A report on NigeriaLagos and Ibadan

Government house gate
Aerial view of Lagos in 1929
The church and mission in Ibadan, Yoruba country, 1850's
Ceremonial Igbo pot from 9th-century Igbo-Ukwu
Map of Lagos' initial city boundaries, showing its contemporary districts. This definition is rarely used in the present day; the expanded metropolitan area is now a more accepted definition of Lagos.
Iwo Road1, Ibadan, Oyo State
Yoruba copper mask of Obalufon from the city of Ife c. 1300
Lekki Conservation Centre canopy walk
Front view of Mapo Hall, Ibadan
Royal Benin ivory mask, one of Nigeria's most recognized artifacts. Benin Empire, 16th century.
Lagos Marina
Cocoa House, Ibadan
Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard who as Governor-General of Nigeria led the amalgamation of the Northern Nigeria Protectorate and Southern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914.
Victoria Island
Bower Memorial Tower
Emir of Kano with cavalry, 1911
Civic Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos
University of Ibadan
A map showing the 16 LGAs making up Lagos Metropolitan Area
New railway station in Ibadan, artistic impression
1953 postage stamp with portrait of Queen ElizabethII
Lagos market scene
Railway network of Nigeria 2021
Nnamdi Azikiwe, first president of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966
Apapa port
Archbishop Ayo Lidigbolu House
The Republic of Biafra in June 1967, when it declared its independence from the rest of Nigeria
Ayefele music house
Shehu Shagari was the first democratically elected President of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983.
Entrance of the Lekki Free Trade Zone
Olusegun Obasanjo was civilian President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007.
Construction of the Dangote Raffinerie
Bower towers
Muhammadu Buhari is currently serving as President of Nigeria, since 2015.
Tree growing in Freedom Park
Bower towers gate
Nigerian National Assembly, Abuja
Tinubu Square
bowers towers, Ibadan
Nigerian Army self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
National Stadium.
Nigerian Air Force Mil Mi-35P
The Lagos Black Heritage Festival Parade, 2012
Cocoa Dome, Dupe Ibadan
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja
Lekki Beach in Lagos
Crown Trust Plaza
Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (centre) with United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in August 2014
The Cathedral Church of Christ Marina on Lagos Island
Dugbe roundabout, Ibadan
Map of Nigeria with administrative divisions
Arewa Traditional Kitchen
Havsns Royale hall and event centre
Climate map of Nigeria
Lagos Business School
Ibadan brow roofs
Palm plantation in Delta State
Lagos Business School's Cafeteria
Rainforest range of Obudu Mountains
Dowen College in Lagos
Clouds kissing the mountains of Obudu
University of Lagos
Kudi Avenue
A proportional representation of Nigeria exports, 2019
Toll gates and roads at the Lekki-Ẹpẹ Expressway
Ring road
Farm ploughing in Kwara State
Lagos, its ports, airports, free trade zone and light rail system
Mobolaji Johnson house
Oil facility at Bonny Island, Rivers State
Distilling column of the Dangote refinery in compare to a Saturn rocket
Kola Daisi University city building
PTDF – Petroleum Technology Development Fund
Pharmacy in Epe
Maharaji village
Countries by natural gas proven reserves (2014). Nigeria has the largest reserves in Africa.
Molete baptist church
Innoson vehicles
Ibadan ring road
Steel factory in Ajaokuta
Oba Adessoji Adereni house
Meridien Akwa Ibom golf course park
Specialist hospital
Lekki Beach in Lagos
High court of Justice
Substation in Abuja
Presbyterian church
Railway system in Nigeria, 2022
Second Niger bridge at Onitsha, artistic impression
SpaceX launch of CRS-11 with Nigeria EduSat-1 on board in 2017
St. Annes Church
Population density (persons per square kilometer) in Nigeria
Sango Ojurin Market
Map of Nigeria's linguistic groups
Symentry, Bodija road
The Abuja National Mosque
Ventura mall
National Church of Nigeria, Abuja
Nigerian states that implement some form of sharia law (in green)
A hospital in Abuja
The University of Lagos
A Nigerian police officer at the Eyo festival in Lagos
End SARS is a decentralised social movement and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria.
Nigerian women in tech
Lisa Folawiyo, Fashion Designer From Nigeria
An Eyo Iga Olowe Salaye masquerade jumping
Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, Africa's most popular and best selling literary piece ever, has been translated into more than forty languages.
Wizkid is a popular musician in Nigeria, Africa and worldwide.
Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Nigerian football supporters at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
Imota Rice Mill, close to Lagos
Oil and gas fields in the Niger delta
Oil and gas fields in the Niger delta
The world's biggest distilling column at the Dangote refinery in comparison
The world's biggest distilling column at the Dangote refinery in comparison
Pharmacy in Epe
Ituen Basi, Lagos based Nigerian fashion designer

Lagos (Nigerian English: ; Èkó) is the largest city in Nigeria and the second most populous city in Africa, with a population of 15.4 million as of 2015 within the city proper - daily the Lagos area is growing by some 3,000 people, or around 1.1 million annually, so the true population figure of the greater Lagos area in 2022 is roughly 28 million (up from some 23.5 million in 2018).

- Lagos

Ibadan (, ; Ìbàdàn) is the capital and most populous city of Oyo State, in Nigeria.

- Ibadan

It is the third-largest city by population in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano, with a total population of 3,649,000 as of 2021, and over 6 million people within its metropolitan area.

- Ibadan

The largest city in Nigeria is Lagos, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world and the second-largest in Africa.

- Nigeria

The vast landlocked empire connected the east with the western Sudan region and made inroads down south conquering parts of the Oyo Empire (modern-day Kwara), and advanced towards the Yoruba heartland of Ibadan, to reach the Atlantic Ocean.

- Nigeria

The Lagos–Ibadan Expressway and the Lagos–Abeokuta Expressway are the major controlled-access highways in the north of the city and serve as inter-state highways to Oyo State and Ogun State respectively.

- Lagos

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A group of Yoruba people at a public event

Yoruba people

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A group of Yoruba people at a public event
Degree of Presence of The Yoruba and derived' Ede 
groups in Nigeria, Benin & Togo at Subnational levels
Palace of the King of Oyo circa 1900s - Colorized
Anna Hinderer church and mission house at Ibadan, 1850s
Yoruba door, wood carvings; used to record events c. 1910
Early 19th century Yoruba architecture showing their unique inner courtyard layout used as a safe space for storing livestock and a space where children could play
Gbedu drummers
Wooden Ere Ibeji figures representing twins. Yorubas have the highest twinning rate in the world.
An older traditional Agbada clothing historically worn by Yoruba men. This exhibit was obtained in the town of Òkukù.
African Languages Spoken in American Households
Commemoration of Black consciousness, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Amala is a Yoruba food.<ref>{{cite book|url=https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_Vocabulary_of_the_Yoruba_Language/oXxBAAAAYAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=amala|title=A Vocabulary of the Yoruba Language|author=Owen Emeric Vidal|publisher=Seeleys|date=1852|isbn=9781976589218}}</ref>
Akara is a Yoruba bean fritter.<ref>{{cite book|url=https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_Vocabulary_of_the_Yoruba_Language/oXxBAAAAYAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=akara|title=A Vocabulary of the Yoruba Language|author=Owen Emeric Vidal|publisher=Seeleys|date=1852|isbn=9781976589218}}</ref>
Ofada rice is a Yoruba dish.<ref name="Olusegun Obasanjo 1983">{{cite book|url=https://www.google.com/books/edition/Management_in_Agriculture_Rural_Developm/JdrSAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=%22ofada%20rice%22|title=Management in Agriculture & Rural Development: A Practicioner's View|author=Olusegun Obasanjo|date=1983|isbn=9789782399243}}</ref>
Ofada rice is traditionally in a leaf.
Moin Moin is a Yoruba steamed bean pudding.<ref>{{cite book|url=https://www.google.com/books/edition/Adim%C3%BA/w3r4Xx2059AC?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=%22moin+moin%22|title=Adimú: Gbogbó Tén'unjé Lukumí|author=Miguel Willie Ramos|publisher=Eleda.Org Publications|date=July 2012|isbn=9781877845109}}</ref>
A collection of foods eaten by Yorubas in general
Simple Iro and Buba with Gele<ref name="Esogwa C. Osuala 1988">{{cite book|url=https://www.google.com/books/edition/Fundamentals_of_Nigerian_Marketing/JfbTAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=%22iro+and+buba%22&dq=%22iro+and+buba%22&printsec=frontcover|title=Fundamentals of Nigerian Marketing|author=Esogwa C. Osuala|date=1988|publisher=Pacific Publishers|isbn=9789782347299}}</ref>
Agbádá àti Fìlà<ref>{{cite book|url=https://www.google.com/books/edition/Yoruba_Dress/CzAqd4vGphoC?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=agbada+and+fila&dq=agbada+and+fila&printsec=frontcover|title=Yoruba Dress: A Systematic Case Study of Five Generations of a Lagos Family|author=Betty Marguerite Wass|date=1975|publisher=Michigan State University. Department of Family Ecology|isbn=9789782347299|pages=143–183}}</ref>
Iro and Bùbá, with Gele and Ipele. Blouse, wrapper and headgear<ref name="Esogwa C. Osuala 1988"/>
Bùbá àti Kèmbè. Agbada top with short baggy pants<ref>{{cite book|url=https://www.google.com/books/edition/A_Handbook_of_Nigerian_Culture/n1AuAQAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=kembe|title=A Handbook of Nigerian Culture|author1=Frank Aig-Imoukhuede|author2=Nigeria. Federal Ministry of Information and Culture|date=1992|publisher=Department of Culture, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture|isbn=9789783131613|page=134}}</ref>
Iro and Bùbá, with Gele and Ipele made from Òfì<ref>{{cite book|url=https://www.google.com/books/edition/Aso_Oke_Yoruba/bH5djwEACAAJ?hl=en|title=Aso Oke Yoruba: A Tapestry of Love & Color, a Journey of Personal Discovery|author=Tola Adenle|date=February 2, 2016|publisher=CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform|isbn=9781523495221}}</ref>
Agbádá àti Sóró, Agbada and long slim pants<ref>{{cite book|url=https://www.google.com/books/edition/Lekki/o9EuAQAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=They%20wear%20dresses%20like|title=Lekki|author=Bola researcher/writer Sebastian|date=1992|publisher=Public Information Department, Lagos State Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth & Sports|page=3}}</ref>
Ìró and Bùbá with gele<ref name="Esogwa C. Osuala 1988"/>

The Yoruba people (Ìran Yorùbá, Ọmọ Odùduwà, Ọmọ Káàárọ̀-oòjíire ) are a West African ethnic group that mainly inhabits parts of Nigeria, Benin and Togo.

For a long time also, Ibadan, one of the major Yoruba cities and founded in the 1800s, was the largest city in the whole of Sub Saharan Africa.

Today, Lagos (Èkó), another major Yoruba city, with a population of over twenty million, remains the largest on the African continent.


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Aerial view of the new railway station
Abeokuta Taxi
Aerial view of Abeokuta, 1929
Akin Olugbade Social Centre, Owu, Abeokuta, Ogun state
Abeokuta Girls Grammar School, Onikolobo, Abeokuta, Ogun state
Entrance of Olumo Rock
Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Main Entrance
Owu entrance to Chief Olusegun Obasanjo family house
Ministry of works vehicle inspection station sign-post, Abeokuta, Ogun state
Kuto Road in Abeokuta.
The "Rock of Abeokuta", as drawn c.1892
Diocese of Egba (Anglican Communion)
Alaba Lawson School, Abeokuta
Anglican church, Abeokuta
thumb|Alhaji M.A. Tijanni (Baba MAT), Asero, Abeokuta
Cathedral of St. Peter Anglican church, Abeokuta
Cathedral of St. Peter Anglican church, Abeokuta
Church Cathedral, Ibara, Abeokuta
thumb|Cinema at Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta.jpg
thumb|Central Bank of Nigeria, Abeokuta
thumb|Conference Hotel, Abeokuta
thumb|Egba High School, ABeokuta
thumb|General Post Office, Sapon, Abeokuta.jpg
thumb|Green Legacy Resort, Abeokuta
thumb|High Court building, Abeokuta.jpg
thumb|Ibara Market mall, Abeokuta.jpg
thumb|Ibara Market mall, Abeokuta.jpg
thumb|Ogun Government House, Abeokuta
thumb|Ogun Tech-Hub building, Abeokuta
thumb|Olubara of Ibara palace, Abeokuta
thumb|Olusegun Obasanjo hilltop G.R.A, Abeokuta
thumb|OPIC building, Abeokuta.jpg
thumb|Osile of Egba land palace, Abeokuta2.jpg
thumb|Salawu Abiola Comprehensive School, Abeokuta2.jpg
thumb|St. Centenary hall, Abeokuta
thumb|St. John church, Sagamu
thumb|Abeokuta Central Mosque

Abeokuta is the state capital of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria.

It is situated on the east bank of the Ogun River, near a group of rocky outcrops in a wooded savanna; 48 mi north of Lagos by railway, or 81 mi by water.

Roads connect it to Lagos as well as Ibadan, Ilaro, Shagamu, Iseyin, Sango Ota, and Ketou.

Lagos Colony

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Brass head of a Yoruba king from Ife, 13th century
Richard Francis Burton, opponent of missionary activity in the colony
The first missionary house in Nigeria at Badagry
Historical Yoruba cities, with Lagos in the southwest
A 1904 six pence stamp of Lagos

Lagos Colony was a British colonial possession centred on the port of Lagos in what is now southern Nigeria.

In the early years, trade with the interior was severely restricted due to a war between Ibadan and Abeokuta.

Western State (Nigeria)

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The former Western State of Nigeria was formed in 1967 when the Western Region was subdivided into the states of Lagos and Western State.

Its capital was Ibadan, which was the capital of the old region.

Lagos can be said to be the most prominent state with over 20 million people residing therein.