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Oyo

(ôyô`), 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.1835 as the successor of Old Oyo (Katunga), 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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 empire of Oyo, which was destroyed in the Yoruba civil wars of the early 19th cent. Oyo is about 100 mi (161 km) S of Old Oyo. The city came under British rule in 1893.

Oyo

 

a city in Nigeria, in the state of Oyo. Population, 135,800 (1971). A highway junction, Oyo is the center of a region producing cacao beans and palm oil. Cottage industries include leather-working, weaving, and spinning.

Oyo

a state of SW Nigeria, formed in 1976 from part of Western State. Capital: Ibadan. Pop.: 3 900 803 (1995 est.). Area: 28 454 sq. km (10 986 sq. miles)
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With the inauguration of the board, education in Oyo state took a different turn.
Please return to these pages next issue when I'll share how assigning OYO pieces to collegiate piano majors in a musical literacy class has proven artistically valuable in ways that are different than with children.
Plate 1 below shows samples of the "black" pottery wares recovered from the trench opened at Oke-Eri sacred grove in association with the brown potsherds and these bare some of the afore mentioned features and so were classified as old Oyo ceramic complex.
Some dancers who join OYO have had to deal with these false perceptions internally and within their families and communities.
This indicates that majority of fish farmers in Oyo State are in their middle active age (<40).
They were hit really hard when OYO Rooms, and a bunch of other hotel aggregators, started off around 2013.
Now, there are over 380 A home away from home with standardised service is OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal's USP.
When I started building OYO, the only thought on my mind was that I wanted to solve a big problem.
In March this year, Oyo which competes with the likes of Zo Rooms and Casa2Inns, had raised $25 million from Greenoaks Capital, an investor in e-commerce major Flipkart, with existing investors Sequoia Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners also participating valuing it at $100 million.
The latter is important to build the people's confidence in the king and promote strong cultural identity and here I am in Dubai, one of my favourite places, hoping to build bridges of familiarity with the people and most importantly the ruling families who I have a lot of respect for," says King Oyo who travels the world seeking foreign assistance for the development of Toro.
Philippe Talavera, choreographer of the OYO dance troupe said that when they arrived in Glasgow nobody knew about the OYO dance troupe and very few knew about Namibia, but by the time they left, Namibia was on the map and everybody knew about them.
Cuando ella, muy brava, le conto lo que oyo, el le dijo que seguro los gritos eran de las animas en pena y que rezando por ellas se callaban.