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The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Biodun556(m): 11:31pm On Feb 03, 2019
1.Ojota
Ojota used to be a military settlement in the late 18th century and soldiers practised their shooting there. The area had several gun firing spots and became known as “Oju Ota” in Yoruba
which means “Bullet spots”. It later metamorphosed into Ojota which it is called now.


2.Abule Egba
This area is on the outskirts of Lagos and got its name from the early settlers who were Egba people from Abeokuta. The area was first called “Abule awon egba” in Yoruba, which means “Village of Egba people”. It later became “Abule Egba”.


3.Apongbon
Apongbon is one of Lagos’ most popular markets, and it’s also quite close to the popular Oke-Arin market. It got its name from the then acting governor of the Lagos colony, William McCoskry, who had a Red Beard. The Yorubas who couldn’t pronounce the colonial governor’s name decided to describe him by his red beard and started calling him “Oyinbo to pon ni igbon” meaning a red-bearded man. It later became Apongbon.


4.Magodo
Magodo is now a posh area, but in the past, it used to be sacred land. The residents had a lot of taboos and one of them was to avoid using mortars and pestles, “Ma gun odo” which means “Don’t pound it”. It later became ‘Magodo


5.Epetedo
Epe is named after the early settlers who were Epe traders. The area became dominated by the Epes and they still trade there until today.


6.Ebute-Metta
Ebute-Metta is one of the earliest harbour docks where British ships berthed at. It was a hub for trade and commerce in colonial times. Ebute-Metta is a fusion of the words “Ebute” which means the seaside in Yoruba, and “Metta” which means three.


7.Broad street
Broad street used to be one of the longest and widest streets in the city. It got its name from its broadness.


8.Agidingbi
The British Naval forces invaded Lagos in 1885 under the pretext of stopping slavery and human sacrifice. The noise their canon made was really loud, and the sound was heard round the streets of Lagos Island. The people described the sound as “A gb din gbinnn”. Which means a loud groundbreaking noise. The name Agidingbi was borne out of this.


9.Victoria Island
Victoria Island was also a major hub for commerce and British ships berthed there often. It’s named after Queen Victoria of England who was Queen from 1837-1901.


10.Ikeja
Ikeja, the capital of Lagos, is actually an abbreviation for “Ikorodu And Epe Joint Administration”. It was coined by the colonial masters for ease of administration.”

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Omoluabi16(m): 11:34pm On Feb 03, 2019
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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Jonadull: 11:35pm On Feb 03, 2019
Lmao
Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Omololu001: 11:39pm On Feb 03, 2019
I know about epetedo,ebute metta and ikeja

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by FreshBoss007: 12:01am On Feb 04, 2019
some street names Na war o

imagine there's a street named Ufuoma Biggest Fish in my area

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Okoroawusa: 12:08am On Feb 04, 2019
Wow!


That's history

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Racoon(m): 12:16am On Feb 04, 2019
10.Ikeja, capital of Lagos, is actually an abbreviation for “Ikorodu And Epe Joint Administration”.It was coined by the colonial masters for ease of administration.”
smiley cheesy

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Nobody: 12:21am On Feb 04, 2019
Apangbo is "bag of bullet"

Any other meaning is counterfeit.

Good job though.

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Nobody: 2:00am On Feb 04, 2019
What about the following

Mafoluku
Ajegunle
Ikorodu
Agege
Apapa
Ojuelegba

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by chuka5000(m): 2:10am On Feb 04, 2019
I actually joined nl for interesting posts like this one, but the way tribal bigots took over everything here shocked me deeply.

"explorers" comes to mind

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by slawomir: 7:23pm On Feb 27, 2019
What about
Eko

Eko is a Benin word that means camp

It was as a result of the activities of the armies of Benin under Oba Orhogbua

Orhogbua was clearly a strong warrior for he enforced tribute payments from all parts of the empire and in the middle 1550s conquered all the coastal lands up to Lagos where he left a permanent garrison. Tradition in Lagos says that their first Oba, the Eleko of Eko, was a son of the Oba Orhogbua of Benin"

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by IjebuWarrior: 7:24pm On Feb 27, 2019
How the hell did you miss Oju-Elegba?

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by BORNTOSUCKPUSSY: 7:25pm On Feb 27, 2019
Mushin nko
Iyana ipaja
Makoko
Bariga
Ajegunle
Ikorodu
Isaleko
Agege
Idumota
Somolu
Isolo
Ebute Metta
Itire
Surulere

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by IjebuWarrior: 7:25pm On Feb 27, 2019
Cacawa2:
What about the following

Mafoluku
Ajegunle
Ikorodu
Agege
Apapa
Ojuelegba

Dem fada! cool

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by ednut1(m): 7:26pm On Feb 27, 2019
8 AND 10 are lies

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Dandsome: 7:26pm On Feb 27, 2019
Okay. What about iyana ipaja?

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by MacLovington(m): 7:27pm On Feb 27, 2019
Idi Araba nko? grin wink tongue

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by stevolution5: 7:28pm On Feb 27, 2019
Ilasamaja nkor, did it used to b a war front?

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Cuteamigo1(m): 7:28pm On Feb 27, 2019
What about berger, coconut et al

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by IjebuWarrior: 7:28pm On Feb 27, 2019
ednut1:
8 AND 10 are lies

you get issues... We can't accept okoro pple like you to be telling us about our ancestral land!

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Babalegba(m): 7:28pm On Feb 27, 2019
The o.p should change the literary in the title to literal.Literary pertains to literature .Literal is the right word

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by stevolution5: 7:28pm On Feb 27, 2019
MacLovington:
Idi Araba nko? grin wink tongue
Arabic nyash. grin

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by 234ng44uk(m): 7:29pm On Feb 27, 2019
Alausa = Oní Awùsá = Aláùsá
Walnut seller

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by MacLovington(m): 7:30pm On Feb 27, 2019
stevolution5:
Arabic nyash. grin
Hahahahaha. grin

I was expecting hilarious replies. A good start.

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Viergeachar: 7:31pm On Feb 27, 2019
Ikeja is somehow... embarassed

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by itiswellandwell: 7:31pm On Feb 27, 2019
Educative. Thanks op

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by oluwasegun007(m): 7:31pm On Feb 27, 2019
Good

What of lekki, ikate and elegushi??

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Oroolorun(m): 7:31pm On Feb 27, 2019
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Cacawa2:
What about the following

Mafoluku
Ajegunle
Ikorodu
Agege
Apapa
Ojuelegba
Ikorodu came from Ikoro-dudu which the Ijebu found on the land. History had it that they were told to settled anywhere they found Ikoro-dudu (A black type of a fruit).

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by Damibiz(m): 7:32pm On Feb 27, 2019
Ok we do hear,bt dis should distract u frm de fact that madrid go ripe Barca apart today

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Re: The Literal Meaning Of Names Of Major Places In Lagos by MacLovington(m): 7:32pm On Feb 27, 2019
234ng44uk:
Alausa

Legend has it that Hausa traders have been there for ages. It supposedly came from that or something similar.

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