- a seaport in SW Nigeria: former capital.
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Examples from the Web for lagos
On July 25, five days after he landed in Lagos, Sawyer died.How Bureaucrats Let Ebola Spread to Nigeria
August 14, 2014
Nigeria, the most populated country in Africa, has shut down and quarantined the hospital in Lagos where the man died.CDC Calls Ebola Outbreak ‘Forest Fire’
July 28, 2014
Nigerians have become desensitized to suffering, I was repeatedly told during my time in Lagos.Boko Loco: A View From Nigeria
May 9, 2014
I grew up in Nsukka, a university town that was much slower than Lagos.
I always feel that one can find anything at all in Lagos, you need only to know where to look.
The Yorubas are a warlike Mohammedan tribe living in and around Lagos.The History of the First West India Regiment
A. B. Ellis
There could be no longer any doubt that the fate of Lagos was decided.The Three Midshipmen
Since then Lagos has become a possession of the British Empire.How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves
In September came the news of Minden, and of a victory off Lagos.History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)
John Richard Green
And so it has been in Liberia, in746 Lagos, Gaboon, and in many other places.Stanley in Africa
James P. Boyd
- the former capital and chief port of Nigeria, on the Bight of Benin: first settled in the sixteenth century; a slave market until the nineteenth century; ceded to Britain (1861); university (1962). Pop: 11 135 000 (2005 est)
- a state of SW Nigeria. Capital: Ikeja. Pop: 9 013 534 (2006). Area: 3345 sq km (1292 sq miles)
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