Trade and inter-group relations in the lower Niger 1830-1960
This study focuses on trade and intergroup relations in the Lower Niger in the period 1830-1960. Trade constitutes an integral aspect of communal relationship in the Lower Niger region from 1830 to 1960. The objective of the study is to show how the people of the Lower Niger related with each other in trade and other aspects of life. It was trade that contributed to the rapid growth and development of major riverside towns such as Lokoja, Onitsha, and Warri. These three towns emerged as important river side settlements and were the headquarters of their province in the colonial period. The study adopts historical methodology using primary and secondary sources.