Island Club

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The Island Club is one of the oldest multinational clubs in Nigeria.[1] Established on Friday, October 29, 1943, in Lagos Island, the club began as a cosmopolitan club comprising members of different nationalities, races, religions and political orientations. Adeyemo Alakija was the first president.[2][3][4] Island Club started with 50 Nigerians and foreign gentlemen one of whom included former British Governor-General of Nigeria, Sir Arthur Richard.[5] In its early stages of development and yesteryears, the club included Lagosian elites such as, politicians, lawyers, captains of industry, soldiers and other professionals among others, to socialize.


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  2. ^ Musliu Olaiya Anibaba (2003). A Lagosian of the 20th century: an autobiography. Tisons Limited. ISBN 978-9-7835-571-16.
  3. ^ Kehinde (March 13, 2017). "HOW I RUN THE ISLAND CLUB IN LAGOS – CHAIRMAN, DIPO OKPESEYI OPENS UP". City People. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  4. ^ 'Lai Joseph (1987). "Contemporary African poems: universe in focus". Indiana University (Dubeo Press).
  5. ^ CLIFFORD NDUJIHE (February 21, 2011). "Rumbles in Island Club, Lagos". The Vanguard. Retrieved June 20, 2017.

External links[edit]

Official website