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The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by FindingNigeria: 9:45am On Oct 01, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnXDJx_50Ew


Way back in the mid-nineteenth century, an interesting way to get rich was to play finders-keepers. While Vikings were plundering several villages, People from various countries in the west would journey towards the ends of the map, hoping to find lands that they could sell, or make a profit from.

On one of such journeys, A Man, Richard Lander stumbled upon an area called which is known in present-day as Nigeria. He immediately ran back to get his brother John and a few other men so they could lay claims to the newly discovered territory and hoist their flag. They met a little bit of resistance from the locals in the area but were able to set up a trading post so they could do business properly with the locals while being able to cart out whatever treasures they could find.

Guess what? it turned out to be a disaster, they got bitten by mosquitoes and could not cope with the harsh weather. A total of 40 men died of fever and wounds from attacks that were carried out by people from the local settle meets in the area they resided. With only 9 persons left, the richest man amongst the group left them and headed back to Britain. Nevertheless, he had seen great potentials in the region so he continued to fund the expedition which was known as the Niger Expedition of 1841 until he died.

Having lost their benefactor, the expeditors who had managed to set up a company known as the West African Company were barely able to make any profits from trades in the region because the french men and the Germans had also discovered the region. As each one tried to outdo the other in order to make the natives like them better, they crashed the value of their imported products so much that it became hard for each group of businessmen to make any profit, so the brits went around to look for other brits who they could find in the region, they merged and created a single and bigger front which became the United African Company. But they were not alone, The French also allied within themselves and went ahead to create numerous trading posts on all the available rivers in the area.

In 1882, a clever business mogul named George Goldie came into the market with a whole lot of cash, he bought over the United African Company and all their trading posts and took them under his own company, the National African Company. He went on to advance deeper into the territories until he completely frustrated the efforts of the Frenchmen and the germans. Goldie became the bomb and started to call the shots in the entire region. He enjoyed a monopoly and with adequate backings from the British government, competed over 400 local groups in the region to only trade through them. No one could stand against the National African Company, because they feared for their lives.

A king from Opobo named Jaja was only successful a few times, he had shipped palm oil from Opobo to Britain and seemed to be making some cool bucks so Goldie’s men called him up for an interesting business deal, So jaja followed them into a British warship. He was bundled, tied and shipped into exile for breaking the treaty which was initially signed by the 400 local groups.

The locals were not happy and started to yield towards the germans, so the British businessmen changed their name once again from the from the National African Company to the Royal Niger Company. The locals still were not comfortable with the new company and both groups would often attack each other, so the Royal Niger Company secured a deal with the British Government to sell off their assets to the company to the government which included a complete control of trades and power in the conquered territories for the sum of eight hundred and sixty-five thousand pounds. After the transaction was concluded, the government realized that the region was too big to be controlled by just a few personnel, so the merged all the local groups into two major protectorates which later became the Northern and Southern Nigeria.

Even after the British Government took over, it was difficult for them to completely maximise on commercial activities in the Southern Region, so they armed the obedient people in the Northern region, and had them fight against other groups down south. At this time, the locals in the northern part of Nigeria were now the bulk of the Army with which the British empire conquered the Ijebu Kingdom, and the Edo empire, after which they drove the Oba of Benin into a forced exile. When they got to the east, it was a completely different ball game. The Brits had no idea on who called the shots because the Igbos lacked a central political figure.

They launched an Anglo-Aro War in hopes that the Igbos would be subdued, but for every village they conquered, they realised that the next village had it’s own autonomy, so the British forces decided to pacify the locals and preach to them about the supremacy of the British Empire, and how the British government can protect them from external attacks, the igloos believed them and yielded their territories to the British Government.

With the entire Northern region and the Southern region now under the authority of the British government, the British empire decided to to join both protectorates and make up a single Colony, the merger was completed in 1914, and Nigeria was born.

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Source: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYzBncT6ycFHSSbbskGjpw?view_as=subscriber

Resource Links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Nigeria
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Lander
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaja_of_Opobo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colonial_Nigeria

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by FindingNigeria: 12:14pm On Oct 01, 2019
lalasticlala, Kindly consider this submission.

Guys please feel free to like and subscribe to the channel. Our next video will capture the incidents that led to the popular "Ghana Must Go" Revolution.

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by willexyaho(m): 5:40pm On Oct 01, 2019
FTC



Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

God bless Nigeria.

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by bobokeshington: 5:40pm On Oct 01, 2019
Freedom is a Fundamental Right of every human being & No One has the right to take it away. Hence, Lets do all we can to Protect our Society from Cruelty, Hate & Violence...❤❤ HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY����
Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by NwaAmaikpe: 5:40pm On Oct 01, 2019
shocked



This is the most wishy-washy shabby history of the mistake called Nigeria I ever read.

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:41pm On Oct 01, 2019
GOD BLESS NIGERIA

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by thesicilian: 5:41pm On Oct 01, 2019
Being born a Nigerian is one of the greatest setbacks a person can have in life.

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by UrVillagePpl: 5:42pm On Oct 01, 2019
okay noted..


meanwhile,


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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by Wuzyurdaddy(m): 5:42pm On Oct 01, 2019
I liked the video, I just didn't like the vampires that set this b!txh in motion

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by sofiscatedmoron: 5:43pm On Oct 01, 2019
we are different people with different origin

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by Richardjemedafe(m): 5:44pm On Oct 01, 2019
met this girl on fb and we ve been
chatting for 6 months now.
Today, i logged in and i saw her online,
and we started chatting immediately.
ME: Hello dear
HER: happy independence.
ME: same to u dear
HER: so where is my independence gift?
ME: Habba! Big girl like u is asking for
independence gift?.
HER: Abeg oo. Me am nt a big girl oo. U
wnt to deny me independence gift abi? ....I
quickly went to buy N500 card and sent the
pin into her chat inbox....
ME:Dear manage this pls.
HER: noo, pls am only joking. I will nt take
that.
ME: pls pls.
HER: and i refuse. I cnt take anything from
u.
....i quickly loaded the card and transfered it
into her line acct...
HER: u think u are smart eh? ....a minute
later
heard an alert msg tang-tang..''N1000 is
transfered to u from...''
ME: whats the meaning of that?
HER: i told u, u shldnt. ...(this girl wan show
me big girl abi?) i used my last N2000 to
buy card, load am, making N3000 and send
it to her.
....Some minutes later, an alert, tang-
tang..''N6000 is transfered to u from....''
chaiii..this girl wan try me? And i dnt hv
any money again! I called my friend and
borrowed the N6000 he was keeping for his
landlord, i told him i will be expecting
N24,000 in the next 5min and i will pay him
back...i quickly buy card of N6000, and sent
her the N12,000..and i kept my phone close
to my
ear expecting alert...
Ten minutes later, instead of msg alert, it
was a call from her...''Hello dear, jst call to
thank u for the independence gift..we'll
chat later''....

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by livebyday(m): 5:44pm On Oct 01, 2019
It was an unnatural union at a glance

No wonder there is so much difference between the northern and southern Nigerians

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by slawomir: 5:45pm On Oct 01, 2019
Okay
Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by drips8(m): 5:46pm On Oct 01, 2019
Nigeria is just a failed British experiment by lugard.

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by YorubaAssasin: 5:46pm On Oct 01, 2019
grin
Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by ednut1(m): 5:48pm On Oct 01, 2019
Nigeria is still a business for the west

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by obie3rixe(m): 5:49pm On Oct 01, 2019
Nigeria was only created to fuel trade and economic power of the Brits, it was never of the interests of the people.
Nigeria is the biggest scam of the century...

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by Nobody: 5:49pm On Oct 01, 2019
And it's the same Britain that's holding the country together.
Once the let go, Nigeria will fall yakata.


I wonder why they still believe in Nigeria When it's obvious it's not progressing.

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by lyriclekidd(m): 5:50pm On Oct 01, 2019
Okay

Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by emezuo17: 5:50pm On Oct 01, 2019
sofiscatedmoron:
we are different people with different origin
. Thank you Mr op, so who signed the amalgamation treaty between the rich south and the poor north

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by Blakjewelry(m): 5:52pm On Oct 01, 2019
and the north continued the path they lay for them

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by Nobody: 5:53pm On Oct 01, 2019
Hello.

MANNABBQGRILLS:
GOD BLESS NIGERIA

Hope you do know some of us are aware your username, MANNABBQGRILLS and the lies you put on your profile as selling grilled meat are false? Your username is a pseudonym, just a distraction to hide the fact you're most likely JOE IGBOKWE (or one of his overzealous PAs who is Igbo) and are on contract here. Otherwise, state your address for your grilled meat business, let us all patronise you so you gain more money.

You are a political appointee/APC spokesperson, using a fake name to divert attention from your political undertone comments. Surprisingly, many have been deceived on this platform, calling you a 'suya man' when you actually don't know jack about suya business.

Your contract also states you must always be on the first page of stories about your president, fawn and grovel about him like a true sycophant and try to water down the truth said about him by others.

But you haven't had much success with that, have you wink? The truth may be suppressed (like they are doing to Sowore) for a while, but it will eventually come to light. Darkness can never comprehend it when the TIME for truth has dawned.

Missed me cool?

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by emezuo17: 5:56pm On Oct 01, 2019
sofiscatedmoron:
we are different people with different origin
. Thank you Mr op, so who signed the amalgamation treaty between the rich south and the poor north, the city named portharcourt was formed in 1913 a year before the amalgamation, the present okrika chiefs still have a copy of the agreement they signed with the Europeans, so who are the Nigerians who signed the amalgamation agreement with the British, until that is established, Nigeria is a none entity.

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by Osagyefo98: 6:00pm On Oct 01, 2019
Lies upon lies..

Nigeria had no origin but was built on lies and deceit.

The country is doomed to fail and will never work.

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by BOFREJO(m): 6:15pm On Oct 01, 2019
thesicilian:
Being born a Nigerian is one of the greatest setbacks a person can have in life.
abeg, stop attributing your setback to NIGERIA. you're the architect of your misfortune or fortune.
Probably if you had the opportunity of being born in any other countries of the world. You might experience setbacks unless you change your lifeslyle for good.
However, there are successful and fulfilled people in NIGERIA .
you just need to rise above your WEAKNESS.
Don't join the MULTITUDE...

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by shigoslim(m): 6:18pm On Oct 01, 2019
When the Brexit exit from EUR hopefully there won't be any justification why Nigeria must coexist. After all what good for Mr A is also good for Mr B .


British should not think after their exit from EUR the oil well in South Nigeria will not be there major priority because it dead on arrival.

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by Euegene100001: 6:23pm On Oct 01, 2019
No been born with out money actually is
thesicilian:
Being born a Nigerian is one of the greatest setbacks a person can have in life.
Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by Jimi24: 6:25pm On Oct 01, 2019
This un educated poster lost me at the Vikings. Half education is dangerous.

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by engrchykae(m): 6:28pm On Oct 01, 2019
sassysure:
And it's the same Britain that's holding the country together.
Once the let go, Nigeria will fall yakata.


I wonder why they still believe in Nigeria When it's obvious it's not progressing.
Nigeria is contributing 30% British income.
Americans are also milking us through Exxon ,mobil and chevron

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Re: The Origin Of Nigeria [video] by ruffDiamond: 6:32pm On Oct 01, 2019
worthless history....no single world class leader with even the clout of a Mandela




all we got are hedonistic, kleptomaniac, parasitic, corruption personified rulers(not leaders)no vision,no ideal,no zeal , no principle,no scruples,no character,no shame,no idea,no gut,no glory....



from a once self sufficient , affluent,and wealthy genesis....




shitt went from nigger area to poverty area to boko area to bandit area to kidnapper area to herdsmen area...





and finally...





welcome to jungle Area



he who planted a hundred pieces of yam seedlings and went round boasting , lying tellin anyone who cares to listen he sows 200 ,when he finishes eating the 100 he sowed
he will start eating the remaining 100 pieces of lies...in secret..


let's continue living in denial ..and in self delusion that we have a counyry(most are still trying to run away from)

one day the proverbial chicken will finally come home to roos

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