- 1946 • Uyo District, Nigeria
O. J. Umordak wrote to Church headquarters requesting missionaries and Church literature.
- 1959 • Abak, Nigeria
Following his request for literature and missionaries, Honesty John Ekong began receiving monthly shipments of Church magazines and pamphlets. As Church literature began circulating in Nigeria, numerous unofficial Latter-day Saint congregations developed.
- July 1960 • Nigeria
At the request of President David O. McKay, Glen G. Fisher visited Nigeria and reported that the congregations he visited had a sincere desire for the Church to be established in their country.
- October 22, 1961 • Ibesit, Nigeria
Over a hundred Nigerians attended the first formal Church meeting in West Africa during a visit from LaMar S. Williams of the Church’s International Mission.
- December 1962 • Nigeria
Elder N. Eldon Tanner dedicated Nigeria for the preaching of the gospel.
- January 11, 1963 • Salt Lake City, Utah
Church leaders called LaMar S. Williams as president of a Nigerian mission, but difficulty obtaining visas prevented its establishment. In 1965 plans for the mission were discontinued.
- September 29, 1964 • Nigeria
Dick Obot and others incorporated the “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.” The trustees of the organization led nearly 1,000 congregations, with an estimated 15,000 members.
- July 6, 1967–January 15, 1970 • Southeastern Nigeria
The Nigerian Civil War disproportionately affected regions where unofficial Latter-day Saint congregations were located and decreased the number of people affiliated with those congregations.
- June 14, 1975 • Aba, Nigeria
Ime Eduok, who had been baptized in the United States and then returned to Nigeria, met with leaders of unofficial Latter-day Saint congregations to form a coordinating committee for ministering efforts.
- June 8, 1978 • Salt Lake City
President Spencer W. Kimball extended priesthood ordination to all worthy male members of the Church regardless of race, opening the way for the creation of Church units throughout Africa, including in Nigeria.
- November 9, 1978 • Nigeria
Two senior missionary couples, Edwin and Janath Cannon and Rendell and Rachel Mabey, arrived to begin missionary work in Nigeria.
- January 14, 1979 • Calabar, Nigeria
Ime Eduok was called as district president and became the first man in West Africa ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood.
- March 1979 • Aboh, Nigeria
During a visit to Nigeria, President James E. Faust, then serving in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, baptized five people and predicted that a temple would be built in Africa.
- July 1, 1980 • Lagos, Nigeria
The Africa West Mission, serving both Nigeria and Ghana, was created.
- August 5, 1982 • Lagos
The Nigerian government officially recognized the Church.
- June 1983 • Aboh Mbaise, Nigeria
At Nigeria’s first Church-constructed meetinghouse, Elder David B. Haight rededicated Nigeria for missionary work.
- 1984 • Salt Lake City
Selections from the Book of Mormon were published in Efik.
- May 15, 1988 • Aba
The Aba Nigeria Stake, the first stake in West Africa, was organized with David W. Eka as president.
- September 12, 1988 • Nigeria
The first seminary and institute classes in Nigeria were held. During the first term, classes were organized in 48 different locations.
- November 1990 • Aba
David W. Eka was called as a regional representative for the Aba Nigeria Region.
- May 1992 • Nigeria
The Relief Society General Presidency chose Nigeria as a pilot location for the Gospel Literacy Effort to promote reading and writing skills among women. Following the successful pilot, the guidelines were distributed to leaders worldwide in December of that year.
- November 8, 1996 • Calabar
The Church partnered with a local health organization to hold an AIDS awareness open house.
- February 14–15, 1998 • Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Gordon B. Hinckley became the first President of the Church to visit Nigeria.
- 2000 • Salt Lake City
The Book of Mormon was published in Igbo.
- 2007 • Salt Lake City
The Book of Mormon was published in Yoruba.
- June 2009 • Aba
After bullets struck the guardhouse on the temple grounds, the Aba Nigeria Temple was closed due to kidnappings and gunfire in the area.
- 2010 • Aba
Alexander A. Odume was called as the first Nigerian president of the Aba Nigeria Temple. The temple soon returned to full operations.
- June 24, 2016 • Ile-Ife, Nigeria
The 40th stake in Nigeria was organized in Ile-Ife.
- June 10, 2018 • Aba
The Aba Nigeria Umuola Stake, the 50th stake in Nigeria, was organized.
- July 1, 2018 • Ibadan, Nigeria
The continuing growth of the Church in Nigeria warranted the creation of a new mission headquartered in Ibadan as part of the merging and restructuring of several missions around the world.
- October 7, 2018 • Salt Lake City
President Russell M. Nelson announced the construction of a temple in Lagos, Nigeria.