Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Yoruba Linguistics continued

African Star Apple is Agbalumo
Ground Hornbill is Akalamagbo
Eagle is Idi
Pouched Rat is Okete
African Teak Tree is Iroko
Grasshopper is Tata
Bumblebee is Alabonbon
Mosquito Larva is Tanwiji
Parrot is Aiyekooto
Tangerine is Ahoboro
Guinea Pig is Emo
Lawyer is Amofin
Television is Amohunmaworan
Gecko is Omonile
Dwarf is Arara
Sand is Iyepe
Chair is Aga
Gourd is Akeregbe
Trumpet is Kaakaki
Milk is Wara
Baldhead is Apari
Cassava is Paki
Roof is Orule
Lightning is Monamona
Squirrel is Okere
Lantern is Atupa
Mountain is Oke
Sky is Ofurufu
Gorilla is Inak

Did you know that………

The eight tallest buildings in Nigeria are in Yorubaland, Nitel Building being the tallest in West Africa with 525ft, built in 1979 and is located in Lagos island. Cocoa house, Independent house and UBA house all make the cut

The most expensive place in Nigeria is Banana Island (according to Forbes) with a three bedroom flat costing about 2 million dollars. Victoria Island and Ikoyi are also among top five

The busiest airport is in Yorubaland, it is the Lagos International Airport (now MMIA) built in 1947, it dealt with over 10 million passengers in 2012

Third Mainland Bridge is the longest in Africa, let alone Nigeria, with total length of 11.8 km and opened in 1990. It links Oworonshoki with Obalende all along Lagos lagoon and has a partway link at Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba

Ibadan is the largest city in Nigeria

CMS Grammar School, Bariga Lagos is the oldest secondary school in Nigeria, founded on 6th of June, 1859

Yaba College of Technology is the first ever higher educational institution in Nigeria, founded in 1947, Lagos

University of Ibadan is the oldest University in Nigeria, established in 1948 at Ibadan

First television station in Nigeria is the WMTV, Ibadan and commenced operation in October, 1959

The first suspension bridge in Nigeria, opened for use in May, 2013

The most important road network in Nigeria is the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, it was commissioned in August 1978

The First Stadium in Nigeria is the Liberty Stadium now renamed Obafemi Awolowo Stadium with historic 25,000 seats, located in the city of Ibadan and was opened for use in 1960

The most popular river in Nigeria is River Osun, being a sacred river, it is popular among Yoruba Religion faithfuls around the world and receives thousands of foreign visitors at every Osun festival

The most popular street in Nigeria is Nnamdi Azikiwe street, Idumota Lagos (according to a recent poll)

The first storey building in Nigeria is in Badagry, Lagos. It is adjacent to Marina waterfront and built in 1842

First Nigeria Hospital was built in Abeokuta (Sacred Heart Hospital) and was officially opened in 1895

the list is endless

Photo: A property in Banana Island, Lagos

By: Bola Olalekan

‪#‎HistoricYorubaland‬ ‪#‎ProudlyYorùbá‬

DID YOU KNOW THAT …. The eight tallest buildings in Nigeria are in Yorubaland, Nitel Building being the tallest in West Africa with 525ft, built in 1979 and is located in Lagos island. Cocoa house, Independent house and UBA house all make the cut The most expensive place in Nigeria is Banana Island (according to Forbes) with a three bedroom flat costing about 2 million dollars. Victoria Island and Ikoyi are also among top five The busiest airport is in Yorubaland, it is the Lagos International Airport (now MMIA) built in 1947, it dealt with over 10 million passengers in 2012 Third Mainland Bridge is the longest in Africa, let alone Nigeria, with total length of 11.8 km and opened in 1990. It links Oworonshoki with Obalende all along Lagos lagoon and has a partway link at Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba Ibadan is the largest city in Nigeria CMS Grammar School, Bariga Lagos is the oldest secondary school in Nigeria, founded on 6th of June, 1859 Yaba College of Technology is the first ever higher educational institution in Nigeria, founded in 1947, Lagos University of Ibadan is the oldest University in Nigeria, established in 1948 at Ibadan First television station in Nigeria is the WMTV, Ibadan and commenced operation in October, 1959 The first suspension bridge in Nigeria, opened for use in May, 2013 The most important road network in Nigeria is the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, it was commissioned in August 1978 The First Stadium in Nigeria is the Liberty Stadium now renamed Obafemi Awolowo Stadium with historic 25,000 seats, located in the city of Ibadan and was opened for use in 1960 The most popular river in Nigeria is River Osun, being a sacred river, it is popular among Yoruba Religion faithfuls around the world and receives thousands of foreign visitors at every Osun festival The most popular street in Nigeria is Nnamdi Azikiwe street, Idumota Lagos (according to a recent poll) The first storey building in Nigeria is in Badagry, Lagos. It is adjacent to Marina waterfront and built in 1842 First Nigeria Hospital was built in Abeokuta (Sacred Heart Hospital) and was officially opened in 1895 the list is endless Photo: A property in Banana Island, Lagos By: Bola Olalekan #HistoricYorubaland #ProudlyYorùbá.