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Ibadan

(ēbä`dän, ēbädäN`), 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. It is also an important market for cacao, which, along with cotton, is produced in the region. Ibadan was founded in the 1830s as a military camp during 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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 civil wars and developed into the most powerful Yoruba city-state. In 1840, Ibadan forces defeated FulaniFulani
, people of W Africa, numbering approximately 14 million. They are of mixed sub-Saharan African and Berber origin. First recorded as living in the Senegambia region, they are now scattered throughout the area of the Sudan from Senegal to Cameroon.
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 invaders from the north at the battle of OshogboOshogbo
, city (1991 est. pop. 421,000), SW Nigeria, on the Oshun River. Primarily a farming and commercial city, it has cotton gins, a steel-rolling mill, a traditional textiles industry, and cigarette and food-processing factories.
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, thus protecting S Yorubaland from attack. The city came under British protection in 1893, and was the capital of Nigeria's former Western Region. It contains some mosques and is the site of the Univ. of Ibadan (1962). The city also has numerous parks as well as botanical and zoological gardens.

Ibadan

 

a city in southwestern Nigeria; administrative center of the Western Region. Population, 745,800 (1970). The city is a railroad and highway junction. There is commerce in cacao beans. Ibadan is the site of a tobacco factory, a fruit-canning plant, and auto-repair and woodworking shops. Its manufactures also include plastic and rubber products. There are cottage industries. A university is located in Ibadan.

Ibadan

a city in SW Nigeria, capital of Oyo state: university (1948). Pop.: 2 375 000 (2005 est.)
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The ancient town of Ibadan founded by war-like personalities from different Yoruba towns and communities, owes its size and expansion to the bravery of people like Balogun Ibikunle, who originally had his root in Ijado, a community near Ogbomoso in Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Thanks to Ajayi's leadership, the Ibadan School of History, domiciled in the Department of History at the University of Ibadan, became the dominant school on the continent in the study of Nigerian and African history in the 1950s and 1960s.
Ibadan North East, South East, Ona Ara and Lagelu local governments had at least one BEmOC minus 1 facility while Ibadan North, South West and Ibarapa East had at least one CEmOC minus 1 facility.
Indeed, Ibadan attracts people from across the country.
The blood parasites were identified by the laboratory attendants in the veterinary clinical pathology laboratory, university of Ibadan, before confirmation.
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The Ibadan digester will take advantage of the city's Bodija Municipal Abattoir, where nearly two-thirds of the animals in Oyo State are slaughtered, according to a study in the January 2002 African Journal of Environmental Assessment and Management.
Recognising the need for an integrated and long-term solution to flooding in Ibadan, the Oyo State government requested the bank s support to finance a flood management project.
IUFMP was saddled with the mandate to change the narrative of perennial flood disasters in Ibadan through systemised and comprehensive programme of actions.
According to the bank, the board also aims to bolster community-based resilience capacity and deliver support for risk assessment and early warning systems in Ibadan. Ibadan s poorest and most vulnerable residents are the most influenced by the floods.
The training domiciled at the Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, is a Nuffic/Orange programme sponsored by the Netherlands government under the supervision of Aeres University of Applied Sciences, Dronten, the Netherlands.
Recognizing the need for an integrated and long term solution to flooding in Ibadan, the Oyo State Government requested the World Bank's support to finance a flood management project.