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image by Jens Pattke, 07 July 2006
At independence Nigeria was divided into three regions Northern, Eastern, Western and the Lagos Federal District. Its capital was at Kaduna. In 1962 it acquired the territory of the British Northern Cameroons, which had voted to become part of Nigeria. In 1967 the region was split into the following states - Benue-Plateau State, Kano State, Kwara State, North Central State, North Eastern State and North Western State.
These regions each had their own flags and own coats of arms. The flags were
used until 1967.
Source: Enzyklopädie der staatlichen Wappen und Flaggen (Encyclopaedia
of State Coat of Arms and State Flags), Volume 4.
Jens Pattke, 07 July 2006