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Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by Putinofrussia: 5:09pm On Aug 23, 2018
IBADAN is a city of firsts, not just in Nigeria but in West Africa. It is home to one of the first universities in West Africa, the University College of Ibadan. Ibadan had the first radio and broadcasting company, the National Television Authority (NTA).

It also had the first football stadium in Nigeria, Liberty Stadium. Nigeria’s first skyscraper, the Cocoa House was built in Ibadan. The lists of firsts continue into various industries, both political and commercial.

With this history, it is no surprise that Ibadan was once a hub of social activity, trade and commerce. Over the years, cities like Abuja and Lagos have become more popular destinations both nationally and internationally.Civilisation in Nigeria today started in Ibadan.

SOME HOUSING ESTATES IN IBADAN.

1)‎ Aerodrome GRA, Samonda: It was initially a facility for air travels until its transfer to the government of Oyo State during the Lam-Adesina administration as governor. It was later allocated 10 years ago. Currently, you would have to cough out close to N35 million to acquire over 1000 square meters to build a nice apartment for your family. From Bodija, Sango, UI, it is accessible. Arguably, it the most expensive and best gated in the state. It is fully residential and with a good road network.

2) Alalubosa‎ GRA: It is close to the popular Alesinloye Market and Iyaganku. It’s uniqueness lies in the way it’s streets are named- Almond, Citrus, Orange, Pine etc. It is one of the most expensive in the state. Land speculators say you need to pay up to N25 million to get land there. Though not all the roads were tarred, most of them are motorable.

3) Jericho GRA, Idi-Isin: It is one of the earliest GRAs in the state. Many serving and former ‎political office holders have exotic houses there. Apart from the fact that the residence of the Police Commissioner is there, it has the highest numbers of white men. A plot goes for as ‘low’ as N25 million.


4) New & Old Bodija Estates: ‎Both Estates were the darling of many rich people till the 90s. Though it is difficult to get an unavailable land in both but between N17 million and N25 million, you will get a building to be demolished or remodelled later. Two former governors live there.

5) Agodi GRA: The Governor and other top officials of Oyo State reside in the area. Like Bodija, it was the darling of many big Nigerians in the 80s, especially during the Western Region. If you need a plot there, you are to buy an existing building. Between N21 million and N30 million will do.

6) Ikolaba Estate: ‎it is very close to Agodi and Bodija Estates. It is an old estates but it is still the darling of many rich men.

7) Basorun Estate, Akobo‎: It is a very large estate. If not for the disrepair state of road that leads to the area, it is one of the areas people are moving into. Between N8 million and N15 million, you should be assured of a plot.
cool Kolapo Ishola GRA: Formerly reserved for agricultural purposes by the administration of late former governor Kolapo Ishola, it looks like Aerodrome GRA. It is well gated. It is divided into various levels. It is also expensive. The price depends on the ‎place you want.

9)‎ Carlton Gate: It is a private estate sharing border with Kolapo Ishola Estate. Well gated and a well-paved road, it is also expensive.

10) Alao-Akala‎ Estate: it is also not far Kolapo Ishola Estate, it has very beautiful buildings. Except for the dusty road, plots of land should have exceeded over N10 million.

OKE AGALA ESTATE

The total turnaround story of Oke-Agala Estate located at the notorious Igbo-Agala Yemetu area of Ibadan which used to serve as hideout of hoodlums is quite an interesting one. Now it has been fully developed and a plot of land is sold there as high as over 20 million naira. It is a well structured estate with good road network and several amenities.


ONIREKE GRA

Though it is a mixture of rich individuals living in Onireke GRA but the estate is known to be populated by Lebanese in Ibadan and that has been the case for a very long time now, perhaps because of its closeness to Dugbe (Central Business District) where most of their companies/businesses are located. It is a fully developed high brow/low density residential hub. Land or property here is quite expensive too.

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Below is a comprehensive list of housing estates in Ibadan.

Legacy Estate, Akobo, Ibadan.
Olive Court, Agodi, Ibadan.
Oluyole Estate, Ibadan.
Mango Court Estate, Jericho, Ibadan.
Kolapo Ishola Estate, Akobo, Ibadan.
New Bodija Estate, Ibadan.
Low Cost Federal Housing Estate, Ibadan.
Carlton Gate Estate, Akobo, Ibadan.

PIX 1.The Lagos Railway (which runs through Oyo State), 1900
PIX 2. University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, 1960
PIX 3.Main Gate University of Ibadan, (1960)
PIX 4. Western House of Assembly, Ibadan (late 1950s)

Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by EwuOjota: 5:11pm On Aug 23, 2018
I love Ibadan.
Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by Putinofrussia: 5:21pm On Aug 23, 2018
pix 1.Ibadan, Capital and Seat of Government, Western Nigeria (1968)
pix2.Mapo Hall, Mapo Hill Ibadan (1975)
pix 3.Chapel Of The Resurrection, University Of Ibadan (1960s)
pix 4. Arial view of the old Ibadan City from Mapo Hall, Ibadan. Photo credit: Bola Famuyiwa (2009)

Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by Esseite: 5:42pm On Aug 23, 2018
Good history... dont you just love vintage pictures, you sometimes wish to relive those moments...

Its a pity we have only Murtala Mohammed's car and some old pictures in our museum.
Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by Putinofrussia: 6:15pm On Aug 23, 2018
Education

Ibadan is host to Nigeria's premier higher institution of learning, The University of Ibadan. Established as a college of the University of London in 1948, and later converted into an autonomous university in 1962, it has the distinction of being one of the premier educational institutions in Africa. Other higher educational institutions in the city include; The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Lead City University,Koladaisi University, Federal college of Animal health and Production Technology, Federal College of Forestry, Highland College of Technology, Samonda,Federal School of Statistics, Tower Polytechnic, Ibadan, Ibadan City Polytechnic, Citigate Polytechnic, NIIT University among others.

There are also numerous public and private primary and secondary schools located in the city and its suburbs. Other noteworthy institutions in the city include The University College Hospital, Ibadan (UCH), which is the first teaching hospital in Nigeria; the internationally acclaimed International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) headquartered in the city. Established in 1967, it focuses on the agricultural and developmental needs of tropical countries, with several research stations spread across Africa. The Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), The Cocoa Research Institute of Nigeria, The National Root Crops Research Institute, and The Institute of Agricultural Research and Training (IAR&T), The Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, The Nigerian Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT), all under the auspices of The Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria.

Before the dissolution of the Western Region, Nigeria, Ibadan and its environs were the home of the most sophisticated and liberal scientific and cultural community on the continent of Africa, as personified by the immortalized Ibadan School of historiography.

In 1853, the first Europeans to settle in Ibadan, Reverend David and Anna Hinderer, started Ibadan's first Western schools. They built churches and Anna taught at the new school. They built the first two-storey building in Ibadan, which can still be found today at Kudeti. The first pupils to attend an elementary school in Ibadan were Yejide Olunloyo (female) and Akinyele Olunloyo (male) – the two children of an Ibadan high chief.

Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by Putinofrussia: 6:23pm On Aug 23, 2018
Economy

Ibadan is the capital city of Oyo State, the fourth largest state economy in Nigeria,and the second largest non-oil state economy in Nigeria after Lagos state. With its strategic location on the railway line connecting Lagos to Kano, the city is a major center for trade in cassava, cocoa, cotton, timber, rubber, and palm oil. The city and its environs is home to several industries such as Agro allied, Textile, Food processing, Health Care and Cosmetic, Tobacco processing and Cigarette manufacturing, Leatherworks and furniture making Etc. There is abundance of clay, kaolin and aquamarine in the city environs, and there are several cattle ranches, a dairy farm as well as a commercial abattoir in Ibadan. There are dozens of banks and Insurance firms spread out across the cityscape that service the city's millions of inhabitants.

The main economic activities engaged in by the Ibadan populace include Agriculture, Trade, Public service employment, Factory work, Service sector/Tertiary production, Etc. The headquarters of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have extensive grounds for crop and agricultural research into key tropical crops such as bananas, plantains, maize, cassava, soybean, cowpea and yam.According to a report, Ibadan is the 3rd cheapest Nigerian city to live in.

Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by Putinofrussia: 6:34pm On Aug 23, 2018
Entertainment and Media

Ibadan is a busy city but also accommodates an adequate amount of entertainment and relaxation. There are numerous bars, lounges and night clubs to enjoy, including the Lebanese owned "KOKO Dome" which is the oldest night club in the city dating back to the mid 90s. These are the clubs you get the nightlife, unwind moments, ladies nites, dancing, sashaying, strippers, splurging on drinks and more. Clubs: GQ Lounge- Old Bodija Ebevande- Challenge Bubbles-Challenge Spyda- Agbowo Coded Lounge- Challenge Clique 69- Ring Road Koko Dome- Cocoa House, Dugbe Options 24/7 (Formerly known as Yepaa)- Ikolaba, Agodi GRA Time Out-Oluyole Chillarz-Oluyole Club Ace Olympus X-Queen Cinema, Dugbe 411- Sango-Bodija Road Apollos- Ringroad Echo Blues - Ringroad Topside Lounge - Ringroad/Oluyole E3- Ringroad Infinities- Ringroad.

The hotels also ranging in class and styles and according to budgets. Top hotels include Premier Hotel Mokola Hill, Travel House, A3 Hotels, Wallan Hotel, Davies Hotel, Labod Hotel, Kakanfo Inn, and Lafia Hotel.

Shopping, Cinema and Parks

The Heritage Mall and Cocoa Mall houses several local and international retail stores the two malls built to interlink each other is located in the same compound as coco house at Dugbe. The 2 malls contain a South African retail shop; Shoprite, Pep Store (kids wears and boutique) several cafés, restaurants, electronic outlets, Mr price, Cash n Carry. The newly opened Ibadan City Mall houses the largest Shoprite store in Nigeria there are other stores within too. The Filmhouse has cinemas in the heritage mall and another of it branch operate at the Ventura mall, Sango area north of the city as principal tenant.

Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by 9jaArea: 6:41pm On Aug 23, 2018
Abeg the place no fine
Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by Putinofrussia: 6:47pm On Aug 23, 2018
Sports and Recreation

There are various sport centres and facilities within the city limits of Ibadan. The Ibadan recreational club established 1902 in the Sabo area of the city is one of the oldest of such clubs in the country. It offers a Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Basketball courts, Snooker, Squash courts, Darts corner, and a relaxation bar. The city is also host to dozens of football academies where soccer talents are groomed. The Agodi Gardens of Oyo State has been completely refurbished to contain a Botanical Garden, Zoo, Swimming pool, Guest house, Bar and Restaurants. In addition, there are the Ibadan Polo Club at Eleyele and the Ibadan Golf Club[22] in the Onireke reservation Area. Various fitness centres can be found around the city, such as: The lora gym centre, Oyo state executive gym, The Ibadan gym, Mocdim health & fitness centre, Etc.

The city has the first standard Nigerian stadium, The Obafemi Awolowo Stadium formerly Liberty Stadium as well as The Lekan Salami Stadium which is the home of 3SC, Shooting stars football club, the team that won Nigeria's first international trophy, The African Cup Winners' Cup in 1976 by defeating Tonnerre Yaoundé of Cameroon 4 - 2 on aggregate points.

Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by Putinofrussia: 6:53pm On Aug 23, 2018
Transport

The city of Ibadan is a major Nigerian transport hub with freeways linking it with Lagos in the South South West, Ijebu Ode and Shagamu in the South, Abeokuta in the West, Oyo, ogbomosho, Offa and Ilorin in the North, Ife, Ado Ekiti, Osogbo, Ilesha, Akure, Okene, Auchi and other cities towards the East. The city is also served by an airport, The Ibadan Airport, which operates daily flights to Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Ilorin etc. through major airlines in Nigeria such as Overland Airways and Arik Air. The city is a major terminus railway station on the main railway line linking Lagos with Kano in the North of the country. Nearly all the major roads are dualized (Double carriage roads), such roads include the Ojoo-Sango-Mokola road that passes in front of the University of Ibadan, others include Ring road-Orita-Challenge-New Garage ways and the recently completed Dugbe-Eleyele-Jerico Road. There are various roundabouts, intersections and flyovers within the city, the latest being the Mokola flyover built to reduce persistent traffic gridlock being experienced in the Mokola axis of the city.

Modes of transport include, cabs & taxis, taxi-vans commonly called Danfos, and in more recent times mass transit buses have commenced operations to reduce the hardship of students and workers commuting from various suburban areas to the city center, private/personal/family cars, scooters commonly known as Okadas, Coach (bus) services, more commonly known locally as "luxurious busses" such as Alakowe Bus, ABC Transport, Cross Country ltd Etc., which operate To and Fro services linking Ibadan and all other major destinations in the country and beyond, as well as pedestrian walking.

Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by Putinofrussia: 7:00pm On Aug 23, 2018
Media

The city host the first T.V station in Africa NTA, Ibadan established as western Nigeria Television (WNTV) in 1959. The oldest surviving Nigeria newspaper is in Ibadan Tribune founded by chief Obafemi Awolowo premier of western Nigeria. The first private TV station Galaxy tv in Oyo State also started in the city. As at 2014 the city is home to several media outlets including

NTA Ibadan Network Centre

Galaxy TV

B.C.O.S Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State which also runs the radio services of B.C.O.S radio 1, Oluyole fm 98.5)
MITV, Ibadan
Silverbird TV
Channels tv
AIT Africa Independent Television

Satellite channels are provided by

Multichoice Africa owner of DStv and GOTV satellite company has an office in the Jericho area of the city providing subscribers with numerous international and local TV and radio.
Star times
DaarSat

The radio stations in Ibadan are increasing in number compared to 5–10 years ago, when only 3 operated. Today, there are:

B.C.O.S radio 1 and Oluyole fm 98.5
Premier fm 93.5 (federal government)
Amuludun fm 99.1(Yoruba only, federal government)
Beat fm 97.9
Mitv/Star fm 95.1
Raypower radio of AIT
Diamond fm 101.1 of University of Ibadan
Impact Business Radio (IBR 92.5 FM) a.k.a. Amutajero
Splash fm 105.5
Inspiration fm 100.5
Space fm 90.10
Naija fm 102.7
Royal Roots (R2)fm 92.9
Petals fm 102.3
Lagelu fm 96.3
Fresh fm 105.9
Star fm 91.5

There are also online communities of Ibadan residents such as CONNECTIBADAN and www.WhatsupIbadan.com. They help the public connect with news, event and people in Ibadan and Oyo State as a whole.

Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by mercyville: 7:59pm On Aug 23, 2018
Putinofrussia:
Economy

Ibadan is the capital city of Oyo State, the fourth largest state economy in Nigeria,and the second largest non-oil state economy in Nigeria after Lagos state. With its strategic location on the railway line connecting Lagos to Kano, the city is a major center for trade in cassava, cocoa, cotton, timber, rubber, and palm oil. The city and its environs is home to several industries such as Agro allied, Textile, Food processing, Health Care and Cosmetic, Tobacco processing and Cigarette manufacturing, Leatherworks and furniture making Etc. There is abundance of clay, kaolin and aquamarine in the city environs, and there are several cattle ranches, a dairy farm as well as a commercial abattoir in Ibadan. There are dozens of banks and Insurance firms spread out across the cityscape that service the city's millions of inhabitants.

The main economic activities engaged in by the Ibadan populace include Agriculture, Trade, Public service employment, Factory work, Service sector/Tertiary production, Etc. The headquarters of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have extensive grounds for crop and agricultural research into key tropical crops such as bananas, plantains, maize, cassava, soybean, cowpea and yam.According to a report, Ibadan is the 3rd cheapest Nigerian city to live in.

YET SOME PEOPLE WILL BE HATING ON THE FOURTH ECONOMY IN NIGERIA.. Nice one,bruv.

Some residential buildings in Ibadan:

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Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by StillX10(m): 8:13pm On Aug 23, 2018
nice pics
Re: Ibadan Glitters And Its Fading Twin Opposite. by mercyville: 8:27pm On Aug 23, 2018
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