Library coverage shows scenes in Lagos, Capital of the Federation of Nigeria, shot soon after independence was granted (Oct 1, 1960), by Britain.
GV. Marina, Lagos.
The modern post office building.
Bank of W.Africa
New Senate Building with Queen Statue.
Carter Bridge linking the residential mainland of the town on Lagos Island - sand carriers waking with Carters Bridge in b/g. Nigerians walking over Carters Bridge - Jankara market Lagos where pepper, spices, ground nuts and vegetables are sold. Women pounding yams.
The newly built fountains at Tinumba Square Lagos with Bank of Nigeria in b/g. Iddo garage Lagos where commercial vehicles (buses) travel to places up to 700 miles.
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Background: Library coverage shows scenes in Lagos, Capital of the Federation of Nigeria, shot soon after independence was granted (Oct 1, 1960), by Britain.
Among the city's new buildings are the big Post Office, the Bank of West Africa and the Senate Building, with its statue of Queen Elizabeth II. The town, just off the coast on Lagos Island, is linked to the residential area on the mainland by Carter Bridge.
A famous Lagos sight is Jankara Market, where pepper, spices, ground-nuts and vegetables are sold. Nearby is a woman pounding yams in the traditional way. - her baby fast asleep on her back as she moves to and fro at her work.
In Tinumba Square are handsome, newly constructed fountains. In the background, across the square, can be seen the Bank of Nigeria. At Iddo Garage are the long distance buses - some of them serving places 700 miles away.