chief port and economic center of Nigeria; located in southwestern Nigeria on the Gulf of Guinea; former capital of Nigeria
Port and former capital of Nigeria
Lagos is a port and most populous city in Nigeria. Lagos is the second fastest growing city in Africa and the seventh fastest growing city in the world. There is no officially aggregated record of the population of Lagos -as a metropolis. The population of Lagos State in official record, according to Nigerian census figures of 2006 stand at 7,937,932. Lagos was originally inhabited by the Awori subgroup of the Yoruba people. Under the leadership of their Olofin, the Awori moved to an island now called Iddo and then to the larger Lagos Island. In the 15th century, the Awori settlement was attacked by the Benin Empire following a quarrel, and the island became a Benin war-camp called "Eko" under Oba Orhogba, the Oba of Benin at the time. Lagos is a metropolitan area which originated on islands separated by creeks, such as Lagos Island, fringing the southwest mouth of Lagos Lagoon while protected from the Atlantic Ocean by long sand spits such as Bar Beach, which stretch up to 100 km east and west of the mouth. From the beginning, Lagos has expanded on the mainland west of the lagoon and the conurbation, including Ikeja and Agege, now reaches more than 40 km north-west of Lagos Island. Some suburbs include Ikorodu, Epe and Badagry, and more local councils have recently been created, bringing the total number of local governments in Lagos to 57.
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a large and thriving commercial town in a colony (100) of the name subject to Britain, on the Guinea Coast of Africa.
The numerical value of lagos in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of lagos in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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It is easier for me to serve a client in New York or London than in Lagos or Nairobi.
There are two fundamental problems that currently exist which would be exacerbated should the government not take the right steps, with less than 15 higher institutions (both public and private), Lagos is a far cry from meeting its higher education demands.
All the farms have been quarantined and decontaminated. Other locations in Ikorodu, Ojo and Lagos Mainland have already been quarantined, while awaiting confirmation, nigeria will successfully control the bird flu outbreak. We have successfully controlled it in the past.
There is no doubt that Abuja and Lagos will benefit tremendously from high end ?commercial and residential real estates, my expectation is that if this is executed to plan, Abuja will be able to host world class conferences and compete favorably with Johannesburg and Cape town for international events.
I think it'll be a while before we start auctioning works in situ in Marketplace Africa, we have offices in Lagos and Johannesburg, I think it will remain that way for a bit. There's also the advantage that there's a whole structure of art dealing and art selling is here in London -- the restorers, the conservators, the transport, the shippers, the packers. Everything is here and it's very easy for people to buy and sell in London.
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