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10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:16am On Nov 05, 2016
I know you have probably visited Lagos at least once in a lifetime, or maybe you live in the city. Oh! You have never been there? Well, you have probably been hearing of the glory of Nigeria's largest, most industrial and developed city. You may have heard of the bubbling scenes, the strength of the city, the never-dulling moments, the stress and so many more. Hey, take a seat and relax because I wrote this post just for you. I want you to be familiar, at least to a considerable extent, with the most popular and symbolic structures in Lagos. These structures are not ranked based on beauty or whatsoever, they are structures which I considered to be most popular and accessed by an average Lagosian. Pardon me if I talk too much....lol.

Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital city is soaring towards attaining the status of a megacity. For years, governments and private entities across all levels have painstakingly invested a fortune into the development of Lagos by constructing iconic structures which are accessible to all types of citizens. This article is part 1 in a series of popular structures that I will be writing about in coming days. So lets get down to business!

Source: http://www.factsbyjosh.com/2016/11/10-most-popular-structures-in-lagos_4.html

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:18am On Nov 05, 2016
1. Welcome to Lagos "Three Elders" Art Deco Statue

Arguably the most famous art deco statue in Nigeria, this art statue "welcome" you to Lagos, anytime, any day and any moment. It was built by Biodun Shodeinde in 1991 and was rehabilitated in 2004 after it was burnt down by angry protesters who believed the statue was the cause of incessant accidents on the ever busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway. It was also burnt down by angry protesters in 2012 during the subsidy protest under former president, Goodluck Jonathan. However, it was reconstructed. The statue depicts the highest honour accorded through greetings to any individual in Eko culture.

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:21am On Nov 05, 2016
2. Third Mainland Bridge

Do you know the official name of third mainland bridge? I bet many of you do not know it...lol. It is officially known as Ibrahim Babangida bridge. This particular bridge is the king of all bridges in Nigeria. When you talk about Lagos, you talk about this bridge. It is a vehicular bridge that link Lagos Island to the city mainland and was constructed by Julius Berger. The third mainland bridge, which is about 11.8km long, is the longest bridge in Nigeria and it is one of the three bridges linking the city. It took over 11 years to finish construction. The total cost of the bridge is unknown.

For six years, 1990-1996, third mainland bridge was the longest bridge in Africa. It was dethroned as king of Africa's bridges by the 22km long "6th October bridge" in Cairo, Egypt.

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:23am On Nov 05, 2016
3. Oshodi Inter Exchange Bridge (Oshodi Bridge)

I bet you are so shock to see this structure on the list, well, don't be. I included it because it defines how busy the city of Lagos is. This inter exchange bridge, otherwise known as Oshodi bridge is so popular among Lagosians that over seven million of them use it daily, making it the busiest inter exchange bridge in West Africa - Murtala Muhammed airport don't have this much people patronising it. Its popularity level is so high that CNN ace presenter/reporter, Richard Quest, had to do a report about it.

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:25am On Nov 05, 2016
4. Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Just like the Art deco statue, Murtala Muhammed International Airport is a popular structure in its own right. The airport is the most known airport in Nigeria. This building literally "welcome" you to Lagos as your plane prepares to touch down. It is located in Ikeja and it is the busiest airport in Nigeria. Its history is traced back to world war II when the West African Airways Corporation was formed in 1947. Although it was first known officially as Lagos International Airport, it was however renamed to its present name after reconstruction in the 1970s.

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:26am On Nov 05, 2016
5. Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge

Remember the bridge Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, was seen jogging on when he visited Nigeria? Well, this is the bridge. This is another breathtaking popular structure in the city. This bridge is a beauty to behold. The Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge is a 1.36 km long cable-stayed bridge, the very first in Nigeria. It was constructed by Nigeria's foremost construction giant, Julius Berger. Construction on this bridge began in 2009 and was completed and commissioned in 2013 by Babatunde Fashola, the then governor of Lagos state. It was reported that the bridge cost a whopping 29 billion naira.

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by GoggleB(m): 6:28am On Nov 05, 2016
They burn down Statue during removal of fuel subsidy in 2012 but they are yet to do anything in 2016 even when hunger is killing naija people..

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:28am On Nov 05, 2016
6. National Theatre

The National Arts Theatre otherwise known as the National Theatre was constructed and commissioned by the Obasanjo military regime in 1977. The structure has a 5000-seater main auditorium with two cinemas which has capacity to translate any spoken language into 8 different languages simultaneously. The outer architectural design was made to resemble a military hat. The sad part of this symbolic building is that in 2014, it was reported to have been sold to a Dubai multi-national company with plans to turn it into a duty-free shopping mall.

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:30am On Nov 05, 2016
7. Fela Shrine (New Afrika Shrine)

When you mention the street, this shrine comes at the fore front. Fela shrine is where the orientation begins. Constructed as replacement to the old Afrika shrine which was burnt down by the military regime of Olusegun Obasanjo in 1977 during the upsurging rise in the clampdown on activists and government critics. The shrine has recreational centre; a museum, where personal effects of Nigeria's foremost Afro music icon, Fela, are kept. This shrine also play host to one of the biggest musical festivals in Nigeria, "Felabration"; a musical festival where almost all major Nigerian artists converge to perform and thrill fans.

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by GoggleB(m): 6:30am On Nov 05, 2016
I love dis lekki-ikoyi bridge

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:30am On Nov 05, 2016
Please kindly help me share this post and call on the mods to please move it to fp... undecided undecided undecided
Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:32am On Nov 05, 2016
GoggleB:
I love dis lekki-ikoyi bridge
Yea....me too. But that bridge is way too expensive when compared to its contemporaries in other countries

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by FreshBoss007: 6:33am On Nov 05, 2016
educative

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:33am On Nov 05, 2016
8. Eko Hotel and Suites

To some level, Eko hotel and suites is the most popular, iconic, and important hotel in Lagos. This hotel becomes even more "untouchable" when you put into consideration its conference and event centre which is the biggest in Nigeria; this hall is within the premises of the hotel. Eko hotel and suites is the largest hotel in Nigeria. It occupies four multistory buildings with a total of 825 rooms and suites. It is so popular to an extent that most conferences, award ceremonies and some other government functions organised by the government across all level and individual entities are done here. This hotel play host to the popular Olamide show, Olamide Live In Concert (OLIC).

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by GoggleB(m): 6:34am On Nov 05, 2016
Phagyrhe:
Yea....me too. But that bridge is way too expensive when compared to its contemporaries in other countries
Naija chop I chop factor na

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:35am On Nov 05, 2016
9. Tafawa Balewa Square

Tafawa Balewa Suare, known by the acronym TBS was the place where Nigeria's first prime minister, Alhaji Tafawa Balewa delivered the independence speech. TBS is a 14.5 hectare (about 35.8 acre) of land reserved for official and ceremonial functions within the state. Most notably are the democracy day celebration, Eyo festival and some other musical festivals. It is between Awolowo road, Cable street, Catholic mission street, Force road; and the 26-storey independence building, refuted to be the tallest building in Nigeria for many years. The place is the main centre for all outdoor official functions in Lagos State most notably the democracy day celebration and musical festivals.

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by ajoskele(m): 6:35am On Nov 05, 2016
Phagyrhe:
1. Welcome to Lagos "Three Elders" Art Deco Statue

Arguably the most famous art deco statue in Nigeria, this art statue "welcome" you to Lagos, anytime, any day and any moment. It was built by Biodun Shodeinde in 1991 and was rehabilitated in 2004 after it was burnt down by angry protesters who believed the statue was the cause of incessant accidents on the ever busy Lagos-Ibadan expressway. It was also burnt down by angry protesters in 2012 during the subsidy protest under former president, Goodluck Jonathan. However, it was reconstructed and moved to Epe where it currently stand. The statue depicts the highest honour accorded through greetings to any individual in Eko culture.
Noh be diz baba dem dey dance for Ycee "Jagaban" video ft Olamide?

Rugged boyz dem.

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by GoggleB(m): 6:35am On Nov 05, 2016
Eko hotel and sweetsgrin

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:36am On Nov 05, 2016
10. Teslim Balogun Stadium

Named after a former Nigerian professional footballer, Teslim Balogun, this stadium is located in Surulere, Lagos. It took 23 years to build and it gulped a total of 1.3 billion naira. This stadium is the most popular international stadium in Lagos. It has a capacity of 24, 325. It is a multi-purpose stadium. It has hosted several high profile matches such as the 2007 FIFA world cup and Nigerian football league matches.


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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by GoggleB(m): 6:36am On Nov 05, 2016
Phagyrhe:
8. Eko Hotel and Suites

To some level, Eko hotel and suites is the most popular, iconic, and important hotel in Lagos. This hotel becomes even more "untouchable" when you put into consideration its conference and event centre which is the biggest in Nigeria; this hall is within the premises of the hotel. Eko hotel and suites is the largest hotel in Nigeria. It occupies four multistory buildings with a total of 825 rooms and suites. It is so popular to an extent that most conferences, award ceremonies and some other government functions organised by the government across all level and individual entities are done here. This hotel play host to the popular Olamide show, Olamide Live In Concert (OLIC).

AY shows too..

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by GoggleB(m): 6:38am On Nov 05, 2016
Phagyrhe:
10. Teslim Balogun Stadium

Named after a former Nigerian professional footballer, Teslim Balogun, this stadium is located in Surulere, Lagos. It took 23 years to build and it gulped a total of 1.3 billion naira. This stadium is the most popular international stadium in Lagos. It has a capacity of 24, 325. It is a multi-purpose stadium. It has hosted several high profile matches such as the 2007 FIFA world cup and Nigerian football league matches.


I hope you enjoyed the post? Please don't forget to share it.

23 years

How many years them use build akwa ibom own

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:40am On Nov 05, 2016
ajoskele:
Noh be diz baba dem dey dance for Ycee "Jagaban" video ft Olamide?

Rugged boyz dem.
na true o....I just dey try put pieces together now sef. Haha...those boys are just too rugged grin grin grin grin

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by KingRex1: 6:40am On Nov 05, 2016
Lalasticlala come see something

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:41am On Nov 05, 2016
GoggleB:


23 years

How many years them use build akwa ibom own
lol....I know you are surprised. Construction began in 1984 under the administration of military governor Gbolahan Mudasiru and was completed in 2007.

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:42am On Nov 05, 2016
FreshBoss007:
educative
Thank you bro
Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by GoggleB(m): 6:44am On Nov 05, 2016
Phagyrhe:
lol....I know you are surprised. Construction began in 1984 under the administration of military governor Gbolahan Mudasiru and was completed in 2007.
nawa ooo
So if not for the U17 World Cup match sef it won't have been completed..

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:44am On Nov 05, 2016
GoggleB:

Naija chop I chop factor na
na xo.....if our leaders no chop, who wan chop. Its just a pity that the thunder wey go *** dem all dey receive training as I dey reply. grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:48am On Nov 05, 2016
GoggleB:
They burn down Statue during removal of fuel subsidy in 2012 but they are yet to do anything in 2016 even when hunger is killing naija people..
lol....Its just a pity some of are youths are educated but without brain bro. They prefer to be used for electoral gains than to use themselves to fight for their (our) future by making these leaders do the things they are elected to do.

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:49am On Nov 05, 2016
GoggleB:
Eko hotel and sweetsgrin
grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by Phagyrhe(m): 6:50am On Nov 05, 2016
GoggleB:
nawa ooo
So if not for the U17 World Cup match sef it won't have been completed..
exactly! Our country needs serious prayers.
Re: 10 Most Popular Structures In Lagos And Year They Were Constructed - Factsbyjosh by GoggleB(m): 7:26am On Nov 05, 2016
Phagyrhe:
lol....Its just a pity some of are youths are educated but without brain bro. They prefer to be used for electoral gains than to use themselves to fight for their (our) future by making these leaders do the things they are elected to do.
Exactly..

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