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This article is about a Nigerian port. For the Japanese manga artist formerly known as Mokona Apapa, see Clamp (manga artists).
Nigerian Naval Station, Apapa
Nigerian Naval Station, Apapa
Location of Apapa
Apapa is located in Lagos
Location in Lagos
Coordinates: 6°27′N 3°22′E / 6.450°N 3.367°E / 6.450; 3.367Coordinates: 6°27′N 3°22′E / 6.450°N 3.367°E / 6.450; 3.367
Country  Nigeria
State Lagos
 • Local Government Chairman and the Head of the Local Government Council Bolaji Dada
Population (2006)
 • Total 217,362
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Apapa is the major port of the city of Lagos, Nigeria, and is located to the west of Lagos Island, across Lagos Harbour. It is also one of Nigeria's 774 Local Government Areas. An important bronze hoard of jewellery dating from the 16th Century was found in Apapa in 1907 and is now kept at the British Museum.[1]



Apapa is the site of a major container terminal. The terminal was owned and operated by the Federal Government of Nigeria until March 2005, when it was sold to the Danish firm A. P. Moller-Maersk Group for about US$1 billion. Adjacent to the container port is the Tin Can Island port, which has ro-ro facilities.

It also houses some refineries like the Bua Group. [3] It also has a big banking software company, Neptune Software plc. and major Shipping and Custom Clearing Agencies such as Fisolak Global Resources.

Other notable buildings include the Folawiyo Towers and so on.

Apapa has the headquarters of Thisday.[4]


The German School Lagos was located in Apapa.[5]

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  1. ^ British Museum Collection [1]
  2. ^ "NigeriaCongress.org". Retrieved 2007-04-08. 
  3. ^ http://www.railwaysafrica.com/blog/2014/09/23/nigerian-oil-sidings-contract/
  4. ^ "Contact Us." Thisday. Retrieved on 16 November 2011. "THISDAY LIVE, 35, Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria"
  5. ^ Home page. German School Lagos. March 2, 2003. Retrieved on 18 January 2015. "Beachland Estate Ibafon, Apapa, Lagos Nigeria"

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