Niger Coast Protectorate

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Oil Rivers Protectorate
Niger Coast Protectorate

Protectorate of the United Kingdom
Flag of Southern Nigeria Protectorate
Coat of arms
Anthem: God Save the Queen
Status Protectorate
Capital Old Calabar
Common languages English and various local languages
Religion Christianity, Igbo religion, Islam, African traditional religion
Government Colonial administration
• 1884—1900
Historical era New Imperialism
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.