A report on Nigeria and Lagos

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Aerial view of Lagos in 1929
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.
Yoruba copper mask of Obalufon from the city of Ife c. 1300
Lekki Conservation Centre canopy walk
Royal Benin ivory mask, one of Nigeria's most recognized artifacts. Benin Empire, 16th century.
Lagos Marina
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
Emir of Kano with cavalry, 1911
Civic Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos
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A map showing the 16 LGAs making up Lagos Metropolitan Area
1953 postage stamp with portrait of Queen ElizabethII
Lagos market scene
Nnamdi Azikiwe, first president of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966
Apapa port
The Republic of Biafra in June 1967, when it declared its independence from the rest of Nigeria
Filming
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
Muhammadu Buhari is currently serving as President of Nigeria, since 2015.
Tree growing in Freedom Park
Nigerian National Assembly, Abuja
Tinubu Square
Nigerian Army self-propelled anti-aircraft gun
National Stadium.
Nigerian Air Force Mil Mi-35P
The Lagos Black Heritage Festival Parade, 2012
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja
Lekki Beach in Lagos
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
Map of Nigeria with administrative divisions
Arewa Traditional Kitchen
Climate map of Nigeria
Lagos Business School
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
A proportional representation of Nigeria exports, 2019
Toll gates and roads at the Lekki-Ẹpẹ Expressway
Farm ploughing in Kwara State
Lagos, its ports, airports, free trade zone and light rail system
Oil facility at Bonny Island, Rivers State
Distilling column of the Dangote refinery in compare to a Saturn rocket
PTDF – Petroleum Technology Development Fund
Pharmacy in Epe
Countries by natural gas proven reserves (2014). Nigeria has the largest reserves in Africa.
Innoson vehicles
Steel factory in Ajaokuta
Meridien Akwa Ibom golf course park
Lekki Beach in Lagos
Substation in Abuja
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
Population density (persons per square kilometer) in Nigeria
Map of Nigeria's linguistic groups
The Abuja National Mosque
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).

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

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Sub-Saharan Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa is, geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara.

Sub-Saharan Africa is, geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara.

Geographical map of sub-Saharan Africa.
Red: Arab states in Africa (Arab League and UNESCO).
Simplified climatic map of Africa: sub-Saharan Africa consists of the Sahel and the Horn of Africa in the north (yellow), the tropical savannas (light green) and the tropical rainforests (dark green) of Equatorial Africa, and the arid Kalahari Basin (yellow) and the "Mediterranean" south coast (olive) of Southern Africa. The numbers shown correspond to the dates of all Iron Age artifacts associated with the Bantu expansion.
Ethnographic map of Africa, from Meyers Blitz-Lexikon (1932).
Climate zones of Africa, showing the ecological break between the hot desert climate of North Africa and the Horn of Africa (red), the hot semi-arid climate of the Sahel and areas surrounding deserts (orange) and the tropical climate of Central and Western Africa (blue). Southern Africa has a transition to semi-tropical or temperate climates (green), and more desert or semi-arid regions, centered on Namibia and Botswana.
Stone chopping tool from Olduvai Gorge.
Nok sculpture, terracotta, Louvre.
Fictionalised portrait of Nzinga, queen of the Ndongo and Matamba kingdoms.
Sphinx of the Nubian Emperor Taharqa.
Stone city of Gondershe, Somalia.
Fasilides Castle, Ethiopia.
The Tongoni Ruins south of Tanga in Tanzania
Great Zimbabwe: Tower in the Great Enclosure.
Population density in Africa, 2006.
Fertility rates and life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa.
Yoruba drummers (Niger-Congo).
A San man (Khoisan).
Maasai women and children (Nilo-Saharan).
Saho women (Afroasiatic).
A Boer European African family (Indo-European).
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Nairobi
Johannesburg
The Athlone Power Station in Cape Town, South Africa.
Energy sources in sub-Saharan Africa. Fossil Fuels and hydroelectric power make up the largest share of sub-Saharan African electricity.
Skyline of Libreville, Gabon.
Downtown Luanda, Angola.
Phenakite from the Jos Plateau, Plateau State, Nigeria.
Agricultural fields in Rwanda's Eastern Province.
The Naute Fruit Farm at the Naute Dam outside of Keetmanshoop, Namibia.
The University of Botswana's Earth Science building in Gaborone, Botswana.
The University of Antananarivo in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
The Komfo Anokye Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana.
Estimated prevalence in % of HIV among young adults (15–49) per country as of 2011.
Ifá divination and its four digit binary code.
Two Bambara Chiwara c. undefined late 19th / early 20th centuries. Female (left) and male Vertical styles.
A traditional polyrhythmic kalimba.
A plate of fufu accompanied with peanut soup.
Ugali and cabbage.
This meal, consisting of injera and several kinds of wat (stew), is typical of Ethiopian and Eritrean cuisine.
The Akan Kente cloth patterns.
Kangas
The Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
The Namibia rugby team.
Geo-political map of Africa divided for ethnomusicological purposes, after Alan P. Merriam, 1959.
Central Africa
Middle Africa (UN subregion)
Central African Federation (defunct)
Eastern Africa (UN subregion)
East African Community
Central African Federation (defunct)
Geographic East Africa, including the UN subregion and East African Community
Southern Africa (UN subregion)
geographic, including above
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Western Africa (UN subregion)
Maghreb

Their dominance reached as far as the well-known city of Eko which was named Lagos by the Portuguese traders and other early European settlers.

Lagos is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos.

The de facto independent Republic of Biafra in June 1967

Nigerian Civil War

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The de facto independent Republic of Biafra in June 1967
The new republic adopted the Flag of Biafra which was unveiled on the 30th May 1967.
The proposed breakup of the East, West and Northern regions following Gowon's military decree.
Flag of the Republic of Benin
Lynn Garrison in cockpit of his F4U-7 Corsair 1966
Control over petroleum in the Niger Delta was a paramount military objective during the war.
A makeshift airport in Calabar, Nigeria, where relief efforts to aid famine victims were deployed by helicopter teams.
Malmö MFI-9 Biafra Baby two-view silhouette
A child suffering the effects of kwashiorkor, a disease brought on due to a severe dietary protein deficiency. Pictures of the famine caused by the Nigerian blockade garnered worldwide sympathy for the Biafrans. It was regarded in the Western press as the genocide of two million people, half of them children.
New Nigerian newspaper page 7 January 1970. End of the Nigerian civil war with Biafra. "Owerri is now captured. Ojukwu flees his enclave." Photographs of the military Obasanjo, Jallo, Bissalo, Gowon.
A severely malnourished woman during the war.
Disabled Biafran war veterans in 2017.

The Nigerian Civil War (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970; also known as the Nigerian-Biafran War or the Biafran War) was a civil war fought between the government of Nigeria and the Republic of Biafra, a secessionist state which had declared its independence from Nigeria in 1967.

When the war broke out in 1967, there were still 5,000 Igbos in Lagos.

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.

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

Seun Kuti during an Afrobeat performance

Afrobeat

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Music genre that involves the combination of West African musical styles and American funk, jazz, and soul influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.

Music genre that involves the combination of West African musical styles and American funk, jazz, and soul influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.

Seun Kuti during an Afrobeat performance

The style was pioneered in the 1970s by Nigerian multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fela Kuti, who is responsible for popularizing the style both within and outside Nigeria.

In the late 1950s, Kuti left Lagos to study abroad at the London School of Music where he was exposed to jazz.

Map showing urban areas with at least one million inhabitants in 2006

Megacity

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Very large city, typically with a population of more than 10 million people.

Very large city, typically with a population of more than 10 million people.

Map showing urban areas with at least one million inhabitants in 2006
Bangkok is notorious for its traffic congestion.
A flat land area in the Greater Los Angeles Area in the U.S. state of California with houses, buildings, roads, and freeways. Areas constructed to capacity contribute to urban expansion.

African megacities are present in Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, and the DRC; European megacities are present in Russia, France, the United Kingdom, and Turkey (also in Asia); megacities can be found in Latin America in the countries of Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Argentina.

In Africa, Lagos, Nigeria has grown from 300,000 in 1950 to an estimated 21 million today.

Murtala Muhammed International Airport

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Lagos Airport in 1969 with a Vickers VC-10 of Nigeria Airways and a Fokker F27 Friendship at the stands. International terminal (right) and Domestic terminal (left).
Ticketing Hall in Domestic Terminal.
Main Departures Hall in Domestic Terminal.
Airplane in Ikeja Airport
Air France Airbus A330-200 and Emirates Boeing 777-300ER at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, July 2013

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) is an international airport located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, and is the major airport serving the entire state.

The Lagos office of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority is located in Aviation House on the grounds of the airport.

Greater Tokyo Area, Japan, the world's most populated urban area, with about 38 million inhabitants

Urban area

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Human settlement with a high population density and infrastructure of built environment.

Human settlement with a high population density and infrastructure of built environment.

Greater Tokyo Area, Japan, the world's most populated urban area, with about 38 million inhabitants
Greater Melbourne, Australia at night, seen from the International Space Station
Urban land area (km2), 2010
Urban areas with at least one million inhabitants in 2006
India gate panorama.
A street sign indicating the beginning of an urban area in Finland. The picture was taken in Vimpeli.
São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, the largest city proper in the Southern Hemisphere, in the Americas, and the world's ninth-largest urban area by population.
Moscow, the capital and largest city of Russia
Saint Petersburg, the cultural capital and the second-largest city
Yekaterinburg, the fourth-largest city in the country.
Greater São Paulo at night seen from the International Space Station

3) 🇳🇬 Lagos (Nigeria) - 15,388,000

The Nigeria "UK Tourists" national team prior to their tour of the UK in 1949. The team were known among the West African nations at the time as the "Red Devils" due to their red shirts.

Nigeria national football team

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The Nigeria "UK Tourists" national team prior to their tour of the UK in 1949. The team were known among the West African nations at the time as the "Red Devils" due to their red shirts.
Countries qualified for the 1994 FIFA World Cup are shown in dark green
Clemens Westerhof managed the team from 1989 through the 1994 World Cup.
Egypt versus Nigeria lineup at 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, Uzomedia
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Line-ups for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F match between Nigeria and Bosnia & Herzegovina
Nigeria vs Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Nigeria vs Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Argentina versus Nigeria in a friendly match on 14 November 2017
Nigerian football supporters at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
Ghana vs. Nigeria in the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations Quarter-Final
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Abuja home stadium
Ahmed Musa is Nigeria's most capped player.

The Nigeria national football team represents Nigeria in men's international football.

In 1980, with players such as Segun Odegbami and Best Ogedegbe, the team, led by Christian Chukwu, won the Cup for the first time in Lagos.

Landscape view at Freedom Park

Freedom Park (Lagos)

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Landscape view at Freedom Park
The original walls of the prison was preserved and serves as perimeter fence of the park
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Freedom Park is a memorial and leisure park area in the middle of downtown Lagos in Lagos Island, Nigeria which was formerly Her Majesty's Broad Street Prison.

Iperu, Ogun State

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Iperu or Iperu Akesan Bale Oja is a town near the Ibu River in Ogun State in the southwestern region of Nigeria.

Iperu has experienced both population and economic growth since the 1950s just like Sagamu due to its position between the cities of Ibadan and Lagos.