Join NairaWay / Login / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 250 members, 2,883 topics. Date: October 15, 2018, 5:42 pm
NAIRAWAY Forum / Dairies / The Profile of Woman Who Coined The Name "Nigeria": Flora Shaw (1 Post | 285 Views)
The Profile of Woman Who Coined The Name "Nigeria": Flora Shaw by nairaway(m) : 8:49 am On Jun 15, 2017
Personality Profile: Flora Shaw, Lady Lugard (the woman that coined the name Nigeria)
Flora Louise Shaw, DBE (born 19 December 1852 – 25 January 1929) was a British journalist and writer. She is credited with having coined the name "Nigeria"...
Shaw was close to the three men who most epitomised empire in Africa: Cecil Rhodes, George Goldie and Frederick Lugard.
She married, on 10 June 1902, the colonial administrator, Sir Frederick Lugard, who in 1928 was created Baron Lugard. She accompanied him when he served as Governor of Hong Kong (1907–1912) and Governor-General of Nigeria (1914–1919). They had no children.
In 1905 Shaw wrote what remains the definitive history of Western Sudan and the modern settlement of Northern Nigeria, A Tropical Dependency: An Outline of the Ancient History of the Western Soudan, With an Account of the Modern Settlement of Northern Nigeria (London: Nisbet, 1905).
While they lived in Hong Kong she helped her husband to establish the University of Hong Kong. During the First World War, she was prominent in the founding of the War Refugees Committee, which dealt with the problem of the Belgian refugees, and founded the Lady Lugard Hospitality Committee. In the 1918 New Year Honours, she was appointed as a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
She died of pneumonia on 25 January 1929, aged 76, in Surrey.
HOW TO EARN $1 EVERY 2 MINUTES OR $55 DAILY ONLINE
CLICK HERE TO GET FREE TUTORIALS ON MAKING FREE CALLS, WATCHING DSTV FREE ETC
HOW TO MAKE N100,000 T0 N500,000 MONTHLY
LEARN HOW TO MAKE N250,000 MONTHLY ONLINE IN NIGERIA
How to Make Huge money From Expired Domain name click http://cashnaira.com
CLICK HERE TO DRIVE UP TO 20,000 REAL NIGERIAN TRAFFIC DAILY TO YOUR SITE
A NEW INTERNET COMMUNITY IS LAUNCHED! CHECK IN AND ENJOY FREE LESSONS
FREE GUIDE! BROWSE FREE, MAKE FREE CALLS, MAKE MONEY ONLINE ETC
CLICK HERE TO EARN $45 – $100 DAILY ONLINE WITH YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT
Viewing this topic: 1 guest viewing this topic
|NAIRAWAY - Copyright © 2016 Oluwasegun Adebayo. All rights reserved. Follow NairaWay on Facebook|
Disclaimer: Every NAIRAWAY member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on NAIRAWAY.