Lagos, the former Capital of Nigeria, is no doubt the liveliest and most populated city in Nigeria with an estimated population of 9,013,534 from almost, if not all, ethnic groups in Nigeria. Lagos stands as an irresistible hub of different commercial activities controlled by both local and international business owners which thus made Lagos the richest state in Nigeria. Lagos is divided into two parts, they are the Island and the Mainland. Below is a comprehensive list of all the 20 Local Government Areas in Lagos State, their population and headquarters.
This Leopard escaped from a zoo in Lagos in 1912 causing pandemonium in Lagos and neighboring towns . Continue reading Photo of a Leopard shot dead after it escaped from a zoo in Lagos in 1912
The Ibadan-Ijaye war broke out in 1861 between Ibadan and Ijaye over who to succeed the old Oyo empire as the political head of Yorubaland. The two rebelling towns sprang up from the ruins of the Old Oyo empire which was destroyed in 1836 by the Fulanis. Ibadan, Ijaye and the new Oyo, also called Oyo Atiba, succeeded the Old Oyo empire after its destruction. According to Latisosa, a Balogun of Ibadanland, Continue reading The Ibadan-Ijaye War (1861-1862)
On the 30th of May, 1926, a French aeroplane was seen flying over the city of Lagos. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, the pilot was one Mr M. Landrich who had a passenger on board. The aeroplane took off at Elizabeth Vile, in the Congo and landed at Duala with the intention of Continue reading The First Aeroplane Seen Flying Over Lagos- May 30 1926
Before the Britain’s intervention of Lagos (also known as the Bombardment of Lagos ) in 1851, Lagos has been a main port for slave trading activities, under the rule of Oba Kosoko. Britain fought hard to abolish the slave trade in Lagos but due to some reasons connected with Oba Kosoko, the mission was not accomplished. In 1849, Britain appointed John Beecroft as the consul of the Bights of Benin and Biafra, whereas Lagos was in the western part of the Consulate of the Bights of Benin and Biafra, this made it possible and easier to dethrone Oba Kosoko (because he was an hindrance to the abolition of slave trade in Lagos) and the installation of Oba Akitoye. Continue reading The Treaty Between Britain and Lagos on January 1, 1852
Owambe is “a large grandiose party thrown by Nigerians anywhere in the world, especially Yoruba Nigerians, that involves a lot of food, loud music, dancing and spraying- Nigerian term which means throwing currencies on someone dancing”. [Urban Dictionary].
Owambe is attended by many people and they are usually grouped according to their ‘aso ebi’ (family wears) which may come in different fabrics, colours and designs. Continue reading Owambe The Western Way