POSSESSED BOOK LAUNCH, LAGOS CITY HALL, OCT 2014

After years of research, writing and editing, Possessed: A history of Law and Justice in the Crown Colony of Lagos 1861-1906’, by Olasupo Shasore SAN, was officially launched to the world at City Hall, Lagos Island amidst fanfare, passionate discussion and a sense of renewed appreciation for the origins of Lagos.

Several dignitaries, journalists and history lovers were in attendance. The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola, who had written the foreword to the book was the special guest of honour, Oba Rilwan Akiolu I along with his white cap chiefs, Senator Mamora representing Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Former Foreign Affairs Minister; Odein Ajumogobia, Former Federal Commissioner for Works; Alhaji Femi Okunnu, Alhaji Hassan Babatunde Fashinro, legal officials and other top government officials graced the event.

The launch was emceed by Chico Chukwuma Ahgwekwe, from ClassicFM while the moderator for the book discussion was Aderonke Adebanjo.

The panels of discussants were Chucks Oluigbo, Oluwaseun Olaniyan, Jide Bello and Angela Ajetunmobi Mukoro.

The Centre Stage

The Centre Stage

Panel Discussion in Progress

Panel Discussion in Progress

More Discussions

More Discussions

The emcee performing his duties before an eclectic audience

The emcee performing his duties before an eclectic audience

Mr. Olasupo Shasore Discussing Possessed

Mr. Olasupo Shasore Discussing Possessed

The Special Guest of Honour Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola giving his Address

The Special Guest of Honour Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola giving his Address

The Hall was adorned with pictures, artefacts and posters highlighting the old Kings and scenes from the Crown Colony of Lagos

The Hall was adorned with pictures, artefacts and posters highlighting the old Kings and scenes from the Crown Colony of Lagos

Amodu Tijani was an Idejo Chief whose testimony was part of an important case to determine rights of Lagosians and their self rule in the crown colony

Amodu Tijani was an Idejo Chief whose testimony was part of an important case to determine rights of Lagosians and their self rule in the crown colony

LASRAB was a major supporter at the event by providing several artefacts. An initiative birthed by His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola to preserve history, their doors are open to the public

LASRAB was a major supporter at the event by providing several artefacts. An initiative birthed by His Excellency, Babatunde Raji Fashola to preserve history, their doors are open to the public

The Old and The New: Pictures of Lagos and its History provided by LASRAB

The Old and The New: Pictures of Lagos and its History provided by LASRAB

 

 

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