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Lagos ( or in English; Yoruba: Èkó) is a port and most populous conurbation in Nigeriamarker. It is currently the most populous city in Africa, and currently estimated to be the second fastest growing city in Africa (UN-HABITAT, 2008) and the 7th fastest in the world.

Although the 2006 National Census credited the metropolitan area with a population figure of 7,937,932, the figure is highly unscientific as it contradicts existing realistic vital social data and incongruent with the population growth rate of Lagos. The figure has been widely rejected within and outside Nigeria and has been challenged in the Nigerian courts. The figure is completely at variance with scientifically sound projections by the UN and other reliable population agencies and groups worldwide. This is no surprise as many such census by the Nigerian government have been highly politicised and eventually cancelled. The more reliable population figure of Lagos State is given by the Lagos State Government as 17,553,924, based on well conducted enumeration for social planning. Since the inhabitants of the metropolitan area of Lagos constitute 88% of the population, the population of metropolitan Lagos is about 15.5 million.

Formerly the capital of Nigeria, Lagos is a huge metropolis which originated on islands separated by creeks, such as Lagos Islandmarker, that fringe the southwest mouth of Lagos Lagoonmarker, protected from the Atlantic Oceanmarker 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 spread on the mainland west of the lagoon and the conurbation, including Ikejamarker and Agegemarker, now reaches more than 40 km north-west of Lagos Island. There are Lagos Outskirts like Ikorodu, Epe and Badagry and recently more local councils have been created to bring the total numbers of local government to 56. The city is the economic and financial capital of Nigeria.

History

Lagos was a Yoruba settlement of Awori people initially called Oko. Lagos derives its name from a Yoruba deity. The Yoruba still use the name Eko when they speak of 'Lagos', a name which never existed in Yoruba language. It is likely that the name 'Lagos' was given to the town by the first Portuguese settlers who navigated from a coastal town of the same name in Portugal. The present day Lagos state has a higher percent of Awori, who migrated to the area from Isheri along the Ogun river. Throughout history, it was home to a number of warring ethnic groups who had settled in the area. During its early settlement, it also saw periods of rule by the Kingdom of Benin.

Portuguesemarker explorer Rui de Sequeira visited the area in 1472, naming the area around the city Lago de Curamo; indeed the present name is Portuguese for "lakes". Another explanation is that Lagos was named for Lagos, Portugalmarker - a maritime town which at the time was the main centre of the Portuguese expeditions down the African coast and whose own name is derived from the Latin word Lacobriga.

From 1404-1889 it served as a major centre of the slave trade, ruled over by Yoruba kings called the Oba of Lagos. In 1841 Oba Akitoye ascended to the throne of Lagos and tried to ban slave trading. Lagos merchants, most notably Madam Tinubu, resisted the ban, deposed the king and installed her brother Oba Kosoko.

While exiled, Oba Akitoye met with the British, who had banned slave trading in 1807, and got their support to regain his throne. In 1851 he was reinstalled as the Oba of Lagos.

Lagos was formally annexed as a British colony in 1861. This had the dual effect of crushing the slave trade and establishing British control over palm and other trades.

The remainder of modern-day Nigeria was seized in 1887, and when the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria was established in 1914, Lagos was declared its capital. It continued to be the capital when Nigeriamarker gained its independence from Britain in 1960.

Lagos experienced rapid growth throughout the 1960s and 1970s as a result of Nigeriamarker's economic boom prior to the Nigerian Civil War otherwise called the Biafran War.Lagos was the capital of Nigeria from 1914 up to 1991; it was stripped of this title when the Federal Capital Territorymarker was established at the purpose-built city of Abujamarker. However, most government functions (especially the head of state) stayed in Lagos for a time since Abujamarker was still under construction. On November 14, 1991, the Office of the Presidency and other federal government ministries were finally relocated to the new Capital city of Abujamarker

In 2002, an accidental detonation of military explosives caused the death of more than 1100 people.

Geography

The Lagos Mainland

Victoria Island street scene at dawn.
Most of the population live on the mainland,so, most of the industries are located on the mainland. Lagos is known for its music and night life which used to be located in areas around Yaba and Suruleremarker but in recent years more night clubs have sprung on the island making the island especially Victoria Island, the main nightlife attraction, Mainland districts include Ebute-Metamarker, Surulere, Yaba (location of the University of Lagosmarker) and Ikejamarker, site of Murtala Muhammed International Airportmarker and capital of Lagos State.

Greater Lagos includes: Mushinmarker, Maryland, Somolu, Oshodi, Isolo, Ikotun, Agege,Iju Ishaga, Egbeda, Ketu, Bariga, Ipaja, and Ejigbo.

The city of Lagos lies in south-western Nigeria, on the Atlanticmarker coast in the Gulf of Guineamarker, west of the Niger River delta, located on longitude 3° 24' E and latitude 6° 27' N. On this stretch of the high-rainfall West African coast, rivers flowing to the sea form swampy lagoons like Lagos Lagoon behind long coastal sand spits or sand bars. Some rivers, like Badagrymarker Creek flow parallel to the coast for some distance before finding an exit through the sand bars to the sea.The two major urban islands of Lagos in Lagos Lagoon are Lagos Islandmarker and Victoria Islandmarker. These islands are separated from the mainland by the main channel draining the lagoon into the Atlantic ocean, which forms Lagos Harbour. The islands are separated from each other by creeks of varying sizes and are connected to Lagos Island by bridges. However the smaller sections of some creeks have been sand filled and built over.

The Lagos Islands

Lagos Island

Lagos Island
Lagos Island contains the Lagos central business district (with multistory buildings along the marina), many of the city's largest wholesale marketplaces (such as the Balogun Market), the National Museum, Lagos Central mosque, Glover Memorial Hall, Christ's Cathedral (CMS) and the Oba palace. Though formerly in derelict condition, the Tinubu Square on the island is a site of historical importance; it was here that the Amalgamation ceremony that unified the North and South protectorate to form Nigeria took place in 1914.

Across the main channel of the lagoon from Lagos Island, a smaller island called Iddo Island is situated close to the mainland, and now is connected to the mainland like a peninsula. Three major bridges join Lagos Island to the mainland: Eko Bridgemarker and Carter Bridge which start from Iddo Island, and the Third Mainland Bridgemarker which passes through densely populated mainland suburbs through Lagos lagoon.

Lagos Court Residential Apartments In Ikoyi.


Ikoyi Island

Ikoyi Island is situated on the eastern half of Lagos Islandmarker and joined to each other by a landfill. The island is also connected to Victoria Islandmarker by a bridge carrying a main road over Five Cowrie creek.

Ikoyi housed the headquarters of the federal government of Nigeriamarker and other buildings owned by the government -including the federal secretariat complex -which today is decrepet.The island has military and police barracks, a top-security prison and the Federal High Court,Lagos.

Ikoyi also have a number of hotels, night clubs, a recreational park and one of Africa's largest golf courses.

Originally a middle class neighbourhood, in recent years, it has become a fashionable residential enclave for the upper middle class to the upper class.

There are also commercial activities in Ikoyi which is spotted in increasing number of offices, banks and shopping complexes. The commercial core in the island is much concentrated in the south-west section.



Victoria Island

Victoria Island and Lekki Island are situated to the south of Lagos Islandmarker. They have some of the most expensive real estate properties in Africa, and for that reason, many new luxury condos and apartments are blooming up everywhere. Along with Ikoyi, Victoria Island occupies a major area in the suburbs of Lagos which boasts of several sizable shopping districts (including Nigeria's largest mall and movie theater) and several trendy beaches.

Climate

Lagos has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) that is similar to that of the rest of southern Nigeria. There are two rainy seasons, with the heaviest rains falling from April to July and a weaker rainy season in October and November. There is a brief relatively dry spell in August and September and a longer dry season from December to March. Monthly rainfall between May and July averages over 300 mm (12 inches), while in August and September it is down to 75 mm (3 inches) and in January as low as 35 mm (1.5 inches). The main dry season is accompanied by harmattan winds from the Sahara Desert, which between December and early February can be quite strong. The average temperature in January is 27°C (79°F) and for July it is 25°C (77°F). On average the hottest month is March; with a mean temperature of 29°C (84°F); while July is the coolest month.

Administration and demographics



The 16 LGAs of Metropolitan Lagos
Local Government Area Land area
(in km²)
Population
(2006 Census)
Density
(inh. per km²)
Agegemarker 11.2 459,939 41,071
Ajeromi-Ifelodun 12.3 684,105 55,474
Alimosho 185.2 1,277,714 6,899
Amuwo-Odofin 134.6 318,166 2,364
Apapamarker
(home of the main port of Lagos)
26.7 217,362 8,153
Eti-Osa
(home of one of Lagos's largest business centres and of the upscale communities of Victoria Islandmarker and Ikoyimarker, formerly the residence of the Nigerian federal government)
192.3 287,785 1,496
Ifako-Ijaiye 26.6 427,878 16,078
Ikejamarker 46.2 313,196 6,785
Kosofe 81.4 665,393 8,174
Lagos Islandmarker
(the historical centre and commercial core of the Lagos agglomeration)
8.7 209,437 24,182
Lagos Mainland 19.5 317,720 16,322
Mushinmarker 17,5 633,009 36,213
Ojomarker 158.2 598,071 3,781
Oshodi-Isolo 44.8 621,509 13,886
Somolu (aka Shomolu) 11.6 402,673 34,862
Suruleremarker 23.0 503,975 21,912
Metropolitan Lagos 999.6 7,937,932 7,941


Lagos's Skyline


In terms of administration, Lagos is not a municipality and has therefore no overall city administration. The Municipality of Lagos, which covered Lagos Island, Ikoyi and Victoria Island as well as some mainland territory, was managed by the Lagos City Council (LCC), but it was disbanded in 1976 and divided into several Local Government Areas (most notably Lagos Island LGAmarker, Lagos Mainland LGA and Eti-Osa LGA). The mainland beyond the Municipality of Lagos, on the other hand, comprised several separate towns and settlements such as Mushinmarker, Ikejamarker and Agegemarker. In the wake of the 1970s Nigerian oil boom, Lagos experienced a population explosion, untamed economic growth, and unmitigated rural migration. This caused the outlying towns and settlements to develop rapidly, thus forming the Greater Lagos metropolis seen today. The history of Lagos is still evidenced in the layout of the LGAs which display the unique identities of the cultures that created them.

Today, the word Lagos most often refers to the urban area, called "Metropolitan Lagos" in Nigeriamarker, which includes both the islands of the former Municipality of Lagos and the mainland suburbs. All of these are part of Lagos Statemarker, which now comprises 20 Local Government Areas. Lagos State is responsible for utilities including roads and transportation, power, water, health, and education.Metropolitan Lagos (a statistical division, and not an administrative unit) extends over 16 of the 20 LGAs of Lagos State, and contains 88% of the population of Lagos State, and includes semi-rural areas. Lagos City has a considerable amount of high rise buildings which makes up its skyline. Most of the tall buildings are located in around the downtown Central Business District.

Lagos was the former capital city of Nigeria but it has since been replaced by Abujamarker. Abuja officially gained its status as the capital of Nigeria on 12 December 1991, although the decision to move the federal capital had been made in now Act no. 6 of 1976.
Union Bank, One of Nigeria's Leading Banks
Lagos is also home to the High Court of the Lagos State Judiciary, housed in an old colonial building on Lagos Islandmarker.

Census data for Lagos

According to the preliminary results of the 2006 census, there are 7,937,932 inhabitants in Metropolitan Lagos. This figure is lower than what had been anticipated and has created a controversy in Nigeria. Lagos Islandmarker, the central Local Government Area and historic centre of Metropolitan Lagos, had a population of 209,437 as of the 2006 Census.

Authorities of Lagos State have attacked the results of the 2006 census, accusing the National Population Commission of having undercounted the population of the state. This accusation is strongly denied by the National Population Commission.

Lagos is, by most estimates, one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Lagos is currently experiencing a population increase of about 275,000 persons per anum. In 1999 the United Nations predicted that the city's metropolitan area, which had only about 290,000 inhabitants in 1950, would exceed 20 million by 2010 and thus become one of the ten most populous cities in the world. This projection, however, must now be revised downward due to the results of the 2006 census.

Like most cities, there is a huge spectrum of wealth distribution among the people that reside in Lagos. It ranges from the very wealthy to the very poor. Lagos has attracted many young entrepreneurs and families seeking a better life from throughout Nigeria and beyond.

Economy

Lagos is Nigeria's most prosperous city, and much of the nation's wealth and economic activity are concentrated there. Most commercial, financial and business centers of Lagos and of Nigeria remain at the central business district in Lagos Island which is also typified with the presence of high rise buildings. This is also where most of the country's largest banks and financial institutions and headquarters of big corporations are located. Lagos has one of the highest standards of living as compared to other cities in Nigeria as well as in Africa at large.

Lagos Central Business District


Lagos is also home to many of Nigeria's financial institutions, Banks and insurance Companies.

The Port of Lagosmarker is Nigeria's leading port and one of the largest and busiest in Africa. It is administered by the Nigerian Ports Authority and it is split into three main sections: Lagos port, in the main channel next to Lagos Island, no longer used much, Apapa Portmarker (site of the container terminal) and Tin Can Port, both located in Badagry Creek which flows into the Lagos Harbour from the west. The port features a railhead.

The port has seen growing amounts of crude oil exported, with export figures rising between 1997 and 2000. Oil and petroleum products provide 20% of GDP and 95% of foreign exchange earnings in Nigeria as a whole.

Transport

Highways

Lagos has one of the largest and most extensive road networks in West Africa.

Lagos has suburban terrains and has some ferry services. Highways are usually congested in peak hours, due in part to the geography of the city, as well as to its explosive population growth. Lagos is also linked by many highways and bridges.

Local roads in Lagos vary in quality from well-maintained to pothole-ridden. Most freeways are in good shape. The Lagos–Ibadanmarker expressway and the Lagos–Abeokutamarker expressway are the major arterial routes in the north of the city and serve as inter-state highways to Oyo Statemarker and Ogun Statemarker respectively. To the west the congested Lagos–Badagrymarker Expressway serves outlying towns such as Festival Town, which was the location for the 1977 Festival of Black Arts and Culture 77. Due to a culture of poor maintenance among people and government, the suburb is now like any other (see below).

The city teems with transit buses known to locals as Danfos and Molues, as well as taxi motorcycles known as Okadas. Both means of transport are a vital part of Lagos's transport network.



BRT (Lagbus)

The Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA) agency was recently created in order to solve the transport issues in the state. The Bus Rapid Transit scheme was launched on 4 June 2006.

Lagos State recently implemented a BRT (bus rapid transit) system; the first phase was completed in February 2008. It is expected to operate along eight routes using specially designated BRT Lanes running through the city, with the aim of expanding to other routes in the future.The first phase of the Lagos BRT runs 12 miles through Ikorodumarker Road and Funsho Williams Avenue up to CMS. After weeks of test runs, operations started on March 17, 2008, six months earlier than planned.

It has been estimated that the system will transport about 10,000 passengers in each direction per hour during peak travel times. The LAMATA BRT corridor covers a distance of about 22 kilometers in length. The system is run by two operators, NURTW Cooperative (Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers) and LAGBUS, a Lagos State Government owned Asset Management Company which contributes about 180 high capacity buses for the implementation of the first phase Mile 12 to CMS BRT Lite system.

International Highways

Lagos's importance as a commercial centre and port and its strategic location have led to it being the end-point of three Trans-African Highway routes using Nigeria's national roads:



Rail (Lagos Light Rail)

A planned railway line running through the Lagos metropolis is being constructed with plans of completion as early as 2012.

Ferries

Lagos State Ferry Services Corporation runs a few regular routes, for example between Lagos Island and the mainland, modern ferries and wharves. Private boats run irregular passenger services on the lagoon and on some creeks. Many routes are expected to get on-board in 1Q

Airports

Lagos is served by Murtala Mohammed International Airportmarker, one of the largest airports in Africa and a top international air passenger gateway to Nigeria. The airport is located in the northern suburb of Ikeja and has Domestic and International Terminals. With 5.1 million passengers in 2008, the airport accounts for almost fifty percent of all air traffic in Nigeria. Outbound international travel from Murtala Mohammed Airport accounts for the majority of all air passengers traveling to and from Nigeria.The airport has recently undergone upgrades along with the addition of a new terminal.

Culture

Music & film industry

Lagos is famous throughout West Africa for its music scene. Lagos has given birth to a variety of styles such as the Nigerian-styled hiphop (naija hiphop), highlife, juju, fuji, and Afrobeat.



Lagos is the center of the Nigerian movie industry, often referred to as 'Nollywood.' Idumota market on Lagos Island is the primary distribution center. Many films are shot in the Festac area of Lagos.

The cinemas are gradually losing their supporters to the movie industry. Yoruba-spoken films happen to be the most watched in the cinemas, followed by Indian films. Films are not premiered for a long period of time in the western sense, especially with Yoruba-spoken films. The English-spoken films controlled mainly by the Igbos are the most popular and move directly from the studios to the market.

Iganmu is home to the National Arts Theater — the primary centre for the performing arts in Nigeria.

Sport

As in other major cities of the world, football is Lagos' most popular sport. Prominent Lagos soccer clubs include Julius Berger FC, First Bank and Stationery Stores.

The Nigeria national football team, also known as the Super Eagles, used to play almost all of their home games in Lagos at the National Stadiummarker in Surulere; however, games are now mostly played at the larger and newer National Stadium in Abujamarker, which is the default home of the Super Eagles.

Coastline, Lekki Beach in Lagos
Meridian Hotel, in Ikeja.
Dinner on the Lagos Lagoon.


Tourism

Lagos, subsequently to the re-modernization project achieved by the current administration of Governor Raji Babatunde Fashola, is gradually becoming a major tourist destination, being one of the largest cities in Africa and in the world. Lagos is currently taking steps to become a global city. The 2009 Eyo carnival which took place on the April 25th, was a step toward world city status. Currently, Lagos is primarily known as a business-oriented and a fast paced community. Lagos has a number of sandy beaches by the Atlantic Ocean. Two of the popular beaches include Bar Beach and Lekki Beach. However in January 2009, a privately owned zoo was commissioned in the epe area of Lagos as it serves as a home for many animals that originate from Africa.It is a fully endorsed project by the Lagos State Government. Lagos has a variety of hotels ranging from three star to five star hotels.Some of the popular hotels include Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Federal Palace Hotel, Ikoyi Hotel, Sofitel Lagos Moorhouse Ikoyi, Eko Hotels And Suites and The Palmview Manor. Visitors are mostly attracted to Nigeria's rich culture, entertainment scenes and vitality which Lagos city offers. Tourist attractions include Oba's Palace, the National Museum, Shrine of Fela and the beach resorts.

Education

The Lagos State Government operates state schools. The education system is the 6-3-3-4 system, which is practised throughout the country (as well as by many other ECOWASmarker states). The levels are Primary, Junior Secondary School (JSS), Senior Secondary School (SSS), and university. All children are offered basic education, with special focus now on the first nine years.

Lagos is home to several secondary schools, universities and other vocational institutions that are either operated by the government or private entities. Some examples are listed below.

Secondary schools

School name Location Description
Chrisland College Lagos Exclusive private secondary school
Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary Agunfoye Lugbusi Village Ikorodu, outskirts of Lagos Co-educational institution by the Anglican church of Lagos West and Badagry diosces. Founded in 1996 by Archbishop Abiodun Adetiloye.
Anthony Village Senior High School Anthony Village, Lagos)
Ansar-Ud-deen Grammar School Randle, Suruleremarker
CMS Grammar School Bariga, Lagos First secondary school in Nigeria and second in West Africa. Founded 1859 by the Anglican church. Its first campus was on Odunlami/Broad Street, Lagos.
Anwar-ul-Islam Model College Agegemarker, Lagos First Muslim college in West Africa, 1948.
Yaba College of Technology Secondary School Yaba, Lagos
Igbobi College Yaba, Lagos Established by the Methodist and Anglican Churches in 1932.
Eko Boys' High School Lagos Islandmarker Founded in January 13, 1913.
King's College, Lagos Lagos Island and Victoria Islandmarker Founded in 1909 on Lagos Island and has an annex on Victoria Island.
Methodist Boys' High School Lagos Island Founded in 1878.
Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Yaba suburb
Ansar-ud-deen College Isolo
Queen's College, Lagos Yaba suburb Founded in 1927 while Nigeria was still a British colony. It is a federal government-owned girl's secondary (high) school with boarding facilities.
Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls Ikejamarker Six-year preparatory college to help girls prepare for university. Founded in 1991.
St. Gregory College Southwest of Ikoyimarker
Federal Government College Lagos Ijanikin (outer Lagos)
St. Finbarr's college Akoka, Lagos
Lagoon Secondary School Lekki
Maryland Comprehensive Seconday School Ikeja, Metropolitan Lagos
WhiteSands School Lekki Lagos All-boys Catholic secondary school. Founded in 2000.
Atlantic Hall School Ijanikin (outer Lagos)
Redeemer's International Secondary School Maryland, Lagos
American International School
Indian Language School Ilupeju, Lagos
British International School
Dowen College Lekki axis
Lekki British International High School Lekki axis
GreenSprings School One campus in Anthony village, one campus on Lagos peninsula (Lekki axis)
Grange School Ikeja (Lagos metropolis)
Baptist Academy Obanikoro, Lagos Metropolis Established by the Baptist Churches in 1875.
International School Lagos Unilag, Akoka
Grace High School Gbagada
Grace Children School Gbagada
Doregos Private Academy Ipaja
Lycee Louis Pasteur (French international school) Victoria Island, Lagos
Aunty Ayo Girls Comprehensive Secondary School Ikoyi
Holy Child College Southwest Ikoyi
Community High School, Ikoyi Ikoyi Formerly at Ilado, Maroko.
MayDay College Iponri
The Dew Schools Yaba
Airforce Secondary School, Ikeja Nigerian Airforce Base in Ikeja
Krystal-Bal Comprehensive College Ikeja, Lagos
Legacy High School Shasha Road, Akowonjo, Lagos metropolis
Cayley College Agidingbi C.B.D Ikeja
Mainland High School Yaba, Lagos
Jextoban secondary school Ketu, Lagos metropolis
Jibril Martin Memorial Grammar School Iponri
Government College Lagos Surulere, La
Eric Moore High School Surulere
Kuje Secondary School Agboju Amuwo
Agboju Amuwo Secondary Agboju Amuwo
Starlight Model College Sari - Iganmu
New State High Mushinmarker, Lagos
Akintan Grammar School Surulere
Ransome Kuti Memorial Grammar School Moshalasi-Mushin
Oluade Secondary School Isolo, Lagos
St Joseph Boys' Secondary School Surulere, Lagos
Ilupeju Grammar School Oshodi, Lagos
Estate Grammar School Oshodi, Lagos
Ilupeju Secondary School Oshodi, Lagos
Ilupeju College Obanikoro
Solar International School Mushin
Itolo Girls Secondary School, Eric Moore Surulere, Lagos
NEPA Staff Secondary School PHCN estate, Ikorodu, Lagos

L. A. School Ikeja, Ikeja, Lagos
Cardoso High School, Apapa Lagos
EWUTUNTUN GRAMMAR SCHOOL, EWUTUNTUN,MAFOLUKU
OSHODI, LAGOS
FOUNDED IN 1980
EPE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, 1954


Polytechnics

  • Yaba College of Technology : founded in 1934, the college is Nigeria's first higher educational institution and third in Africa. The college is a center of culture and heritage. Currently it has student enrollment of over 16,000.
  • Lagos State Polytechnic is a polytechnic comprising of more than this 6 schools including private polytechnic and was founded 25 years ago. Its main campus resides at Ikorodu, along Ijebuode road.
  • Lagos City Polytechnic
  • Grace Polytechnic
  • Wolex Polytechnic
  • Epe grammar school founded 1954
United Christian Secondary School,Liverpool,Apapa Lagos

Universities

University of Lagos
  • The Pan-African University is primarily a business school, offering two MBA programmes. Founded in 1996 and awarded University status in 2002, it consists of the Lagos Business School and of Enterprise Development Services. The University also places some emphasis on the study of art.


  • The University of Lagosmarker (UNILAG) is a large institution dating from 1962, with over 35,000 students. It comprises 13 faculties, run by over 4,000 staff.


  • Lagos State Universitymarker (LASU) is a multi-campus university established in 1984 and owned by the Lagos State government. The main campus is located at Ojoo, along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
  • National Open UniversityNational Open University is the first open university in Nigeria, it is located on Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Lagos State College of Health Technology(LASCOHET)Yaba- A mini instituition that run health courses such as Health information Management, Pharmacist Technician, Medical Laboratary Technician,Community health extension worker and Environmental Health Technology, it is located in Yaba
  • Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba-Mushin, Lagos.


New Districts

Eko Atlantic City

Eko Atlantic Citymarker is a planned 21st century city to be constructed, intended to be built on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Oceanmarker. Already, most of the land had been reclaimed. The proposed development is targeting 400,000 residents and 250,000 commuters flowing daily to the island. The project is planned to return the coast to its position in the 1950s and 1960s, reversing damage done by erosion.

Personalities

Main article: People from Lagos


Sister Cities



Notes and references

Lagosmet Lagos Metropolitan Community, Nigeria

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