History of West Africa Nigeria 1914-1918

Southern Nigeria Protectorate, 1899-1914

In 1900 created by integrating some territories of the Royal Niger Company, the charter of which had been withdrawn in 1899, with the Niger Coast Protectorate. In 1906, the colony of Lagos was annexed into Southern Nigeria, now Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria; Lagos became the seat of administration, which until 1906 had been at Old Calabar.
In 1914, Southern and Northern Nigeria were merged to form the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria.

Timeline of Nigerian History, from Nigeria Exchange
Encyclopedic description of Kamerun's Philatelic History from Sandafayre's Atlas (scroll down)
British Colonial Rule and Urhobos and Urhoboland 1891-1960, posted by Urhobo Historical Society
History of the Nigerian Postal Service, from Nigerian Postal Service
History of the Southern Nigeria Regiment, from Land Forces of Britain, the Empire and Commonwealth
History of the Nigeria Police Force, from Nigri Police Foce
The Catholic Church in Nigeria, a brief history, from CBCN
DOCUMENTS Flag of Southern Nigeria Protectorate, from FOTW
High Commissioners respectively Governors of Southern Nigeria, from World Statesmen
Nigeria images, posted by National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Article Niger Company Ltd., from Deutsches Koloniallexikon, 1920, in German
Kingdom of Benin.com, click : Dokumente. German language site; still a number of the documents are in English.
Papers of Frederick Dealtry Lugard, Baron Lugard of Abinger: 1871-1969, from Archives Hub, list of files
REFERENCE Toyin Falola, The History of Nigeria, Westport : Greenwood 1999
A.C. Burns, History of Nigeria, London 1929, esp. Chapter XIII : The Royal Niger Company, pp.163-176
M'Baye Gueye and A. Adu Boahen, Southern Nigeria, pp.134-137 in A. du Boahen (ed.), Unesco General History of Africa Vol.VII : Africa under Colonial Domination 1880-1935, Paris etc. 1985
Article Nigeria, in : Britannica Book of the Year 1913 pp. 650-652 (on events of 1912) [G]
Article Southern Nigeria, in : Statesman's Year Book 1901 pp.212-214 (on events of 1900) [G]
Article Southern Nigeria, in : Statesman's Year Book 1905 pp.230-232 (on events of 1904) [G]
Article : Niger Coast Protectorate, in : International Year Book 1898 pp.566-567 [G]

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First posted in 2001, last revised on August 31st 2007

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