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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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.
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 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.
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.