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Abeokuta

(ä'bēōko͞o`tə, ăb'–), city (1991 est. pop. 377,000), SW Nigeria. It is the trade center for an agricultural region producing rice, yams, cassava, cotton, fruit, vegetables, and palm products. Manufactures of the city include beer, cement, dyed textiles, and canned foods. There are granite quarries nearby that provide building materials for S Nigeria. Abeokuta was founded in the 1830s by Egba refugees from the YorubaYoruba
, people of SW Nigeria and Benin, numbering about 20 million. Today many of the large cities in Nigeria (including Lagos, Ibadan, and Abeokuta) are in Yorubaland.
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Abeokuta

 

city in western Nigeria, situated on the Ogun River at the junction of the highway and the Lagos-Kano railroad line. Population of 187,300 (1963). It is a trade center for such products as cacao, kola nuts, citrus fruits, and bananas. Its domestic industries include textiles and dyes. The city has a cannery and cement and concrete plants. In the 19th century Abeokuta was the capital of one of the city-states of Yoruba.

Abeokuta

a town in W Nigeria, capital of Ogun state. Pop.: 487 000 (2005 est.)
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On Monday, governor disclosed this in Abeokuta, while declaring open the Nigerian Alternative Energy Expo, facilitated by Mathesis Consulting, United Kingdom.
Data in Table 1 above shows that respondents from University of Ibadan, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Jame Olotu has revealed this during the launch of the Ayobo transmission site on Friday in Lagos, which is likely to put capacity of 150 MVA to Lagos and portion of Ogun State, up to Abeokuta.
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But, while presenting the report at the 2015 Nigeria Poultry Show held in Abeokuta, Ogun State, PAN raised concerns over what it called "growing depletions" to the layer industry, with biosecurity measures expected to play key role in its survival.
In October of that year, he was sent to the officers' Cadet School in Aldershot in the UK and was there-after commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1963 and posted to the 2nd Infantry Battalion, Abeokuta as platoon commander later in 1963.
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The population of the study includes Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta with thirty five (35) respondents, Tai-Solarin University of Education Ijebu-Ode twenty seven (27) respondents and Covenant University, Ota with eighteen (18) respondents respectively.