The National Association of Seadogs was founded as the Pyrates Confraterity in order to combat social injustices experienced by students at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria in 1952. Over time, students from other emerging higher institutions of learning embraced the spirit of pyracy and its commitment to protect the weak in a de-tribalised Nigeria. In 1980, the Pyrates Confraternity was formally registered with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs with the name National Association of Seadogs (NAS). Today, membership has grown to 35 branches worldwide with over 40,000 members since inception. NAS has been engaged in a wide variety of projects from HIV/AIDS awareness raising to the study of corruption in Nigeria.