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Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 7:25am On Jun 13, 2020
In Ebutte Meta cum Yaba,there are some streets that are named Niger,Kano,Makurdi etc but Ebutte Meta cum Yaba is dominated 90% by the Yorubas and one hardly see the Northeners.
Pls,how come these names?

P.S:This is my area but I do not know how those streets' names came to be.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nobody: 7:59am On Jun 13, 2020
Cosbyrich:
In Ebutte Meta cum Yaba,there are some streets that are named Niger,Kano,Makurdi etc but Ebutte Meta cum Yaba is dominated 90% by the Yorubas and one hardly see the Northeners.
Pls,how come these names?

P.S:This is my area but I do not know how those streets' names came to be.

In kano.... There are street named ilaro, abeokuta, and some eastern names .... In sabon Gari..
Even in kaduna I guess there are some too

Even obasanjo bridge dey kano and it is dominated by hausas.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Daddysidhan: 8:06am On Jun 13, 2020
Op what is your problem with street name?

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 8:40am On Jun 13, 2020
Daddysidhan:
Op what is your problem with street name?

No big deal.Just looking if we can get an older person that knows the history of those names.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 8:45am On Jun 13, 2020
ProfDview1:


In kano.... There are street named ilaro, abeokuta, and some eastern names .... In sabon Gari..
Even in kaduna I guess there are some too

Even obasanjo bridge dey kano and it is dominated by hausas.


In Ebutte Meta cum Yaba here,we have Ibadan,Abeokuta etc streets but my surprise is how the Northern names came to be without the Eastern names.Mind you,both of them are very scanty in these areas....as residents....except for commercial visits.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by MetaPhysical: 8:48am On Jun 13, 2020
Cosbyrich:
In Ebutte Meta cum Yaba,there are some streets that are named Niger,Kano,Makurdi etc but Ebutte Meta cum Yaba is dominated 90% by the Yorubas and one hardly see the Northeners.
Pls,how come these names?

P.S:This is my area but I do not know how those streets' names came to be.

Anywhere you see Sabo, it means new town. You will notice there is a Sabo between Ebute Meta and Yaba.

Ebute Meta was a new settlement, you can even tell by the layout of the streets. Same with Sabo, Yaba and so on. Ebute Meta was a new settlement and handwork of the colonial government after Amalgamation. I guess the naming, it was a way to to encourage cultural exchange. I dont know......

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Alao046(m): 8:51am On Jun 13, 2020
In benin here, we have new Lagos road, Yoruba street, Lagos street.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by franozx: 8:57am On Jun 13, 2020
Na that one be your problem?? Idleness no good at all o shocked shocked

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by orisa37: 9:03am On Jun 13, 2020
When it's Lagos and her environs, the Igbos go berserk. There is Keyamo street in Lagos. There are Ethiopia, Kinshasa, Maputo Streets in KADUNA. Streets and Roads are name by Local Government and Government to soothe themselves. I know there's no Yoruba street anywhere in the SE. Don't worry, Time will tell.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by seniormallam(m): 9:08am On Jun 13, 2020
Just to foster one Nigeria, don't forget Lagos was once a federal capital......... There's also a location in asokoro abuja, where you'll found almost all the States of Nigeria on street names.
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by vickydankal(f): 9:20am On Jun 13, 2020
I reside in Abia state, we have Lagos, Kaduna,Kano, port harcourt, niger etc as roads and streets in Umuahia and Aba.

The naming of the street is to encourage unity within the many cultures and tribes in Nigeria, the naming of the street can only do much if our mindset and biases are corrected politically. I lived and visited many western and northern states, the care and kindness was beyond what I was told, with 14 years and counting, visiting other Nigerian states I found out our disunity is political than religious and tribal.

Note:
I stand to be corrected but these are my personal findings.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Okoroawusa: 9:57am On Jun 13, 2020
vickydankal:
I reside in Abia state, we have Lagos, Kaduna,Kano, port harcourt, niger etc as roads and streets in Umuahia and Aba.

The naming of the street is to encourage unity within the many cultures and tribes in Nigeria, the naming of the street can only do much if our mindset and biases are corrected politically. I lived and visited many western and northern states, the care and kindness was beyond what I was told, with 14 years and counting, visiting other Nigerian states I found out our disunity is political than religious and tribal.

Note:
I stand to be corrected but these are my personal findings.
Iwu ezigbo madu

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Rodwave: 10:04am On Jun 13, 2020
orisa37:
When it's Lagos and her environs, the Igbos go berserk. There is Keyamo street in Lagos. There are Ethiopia, Kinshasa, Maputo Streets in KADUNA. Streets and Roads are name by Local Government and Government to soothe themselves. I know there's no Yoruba street anywhere in the SE. Don't worry, Time will tell.

Ewu you can't even read before spewing your soured ewedu tribalist jargons. Cursed abobaku monkey

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 2:35pm On Jun 13, 2020
MetaPhysical:


Anywhere you see Sabo, it means new town. You will notice there is a Sabo between Ebute Meta and Yaba.

Ebute Meta was a new settlement, you can even tell by the layout of the streets. Same with Sabo, Yaba and so on. Ebute Meta was a new settlement and handwork of the colonial government after Amalgamation. I guess the naming, it was a way to to encourage cultural exchange. I dont know......

I guess so because we have brickfield street and so on but why didn't they add the Eastern states names if it were to encourage cultural exchange?
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 2:46pm On Jun 13, 2020
seniormallam:
Just to foster one Nigeria, don't forget Lagos was once a federal capital......... There's also a location in asokoro abuja, where you'll found almost all the States of Nigeria on street names.

My take is there is no single Eastern states names here.It is my area.I wonder why it was so and it is still so.
Mind you,both Igbos and the Hausas are very scanty in these area but if it were done for cultural integration,the present govt in Lagos should at least give 2 or so streets SEastern names.
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by DuwaRepublic: 2:48pm On Jun 13, 2020
ProfDview1:


In kano.... There are street named ilaro, abeokuta, and some eastern names .... In sabon Gari..
Even in kaduna I guess there are some too

Even obasanjo bridge dey kano and it is dominated by hausas.

Chai! You wicked o. You just destroyed the OPs whole agenda in less than 5 lines, major props!

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by nobaga: 2:51pm On Jun 13, 2020
You should know the Op is up to some mischief.

Azikiwe, Njoku, Mbadiwe etc streets are not enough. The next thread would be those were originally settled by Igbo.

Cosbyrich:


My take is there is no single Eastern states names here.It is my area.I wonder why it was so and it is still so.
Mind you,both Igbos and the Hausas are very scanty in these area but if it were done for cultural integration,the present govt in Lagos should at least give 2 or so streets SEastern names.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by fergie001: 2:52pm On Jun 13, 2020
vickydankal:
I reside in Abia state, we have Lagos, Kaduna,Kano, port harcourt, niger etc as roads and streets in Umuahia and Aba.

The naming of the street is to encourage unity within the many cultures and tribes in Nigeria, the naming of the street can only do much if our mindset and biases are corrected politically. I lived and visited many western and northern states, the care and kindness was beyond what I was told, with 14 years and counting, visiting other Nigerian states I found out our disunity is political than religious and tribal.

Note:
I stand to be corrected but these are my personal findings.
....or Jos Lane or Eket........

I wanted to reply a tribalist up there but thank you for this!

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 3:16pm On Jun 13, 2020
DuwaRepublic:


Chai! You wicked o. You just destroyed the OPs whole agenda in less than 5 lines, major props!

He destroyed nothing.There is no single SE states name here.Is it that they forgot the SE?
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by MetaPhysical: 3:18pm On Jun 13, 2020
Cosbyrich:


I guess so because we have brickfield street and so on but why didn't they add the Eastern states names if it were to encourage cultural exchange?

Go to VI now, Ozumba Mbadiwe dey there. Surulere, Nnobi Street.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by DuwaRepublic: 3:18pm On Jun 13, 2020
Cosbyrich:


He destroyed nothing.There is no single SE states name here.Is it that they forgot the SE?

Why are you so pained?? What are you trying to achieve with this thread?

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by DuwaRepublic: 3:21pm On Jun 13, 2020
MetaPhysical:


Go to VI now, Ozumba Mbadiwe dey there. Surulere, Nnobi Street.

No mind am!

Not sure why they must always purport propaganda ahn ahn wan fi sheyin ni?

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 3:24pm On Jun 13, 2020
nobaga:

You should know the Op is up to some mischief.

Azikiwe, Njoku, Mbadiwe etc streets are not enough. The next thread would be those were originally settled by Igbo.


I have told you that there is no Igbo states names here and there is no place in Ebutte Meta cum Yaba that Igbos or Hausas are settled.Most Hausas would be seen at Sabo and Igbos mostly at Tejuosho markets.All these places are very majorly dominated by Yorubas.
Read my post and know why I started this thread.It is basically for knowledge.
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 3:26pm On Jun 13, 2020
DuwaRepublic:


Why are you so pained?? What are you trying to achieve with this thread?

You see everything negatively.Is it a sin if I want to know why my area is like this from elderly people on NL?

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 3:29pm On Jun 13, 2020
MetaPhysical:


Go to VI now, Ozumba Mbadiwe dey there. Surulere, Nnobi Street.

I don't think you know anything about Ebutta Meta cum Yaba as per living or being born there.I have stated my reason for this thread,sir.
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 3:31pm On Jun 13, 2020
DuwaRepublic:


No mind am!

Not sure why they must always purport propaganda ahn ahn wan fi sheyin ni?
Pls,what is the propaganda in what I posted?
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by DuwaRepublic: 3:32pm On Jun 13, 2020
Cosbyrich:

Pls,what is the propaganda in what I posted?

We see right through you and your yeye inquisition

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by ThatFairGuy: 3:35pm On Jun 13, 2020
ThatFair.guy street loading in all South Easterner's State capital
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Goke7: 3:39pm On Jun 13, 2020
Cosbyrich:



In Ebutte Meta cum Yaba here,we have Ibadan,Abeokuta etc streets but my surprise is how the Northern names came to be without the Eastern names.Mind you,both of them are very scanty in these areas....as residents....except for commercial visits.

Na the Eastern names wey no dey there dey pain u?

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