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Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Biafrannuke: 10:18am On Feb 24
It's difficult to swallow that an indigenous people does not have a name for a place belonging to them, except that place does not in fact belong to them.

Portharcourt was so named by luguard in 1912. Before the Christening, the area was called Igweocha by the natives. No wonder till this day some people in Elele will rather say "I am going to Igweocha" than saying "I am going to Port Harcourt"

On the contrast, Yoruba's fiercely lay claim to Lagos. But I do not know or have not heard about its Yoruba name. Maybe there simply isn't . I hope I would be proved wrong. This is because "Lagos" is a name that takes after a port in Portugal and was given by the Portuguese. Eko the only known native name is an Edo name (meaning war camp) given by the Benin kingdom.

I need Yoruba to tell us, What is the Yoruba name of Lagos?

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Ooni: 10:25am On Feb 24
Not every part of Lagos belongs to Edo. There are those that belongs to Yorubas. But as my father would say Lagos is a colonial settlement so arguments like this shouldn't matter.

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by gidgiddy: 10:27am On Feb 24
I remember there was this Ijaw guy who hated the fact that Igbos referred to Portharcourt as Igweocha, its original name.

I had to tell him that just because Lugard gave a place a name does not mean we should answer to that

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Tosin17(m): 10:30am On Feb 24
[ Eko

quote author=Biafrannuke post=86910854]It's difficult to swallow that an indigenous people does not have a name for a place belonging to them, except that place does not in fact belong to them.

Portharcourt was so named by luguard in 1912. Before the Christening, the area was called Igweocha by the natives. No wonder till this day some people in Elele will rather say "I am going to Igweocha" than saying "I am going to Port Harcourt"

On the contrast, Yoruba's fiercely lay claim to Lagos. But I do not know or have not heard about its Yoruba name. Maybe there simply isn't . I hope I would be proved wrong. This is because "Lagos" is a name that takes after a port in Portugal and was given by the Portuguese. Eko the only known native name is an Edo name (meaning war camp) given by the Benin kingdom.

I need Yoruba to tell us, What is the Yoruba name of Lagos?

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Tosin17(m): 10:31am On Feb 24
Eko

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by PFRB: 10:32am On Feb 24
There is no Yoruba name for Lagos because Lagos was not established by the Yoruba.

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Bynz: 10:32am On Feb 24
So Eko is an Edo name, I never knew thanks for the info. I think other than Eko the original name Lagos is now known as Lasgidi!!!

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by majamajic(m): 10:33am On Feb 24
Lagos means Eko in Yoruba

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Nobody: 10:36am On Feb 24
Don't mind that afonja who opened that Port Harcourt Igbo language thread and used his other handlers to reply himself as second, third and fourth posters. Let Biafra come, we will give Lagos back to the rightful owner...Edo people, not Edo with Yoruba blood who are invaders but real natives of that land called Igodomigido Edo people, who are Igbo blood....the Esan, Ogbonna, Afamai, e.t.c.

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by wwwihy: 10:40am On Feb 24
Biafrannuke:
It's difficult to swallow that an indigenous people does not have a name for a place belonging to them, except that place does not in fact belong to them.

Portharcourt was so named by luguard in 1912. Before the Christening, the area was called Igweocha by the natives. No wonder till this day some people in Elele will rather say "I am going to Igweocha" than saying "I am going to Port Harcourt"

On the contrast, Yoruba's fiercely lay claim to Lagos. But I do not know or have not heard about its Yoruba name. Maybe there simply isn't . I hope I would be proved wrong. This is because "Lagos" is a name that takes after a port in Portugal and was given by the Portuguese. Eko the only known native name is an Edo name (meaning war camp) given by the Benin kingdom.

I need Yoruba to tell us, What is the Yoruba name of Lagos?

Eko is also Yoruba name for Lagos, which before now ,only Lagos Island, .. other parts of Lagos bears their Yoruba names ...

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Armaggedon: 10:41am On Feb 24
Lagos does not belong to Yoruba's. Yoruba's are only laying claims to it. Op your answer is simple,they have no in name for what is supposed to be their own. It present name is Portuguese, it native name is Edo, its traditional throne is Edo whose original title is eleko of eko. it is also worthy of note that Lagos has never been in the same political/administrative unit with Yoruba speaking people. During the colonial era it was a separate protectorate, during the regional govt it was the capital of Nigeria, even during the 2014 confab they opted to be a region independent of SW. while it appear to be in same geopolitical zone with the Yoruba's presently, it is worthy to note that geopolitical zones are not in the constitution and have no legal significance.

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Biafrannuke: 10:45am On Feb 24
Tosin17:
Eko
Eko does not mean anything in Yoruba. what is the Yoruba name of lagos?

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by chigoziri2403(m): 10:46am On Feb 24
One person created a topic, the same person is replying himself with different monikers

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Biafrannuke: 10:47am On Feb 24
wwwihy:

Eko is also Yoruba name for Lagos, which before now ,only Lagos Island, .. other parts of Lagos bears their Yoruba names ...
Eko does not mean anything in Yoruba. what is the Yoruba name of lagos?

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Biafrannuke: 10:48am On Feb 24
chigoziri2403:
One person created a topic, the same person is replying himself with different monikers
what is the Yoruba name of Lagos?

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Biafrannuke: 10:48am On Feb 24
majamajic:
Lagos means Eko in Yoruba
Eko does not mean anything in Yoruba. what is the Yoruba name of lagos?

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Nobody: 10:51am On Feb 24
The day other tribes will know the true identity of Yorubas, they will chase them back to Dahomey, Benin Republic and Togo. Watch this video to know who Yorubas are and where they came from and the purpose they serve in One Nigeria.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llporKrPsbU

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by wwwihy: 10:53am On Feb 24
Biafrannuke:
Eko does not mean anything in Yoruba. what is the Yoruba name of lagos?
It looks as if you cannot read or maybe you cannot comprehend .. read what I wrote again. Lagos is made up of different parts that aggregate to become what Lagos is today. Each part has its own unique Yoruba identity and name...Note Lagos is a city state , unlike Port Harcourt:
Eko- Lagos Island
Ikoyi
Ikeja
Age
Epe
Badagry
Oshodi
Apapa
Oworo
Yana
Surulere
Amuwo
Ikorodu
etc

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by helinues: 10:54am On Feb 24
I guess Eko is Ibiobio name

What's the local name for Calabar?

You people from yeast side get problems no be here

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by obiekunie2: 10:54am On Feb 24
@poster

iburu bata 18 ndi ofe! cheesy grin grin


oya our afonja blodas over to you!

do something before it is a goal! cheesy cheesy




















Lagos may truly be no mans land! undecided

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by georjay(m): 10:58am On Feb 24
Success1020:
Don't mind that afonja who opened that Port Harcourt Igbo language thread and used his other handlers to reply himself as second, third and fourth posters. Let Biafra come, we will give Lagos back to the rightful owner...Edo people, not Edo with Yoruba blood who are invaders but real natives of that land called Igodomigido Edo people, who are Igbo blood....the Esan, Ogbonna, Afamai, e.t.c.

"we will give Lagos back to the rightful owner"

who are the we

you mean biafra will give Lagos back to Edo people?

fine but how

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by SonofDevil: 11:00am On Feb 24
Bynz:
So Eko is an Edo name, I never knew thanks for the info. I think other than Eko the original name Lagos is now known as Lasgidi!!!
eko is a corruption of awori word for eko'ata. Meaning where pepper is been packed. Idumota was originally a pepper farm for the aworis who re the first settler in lagos

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by georjay(m): 11:00am On Feb 24
obiekunie2:
@poster

iburu bata 18 ndi ofe! cheesy grin grin


oya our afonja blodas over to you!

do something before it is a goal! cheesy cheesy




















Lagos may truly be no mans land! undecided


probably

but why hasn't any non Yoruba person become the OBA of Lagos and also the governor


just asking?

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by chigoziri2403(m): 11:03am On Feb 24
Biafrannuke:
what is the Yoruba name of Lagos?
what is the yoruba name for port Harcourt

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by careytommy37(m): 11:04am On Feb 24
How is it your business? undecided undecided undecided
It's not like you are from any of both cities o

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Donaldoni: 11:05am On Feb 24
Jobless piggiiiddiiooott on the beat... smiley

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by obiekunie2: 11:06am On Feb 24
georjay:



probably

but why hasn't any non Yoruba person become the OBA of Lagos and also the governor


just asking?

na useless "rord" lugard you suppose ask that question.

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Biafrannuke: 11:07am On Feb 24
chigoziri2403:
what is the yoruba name for port Harcourt
There isn't because it doesn't belong to Yoruba's. what is the Yoruba name of Lagos?

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Biafrannuke: 11:08am On Feb 24
Donaldoni:
Jobless piggiiiddiiooott on the beat... smiley
what is the Yoruba name of Lagos?

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Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by orisa37: 11:09am On Feb 24
EKO-ODU.
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by Donaldoni: 11:10am On Feb 24
Biafrannuke:
what is the Yoruba name of Lagos?

Eko
Re: Port-harcourt Is Igweocha! What Is The Yoruba Name Of Lagos? by wwwihy: 11:11am On Feb 24
Tell me any Benin or Other Tribes Obas in Lagos here? They are all Yorubas.

MEET 50 OBAS WHO RUN LAGOS WITH OBA RILWAN AKIOLU


Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu is the paramount ruler of Lagos and the chairman Lagos State council of Obas. The Council of Obas and Chiefs is one body, which has the capacity to contribute phenomenonally to good governance in the State by constantly availing government of its wisdom and sound advice: using its tremendous influence to mobilize popular support for public policy as well as being an important source of communication and feedback between the government and the grassroots.

As an institution, the Council of Obas and Chiefs is as old as Lagos State itself. It was established following the creation of Lagos State through the Council of Obas and Chiefs of Lagos State, Edict 1969 which came into force in April, 1969. The erstwhile Council of Obas and Chiefs, which was constituted in December 1995 with Thirty-One members, was dissolved in 2007.

The 73 year old Oba who has been on the throne since May 2003, has been able to work with prominent Lagos Obas to bring about the new face of Lagos under the Gov. Ambode administration. The new Council has a total of 51 members drawn from the 5 divisions of the State. The Oba of Lagos is the permanent Chairman of the State Council of Obas and Chiefs with 4 Vice-Chairmen drawn from the remaining 4 divisions of the State namely Epe, Badagry, Ikorodu and Ikeja.

One of the qualities of Oba Rilwan Akiolu is that he has been able to work not only with his 4 Vice Chairmen but has been able to work with other 45 Lagos Obas who constitute the Lagos council of Obas. They are the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Adewale Shotobi, Alara of Ilara in Epe, Akran of Badagry, and Olu of Ikeja.

Oba Saheed Elegushi (Kusenla III) may be very young but permit us to tell you that he is one of the Lagos State first class Obas. Oba Gushi has he is fondly called oversees the affairs of Elegushi part of Victoria Island and relay information to paramount ruler of Lagos when necessary.

Have you ever sighted this two Obas who are close to Oba Rilwan Akiolu. This is the story of Oba Tijani Adetunji Akinloye and Oba Abiodun Idowu Oniru. They are both first class Obas in Lagos. Oba Tijani Akinloye is the Oba of Ojomu Ajiran in Victoria Island. They are inseparable friends and most of the time step out at events together. Many revealed that it was because they became Oba almost the same time that made them so close. Oba Ajiran has been on the throne for 22-years while his friend Oba Idowu Oniru has spent over 21years on the throne.

The stool of Alaiyeluwa Oba Akanni Ayeni the Onisiwo Of Tomaro and Abagboland in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area. has been vacant since he joined his ancestors few months ago. He was made the Oba of Eti-Osa by former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and has spent over 13 years on the throne though many will not forget the cordial relationship that existed between Oba Akinolu and Oba Akani Ayeni until he died few months ago. He was a traditional chief for many years until he was elevated to a first class Oba in Lagos State. Formost Lagos Fashion Designer, Alhaji Lateef Adams ( Latris) a few months ago assumed the throne of his forefathers when he became Oba of Ikate in Surulere.

The whole of Otto Kingdom which is under Surulere, Ijesha and its environs is under the able leadership of Oba Ganiyu Okeyide Odesanya, Oloto of Otto in Mainland, Lagos while Oba Patrick Ibikunle Fafunwa is the custodian of lands in Ikoyi.

In Lagos, there are some Lagos Chiefs who also work directly with Oba Akiolu. Their tittles are bigger than Lagos white caps chiefs and some have also been elevated to the post of Obas while waiting for staff of office. They are called traditional chiefs and they control certain communities in Lagos. They also have their Palace and have white cap chiefs who run the affairs of their territories with them. One of them is Chief T Jinadu-Eko, he is the Olorogun-Adodo of Lagos State. Others are Chief Fatai Olumegbon (Olumegbon of Lagos) and Chief Tajudeen Gbadesere Eletu (Eletu-Odibo of Lagos) .

The Obas who work with Oba Rilwan Akiolu from Ikeja division are Oba Kamilu Isiba (The Olu of Agege Kingdom), Oba Lasisi Gbadebo Gbadamosi (Oro-Otan III) (Onigando of Igando), Oba Maroof Adekunle Ojoola (Ojon of Ejigbo), Oba Fatai Ayinla Aileru (JP) (Olu of Mushin)

Oba H.O.A Kassim-Bashua (Odu I) (Oba of Somolu) ,Oba Wahab Ayinde Balogun (Olofin IV) (Oba of Isheri-Olofin) ,Oba Bashiru Oloruntoyin Saliu (Oba of Oworonsoki) , and Oba Abdul Fatai Adisa Irawo-Ogunsi (JP) (Oba of Odi-Olowo).

Epe area of Lagos State has many Obas but those who work with Oba Rilwan Akiola are Oba Kamorudeen Animashaun (Oloja of Epe)

Oba Olawale Olagoke Ogunsanya (The Aladegunshenbi of Odoragunshen) , Oba Raufu Ishola Balogun (The Elejinrin of Ejinrinland), Oba Adegboyega Ayodele Adefowora (Alaketu of Ketu) ,Oba Rafiu Olusegun Bamidele Salami (Ogunbamise I) (The Onibejuof Ibeju Land)

Oba Babatunde Olaogun Ogunlaja (JP) (The Aladeshonyin of Odo-Noforija Kingdom) ,Oba Ganiyu Adebowale Adegbesan (Onise of Ise Land)

Oba Michael Gbadebo Onakoya (The Orijeru of Ifgbooye Land) , Olu of Epe, Oba Sefiu Olatunji Adewale(Olu of Epe) .

The Badagry division too is not left out, aside the fact that the head of all Obas in Badagry is one of the Vice Chairmen, other Obas who work with Oba Rilwan Akiolu are Oba Babatunde Lawal (Onigbanko of Igbankoland) ,Oba Simeon Padonu Idowu (Aholu Gbedite Ayaton II) (The Aholu of Ajido) , Oba Galib Adeniyi Rufai, Adeife 1 (Olojo of Ojo)

Oba N. A. Akinyemi (Alabirun of Ikaare) ,Oba Mobadenle O. Oyekan (Onilado of Ilado and Inagbe Island).

Oba Momodu Afolabi Ashafa, JP, MFR (Onijanikin of Ijanikin) , HRH Oba Gansu Alani Rasaki Ofori Of Ibeshe Amuwo Odofin (Ofori of Ibeshe),Oba Israel Adewale Okoya (Okiki Ola I) (Onibereko of Ibereko) and Oba Abideen Adekanbi Durosinmi (Osolu of Irewe) Other Obas from Ikorodu are,Oba F.A. Oresanya (Alajede of Ijede) Oba Ajibode Bakare-Agoro (Olufoworesete II) (Ranodu of Imota) , Oba Richard Abayomi Ogunsanya (Bisoro I) (Olubeshe of Ibeshe),

Chief K. H. A Oshisanya (Ara of Ikorodu) , and Chief Williams Adebisi Adejo (Olisa of Imota).

https://www.nairaland.com/4655574/meet-50-obas-rule-lagos

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