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Friday, 3 January 2014

Photo of the day

Photo taken January 1, 1914 in Lagos; the day Lord Lugard amalgamated Northern and Southern Nigeria. A memorable day in our history!

123 comments:

SANDRA said...

Very memorable. It shows Nigeria has come a long way but at d same tym we have nothing tangible2 show 4 it. Poor Nigeria.

Fifi said...

Bia Linda ooo! Where's ur no 1 LIB disciple Bonario Nnags????? He has been M.I.A for a while now(since the giveaway post) Warapun na? Miss his posts joor...

Olaoluwa Oluwasola said...

And so

Olaoluwa Oluwasola said...

WHAT?????

Unknown said...

Funny pic

Unknown said...

Na wa o!!!! See lagos dah year! #sighs# e go beta one day! Nice pics linda

Unknown said...

God bless naija. da labour of our heroes shal neva b in vain

Cute G said...

Yes I remember that day @ Tinubu street.Just like ystrdy.lol

Anonymous said...

100yrs nd 2days ago...dat son of a b!tch iz d reason y Nigeria got problem 2day.
#Angry-Negro

Unknown said...

Woah, dis is history.

Unknown said...

Dat was wen my country is Nigeria. Not now of PDP country. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

Olaoluwa Oluwasola said...

nice but primitive!!!!

Unknown said...

a real memorable day

star gurl said...

Dats alrite




diamondblinqZ said...

Lol... C dat quy leqs.

Anonymous said...

This was the beginning of our problem in Nigeria.because on this day the worst mistake on earth was made by merging people who do have any thing in common in order to be a country were forcefully forced without their consent to be one country because of selfish interest of Britain to exploit Nigeria.

zara said...

A memorable day indeed!

Anonymous said...

I wish it had never happened!! See all the wahala boko haram is causing the whole country....Lugard should have left us separated. This is not a memorable day at all.

Anonymous said...

Funny pic. History indeed.#JC

Anonymous said...

Dis place look like tafa balewa square

Anonymous said...

The ill-fated union.

BLAZER said...

I HEARD NIGERIA'S ALMAGAMATION WAS A CONTRACT SIGNED TO BE FOR 100YRS.AND D 100YRS IS NOW....LOL..I KNW THOSE SOLDIERS..LOL

Peejay said...

Interesting. All the people in this picture are dead. Even the child born that day is now 100yrs old if alive. Food for thought for when next you're taking that selfie...what will people say about you 100 years later? Good or bad?

Flexy said...

that historic moment. i wonder what would have become of nigeria if he didn't amalgamate nigeria

Anonymous said...

Wonderful....

Ellona Santiago

Anonymous said...

Tinubu sq...

Anonymous said...

What a day to celebrate but what have we achieved since then? Than badest government of all time.

Unknown said...

Indeed ​A̶̲̅ memorable day.

Unknown said...

frm wat iv bin seeing, tins aint working out as e wanted...

Apple said...

Wao! Nice pic.

ujunwa said...

Nawaa....longest time

Unknown said...

Epic!

CHIC JEH said...

LINDA thanks for the pic.how i wish the amagamation did not come to past i 4 dey enjoy my oil well with my broda s and sista for naja delta, not with dis so called corrupt leaders for our land.GOD BLESS NIGERIA.

Mab said...

HISTORY, JUST THINKING ALL THE PPL IN THIS PIC ARE ALL DEAD

VIC@LIB said...

wow! So ancient by then, interestin pic

Anonymous said...

wooow, it indeed a memorable day.

Anonymous said...

it looks more like a drawing to me..

Anonymous said...

An event I so wish never happened. .. Chyz

Anonymous said...

That was the day Nigeria made a historical mistake !

Unknown said...

wow... never knew records like dis pics could still b found in this country ... Tinubu street, once upon a time.. lol

Ade said...

GOD bless 9ja

Unknown said...

awwwww... how awesome... wished we never had democracy sef... Nigeria probablywould have been better off..

Anonymous said...

Geez my ancestors actually had no shoes. #bare feet

Anonymous said...

really? i would have thought otherwise

APPLELIPX said...

OLD NIGERIA; NO MUCH DIFFERENCE FRM D PRESENT ONE

GOD HELP US BUILD A NEW AND BETA ONE

Diamondz said...

That one with bending leg na soldier abi security man? Una go fear nah. Aunty lindyway post my comments oooo

Anonymous said...

wow...memorable...

♥ ȊƦȋƺȟ ƘƦȋϻ ♥ said...

Lol c as d@ police man stand

harnikky said...

A great day it was then!

FAMMIE said...

Looking at this picz I saw a nation with great future, looking at her now I keep wondering whatever happened...

Nneka said...

1914!!!!!
Say wat?????

Anonymous said...

its awesome i love it

Linda Ikeji's BOO said...

Awwwww* wah a day to remember.....all dese people go don kpeme oooooo!!!

Unknown said...

And Nigeria never became the same afterwards. This day heralded what we are experiencing right now. Greatest Mistake ever made if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for change and the fact that I wasn't born then...lolz_tess

BadGuy said...

Yes indeed!

Anonymous said...

Am sure everyone in this picture is dead....chaii life. After all the struggle!

Igor said...

The day that the problem with this 'mere geographical expression' called Nigeria started.

Unknown said...

HMM

Anonymous said...

Hmm. I suppose it is safe to say everyone in this photo is now a memory, all gone to the great beyond....

small Anukwu said...

9ja shld separate, I jst dey pass o

Anonymous said...

truly historic and quite laughable if Nigeria eventually divides. i hope we won't and i hope we grow stronger and prosper while conquering our problems :)

O.J.ERECORDZ BOSS said...

~good lookin people~bck den~1914*I waz@ d event sha with lord lugard~na wash*~*

emmanuel john said...

-our Nigeria needs serious deliverance if the time of there lord lugard is more colourful lik these#hahahha#lol.na joke oo....nice pix nowadays nigeria is far better than the former nigeria- peace

PEACE MAKER said...

Let's stay positive guys. There are good things that has also came out of the amalgamation.
And U̶̲̥̅̊ must not use curse(s) to prove ur point(s).

#peaceuntodishouse

Anonymous said...

the worst thing that ever happene to nigeria. uniting peoppe with totally different backgrounds culture and all

Unknown said...

Lukin @ dis picz I saw a nation with great future, lukin @ her now I kip wondering whatever happened...

ary said...

Na so! Remarkable that this is surfacing a 100 years later. Coincidence?

Anonymous said...

The beginning of our problems

Anonymous said...

U don old b dt oº°˚˚˚ .... Whose pic Ȋ̝̊̅ڪ showin on ur profile?

Anonymous said...

Yeah......... Vry memorable indeed

wemimo said...

Wow!

jimsking said...

Yeah very historic moment indeed

Anonymous said...

I just love history...

omenah said...

Linus mba!

Anonymous said...

Hehehehehe Which kian bendy rollers leg be that? #cantstoplaughing!

Toronto Finest said...

U no know him house?

Anonymous said...

Cute G what year were u born
*justasking*

#That happy sister!

Unknown said...

I remember that day, i was there....I'm that small boi in white(no tym 2 wear pant.....must see lugard)

1914! 9ja haven't changed, We still have place like this in Nigeria now

Anonymous said...

Kai I remember this day enough shayo for tinubu square. I bin warn lugard to drop the idea e no gree c wetin hin don cause after 100 years

AGB said...

yaayy! God Bless the federal republic of Nigeria. Amen

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha ha ha... CR7 says the pic made my day! By the way, where is Bonario??? That guy is a good commenter

Unknown said...

probably 1 of the shitiest day

Anonymous said...

What a memorable day!!! 100 years later......Nigeria is still crawling...#smh#

Anonymous said...

The worst thing that happened to us...

Anonymous said...

Nigeria, a nation with over 300 languages, with 1000 diverse rich cultures, over 250 dancing troupes, over 100 ethnic group, over 100 rich festival, rich in tourism potentials etc. There is no country like Nigeria.

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Ann Marie said...

This lord lugard sef. who send am message?

Anonymous said...

The greatest mistake ever made...we are not one and can never be...You don't force 3 different people to have false marriage called Nigeria..The earlier we break up the better for us..

Igwe said...

Thank you for capturing the true picture. Ours was indeed the wedlock of the gods. This is truely the genesis of everything that went wrong in Nigeria. The British still remain the worst terrorist ever known in the world. The changed the destiny of many nations through colonialism and slavery.

Unknown said...

I second that

Rough Diamond said...

Bona travelled to d east n u know network is not friendly dis period!
Bonario na liber till.............

Rough Diamond said...

There would have been no Nigeria

Anonymous said...

Amalgamation made us a strange bedfellows.

Unknown said...

Dis pix reminds me of where we ar coming 4rm n 4rm d luk of tins,we don upgrade smal sha o.star9ja.

Anonymous said...

we are still under slavery and colonialism because we have not sit down to discuss our existence since we were forced together as one country.Even when a region raise the issue call confab,another region will say it is a treasonable offence.Another group will say unity is non-negotiable.Another group will say any attempt to discuss it they will resist it with war.Whereas,these same group preaching unity are the once causing problem up and down
unity is a fraud.

Unknown said...

I wish I was there...

Anonymous said...

Thank God. Though d picture dipicts a local nigeria, but under d regime of God-sent leader, president Jonathan, the country is better off now. Our president, may rule Nigeria for more 4yrs. Amen.

Swaggs isimemen said...

May God. Continue 2 bless our country nigeria may he spring up good leaders dat 'll. Lead dis nation hi 2see light... nt d bad leaders dat'll loot dis nation money 2 buy houses in abroad..... Nd may d soul of our founding heroes fathers rest in peace in jesus name amen may God bless u 2 linda 4 showing us dis pic amen

Unknown said...

Nice record keeping... Memorable day indeed.

Swaggs isimemen said...

May God. Continue 2 bless our country nigeria may he spring up good leaders dat 'll. Lead dis nation hire 2 see light dis pic show me where we re coming frm... Lord we do nt want bad leaders dat'll loot dis nation money 2 buy houses in abroad..... Nd may d soul of our founding heroes fathers rest in peace in jesus name amen may God bless u 2 linda 4 showing us dis pic amen

Anonymous said...

all d rich history...nd yet 2day we r still crawling in all meaning of d wrd,tnx 2 our leaders!...(•_•)

Anonymous said...

These Policemen don't have shoes why????

Anonymous said...

Its a shame that after over 100 years of force marriage Nigeria is still finding it difficult to co-exist talkless of unite. Who mislead us? Certainly not Lugard

Unknown said...

Fucking truth.

AGB said...

Absolutely no country like Nigeria my man. We just have to commit to making it the best it can possibly be.

AGB said...

Amen

AGB said...

Nope! People like you are the reasons for Nigeria's problems today Co's you all are f'n lazy. You want everything to be done for you right? Can't you guys also Build this nation to greater heights for yourselves & your children to come so that they wouldn't also blame their lazy parents the way you're blaming innocent Lugard now?

AGB said...

Lol...I can understand with you brother Co's you're not even Nigerian. If you were Nigerian, you would know there aren't only 3 tribes in Nigeria. We're talking of over 250 great & unique peoples & you're talking about 3. Get out of that shoe you live in please my guy.lol

AGB said...

Amen brother. Much love for this. God Bless you too. God Bless our country. Amen

NB said...

Lord Lugard why? why did u do this to us!!!

Anonymous said...

GODKNOWS,

WAS THAT AN ELECTRIC POLE? STREET

LIGHT AS 1914.

UP PHCN, SORRY JARE UP NEPA,NO NO

NO NA ECN

Unknown said...

He should just have left us jeje the way he found us now the rot caused by this amalgamation is so deep that we may just have to surgically cut it off.....

Anonymous said...

It couldn't be the worst thing that happened to Nigeria ....America has similar and is the best country on earth today. Nigeria should learn to take advantage of her multiple n diverse ethnicity

Charles said...

My Government teacher did tell me the colonial master embarked on this amalgamation simply to achieve administrative convenience. Now how true that claim is I do not know. But growing up in Nigeria, I can clearly state that the amalgamation has served more to reinforce those things that divide us and less of those that are our common denominators as a nation. If only they had included a formula for power sharing amongst the amalgamated units perhaps we would have had less problems to deal with.

Anonymous said...

The biggest mistake ever, how can you bring together cows and lions to form one community?? All we want is Biafra....

Anonymous said...

The biggest mistake ever, how can you bring together cows and lions to form one community?? All we want is Biafra....

Myke said...

Twas the greed of Britain dat led to this great mistake. They should have left us the way we were.

Unknown said...

Cute G ...Naa soo me self dey there , I was that guy wearing white , mehn time short ooo

Unknown said...

Naa soo me self dey there ,I be dat guy wey dey wear white. ..Mehn time short ooo

Unknown said...

Where dem die go, me still dey ooo...The decision to almagamate , naa me lugard first ask self.. hehe

Unknown said...

Cute G ...Naa soo me self dey there , I was that guy wearing white , mehn time short ooo

skilful_ said...

WORST DAY IN NIGERIA'S HISTORY. THE GENESIS OF ALL WE ARE SUFFERING AS A NATION.

JOEBIE said...

day of chaos

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