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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by ThatFairGuy: 6:10pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
Denounce Yoruba first angry grin grin
Nahhhh. why nah grin
Don't mind those media propaganda, Yorubas are over caring. Hence, Akeredolu, Fashola, Tinubu's wives are living witnesses

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 6:10pm On Jun 13, 2020
ThatFairGuy:

Nah. confirm US dollar cheesy
You'll be like this....
Local girls grin cheesy
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by DuwaRepublic: 6:12pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
I will donate one billion zamabwe dollars for your marriage grin

I love my Zimbabwean brothers! But sorry I don’t need your donation, I thank God I am a very well to do Yoruba man from ondo state yup! grin

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

Agbole Mogaji ke?

Where in Island is Agbole Mogaji
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by ThatFairGuy: 6:15pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
Local girls grin cheesy
Nahhhh. They're very classy grin Just like you. Ogwashi-ukwu, here we come....

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 6:15pm On Jun 13, 2020
ThatFairGuy:

Nahhhh. why nah grin
Don't mind those media propaganda, Yorubas are over caring. Hence, Akeredolu, Fashola, Tinubu's wives are living witness
OK but try and be a Governor, President, super minister not minister of state cheesy grin, or Senate president before I consider you because I can't leave in Brown roof house wink
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 6:16pm On Jun 13, 2020
ThatFairGuy:

Nahhhh. They're very classy grin Just like you.
Ogwashi-ukwu, here we come....
Send me one million for make up wink
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 6:18pm On Jun 13, 2020
DuwaRepublic:


I love my Zimbabwean brothers! But sorry I don’t need your donation, I thank God I am a very well to do Yoruba man from ondo state yup! grin
you must have Zimbabwe dollars na by force grin cheesy
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by ThatFairGuy: 6:18pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
OK but try and be a Governor, President, super minister not minister of state cheesy grin, or Senate president before I consider you because I can't leave in Brown roof house wink
No be so Those aforementioned men tey start nah. NAH FINANCIAL WOMAN UNA BE? cry

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by ThatFairGuy: 6:19pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
Send me one million for make up wink
OKAY. MAKE WE TALK AM AGAIN NEXT YEAR tongue

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 6:19pm On Jun 13, 2020
ThatFairGuy:

No be so Those aforementioned men try start nah. NAH FINANCIAL WOMAN UNA BE? cry
cheesy grin cheesy cut your coat according to your size grin cheesy
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by DuwaRepublic: 6:20pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
you must have Zimbabwe dollars na by force grin cheesy

Forcy ke, no ooo...see when you have money, you don’t need the use of force, toto dey already draw like ogbono when dey see big man agbada

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 6:20pm On Jun 13, 2020
ThatFairGuy:

OKAY. MAKE WE TALK AM AGAIN NEXT YEAR tongue
Make it next ten years grin
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Openbusiness: 6:21pm On Jun 13, 2020
Cosbyrich:


No big deal.Just looking if we can get an older person that knows the history of those names.
The only street there named after North is Kano street. And that's because this particular side of Ebute Metta, which is called Oyingbo, the side of herbert macaulay street, Cemetry, Willoughby, Market etc, these areas were dominated by successful market traders, or merchants most of whom ran their businesses in Lagos Island (dumota, Ebute-Ero, Enu Owa, Adeniji etc), and because of the huge presence of the traders, many of whom were big importers or main distributors to big FCMG companies like PZ, Wamco, Reckitt and Coleman etc, many hausas from Kano majorly will congregate there for labor offloading jobs and also security jobs, because many of these traders had warehouses in their buildings at home. Also, security was another main reason, because many of these traders would carry cash in cartons from Lagos Island and keep at home. Those aboki from Kano were good at security work (knives, daggers, jazz and fearless) and they were very honest and loyal. During that time, 60's,70's, 80's hardly will you see house without like 20 or more aboki living there
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by MetaPhysical: 6:21pm 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).









Oyatz, true story.
I love it! The Egba settlement was result of Crown Grants authorized by land conversion under Gov Glover.

This story you just brought out confirms the authority and ownership of lands in Lagos and goes to prove that even under Colonial govt nobody takes or uses land without first applying and getting approval of the Land Owners.

Eko afterall is Aworiland! grin

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by ThatFairGuy: 6:22pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
cheesy grin cheesy cut your coat according to your size grin cheesy

Nwanyiogwashi:
Make it next ten years grin
Okay o cheesy

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Nwanyiogwashi(f): 6:22pm On Jun 13, 2020
[quote author=DuwaRepublic post=90631650]

Forcy ke, no ooo...see when you have money, you don’t need the use of force, toto dey already draw like ogbono when dey see big man agbada [/quote]
Evil mind wink
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 6:26pm On Jun 13, 2020
Openbusiness:

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!

lol

Come to Ibadan street which is a little close to Costain,ask for Makurdi,Niger streets.They are inner streets around that area.You know Kano because it is a road and has a bus stop.
You don't know Yaba or Ebutte Meta.Stop arguing.
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by DuwaRepublic: 6:27pm On Jun 13, 2020
Nwanyiogwashi:
[quote author=DuwaRepublic post=90631650]

Forcy ke, no ooo...see when you have money, you don’t need the use of force, toto dey already draw like ogbono when dey see big man agbada
Evil mind wink

cool wink

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 6:31pm On Jun 13, 2020
MetaPhysical:


Agbole Mogaji ke?

Where in Island is Agbole Mogaji

We call the place Agbole Mogaji.Around Epetedo.Since when I was so small that my father built a house in Surulere,I have gone there but once.
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Sammy07: 6:35pm On Jun 13, 2020
ThatFairGuy:

We'll now come to Ogwashi-ukwu to prostrate cheesy

Hope your safety will be guaranteed grin

I don't think they'll prostrate over there grin
more like kicking each other butt

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Ojiofor: 6:37pm 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.

Awolowo street is in every state capital in Igboland and all important cities in Yorubaland are named in every state capital,leave ur village and travel and see.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by engrchykae(m): 6:44pm On Jun 13, 2020
Cosbyrich:


No big deal.Just looking if we can get an older person that knows the history of those names.
ikwerre people are not asking elders why there is olu obasanjo road in Port Harcourt.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by engrchykae(m): 6:47pm On Jun 13, 2020
Rodwave:


Ewu you can't even read before spewing your soured ewedu tribalist jargons. Cursed abobaku monkey
they don't leave their enclave because of unfounded fears.
They will therefore sit in one village in osun and be saying things
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Ladiesdoctor(m): 6:48pm On Jun 13, 2020
This is one of the questions that a stark illiterate who has never traveled in his life normally asks.
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Petyr1: 6:48pm On Jun 13, 2020
even in Borno State there is Lagos street.
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by majamajic(m): 6:49pm 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.

Kano street has high number of northerners, go down to as if u want enter 3rd mainland , oko baba area in ebute metta u see northerners too alot of them
In onitsha we have Kano street ,bida street and sokoto street in one area around main market onitsha
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Openbusiness: 7:04pm On Jun 13, 2020
Cosbyrich:


lol

Come to Ibadan street which is a little close to Costain,ask for Makurdi,Niger streets.They are inner streets around that area.You know Kano because it is a road and has a bus stop.
You don't know Yaba or Ebutte Meta.Stop arguing.
Stop talking rubbish! Ibadan street is Ebute Metta East, but costain is Ebute Metta West. Two different sides separated by muritala Mohamed way.

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by MetaPhysical: 7:16pm On Jun 13, 2020
Cosbyrich:


We call the place Agbole Mogaji.Around Epetedo.Since when I was so small that my father built a house in Surulere,I have gone there but once.

Ahh!! Yes, thats true. I know the Agbole you talk about.

It is not around Epetedo....it is actually INSIDE Epetedo!


There are 20 or 21 compounds and yes, Mogaji was one of them.

Much love bro! grin

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by ThatFairGuy: 7:32pm On Jun 13, 2020
Sammy07:

Hope your safety will be guaranteed grin
I don't think they'll prostrate over there grin more like kicking each other butt
I even forgot to ask her this grin . That side nah den of cultists. cool nwanyiogwashi, coman answer this!

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Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Openbusiness: 7:36pm On Jun 13, 2020
Petyr1:
even in Borno State there is Lagos street.
Funny enough, there is Borno street in Lagos grin, Ebute-metta East to be precise. There is Ondo street in Banana Island grin
Re: Who Named These Streets In Lagos? by Cosbyrich: 7:55pm On Jun 13, 2020
MetaPhysical:


Ahh!! Yes, thats true. I know the Agbole you talk about.

It is not around Epetedo....it is actually INSIDE Epetedo!


There are 20 or 21 compounds and yes, Mogaji was one of them.

Much love bro! grin

Are you an indigene of Lagos or you live around this place?
I did not even know the compounds were up to 20.Do you know the names of the others?

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