Lagos is the largest city in Nigeria. In 1989 the population was 1, 274, 000. It is still growing immensely as we speak. It is the former capital of Nigeria. It is located on the Gulf of Guinea. It occupies four islands (Lagos, Iko yi, Victoria, and Ido).
Lagos is Nigeria’s largest city. It is the administrative and economic center of Lagos and also its main port. Main Industries include railroad repair, motor vehicle assembly, food processing, and the manufacture of metal products, textiles, beverages, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, soap, and furniture. The city is a road and railroad center and has an international airport. In Lagos, education is usually private. There are both Boarding Schools and Home schooling and both cost a lot of money.
Public Schools are not that common in Lagos like they are here. The main source of transportation in Lagos is Buses and “tracks.’ Tracks are a simple version of street cars. In Lagos, power failures, water-supply interruptions and traffic jams is very common due to the huge population. Pollution is a very serious problem because of the surrounding lagoons have been used as dumps for the past few years and the increase in factories and cars. There are many national institutions located in Lagos, among them are the National Museum, the National Library, the University of Nigeria, and the University of Lagos. Brief History The Portuguese, was the first to visit Lagos in 1472.
It was later established as a slave-trading center. The area was under the rule of the Kingdom of Benin from the late-16 th to the mid-19 th century then in 1861. I twas later taken over by the British. The city became the capital of the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria in 1914 and the capital of independent Nigeria in 1960.
The Term Paper on The Domestication of the English Language for Literary Purpose in Nigeria: Creating a National Identity Dare Owolabi
Abstract—Nigeria is, obviously, one of the largest ESL users in the world. The language that first came with the colonial masters as a foreign language has since grown in leaps and bounds to now become a second language and, unarguably, the country’s official language. As the largest black nation in the world, Nigeria, using English as the official language, has affected the language in a way that ...
A new Federal Capital Territory was then created in the central part of the country in 1976 as a symbol of national unity. In December 1991, Nigeria’s capital was formally transferred from Lagos to Abuja but some government offices stayed in Lagos.