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Flag changes:

1900-01-01:

BRITISH NIGERIAN Colonies : Protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria  (Duke Town + Lagos + Lokoja)   -   NIGERIA

1914-01-01:

Colony and Protectorate of NIGERIA  (Lagos)   -   NIGERIA

1953-01-01:

Colony and Protectorate of NIGERIA  (Lagos)   -   NIGERIA

1960-10-01:

Federation of NIGERIA  (Lagos)   -   NIGERIA



































Arms changes:

1900-01-01:

BRITISH NIGERIAN Colonies : Protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria  (Duke Town + Lagos + Lokoja)   -   NIGERIA

1914-01-01:

Colony and Protectorate of NIGERIA  (Lagos)   -   NIGERIA

1953-01-01:

Colony and Protectorate of NIGERIA  (Lagos)   -   NIGERIA

1960-05-20:

Autonomous Federation of NIGERIA  (Lagos)   -   NIGERIA

1978-01-01:

Federal Military Government of Nigeria : Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Lagos + Abuja)   -   NIGERIA




































Sovereignty changes:

1900-01-01:

UNITED KINGDOM

1960-10-01:

NIGERIA +

UNITED KINGDOM +

1963-10-01:

NIGERIA





































Capital Local Name changes:


1900-01-01:

  Duke Town + Lagos + Lokoja

1902-01-01:

  Old Calabar + Lagos + Lokoja

1904-01-02:

  Calabar + Lagos + Lokoja

1914-01-01:

  Lagos

1976-03-17:

  Lagos + Abuja

1991-12-12:

  Abuja





































Local Name of Country changes:


1900-01-01:

  NIGERIA





































Status changes:


1900-01-01:

BRITISH NIGERIAN Colonies : Protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria

1906-02-16:

Protectorates of Northern and Southern NIGERIA

1914-01-01:

Colony and Protectorate of NIGERIA

1954-10-01:

Autonomous Federation of NIGERIA

1960-10-01:

Federation of NIGERIA

1963-10-01:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA

1966-01-16:

Federal Military Government of Nigeria : Federal Republic of NIGERIA

1966-05-24:

National Military Government of the Republic of NIGERIA

1966-08-31:

Federal Military Government of Nigeria : Federal Republic of NIGERIA

1979-10-01:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA

1983-12-31:

Supreme Military Council of the Federal Republic of NIGERIA

1985-08-27:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA





































Ruler changes:

1960-10-01:

Federation of NIGERIA  (Lagos)   -    UK
         (UK)

1963-10-01:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Lagos)   -    President Nnamdi Azikiwe
         (President Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe)

1966-01-16:

Federal Military Government of Nigeria : Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Lagos)   -    Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi
         (Johnson Thomas Umurakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi)

1966-08-01:

National Military Government of the Republic of NIGERIA  (Lagos)   -    Yakubu Gowon
         (Yakubu Gowon)

1975-07-29:

Federal Military Government of Nigeria : Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Lagos)   -    Murtala Mohammed
         (Murtala Ramat Muhammad)

1976-02-14:

Federal Military Government of Nigeria : Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Lagos)   -    Olusegun Obasanjo
         (Oluṣẹgun Mathew Okikiọla Arẹmu Ọbasanjọ)

1979-10-01:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Lagos + Abuja)   -    President Shehu Shagari
         (President Alhaji Shehu Shagari)

1983-12-31:

Supreme Military Council of the Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Lagos + Abuja)   -    Muhammadu Buhari
         (Muhammadu Buhari)

1985-08-27:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Lagos + Abuja)   -    President Ibrahim Babangida
         (President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida)

1993-08-26:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Abuja)   -    Ernest Shonekan
         (Ernest Adegunle Oladeinde Shonekan)

1993-11-17:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Abuja)   -    General Sani Abacha
         (General Sani Abacha)

1998-06-09:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Abuja)   -    General Abdulsalami Abubakar
         (General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar)

1999-05-29:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Abuja)   -    President Olusegun Obasanjo
         (President Oluṣẹgun Mathew Okikiọla Arẹmu Ọbasanjọ)

2007-05-29:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Abuja)   -    President Umaru Yar''Adua
         (President Umaru Musa Yar''Adua)

2010-05-05:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Abuja)   -    President Goodluck Jonathan
         (President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan)

2015-05-29:

Federal Republic of NIGERIA  (Abuja)   -    President Muhammadu Buhari
         (President Muhammadu Buhari)






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