The above photo is Sir George Dashwood Taubman Goldie, the man who sold Nigeria to Britain for £865,000. He lived from May 20, 1846 – August 20, 1925. The Royal Niger Company was a mercantile company carted by the British government in the nineteenth century.
It was formed in 1879 as the United African Company and renamed to National African Company in 1881 then to Royal Niger Company in 1886. The United African Company was formed in 1929 as a result of the merger of the Royal Niger Company which had been effectively owned by Lever Brothers since 1920.
After the Berlin Conference of 1885 where Africa was shared like piece of meat, Britain got the area which is present day Nigeria but others were also interested in it like the French and the Germans - Otto Von Bismarck but Britain held onto its newly acquired colony, the Royal Niger Company transferred its ownership of the territory to the British government for £865,000 on the January 1, 1900.
Goldie's company got control of these areas that make up Nigeria after it fraudulently obtained signatures of traditional rulers after telling them that the treaties they were signing were treaties of 'protection', 'trade', etc. That was how his company got control of the land.
Nigeria is not a nation in the real sense an administrative colonial plantation created by forcibly joining together several disparate and different ethnic groups with very little in common which has paved way for easy and more effective plunder and exploitation.
After the World War II, African countries clamoured for independence and there was so much pressures on Britain to grant her colonies independence which they did. Britain only granted her colonies political and not economic independence. Till day Britain still controls her colonies despite their perceived independence.
Nigeria is the sole property of Britain going by her transaction with Goldie. The reason why the Northern and Southern protectorates were amalgamated was for business purpose and not for the betterment of the people.
Nigeria is the business hub of the world.
If Nigeria is not truly free from Britain, then can we proudly say that Nigeria is an independent country? The colonial masters in Africa still maintain their colonies, eg Britain and France.
There's no country in the world that was created by Africans, then why should Africans be so proud to maintain and retain the structures put in place to subjugate and enslave them by their slave masters?
Little wonder Paul Arkwright, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria could have the
effrontery to come to Nigeria and say that Britain is behind 'One Nigeria'. Can he do the same in the United States?
Who is a Nigerian?
What's the meaning of Nigeria?
Does the name truly represent you?
Can you give a brief history of Nigeria without mentioning your slave master Frederick Lugard?
Can you mention one African country that dictates for any European country?
Don't you think there's something wrong with the mentality of some of we Africans?
So would prefer to kill your fellow blacks just to maintain the structures that were used to enslave your ancestors?
Have you ever asked yourself why the rest of the world's interested in keeping Nigeria one even against your wish by empowering stooges who will carry out their instructions?
Despite all efforts and resources spent, this 'BIG MIGHTY PRISON" called Nigeria will be dismembered. It might seem impossible but at the end, it will surely happen before our eyes because Nigeria does not meet any of the criteria of nationhood like shared history, culture, language, philosophy and way of life.
Note: This area of land which Goldie's company controlled was what he sold to the British government. His company, the Royal Niger Company got control of these areas that make up Nigeria after it was fraudulently obtained the signatures of traditional rulers after telling them that the treaties they were signing were treaties of protections , trade, etc.
We need to understand that when this transaction happened, there was no entity called Nigeria. What existed then were hundreds of separate and independent kingdoms, territories that were running their own affairs as they wish.
That was this situation that the British government met when they came. The entity called Nigeria came to be when the Northern and Southern protectorates were amalgamated in January 1, 1914.
The only reason why Nigeria existed was Frederick Lugard stopped the French from expanding out of Benin Republic, formerly known as Dahomey and the amalgamation was done for their business purpose and not for the betterment of the people.