Pre Independence: Broad Street in the Mid 1940s
Broad Street in the Mid 1940s…

Growing up in Lagos pre and post-independence, my friends and I would go visit Lord Luggard after school. The elderly statesman would entertain us with tales of Napoleon’s Fall and many great European heroes. Thanks to Lord Luggard, I was one of the very first people in Lagos to ride in a Volkswagen beetle. Those good ol’days! I know you’re wondering how old I really am… Go on, take a wild guess… But while you do that, enjoy these beautiful pictures of what Lagos looked like before Independence and immediately after independence. And Yes, I know Lord Luggard but all thanks to my High School history teacher.

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College of Medicine University of Lagos (CMUL) commenced in 1962 with 28 students.
College of Medicine University of Lagos (CMUL) commenced in 1962 with 28 students.
Pre Independence: The Cable Office, Marina. Lagos in 1896. Nigeria’s 1st NITEL
Pre Independence: The Cable Office, Marina. Lagos in 1896. Nigeria’s 1st NITEL
Marina Waterfront (1951)
Marina Waterfront (1951)
Barclays bank and Shell Petroleum buildings, Lagos (1960s-Early 1970s)
Barclays bank and Shell Petroleum buildings, Lagos (1960s-Early 1970s)
The London and Kano trading company, Lagos
The London and Kano trading company, Lagos
Carter bridge street scene, Lagos Island 1950
Carter bridge street scene, Lagos Island 1950
Central bank of Nigeria, Lagos (1950s)
Central bank of Nigeria, Lagos (1950s)
General Post Office, Lagos (1973)
General Post Office, Lagos (1973)
Ikorodu Expessway
Ikorodu Expessway
Tinubu Square
Tinubu Square
Kingsway building, Lagos Marina, early 70’s
Kingsway building, Lagos Marina, early 70’s
Ereko Market, Lagos during Queen Elizabeth II visit to Nigeria in 1956
Ereko Market, Lagos during Queen Elizabeth II visit to Nigeria in 1956

Credit: davinadiaries