British Men Who Ruled Nigeria Before Independence

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On 1 January 1901, Nigeria became a British protectorate, part of the British Empire, the foremost world power at the time. In 1914, the area was formally united as the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. Colonization lasted until 1960, when an independence movement succeeded in gaining Nigeria its independence.

The total number of British men who ruled Nigeria before independence are 8 in total

See the List of the British Men Who Ruled Nigeria before Independence, their years in office and rank:
1. Sir Fredrick Lugard – 1914-1919 – Governor General
2. Sir Hugh Clifford – 1919-1925 – Governor General
3. Sir Creamer Thompson – 1925-1931 – Governor General
4. Sir Donald Cameroon – 1931-1935 – Governor General
5. Sir Bernard Bourdillion – 1935-1943 – Governor General
6. Sir Arthur Richard – 1943-1948 – Governor General
7. Sir John Macpherson – 1948-1958 – Governor General
8. Sir James Robertson – 1958-1960 – Governor General

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