Pls,their's an agument here.pls we want to be sure which of the Queen colonise Nigeria.1st or 2cd?
- CloLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
I or II? You need to have an idea of who was monarch, not an ordinal number. Not all monarchs have ordinal numbers after their names!
Victoria was Queen when Nigeria entered British control, but it was a King who was reigning when Nigeria became a colony, Edward VII, her son. Victoria died in 1901. Edward VII reigned from 1901-1910.
In 1900 the company's territory came under the control of the British government, which moved to consolidate its hold over the area of modern Nigeria. On 1 January 1901, Nigeria became a British protectorate, part of the British Empire, the foremost world power at the time. The independent kingdoms of what later became Nigeria fought many wars against the British Empire in the late 19th and early 20th centuries trying to regain independence. By war, the British conquered Benin in 1897, and in the Anglo-Aro War from 1901—1902 defeated other opponents. The restraint or complete destruction of these states opened up the Niger area to British rule.
In 1914, the British formally united the Niger area as the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. Administratively, Nigeria remained divided into the northern and southern provinces and Lagos Colony. The people of the South, with more interaction with the British and other Europeans due to the coastal economy, adopted Western education and developed a modern economy more rapidly than in the north. Many of its elite's sons went to Great Britain for education. The regional differences continue to be expressed in Nigeria's political life as well. For instance, northern Nigeria did not outlaw slavery until 1936
- Anonymous7 years ago
Queen Victoria was the Queen of the U.K, when Nigeria was colonized in (1900) at the time, Nigeria had been occupied for about 45 years but it wasn't until 1900 that it became a full colony. So it happened during the reign of Queen Victoria. not either of the Elizabeths
- Lady LaviniaLv 67 years ago
It was colonized in 1800, there was no Queen of England (Britain) by those times.