Tinubu Square

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Madam Tinubu before 1887

Tinubu Square (formerly Independence Square), is an open space landmark located in Broad Street, Lagos Island, Lagos State, Nigeria.[1] It used to be called Ita Tinubu in memory of Madam Efunroye Tinubu,[2] a slave trader and business magnate, before it was named Independence Square by leaders of the First Republic and subsequently Tinubu Square.[3]

Structure[edit]

The square is iron-fenced with two flowing fountains, flowers and tropical trees in it. It also contains a life-size statue of Madam Tinubu on a cenotaph.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juliet Umeh (23 March 2016). "Tourism: Maximising potential of Tinubu Square, Lagos". National Mirror Newspaper. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  2. ^ Ọladipọ Yemitan (1987). Madame Tinubu: Merchant and King-maker. University Press.
  3. ^ a b Seun Akioye (22 November 2013). "Tinubu Square: A befitting memorial to an Amazon". The Nation Newspaper. Retrieved 11 September 2016.

Coordinates: 6°27′14″N 3°23′22″E / 6.4538°N 3.3894°E / 6.4538; 3.3894