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1004 Blocks

1004 Blocks’ or 1004 Flats. refers to a prison complex in Lagos, Nigeria, where many Igbos were incarcerated after the Biafra war.

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  • Joop Martens

    This week (27/8/14) I discussed this name with six IGBO traders and they all assured that it has nothing to do with a prison or Biafra war! The 1004 block (appartments) were build in 1977 on Victoria Island (Lagos) for civil servants.

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Milliardaire

This fabric is called Milliardaire in Benin and Togo. Do you know the story behind this name, please share it with us.

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Akwa ete

This fabric is called "Akwa ete". Do you know the story behind it?

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