Lagos Island is the principal and central local government area in Lagos, Lagos State. It is part of the Lagos Division; as of the preliminary 2006 Nigerian census, the LGA had a population of 209,437 in an area of 8.7 km². The LGA only covers the western half of Lagos Island. Lying on Lagos Lagoon, a large protected harbour on the coast of 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. Lagos Island is connected to the mainland by three large bridges which cross Lagos Lagoon to the district of Ebute Metta, it is linked to the neighbouring island of Ikoyi and to Victoria Island. The Lagos harbour district of Apapa faces the western side of the island. Forming the main commercial district of Lagos, Lagos Island plays host to the main government buildings and offices; the Catholic and Anglican Cathedrals as well as the Central Mosque are located here.
Lagos Island 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; the poorer eastern side of the island contains the poorer housing. The island is crowded and congested and attempts have been made to build new roads out over the lagoon in order to improve traffic flows, it is the part of Lagos. It is believed that the Eyo festival can only be held in this part of Lagos. Most Nigerian banks' head offices are located on Lagos Island. First Bank of Nigeria is one of the Nigerian banks with its head office in Lagos Island. Another bank that has its head office situated in Lagos Island is United Bank for Africa. Other medium and large-scale businesses such as real estate consultancy firms, electrical appliances manufacturers and retail stores are based in Marina, Lagos Island. Located on Nnamdi Azikiwe Street, Idumota Victoria St, Tom Jones Memorial hall is noteworthy as the venue of the call for positive action by zikists in November 1948.
The hall was built by trustees selected by Mr Thomas Jones who died in 1913, In his will, he bequeathed the land and funds for a hall and library in his memorial. The Lagos Marina host a number of office buildings, Bookshop House CMS and the Cathedral Church of Christ. Due to the conditions of the soil, the foundations of most of the tall buildings are either piled or raft. Buildings along the marina include National House, occupied by Shell, this was the first tall office building at Marina. Former Central Bank headquarters and Investment House, headquarters of Bank of Industry were built in 1960; the Investment House land housed Grand Hotel before it was demolished. New Africa House of UAC, Elder Dempster House, Nigerian Ports Authority head office and National Electric Power Authority's former headquarters are located along the marina. Media related to Lagos Island at Wikimedia Commons Lagos Island Local Government lagos employment
Apapa is a Local Government Area in Lagos, located to the west of Lagos Island. Apapa contains a number of ports and terminals operated by the Nigerian Ports Authority, including the major port of Lagos State and Lagos Port Complex. In its legislation, the NPA itself does not refer to any port called "Port of Apapa", rather it refers to the "Port of Lagos", "Port of Port Harcourt" and "Port of Calabar"; the region of Apapa lies near the mouth of Lagos lagoon, contains ports and terminals for various commodities such as containers and bulk cargo, offices and a small old disused railway station. It is the site of a major container terminal, owned and operated by the Federal Government of Nigeria until March 2005, now is operated by the Danish firm A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. Adjacent to the container port is the Tin Can Island Port, it houses some refineries like the Bua Group. It has commercial offices of many shipping and transportation companies. Other notable buildings include the Folawiyo Towers.
Apapa houses the headquarters of the Nigerian newspaper Thisday. An important bronze hoard of jewellery dating from the 16th Century was found in Apapa in 1907 and is now kept at the British Museum. Prisons of the Nigerian Prisons Service include: Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison The district provides housing for various levels of housing needs from executive requirements to average families including single occupation and multiple storied accommodation. There are several schools; the German School Lagos was located in Apapa. Social and recreational facilities are provided by private and public organizations including a boat club located on Apapa Creek. Railway stations in Nigeria Apapa Local Government
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education known as AOCOED, is a higher education institute located in Oto-Awori community in the Oto-Awori area of Ojo, Lagos State. Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education offers the award of Nigeria Certificate in Education and undergraduate first degree courses in Education, having affiliated to Ekiti State University; the college, called Lagos State College of Education, was established in 1958 as a Grade III teacher training college, matriculating about ninety students in its first year. In 1982, due to lack of basic infrastructures, modern facilities and increasing population, the college was moved from Surulere to its present site in Oto-Awori. Kunle Ajayi Sarah Adebisi Sosan school of science school of education school of art and social science school of vocational and technical education school of early childhood and primary education school of language Afeez Oyetoro List of schools in Lagos List of colleges of education in Nigeria Official website
Ikeja is the capital of Lagos State. Prior to the emergence of military rule in the early 1980s, Ikeja was a well planned and quiet residential and commercial town with shopping malls and government reservation areas; the Murtala Mohammed International Airport is located in Ikeja. Ikeja is home to the Femi Kuti's Africa Shrine and Lagbaja's Motherlan', it now boasts a shopping mall, Ikeja City Mall, the largest mall in the Mainland of Lagos State and has a cinema. Ikeja was settled by the Yoruba people, the locality was raided for slaves until the mid-19th century. Early in the 20th century it became an agricultural hinterland for Lagos; the opening of the Lagos-Ibadan railway in 1901 and the growth of Lagos as a port transformed Ikeja into a residential and industrial suburb of that city. In the mid-1960s an industrial estate was established, in 1976 Ikeja became the capital of the Lagos state; the Local Government administrative headquarters of Ikeja is located within the Ikeja Local Government premises.
The Chairman of Ikeja local government is Mr. Wale Odunlami. Under his tenure, Ikeja has witnessed significant infrastructural and educational development; the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has its headquarters in Ikeja on the grounds of Murtala Muhammad Airport. The Accident Investigation Bureau of the Nigerian government is headquartered in Ikeja; the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has its Lagos office in Aviation House on the grounds of the airport. Several airlines have their head offices situated in Ikeja. Arik Air's head office is in the Arik Air Aviation Centre on the grounds of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja. Aero Contractors has its head office on the grounds of Murtala Muhammed International Airport. Overland Airways has its head office in Ikeja. Other airlines with head offices in Ikeja include Dana Air. In addition, Virgin Atlantic has its Nigerian office in "The Place" in Ikeja. At one time Nigeria Airways had its head office in Airways House. Prior to its disestablishment Afrijet Airlines had its head office in the NAHCO Building on the grounds of the airport.
Bellview Airlines had its headquarters in the Bellview Plaza. Other disestablished airlines with head offices in Ikeja include Air Nigeria, on the 9th Floor of Etiebets Place. A slum in Ikeja was selected by C. J. Obasi as a production location for his upcoming Nollywood thriller, Ojuju. Districts in the city include: Oregun Ojodu Opebi Akiode Alausa Agidingbi Magodo Maryland Government Residence Area, Ikeja Ikeja is home to a large computer market, popularly known as Otigba. Begun in 1997 as a small market of only 10 shops, the current market now has well over 3000. While most vendors provide the expected computer sales and repair services, it is possible to find sales and repair services for various types of office equipment and electronic devices; as the market is unplanned, it has experienced growing pains. Some local residents are upset at the expanding market. Traffic around the area has become congested, it can be impossible to find a place to park; the electrical infrastructure overloaded and unreliable, has become stressed with the new market.
Computer and electronics stores require power to work on computers and demonstrate their products to potential customers, this added load has made the supply erratic. Railway stations in Nigeria Eko Hospital Surulere
King's College, Lagos
King's College, Lagos is a secondary school in Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria. It was founded on 20 September 1909 with 10 students on its original site at Lagos Island, adjacent to Tafawa Balewa Square; the school admits male students only although some female HSC students were admitted before the establishment of Queen's College Lagos, popularly known as King's College's sister school. King's College conducts exams for the West African School-Leaving Certificate and the National Examinations Council. In 1908, the Nigerian Acting Director of Education in Lagos, Henry Rawlingson Carr advised Governor Walter Egerton on a detailed scheme of education in Lagos. Carr's suggestions and proposals were the basis for the formation of King's College. Carr convinced the London Board of Education that King's College's education mission would not overlap but supplement the education initiatives of missionary societies; as a result, some authors regard Henry Carr as the "architect of King's College". On 20 September 1909 King’s School came into being.
There were 10 pioneer students which included J. C. Vaughan, Isaac Ladipo Oluwole, Frank Macaulay, Herbert Mills, O. A. Omololu and Moses King. Oluwole was the first senior prefect of the school; the school building was erected and furnished at a cost of £10,001. It consists of a hall to accommodate 300 students, 8 lecture rooms, a chemical laboratory and an office; the philosophy of King’s School was “to provide for the youth of the colony a higher general education than that supplied by the existing Schools, to prepare them for Matriculation Examination of the University of London and to give a useful course of Study to those who intend to qualify for Professional life or to enter Government or Mercantile service.” The staff of the college consists of three Europeans with two African assistant teachers. Members of the Education Department were engaged as lectures of the evening classes; the government awarded three exhibitions annually based on merit. The beneficiaries of the scholarships are entitled to free tuition and a government grant of 6 pounds per annum.
Conversely, holders of exhibitions receive free tuition. The average attendance of students as at the end of 1910 was 16; this rose to 67 as at the end of 1914. In 1926, The Development of the Education Department, 1882–1925 was published. Chapter 1, "Annual Report on the Education Development, Southern Provinces, for the year 1926" unearthed interesting facts about the school, it reads, in part, "…1909 is chiefly noticeable for the opening of King’s College as a Government Secondary School under the headmastership of a Mr. Lomax, seconded from the Survey Department, and, assisted by two European Masters; the number of boys on the roll was 11. In 1909, Mr. Hyde-Johnson was appointed headmaster of King’s College, but nine months he succeeded Mr. Rowden as Director of Education….." That the first headmaster of the college was Mr. Lomax is an outstanding revelation, outstanding because the general conception has always been that Mr. Hyde-Johnson who held that position; until 1954 when the first edition of the brief history of the college was written, the popular myth was that Mr. Hyde-Johnson was the first principal of King’s College.
Except for the few surviving foundation students, there was hardly any Old Boy who had heard of Mr. Lomax. An insight into life at K. C. in its early years is provided by F. S. Scruby’s article dated 24 February 1924 in the Mermaid titled “Further Glimpse of the Past”: ”It revived many memories which are never dormant to read Ikoli’s flattering recollections of my all too short “regime’ at K. C. Having taught the young Australian out in the “Bush’ in sunny New South Wales and spent holidays in Fiji and the Pacific Islands, it was the pleasurable anticipation that I came to Lagos and was a great disappointment to me to have to resign the post so soon.‘It is a curious thing that Ikoli should have noticed that some boys run the risk of being spoiled. To this day Old Boys from Schools in which I taught in England before going to Lagos remind me of the lasting impression, made on them when they showed any symptoms of such deterioration; the feasts so generously described in the December number were only meeting s of the Matriculation class- Oluwole and Macaulay- who use to come up to my quarters once or twice a week to read Shakespeare."In looking back on the Physical Training, I am afraid Okoli has taken off his rose-coloured spectacles.
The Sergeant of the W. A. R. F. F. Who used to come and give lessons were not old on peppery, he was a good Instructor and fond of boys but the fact remains that P. T. was not popular, one small boy in particular used to come and report to me that he was ‘sore-footed’, take his big dose from the bottle and an hour’s work as well. It was my great ambition that a cadet Company should be formed at K. C. as the first company of a Lagos Cadet Battalion School were circularized by the Education Department, but the scheme fell through."It is a great joy though it is not a matter of Surprise to know that K. C. has prospered during the last 13 years with the development of the House System and Inter-house Sports." There are four houses in the school named after former principals. Hyde-Johnson's Panes' House, Mckee-Wright's House and Harman's House, it has nine arms per c
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Nigeria has 774 local government areas. Each local government area is administered by a Local Government Council consisting of a chairman, the Chief Executive of the LGA, other elected members who are referred to as Councillors; each of the areas is further subdivided into wards with a minimum of ten and a maximum of fifteen for each area. The functions of Local Governments are detailed in the Nigerian Constitution and include: Economic recommendations to the State. Local Government Areas In Nigeria By State: A comprehensive list of all Local Government Areas in Nigeria and their respective States. Nigeria Congress On Line Nigeria Sustainable Urban Development and Good Governance in Nigeria Thomas Brinkhoff: NIGERIA: Administrative Division, in www.citypopulation.de
Oshodi-Isolo is a Local Government Area within Lagos State. It was formed by the second republic Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Kayode Jakande known as'Baba Kekere' and the first Executive Chairman of the Local Government was late Sir Isaac Ademolu Banjoko; the LGA is part of the Ikeja Division of Nigeria. At the 2006 Census it had a population of 621,509 people, an area of 45 square kilometers. Hon. Idris Bolaji Muse Ariyoh, has been re-elected for a second term into office July 25, 2017, as the Executive Chairman, it is represented in the Lagos state House of Assembly by Shokunle Hakeem for Oshodi/Isolo I and Emeka Odimogu Oshodi for Isolo II. In the House of Representatives, Mutiu Alao Shadimu and Tony Chinedu Nwulu both of the PDP represent the Oshodi-Isolo I and Oshodi-Isolo II respectively. Oshodi-Isolo Local Government