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Presidential flags (Nigeria)

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[Presidential Flag] image by Željko Heimer
Source: Album de pavillons corr 1 [pay01]

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Presidential flag

Current flag

Album de pavillons corr 1 changes this flag to use by the President of the Republic or an Ambassador. Proportions: 3:5 National triband with the coat of arms in the middle.

Apart from the ratio, this is closest to what we may tentatively call the state flag. In fact such state flag is described in [cra90f].

The coat of arms is shown differently in different sources. Album has it with yellow horses and white ribbon (inscribed UNITY AND FAITH PEACE AND PROGRESS), while Crampton has white horses and yellow ribbon. Smith [smi75] and [smi82] has somewhat different coat of arms - with inscription reading only UNITY AND FAITH. I suppose the coat of arms has changed, probably at the same time when the new naval ensign was adopted and possibly the civil ensign abandoned for good.
Željko Heimer, 5 July 2002


Prior flag

[Presidential Flag] image by Željko Heimer

The Presidential Standard was red, also in proportions 1:2, with a large green shield, fimbriated white, in the centre. This is charged with the shield from the Coat of Arms, which is black, with a wavy-edged 'Y' or 'pall' in white (representing the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers against the black of Nigeria). Above and below this are three black scrolls containing the legend "President Federal Republic of Nigeria" [sic] in gold letters.

Source: Flags of the World page 153
Santiago Dotor, 13 April 2000

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