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Badagry Festival
BADAGRY FESTIVAL is an annual event held in Badagry
Badagry
, a town in Lagos State , Nigeria. The festival is organised by African Renaissance Foundation (AREFO). The event reflects the significance of the ancient town during the slave trade era. It is a convergence of culture and display of African heritage. The organizer brings the indegine and culture loving fans from four corners of the world to celebrate the festival. One of the major highlights of the annual festival is the artistic display by Masquerades, dancers and fire eaters. It also features football competition, beating of Sato drum , Liberation Day Celebration
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Lagos-Badagry Expressway
The BADAGRY EXPRESSWAY is the local name for the Nigerian section of the Trans–West African Coastal Highway . The expressway connects Lagos, Nigeria with Dakar, Senegal
Dakar, Senegal
. Extensive reconstruction of the Lagos portion of the expressway began in 2010. When those renovations are completed the Lagos portion of the expressway will be widened from four lanes to ten lanes for road vehicles and a new mass transit line will operate in the median. Two of the expressway's lanes are intended to be exclusively used by the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit System . REFERENCES * ^ A B Olasunkanmi Akoni (2013-04-23). "Lagos-Badagry Expressway: Unending reconstruction, unending agony". Vanguard magazine . Retrieved 2013-06-15
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Babatunde Fashola
BABATUNDE RAJI FASHOLA, SAN (Yoruba : Babátúndé Rájí Fáshọlá; born 28 June 1963) is a Nigerian politician who is currently the Federal Minister of Power, Works and Housing and was Lagos
Lagos
State Governor from May 29, 2007 to May 29, 2015. As a candidate of the Action Congress party, now known as the All Progressives Congress , Fashola succeeded Bola Ahmed Tinubu , on 14 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. He was re-elected on 26 April 2011. On November 11th 2015, he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari
Muhammadu Buhari
to be the Minister of Power, Works and Housing
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Ojude Oba Festival
OJUDE OBA is a Yoruba festival held in Ijebu Ode , a town in Ogun State , Southwestern Nigeria
Nigeria
. It is held annually the third day after Eid al-Kabir
Eid al-Kabir
. The festival began over 100 years ago. Today, the festival is usually attended by over 250000 people across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria
Nigeria
. The festival is often sponsored by the incumbent Awujale , the people of Ijebu-Ode , individuals and corporate organizations. Adetoun Sote wrote a book on the Ojude Oba Festival of Ijebu ode in the western part of Nigeria. The first book to be written on this festival. REFERENCES * ^ the nation online. "ojude oba day ijebu celebrated salah and paid homage to awujale". Retrieved 1 September 2015. * ^ vanguard newspaper. "the many colours of ojude oba". Retrieved 1 September 2015. * ^ vanguard newspaper
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Lagos State
LAGOS, sometimes referred to as LAGOS STATE to distinguish it from Lagos
Lagos
Metropolitan Area , is a state located in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria
Nigeria
. The smallest in area of Nigeria's 36 states, Lagos
Lagos
State is arguably the most economically important state of the country, containing Lagos
Lagos
, the nation's largest urban area . It is a major financial centre and would be the fifth largest economy in Africa, if it were a country. The actual population total is disputed between the official Nigerian Census of 2006, and a much higher figure claimed by the Lagos
Lagos
State Government. Lagos
Lagos
State is located in the south-western part of the Nigerian Federation. On the North and East it is bounded by Ogun State . In the West it shares boundaries with the Republic of Benin
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Dahomey
The KINGDOM OF DAHOMEY /dəˈhoʊmi/ ) was an African kingdom (located in the area of the present-day country of Benin
Benin
) that existed from about 1600 until 1894, when the last king, Behanzin, was defeated by the French, and the country was annexed into the French colonial empire . Dahomey
Dahomey
developed on the Abomey
Abomey
Plateau amongst the Fon people
Fon people
in the early 17th century and became a regional power in the 18th century by conquering key cities on the Atlantic coast. For much of the 18th and 19th centuries, the Kingdom of Dahomey
Dahomey
was a key regional state, eventually ending tributary status to the Oyo Empire
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Badagry
BADAGRY (traditionally GBAGLE) is a coastal town and local government area (LGA) in Lagos State
Lagos State
, Nigeria. It is situated between the city of Lagos
Lagos
, and the border with Benin
Benin
at Seme . As of the preliminary 2006 census results, the municipality had a population of 241,093. CONTENTS * 1 Founding and early history * 2 See also * 3 Photo gallery * 4 References * 5 External links FOUNDING AND EARLY HISTORYFounded in the early 15th century on a lagoon off the Gulf of Guinea , its protected harbour led to the town becoming a key port in the export of slaves to the Americas, which were mainly to Salvador , Bahia
Bahia
in Brazil
Brazil
. It was also such a big departure point for slaves headed for French Saint-Domingue, today's Haiti, that a main God of Haiti's Official Religion of Vodun is called Ogun-Badagri
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Igogo Festival
The IGOGO FESTIVAL is a Yoruba festival held in Owo, Nigeria
Nigeria
. It is held annually in September to honor Queen Oronsen , a mythical wife of Rerengejen . During the festival, the incumbent Olowo of Owo and high chiefs of Owo
Owo
Kingdom dresses like women with coral beads, beaded gown and plaited hair. Wearing of headgears and caps as well as booming of drums and firing of guns are not allowed during the festivals. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Events * 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 References HISTORYThe Igogo festival
Igogo festival
began over 600 years ago during the reign of the late Olowo Rerengejen. The monarch married Oronsen, a beautiful and affluent queen who had, unknown to the king, supernatural powers. She enriched the monarch and she was loved by the monarch. Queen Oronsen insisted on certain taboos
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Badagry Festival
BADAGRY FESTIVAL is an annual event held in Badagry
Badagry
, a town in Lagos State , Nigeria. The festival is organised by African Renaissance Foundation (AREFO). The event reflects the significance of the ancient town during the slave trade era. It is a convergence of culture and display of African heritage. The organizer brings the indegine and culture loving fans from four corners of the world to celebrate the festival. One of the major highlights of the annual festival is the artistic display by Masquerades, dancers and fire eaters. It also features football competition, beating of Sato drum , Liberation Day Celebration
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