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image by Željko
Source: Album de pavillons corr 1 [pay01]
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
Željko Heimer, 5 July 2002
image by Željko
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