Yet this apparently incoherent aggregate held its ground successfully against the powerful armies often sent against the place both by the king of Dahomey from the west, and by the people of Ibadan from the north-east.
Of Benin city, is an important trade centre for the Yoruba country, in which are the large cities of Abeokuta, Ibadan and Illorin, all separately noticed.
Gauge railway from the port of Lagos to Ibadan was completed in 1900, the distance by rail being 123 m.
Only about half that distance intervenes between Ibadan and the sea.
IBADAN, a town of British West Africa, in Yorubaland, Southern Nigeria, 123 m.
Ibadan is the capital of one of the Yoruba states and enjoys a large measure of autonomy.
Ibadan long had a feud with Abeokuta, but on the establishment of the British protectorate the intertribal wars were stopped.
In 1862 the people of Ibadan destroyed Ijaya, a neighbouring town of 60,000 inhabitants.