The British establish a presence around Lagos, which in present day is the most populous city in Nigeria.
Britain consolidates its control over what it calls the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria.
Nigeria gains its independence.
Three eastern states secede as the Republic of Biafra, sparking a bloody civil war.
Biafra leaders surrender and the former Biafran regions are reintegrated into Nigeria.
The presidents of Nigeria, South Africa, and Algeria launch the New Partnership for African Development, which aims to foster economic development and foreign investment and lift existing trade barriers.
Iran agrees to share nuclear technology with Nigeria to help it increase its generation of electricity.