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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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The Wesley Guild Hospital in Ilesa was originally a missionary hospital; it was founded about 100 years ago but in 1975 became a unit of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex (OAUTHC) in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Confirming the development to journalists in Osogbo on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Osun State Police command, Mrs Folasade Odoro explained that the couple, who had fled their residence along Breweries Road, Imo, Ilesa and others used sticks and cudgels to beat the deceased to death.
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When you were in Ilesa, you said people rejected going to Calabar because of fear.