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Timeline of Lagos


Timeline of Lagos


The following is a timeline of the history of the metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria.

Prior to 19th century

  • 1472 - Ruy de Sequeira of Portugal names area "Lago de Curamo."
  • 1600 - Ashipa becomes Oba.
  • 1630
    • King Ado in power.
    • Iga Idunganran built (approximate date).
  • 1669 - King Gabaro in power.
  • 1704 - King Akinsemoyin in power.
  • 1749
    • Eletu Kekere becomes Oba.
    • King Ologun Kutere in power.
  • 1775 - Adele Ajosun becomes Oba.
  • 1780 - Eshilokun becomes Oba.
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19th century

  • 1829 - Oba Idewu Ojulari in power.
  • 1837 - Oba Oluwole in power.
  • 1841 - Akitoye becomes Oba.
  • 1845 - Oba Kosoko in power.
  • 1851 - British bombardment of Lagos.
  • 1852 - British consulate established.
  • 1853 - King Dosunmu in power.
  • 1859- The CMS Grammar School in Bariga, a suburb of Lagos in Lagos State, is the oldest secondary school in Nigeria, founded on 6 June 1859 by the Church Missionary Society
  • 1860 - Catholic church established.
  • 1861 - Lagos annexed by the British.
  • 1862 - Lagos becomes a British colony.
  • 1866 - Population: 25,083.
  • 1878 - Methodist Boys' High School founded.
  • 1881 - Population: 37,452.
  • 1885 - Oba Oyekan I in power.
  • 1886 - Telephone cables connect Lagos to London.
  • 1888 - Lagos Chamber of Commerce established.
  • 1889 - Court House built.
  • 1894
    • Lagos Echo and Lagos Standard newspapers begin publication.
    • Bank of British West Africa established.
  • 1898 - Electric street lighting commences operation.
  • 1899
    • Anglo-African Bank established.
    • Briton William MacGregor becomes governor of Lagos Colony.
  • 1900 - Ibadan-Lagos railway begins operating.

20th century

1901–1959

  • 1901
    • Oba Eshugbayi Eleko in power.
    • Carter Bridge built.
    • Lagos Institute founded.
    • Population: 41,487.
  • 1903 - Artist Aina Onabolu active.
  • 1908 - Lagos Municipal Board of Health and People's Union established.
  • 1909 - King's College, Lagos founded.
  • 1911
    • Kano-Lagos railway begins operating.
    • Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society chapter established.
    • Population: 73,766.
  • 1913 - Apapa wharf built.
  • 1914
    • Lagos becomes capital of the British Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria.
    • Lagos Central Times newspaper begins publication (approximate date).
    • Anfani Bus Service begins operating.
  • 1917 - Lagos Town Council and Colonial Bank established.
  • 1920s - Lagos Market Women's Association founded.
  • 1921 - Population: 98,303.
  • 1923
    • Ansar Ud Deen (religious group) and Lagos Women's League established.
    • Nigerian National Democratic Party founded in Lagos.
  • 1925
    • Oba Ibikunle Akitoye in power.
    • Lagos Daily News newspaper begins publication.
  • 1926
    • Nigerian Daily Times newspaper begins publication.
    • Industrial Army Home (reformatory) built in Yaba.
  • 1927 - Queen's College, Lagos and Lagos Executive Development Board established.
  • 1928
    • Oba Sanusi Olusi in power.
    • St Gregory's College, Lagos and Lagos Book Club founded.
  • 1930 - Stadium built.
  • 1931
    • Tom Jones Library opens.
    • Population: 126,474.
  • 1932
    • Oba Falolu in power.
    • Igbobi College and Yaba Higher College founded.
  • 1939 - Yaba Estate built.
  • 1943 - Art Exhibition Centre and Lagos Museum open.
  • 1944 - Nigerian Women's Party organized in Lagos.
  • 1945 - Holy Child College Obalende established.
  • 1946
    • Anglican Cathedral built.
    • Nigerian Breweries incorporated.
  • 1947 - Yaba College of Technology founded.
  • 1949
    • "Rent control committee" organized.
    • Oba Adeniji Adele in power.
  • 1950
    • Mayoral council established; Abubakar Ibiyinka Olorun-Nimbe elected mayor.
    • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos active.
  • 1951 - Lagos becomes part of the Western Region.
  • 1952 - Population: 267,407.
  • 1957
    • Nigerian National Museum founded.
    • Irohin Imole Yoruba-language newspaper begins publication.
  • 1958 - Stationery Stores Football Club founded.

1960–1999

  • 1960 - Lagos Stock Exchange and Nigeria Acceptances Limited.
  • 1961 - Nigerian Institute of International Affairs founded.
  • 1962 - University of Lagos established.
  • 1963
    • Independence House built.
    • Population: 655,246.
  • 1964
    • National Library of Nigeria built.
    • Bagatelle restaurant in business (approximate date).
    • Lebanese Community School established.
  • 1965 - Adeyinka Oyekan II becomes Oba.
  • 1967
    • Lagos State created.
    • Mobolaji Johnson becomes governor of Lagos State.
  • 1972 - Lagos National Stadium built.
  • 1973 - 2nd All-Africa Games held.
  • 1975
    • Eko Bridge built.
    • Federal Government College Lagos and Bridge Boys Football Club founded.
    • Adekunle Lawal becomes governor of Lagos State.
    • Population: 1,060,848 city; 1,476,837 urban agglomeration.
  • 1976 - National Arts Theatre built.
  • 1977
    • Second World African Festival of Arts and Culture held in Festac Town.
    • Fela Kuti's Kalakuta Republic compound in Mushin burns down.
    • Nigerian Institute of Medical Research established in Yaba (approximate date).
    • Ndubuisi Kanu becomes governor of Lagos State.
  • 1978 - Ebitu Ukiwe becomes governor of Lagos State.
  • 1979
    • Murtala Muhammed International Airport opens.
    • Lateef Jakande becomes governor of Lagos State.
  • 1980
    • Badagry-Lagos highway constructed.
    • Lagos Plan of Action drafted.
    • Apata Memorial High School founded.
    • Wonder Baking Company in business.
  • 1981
    • International School Lagos established.
    • Winners' Chapel megachurch begins.
  • 1982 - Indian Language School established.
  • 1983
    • Vanguard newspaper begins publication.
    • Mama Cass restaurant in business.
  • 1984 - Gbolahan Mudasiru becomes governor of Lagos State.
  • 1985 - Newswatch magazine begins publication.
  • 1986 - Mike Akhigbe becomes governor of Lagos State.
  • 1988 - Raji Rasaki becomes governor of Lagos State.
  • 1989
    • African Championships in Athletics held.
    • Intercontinental Bank founded.
  • 1990
    • Third Mainland Bridge opens.
    • Lagos City Polytechnic and Equitorial Trust Bank established.
    • Population: 4,764,000 (urban agglomeration).
  • 1991
    • Federal government relocates from Lagos to Abuja.
    • Tell Magazine begins publication.
    • Diamond Bank opens.
    • Lagos Business School established.
  • 1992
    • Pepsi Football Academy founded, Agege.
    • Nigerian Air Force C-130 crash.
    • Michael Otedola becomes governor of Lagos State.
  • 1993
    • Jhalobia Gardens opens.
    • Olagunsoye Oyinlola becomes governor of Lagos State.
  • 1994
    • Chocolat Royal in business.
    • P.M. News newspaper begins publication.
  • 1995
    • Thisday newspaper begins publication.
    • Population: 5,966,000 (urban agglomeration).
  • 1996
    • Babington Macaulay Junior Seminary established.
    • Tastee Fried Chicken opens in Surulere.
    • Mohammed Buba Marwa becomes governor of Lagos State.
  • 1997
    • Redeemer's International Secondary School founded in Maryland.
    • Tantalizers restaurant opens in Festac Town (approximate date).
  • 1999
    • 20 February: Nigerian parliamentary election, 1999 held.
    • Bola Tinubu becomes governor of Lagos State.
  • 2000 - **Population: 7,233,000 (urban agglomeration).

21st century

  • 2001 - The Daily Independent newspaper begins publication.
  • 2002
    • City divided "into 57 local council areas."
    • Pan-African University, Lagos established.
    • Lagos armoury explosion.
  • 2003
    • Oba Rilwan Akiolu in power.
    • The Sun newspaper begins publication.
  • 2004
    • Spring Bank founded.
    • Silverbird Cinema in business.
  • 2005
    • Business Day newspaper begins publication.
    • SunRise Sixth Form College established.
    • Population: 8,767,000 (urban agglomeration).
    • 16 November: Fire at Ebute Metta.
  • 2006
    • 2006 Lagos building collapses
    • The Nation newspaper begins publication.
    • Tin Can Island Port Complex formed.
    • FinBank founded.
    • Palms Shopping Mall opens.
    • May - Atlas Creek pipeline explosion.
    • December - Abule Egba pipeline explosion.
    • Moments with Mo talk show begins broadcasting.
  • 2007
    • April: State election held; Babatunde Fashola becomes governor of Lagos State.
    • Teslim Balogun Stadium built.
    • Centre for Contemporary Art founded.
  • 2008
    • Next newspaper begins publication.
    • My People Football Club founded.
    • Ijegun pipeline explosion.
  • 2009 - Nike Centre for Art and Culture opens.
  • 2010
    • Lagos Photo festival begins.
    • Whitespace cultural venue active.
  • 2011
    • Lagos Fashion Week begins.
    • Enterprise Bank Limited, Keystone Bank Limited, and Mainstreet Bank Limited formed.
    • Ikeja City Mall, L'Espace (shop), and Google office in business.
  • 2012
    • Makoko slum razed.
    • Lagos Countdown begins.
  • 2013
    • Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge opens.
    • Makoko Floating School built.
    • Eko Atlantic development construction begins.
  • 2014
    • Ebola virus outbreak.
    • 12 September: Synagogue Church building collapse occurs in nearby Ikotun-Egbe.
  • 2015 – 12 August: Helicopter crash in Oworonshoki.
  • 2016 - Building collapse.
  • 2018 - African Championships in Athletics.
  • 2019 - School collapse.
  • 2020 - End SARS protests.
  • 2021 - High-rise collapse.

See also

  • History of Lagos
  • List of Governors of Lagos State
  • List of Lagos State local government areas by population
  • Timelines of other cities in Nigeria: Ibadan, Kano, Port Harcourt
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References

Bibliography

External links

  • Map of Lagos, 1962
  • Map of Lagos, 1984
  • "(Lagos)". Directory of Open Access Journals. UK. (Bibliography of open access articles)
  • "(Articles related to Lagos)". Connecting-Africa. Leiden, Netherlands: African Studies Centre.
  • "(Items related to Lagos)". Internet Library Sub-Saharan Africa. Germany: Frankfurt University Library.
  • Jürg Schneider, Rosario Mazuela and Erin Haney (ed.). "(Photos of Lagos and vicinity)". Africaphotography.org. Photography of West Africa and beyond, 1840 to now


Text submitted to CC-BY-SA license. Source: Timeline of Lagos by Wikipedia (Historical)



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