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Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by gbanikiti(m): 7:26pm On Aug 28, 2014
So, I went to ibadan to see its holds, all they got is 2 tertiary institution, a mini-zoo, a mini-museum, hotels, banks and one old cocoa house. I doubt if its a city or town. Right now, some cities like owerri, port harcourt et al are all ahead of ibadan. I strongly think Lagos is the largest city. I stand to be corrected though. But if its deduced by landmass, kano and kaduna should take the slot. Table your arguments.

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by Nobody: 7:29pm On Aug 28, 2014
Lagos state not lagos city.

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by Ikengawo: 7:30pm On Aug 28, 2014
Ibadan is the largest by landmass, you can see it on google earth...though I think Lagos has surpassed it, a lot of the portions of Lagos aren't considered Lagos City technically.

Ibadan is a lot of people's village if that makes sense from an Igbo standpoint. It's simply their indigenous home and so all you'll see are houses. institutions are moved to Lagos where it's more profitable but the entire Ibadan is just an antiquated giant rural settlement

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by amnestylaw1(m): 7:36pm On Aug 28, 2014
gbanikiti: So, I went to ibadan to see its holds, all they got is 2 tertiary institution, a mini-zoo, a mini-museum, hotels, banks and one old cocoa house. I doubt if its a city or town. Right now, some cities like owerri, port harcourt et al are all ahead of ibadan. I strongly think Lagos is the largest city. I stand to be corrected though. But if its deduced by landmass, kano and kaduna should take the slot. Table your arguments.

Was there ever a time Ibadan or Lagos was named the largest city in Africa? Ibadan, as I recall, was/is the largest city n the South of the Sahara.

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by yomexp(m): 7:36pm On Aug 28, 2014
lagos is not a city.
lagos comprises of many cities but Ibadan is one giant/bigass city

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by gbanikiti(m): 7:41pm On Aug 28, 2014
Ronke001: Lagos state not lagos city.

There's Lagos city in Lagos state. Lagos island is a city.

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by gbanikiti(m): 7:43pm On Aug 28, 2014
Ikengawo: Ibadan is the largest by landmass, you can see it on google earth...though I think Lagos has surpassed it, a lot of the portions of Lagos aren't considered Lagos City technically.

Ibadan is a lot of people's village if that makes sense from an Igbo standpoint. It's simply their indigenous home and so all you'll see are houses. institutions are moved to Lagos where it's more profitable but the entire Ibadan is just an antiquated giant rural settlement

Now u get my point. The cocoa house made it the largest city then,right now so many things are washed away if u ask me.
Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by abes(m): 7:44pm On Aug 28, 2014
You can never cover the whole of Ibadan on a visit. Except you are a taxi driver, you can never cover the whole of Ibadan even if you stay for a year. That is how massive Ibadan is.

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by deeptechcool(m): 7:44pm On Aug 28, 2014
Nice place to spread my mat
Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by abes(m): 7:46pm On Aug 28, 2014
gbanikiti:

Now u get my point. The cocoa house made it the largest city then,right now so many things are washed away if u ask me.

List all the areas you visited while in Ibadan...

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by Nobody: 7:49pm On Aug 28, 2014
Welcome to politics section my dear brother.

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by gbanikiti(m): 7:50pm On Aug 28, 2014
abes: You can never cover the whole of Ibadan on a visit. Except you are a taxi driver, you can never cover the whole of Ibadan even if you stay for a year. That is how massive Ibadan is.

The same way the capital of kano is. Which is kano. The whole ibadan isn't developed, just a few area and that can't be matched as a city. There's nothing city in ibadan walai
Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by gbanikiti(m): 7:51pm On Aug 28, 2014
berem: Welcome to politics section my dear brother.

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Thanks my dearest Sister.
Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by Nobody: 7:52pm On Aug 28, 2014
gbanikiti:

The same way the capital of kano is. Which is kano. The whole ibadan isn't developed, just a few area and that can't be matched as a city. There's nothing city in ibadan walai
I will be in Ibadan for a wedding on sunday so I have to see things for myself. I hope I will have the time to go round the city.
Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by abes(m): 7:55pm On Aug 28, 2014
gbanikiti:

The same way the capital of kano is. Which is kano. The whole ibadan isn't developed, just a few area and that can't be matched as a city. There's nothing city in ibadan walai

Just a question...What makes an area a city?

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by gbanikiti(m): 7:55pm On Aug 28, 2014
berem: I will be in Ibadan for a wedding on sunday so I have to see things for myself. I hope I will have the time to go round the city.

Trust me, you will be disappointed to see what they call city.

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by yomexp(m): 8:00pm On Aug 28, 2014
gbanikiti:

There's Lagos city in Lagos state. Lagos island is a city.

lagos island is a local government area comprising of many cities.
Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by gbanikiti(m): 8:01pm On Aug 28, 2014
abes:

Just a question...What makes an area a city?

In a nut shell. "Development". But your google defines it as 1. A large town. 2. Short of city of london. I laugh in swahili

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by gbanikiti(m): 8:03pm On Aug 28, 2014
yomexp:

lagos island is a local government area comprising of many cities.

Correct it bro, Lagos island isn't a local government, and local government comprises of towns not cities. Thank me later.

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by abes(m): 8:11pm On Aug 28, 2014
gbanikiti:

In a nut shell. "Development". But your google defines it as 1. A large town. 2. Short of city of london. I laugh in swahili

Well, in a nut shell, a city is a relatively large and permanent human settlement. So what makes Ibadan not a city? because you said so?

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by yomexp(m): 8:15pm On Aug 28, 2014
gbanikiti:

Correct it bro, Lagos island isn't a local government, and local government comprises of towns not cities. Thank me later.
you need to clarify your undrestanding of a city. a city is not defined by the numbers of storey buildings or skyscrapers.

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by gbanikiti(m): 8:18pm On Aug 28, 2014
abes:

Well, in a nut shell, a city is a relatively large and permanent human settlement. So what makes Ibadan not a city? because you said so?


Because its not the largest city. But an ancient city with badagry, benin et al
Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by yomexp(m): 8:29pm On Aug 28, 2014
gbanikiti:

Because its not the largest city. But an ancient city with badagry, benin et al
and because it's ancient doesn't make it any less a city ok. and in terms of land mass it's still the biggest in sub-sahara africa.

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by abes(m): 8:30pm On Aug 28, 2014
gbanikiti:

Because its not the largest city. But an ancient city with badagry, benin et al

At least you admit Ibadan is a city...

Now, where was Ibadan claimed to be the largest city in Africa? did you make that up?

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by gbanikiti(m): 8:32pm On Aug 28, 2014
abes:

At least you admit Ibadan is a city...

Now, where was Ibadan claimed to be the largest city in Africa? did you make that up?

No. I didn't make that up.
Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by ibedun: 8:34pm On Aug 28, 2014
yomexp:
and because it's ancient doesn't make it any less a city ok. and in terms of land mass it's still the biggest in sub-sahara africa.

Understandably the concept of city is very new to our Eastern brothers.

Ibadan was named the second largest city in Africa for sometime behind Cairo.

Cairo is an old city like Ibadan. Just like Timbuktu and Kano in the century before last.

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by yomexp(m): 8:42pm On Aug 28, 2014
ibedun:

Understandably the concept of city is very new to our Eastern brothers.

Ibadan was named the second largest city in Africa for sometime behind Cairo.

Cairo is an old city like Ibadan. Just like Timbuktu and Kano in the century before last.
lol...

well said!

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by Nobody: 8:48pm On Aug 28, 2014
abes: You can never cover the whole of Ibadan on a visit. Except you are a taxi driver, you can never cover the whole of Ibadan even if you stay for a year. That is how massive Ibadan is.
True, I live in in Ibadan and I've never been to some places. Ibadan is way bigger than Lagos (by land mass).

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by tpia1: 8:50pm On Aug 28, 2014
gbanikiti: So, I went to ibadan to see its holds, all they got is 2 tertiary institution, a mini-zoo, a mini-museum, hotels, banks and one old cocoa house. I doubt if its a city or town. Right now, some cities like owerri, port harcourt et al are all ahead of ibadan. I strongly think Lagos is the largest city. I stand to be corrected though. But if its deduced by landmass, kano and kaduna should take the slot. Table your arguments.

did someone ask you for all this information?

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by chinasaekperem: 8:51pm On Aug 28, 2014
Well, Ibadan is the largest dead city.

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Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by Nobody: 8:51pm On Aug 28, 2014
ibedun:

Understandably the concept of city is very new to our Eastern brothers.

Ibadan was named the second largest city in Africa for sometime behind Cairo.

Cairo is an old city like Ibadan. Just like Timbuktu and Kano in the century before last.
Re: Ibadan Isn't, Lagos Is The Largest City In Africa. by gbanikiti(m): 9:09pm On Aug 28, 2014
chinasaekperem: Well, Ibadan is the largest dead city.

As good as dead and buried.

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