GUIDE TO SOURCES OF NIGERIAN HISTORY

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OTURKPO NATIVE AUTHORITY
OTUNA      
1-3 General Correspondence 1926-1968 1,060 files

 

WAMBA DISTRICT

WAMDIST      
1-3 General Correspondence 1921-1965 739 files

 

WAMBA NATIVE AUTHORITY

WAMNA      
1 General Correspondence 1944-1968 27 files

 

WUKARI DISTRICT

WUKDIST      
1-3 General Correspondence 1921-1963 1,292 files

 

WUKARI NATIVE AUTHORITY

WUKARINA
1-2 General Correspondence 1932-1908 28 files

 

BORNO PROVINCE (MAIDUGURI)

In 1900 the first nine provinces were established in the Northern Protectorate. Bornu Province was one of the nine provinces to be established. The province consisted of four administrative divisions, Bornu, Dikwa, Biu and Potiskum and four native emirates corresponding to the divisions except in the case of Potiskum Division which had two native emirates, .Bedde and Fika. Each Division was divided into a number of districts. The first British Resident Mr. W.P. Hewby was appointed in October 1902.

 

MAIDPROF      
2-3 General Correspondence 1919-1959 2,698 files

 

BORNU NATIVE AUTHORITY

BORNUNA      
1-3 General Correspondence 1948-1967 217 files

 

BIU DISTRICT OFFICE

BIUDIST      
1 Court Records 1916-1931 3 volume/s
.1 Native Court Cases 1916-1924 2''
.2 Petty Complaints 1920-1931 1''
2 ACCOUNTS BOOKS 1908-1945 9''
.1 Vote Service Ledgers 1928-1945 2''
.2 Cash Book 1921-1929 1''
.3 Account Books 1908-1944 3''
.4 Tax Account Books 1919-1937 3''
3 Diary Book 1930-1931 1''
4 General Correspondence 1-04-1955 199 files

 

DIKWA NATIVE AUTHORITY

DIKWANA      
1 Court Records 1945-1953 47 volumes

 

GWOZA DISTRICT OFFICE

GWODIST      
1-2 General Correspondence 1921-1960 94 files
3 Court Records 1950-1959 16 volume/s
4 Diariest 1933-1959 11''
.1 Touring Diaries 1933-1959 8''
.2 Complaint Diary 1935 1''
.3 Political Diaries 1938-1947 2''
5 Gwoza Council Meeting Minute Book 1954 1''
6 Gwoza District Prisoner's Diet 1956-1959 1''
7 Bornu District Gazettes 1921-1932 1''

 

FIKA NATIVE AUTHORITY

FIKANA      
1 Registers 1936-1958 9 volume/s
.1 Court Registers 1936-1944 3''
.2 Inward Correspondence Register 1953-1958 1''
.3 Store Ledgers 1947-1951 2''
.4 Cash Registers 1937-1954 2''
.5 General Correspondence 1912-1966 714 files

 

ILORIN PROVINCE

At the inception of British Colonial rule in Northern Nigeria in 1900, norin which had been conquered earlier in 1897, by the Royal Niger Company had been firmly under occupation of the West African Frontier Force (WAFF) from 1898.

The political situation in, Ilorin was unstable when the first British Resident D.W. Carnegie assumed office on 27th November, 1900-. Carnegie's successor Captain Ross however, restored peace by deposing the Baloguns.


The Ilorin provincial boundary went through a number of changes over the years. From 1900 to 1913, Ilorin was separated from Kabba Province. In that year the two provinces were merged and called Ilorin Province with three Divisions i.e. the norin Emirate, the Pategi Lafiagi Division and Kabba Division. In 1918, the Districts of Akoko, Kukuruku and Igarra were handed over to Southern Provinces.

District records of the province included those of BORNU, Kabba, Igbira and Pategi


ILOPROF      
1 Registers 1904-1958 60 volume/s
.1 Correspondence Registers 1924-1958 3"
.2 Provincial Record Books 1904-1906 2''
.4 Court Minute Books 1905-1949 26''
.6 Black Book Register 1946-1947 1''
.7 District Intelligence Register 1930-1931 1''
.8 Emirs Morning Book 1945-1949 1''
.9 Council Minute Book 1945-1949 1''
.10 Registers of Arms 1930-1935 1''
.11 Land Register 1929-1958 1''
.12 Files Register 1920-1928 1 volume/s
.13 Touring Diaries 1928-1953 15''
.14 Births and Death Register 1933-1950 1''
.15 Goldsmith's Licence Register 1940-1954 1''
2-5 General Correpondence Files 1903-1961 3,589 files

 

DISTRICT RECORDS

BORGDIST      
3 General correspondence Files of BORNU District Office
1919-1950 394 files
4 Provincial Court Record Books 1902-1952 9 volume/s
5 Diaries 1904-1948 19''
6 Provincial Record Books 1900-1906 2''

 

KABBADIST

1 Registers/Books 1911-1951 12''
.1 Correspondence Register of Kabba District Office 1920-1927 1''
.2 Court Record 1911-1948 5''
.3 District Intelligence/ Assessment Books 1919-1951 4''
.4 Cash Books 1937-1947 2''
2-5 General Correspondence Files of Kabba District Office 1919 126 files

 

IGBDIST

  General Correspondence Files of Kabba District Office 1914-1956 6''

 

PATEGINA

1 Court Records 1931-1961 36 volume/s
.1 Criminal Case Books of Pategi Native Authority 1939-1961 8''
.2 Civil Case Books 1931-1957 28''
2 Accounts Records 1939-1962 6''

 

KABBA PROVINCE (LOKOJA)

In 1886 the British Government established a consulate at Lokoja and a Consular was appointed. On the 31st December 1899 the charter of the Royal Niger Company was revoked and on 1st January 1900 the British flag was hoisted at Lokoja and the protectorate of Northern Nigeria came into being. When the protectorate was inaugurated the territory under effective control consisted of BORNU, norin and Kabba. The protectorate was later divided into a number of provinces, and as the administration became more developed some new provinces were created. Thus in 1902, Kabba province had become one of the first eleven provinces of the Northern protectorate.

 

LOKOPROF      
1 General Correspondence of the Kabba Provincial Office
1914-1956 3,200 files
2 Visitor's Book and Resident's Letter Book 1899-1936 2 volume/s
3 Northern Nigeria Gazette 1900-1905 8''
4 Annual Reports 1905-1919 14''
5 Diary of Capt. BYNG 1924 1''
6 History of Islamic Political Propaganda 1927 1''
7 Lokoja Historical Notes by G.W. Izard 1930 1''
8 Lokoja Club Committee Meeting Book 1931-1941 1''
9 Kabba Road Book 1934 1''
10 Library Catalogue in the Resident's Office 1937 1''
 
 

 

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