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Membership Benefits

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The advantages of membership include the Trust’s own in-house benefits, which are:-

  • A Nigeria Digest – an exclusive quarterly overview of current affairs in Nigeria researched and edited by BNET’s own correspondent.
  • Our BNET Newsletter – a periodic publication reporting on the activities of the Trust with news about its members, reports on past events with details of future functions, updates on current and new educational projects and an information ‘Noticeboard’ promoting new books or other relevant matters of interest to the membership.
  • The ‘What’s On’ – a fortnightly compendium of events and programmes in and around the UK focussing on Africa generally. Researched and compiled by our Events Co-ordinator it is circulated exclusively to all members who have registered to receive it. To view a sample publication click here. All new members are automatically enrolled to receive this.
  • Regional Events – the opportunity to enjoy social functions in London, Edinburgh and Sussex where members can meet, make new friends and preserve old acquaintances. For further details see our Calendar of Events page.

In addition, other tangible benefits are generously provided by the following companies and organisations:-

The Royal Over-Seas League

The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) offers a special joining discount for members of The Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust. Members of the Britain-Nigeria Educational Trust receive a 25% discount on ROSL joining fees and do not require a proposer or seconder for membership.

ROSL is a unique non-profit private membership organisation, dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding within the Commonwealth community and beyond. This aspiration, advocated by its founder Sir Evelyn Wrench, has shaped its identity since the club was established in 1910 and continues to inspire its devoted service to its membership; enthusiastic support of classical music and the arts; and contribution to worldwide humanitarian relief.

With splendid clubhouses in prime locations in St James’s, London and Princes Street, Edinburgh, members can escape from the bustle of the city and meet friends and colleagues in a peaceful environment. Both clubhouses provide members with bedroom accommodation, a private drawing room, restaurant, bar, and exquisite function rooms. The London clubhouse also offers members a terrace and private garden with seasonal al fresco dining overlooking Green Park.

Members traveling further afield can benefit from reciprocal arrangements with over 80 renowned clubs around the world.

A quarterly journal Overseas is sent to all members and features articles on Commonwealth countries, club news, branch reports, and programmes of organised social and cultural events including concerts, literary lectures, art exhibitions, dinners, tours and trips. Popular event staples in London include the Chairman’s Lunch and afternoon tea at the House of Lords, while members visiting Edinburgh benefit from being at the heart of the Hogmanay celebrations and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In addition to the benefits listed above, Royal Over-Seas League membership supports ROSL ARTS, which, for more than 60 years, has nurtured the careers of talented young professional artists and musicians from the UK and Commonwealth. Furthermore, in addition to supporting the arts, members also generously champion ROSL’s education and humanitarian projects.

To make an enquiry or to request an application pack, please visit www.rosl.org.uk or contact the membership team at:

Royal Over-Seas League
Over-Seas House
Park Place
St James's Street
London SW1A 1LR

T: +44 (0)20 7408 0214
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Nigeria High Commission

The NHC has very kindly agreed a dedicated procedure for BNET members that facilitate the obtaining of entry Visas to Nigeria for business purposes. This includes a fast-track service for urgent Visa applications and an opportunity to apply for extended Multiple Business Entry Visas.

Guidelines on how to process Business Visa Applications, which can only be applied for online, are available through the BNET Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Business Council for Africa (BCA)

Through its membership with the BCA, BNET members may attend various BCA ‘Nigeria’ events, and other selected meetings, at their discounted member’s rate. Details about these events are sent automatically to each eligible member as they occur.