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|Lagos History Part 2 By Reno Omokri by samuk: 3:00pm On Mar 20|
Documentary Proof That Lagos Is Not a No Man's Land.
The #NigerianElections2023 brought about the controversy of whether or not Lagos is a No Man's Land. And there needs to be no controversy. There are ancient pre colonial maps of Eko in the British library. And there are copies of that map in Lagos. The state known today as Lagos was classified as part of the Slave Coast. The territorial waters were known as The Bight of Benin.
Present day Idumota was known on that map by its original Bini name, Idumwun-Ota (the land belonging to Ota). Obalende also features on the map by its Bini name, Oba n'ędé (meaning the Oba never fails). Obanikoro is actually Obanikáo (the Oba on the frontline)
on the map. Kao means first in Bini.
Obazuaye is now known as Bajulaye. While Isi-Eko (meaning in Bini: outpost war camp) is now known as Isale Eko.
Please do not get angry with me if you are Yoruba. I actually agree that the people who are now loosely called Yoruba, were there in what is now known as Lagos before the Binis conquered, or it you prefer, occupied the land.
The reason I am bringing out this pre colonial map, is to prove to those who say that Lagos is a No Man's Land, that they are very far from the truth.
How can a land that was surveyed in a map over 400 years ago, with identified locales, be a No Man's Land? As our people would say, no be juju be that?
Even the name for Lagos, before the Portuguese renamed it Lagos (Lagos means Lakes or lagoon in Portuguese) is of Bini origin. That name is Eko.
Eko means barracks, or war camp, in Bini language. It was used to describe Lagos because it was a military base of the Binis.
If you lived in Benin, or attended the University of Benin, you would know of a place close to Ugbowo called Eko-Oshodin. It is very popular with students. Eko-Oshodin simply means Oshodin's war camp.
The word Eko-Oshodin has been corrupted to Ekosodin by non Bini speaking students who largely populate the environ as a satellite town to the Ugbowo main campus of the University of Benin. Just like the street Papal Via was corrupted to Akpakpava. It was called Papal Via, because that was where the first Catholic priests sent by the Pope stayed. Papal Via simply means Pope Road.
The place described as Jaboo on the map is actually the modern day Ijebu. If you read my earlier piece, The Ijebu, The Yoruba and Their Influence on The Bible and Judaism, you will remember that I said that the I in Jebu was originally silent. This map is my vindication.
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|Re: Lagos History Part 2 By Reno Omokri by otuomasirichi: 3:01pm On Mar 20|
Reno omokiri doesn't know any history about Nigeria. He is an attention seeker
|Re: Lagos History Part 2 By Reno Omokri by DispatcherLagos: 3:05pm On Mar 20|
He is now serious with his blogging business
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