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A view of Carter Bridge ,Lagos. Photo by E. Ludwig (John Hinde Studios). The Bridge was built in 1901 is one of three bridges connecting Lagos Island to the mainland, the other are the Third Mainland and Eko bridges. At the time of its construction, this was the only bridge connection between the mainland and Lagos Island. The bridge starts from Iddo on the mainland and ends at Idumota area of Lagos Island.The bridge was named after Sir Gilbert Thomas Carter, a former Governor of the Colony of Lagos. The Carter Bridge was originally constructed by the British colonial government, prior to Nigerian independence in 1960.
After independence, the bridge was dismantled, redesigned and rebuilt during late 1970s. The Alaka-Ijora flyover, on the Iddo end of the span was completed in 1973. #lagos #culture. #vintageimage #ASIRIMagazine #cnnafrica #heritage #historyoflagos #sundayfunday #historychannel #yoruba #obaoflagos #traditional #lagosstategovt #carterbridge #madeinnigeria

Lagos Monarch, Akiolu Endorses Buhari, Ambode For Second Term

The Oba of Lagos, His Royal Majesty, Rilwan Osuolale Akiolu, has called on Nigerians, particularly Lagosians, to ensure the return of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
The Lagos monarch made the appeal to Lagos electorate, yesterday, in his palace when Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures paid him a courtesy visit in the course of their quarterly meeting in Lagos.
Oba Akiolu said the appeal was informed by the excellent performance of elected officials in the course of carrying out their duties. “They have done well. And going by their performances during the few years that they have been saddled with the leadership positions, they have shown to all and sundry that they can do more if given the opportunity again,” he said.
The Lagos monarch further advised politicians to work for the interest and welfare of Nigerians.
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#LagosMonarch #ObaAkiolu #EndorsesBuhari,AmbodeForSecondTerm #obaoflagos #election2019 #nigeriapolitics
#nigeria2019election #Globalexcellencemagazine

This Picture was taken 124 years ago. Some key Lagos personalities at the Opening of the Shitta Mosque- Lagos, 1894.
Seated- On Left: Oyekan I (Oba of Lagos)On Right: Edward Wilmot Blyden(Pan-Africanist)

Standing- 2nd From left: John Otunba-Payne(Registrar Supreme Court), 1st From Right: Richard Beale Blaize(Businessman & Newspaper proprietor) 2nd From Right J.S. Adelabu Leigh(Consul)3rd from Right: Hon. J.P.L Davies(Mariner, Businessman & Philanthropist), 4th from Right Mohammed Shitta-Bey aka 'Olowo Pupa'(Businessman & Philanthropist)
(photo: N.W Holm) #lagos #mosques #shittabey #culture. #ijebu #traditionalart #vintageimage #ASIRIMagazine #cnnafrica #heritage #historyoflagos #sundayfunday☀️ #historychannel #yoruba #obaoflagos #traditional #lagosstategovt

#Buhari No Dey Materialistically Like Other People - Oba of Lagos, #RilwanAkiolu

The #ObaofLagos, Rilwan Akiolu don describe oga Presido Buhari as person wey no bi materialistic leader.
Make una read wetin im yarn “If you watch the life of President Buhari, he is not materialistically minded like the other people”. “God loves this country and we are very lucky. My appeal to you, my sons and daughters is that let peace return to this country. Nigeria is not going to break. If all of us will cooperate, Nigeria will move forward. We are all one and we should regard ourselves as that. Cooperate with the national government. I believe in the corporate existence of Nigeria”. #MadamAproko #pidginnews #pidgintori #aproko #aprokotori #Pidginblog #instantaproko #politicalnews

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Macaulay was a great socialite; he electrified the social life in Lagos before what Echeruo called the ‘death’ of the peculiarly Victorian Lagos society at the end of the last century. He was a regular feature at the numerous ‘at home’, Conversaziones’, concerts, shows etc, that were part of the Lagos society. It was in this milieu that he came to acknowledge the gift that was to stand him in good stead during his quarrel with the government over the Eleko- his remarkable genius for organizing things and people.
Macaulay and Carr share the distinction of being the greatest bibliophiles in Nigerian history. No one can possibly write about Lagos history and politics without consulting the thousands of files collected by Macaulay on just about every subject in Lagos history. He was known as ‘the wizard of Kirsten Hall’ because of his ability to obtain classified information’s which he used to devastating effect. His network of informants would be the envy of modern intelligence service. He paid handsomely for this but his real asset was that those who gave him information genuinely believed that he would use it in the national interest.

Chapter 4: Henry Carr and Herbert Macaulay (Modern and Traditional Elites in the Politics of Lagos)
#historyoflagos #history #colonialnigeria #lagosstate #ASIRIMagazine #henrycarr #HerbertMacaulay #obaoflagos #heritage #culture #throne #lagospolitics #eleko

Having a healthy relationship with peers helps a child to develop confidence and this is one social skill we nurture at City Pride School. Don't they look cute! together?
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#dressup #playdressup #king #obaoflagos #parentingtips #school #nursery #schoolsinlagos #lagos #parent #education #learning #schoolinlekki #teaching #parenting #parenthood #parents #mums #childwelfare #girls #boys #drawing #schoolsinlekki #schoolsinlagos #pride #schoolspirit

Positive minds are powerful minds. We can do and achieve almost anything with a mind that has the willingness and determination to do so.

Think positive today and let your actions follow suit.
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#dressup #playdressup #king #obaoflagos #parentingtips #school #nursery #schoolsinlagos #lagos #parent #education #learning #schoolinlekki #teaching #parenting #parenthood #parents #mums #childwelfare #girls #boys #drawing #schoolsinlekki #schoolsinlagos #pride #schoolspirit

Macaulay was a great socialite; he electrified the social life in Lagos before what Echeruo called the ‘death’ of the peculiarly Victorian Lagos society at the end of the last century. He was a regular feature at the numerous ‘at home’, Conversaziones’, concerts, shows etc, that were part of the Lagos society. It was in this milieu that he came to acknowledge the gift that was to stand him in good stead during his quarrel with the government over the Eleko- his remarkable genius for organizing things and people.
Macaulay and Carr share the distinction of being the greatest bibliophiles in Nigerian history. No one can possibly write about Lagos history and politics without consulting the thousands of files collected by Macaulay on just about every subject in Lagos history. He was known as ‘the wizard of Kirsten Hall’ because of his ability to obtain classified information’s which he used to devastating effect. His network of informants would be the envy of modern intelligence service. He paid handsomely for this but his real asset was that those who gave him information genuinely believed that he would use it in the national interest.

Chapter 4: Henry Carr and Herbert Macaulay (Modern and Traditional Elites in the Politics of Lagos)
#historyoflagos #history #colonialnigeria #lagosstate #ASIRIMagazine #henrycarr #HerbertMacaulay #obaoflagos #heritage #culture #throne #lagospolitics #eleko

#CCM (Child Crush Monday)

Shout out to our super cool gentleman. BANJO FERANMI is smart, brave, full of life and a big encouragement to other kids in the school. We are proud of him and we think he deserves some accolade today. Join us to show some love to our very own BANJO FERANMI.
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#dressup #playdressup #king #obaoflagos #parentingtips #school #nursery #schoolsinlagos #lagos #parent #education #learning #schoolinlekki #teaching #parenting #parenthood #parents #mums #childwelfare #girls #boys #drawing #schoolsinlekki #schoolsinlagos #pride #schoolspirit

Ever heard of the saying "you are what you eat?"
Same logic applies; the way you see yourself is how you carry yourself and is the way people will perceive you to be. Never belittle yourself, Say positive things to yourself and above all BELIEVE IN YOU.

Let's pay homage to our beloved Oba of Eko.

We had so much fun playing dress up and imitating roles and our shining little stars were excited to take up indigenous roles of iconic people in the society and we are super proud of them.

Ashipa - Lagos & Benin
A band of Yorubas, led by a cadet of the royal family, appears to have settled at Isheri on the Ogun river, about 12 miles as the crow flies from the present town of Lagos; the settlers then spread southwards to Ebute Metta on the mainland opposite Iddo island, where a town was built and farming was begun.

Sometime after this the outbreak of war among the Yorubas endangered the existence of the small community at Ebute Metta; the town was therefore abandoned and the inhabitants moved accross to Iddo island where they were more secure from attack.

Iddo, however was scarcely large enough to support the number of settlers, and as the farms on the mainland were considered too accesible to potential enemies, it was decided to begin cultivation on the neighbouring island of Lagos, which until then had been the resort of only fishermen.

It was not very long after the move to Iddo that the first invasion from Benin took place; the inhabitants were fortunate that at this crisis their Olofin, or Ruler was a man of great courage and strong character and under his leadership the King of Benin's soldiers were reuplsed. Subsequent attacks met with no better success and the Olofin gained in fame and influence.
He is reputed to have had thirty-two sons, and one-half of these he made headmen or petty Chiefs; for they could not, if the one be excepted who succeeded his father, have desrved a higher title, considering how circumscribed their territorial possessions were. [Historical Notices of Lagos, West Africa (1880), by Rev J.B. Wood, p. 13]

Of the other sons, one succeeded his father as Oloto of Iddo, the title of Olofin falling into abeyance "probably because of the distinguished character of the Olofin, and the high regard entertained for him after his death"; four others were made Chiefs of portions of the neighbouring mainland and the island of Lagos was divided among the remaining ten.
Image:Oba Akitoye of Lagos (1853) #eko #benin #history #ASIRIMagazine #obaoflagos #obaakitoye #royal #heritage #historyoflagos #obaoflagos #traditional #culture #digitaltales

Image: Oba of Lagos, Akitoye I with his aides in the 1850's

Tradition maintains that Kosoko might then have been called upon to reign, but his whereabouts were unknown. Instead, Akitoye, a younger son of Ologun Kuture and uncle of Kosoko, was crowned. In an effort at reconciliation, the new oba located his nephew and announced that he intended to invite him home. The chiefs protested none more forcefully than the Eletu Odibo, but Akitoye would not listen. Kosoko soon returned to Lagos in the ship of a famous West African slave trader, José Domingo Martinez. Akitoye tried to appease his nephew, giving him gifts, granting him the title of olpjà of Ereko, or owner of Ereko market, and allowing him to establish a court at Lagos. Convinced that the town was not big enough for both of them, the Eletu Odibo departed for Badagrwith many of his followers. When Akitoye insisted on the chief’s return, Kosoko vowed to “make himself king” if his enemy reentered Lagos.

He sent a crier around the town singing, “Tell that little child at court yonder to be careful; for if he is not careful he will be punished.” Akitoye’s crier replied, “I am like a pin firmly driven into the ground, which is always hard to root out but ever remain[s] firm.” Kosoko’s crier returned, “I am the digger who always root[s] out a pin.”Important chiefs and powerful warriors lined up on both sides—the Asogbon and lesser àbàgbpn or war chiefs behind Akitoye and the Oloto, other ìdfjo or landowning chiefs, and Oshodi Tapa, Ajenia, and Iposu—powerful warriors—behind Kosoko

War soon broke out between the two factions. Akitoye at last persuaded the Eletu Odibo to come home from Badagry, and he also appealed to the Egba for assistance. Kosoko sought help from Dahomey and Ijebu. These alliances drew Lagos into the broader regional conflagration. During the battle that ensued, Kosoko’s forces burned the town and then surrounded the oba’s troops, cutting off their supply of fresh water, which forced them to drink sea water and gave the encounter its name: Ìjà Omiró, or “the battle of salt water.”Kosoko’s supporters subsequently captured the EletuOdibo. #historyoflagos #ASIRIMagazine #obaoflagos #heritage

VIDEO: Oba Akiolu of Lagos “toasting” the Presenter interviewing him on TVC

#viewnaija #ObaofLagos #TVC #Presenter #ObaAkinolu #Lagos #Nigeria #Instantlikes #instantfollowers #Love #Women #Talk

Over the past few days, a video of the Oba of Lagos 'shooting his shot' on live TV has been met with various reactions on social media. Here are some of these reactions you need to see
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What do you think about the Oba's moves though?
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#PulseNigeria #ObaOfLagos

Over the past few days, a video of the Oba of Lagos 'shooting his shot' on live TV has been met with various reactions on social media. Here are some of these reactions you need to see
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What do you think about the Oba's moves though?
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#PulseNigeriaTV #PulseWoChit #PulseOriginal #ObaOfLagos

Over the past few days, a video of the Oba of Lagos 'shooting his shot' on live TV has been met with various reactions on social media. Here are some of these reactions you need to see
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What do you think about the Oba's moves though?
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#PulseNigeria #PulseWoChit #PulseOriginal #ObaOfLagos

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