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Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Frankdoz27: 9:49am On Dec 10, 2018
Lagos state may geographically be located in southwestern Nigeria, a region dominated by ethnic Yoruba's but with increasing indigenous Lagos Igbo's ( Igbo generation born in Lagos) and continual influx of southeastherners is a major threat which may eventually strip Yoruba's their waning owneri of Lagos. As may be noted, Igbo's have fully integrated in every polity of lagos; socially, politically and economically. Below are list of evidence that Lagos will soon become the first Igbo territory outside their conventional southeast and parts of south south.

* The biggest international markets in lagos is owned by Igbo's(Trade fair, Alaba international market, ladikpo etc).

* Igbo's now dominates major political positions in lagos ( many Igbo's are appointed commissioner in lagos, many constituency in lagos state house of assembly are represented by lagos indigenous Igbo's, lagos indigenous Igbo's have headed different LG as chairman, the recent southwest APC publicity sectary, JOE IGBOKWE is a Lagos indigenous Igbo.

* Notable Igbo Entrepreneur's established their enterprise in lagos with majority of its employees being Igbo's example include nest oil, Capital oil, ABC transport, GUO transport,etc.

* Igbo millionaire's are buying up lagos. From lagos mainland to lagos island, most building's, companies and shops/ stores are own by Igbo's. Some even said festac and satlight town are completely Igbo areas. Rumors have it that Innoson and orange drugs have purchased half of Vitoria and banana islands.

*Most landlord in lagos are Igbo's. Igbo's now closing swamps to erect more buildings in lagos leaving the Yoruba's houseless.

It is an expectation of every indigenous Lagos Igbo son's and daughter's that one day an Igbo man will become the governor of Lagos state to complete the full integration of indigenous Lagos Igbo's.

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by fk001(m): 9:55am On Dec 10, 2018
Yea the write up is some how on point in a narrow perspective, but try the bigger picture of Lagos you will see that Igbo's are not even close in dominating Lagos.

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Movic1(m): 10:19am On Dec 10, 2018
Lol! False and fallacious hopes cheesy .

Most landlord in lagos are Igbo's ?

Igbo millionaire's are buying up lagos ?


Igbo's now dominates major political positions in lagos?

how did you come to this conclusion that the Igbo's are buying up lagos? Lagos is bigger than festac.

You woke up as early as 9.49am to post this rubbish lipsrsealed

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by StOla: 10:21am On Dec 10, 2018
Rumors have it that Innoson and orange drugs have purchased half of Vitoria and banana islands.

This obsession with Lagos and the associated delusional self worth, is the greatest defeat that could have been inflicted on a proud people.

Is this not the same Innoson whose ethnic supporters claim he is being attacked by a Yoruba bank because he doesn't want to set up his factory in Lagos, yet he has bought half of Victoria Island because land has finished in Nnewi?

So because the owner of orange drugs recently built a new house in Lagos, no different from other rich men who already own such type of mansions, he has suddenly bought half of VI and Banana Island?

What then do we say about the likes of Sir Olu Okeowo whose mansion, Palacio de Okeowo, is a landmark in Lagos, and is actually a real estate player who can be factually claimed to be truly buying up prime land in Lagos and even creating new land as he did with his palace?

Inferiority complex has eaten deep into the mindset of the Igbos who continually feel the need to compete with Yorubas as a true measure of their success.

The psychological devastation of the Igbos owing to the civil war, still needs to be investigated for proper rehabilitation of the suffering patients.

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Odkosh: 10:24am On Dec 10, 2018
grin, yamindo no go kill person with laugh. They keep paying rents to yorubas but come to nairaland to shout they own houses in lagos cheesy. Come to lagos n see them. I laugh in swahili.

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by StOla: 10:27am On Dec 10, 2018
Odkosh:
grin, yamindo no go kill person with laugh. They keep paying rents to yorubas but come to nairaland to shout they own houses in lagos cheesy. Come to lagos n see them. I laugh in swahili.


Kettykin comes to mind.

He kept on hammering about Igbo owned this, Igbo owned that in Lagos, and continually campaigned to his fellow Igbos to leave Lagos with their investments and relocate to the East and Abuja, so that Lagos will crumble and suffer, when Igbo taxes are no longer being paid to Lagos State.

Alas, on the thread celebrating Yoruba achievements and establishments in Yorubaland, when he could no longer stomach the sheer vastness of Yoruba indigenous industry and domination of the real estate sector, he finally admitted that he was a tenant in Lagos who was paying N1.5m per annum to his Yoruba landlord, whom he still called lazy and undeserving.

The very same hypocrite was unwilling to liquidate and relocate his economic survival to the SouthEast as he had been selfishly clamouring for his brothers to return to the same region they had fled as economic refugees.

Till today, he remains in Lagos doing the bidding of Lagos, even if he does not like it, he cannot help but stay put for his own economic survival.

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Movic1(m): 10:28am On Dec 10, 2018
StOla:


This obsession with Lagos and the associated delusional self worth, is the greatest defeat that could have been inflicted on a proud people.

Is this not the same Innoson whose ethnic supporters claim he is being attacked by a Yoruba bank because he doesn't want to set up his factory in Lagos, yet he has bought half of Victoria Island because land has finished in Nnewi?

So because the owner of orange drugs recently built a new house in Lagos, no different from other rich men who already own such type of mansions, he has suddenly bought half of VI and Banana Island?

Inferiority complex has eaten deep into the mindset of the Igbos who continually feel the need to compete with Yorubas as a true measure of their success.

The psychological devastation of the Igbos owing to the civil war, still needs to be investigated for proper rehabilitation of the suffering patients.

Imagine o. Because Joe igbokwe is APC Spokesperson automatically made Igbo's dominate major political positions in lagos . What a joke . cheesy

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by simplycarro: 10:29am On Dec 10, 2018
A typical Igbo suffers complex issue

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Odkosh: 10:34am On Dec 10, 2018
StOla:


This obsession with Lagos and the associated delusional self worth, is the greatest defeat that could have been inflicted on a proud people.

Is this not the same Innoson whose ethnic supporters claim he is being attacked by a Yoruba bank because he doesn't want to set up his factory in Lagos, yet he has bought half of Victoria Island because land has finished in Nnewi?

So because the owner of orange drugs recently built a new house in Lagos, no different from other rich men who already own such type of mansions, he has suddenly bought half of VI and Banana Island?

Inferiority complex has eaten deep into the mindset of the Igbos who continually feel the need to compete with Yorubas as a true measure of their success.

The psychological devastation of the Igbos owing to the civil war, still needs to be investigated for proper rehabilitation of the suffering patients.
grin They will soon show you one otunba's house n tagged it igboman's house.

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Afamed: 10:35am On Dec 10, 2018
These people always come with narrations that favour them. When it's political, they will tell you Tinubu owns half of Lagos state, when it's to raise their ego, they will tell you Igbos control and own 99% of Lagos. It's well.

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Flatheadpig: 10:42am On Dec 10, 2018
I don't like the way Yoruba people keep treating this flatron people,they don't deserve little hospitality at all,treat them like pig they are.we are waiting patiently for the day you will come with your flat head and be claiming you own sokoto or kano,We will just barbeque you all.anuofia

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by DMerciful(m): 10:50am On Dec 10, 2018
You might be denying this fact until one day you realise Igbos actually dominates Lagos! It's just a matter of time under one Nigeria

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Nobody: 10:51am On Dec 10, 2018
Igbos In Lagos State: My Experience, By Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe

Lagos State belongs as much to the ethnic Igbo as to the Yoruba, Ijaw, Hausa, Fulani, Efik, Idoma, Urhobo, Itshekiri, Edo, and so on who live in it, pay tax, identify with it, and settle in it. That compact was made the moment Nigeria became a single nation, and a successor power to the old principalities who were subdued and who ceded their sovereignty for the new commonwealth of Nigeria.

It was pragmatic. The Igbo had the skill and the industry, and Lagos was the seat of the Federal Government of Nigeria and its major port. The Igbo have lived in Lagos since the 15th century when the Aro and other Igbo first settled in good number in a place we now call “Oyingbo” in the era of Benin and the Portuguese trade.

The arrival of Dr. Namdi Azikiwe to Lagos in 1937 from Accra after his studies in the United States, stimulated the political and cultural environment of Lagos as no other has before or after him. Zik literally resurrected the wizard of Kirsten hall from political death. Zik represented Lagos in the western house. The NCNC was the power in Lagos , and not the Action Group. The Igbo were prominent in the governance of Lagos in the Lagos City Hall.

The institutional development of Lagos – the railways, the ports and ship yards; the education and research facilities; the Banking and Commodities Exchange, the development of towns like Yaba, Surulere, Ebutta-Metta, Festac Town, Victoria Island, and now increasing the Ajah-Lekki axis, and of course, the ghettoes along the Orile-Badagry axis, have profound Igbo imprimatur. The circulation of the image of Lagos is to date best reflected in the cosmopolitan Igbo imagination of one of the greatest African writers of the 20th century, Cyprian Ekwensi, a thorough Lagosian if there was any. Igbo have built industries in Lagos and have been drivers of commerce and exchange.


Interestingly, I was born at plot number 8, Okoya Street , Idumagbo- Lagos, while the Ojukwu families were residing at number one to three on the same street. I grew up to know the father of Odumegwu Ojukwu. Chimbizie and Azuka grew up with us on the same street. Even the Chibeze small parking space at the end of Okoya Street is called Ojukwu. I later attended St. Patrick Primary School , Idumagbo, where I had very amiable classmates of Igbo origin in the persons of Azubike Ezenwa and Damian, Ihekuna, both now professors and doctors of today. They were brilliant, resourceful and friendly.


When we were playing bamboo and Tene Felele at Orikoriko at Onola playing ground, the Igbo participated actively. In the area of sports, school football and athletes, Igbo were dominant at Kings College, St. Gregory school, St. Finbars, Akoka, Igbobi College and Ahmadiyya College, Agege. Such boys, Njokwu, George Amu, Stephen Keshi, Henry Nwosu, Patrick Noquapor, Peter Anieke and Sammy Opone were dominant on the field of football, while Asiodu, Empire Kanu were prominent on the field of athletics.


Anytime we went to watch football match at Onikan stadium, my darling team, Stationery Stores and our adversary team I hated most was the E. C. N, where the centre forward, Paul Hamilton, the National Team, Fabian the captain who bit the dust. Our greatest captain was Duru, Oduah Onyenrekwa, Onyeador Onyeali and Opel, the greatest outside right Nigeria ever had, Cyril Azuluka. So, during my early life at primary school, the Igbo were always there and delightful to watch, both in athletes and on the football field.


When I listened to radio at that time, both the commentary and drama series, the Igbo were there for you. The likes of Chris Ndaguba, Ernest Okwonkwo, Ralph Okpara ‘Alawo Sekiseki the traveler’. The episode will end with – The script was written by Ralph Okpara and edited by Yemi Lijadu.

Anytime I visited where I was born today in Idumagbo at Lagos Island , the entire place is covered by Igbo traders in their thousands. They were never troublesome but decent and accommodating. They have virtually taken over all properties of the indigenes. They succeeded in developing all our properties, married to most of our children even from the royal families. There is no single house you will visit without an Igbo man selling wares there.

So, who is saying something else? Only the strangers in our midst will not notice participation of economic development in our state by the Igbos. Most houses and shops in Lagos Island have been purchased, developed and occupied by the Igbos. The value of their investments in Lagos Island alone is in trillions of naira.

Instead of deporting the Igbos, whose contributions to the development of Lagos state are immensurable, you must keep on praising and encouraging them to keep on developing Lagos State .

•Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe is a former Nigerian minister for Works and Housing.

Source https://www.premiumtimesng.com/opinion/143249-igbos-in-lagos-state-my-experience-by-senator-adeseye-ogunlewe.html

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Odkosh: 10:55am On Dec 10, 2018
immhotep:
Igbos In Lagos State: My Experience, By Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe

Lagos State belongs as much to the ethnic Igbo as to the Yoruba, Ijaw, Hausa, Fulani, Efik, Idoma, Urhobo, Itshekiri, Edo, and so on who live in it, pay tax, identify with it, and settle in it. That compact was made the moment Nigeria became a single nation, and a successor power to the old principalities who were subdued and who ceded their sovereignty for the new commonwealth of Nigeria.

It was pragmatic. The Igbo had the skill and the industry, and Lagos was the seat of the Federal Government of Nigeria and its major port. The Igbo have lived in Lagos since the 15th century when the Aro and other Igbo first settled in good number in a place we now call “Oyingbo” in the era of Benin and the Portuguese trade.

The arrival of Dr. Namdi Azikiwe to Lagos in 1937 from Accra after his studies in the United States, stimulated the political and cultural environment of Lagos as no other has before or after him. Zik literally resurrected the wizard of Kirsten hall from political death. Zik represented Lagos in the western house. The NCNC was the power in Lagos , and not the Action Group. The Igbo were prominent in the governance of Lagos in the Lagos City Hall.

The institutional development of Lagos – the railways, the ports and ship yards; the education and research facilities; the Banking and Commodities Exchange, the development of towns like Yaba, Surulere, Ebutta-Metta, Festac Town, Victoria Island, and now increasing the Ajah-Lekki axis, and of course, the ghettoes along the Orile-Badagry axis, have profound Igbo imprimatur. The circulation of the image of Lagos is to date best reflected in the cosmopolitan Igbo imagination of one of the greatest African writers of the 20th century, Cyprian Ekwensi, a thorough Lagosian if there was any. Igbo have built industries in Lagos and have been drivers of commerce and exchange.


Interestingly, I was born at plot number 8, Okoya Street , Idumagbo- Lagos, while the Ojukwu families were residing at number one to three on the same street. I grew up to know the father of Odumegwu Ojukwu. Chimbizie and Azuka grew up with us on the same street. Even the Chibeze small parking space at the end of Okoya Street is called Ojukwu. I later attended St. Patrick Primary School , Idumagbo, where I had very amiable classmates of Igbo origin in the persons of Azubike Ezenwa and Damian, Ihekuna, both now professors and doctors of today. They were brilliant, resourceful and friendly.


When we were playing bamboo and Tene Felele at Orikoriko at Onola playing ground, the Igbo participated actively. In the area of sports, school football and athletes, Igbo were dominant at Kings College, St. Gregory school, St. Finbars, Akoka, Igbobi College and Ahmadiyya College, Agege. Such boys, Njokwu, George Amu, Stephen Keshi, Henry Nwosu, Patrick Noquapor, Peter Anieke and Sammy Opone were dominant on the field of football, while Asiodu, Empire Kanu were prominent on the field of athletics.


Anytime we went to watch football match at Onikan stadium, my darling team, Stationery Stores and our adversary team I hated most was the E. C. N, where the centre forward, Paul Hamilton, the National Team, Fabian the captain who bit the dust. Our greatest captain was Duru, Oduah Onyenrekwa, Onyeador Onyeali and Opel, the greatest outside right Nigeria ever had, Cyril Azuluka. So, during my early life at primary school, the Igbo were always there and delightful to watch, both in athletes and on the football field.


When I listened to radio at that time, both the commentary and drama series, the Igbo were there for you. The likes of Chris Ndaguba, Ernest Okwonkwo, Ralph Okpara ‘Alawo Sekiseki the traveler’. The episode will end with – The script was written by Ralph Okpara and edited by Yemi Lijadu.

Anytime I visited where I was born today in Idumagbo at Lagos Island , the entire place is covered by Igbo traders in their thousands. They were never troublesome but decent and accommodating. They have virtually taken over all properties of the indigenes. They succeeded in developing all our properties, married to most of our children even from the royal families. There is no single house you will visit without an Igbo man selling wares there.

So, who is saying something else? Only the strangers in our midst will not notice participation of economic development in our state by the Igbos. Most houses and shops in Lagos Island have been purchased, developed and occupied by the Igbos. The value of their investments in Lagos Island alone is in trillions of naira.

Instead of deporting the Igbos, whose contributions to the development of Lagos state are immensurable, you must keep on praising and encouraging them to keep on developing Lagos State .

•Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe is a former Nigerian minister for Works and Housing.

Source https://www.premiumtimesng.com/opinion/143249-igbos-in-lagos-state-my-experience-by-senator-adeseye-ogunlewe.html

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grin Are you not going to show us Otunba's house n igboman's house. We are patiently waiting grin
Contribution to the development of lagos like building the bridges, constructing the roads, national theatre, nathional stadium. While onitsa n aba are world dirtiest. grin

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Nobody: 10:57am On Dec 10, 2018
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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Nobody: 10:58am On Dec 10, 2018
Odkosh:
grin Are you not going to show us Otunba's house n igboman's house. We are patiently waiting grin
Contribution to the development of lagos like building the bridges, constructing the roads, national theatre, nathional stadium. While onitsa n aba are world dirtiest. grin

This matter is really paining you grin.
Ok manage the house of A.B.C Orjiako in Eko Atlantic grin

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Odkosh: 11:01am On Dec 10, 2018
DMerciful:
You might be denying this fact until one day you realise Igbos actually dominates Lagos! It's just a matter of time under one Nigeria
Matter of time, we have been hearing this matter of time for the past 25yearsvfrom you people. Is the time not going to come. Or we should add more cheesy

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Odkosh: 11:04am On Dec 10, 2018
immhotep:


This matter is really paining you grin.
Ok manage the house of A.B.C Orjiako in Eko Atlantic grin

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Lol, first occupant, now how many people have occupied it now lol. Waiting for the otunba's house as igboman's house as you normally do. You know we know ourselves na grin

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Nobody: 11:05am On Dec 10, 2018
Odkosh:
Lol, first occupant, now how many people have occupied it now lol. Waiting for the otunba's house as igboman's house as you normally do. You know we know ourselves na grin
See where your brothers are complaining about Igbo domination

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by frankdoz21: 11:05am On Dec 10, 2018
I weep for Yoruba's, they busy doing "motor park alaye" while Igbo's are buying up lagos. Igbo's now own 80℅ of lagos.

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by ngadaAwo: 11:06am On Dec 10, 2018
Flatheadpig:
I don't like the way Yoruba people keep treating this flatron people,they don't deserve little hospitality at all,treat them like pig they are.we are waiting patiently for the day you will come with your flat head and be claiming you own sokoto or kano,We will just barbeque you all.anuofia
mynd44 lalasticlala seun obinoscopy
rule 2
insulting a tribe
calling a tribe pig
clamoring for violence and genocide


cc
Seun this is not acceptable

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Movic1(m): 11:07am On Dec 10, 2018
frankdoz21:
I weep for Yoruba's, they busy doing "motor park alaye" while Igbo's are buying up lagos. Igbo's now own 80℅ of lagos.

No o. It's 98% not 80% ... cheesy

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by velocity25(m): 11:15am On Dec 10, 2018
immhotep:
Igbos In Lagos State: My Experience, By Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe

Lagos State belongs as much to the ethnic Igbo as to the Yoruba, Ijaw, Hausa, Fulani, Efik, Idoma, Urhobo, Itshekiri, Edo, and so on who live in it, pay tax, identify with it, and settle in it. That compact was made the moment Nigeria became a single nation, and a successor power to the old principalities who were subdued and who ceded their sovereignty for the new commonwealth of Nigeria.

It was pragmatic. The Igbo had the skill and the industry, and Lagos was the seat of the Federal Government of Nigeria and its major port. The Igbo have lived in Lagos since the 15th century when the Aro and other Igbo first settled in good number in a place we now call “Oyingbo” in the era of Benin and the Portuguese trade.

The arrival of Dr. Namdi Azikiwe to Lagos in 1937 from Accra after his studies in the United States, stimulated the political and cultural environment of Lagos as no other has before or after him. Zik literally resurrected the wizard of Kirsten hall from political death. Zik represented Lagos in the western house. The NCNC was the power in Lagos , and not the Action Group. The Igbo were prominent in the governance of Lagos in the Lagos City Hall.

The institutional development of Lagos – the railways, the ports and ship yards; the education and research facilities; the Banking and Commodities Exchange, the development of towns like Yaba, Surulere, Ebutta-Metta, Festac Town, Victoria Island, and now increasing the Ajah-Lekki axis, and of course, the ghettoes along the Orile-Badagry axis, have profound Igbo imprimatur. The circulation of the image of Lagos is to date best reflected in the cosmopolitan Igbo imagination of one of the greatest African writers of the 20th century, Cyprian Ekwensi, a thorough Lagosian if there was any. Igbo have built industries in Lagos and have been drivers of commerce and exchange.


Interestingly, I was born at plot number 8, Okoya Street , Idumagbo- Lagos, while the Ojukwu families were residing at number one to three on the same street. I grew up to know the father of Odumegwu Ojukwu. Chimbizie and Azuka grew up with us on the same street. Even the Chibeze small parking space at the end of Okoya Street is called Ojukwu. I later attended St. Patrick Primary School , Idumagbo, where I had very amiable classmates of Igbo origin in the persons of Azubike Ezenwa and Damian, Ihekuna, both now professors and doctors of today. They were brilliant, resourceful and friendly.


When we were playing bamboo and Tene Felele at Orikoriko at Onola playing ground, the Igbo participated actively. In the area of sports, school football and athletes, Igbo were dominant at Kings College, St. Gregory school, St. Finbars, Akoka, Igbobi College and Ahmadiyya College, Agege. Such boys, Njokwu, George Amu, Stephen Keshi, Henry Nwosu, Patrick Noquapor, Peter Anieke and Sammy Opone were dominant on the field of football, while Asiodu, Empire Kanu were prominent on the field of athletics.


Anytime we went to watch football match at Onikan stadium, my darling team, Stationery Stores and our adversary team I hated most was the E. C. N, where the centre forward, Paul Hamilton, the National Team, Fabian the captain who bit the dust. Our greatest captain was Duru, Oduah Onyenrekwa, Onyeador Onyeali and Opel, the greatest outside right Nigeria ever had, Cyril Azuluka. So, during my early life at primary school, the Igbo were always there and delightful to watch, both in athletes and on the football field.


When I listened to radio at that time, both the commentary and drama series, the Igbo were there for you. The likes of Chris Ndaguba, Ernest Okwonkwo, Ralph Okpara ‘Alawo Sekiseki the traveler’. The episode will end with – The script was written by Ralph Okpara and edited by Yemi Lijadu.

Anytime I visited where I was born today in Idumagbo at Lagos Island , the entire place is covered by Igbo traders in their thousands. They were never troublesome but decent and accommodating. They have virtually taken over all properties of the indigenes. They succeeded in developing all our properties, married to most of our children even from the royal families. There is no single house you will visit without an Igbo man selling wares there.

So, who is saying something else? Only the strangers in our midst will not notice participation of economic development in our state by the Igbos. Most houses and shops in Lagos Island have been purchased, developed and occupied by the Igbos. The value of their investments in Lagos Island alone is in trillions of naira.

Instead of deporting the Igbos, whose contributions to the development of Lagos state are immensurable, you must keep on praising and encouraging them to keep on developing Lagos State .

•Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe is a former Nigerian minister for Works and Housing.

Source https://www.premiumtimesng.com/opinion/143249-igbos-in-lagos-state-my-experience-by-senator-adeseye-ogunlewe.html

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Umu-Igbo we are blessed Nation

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by Nobody: 11:17am On Dec 10, 2018
velocity25:
Umu-Igbo we are blessed Nation
odkosh is not even an indigene of Lagos but he will still be complaining upandan grin grin

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by velocity25(m): 11:25am On Dec 10, 2018
immhotep:

See where your brothers are complaining about Igbo domination
e go pain am
Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by frankdoz21: 11:25am On Dec 10, 2018
Yoruba youths are doomed! My first time of coming to lagos, I saw a bunch of lazy Yoruba youths sleeping under flyover, I was so surprise because such don't happen in east, and my uncle said to me," look the Igbo landlords you see in lagos bought the property from these Yoruba's ".

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Re: Why Lagos May Become The Biggest Igbo City In 2030 by velocity25(m): 11:30am On Dec 10, 2018
immhotep:

odkosh is not even an indigene of Lagos but he will still be complaining upandan grin grin
na their way, be in a ghetto in osun and be fighting for Lagso

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