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HISTORICAL Events IN LAGOS

The three white Idejos

The institution of chieftaincy in Lagos dates back to the very beginning of the settlement of the Island.The decendants of Ogunfunminire and Olofin opened up the new territory and collectively became a new class of chiefs known as the Idejo, led by Olumegbon.

Tourism and Fishing in Lagos

Lagos was originally a fishing community on the north of Lagos Island, which lies in Lagos Lagoon, a large protected harbour on the Atlantic coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea. A fisheries organisation was established in 1941 as a Fisheries Development Branch of the Agricultural Department of the Colonial Office and a Senior Agricultural Officer was appointed to conduct a survey of the industry and its possibilities. The headquarters was sited at Apese village and later at Onikan in Lagos, from where, assisted by a part-time voluntary officer, preliminary experiments in fish culture in brackish water ponds at Onikan were carried out and surveys were conducted on the canoe fisheries of Apese village and Kuramo waters around Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Zarpas Commuter Bus in Lagos 1953

In the 1920s, road-based bus transportation was pioneered in Lagos by two Nigerians, Mrs Charlotte Olajumoke Obasa (a leading indigenous entrepreneur of that time) and W.A. Dawodu. This was followed by the establishment of J.N. Zarpas, a company owned by Levantine expatriates. Zarpas dominated the Lagos transportation scene until their buses were acquired by the Lagos Town Council in 1958 to form the Lagos Municipal Transport.

Madam Efunroye Tinubu

Madam Efunroye Tinubu was a former slave trader who, having realised the relative differences between domestic slaving and the inhumane treatment of slaves in Europe and the Americas, became an active opponent to all slave trading. She became the first Iyalode of the Egba clan and was able to build a small financial empire through trading in arms and salt. She is considered an important figure in West African history due to her political significance as a powerful female aristocrat of feudal Nigeria. She died in 1887. Tinubu Square on Lagos Island, a place previously known as Independence Square, is named after the late Iyalode.

The Lovers' Garden in Lagos Island

The lovers' garden in Onikan, Lagos, was a park/garden where members of the public, especially couples in love, could go and relax. It was a favourite spot in the evenings and during festivities. A large part of the garden is now occupied by the Muson Centre.

The olden days pipe born water in Lagos

In Lagos, in the year 1914, accessibility to improved water supply is very biased in favour of urban centres. This situation was inherited from the colonial administration which attempted to use improved water supply as a means of controlling the spread of certain dis eases in urban centres.

The first storey building in Nigeria

The ancient history laden structure was erected by the Reverend Henry Townsend of the church missionary society CMS in 1845.The edifice which later served as Vicarage for saint Thomas Anglican church, Badagry was also used by Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first African C.M.S Bishop when he undertook the translation of the Holy Bible from English to Yoruba. Original built of coconut fibers and located on an area of 1,144 square feet,the more than a century and half old monument was recently given a face lift to further preserve it for generation yet unborn.The building is located along the Marina in Badagry.

The Seriki Abass the founder of Badagry in 1902

Seriki Williams Abass was born originally at a town in Yorubaland called Ijoga Orile. His birth name was Faremilekun and his father’s name was Fagbemi. He was captured by the Dahomeans and became a slave at the age of six years old. The country called Benin Republic today used to be known as Dahomey. The name Dahomey was changed to Benin Republic in 1975.

Lagos Marina

Lagos Marina is the principal and central local government area of the Metropolitan Lagos in Nigeria. It is part of the Lagos Division. As of the preliminary 2006 Nigerian census, the LGA had a population of 209,437 in an area of 8.7 km². The LGA only covers the western half of Lagos Island; the eastern half is under the jurisdiction of the LGA of Eti-Osa. Lying in Lagos Lagoon, a large protected harbour on the coast of Africa, the island was home to the Yoruba fishing village of Eko, which grew into the modern city of Lagos. The city has now spread out to cover the neighbouring islands as well as the adjoining mainland.

The Old Teju Osho market

Located in Yaba, it is known as the busiest market in Lagos. Tejuosho market could be considered the economic hub of Yaba, a buzzing Lagos State metropolis. The market was made up of tiny stores on three floors. There were different sections for everything from clothing and groceries to fresh produce and poultry.

The Zarpas Commuter Bus in Lagos 1953

In the 1920s, road-based bus transportation was pioneered in Lagos by two Nigerians, Mrs Charlotte Olajumoke Obasa (a leading indigenous entrepreneur of that time) and W.A. Dawodu. This was followed by the establishment of J.N. Zarpas, a company owned by Levantine expatriates. Zarpas dominated the Lagos transportation scene until their buses were acquired by the Lagos Town Council in 1958 to form the Lagos Municipal Transpo

Lagos Marina

Lagos Marina is the principal and central local government area of the Metropolitan Lagos in Nigeria. It is part of the Lagos Division. As of the preliminary 2006 Nigerian census, the LGA had a population of 209,437 in an area of 8.7 km². The LGA only covers the western half of Lagos Island; the eastern half is under the jurisdiction of the LGA of Eti-Osa. Lying in Lagos Lagoon, a large protected harbour on the coast of Africa, the island was home to the Yoruba fishing village of Eko, which grew into the modern city of Lagos. The city has now spread out to cover the neighbouring islands as well as the adjoining mainland.

CITIZENS DAY AWARD

The SOL Team with Representatives from Ayobo Bada CDA
The SOL Team with Representatives from Ayobo/Bada CDA

The SOL Team with Representatives from Ayobo/Bada CDA

The SOL Citizens Day Technical Team
The SOL Citizens Day Technical Team

The SOL Citizens Day Technical Team

The SOL Team with Representatives from Akoka CDA

The SOL Team with Representatives from Akoka CDA

STUDENTS CHALLENGE

The SOL Technical team at the final presentation of the students' challenge

The Spirit of Lagos Technical team members with the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire.

Community Senior Grammar School, Gberigbe

Representatives of Community Senior Grammar School, Gberigbe with the Deputy Governor of Lagos State Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire at the final presentation of the SOL students' challenge.

Students' Challenge Final presentation

Representatives of Government College Ketu, Epe with the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire at the final presentation of the SOL students' challenge.

Ajara Secondary School Badagry performing a drama to illustrate why a secured environment is important.

Ajara Secondary School Badagry performing a drama to illustrate why a secured environment is important.

The Panelists at the Students' Challenge Presentation

Meet the panelists who were at the students' challenge presentation. From the right - Segun Bright of Thgirb Company Limited. Akinyeye Omobola of Lagos State Ministry of Education. Ayodeji Ojo of Haus Concepts Limited. Ifeoma Okoye of Nigeria Bottling Company Limited. Kelechi Nwosu of TBWA Concept.

COMMUNITY SENIOR GRAMMAR SCHOOLGBERIGBE
Community Senior Grammar School, Gberigbe

Community Senior Grammar School Gberigbe presenting- Wipe out dirt and litter from CSGS Gberigbe

Obele Community High and Ideal Girl's Senior and Junior School
Obele Community High and Ideal Girl's Senior and Junior School

Presentation of the proposed new school field for Sport activities in Obele Community High and Ideal Girl's Snr & Jnr School.

Government College Ketu, Epe

Government College Ketu, Epe presenting - Maintenance and sustainance of Government property.

Ifesowapo/Aboru Senior Secondary School

Ifesowapo/Aboru Senior Secondary School presenting: A waste to wealth machine.

WORLD FOOD DAY

World Food Day Oct 16th

The FoodClique Support Initiative team and the Spirit of Lagos team at Makoko. (Apollo) Community, Lagos.

World Food Day

The FoodClique Support Initiative in Collaboration with the Spirit of Lagos on Oct 16th 2015 in the awareness and fight against hunger.

#Worldfoodday2015

No one should have to go hungry. We all can do our bit in the fight againt hunger. #WFD2015

THE lAGOS CITY CHALLENGE

The Lagos City Chorale Event

The Lagos City Chorale Event took place at the Muson center on the 30th of August. Also in attendance was Chief Ernest Shonekan, Chief Emeka Anyoku and the Spirit of Lagos team Rev. Canon Tony Ajero and Mr Olaniyi Omotoso. Sir Emeka Nwokedi and the Lagos City Chorale has won several laurels (Gold and Silver) for Nigeria in International Choral Festivals/Competitions in USA, Austria, Latvia, Italy and Germany. He is a Conductor and Musical Director of National and International repute. He directs the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Choir, the MUSON Diploma School Choir and Lagos City Chorale & Orchestra. He is the principal voice coach, teaches African music and Conducting in MUSON School of Music.

do the right thing

The SOL Team at Agege, Pen Cinema

The Spirit of Lagos team sensitizing the public at Agege pen cinema on the essence of obeying State laws.

The SOL Team at Epe, Lagos

The SOL team sensitizing the public at Epe on doing the right thing.

The SOL Team at Yaba, Lagos

The SOL team at Yaba sensitizing the public on doing the right thing.

The SOL Team at Ojota, Lagos

The SOL team at Ojota sensitizing the public on doing the right thing.

The SOL Team at Oyingbo, Lagos

The Spirit of Lagos team at Oyingbo urging the public to obey their civic responsibilities.