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I. General

Nigeria’s population of some 115 to 120 million makes it the most populous country in Africa. Its present boundaries date from 1914, when the two protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria were united under Governor Frederick Lugard. The name Nigeria is a foreign name, first suggested in 1898 by Flora Shaw (later Flora Lugard), an expert on West Africa for The Times, for what were then several British protectorate…

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Ludwig, Frieder, “Nigeria”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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