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Ikeja , town, capital of Lagos state, southwestern Nigeria. It lies Originally settled by the Yoruba people, the locality was raided for slaves until the midth century. Early in the 20th century it became an agricultural hinterland for Lagos; kola nuts were first grown in Nigeria in this area. The opening of the Lagos-Ibadan railway in and the growth of Lagos as a port transformed Ikeja into a residential and industrial suburb of that city. In the mids an industrial estate was established, and in Ikeja became the capital of Lagos state.
Other factories in Ikeja manufacture footwear, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, plastics, paper and cork products, ceramics, paints, matches, and lighting products. There are a of food processing plants and a large brewery in the town. Heavy industries in and around Ikeja include steel products, trailer-truck tanks, wire, and aluminum. Several publishers and printers and import-export businesses are also centred at Ikeja. The Federal Institute of Industrial Research and a community nursing school are located in the town.
The Lagos state radio broadcasting service has its headquarters in Ikeja. A housing project has been built in the town to help ease the overcrowding problems of Lagos. Additional Info. Print Cite verified Cite. While every effort has been made to follow citation style rules, there may be some discrepancies.
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Nigeria , country located on the western coast of Africa. Nigeria has a diverse geography, with climates ranging from arid to humid equatorial. The country…. Yoruba , one of the three largest ethnic groups of Nigeria, concentrated in the southwestern part of that country. Much smaller, scattered groups live in Benin and northern Togo. The Yoruba ed more than 20 million at the turn of the 21st century.
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