In a letter Lord Lugard wrote to Walter H. Lang in 1918, which involves the attitude of the three great tribes in Nigeria, he said and I quote:
After spending the best part of my life in Africa, my goal was to improve the people I was ready to give my life to.
Look what Mr Lugard says about Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba that seems to be.
Hausa; He is a fatalist, spent (spending money excessively) and a gambler. He is seriously immoral and seriously ill. He is a threat to any community he finds, he has no ambitions.
Igbo; They are fiercely rebellious without any authority. They are very zealous and very religious. They can be very dangerous to be trusted.
Yoruba: I can freely say that Westerners are the lowest, very moral and very unfaithful people. This is best evoked by self-seeking motives of people I met during my stay.
Lugard was married to Flora Shaw, a British journalist and writer. She was named Nigeria.