Who named Nigeria and in what Year?

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Written by Glory Joseph

Who named Nigeria and in what Year?

No doubt, this is one question Most Nigerians would love to know, even though others are aware of this, Millions of Nigerians may not know the name of the person who actually named this country “Nigeria“.

Who Named Nigeria? This is a question which I think is supposed to be known and memorized by all Nigerians, but it is quite unfortunate that most Nigerians do not know the answer to this question.

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For those who may not be aware, Nigeria is a name that comes into existence after the amalgamation of the southerners and northerners in the year Nineteen Fourteen (1914) by Great Britain (who happens to be Nigeria colonial masters before independence).

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This name was coined in the late 19th century by British journalist Flora Shaw who Named Nigeria

Nigeria was named after the discovery of River Niger and its environments. Nigeria was named and discovered by a British journalist named “Flora Shaw“, who surprisingly later got married to Lord Fredrick Lugard, a British administrator.

Question: Who named Nigeria?

Answer: Flora Shaw.

If you have any other questions about Nigeria, don’t hesitate to reach us through the comment box, and we’ll reply you. Be proud to be a Nigeria and show the world, that we are and can do better.

Proud Naija!

About the author

Glory Joseph

A graduate of Medicine From Imsu, Current Nurse, Medical book reader, Nigeria tertiary institution news anchor. I virtually know all Varsities in Nigeria!

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