World War I

In the First World War, Nigeria’s colonial overlord, Britain formed part of a triad that constituted the Allied powers in its military campaign against the Central powers headed by Germany. Over…

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"Ereko Market, Lagos during Queen Elizabeth II visit to Nigeria in 1956 photo by Carl Mydans


Anglophonism was the term used in pre-independence times to describe the tendency of the Nigerian to see self as naturally aligned with, or to show allegiance to the English. In Michael…

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1861 Annexation of Lagos


Imperialism, also called colonialism, refers to the subjugation of a territory under another, especially through military force, hence the political and economic dependence of the subject….

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