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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Goke7: 3:44pm On Jun 13, 2020
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.

no be only eastern name, create even a new state out of Lagos and call it emeka state. Una never Sabi wetin de worry una. Keep crying shior

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by NGpatriot: 3:52pm On Jun 13, 2020
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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by kutchs: 4:04pm On Jun 13, 2020
Cosbyrich:


He destroyed nothing.There is no single SE states name here.Is it that they forgot the SE?
Why do people like making much Ado about nothing? How does that put food on your table?
Yeah, there are northern and Western names, I haven't seen how that has improved the living conditions of the people from those parts.

Please face your business.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by oglalasioux(m): 4:19pm 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.

Kindergarten brain.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Caseless: 4:29pm On Jun 13, 2020
Cosbyrich:

You see everything negatively.Is it a sin if I want to know why my area is like this from elderly people on NL?
There's Enugu road in kaduna and ibos don't live there.
Nnamdi azikiwe way
benin street
lagos street
ibadan street
ogbomosho st
yoruba rd
ilorin street
abeokuta st
ibrahim taiwo rd , etc, are streets i've seen that reminds me of our unity in kaduna. There many streets named after igbo people and their states in kaduna and other states across the north and other places outside their region.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by oyatz(m): 4:42pm On Jun 13, 2020
Thank you Cosby the Rich, you have raised a very important question which has some historical backgrounds


As someone who grew-up in Ebute-Metta and studied the History of the areas, these are my explanations;

1) Ebute-Metta was part of the Awori Kingdom of Otto with the Capital at Otto just before Iddo on the way to Lagos Island.

Ebute-Metta is a Yoruba meaning 'The three Harbours' i.e Iddo, Otto and Oyingbo.

In the olden days, the king, Oba Oloto of Otto controlled these harbour and had his agents collecting taxes from ships bringing goods to Lagos using those harbours.

2) Around 1850s, there was a great tension between the Christian community and adherents of Traditional Religion in Abeokuta which was on the verge of snowballing into a sectranian crisis.

On the eve of departure of some European Missionaries from Abeokuta, the native christian converts fearing that the dominant Traditionalists will descend on them in the absence of their European proctectors begged the Europeans to take them along to Lagos.

3) On getting to Lagos, the European Missionaries went to the King of Lagos to allocate land for the Egba Christians from Abeokuta but the king said Lagos was already being filled up and he couldn't afford to give the little available land to the Egba people. Instead he suggested that the Colonial Governor, John Glover contact his brother Oba (The Oloto) on the other side of Lagos, just across the Lagoon.

4) Gov Glover approached the Oloto, who agreed to give the Egbas a large tract of land from Oyingbo (Coaste Street) to Somewhere just before the lands of Yaba begins (Glover Street where LSDPC Estate was later built about 130years later).








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.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by oyatz(m): 4:52pm On Jun 13, 2020
4) These Egba Christians (some of whom were returnees from the infamous Trans-Atlantic slavery) formed a community which they called 'Ago Egba',Ebute-Metta.

They built their Church, St Jude's Church with schools to educate their children and they divided the land into streets which were originally named after their European Missionaries & Colonial officers and some of the Egba chiefs like Daddy Osholake.

Thus we had
Dento Street (renamed Murtalar Muhammad Way),
Griffith Street (renamed Borno way),
Freeman Street
King George V street (Renamed Herbert Macaulay street)
Cementary Street
Bola Street
Osholake Street
Tapa Street
Ok Baba Street

5) These Ebute-Metta peopple formed the first set of civil servants in Nigeria.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 5:09pm On Jun 13, 2020
oyatz:
Thank you Cosby the Rich, you have raised a very important question which has some historical backgrounds


As someone who grew-up in Ebute-Metta and studied the History of the areas, these are my explanations;

1) Ebute-Metta was part of the Awori Kingdom of Otto with the Capital at Otto just before Iddo on the way to Lagos Island.

Ebute-Metta is a Yoruba meaning 'The three Harbours' i.e Iddo, Otto and Oyingbo.

In the olden days, the king, Oba Oloto of Otto controlled these harbour and had his agents collecting taxes from ships bringing goods to Lagos using those harbours.

2) Around 1850s, there was a great tension between the Christian community and adherents of Traditional Religion in Abeokuta which was on the verge of snowballing into a sectranian crisis.

On the eve of departure of some European Missionaries from Abeokuta, the native christian converts fearing that the dominant Traditionalists will descend on them in the absence of their European proctectors begged the Europeans to take them along to Lagos.

3) On getting to Lagos, the European Missionaries went to the King of Lagos to allocate land for the Egba Christians from Abeokuta but the king said Lagos was already being filled up and he couldn't afford to give the little available land to the Egba people. Instead he suggested that the Colonial Governor, John Glover contact his brother Oba (The Oloto) on the other side of Lagos, just across the Lagoon.

4) Gov Glover approached the Oloto, who agreed to give the Egbas a large tract of land from Oyingbo (Coaste Street) to Somewhere just before the lands of Yaba begins (Glover Street where LSDPC Estate was later built about 130years later).









I am so very grateful for this.I was born in Agbole Mogaji in Lagos Island.My father built a house at Olodeokuta street,surulere.I have transversed the whole of Surulere,Yaba,Ebutte Meta,Stadium,Ladipo(Mushin),Idi or,Moshalashi,Alakara etc.These are very vast areas.All these places are majorly dominated by the Yorubas just for Aguda where we have a lot of Igbos and Idi Araba where we have a lot of Hausas.Coming g to Ebutte Meta cum Yaba up to Unilag,very vast areas,I have seen some Hausa states names but I just wonder why we do not have Igbo states names, mind you,all of these places are dominated more than 90% by the Yorubas.As much as I believe your history because of the owners of houses and properties here,why do you think no street or road was named after any SE states in these vicinity, thanks?
It is all for knowledge which I can pass to my friends.
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by oyatz(m): 5:10pm On Jun 13, 2020
6) After the Amalgamation of 1914 and the construction of Railways, Ebute-Metta became a great destination for many people coming from the hinterland to Lagos, many of whom couldn't get accommodation on the Island (reserved for only the Europeans and Upper class Nigerians).

7) The Ago-Egba peoples in Ebute constructed the Lisabi Hall which was commissioned in 1938, by which time their 3rd generation descendants have become the Engineers, Technicians and Civil Servants of the Nigerian Railways with Stations and offices near them.

cool By this time, Trains coming from the North bringing Cotton, Groundnuts, Beans, Hides &Skin, Local rice and of course people where very common in Ebute-Metta.
Interaction between the people of Ebute-Metta and these 'Railway peoples' became more cordial and intensed.

9) Some of the Streets were named after certain towns where the Trains stop for rest/evacuations of cargoes (Railway Stations) ,thus we have Kano, Jebba and Borno way.

Ondo, Ibadan, Abeokuta and Lagos Streets were named after the towns where some of the early residents originated form.

Willoughby, Glover and McCulmn streets were named after Colonial & Missionary masters which have not been changed.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 5:18pm On Jun 13, 2020
oyatz:
4) These Egba Christians (some of whom were returnees from the infamous Trans-Atlantic slavery) formed a community which they called 'Ago Egba',Ebute-Metta.

They built their Church, St Jude's Church with schools to educate their children and they divided the land into streets which were originally named after their European Missionaries & Colonial officers and some of the Egba chiefs like Daddy Osholake.

Thus we had
Dento Street (renamed Murtalar Muhammad Way),
Griffith Street (renamed Borno way),
Freeman Street
King George V street (Renamed Herbert Macaulay street)
Cementary Street
Bola Street
Osholake Street
Tapa Street
Ok Baba Street

5) These Ebute-Metta peopple formed the first set of civil servants in Nigeria.




No wonder,these areas have residential buildings and properties that are a beauty to behold.To my mind,I think this is where we have the highest number of 3,4,5,6 storey buildings in Lagos.Everytime I move about,I am awed and impressed about the development of the area but my bone of contention is the names of the streets which omit one of the 3 big tribes.I only just wonder.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 5:24pm On Jun 13, 2020
oyatz:
6) After the Amalgamation of 1914 and the construction of Railways, Ebute-Metta became a great destination for many people coming from the hinterland to Lagos, many of whom couldn't get accommodation on the Island (reserved for only the Europeans and Upper class Nigerians).

7) The Ago-Egba peoples in Ebute constructed the Lisabi Hall which was commissioned in 1938, by which time their 3rd generation descendants have become the Engineers, Technicians and Civil Servants of the Nigerian Railways with Stations and offices near them.

cool By this time, Trains coming from the North bringing Cotton, Groundnuts, Beans, Hides &Skin, Local rice and of course people where very common in Ebute-Metta.
Interaction between the people of Ebute-Metta and these 'Railway peoples' became more cordial and intensed.

9) Some of the Streets were named after certain towns where the Trains stop for rest/evacuations of cargoes (Railway Stations) ,thus we have Kano, Jebba and Borno way.

Ondo, Ibadan, Abeokuta and Lagos Streets were named after the towns where some of the early residents originated form.

Willoughby, Glover and McCulmn streets were named after Colonial & Missionary masters which have not been changed.


That No 9 tickles me.This is why I love NL. smiley
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by oyatz(m): 5:27pm On Jun 13, 2020
Thanks Cosby my rich friend,


The naming and/re-naming of these streets were influenced by the Ago-Egba History, the roles of the colonial masters, the early Christian Missionaries and their interractions with the 'Railway peoples' and Railway Stations they passed through on their ways from the North to Lagos.


The Eastern Railways from Igboland terminated in Port-Harcourt where the British Colonial Masters were evacuating Nigerian resources (especially Coal) to Britain.

Perhaps if the Eastern Railways had passed through Ebute-Metta, they might had known about Aba, Enugu or Mbaise early enough and name some of their streets after these cities.





Cosbyrich:


I am so very grateful for this.I was born in Agbole Mogaji in Lagos Island.My father built a house at Olodeokuta street,surulere.I have transversed the whole of Surulere,Yaba,Ebutte Meta,Stadium,Ladipo(Mushin),Idi or,Moshalashi,Alakara etc.These are very vast areas.All these places are majorly dominated by the Yorubas just for Aguda where we have a lot if Igbos and Idi Arabs where we have a lot of Hausas.Coming g to Ebutte Meta cum Yaba up to Unilag,very vast areas,I have seen some Hausa states names but I just wonder why we do not have Igbo states names, mind you,all of these places are dominated more than 90% by the Yorubas.As much as I believe your history because of the owners of houses and properties here,why do you think no street or road was name after any SE states in these vicinity, thanks?
It is all for knowledge which I can pass to my friends.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 5:28pm On Jun 13, 2020
I would have loved this thread to go to the front page.I have not gotten what Oyatz is reeling out from Google or maybe I didn't search to get the answer to my question.

Mynd44,lalasticlala....
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 5:30pm On Jun 13, 2020
oyatz:
Thanks Cosby my rich friend,


The naming and/re-naming of these streets were influenced by the Ago-Egba History, the roles of the colonial masters, the early Christian Missionaries and their interractions with the 'Railway peoples' and Railway Stations they passed through on their ways from the North to Lagos.


The Eastern Railways from Igboland terminated in Port-Harcourt where the British Colonial Masters were evacuating Nigerian resources (especially Coal) to Britain.

Perhaps if the Eastern Railways had passed through Ebute-Metta, they might had known about Aba, Enugu or Mbaise early enough and name some of their streets after these cities.






Oh my.You are a genius,sir. wink
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 5:34pm On Jun 13, 2020
Caseless:
There's Enugu road in kaduna and ibos don't live there.
Nnamdi azikiwe way
benin street
lagos street
ibadan street
ogbomosho st
yoruba rd
ilorin street
abeokuta st
ibrahim taiwo rd , etc, are streets i've seen that reminds me of our unity in kaduna. There many streets named after igbo people and their states in kaduna and other states across the north and other places outside their region.

Read this from oyatz and your ignorance and mine will become knowledge.I so love NL. cheesy

from oyatz:


The naming and/re-naming of these streets were influenced by the Ago-Egba History, the roles of the colonial masters, the early Christian Missionaries and their interractions with the 'Railway peoples' and Railway Stations they passed through on their ways from the North to Lagos.


The Eastern Railways from Igboland terminated in Port-Harcourt where the British Colonial Masters were evacuating Nigerian resources (especially Coal) to Britain.

Perhaps if the Eastern Railways had passed through Ebute-Metta, they might had known about Aba, Enugu or Mbaise early enough and name some of their streets after these cities.
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 5:37pm On Jun 13, 2020
kutchs:

Why do people like making much Ado about nothing? How does that put food on your table?
Yeah, there are northern and Western names, I haven't seen how that has improved the living conditions of the people from those parts.

Please face your business.

It has.Just pay a visit. cheesy

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 5:44pm On Jun 13, 2020
ThatFairGuy:
ThatFair.guy street loading in all South Easterner's State capital
grin grin cheesy grin
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nobody: 5:44pm On Jun 13, 2020
Daddysidhan:
Op what is your problem with street name?

Na ipob. Tribalism na their bread & butter tongue

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by ThatFairGuy: 5:52pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
grin grin cheesy grin
We'll now come to Ogwashi-ukwu to prostrate cheesy
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by 900winer(m): 5:53pm On Jun 13, 2020
Even in Niger State we have Con Amala street, Obasanjo street, Obi street etc
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 5:54pm On Jun 13, 2020
[quote author=ThatFairGuy post=90630665]
We'll now come to Ogwashi-ukwu to prostrate cheesy[/quote]
No Yoruba is allowed in great Ogwashi ukwu land grin cheesy

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by DuwaRepublic: 5:57pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
[quote author=ThatFairGuy post=90630665]
We'll now come to Ogwashi-ukwu to prostrate cheesy
No Yoruba is allowed in great Ogwashi ukwu land grin cheesy

Why not, we get dollars grin

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by ThatFairGuy: 5:59pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
[quote author=ThatFairGuy post=90630665]
We'll now come to Ogwashi-ukwu to prostrate cheesy
No Yoruba is allowed in great Ogwashi ukwu land grin cheesy
We're close already tongue

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 6:00pm On Jun 13, 2020
DuwaRepublic:


Why not, we get dollars grin
yes you have Zimbabwe dollars grin cheesy
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by ThatFairGuy: 6:00pm On Jun 13, 2020
DuwaRepublic:

Why not, we get dollars grin
Exactly chief. You get am. Owo wa lowo, owo wa l'eko grin

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by ThatFairGuy: 6:01pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
yes you have Zimbabwe dollars grin cheesy
Nah. confirm US dollar cheesy
You'll be like this....

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 6:04pm On Jun 13, 2020
oglalasioux:


Kindergarten brain.

Monkey brain.
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 6:04pm On Jun 13, 2020
ThatFairGuy:

We're close already tongue
Denounce Yoruba first angry grin grin
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by DuwaRepublic: 6:04pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
yes you have Zimbabwe dollars grin cheesy

grin cheesy

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by MetaPhysical: 6:05pm On Jun 13, 2020
Goke7:


no be only eastern name, create even a new state out of Lagos and call it emeka state. Una never Sabi wetin de worry una. Keep crying shior

grin

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 6:08pm On Jun 13, 2020
DuwaRepublic:


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I will donate one billion zamabwe dollars for your marriage grin
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Openbusiness: 6:09pm 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.
Correct yourself! It is not dominated by Yorubas. Yorubas own it. There is nothing like Niger street or Makurdi street there. Stop lying. I lived in that area for 30 years. What you have is Cemetry, Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Ondo, Kano streets. Kano is the only street there named after North. The area is Ebute-metta East!

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