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Lagos Island

Lagos Island

On Lagos Island is the Lagos Lagoon a large protected harbour on the coast of West Africa. The island was home to the Yoruba fishing village of Eko, which grew into the modern city of Lagos. The city has now spread out to cover the neighbouring islands as well as the adjoining mainland.

Historically, Lagos Island “Isale eko" was home to the Brazilian Quarter of Lagos where the majority of the slave trade returnees from Brazil settled. Many families lived on Broad Street in the Marina.

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Idumota in Lagos Island, Nigeria.

Idumota

Olofin and his followers left the palace of King Oduduwa in Ile-Ife and migrated southward along a river. Oduduwa had given Olofin a mud plate with instructions to place it on the water and follow it until it sank into the river. They were to settle wherever it sank

The plate is said to have stopped at various locations and finally sank at Idumota in the present day Lagos State Nigeria. The name Awori, translation "The plate sank", became the name by which the clan is known.

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The Nigerian Subdivision

The colonials took advantage of the diversity in Nigerians to subdivide us. When you continue to divide a people they will never add up to a whole nation. One nation rich in the diversity of the Igala, the Awori, the Nupe, the Idoma, the Igbira, the Calabar, the Yoruba, the Fulani, the Gwari, the Igbo, the Hausa, the Ijebu, the Edo, the Ijesa, the Ekiti, the Egba, the Ondo, the Benin, the Ijaw, the Ishekiri, the Igbomina, the Oyo…. – @OgbeniAyotunde

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Ita Akanni, Lagos Nigeria.

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Ita Akani in Lagos Island Nigeria.

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Sale Eko, Lagos Nigeria.

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Lagos Island in Lagos State Nigeria.

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