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Colonial Nigeria
Colonial Nigeria was ruled by the British Empire, United Kingdom from the mid-nineteenth century until 1960 when Nigeria achieved independence. British influence in the region began with the Slave Trade Act 1807, prohibition of slave trade to British subjects in 1807. Britain Lagos Treaty of Cession, annexed Lagos Colony, Lagos in 1861 and established the Oil River Protectorate in 1884. British influence in the Niger area increased gradually over the 19th century, but Britain did not effectively occupy the area until 1885. Other European powers acknowledged Britain's dominance over the area in the 1885 Berlin Conference. From 1886 to 1899, much of the country was ruled by the Royal Niger Company, authorised by charter, and governed by George Taubman Goldie. In 1900, the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate passed from company hands to the Crown. At the urging of Governor Frederick John Dealtry Lugard, Frederick Lugard, the two territories were amalgam ...
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Nigerian Pound
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Nigeria
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List Of Governors-General Of Nigeria
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John Stuart Macpherson
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Hugh Clifford
Sir Hugh Charles Clifford, (5 March 1866 – 18 December 1941) was a British colonial administrator. Early life Clifford was born in Roehampton Roehampton is a suburban district in southwest London London is the capital city, capital and List of urban areas in the United Kingdom, largest city of England and the United Kingdom. The city stands on the River Thames in the south-east ..., London London is the and of and the . It stands on the in south-east England at the head of a down to the , and has been a major settlement for two millennia. The , its ancient core and financial centre, was founded by the as ' and retains b ... on 5 March 1866, the sixth of the eight children of Major-General Sir Henry Hugh Clifford Major General Sir Henry Hugh Clifford (12 September 1826 – 12 April 1883) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and C ...
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