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Published by Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education in Lagos, Nigeria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Yoruba (African people) -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Other titlesAwori of Lagos State
    Statementedited by E.A. Ajayi, R.O. Ajetunmobi, and S.A. Akindele.
    ContributionsAjayi, E. A., Ajetunmobi, R. O., Akindele, S. A.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT515.45.Y67 H57 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 149 p. :
    Number of Pages149
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL77608M
    ISBN 109781420359
    LC Control Number99180832
    OCLC/WorldCa40099978

    The evolution and development of Lagos State. Awori Awori of Lagos Awori settlements Aworiland Badagry became Benin invasions Benin origin British centre century Christianity class of chiefs coast coastal Yoruba land colonial communities cultural deity drum early Ebute Ebute Metta economic Egba Egun Egungun electric energy environment. General Information on Lagos State, Nigeria History of Lagos Lagos State, Nigeria was created on by virtue of State (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Decree No. 14 of , which restructured Nigeria’s Federation into 12 states. Prior to this, Lagos Municipality had been administered by the Federal Government through the.

    PEOPLE. Lagos State is essentially a Yoruba environment inhabited by its sub-nationality of Aworis and Ogus in Ikeja and Badagry Divisions respectively, with the Ogus being found mainly in Badagry and the Awori forming the indigenous population of Lagos where there are, nevertheless, other pioneer immigrant settlers – Edos, Saros, Brazilians, Kannike/Tapa, etc collectively called Lagosians. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Papers presented at a conference on the History of Lagos State hosted by the Department of History, University of Lagos in April "--Page vii.

    Chibundu Onuzo’s sophomore novel, Welcome to Lagos, is a novel deeply embedded in the heart and soul of Lagos, Nigeria. This is book is not meant to be a tourist's guide to the city. It is neither positive propaganda nor demonstratively negative toward the culture or /5(). Lagos State is an administrative division of Nigeria, located in the southwestern part of the country. The smallest in area of Nigeria's states, Lagos State is the second most populous state (after Kano State) and arguably the most economically important state of the country,[4] containing Lagos, the nation's largest urban area. The actual population total is disputed between the official.


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History of the Awori of Lagos State Download PDF EPUB FB2

A History of the Awori of Lagos State E. Ajayi, R. Ajetunmobi, Akindele S. A., S. Akindele Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, - Yoruba (African people) - pages.

A history of the Awori of Lagos State Paperback – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Paperback, January 1, "Please retry" — Format: Paperback. The Awori is a tribe of the Yoruba people speaking a distinct dialect of the Yoruba language. And they are presently found in both Ogun State and Lagos State, Nigeria. Awori belief system.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages: illustrations ; 21 cm: Other Titles: Awori of Lagos State: Responsibility. The present-day Lagos state has a high percentage of Awori, who migrated to the area from Isheri along the Ogun river. Throughout history, it was home to a number of warring ethnic groups who had settled in the area.

Following its early settlement by the Awori nobility, and its conquest by the Bini warlords of Benin, the state first came to the. The history of Lagos and the aboriginal tribes. Of all the indigenous tribes of Lagos state – Awori, Ilaje, Ijebu and Egun, Ilaje is the singular most ubiquitous group found significantly in.

Lagos is the only state where a non-indigene would serve as a legislator from Lagos in the House of Representatives while at the same time joining the. Lagos means “lakes” in Portuguese, the language of the first European-settlers known to visit the settlement, then already inhabited by the Awori, in [1] From the first contacts with the region until the early 20th century, another Portuguese name for the city that was interchangeably used was Onim,[2] finally abandoned in favor of Lagos.

Lagos has been called the ‘commercial capital’ of Nigeria and a ‘no man’s land’ but few people know why. This article will present you with a brief history and some interesting facts about ‘Lasgidi’. Lagos is the smallest state in Nigeria with only 3, square kilometers.

Lagos, which means “lakes”, was a name given to the settlement by the Portuguese. The present-day Lagos state has a high percentage of Awori, who migrated to the area from Isheri along the Ogun river. Throughout history, it was home to a number of warring ethnic groups who had settled in the area.

The Awori are peaceful, coastal agro-fishery and distinct Yoruboid-speaking people that forms a sub-ethnic group of the larger Yoruba people of West Africa, particularly in Nigeria and Benin. The Awori are found in large concentrated in Ogun State and Lagos State, Nigeria.

Zangbeto cultural troupe of Awori people of Badagryland. Of all the indigenous tribes of Lagos state – Awori, Ilaje, Ijebu and Egun, Ilaje is the singular most ubiquitous group found significantly in all Lagos administrative territorial divisions and.

Brief History of Lagos State Lagos State was created out of the former western region by the then regime of General Yakubu Gowon. It's capital is Ikeja. Lagos state is situated in the southwestern part of Nigeria, Lagos State occupies 3, square kilometres, and spans the Guinea coast of Atlantic Ocean for over km., from the Republic of Benin on the west to its boundary with Ogun state in.

A Short History of the Awori. The Awori are a sub-ethnic group of the Yoruba stock, speaking a distinct dialect of the Yoruba language. Traditionally, Awori are found in two Nigerian States: Ogun and Lagos. The Awori people migrated from Ile Ife and occupied the present day Lagos state. Lagos has its own history and the original inhabitants of Lagos – the Aworis – settled over years ago.

I have said it many times recently that Lagos has its own indigenes. The page book traces the history of the Awori sub-ethnic Yoruba group to the ancestral home of all Yorubas, Ile-Ife, and narrates, in great detail, how.

THE REAL HISTORY OF LAGOS.(who can lay claim to the land). source: wikipedia. Researched by Ejike Michael According to the oral history of Lagos, at some point around CE, the Oba (King) of the Benin Empire - who used to send trade expeditions to Ghana, where spices were traded - heard from one of his traders complaints about the way she was being treated by the Awori who lived in the.

History revealed that Olofin Ogunfunminire, the progenitor of the Awori and the father of the Idejo came from Ile Ife to settle in Isheri Olofin (a small town along the Lagos Ibadan Expressway.

Lagos, state, southwestern Nigeria, on the coast of the Bight of is bounded by the state of Ogun to the north and east, by the Bight of Benin to the south, and by the Republic of Benin to the west. From to the area included in the state was administered by the British as.

According to J.B losi M. book titled "History of Lagos" Lagos was founded and first occupied by a group of hunters led by Olofin Ogunfunminire,a prince from Ile-Ife, who first settled at Isheri-Olofin,a community situated 12miles north of lagos.

In totality,the period of the Awori's settlement and that of Benin represented two different. History Lagos Island is the historical centre of Lagos. The buildings, alone, within this area are a display of Nigerian history, from the birth of Lagos (around CE) till today.

Despite all the history that encompasses this island, it is rarely visited for this purpose.The present day Lagos state has a higher percent of this sub-group who allegedly migrated to the area from Isheri along the Ogun river.

History has it that the Awori were actually from Ife the cradle of Yorubaland. The Awori people are a peaceful people initially not taken to warfare.History Early History. Before the Portuguese name of Lagos had been adopted, Lagos' initial name was Eko which referred mainly to the Island.

The first to settle in Eko were the Aworis. [6] The Awori hunters and fishermen had originally come from Ile-Ife to the coast. [4] The name Eko comes either from the Yoruba "Oko" (cassava farm) or "Eko" (war camp).). Over years ago, the Oba of Bini.