This course examine the history of Nigeria from 1100 BC, settlement of traders from the Middle East and parts of Africa in the area now known as Nigeria. Naming of Nigeria by Flora Shaw, who coined the name from River Niger.  The discovery of the territory by Portuguese researchers in 1472 while seeking a sea route to Asia. The creation of the colony of Lagos, the Northern Protectorate and the Southern Protectorate in the 19th Century. Insight into the full-fledged colonisation of Nigeria from the year 1900, the amalgamation of the colony of Lagos and the two Protectorates into one visible country in 1914. The road to