Lagos Island as seen from the harbour near Victoria Island. Lagos Island is the principal and central local government area of the Metropolitan Lagos in Nigeria. Places called Victoria Island include Victoria Island (Canada, in the Canadian Arctic
City of Lagos showing main urban areas
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Lagos (pron. IPA: /ˈleɪgɒs/ or /ˈlɑːgoʊs/ overseas) is the most populous conurbation in Nigeria with more than 8 million people. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume Central European Time ( CET) is one of the names of the Time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. UTC+1 is used in the following locations Central European Time West Africa Time Western European Summer Time Daylight saving time ( DST Central European Summer Time ( CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 Time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. UTC+1 is used in the following locations Central European Time West Africa Time Western European Summer Time A conurbation is an Urban area or Agglomeration comprising a number of Cities, large Towns and larger urban areas that through Population Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal Constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal It is the most populous in Africa, and currently estimated to be the second fastest growing city in Africa (7th fastest in the world), immediately following Bamako. The following is a list of the 50 most populous cities in Africa. Bamako, population 1690471 (2006 is the Capital and largest city of Mali, and currently estimated to be the fastest growing city in Formerly the capital of Nigeria, Lagos is a huge metropolis which originated on islands separated by creeks, such as Lagos Island, that fringe the southwest mouth of Lagos Lagoon, protected from the Atlantic Ocean by long sand spits such as Bar Beach which stretch up to 100 km east and west of the mouth. Lagos Island is the principal and central local government area of the Metropolitan Lagos in Nigeria. Lagos Lagoon is a Lagoon sharing its name with the city of Lagos, Nigeria, the largest city in Africa which lies on its A spit is a deposition Landform found off Coasts. At one end spits connect to land while at the far end they exist in open water From the beginning, Lagos has spread on the mainland west of the lagoon and the conurbation, including Ikeja and Agege, now reaches more than 40 km north-west of Lagos Island. A conurbation is an Urban area or Agglomeration comprising a number of Cities, large Towns and larger urban areas that through Population Ikeja is a suburb of the city of Lagos and the capital of Lagos State. Agege is a suburb and local government area in the Ikeja Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. The city is the economic and financial capital of Nigeria.
Lagos was a Yoruba settlement of Awori people initially called Oko. This is a page on the History of Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria and the second largest in Africa after Cairo. The Yoruba (Yo•row•ba ( Yorùbá in Yoruba Orthography) are one of the largest ethno-linguistic or Ethnic groups in West Africa The Awori are a subset of the Yoruba people as well as a Dialect of the Yoruba language. The name was later changed to Eko (Edo: "cassava farm") or Eko ("war camp") during the Kingdom of Benin occupation. The Benin Empire or Edo Empire (1440-1897 was a large pre-colonial African state of modern Nigeria. This is the name by which 'Lagos' is called by the Yoruba when they speak of 'Lagos', which never existed in Yoruba language. It is likely that the name 'Lagos' was given to the town by the first Portuguese settlers who navigated from a coastal town of the same name in Portugal. The present day Lagos state has a higher percent of Awori, who migrated to the area from Isheri along the Ogun river. Throughout history, it was home to a number of warring tribes who had settled in the area. During its early settlement, it also saw periods of rule by the Kingdom of Benin. The Benin Empire or Edo Empire (1440-1897 was a large pre-colonial African state of modern Nigeria. 
Portuguese explorer Ruy de Sequeira visited the area in 1472, naming the area around the city Lago de Curamo; indeed the present name is Portuguese for "lakes". Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic (República Portuguesa is a country on the Iberian Peninsula. Portuguese ( or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is now Galicia (Spain and northern Portugal. Another explanation is that Lagos was named for Lagos, Portugal - a maritime town which at the time was the main centre of the Portuguese expeditions down the African coast and whose own name is derived from the Latin word Lacobriga. Lagos ( pron 'laguʃ literally "Lakes" is a city and a municipality at the mouth of the river Bensafrim in the southern region of Algarve
From 1404-1889 it served as a major centre of the slave trade, ruled over by Yoruba kings called the Oba of Lagos. The history of slavery uncovers many different forms of human exploitation across many cultures throughout history The Oba of Lagos is the traditional yet ceremonial sovereign of Lagos Lagos State, Nigeria. In 1841 Oba Akitoye ascended to the throne of Lagos and tried to ban slave trading. Lagos merchants, most notably Madam Tinubu, resisted the ban, deposed the king and installed his brother Oba Kosoko. Madam Efunroye Tinubu was an active adversary of the British Colonial Government of Nigeria who was banished by them from Lagos to her native Abeokuta.
While exiled, Oba Akitoye met with the British, who had banned slave trading in 1807, and got their support to regain his throne. In 1851 he was reinstalled as the Oba of Lagos
Lagos was formally annexed as a British colony in 1861. This had the dual effect of crushing the slave trade and establishing British control over palm and other trades. 
The remainder of modern-day Nigeria was seized in 1887, and when the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria was established in 1914, Lagos was declared its capital. It continued to be the capital when Nigeria gained its independence from Britain in 1960. Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal Constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal
Lagos experienced rapid growth throughout the 1960s and 1970s as a result of Nigeria's economic boom prior to the Biafran War. Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal Constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal The Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Nigerian-Biafran War, 6 July 1967 &ndash 13 January 1970 was a political conflict caused by the attempted Secession
Lagos was the capital of Nigeria from 1914 up to 1991; it was stripped of this title when the Federal Capital Territory was established at the purpose-built city of Abuja. Geography The territory is located just north of the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers Abuja is the Capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory However, most government functions (especially the head of state) stayed in Lagos for a time since Abuja was still under construction. Abuja is the Capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory In 1991, the head of state and other government functions finally moved to the newly built capital in a mass exodus.
In 2002, an accidental detonation of military explosives killed more than 1000 people. The Lagos armoury explosion was the accidental detonation of a large stock of military high explosives at a storge facility in the city of Lagos, Nigeria on the 27
The city of Lagos lies in south-western Nigeria, on the Atlantic coast in the Gulf of Guinea, west of the Niger River delta, located on longitude 3° 24' E and latitude 6° 27' N. The Gulf of Guinea is the part of the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Africa. The Niger River (ˈnaɪdʒɚ NYE-jer) is the principal River of western Africa, extending about 4180 km (2600 miles On this stretch of the high-rainfall West African coast, rivers flowing to the sea form swampy lagoons like Lagos Lagoon behind long coastal sand spits or sand bars. West Africa or Western Africa is the Westernmost Region of the African Continent. Some rivers, like Badagry Creek flow parallel to the coast for some distance before finding an exit through the sand bars to the sea.
The three major urban islands of Lagos in Lagos Lagoon are Lagos Island, Ikoyi, and Victoria. Lagos Island is the principal and central local government area of the Metropolitan Lagos in Nigeria. Ikoyi is an island Suburb that encompasses the eastern half of Lagos Island in Nigeria and lies at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon. Victoria Island (VI is a Town that encompasses an Island of the same name that sits between Lagos Island and the Lekki Peninusla These islands are separated from the mainland by the main channel draining the lagoon into the Atlantic, which forms Lagos Harbour. The islands are separated from each other by creeks of varying sizes and are connected to Lagos Island by bridges. However the smaller sections of some creeks have been sand filled and built over.
Lagos Island contains many of the largest markets in Lagos, its central business district, the central mosque, and the Oba's palace. A central business district ( CBD) is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city A "mosque" in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated for Islamic worship although there is a distinction in Arabic between the smaller privately owned mosque and the larger The Oba of Lagos is the traditional yet ceremonial sovereign of Lagos Lagos State, Nigeria. Though largely derelict, Tinubu Square on Lagos Island is a site of historical importance; it was here that the Amalgamation ceremony that unified the North and South took place in 1914.
Ikoyi island, situated to the east of Lagos Island, housed the headquarters of the federal government and all other government buildings. Ikoyi is an island Suburb that encompasses the eastern half of Lagos Island in Nigeria and lies at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon. It also has many hotels, and one of Africa's largest golf courses. Originally a middle class neighbourhood, in recent years, it has become a fashionable enclave for the upper middle class to the upper class. The upper middle class is a sociological concept referring to the Social group constituted by higher-status members of the Middle class. Is a concept in Sociology that refers to the group of people at the top of a Social hierarchy.
Ikeja houses the state government buildings and state parliament. Ikeja is a suburb of the city of Lagos and the capital of Lagos State.
The Victoria Island, situated to the south of Lagos Island. It boasts of several sizable commercial and shopping districts (including Nigeria's largest mall and movie theater) and several trendy beaches.
Across the main channel of the lagoon from Lagos Island, a smaller island called Iddo Island lay close to the mainland, and today is connected to the mainland like a peninsula. Victoria Island (VI is a Town that encompasses an Island of the same name that sits between Lagos Island and the Lekki Peninusla Victoria Island (VI is a Town that encompasses an Island of the same name that sits between Lagos Island and the Lekki Peninusla Three large bridges join Lagos Island to the mainland: Eko Bridge and Carter Bridge which start from Iddo Island, and the Third Mainland Bridge which by-passes congested mainland suburbs through the lagoon. Eko Bridge is the shortest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland the other two being the Third Mainland The Carter Bridge is one of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland the other two being the Third Mainland The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland the other two being the Eko
Most of the population of Lagos lives on the mainland, which is the site of industry and known for its music and nightlife, notably in areas around Yaba and Surulere, as well as the National Stadium Complex. Surulere is a residential and commercial area and a Local Government Area located on the Lagos mainland in Lagos State, Nigeria. Mainland districts include Ebute-Meta, Surulere, Yaba (Lagos) (site of the University of Lagos), Mushin, Maryland, Isolo, Ikotun, Ipaja, Ejigbo and Ikeja, site of Murtala Mohammed International Airport and the capital of Lagos State. Ebute Metta is a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. Ebute Metta is a Yoruba word for a place known as three shore Surulere is a residential and commercial area and a Local Government Area located on the Lagos mainland in Lagos State, Nigeria. Yaba is a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. Institutions of higher learning in the area include Queen's College, the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research The University of Lagos (also popularly known as Unilag) is a federal government university with a main campus located at Akoka, Yaba and a college Mushin is a suburb of Lagos, located in Lagos State, Nigeria, and is one of Nigeria's 774 Local Government Areas Ikeja is a suburb of the city of Lagos and the capital of Lagos State. Murtala Muhammed International Airport History and Reputation During the late 1980s and 1990s the international terminal had a reputation as a dangerous airport
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The climate in Lagos is similar to that of the rest of southern Nigeria. There are two rainy seasons, with the heaviest rains falling from April to July and a weaker rainy season in October and November. There is a brief relatively dry spell in August and September and a longer dry season from December to March. Monthly rainfall between May and July averages over 300 mm (12 in), while in August and September it is down to 75 mm (3 inches) and in January as low as 35 mm (1. Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. 5 inches). The main dry season is accompanied by harmattan winds from the Sahara Desert, which between December and early February can be quite strong. The Harmattan is a dry and dusty West African Trade wind. It blows south from Sahara into the Gulf of Guinea between the end of November and the The Sahara (الصحراء الكبرى aṣ-ṣaḥrā´ al-kubra, "The Great Desert" is the world's largest hot Desert and the world's second largest The average temperature in January is 27°C (79°F) and for July it is 25°C (77°F). On average the hottest month is March; with a mean temperature of 29°C (84°F); while July is the coolest month. 
In terms of administration, Lagos is not a municipality and has therefore no overall city administration. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly denotes a City, Town, or Village, or The Municipality of Lagos, which covered Lagos Island, Ikoyi and Victoria Island as well as some mainland territory, was managed by the Lagos City Council (LCC), but it was disbanded in 1976 and divided into several Local Government Areas (most notably Lagos Island LGA, Lagos Mainland LGA and Eti-Osa LGA). |||} Nigeria has 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs Each local government area is administered by a Local Government Council consisting of a chairman who is the Chief Lagos Island is the principal and central local government area of the Metropolitan Lagos in Nigeria. Lagos Mainland is a local government area in the Lagos Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. Eti-Osa is a Local Government Area in the Lagos Division, of Lagos State, Nigeria. The mainland beyond the Municipality of Lagos, on the other hand, comprised several separate towns and settlements such as Mushin, Ikeja and Agege. Mushin is a suburb of Lagos, located in Lagos State, Nigeria, and is one of Nigeria's 774 Local Government Areas Ikeja is a suburb of the city of Lagos and the capital of Lagos State. Agege is a suburb and local government area in the Ikeja Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. In the wake of the 1970s Nigerian oil boom, Lagos experienced a population explosion, untamed economic growth, and unmitigated rural migration. This caused the outlying towns and settlements to develop rapidly, thus forming the greater Lagos metropolis seen today. The history of Lagos is still evidenced in the layout of the LGAs which display the unique identities of the cultures that established them.
Today, the word Lagos most often refers to the urban area, called "Metropolitan Lagos" in Nigeria, which includes both the islands of the former Municipality of Lagos and the mainland suburbs. All of these are part of Lagos State, which now comprises 20 LGAs. Lagos State is an administrative region of Nigeria, located in the southwestern part of the country Lagos State is responsible for utilities including roads and transportation, power, water, health, and education.
Metropolitan Lagos (a statistical division, and not an administrative unit) extends over 16 of the 20 LGAs of Lagos State, and contains 88% of the population of Lagos State, and includes semi-rural areas.
Lagos was the former capital city of Nigeria but it has since been replaced by Abuja. Abuja is the Capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja officially gained its status as the capital of Nigeria on 12 December 1991, although the decision to move the federal capital had been made in decree no. Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. 6 of 1976.
Lagos is also home to the High Court of the Lagos State Judiciary, housed in an old colonial building on Lagos Island. Lagos Island is the principal and central local government area of the Metropolitan Lagos in Nigeria. 
According to the preliminary results of the 2006 census, there are 7,937,932 inhabitants in Metropolitan Lagos.  This figure is lower than what had been anticipated and has created a controversy in Nigeria. Lagos Island, the central LGA and historic centre of Metropolitan Lagos, had a population of 209,437 as of the 2006 Census. Lagos Island is the principal and central local government area of the Metropolitan Lagos in Nigeria. 
Authorities of Lagos State have attacked the results of the 2006 census, accusing the National Population Commission of having undercounted the population of Lagos State, an accusation strongly denied by the National Population Commission.  
Lagos is, by most estimates, one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Lagos State is currently experiencing a population increase of about 275,000 persons per annum. In 1999 the United Nations predicted that the city's metropolitan area, which had only about 290,000 inhabitants in 1950, would exceed 20 million by 2010 and thus become one of the ten most populated cities in the world. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security This projection, however, must now be revised downward due to the results of the 2006 census.
Like most cities, there is a huge spectrum of wealth distribution among the people that reside in Lagos. It ranges from the very wealthy to the very poor. Lagos has attracted many young entrepreneurs and families seeking a better life from throughout Nigeria and beyond.
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(inh. |||} Nigeria has 774 Local Government Areas (LGAs Each local government area is administered by a Local Government Council consisting of a chairman who is the Chief per km²)
|Agege||11. Agege is a suburb and local government area in the Ikeja Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. 2||459,939||41,071|
|Ajeromi-Ifelodun||12. Ajeromi-Ifelodun is a Local Government Area in Badagry Division, Lagos State. 3||684,105||55,474|
|Alimosho||185. Alimosho is a Local Government Area in the Ikeja Division, Lagos State. 2||1,277,714||6,899|
|Amuwo-Odofin||134. Amuwo-Odofin is a local government area in the Badagry Division, Lagos State. 6||318,166||2,364|
(home of the main port of Lagos)
(home of one of Lagos's largest business centres and of the upscale communities of Victoria Island and Ikoyi, formerly the residence of the Nigerian federal government)
|192. Eti-Osa is a Local Government Area in the Lagos Division, of Lagos State, Nigeria. Victoria Island (VI is a Town that encompasses an Island of the same name that sits between Lagos Island and the Lekki Peninusla Ikoyi is an island Suburb that encompasses the eastern half of Lagos Island in Nigeria and lies at the edge of the Lagos Lagoon. 3||287,785||1,496|
|Ifako-Ijaiye||26. Ifako-Ijaiye is a local government area in the Ikeja Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. 6||427,878||16,078|
|Ikeja||46. Ikeja is a suburb of the city of Lagos and the capital of Lagos State. 2||313,196||6,785|
|Kosofe||81. Kosofe is a local government area in Ikeja Division, Lagos State, Nigeria. 4||665,393||8,174|
(the historical centre and commercial core of the Lagos agglomeration)
|8. Lagos Island is the principal and central local government area of the Metropolitan Lagos in Nigeria. 7||209,437||24,182|
|Lagos Mainland||19. Lagos Mainland is a local government area in the Lagos Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. 5||317,720||16,322|
|Ojo||158. Mushin is a suburb of Lagos, located in Lagos State, Nigeria, and is one of Nigeria's 774 Local Government Areas Ojo is a town and Local Government Area in Lagos State, Nigeria. 2||598,071||3,781|
|Oshodi-Isolo||44. Oshodi-Isolo is a local government area in the Ikeja Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. 8||621,509||13,886|
|Somolu (aka Shomolu)||11. Somolu (aka Shomolu) is a local government area in the Ikeja Division of Lagos State, Nigeria. 6||402,673||34,862|
|Surulere||23. Surulere is a residential and commercial area and a Local Government Area located on the Lagos mainland in Lagos State, Nigeria. 0||503,975||21,912|
|Metropolitan Lagos||999. 6||7,937,932||7,941|
Lagos is Nigeria's most prosperous city, and much of the nation's wealth and economic activity are concentrated there. The commercial, financial and business centre of Lagos and of Nigeria remains the business district of Lagos Island, where most of the country's largest banks and financial institutions are located. More than half of Nigeria's industrial capacity is located in Lagos's mainland suburbs, particularly in the Ikeja industrial estate. A wide range of manufactured goods are produced in the city, including machinery, motor vehicles, electronic equipment, chemicals, beer, processed food, and textiles. The standard of living is higher in Lagos than in the rest of Nigeria.
The Port of Lagos is Nigeria's leading port and one of the largest in Africa. ||-||-|-||-||-||-||-||-||-|} A port is a facility for receiving Ships and transferring cargo It is administered by the Nigerian Port Authority and is split into three main sections: Lagos port, in the main channel next to Lagos Island, no longer used much, Apapa Port (site of the container terminal) and Tin Can Port, both located in Badagry Creek which flows into the Lagos Harbour from the west.  The port features a railhead. A railhead is a terminus of a railway line that interfaces with another Transport mode, such as Shipping.
The port handles imports of consumer goods, foodstuffs, motor vehicles, machinery, and industrial raw materials. Its export trade in timber and agricultural products such as cacao and groundnuts has declined since the early 1970s, although the port has seen growing amounts of crude oil exported, with export figures rising between 1997 and 2000. CACAO is a research Java Virtual Machine developed at Vienna University of Technology. The peanut, or Groundnut ( Arachis hypogaea) is a species in the Legume family Fabaceae native to South America, Mexico Petroleum ( L petroleum, from Greek πετρέλαιον, lit  Oil and petroleum products provide 20% of GDP and 95% of foreign exchange earnings in Nigeria as a whole. Petroleum ( L petroleum, from Greek πετρέλαιον, lit The foreign exchange ( currency or forex or FX) market refers to the market for currencies. 
Lagos has suburban trains and has some ferry services. The Third Mainland Bridge is the longest of three bridges connecting Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria to the mainland the other two being the Eko Highways are congested, due in part to the geography of the city, as well as to its explosive population growth.
Local roads in Lagos vary in quality from well-maintained to pothole-ridden. Most freeways are currently in working shape. The Lagos–Ibadan expressway and the Lagos–Abeokuta expressway are the major arterial routes in the north of the city and serve as inter-state highways to Oyo State and Ogun State respectively. Ibadan (Ìlú Èbá-Ọdàn the town at the junction the savannah and the forest the Capital of Oyo State, is the third largest city An expressway is a Divided highway for high-speed traffic with at least partial Control of access. Abeokuta is a city in Ogun State in southwest Nigeria and is situated at, on the Ogun River; 64 miles north of Lagos by railway or 81 An expressway is a Divided highway for high-speed traffic with at least partial Control of access. Geography Oyo State cover approximately an area of 28454 square kilometers and ranked 14th by size Administrative Divisions The state contains the following twenty Local Government Areas Famous native sons and daughters Abeokuta is the birthplace To the west the congested Badagry Expressway serves outlying suburbs such as Festac Town as well as being an international highway (see below). Badagry (traditionally Agbadarigi) is a coastal town and Local Government Area (LGA in Lagos State, Nigeria. Festac Town is a housing estate located along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway in Lagos State, Nigeria.
The city is teeming with transit buses known to locals as Danfos and Molues, as well as taxi motorcycles known as Okadas. Types of vehicle Share taxis come in various Vehicle types including Minibuses Midibuses covered Pickup trucks Station wagons Types of vehicle Share taxis come in various Vehicle types including Minibuses Midibuses covered Pickup trucks Station wagons MotorCycle is the title of a 1993 album by Rock band Daniel Amos, released on BAI Records. Okada refers to commercial motorcycles in Nigeria Both means of transport are a vital part of Lagos's transport network.
An agency called Lagos Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA) has been created to solve the transport problems in Lagos. The Bus Rapid Transit scheme was launched on 4 June 2006. Bus rapid transit ( BRT) is a broad term given to a variety of transportation systems that through improvements to infrastructure vehicles and scheduling attempt to use Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 
Lagos is building a bus rapid transit system and the first phase was completed by the end of February, 2008. Ikorodu is a city and Local Government Area in Lagos State, Nigeria. It is expected operate on eight routes on special BRT Lanes running through the city but will expand its operation. The first phase of the Lagos BRT to run from Mile 12 through Ikorodu Road and Funsho Williams Avenue up to CMS started operation on the 17th of March, 2008 following six months of delays and two weeks of test runs. Ikorodu is a city and Local Government Area in Lagos State, Nigeria. Funsho Williams ( May 9 1948 &ndash July 27 2006) was a Nigerian civil servant and politician
It is projected that the system will carry up to 10,000 passengers per direction per hour during peak travel hours. The LAMATA BRT corridor is about 22 kilometres in length. Two operators, NURTW Cooperative (Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers) and LAGBUS, a Lagos State Government owned Asset Management Company are contributing about 180 high capacity buses for the implementation of the first phase Mile 12 to CMS BRT Lite system.
Lagos's importance as a commercial centre and port and its strategic location have led to it being the end-point of three Trans-African Highway routes using Nigeria's national roads:
Lagos State Ferry Services Corporation runs a few regular routes, for example between Lagos Island and the mainland, modern ferries and wharves. Private boats run irregular passenger services on the lagoon and on some creeks. Many routes are expected to get on-board in 1Q 2008
Lagos is served by Murtala Mohammed International Airport, one of the largest airports in Africa and the top international air passenger gateway to Nigeria. Murtala Muhammed International Airport History and Reputation During the late 1980s and 1990s the international terminal had a reputation as a dangerous airport Murtala Muhammed International Airport History and Reputation During the late 1980s and 1990s the international terminal had a reputation as a dangerous airport The airport is located in the northern suburb of Ikeja and consists of a domestic and international terminal. With 3. 8 million passengers in 2005 the airport accounts for almost fifty percent of all air traffic in Nigeria. Furthermore, outbound international travel from Murtala Mohammed accounts for 73 percent of all air passengers travelling internationally to and from Nigeria. 
Lagos is famous throughout West Africa for its music scene. West Africa or Western Africa is the Westernmost Region of the African Continent. Lagos has given birth to a variety of styles such as highlife, juju, fuji, and Afrobeat. Highlife is a Musical genre that originated in Ghana and spread to Sierra Leone and Nigeria in the 1920s and other West African Jùjú is a style of Nigerian Popular music, derived from traditional Yoruba percussion. Fuji is a popular Nigerian musical genre It arose from the improvisation Ajisari / Were music tradition which is a kind of Muslim music performed Afrobeat is a combination of Yoruba music, Jazz, Highlife, and Funk Rhythms fused with percussion and Vocal In recent years Lagos has been the fore-runner with African styled hip-hop branded Afrohip-hop. Hip hop is a cultural movement which developed in New York City in the 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latinos.
Lagos is the centre of the Nigerian film industry, often referred to as 'Nollywood. Nollywood redirects here For the Nollywood TV channel in the UK see Nollywood Movies (TV channel. ' Idumota market on Lagos Island is the primary distribution centre. Also many films are shot in the Festac area of Lagos.
The cinemas are gradually losing their supporters to the movie industry. Yoruba films happen to be the most watched in the cinemas, followed by Indian films. Bollywood (बॉलीवूड بالی وڈ is the informal term popularly used for the Mumbai -based Hindi-language Film industry in India Films are not premiered for a long period of time in the western sense, especially with Yoruba films. The English spoken films move directly from the studios to the market.
Iganmu is home to the National Arts Theatre — the primary centre for the performing arts in Nigeria. The' National Arts Theatre' is the primary centre for the performing arts in Nigeria.
As in the rest of Nigeria, football is the most popular sport. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) and the Lagos State Football Association (LAFA) are both based in Lagos. The Nigeria Football Association (NFA which will be renamed the "Nigerian Football Federation" starting in 2009 organises domestic and international football A prominent Lagos soccer club Julius Berger FC (a member of the Nigerian Premier League) is set to close in 2008, potentially leaving Lagos without a Premier League team. Julius Berger FC is a Nigerian soccer club owned by the Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and based in Lagos. The Nigerian Premier League is the highest level of domestic Nigerian football. 
The Nigerian national football team, also known as the Super Eagles, used to play almost all of their home games in Lagos; however, games are now split between the Surelere Stadium in Lagos and the larger, newer Abuja Stadium in Abuja, which may soon become the default home of the Super Eagles. The Nigeria national football team, nicknamed the Super Eagles, is the national team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation The Lagos National Stadium is a multi-use Stadium in Surulere Lagos, Nigeria. Construction and Architecture The contract for the design of the stadium was awarded to Schlaich Bergermann & Partners, a world-renowned Structural engineering firm Abuja is the Capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory 
Lagos is not a popular tourist destination, as it is primarily business-oriented and also has a reputation for been a fast paced community. Despite these visitors are still attracted to some of the culture, entertainment scenes and vitality that the city has to offer. Tourist attractions include the Oba's Palace, the National Museum, and the beach resorts.
The Lagos State Government operates state schools.  The education system is the 6-3-3-4 system, which is practised throughout the country (as well as by many other ECOWAS states). The Economic Community of West African States ( ECOWAS) is a regional group of fifteen West African countries founded on May 28 The levels are Primary, Junior Secondary School (JSS), Senior Secondary School (SSS), and university. All children are offered basic education, with special focus on the first six years.
Lagos is home to several secondary schools, universities and other vocational institutions that are either operated by the government or private entities. Some examples are listed below.
Eko Atlantic city is a planned district to be constructed, intended to be built on land reclaimed from the Atlantic Ocean. The proposed development is targeting 250,000 residents and 200,000 commuters flowing daily to the island. The project is planned to return the coast to its position in the 1950s and 1960s, reversing damage done by erosion.