The Niger Coast Protectorate was a British Protectorate in the Oil Rivers areas of modern day Nigeria.  It originally established as the Oil Rivers Protectorate in 1884 and this was confirmed at the Berlin Conference in the following year.  It was renamed the Niger Coast Protectorate on 12 May 1893 and merged with the chartered territories of the Royal Niger Company on 01 January 1900 to form the protectorates of Northern Nigeria and Southern Nigeria.
David Prothero, 08 Dec 2002