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Ilesha

(ēlā`shä), city (1991 est. pop. 334,000), SW Nigeria. Formerly a caravan trade center, Ilesha is today an agricultural and commercial city. Cacao, kola nuts, palm oil, and yams are shipped from there. There is a sawmill, and alluvial gold is found. Ilesha was the capital of 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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 Ilesha kingdom of the OyoOyo
, city (1991 est. pop. 226,700), SW Nigeria. It is primarily a farming town, producing tobacco, yams, and cassava. Traditional artisans make textiles and leather goods and carve utensils from shells of the calabash gourd. Oyo was founded c.
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 empire. After Oyo's collapse in the early 19th cent., Ilesha became subject to IbadanIbadan
, city (1991 est. pop. 1,263,000), SW Nigeria. The second largest city in Nigeria, it is a major commercial center. Manufactures include metal products, furniture, soap, and handicrafts.
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. It was taken by the British in 1893.

Ilesha

 

(Bol’shaia Ilesha, Iliasha), a river in Arkhangel’sk Oblast, RSFSR, a right tributary of the Pinega River. Length, 204 km; basin area, 2,250 sq km. It is fed by a number of sources, predominantly melted show.

Ilesha

a town in W Nigeria. Pop.: 500 000 (2005 est.)
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Although the pro-Yoruba "Action Group" in Nigeria was successful in obtaining majority support among Yorubas in the Western Region in 1960, it failed, despite ethnic appeal, to win the support of Yorubas in Ibadan, Ilesha, and Oyo, and its vote share was cut in half four years later to the satisfaction of statists.
The Methodist conducted a center at Ilesha in the West, while the Catholic mission, operating in Eastern Nigeria, joined the race in the late 1930s.
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Labaran Maku, the Minister of Information, and his Water Resources equivalent, Mrs Sarah Ochekpe have jointly announced that the Federal Government has agreed to provide around N40 billion to complete the Gurara water projects A and B and the Regional urban water supply project for Ilesha water works.
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At least 7 different Bunyamwera serogroup viruses have been isolated from humans, usually from blood, including Bunyamwera, Germiston, Ilesha, and Shokwe viruses in Africa; Xingu virus in South America; Wyeomyia virus and a Cache Valley-like virus in Central America; and CVV in the southeastern United States (1,2,5, 7,8).