Port Harcourt was founded originally to transport coal from Enugu to the southern coast. Here is a view of Rumumasi, P.H. Photo: Freddy Flindt. Source: panoramio.com

Port Harcourt

Port Harcourt is a Nigerian port city, on the northern bank of the Bonny River, 30 nautica miles from the Bight of Biafra in the Atlantic Ocean. The city, discovered while a small fishing port in…

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Ogun River is seen at a distance here in this 19th Century photo of Abeokuta.

Ogun River

Ogun River is the waterfront originating in the isolated area of Saki, adjoining the Oyo National Park and gliding through Ogun State to empty into the Lagos Lagoon. Weaponry needed for the…

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Orile Owu

Orile Owu is the deformed town of ancient Owu people, reported as very thickly populated and regarded in its day among the important Yoruba settlements. The walls of the town covered a…

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Epetedo

Epetedo is an historical area in Lagos Island where some of the followers of the deposed and exiled Oba of Lagos, Kosoko, settled in the 1860s. Many of the families living in this area are ones…

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Ikoyi

Ikoyi in Lagos is bounded by the Lagos Lagoon, the Cowrie creek and the Macgregor canal that was dug by the colonial British government. The fabulous Banana Island, standing to the West, the…

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Remo

Remo is a geographical and cultural division in Ogun state situated between Lagos and Ibadan. The Remo towns, traditionally thirty-three, were part of the Ijebu kingdom with capital in Ijebu-Ode…

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Lekki

Lekki

Lekki is one of the most developed areas of Lagos, situated at the Atlantic Ocean side of the Lagos Lagoon. Lekki consists of over 20 high-end estates some of which are arranged within the two…

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Vlekete market

Vlekete market, named after a local deity, is located in the heart of Badagry town at the western coast of Nigeria. Vlekete is the major and the most popular slave market in the region. The trade…

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Sunset in Ikeja. Photo by Goodman

Ikeja

Ikeja is a component of Lagos megalopolis, 20 kilometres north of Lagos Island, serving as seat of the Lagos state government of Nigeria. Ikeja comprises the Ikeja division of the old colony…

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