Fifty One Years of Conceptual Confusion 40 Introduction Since the independence of Nigeria inthere have been a plethora of conceptual ideological transitions in the Nigeria foreign policy machinery. These conceptualizations are often regime specific and borne out of a psychological hunger to carve a regime identity that will create and leave lasting impressions on the minds of Nigerians. They are not necessarily products of deep and profound philosophical reflections.
Nok sculpture, terracotta The Nok civilisation of Northern Nigeria flourished between BC and ADproducing life-sized terracotta figures that are some of the earliest known sculptures in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Kingdom of Nri of the Igbo people consolidated in the 10th century and continued until it lost its sovereignty to the British in Nri and Aguleriwhere the Igbo creation myth originates, are in the territory of the Umeuri clan.
Members of the clan trace their lineages back to the patriarchal king-figure Eri. The oldest signs of human settlement at Ife's current site date back to the 9th century,  and its material culture includes terracotta and bronze figures. Middle Ages — Further information: History of Nigeria — Oyo, at its territorial zenith in the late 17th to early 18th centuries, extended its influence from western Nigeria to modern-day Togo.
The Edo's Benin Empire is located in southwestern Center piece of nigerias foreign policy. Benin's power lasted between the 15th and 19th centuries. Their dominance reached as far as the city of Eko an Edo name later changed to Lagos by the Portuguese and further.
The territory controlled by the resultant state included much of modern-day northern and central Nigeria; it lasted until the break-up of the Empire into various European colonies.
Benin City in the 17th century with the Oba of Benin in procession. This image appeared in a European book, Description of Africa, published in Amsterdam in Cities in the area became regional centres in a broad network of trade routes that spanned western, central and northern Africa.
In the 16th century, Spanish and Portuguese explorers were the first Europeans to begin significant, direct trade with peoples of modern-day Nigeria, at the port they named Lagos and in Calabar.
Europeans traded goods with peoples at the coast; coastal trade with Europeans also marked the beginnings of the Atlantic slave trade. A number of slave routes were established throughout Nigeria linking the hinterland areas with the major coastal ports.
Some of the more prolific slave traders were linked with the Oyo Empire in the southwest, the Aro Confederacy in the southeast and the Sokoto Caliphate in the north. The use of slave labor was extensive, especially in agriculture.
British Nigeria — Emir of Kano, with cavalry, photographed in King Duke of Calabar in full dress published The slave trade was engaged in by European state and non-state actors such as Great Britainthe NetherlandsPortugal and private companies, as well as various African states and non-state actors.
With rising anti-slavery sentiment at home and changing economic realities, Great Britain outlawed the international slave trade in Following the Napoleonic WarsGreat Britain established the West Africa Squadron in an attempt to halt the international traffic in slaves.
Britain intervened in the Lagos Kingship power struggle by bombarding Lagos indeposing the slave trade friendly Oba Kosoko, helping to install the amenable Oba Akitoyeand signing the Treaty between Great Britain and Lagos on 1 January British missionaries expanded their operations and travelled further inland.
InBritish claims to a West African sphere of influence received recognition from other European nations at the Berlin Conference.
In the company's territory came under the control of the British government, which moved to consolidate its hold over the area of modern Nigeria. On 1 JanuaryNigeria became a British protectorateand part of the British Empirethe foremost world power at the time.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the independent kingdoms of what would become Nigeria fought a number of conflicts against the British Empire's efforts to expand its territory.
By war, the British conquered Benin inand, in the Anglo-Aro War —defeated other opponents.Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin Register with us today and in less than 60 seconds continue your access to: Latest news headlinesAnalytical topics and featuresCommodities videos, podcast & blogsSample market prices & dataSpecial reportsSubscriber notes & daily commodity email alerts.
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November 11, Foreign relations of Nigeria. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Nigeria. This article is part of a series on the politics and government of Nigeria; Constitution.
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