Okebadan festival

Ibadan Insider History: Okebadan festival

Okebadan festival Okebadan festival is part of our cultural heritage which is very important and cherished by the people of Ibadan. The festival is one of the many colourful and glamorous festivals celebrated in the...
Efunsetan Aniwura

Ibadan Insider History: Efunsetan Aniwura, Yoruba’s Most Powerful Woman

Efunsetan Aniwura The story of Efunsetan Aniwura is one of the most intriguing and motivating thrillers in Yoruba political history.  This story had been written and foretold by many. The date on which Efunsetan Aniwura...
History of Ibadan

Ibadan Insider History: History of Ibadan

History of Ibadan According to the literature, the creation of Ibadan was circumstantial. The history of Ibadan had long been preserved through oral history but the written record says it was formed in 1829. After...

Ibadan Museum Society to Partner Obas on Cultural Exhibition

Ibadan Museum Society to Partner Obas   Museum In its practical commitment to promote the heritage of Nigeria as it relates to the museum, the Ibadan Museum Society has taken a giant stride to involve cultural...

In Remembrance Of An Educationist And a Statesman – Pa Micheal Ajasin

The trustees of the Ajasin Foundation is comprised of his children Modebola Woleola Olatokunbo, Chief Mrs. M.A Aiyegbusi and sister-in-law the Right Rev. Bolanle Gbonigi a retired Anglican bishop of Akure amongst others. The foundation...

History Of Shooting Stars Sports Club

Shooting Stars Football club was formed in 1963 by the then Western Nigeria Development Corporation (WNDC) with their headquarter at the location of the present ministry of education secretariat Ibadan. The football club was...

Ibadan: A city Ahead Of Its Time?

The old Oyo empire stretched as far as present-day Ilorin. War and strife played its part in the gradual decline and eventual collapse of the empire. The cause of this collapse is not the subject...

History Of Cocoa House

The first skyscraper building in Nigeria is cooperative building housing the headquarter of Cooperative bank Ibadan which is now Skye Bank. It is an eleven story building built is 1964. The Action Group (A.G) under...

Ibadan by J.P Clark: An Ode To The City?

  Ibadan, running splash of rust and gold-flung and scattered among seven hills like broken china in the sun. - J.P. Clark The poet is a Nigerian of Ijaw origin. He was probably inspired to write about Ibadan having studied at...

Bowers Tower : A dying Colonial Heritage

This historic edifice which stands at about 65 feets tall is named after Captain Robert Lister Bower who served as Resident and Travelling Commissioner for the interior of Yorubaland. There are mixed feelings about the...

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