History of Nigeria National Flag
|Adopted||1st October 1960|
|Design||A green-white-green vertical bicolour.|
Both sides were joined in 1914 to become British Colonial Nigeria. The flag was changed to a British Blue Ensign with a red circle, green pentagram and crown centre right.
When Nigeria gained independence in 1960 a new green-white-green tricolour flag was adopted. Designed by Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi, the green stripes represent the wealth in the country and the white band represents peace.
The Coat of Arms of Nigeria
The Coat of Arms of Nigeria was adopted in 1960 and features a black shield with a white Y shape. At either side are white horses; on top is a white and green band and red eagle. Below the shield is the nations flower Costus Spectabilis and a banner that reads “UNITY AND FAITH AND PEACE AND PROGRESS.” Prior to 1979 to banner read “UNITY AND FAITH.”
The Historical Coat of Arms of Nigeria
Here are some examples of the Historical Coat of Arms of Nigeria.
The Governmental Seals of Nigeria
Here are examples of the Governmental Seals of Nigeria. Each features bordered circle with the coat of arms at the centre.
The Presidential Flags of Nigeria
The Presidential Standard of Nigeria is the flag of the President and is the national flag with the coat of arms at the centre. The President is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces; a specific four band red-black-white-green flag is flown.
The Flag of the Government of Nigeria
The Flag of the Government of Nigeria is also the Variant Flag and features the tricolour of the national flag with the coat of arms in the centre.
The Merchant Flag of Nigeria
The Merchant Flag of Nigeria is also the Civil Ensign and is a plain red field with the national flag in the top left hand corner.
The Flag of the Nigerian Navy
The Flag of the Nigerian Navy is a white ensign with the emblem of the Nigerian Navy at the centre right.
The Flag of the Nigerian Air Force
The Flag of the Nigerian Air Force is a sky blue Ensign with national flag at the top left hand corner and roundel made of the national flag in the centre right.
The Original Proposed Flag of Nigeria
Here is the original proposed flag of Nigeria that student Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi designed.