Mushin is a Local Government Area in Lagos. It is located 10 km north of the city core, adjacent to the main road to Ikeja, is a congested residential area with inadequate sanitation and low-quality housing, it had 633,009 inhabitants at the 2006 Census. After the 1960 independence from Great Britain, there was large migrations to the suburban areas; this led to intensive overcrowding. As a result, poor sanitation and inadequate housing lead to poor living conditions. However, since the rise of industrialization in Nigeria, Mushin has become one of the largest beneficiaries of the industrial expansion, their local commercial enterprises include spinning and weaving of cotton, shoe manufacturing and motorized-cycle assembly, along with the production of powdered milk. Once a staple source of revenue in Nigeria, agriculture is a large central market; the town is home to a hospital as well educational facilities reaching the secondary school level. Mushin lies at the intersection of roads from Lagos and Ikeja.
Most of its inhabitants are from the Yoruba tribe and as a result Yoruba is the most common language spoken. North - Oshodi/Apapa expressway from Oshodi to flyover leading to international airport to Oshodi exit into Agege motor road South - Boundary with Surulere Local Government at the other side of Bishop Street to include Akobi crescent, LUTH, Idi-Araba communities East - Agege motor road from Oshodi to Bishop street West - Oshodi/Apapa expressway to Itire junction to include Itire-Ijesha communities in former Mushin Local Government
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
Agege is a suburb and local government area in the Ikeja Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. When the kolanut plantations in the Agege area started to flourish it attracted huge settlements. Agege became a powerful center of the kolanut trade; these settlements attracted different people of different backgrounds and interests such as laborers, most of these were Hausa. Whenever the Yorubas needed labourers for jobs such as cutting of trees, they would engage the services of the Hausa people; because of this work the immediate area where the Hausas lived was named ‘Ilu Awon Ageigi’ which translates as ‘Town of the tree cutters’. The name Agege was thus formed out of the word Ageigi; the boundary of Agege from the Northern part of Lagos stretches from Dopemu road through Anu-oluwapo street to olukosi down Fagbola through Osobu street to Orile road down to Old Agege Motor Road opposite Nitel. From the Southern part of Lagos it stretches from Ashade retail market to Akilo street. From the Eastern part of Lagos it stretches from Oba ogunji road up to the by-pass to Agege Motor road by Nitel office.
From the Western part of Lagos, the boundary of Agege stretches from Abeokuta express road from boundary with Ikeja Local government to Dopemu junction. When Dasab Airlines existed, its Lagos office was in Agege; the Agege Local Government was created in 1954 and was operative until 1967 after the first military takeover when it was merged with the Ikeja District council for a period of thirteen years. Agege was removed from the Ikeja Local Government in 1980 and remained so until 1983 when the Military took over power again and abolished the existing system of Local Government at the time. Again the Governance of Agege remained with Ikeja for another six years. Subsequently there have been three other local governments carved out from Agege Local Government, they are: Ifako Ijaye and Orile-Agege Local Government Areas. The inhabitants of Agege Local Government are multi-ethnic although the Awori are the indigenous inhabitants; some major communities making up the Agege Local Government are Ogba, Dopemu, Magbon, Oko-Oba, Gbogunleri, Isale Oja, Oke-Koto, Ajegunle, Keke, Papa uku/Olusanya, Moricas, Mangoro, Onipetesi, Alfa Nla and Agbotikuyo.
The inhabitants of Agege Local Government are Yorubas with the presence of sparse population of non-Yoruba speaking people. In Agege / Orile Agege, the Chieftaincy Community has three recognized Obas and Six traditional members. On 3 June 2012, Dana Air Flight 992 crashed into residential buildings in Agege while attempting to land at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, killing all 153 people on board and 10 other people on the ground, it includes a campus of Lagos State University. National Youth Service Corps Permanent Orientation Camp is located at Agege. Railway stations in Nigeria Agege Local Government New School, NYC. Sustainable Cities Club blog post about Agege, Lagos
Lagos Lagoon is a lagoon sharing its name with the city of Lagos, the largest city in Africa, which lies on its south-western side. The name is Portuguese, means'lakes' in the Portuguese language so'Lagos Lagoon' is an example of a tautological place name; the lagoon is more than 50 km long and 3 to 13 km wide, separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a long sand spit 2 to 5 km wide, which has swampy margins on the lagoon side. Its surface area is 6,354.7 km². The lagoon is shallow and is not plied by ocean-going ships, but by smaller barges and boats; the lagoon receives the discharge of the Osun River. Lagos Lagoon empties into the Atlantic via Lagos Harbour, a main channel through the heart of the city, 0.5 km to 1 km wide and 10 km long. The principal ocean port of Lagos is located at Apapa in a broad western branch off the main channel of the harbour. Another branch off the main channel and longer, separates Lagos Island from Victoria Island, the broad sand spit which forms the coastline; the city spreads along more than 30 km of the lagoon's south-western and western shoreline.
Pollution by urban and industrial waste is a major problem as a large amount of wastewater is released into the lagoon daily. The 11-km-long Third Mainland Bridge was built off the western shore to by-pass congested mainland suburbs. To its north-east the lagoon is connected by a channel passing south of the town of Epe to the Lekki Lagoon. Narrow winding channels connect the system through a broad band of coastal swamps and rivers, as far away as Sapele, 250 km to the east; the areas west of Lagos Lagoon are not well provided with roads and many communities there traditionally relied on water transport. In the middle of the lagoon are the Palaver Islands. Lagos Lagoon
A shanty town or squatter area is a settlement of improvised housing, known as shanties or shacks, made of plywood, corrugated metal, sheets of plastic, cardboard boxes. Such settlements are found on the periphery of cities, in public parks, or near railroad tracks, lagoons or city trash dump sites. Sometimes called a squatter, or spontaneous settlement, a typical shanty town lacks adequate infrastructure, including proper sanitation, safe water supply, hygienic streets, or other basic necessities to support human settlements. Shanty towns are found in developing nations, but in some parts of developed nations. Since construction is informal and unguided by urban planning, there is no formal street grid, house numbers, or named streets; such settlements lack some or all basic public services such as a sewage network, safe running water, rain water drainage, garbage removal, access to public transport, or insect and disease control services. If these resources are present, they are to be disorganized and poorly maintained.
Shanty towns tend to lack basic services present in more formally organized settlements, including policing, mail delivery, medical services, fire fighting. Fires are a particular danger for shanty towns not only for the lack of fire fighting stations and the difficulty fire trucks have traversing the settlement in the absence of formal street grids, but because of the high density of buildings and flammability of materials used in construction. A sweeping fire on the hills of Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong, in late 1953 left 53,000 dwellers homeless, prompting the colonial government to institute a resettlement estate system. Shanty towns have high rates of crime, drug use, disease. However, Swiss journalist Georg Gerster has noted that "squatter settlements, despite their unattractive building materials, may be places of hope, scenes of a counter-culture, with an encouraging potential for change and a strong upward impetus". Stewart Brand has written, more that "squatter cities are Green, they have maximum density—a million people per square mile in Mumbai—and minimum energy and material use.
People get around by foot, rickshaw, or the universal shared taxi... Not everything is efficient in the slums, though. In the Brazilian favelas where electricity is stolen and therefore free, Jan Chipchase from Nokia found that people leave their lights on all day. In most slums recycling is a way of life." Shanty towns are present in a number of countries. The largest shanty town in Asia is Orangi in Pakistan. In francophone countries, shanty towns are referred to as bidonvilles. Other countries with shanty towns include South Africa or Imijondolo, the Philippines, Brazil, West Indies such as Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, Peru. There is a major shanty town population in countries such as Bangladesh, the People's Republic of China. Although shanty towns are less common in developed countries, there are some cities. While shanty towns are less common in Europe, the growing influx of immigrants have fueled shantytowns in cities used as a point of entry into the EU, including Athens and Patras in Greece.
In Madrid, Spain, a low-class neighborhood named Cañada Real has no formal education system, professional nurseries or modern health clinics and is considered the largest slum in Europe. In Portugal, shanty towns known as "barracas" or "bairros de lata" are made up of immigrants from former Portuguese African colonies and Roma from Eastern Europe. Most of them are located in Lisbon Metropolitan Area. In the United States, some cities such as Newark and Oakland have witnessed the creation of tent cities. Other settlements in developed countries that are comparable to shanty towns include the Colonias near the border with Mexico, bidonvilles in France, which may exist in the peripheries of some cities. In some cases, shanty towns can persist in gentrified areas that local governments have yet to redevelop, or in regions of political dispute. Examples of this include the Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong. While most shanty towns begin as precarious establishments haphazardly thrown together without basic social and civil services, over time, some have undergone a certain amount of development.
The residents themselves are responsible for the major improvements. Community organizations sometimes working alongside NGOs, private companies, the government, set up connections to the municipal water supply, pave roads, build local schools; some of these shanties have become middle class suburbs. One such extreme example is the Los Olivos Neighborhood of Peru. Chameh is, one of Lima's largest, along with gated communities and plastic surgery clinics, are just a few of many developments that have transformed what used to be a decrepit shanty. A few Brazilian favelas have seen improvements in recent years, enough so to attract tourists who flock to catch a glimpse of the colorful lifestyle perched atop Rio de Janeiro's highlands. Development occurs over a long period of time and newer towns still lack basic services. There has been a general trend whereby shanties undergo gradual improvements, rather than
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
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