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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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The statement said, 'What, however, has alarmed the government more in the statement by the Abeokuta Club is the tribal colouration given to government's decision.
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We have been doing our best on roads but it is high time we paid attention to rail as well, We are starting the mass transit within Abeokuta metropolis; this will be extended to all our major towns including the Ado-Odo/Ota axis which will encompass all the border areas with Lagos.
The remains of the dead ones were said to have been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, while those who sustained injuries were taken to Federal Medical Center for treatment.
However, 37 students, along with 18 youths of the host community voluntarily decided to commence a reintegration program with the Neo-Psychiatric Hospital, Abeokuta.
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I was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, at the Sacred Heart Hospital.
Bourdillon and his partners-in-crime were arrested on April 26, 2019, when operatives from the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, carried out a raid on their hideout at Quadri Ayodele Close, Liberty Estate, Laderin, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
AN Abeokuta Magistrates' Court in Ogun on Friday sentenced one Sunday Adeyemi, 21, to one month in prison for stealing food items, valued at N19,000.
THE entrance into the Ogun State House of Assembly, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, was on Thursday, blocked by councillors from the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas of the State, to protest their suspension from office by the Assembly.