Coat of arms of Nigeria

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Coat of arms of Nigeria
Seal of the President
Seal of the Vice President
Armiger Federal Republic of Nigeria
Crest An eagle displayed Gules.
Torse Argent and Vert
Escutcheon Sable a Pall wavy argent
Supporters Two horses Argent
Compartment A grassy field proper, the yellow flowers at the base (incorrectly shown as red in the image) are Costus Spectabilis, Nigeria's national flower.
Motto Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress

The Coat of Arms of Nigeria has a black shield with two white lines that form in a "Y" shape. The black shield represents Nigeria's fertile soil, while the two horses or chargers on each side represent dignity. The eagle represents strength, while the green and white bands on the top of the shield represent the rich soil.[1]

The red flowers at the base are coctus spectabilis, Nigeria's national flower. This flower was chosen for inclusion in the coat of arms as it is found all over Nigeria and also stand for the beauty of the nation,The White Latter Y represent River niger And River Benue On the band around the base is Nigeria's national motto since 1978, "Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress", formerly "Peace, Unity, Freedom".[1]


Sable a Pall wavy argent, supported by two horses Argent, and set for a crest on a wreath, Argent and Vert, an eagle displayed Gules.


  1. ^ a b "National Symbols - Emblem". Nigeria's 50th Independence: Celebrating Greatness. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 

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