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Encyclopedia > General Agent

A General Agent is an agent, i.e. representative of another, who has a mandate of general nature. Agency is an area of law dealing with a contractual or quasi-contractual relationship between at least two parties in which one, the principal, authorizes the other, the agent, to represent her or his legal interests and to perform legal acts that bind the principal. ...


Colonial use

In the Niger Rivers District the only Senior Agent, who administered the region (rather like a Factor) for the National African Company Limited (which was granted a charter and renamed Royal Niger Company Chartered & Limited in 1886), was promoted in 1882 to become the first of only two General Agents until it was absorbed by Southern Nigeria: A factor, a Latin word meaning who/which acts can refer to: Look up factor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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. ...

    • 1882 - 1888 David McIntosh (b. 1844 - d. 1888)
    • 1888 - 1 January 1900 Joseph Flint (d. 1925)

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  • WorldStatetsmen- here Nigeria

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