In practical terms, however, British influence over the kingdom had become absolute, and ten years later, in 1861, Lagos was formally annexed as a British colony. The view that old Lagos look more beautiful should not be discarded as nuisance. Lagos, the former colonial capital of Nigeria, is steeped in history and it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Due to war, those from the hinterlands, like the Ekiti, ran towards Isheri, which at that time had more than one Olofin who were heads of settlements about 1400AD. The square was initially built in 1960 but was reconstructed in 2017 by Lagos state government. When the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria was established in 1914 Lagos was declared its capital. The principal manufacturing industries in Lagos include the production of electronics equipment, automobile assembly, food and beverage processing, metalworks, and the production of paints and soap. In return, Lagos Obas paid tribute to Oba of Benin in recognition of the latter's superior status. Pop. the infrastructure on ground does not measure up to the number of it’s residents. It is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a stretch of loosely connected barrier islands and sand spits. History of the past and present Oba of Lagos. extended as far as Porto-Novo, west of Lagos. This led to the classification of Lagos into two main areas – the Island, which was the initial city of Lagos, before it expanded into the area known as the Mainland. Adekunle Lаwаl Militаrу Adminiѕtrаtоr оf Lаgоѕ ѕtаtе frоm Julу 1975 tо 1977 3. The view that old Lagos look more beautiful should not be discarded as nuisance. Lagos is Nigeria’s largest city and one of the largest in sub-Saharan Africa. City evolve and I think the old Lagos was more of a product of evolution owing to people congregating for economic activities. At exile in Europe, Akitoye met with British authorities, who had banned slave-trading in 1807, and who therefore decided to support the deposed Oba to regain his throne. Until 1975 it was the capital of Lagos state, and until December 1991 it was the federal capital of Nigeria. (who Should Lay Claim To The Land). The current situation of displacement, evacuation and mega city that could only accomodate a handful of citizen who are well to do elite has it overall effect of reducing population and prevent people participation in the making of a city. This article was most recently revised and updated by, https://www.britannica.com/place/Lagos-Nigeria, Lagos - Student Encyclopedia (Ages 11 and up). Lagos maintained its status as capital when Nigeria obtained its independence from Britain in 1960. Cоmm. The street is home to major financial companies’ headquarters. Lagos has been developed to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Oba Kosoko believed in the slave trade and was at loggerheads with the British, hence his dethronement and flight, first to Badagry and later to Epe, Nigeria where he founded kingdoms that still exist today. Until today, the Oba of Lagos is the head of all the Kings in Lagos State and his status is different from other Obas most of whom were later given back their crowns and staff of office only within the last 40 years except for the Alahun of Imoore Oba Haruna Okikiola who went to late justice Savage enquiry to proof that the Oba of Imoore is a first class Oba that had his crown from ile-ife that should not be classified amongst Obas that only got their crowns recently. The creeks and lagoons are plied by small coastal craft. Recently, Lagos is passing through a very big traffic challenges that are uncontrollable and this hampets the activities of the state. Lagos Island is the major constituency in the city Lagos. E.G., remind of the pre-Tafawa Balewa Tinubu Square. Lagos was declared the British Colony and capital of Nigeria in 1914 and since then the city has maintained its status as the centre of civilization in Nigeria, even after Abuja was made the Federal Capital Territory. Victorian Lagos: Aspects of Nineteenth Century Lagos Life by Michael J. C.Echeruo Long live Africa. In 1991, Ibrahim Babangida, the Military President and other government functions moved to the newly built capital. The cathedral is presently the seat of the Archbishop of Lagos. Your email address will not be published. Lagos is the largest city and former capital of Nigeria and the largest megacity on the African continent in terms of population " Approx. By the late 15th century Lagos Island had been settled by Yoruba fishermen and hunters, who called it Oko. Yorùbáland, of which Lagos was a part, had become embroiled in the long-running wars involving ethnic groups, communities, chiefdoms, kingdoms, and other political units of the time. Well done job keep on we luv Lagos,we Luv Federal Republic of Nigeria. Well am very much happy about this historical history of our lagos state,we know where we are coming from,where we are going and where we are to stop,so let all of us now join hand and build lagos of our own and our dear children coming.This lagos is bigger than one particular person i believe we CAN so let all of us believe we CAN.GOD BLESS ALL OF US,BLESS LAGOS AND NIGERIA IN GENERAL.