Nigeria @59: Read the First Article that Proposed the Name Nigeria by Flora Shaw

In commemoration of Nigeria’s 59th independence, News9naija brings to you the original article Flora Shaw, Lord Lugard’s girlfriend (and later wife), wrote tilted “Nigeria” in The Times (of London) on January 8, 1897.

The article suggests that Flora Shaw only intended the name for the present day northern Nigeria which was the only area her boyfriend (later husband) administered at that time.

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Credit: Dr K Farooq
Prof. Moses Ochonu

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