BRITISH COLONISATION OF NIGERIAN TERRITORIES

BRITISH COLONISATION OF NIGERIAN TERRITORIES

By 1880, the British had been well established along the coast of West Africa and began to advance into the interior. With the abolition of slave trade in Britain in ...
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THE EVOLUTION OF THE NIGERIAN STATE

The Berlin Treaty There were two major events that served as the prelude to the conference where the treaty took place. Firstly, King Leopold was interested in the Congo Basin, ...
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EARLY EUROPEANS IN NIGERIA

EARLY EUROPEANS IN NIGERIA

The Europeans who came to Nigeria were the explorers, Christian missionaries, traders and merchants. These people included the following: The explorers were Mungo Park, Hugh Clapperton, Richard and John Lander ...
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BACKGROUND TO THE EUROPEAN EXPLORATION

BACKGROUND TO THE EUROPEAN EXPLORATION

During the Middle Ages, the Europeans could not travel far. This was probably the reason why their knowledge of the outside world was very limited. The Europeans could not travel ...
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ORIGIN OF SLAVE TRADE

ORIGIN OF SLAVE TRADE

Slavery was common and normal in West Africa as it was in all the early empires of history. Slavery was the end product of those that were captured in pre-colonial ...
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THE ORIGIN AND NATURE OF TRANS-SAHARAN TRADE (REVISED EDITION)

THE ORIGIN AND NATURE OF TRANS-SAHARAN TRADE (REVISED EDITION)

For many centuries, the people of West Africa had engaged in trans-Saharan trade. This was a trade between North Africa and West Africa which had existed from the ancient times ...
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THE IDOMA AND TIV

THE IDOMA AND TIV

The Origin of the Idoma The Idoma are located in the Niger-Benue confluence. The Idoma ethnic group. comprises the Igede, Agatu and other ethnic groups around the Niger-Benue confluence. This ...
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THE IGBO AND ISOKO

THE IGBO AND ISOKO

Igbo and its Origin Two major assumptions explain the origin of the Igbos. The first one claims that the Igbo originated from the East, probably from Israel or Egypt. The ...
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THE ORIGIN OF THE ITSEKIRI

THE ORIGIN OF THE ITSEKIRI

The Itsekiri tradition traces them to the migration of Iginua from Benin during the reign of Oba Olua. Iginua was said to have met people who inhabited the area before ...
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THE NIGER DELTA

THE NIGER DELTA

The Niger Delta can be divided into sections; these are the Western Delta and the Eastern Delta. The Western Delta The groups within the Western Delta include the Ijo, Itsekiri ...
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