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Southern Nigeria Protectorate
Protectorate of British Empire

1900–1914
Anthem
God Save the Queen
Map of Nigeria, 1909
Capital Not specified
Language(s) English
Government Constitutional monarchy
Monarch
 - 1900-1901 Victoria
 - 1910-1914 George V
High Commissioner, Governor
 - 1900-1904 Ralph Denham Rayment Moor
 - 1912-1914 Sir Frederick John Dealtry Lugard
History
 - Established 1 January 1900
 - Disestablished 1 January 1914

Southern Nigeria was a British protectorate in the coastal areas of modern-day Nigeria, formed in 1900 from union of the Niger Coast Protectorate with territories chartered by the Royal Niger Company below Lokoja on the Niger River.

The colony around Lagos was added in 1906, and the territory was officially renamed the Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria. In 1914, Southern Nigeria was joined with Northern Nigeria to form the single colony of Nigeria. The unification was done for economic reasons rather than politicalNorthern Nigeria had a budget deficit; and the colonial administration sought to use the budget surpluses in Southern Nigeria to offset this deficit [1].

1-shilling value of the 1901 stamp series

Postage stamps

See main article at Postage stamps and postal history of Southern Nigeria Protectorate

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