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Title:Ashipa: the first Oba of Lagos
Author:Aimiuwu, O.E.I.
Year:1969
Periodical:Nigeria Magazine
Issue:103
Pages:624-627
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:traditional rulers
history
Lagos polity
Abstract:With regard to the question of who were the original owners of Lagos and what the tribal origin was of Ashipa, the first Oba of Lagos, the statements of some historians contain many inaccuracies. Critical examination of these statements with evidence from traditional history shows that Ashipa was not a Yoruba Prince but a member of the royal family of Benin. Ref.
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