decades after independence, we will be walking you through some of these structures. In this context, the top 10 tallest buildings in Nigeria in 2023. 

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The Tallest Buildings in Nigeria in 2023

Listed below are the top 10 tallest buildings in Nigeria and their respective locations across the country.

1. NECOM House 

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NECOM HOUSE – The tallest building in Nigeria

NECOM House is the tallest building in Nigeria. The 525 ft (160 m) building is located in Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria. The building was formerly named NITEL Tower and, before that, the NET Building. It is worth noting that the NECOM House is the tallest building in Lagos. The 32-floor building was completed in 1979. Designed and constructed by Nickson Borys & Partners. The Nigerian External Communications, a.k.a NECOM House, remains the tallest building in Nigeria and West Africa from 1979 to date.

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2. Champagne Pearl Tower

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The Champagne Pearl Tower is the Second-tallest building in Nigeria at an astonishing height of 134 m (440 ft), located in Eco Atlantic City, Lagos, Nigeria. The 30-floor Champagne Pearl Tower is also the second tallest building in West Africa, this massive edifice was completed in 2017. 

3. Union Bank Building, Lagos

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The Union Bank Building is a skyscraper in Lagos. It is the third-tallest building in Nigeria at a height of 124 m (407 ft), located at 36 Marina, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria. The 28-floor building serves as the headquarters of the Union Bank of Nigeria.

4. World Trade Centre (Tower II) 

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WTC Tower (2) is located at Plot 1113, Constitution Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja, FCT. The WTC Tower II is the tallest building in Abuja, and the 4th tallest building in Nigeria, standing at 120 m (394 ft). The 25-floor World Trade Centre Abuja was opened in 2016. 


The World Trade Centre is a complex of eight buildings under construction in the Central Business District of Abuja, FCT. There are seven skyscrapers proposed for this site, two of which have already been completed, with six (6) others still under construction, some at various stages of completion. 

The complex is being funded by private financial institutions, as well as private investors. A whooping ₦200 billion ($ 2.5 billion) was budgeted for these trade complexes. 

The World Trade Centre is being developed by First Intercontinental Properties Limited, a subsidiary of The Churchgate Group, a Nigerian real estate company. The World Trade Centre Abuja was designed by Woods Bagot, while WSP Consulting is the structural consultant, while Abuja Investments Company is also a partner. According to some reports, the World Trade Centre Abuja, when completed, will be the largest mixed-use development on the West African subcontinent.

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5. Eko Tower (II)

Fifth on this list is the magnificent Eko Tower (II), also known as the Eko pearl tower. Eko Tower (II) is located at 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island – Lagos, standing at a height of 118 m (387 ft), making it the 5th  tallest building in Nigeria. The 27-floor building was designed for various functions such as residence, medical center, conferences, etc.


6. Black Pearl Tower

Black Pearl Tower II

The Black Pearl Tower is located in Lagos, Nigeria. With an overwhelming height of 112 m (367 ft). The 25-floor apartment building places itself as the sixth tallest building in Nigeria.

7. World Trade Centre (Tower I)

wtc tower 1

Seventh on this list is the world trade center Tower (1). Standing at a height of 110 m (361 ft), the 24-floor WTC Tower 1 is a residential building with 120 apartments located in the Same complex.


8. Ministry Of Communication’s Building

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Eight on this list is the Ministry of Communication Building. The Ministry of Communication Building is Located at Obalende, Okesuna, Lewis St, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria standing at a height of 109 m (358 ft) with 30 floors, it secured its place as the eighth (8) tallest building in Nigeria.

9. The Dakkada Towers

21 storey Smart Building in Uyo

The 21-storey smart office complex is the 9th tallest building in Nigeria, this massive edifice is located in the central business district of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The building is set to host any known corporate organization or world-class company in the Nigeria Oil and Gas industry.

This magnificent structure stands at a height of  108.8 meters (21 floors), occupying an area of 18, 639.50 square meters on a massive site area of 48,200.00 square meters, making room for about at least 500 capacity car park.

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10. Cocoa House, Ibadan

Here comes the 10th tallest building in Nigeria, “The Cocoa House” Standing at a height of 105 m (344 ft), the Cocoa House is located in the ancient city of Ibadan in Oyo State, Nigeria.

Cocoa House was proposed by the then Nigerian nationalist and statesman, Obafemi Awolowo, with allocations from the proceeds of cocoa exportation. The contractors were Cappa and D’Alberto. Cocoa House was completed and commissioned for use in August 1965 by the defunct Western Region government. 

On January 9, 1985, the entire building was gutted by fire, the fire is said to have begun on the top floors from malfunctioning electrical equipment. Due to the state of the destruction caused by the fire incident, the building was closed from public use until it was renovated in August 1992 and opened again for commercial use.

Cocoa House is managed by Wemabod Estates Limited, a subsidiary of the O’dua group of companies. It is the property of Odu’a Investment Company Limited.



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