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Encyclopedia > Northern Nigeria Protectorate

Northern Nigeria was a British colony formed in 1900 from the interior territories of the Royal Niger Company, north from about where the Niger River and Benin River joined at Lokoja. Territories to the south and along the coast were formed into Southern Nigeria; both were reorganized into a single Nigeria in 1914. 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday. ... The Royal Niger Company was a mercantile company chartered by the British government in the nineteenth century. ... Map of Niger River with Niger River basin in green. ... Lokoja is the capital city of Kogi State located in central Nigeria. ... 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. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Postage stamps and postal history

Postage stamps were issued specifically for Northern Nigeria beginning in March 1990. All stamps issued were the of Key Plate design, differing in the sovereign depicted, watermarks, and choice of colored or colorless numerals for the denomination. A selection of Hong Kong postal stamps A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. ... This Crown & CA (for Crown Agent) watermark was standard for postage stamps of the British colonies from the 1880s to the 1920s. ...


Unusually, a 25-pound stamp was issued in 1904. This was really intended as a revenue stamp, it being nearly impossible to invent a piece of mail needing so much postage. It is the great rarity of the colony, unused copies commanding a price of around US$30,000. 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... An 1862 US 3-cent stamp used for proprietary articles A revenue stamp, tax stamp or fiscal stamp is a type of adhesive label used to collect taxes or fees on various items. ...


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Bauchi - LoveToKnow 1911 (0 words)
BAUCHI, a province in the highlands of the British protectorate of Northern Nigeria.
The Gongola, flowing east and south to the Benue, rises in the Sura district, and from the Kibyen plateau streams flow north to Lake Chad, west to the Kaduna, and south to the Benue.
In 1904 the province was organized for administration on the same system as the rest of Northern Nigeria, and the reigning emir took the oath of allegiance to the British crown.
Zaria - LoveToKnow 1911 (0 words)
ZARIA, a province of the British protectorate of Northern Nigeria.
S.W. of Kano, and Zungeru, the headquarters of the British administration for the whole of Northern Nigeria.
At the end of the 18th century it was an independent state living under its own Mahommedan rulers; but, like the rest of northern Hausaland, it was conquered in the opening years of the 19th century by the emissaries of the Fula Dan Fodio.
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