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Nigerian Colony (now part of Nigeria)

STATUS OF THE NIGERIAN COLONY

From 1861 until 31.12.1948, the Nigerian Colony fell within the British Crown Dominions.

From 01.01.1949 until 30.09.1960, it was part of the UK and Colonies.

Click here for more information on the status of Citizen of the United Kingdom & Colonies (CUKC), a status achieved by birth in the Colony. Click here for more information on the British Colonies.

Before Independence, Nigeria was made up of three different territories - the Nigerian Colony, the Nigeria Protectorates and Northern Cameroon.

From Independence on the 01.06.1961 up until the present day, Nigeria was an independent Commonwealth country.