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 (ē-bäd′n, ē-bä′dän)
A city of southwest Nigeria north-northeast of Lagos. Founded c. 1830 as a military camp, it developed into the most powerful Yoruba city-state before coming under British control in 1893. Today it is a major commercial, industrial, and cultural center.
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(Placename) a city in SW Nigeria, capital of Oyo state: university (1948). Pop: 2 375 000 (2005 est)
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(iˈbɑd n)

a city in SW Nigeria. 1,863,000.
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Noun1.Ibadan - a large Yoruba city in southwestern Nigeria; site of a university
Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria - a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
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In Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, notable among warriors whose names are synonymous with the rise of the town is Balogun Ibikunle.
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(12) The Ibadan-Ibarapa Health Zone where this study was carried out is made up of 13 local government areas namely: Ibadan North, Ibadan North West, Ibadan North East, Ibadan South East, Ibadan South West, Egbeda, Oluyole, Ona Ara, Lagelu, Ido, Ibarapa Central, Ibarapa East and Ibarapa North.
With its sprawling population, agricultural potential and commercial promise, Ibadan could rival Lagos as an economic hub.
The purpose of the study is, therefore, to isolate and identify the blood parasites and intestinal worms of Agama Lizards in Ibadan metropolis.
Our dialysis center at University College Hospital in Ibadan, Nigeria was established approximately 15 years ago.
Ibadan, the second largest city in Nigeria, is the center of a large agricultural region in Oyo State.
Mbari Mbayo Club Meeting place for African writers, artists, and musicians, founded in Ibadan, Nigeria, in 1961.
So for many truckers, the Berger to Ogun River section of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway is prime when taking cargoes up North or beyond Ibadan.
The ancient city of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital has been identified over the years as one that is highly prone to flooding.