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Mulliner Towers

Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
Contributed by: US332 Wayne Straight   |   19 Dec 2014

Mulliner Towers business centre provides Ground, 2nd, 3rd and 7th-floor offices at one of the most prestigious business addresses in the economic and financial capital of Nigeria. It is situated in the affluent Lagos district of Ikoyi in the NNPC Mulliner Towers Building, which is already home to multinational companies and banks. Ikoyi occupies the eastern part of Lagos Island and is linked to neighbouring Victoria Island by a bridge. In recent years it has become a fashionable residential enclave for the upper classes of Lagos. Government buildings stand among an increasing number of offices, banks and upscale shopping complexes. Lagos is the economic and financial capital of Nigeria so hosts most of the country's commercial banks and financial institutions - and a range of major corporate HQs. Mulliner Towers business centre has many hotels and restaurants nearby and its business facilities include advanced audio-visual technology. Murtala Muhammed International Airport is just a 30-minute drive away.

Captain William Rice Mulliner, Acting Governor of Lagos Colony; In office 1863 – 25 July 1863; Preceded by Henry Stanhope Freeman; Succeeded by John Hawley Glover. Personal details: Born 11 June 1834[1], Northampton, Died 25 July 1863, Steamer Ethiope, Nationality British, Profession Military Officer, Religion Church of England.

William Rice Mulliner (11 June 1834 - 25 July 1863) was a British officer who was the acting governor of the Lagos Colony in 1863.

On 1 September 1854 Mulliner obtained a commission by purchase as Ensign with the 3rd West India regiment.[2] Captain Mulliner was appointed Acting Governor of Lagos colony in 1863 while the Governor Henry Stanhope Freeman was absent due to illness.[3] He visited Abeokuta in May 1863, travelling by gunboat to the mouth of the Aghoe creek, and then by canoe, accompanied by Commodore Wilmot of the British navy.[4] He met the Bashorun of Abeokuta, who told him that the recent robberies of traders' property were due to the war with Ibadan. It was the custom to suppress trading so as to force the men to war, and the plunder would cease when the war was over. In the meantime, traders should not travel to Abeokuta since their safety could not be guaranteed.[5]

Mulliner died on 25 July 1863 while on board the African mail steamer Ethiope near Bathurst, aged 29.[6] He was replaced as Acting Governor by John Hawley Glover.[3]

William was the fourth and youngest son of Northampton Coach Maker and Coach Master, Francis Mulliner (1789-1841) and his wife née Jane Manton (1796-1875).[1] His three elder brothers spread their father's coach building businesses across the Midlands to Liverpool and down to London.

References:
Parish Register, All Saints, Northampton. 26 August 1834
Arthur William Alsager Pollock (1854). "Promotions and Appointments". The United Service Magazine (H. Colburn) 76: 309.
Sir William Nevill Montgomerie Geary (1965). Nigeria under British rule. Routledge. p. 43. ISBN 0-7146-1666-4.
W.M. Watts, Crown Court, Temple Bar (1862). The Church Missionary Intelligencer, a monthly journal of missionary information.. p. 194.
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons (1865). Reports from committees. Ordered to be printed. p. 178.
"Obituaries". The Gentleman's Magazine (s.n.) 215: 382. 1863.”