Niger Coast Protectorate

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Oil Rivers Protectorate (1884–1893)
Niger Coast Protectorate (1893–1900)
Protectorate of the British Empire
Flag Coat of arms
God Save the Queen
Capital Old Calabar
Languages English and various local languages
Religion Christianity, Yoruba religion, Islam, African traditional religion
Government Colonial administration
 •  1884-1900 Victoria
Historical era New Imperialism
 •  Established 1884
 •  Disestablished 1 January 1900
Currency Pound sterling
Succeeded by
Southern Nigeria Protectorate

The Niger Coast Protectorate was a British protectorate in the Oil Rivers area of present-day Nigeria, originally established as the Oil Rivers Protectorate in 1884 and confirmed at the Berlin Conference the following year, renamed on 12 May 1893, and merged with the chartered territories of the Royal Niger Company on 1 January 1900 to form the Southern Nigeria Protectorate.

Queen Victoria on a stamp of the Niger Coast Protectorate of 1894.


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