These handsome stamps showing the elderly Queen Victoria were designed by G.D. Drummond and recess printed by Waterlow and Sons Ltd. Various perfs.

Owing to a temporary shortage in Southern Nigeria, the latter issues were put into use during 1902.

On 28th December 1899, the territory occupied by the Royal Niger Company was taken over by the Imperial Government, and with Lagos and the Niger Coast Protectorate was divided into two administrations, Northern and Southern Nigeria, later merged in Nigeria.