Ilorin

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of Nigeria Ilorin. Commerce The political economy of Kwara State can be traced to 1967 when it was created. Since then the state has undergone various developmental efforts, mostly initiated by the federal government given the nature of the Nigerian state, a centralized federal system where all development policies and programmes originate from the center. Despite its strategic location as the gateway between the southern and northern parts of the country, there are few industries in Kwara State

progress in his efforts to improve the quality of lives of the people of the state. This is demonstrated by successes achieved in the fields of finance, education, health, water and rural development, agriculture, and industrial development. With such efforts, Ilorin has become the hub for Cashew processing in Nigeria and Olam (a leading MNC in Agro Commodities) has set up Africa's biggest cashew processing plant. The plant boasts to process 100 MT of cashew everyday and provides employment to over


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with friendly environment generally called "Home of Peace" hence host different religious practice and training institutions. Located on the city's GRA, the degree-awarding United Missionary Theological College (affiliated with the University of Ibadan) produces many church ministers, teachers and theologians of all denominations, the College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies in Adeta Area trains Muslims in various Islamic, Arabic and social science disciplines. Alfa Alimi's Mosque


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. The state has a good network of roads, rail and air transportation facilities linking it with Nigeria's other industrial and commercial centers. Nature has also endowed the state with adequate vast and rich agricultural land for both road and exportable cash crops. Similarly, the limestone and dolomite of Oreke, Idofian Kaolin and clay near Ilorin and other parts of the state, pure gold at Kaiama and Patigi (Pategi) area, and the highly exportable rich tantalite deposit of Iporin

, make Kwara State rich in primary resources. Despite these favourable conditions, Kwara State has only one or two viable industries, notably Global Soap and Detergent Industries Nigeria Limited and the International Tobacco Company. Successive administrations have attempted to attract industrialists to the state. Several meetings were held with Kwarans both in Lagos and Kaduna, among others, but with little response. However, in spite of the paucity of funds, Governor Bukola Saraki has made


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people Hausa Fulani (Fula people) warriors at the culmination of the rebellion of Afonja, commander of Oyo Empire's provincial army for which he allied himself with Hausa Fulani muslim jihadists. Stanbrook was born in Willesden, North London, the son of a laundry manager within the family business, the Sunlight Laundry. He was educated at Willesden High School, leaving at age 15, and became a legal assistant at Wembley Council (Metropolitan Borough of Wembley), while


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, about 60 miles (95 km) southeast of the ancient Yoruba city of Ilorin and about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Benin City (more correctly Bini or Ibini) capital of the Benin (Benin City) Edo Empire. The Park takes its name from Oyo-lle (Old Oyo), the ancient political capital of Oyo Empire of the Yoruba people, and contains the ruins of this city. Oyo Ile was destroyed in the late 18th century by Ilorin and Hausa (Hausa people) Fulani (Fula people) warriors at the culmination of the rebellion of Afonja, commander of Oyo Empire's provincial army for which he allied himself with Hausa Fulani muslim jihadists. Stanbrook was born in Willesden, North London, the son of a laundry manager within the family business, the Sunlight Laundry. He was educated at Willesden High School, leaving at age 15, and became a legal assistant at Wembley Council (Metropolitan Borough of Wembley), while taking a part-time degree in economics and law at Birkbeck College (Birkbeck, University of London), University of London. He qualified as a pilot in 1943 and served with the RAF between 1943 and 1946. He completed postgraduate study at Pembroke College, Oxford then left for Nigeria in 1950 where he worked for ten years in the Colonial Service as District Officer in various regions of Northern and Western Nigeria, including Ilorin, Western Region (Western Region, Nigeria). On his return, he was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1960 and practised criminal law, and was also was a night lawyer for the ''Daily Express''.


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with friendly environment generally called "Home of Peace" hence host different religious practice and training institutions. Located on the city's GRA, the degree-awarding United Missionary Theological College (affiliated with the University of Ibadan) produces many church ministers, teachers and theologians of all denominations, the College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies in Adeta Area trains Muslims in various Islamic, Arabic and social science disciplines. Alfa Alimi's Mosque


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, they were one of eight teams threatened with having their participation suspended due to a backlog of debts and fines sports&Itemid 59 Insurance, El-Kanemi, others may lose league slots (Nigerian Compass) . Finally, they were exiled to Ilorin for their final home game of the season after crowd trouble in a 1-1


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. The state has a good network of roads, rail and air transportation facilities linking it with Nigeria's other industrial and commercial centers. Nature has also endowed the state with adequate vast and rich agricultural land for both road and exportable cash crops. Similarly, the limestone and dolomite of Oreke, Idofian Kaolin and clay near Ilorin and other parts of the state, pure gold at Kaiama and Patigi (Pategi) area, and the highly exportable rich tantalite deposit of Iporin, make Kwara State rich in primary resources. Despite these favourable conditions, Kwara State has only one or two viable industries, notably Global Soap and Detergent Industries Nigeria Limited and the International Tobacco Company. Successive administrations have attempted to attract industrialists to the state. Several meetings were held with Kwarans both in Lagos and Kaduna, among others, but with little response. However, in spite of the paucity of funds, Governor Bukola Saraki has made progress in his efforts to improve the quality of lives of the people of the state. This is demonstrated by successes achieved in the fields of finance, education, health, water and rural development, agriculture, and industrial development. With such efforts, Ilorin has become the hub for Cashew processing in Nigeria and Olam (a leading MNC in Agro Commodities) has set up Africa's biggest cashew processing plant. The plant boasts to process 100 MT of cashew everyday and provides employment to over 2000 workers. Recently established industries include Dangote Flour Mills, Tuyil Pharmaceutical company, KAMWIL, Golden Confectionate Food Industries, Chellaram Motor-Cycle Assembly plants, and Rajrab Pharmaceuticals. To encourage both local and foreign investors, the state government provides various incentives, such as 100 per cent waiver on statutory payments on land, which was also made available to the Dangote Industries Limited for the flour mill complex. Transport Ilorin's central location makes it easily accessible to all parts of the country by air, road and rail. Although the Ilorin International Airport has been re-designated and equipped as an International Cargo Airport, there are scheduled commercial flights to and from Ilorin by Over land and Capital Airlines. Current destinations include Lagos, Abuja and Jos. Ilorin offers reliable road transport services to Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Oyo Ekiti, Kogi, Niger, Kaduna and Plateau States. Similar services are available to and from Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Aba and others. The major roads in the city are generally good, with relatively well-developed intra-city public transportation. Other roads that need repairs are gradually receiving the attention of the Kwara State Government. There are three modes of transiting from place to place in the city – the most popular being the conventional taxis. Car-hire services are available in major hotels. There are the commercial motorbikes commonly called "Okada", and the more recent arrival on Ilorin's roads, "Keke NAPEP", imported commercial tricycles given on loan to beneficiaries in the National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP KEKE MARUWA) introduced by the government of President Olusegun Obasanjo. Compared to other cities and state capitals in Nigeria, transport fares in Ilorin are cheap. While taxis charge range between N50 to N100 per drop, a ride on the okada ranges depending on the distance as the driver deem fit. A major expressway (Controlled-access highway) to Ibadan is currently under construction by P.W. International LTD Culture The city is a confluence of cultures, populated by Yoruba, Hausa, Fulani, Nupe, Baruba, other Nigerians and foreign nationals. There are very significant Christian and Islamic populations. Many ceremonial activities, mostly with religious aspects, take place in the city throughout the year. Ilorin presents the visitors with friendly environment generally called "Home of Peace" hence host different religious practice and training institutions. Located on the city's GRA, the degree-awarding United Missionary Theological College (affiliated with the University of Ibadan) produces many church ministers, teachers and theologians of all denominations, the College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies in Adeta Area trains Muslims in various Islamic, Arabic and social science disciplines. Alfa Alimi's Mosque and residence is said to have been built in 1831. It was the first Juma'at Mosque in Ilorin. The city also present a range of tourist attractions such as the imposing Sobi Hill, said to have offered protection to natives during inter-tribal wars in ancient times. The Okuta Ilorin is located in Asaju's compound, Idi-Ape Quarters. It is the stone on which Ojo Isekuse, one of the founders of the city, used to sharpen his metal tools. It was actually called "Okuta ilo irin" (meaning stone for sharpening metals), and Ilorin is said to have derived its name from there. The stone was a deified object of worship and sacrifice offerings in the past. Pottery is big business in Ilorin. The city boasts the biggest traditional pottery workshops in Nigeria. They are located in Dada area of Okelele, Eletu in Oju Ekun, Okekura, Oloje, Abe Emi and Ita Merin. Also thriving is the traditional textile industry. In various parts of the city, Aso-Oke, the wonderful textiles and hand-woven on simple looms are made in large quantities. Aso-Oke is patronized by traders and fashion designers from Kwara State, other parts of Nigeria and from abroad. The cultural center houses the Kwara State Council for Arts and Culture, its performing troupe, and a gallery with artistic objects and antiquities. Souvenirs of cultural and historical values are also available. Ilorin has a creation park formerly Amusement Park, now renamed Metropolitan Park is located on Unity Road, next to Guaranty Trust Bank. The Kwara State Stadium Complex has an Olympic-sized swimming pool with facility for diving among others. The only purpose-built baseball park in Nigeria is located in the Adewole area of the city. The National Commission for Museum and Monuments has one of its centers in Ilorin, with interesting cultural and ethnographic objects from Nigeria's many cultures. The Esie Museum is of major note. Christianity in Ilorin The city has a host of ancient and modern Churches and very large congregations such as the holy order of Cherubim and Seraphim churches, Anglican, Methodist, Celestial Church of Christ, Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Catholic, Seventh day Adventist and Protestant populations of the Christian faith. Most Christian Churches in the state started schools and most of the innovative and positive ideas introduced through the church schools were readily adopted by the Muslim schools, once they saw the advantages that were to be derived from them. on one of the several mountains adjoining the eastern flanks of the Oke-Ila Ridge, a part of the Yoruba Hills. Òkè-Ìlá Òràngún is about 120 miles (190 km) directly west of the confluence (Confluence (geography)) of the Rivers Niger and Benue at Lokoja and about 28 miles (45 km) northeast of Osogbo the capital of Osun State. It is about 150 miles (240 km) northeast of Lagos with Ibadan at about midway between. It is about 100 miles (160 km) southeast of the ancient city of Oyo (Oyo-Ile or Old Oyo) and about 80 miles (130 km) east of modern Oyo (Oyo, Nigeria) (Ago d'Oyo). It is 40 miles (65 km) northeast of the ancient city of Ile-Ife (Ife), about 60 miles (95 km) southeast of the ancient Yoruba city of Ilorin and about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Benin City (more correctly Bini or Ibini) capital of the Benin (Benin City) Edo Empire. The Park takes its name from Oyo-lle (Old Oyo), the ancient political capital of Oyo Empire of the Yoruba people, and contains the ruins of this city. Oyo Ile was destroyed in the late 18th century by Ilorin and Hausa (Hausa people) Fulani (Fula people) warriors at the culmination of the rebellion of Afonja, commander of Oyo Empire's provincial army for which he allied himself with Hausa Fulani muslim jihadists. Stanbrook was born in Willesden, North London, the son of a laundry manager within the family business, the Sunlight Laundry. He was educated at Willesden High School, leaving at age 15, and became a legal assistant at Wembley Council (Metropolitan Borough of Wembley), while taking a part-time degree in economics and law at Birkbeck College (Birkbeck, University of London), University of London. He qualified as a pilot in 1943 and served with the RAF between 1943 and 1946. He completed postgraduate study at Pembroke College, Oxford then left for Nigeria in 1950 where he worked for ten years in the Colonial Service as District Officer in various regions of Northern and Western Nigeria, including Ilorin, Western Region (Western Region, Nigeria). On his return, he was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1960 and practised criminal law, and was also was a night lawyer for the ''Daily Express''.


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the administration of duties on goods landed on the coast and carried into Northern Nigeria. And there was dispute over whether railway lines from the north should terminate at Lagos or should take alternative routes to the Niger River and the coast. on one of the several mountains adjoining the eastern flanks of the Oke-Ila Ridge, a part of the Yoruba Hills. Òkè-Ìlá Òràngún is about 120 miles (190 km) directly west of the confluence (Confluence (geography)) of the Rivers Niger and Benue at Lokoja and about 28 miles (45 km) northeast of Osogbo the capital of Osun State. It is about 150 miles (240 km) northeast of Lagos with Ibadan at about midway between. It is about 100 miles (160 km) southeast of the ancient city of Oyo (Oyo-Ile or Old Oyo) and about 80 miles (130 km) east of modern Oyo (Oyo, Nigeria) (Ago d'Oyo). It is 40 miles (65 km) northeast of the ancient city of Ile-Ife (Ife), about 60 miles (95 km) southeast of the ancient Yoruba city of Ilorin and about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Benin City (more correctly Bini or Ibini) capital of the Benin (Benin City) Edo Empire. The Park takes its name from Oyo-lle (Old Oyo), the ancient political capital of Oyo Empire of the Yoruba people, and contains the ruins of this city. Oyo Ile was destroyed in the late 18th century by Ilorin and Hausa (Hausa people) Fulani (Fula people) warriors at the culmination of the rebellion of Afonja, commander of Oyo Empire's provincial army for which he allied himself with Hausa Fulani muslim jihadists. Stanbrook was born in Willesden, North London, the son of a laundry manager within the family business, the Sunlight Laundry. He was educated at Willesden High School, leaving at age 15, and became a legal assistant at Wembley Council (Metropolitan Borough of Wembley), while taking a part-time degree in economics and law at Birkbeck College (Birkbeck, University of London), University of London. He qualified as a pilot in 1943 and served with the RAF between 1943 and 1946. He completed postgraduate study at Pembroke College, Oxford then left for Nigeria in 1950 where he worked for ten years in the Colonial Service as District Officer in various regions of Northern and Western Nigeria, including Ilorin, Western Region (Western Region, Nigeria). On his return, he was called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1960 and practised criminal law, and was also was a night lawyer for the ''Daily Express''.


Industries

of Nigeria Ilorin. Commerce The political economy of Kwara State can be traced to 1967 when it was created. Since then the state has undergone various developmental efforts, mostly initiated by the federal government given the nature of the Nigerian state, a centralized federal system where all development policies and programmes originate from the center. Despite its strategic location as the gateway between the southern and northern parts of the country, there are few industries in Kwara State

, make Kwara State rich in primary resources. Despite these favourable conditions, Kwara State has only one or two viable industries, notably Global Soap and Detergent Industries Nigeria Limited and the International Tobacco Company. Successive administrations have attempted to attract industrialists to the state. Several meetings were held with Kwarans both in Lagos and Kaduna, among others, but with little response. However, in spite of the paucity of funds, Governor Bukola Saraki has made

2000 workers. Recently established industries include Dangote Flour Mills, Tuyil Pharmaceutical company, KAMWIL, Golden Confectionate Food Industries, Chellaram Motor-Cycle Assembly plants, and Rajrab Pharmaceuticals. To encourage both local and foreign investors, the state government provides various incentives, such as 100 per cent waiver on statutory payments on land, which was also made available to the Dangote Industries Limited for the flour mill complex. Transport Ilorin's central

Ilorin

'''Ilorin''' is one of the largest cities in Nigeria and is the capital of Kwara State. As of 2007 it had a population of 847,582. . Retrieved February 18, 2007

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