The Ijebu People

THE Ijebu People inhabit the South-Central part of Yorubaland – a territory that is bounded in the North by Ibadan, in the East by Ondo,

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Ijebu Cities

The following is a list of cities, towns and villages that make up the Ijebu land:  Ijebu-Igbo  Ijebu-Ode  Ijebu-Remo  Ago Iwoye  Ilishan  Ijebu-Ososa  Sagamu  Imodi

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Ijebu-Ode

To date, there have only been fifty-three (53) Awujales.  The currently reigning monarch (the 53rd Awujale) being His Excellency Alaiyeluwa Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, Ogbagba

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Ijebu-Imusin

The first Oloko, Oba Osifaderin the OLOKO OLOFIN ARANFE OKO a foremost descendant of Oduduwa left lle-lfe about 12th century A.D. to found his own

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Odogbolu

A man by the name “Elesi Ekun Ogoji” was credited to have first stumbled into this town while hunting, and settled at “Efiyan”.  Then, one

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Ijebu-Igbo

Ademakin or Orimolusi, whose poetic praise (oriki) was “Adoro Oke”, was from the Osimore family and was a very strong hunter.  It was while he

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Ife-Ijebu

History of this town has been scanty because it was ritually decreed, in earlier times of its founding, that the history of the town must

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Iseyin (Oyo)

Adaba, another female child of Awujale Oba Jadiara, went on a long journey out of town with her husband, Ebedi. Adaba was known to be

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Igbore (Abeokuta)

Asa, one of the female children of Awujale Oba Jadiara Agbolaganju, with her husband, went to Abeokuta and established a new domain, now known as

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Ogere

Ogere (also referred to as Ogere Remo or Ogere-Remo or Ogere – Remo), is an ancient town in the present Remo Division of Ogun State, Nigeria. The town

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Iperu

Alaperu, who founded this town, was a grandchild of Awujale Ofiran.  However, historical records show that the Elepe argued, at some point, that it was

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Ode Remo

Alaiye Ode was one of the children of Awujale Geje. He was a sibling to the Onibeju of Ibeju. It was recorded in history that

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Makun

This was the name Ewusi named his settlement, and being a prince, because he was the son of Awujale Obaruwa, used that influence to become

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Ijebu-Remo

SHAGAMU:  Akarigbo is the head of all the Kings in Remo land.  The first Akarigbo was Igbodein, child of Aka, who was married to Onigbo.

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Governance in Ijebu

There were no political parties as known in modern democracy, and yet the ancient administrative set-up which ruled ljebu in those days was democratic in

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