In April 1861, the British Consul in Lagos obtained permission from his principal in London to establish a Consular Guard comprising of 30 men. Two years later in 1863, this small body of men became known as the "Hausa Guard". It was further regularized in 1879 by an Ordinance creating a Constabulary for the Colony of Lagos.

1863 Nigerian Army Was Established

1962 Nigerian Army Was Re-Established

1861 Nigerian Police Was Established

1856 Nigerian Navy Was Established

1964 Nigerian Air Force Was Established