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Title Report by Sir F. Lugard on the Amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria
Author(s) Lugard, Sir Frederick
Section Section V: Race, Class, Imperialism and Colonialism, 1607-2007
Date 1919
Document Type Report
Library The National Archives
Reference CO 879/119/8
Region Africa
Names Sir Frederick Lugard
Places Nigeria, Lagos, Abeokuta, Yorubaland
Topics government papers, colonial government, introduction, the general character of Nigeria (p5), ethnography (p5), the advent of British rule (p6), character of British administration (p6), necessity of amalgamation, finance (p7), railways (pp7, 48-53), decision to amalgamate (pp7-8), method of amalgamation, the governor-general (p8), duties of Governor (p9), Lieutenant Governors and division of the country (p9), duties and powers of Lieutenant Governors (pp9-10), reasons for division (p10), provincial administration and departmental control (pp10-12), "native administration", reason of divergent policy in the North and South (p12), treaties in the Lagos Hinterland (pp12-13), the Egba government (p13), the Yoruba government (p13), demand for government troops at Abeokuta (p13), abolition of Egba and Ibadan treaties (p14), "house rule" (p14), "the system of native administration in the North" (p14), "revenue of native treasuries" (p15), "efficiency and loyalty of native administrations" (p15), application of 'indirect rule' to Southern provinces (p15), tax, direct taxation in Southern provinces (p15), reforms in Yorubaland (p16), departmental organisations and councils (pp16-20), the courts of law (pp20-25), administrative capitals (pp25-29), general progress, trade and industry, effect of amalgamation (p29), effect of the war on trade generally (p30), action by merchants (p30), allocation of shipping space (p30), the export trade (p31), export duties (p31), "native" exporters (p31), profits on exports (p31), exports from the Northern provinces (pp31-32), commercial imports (p32), effect of prices on the producer (p32), effect on cost of living (p32), government imports and local substitutes and industries (p32), coal, timber, lime and tiles (pp32-33), minor substitutes and new industries (p33), partial manufacture for export (p33), conditions of future success in trade (p33), oleaginous produce (p34), restriction of markets and control prices (pp35-36), methods of collection of Palm produce (p36), agricultural leases (p36), mineral (p37), hides and skins (p37), ranching (pp37-38), cotton (pp38-40), cocoa (p40), slavery and free labour (pp43-44), financial position (pp44-48), mining, the colliery (pp53-55), drink, alcohol, intoxicating liquor (pp55-59), education (pp59-66), religion, missionaries, missions (pp66-67), segregation (pp67-69), principal projects of development (pp69-73), conditions of service, service of officers, recommendations (pp73-86)
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