Ibadan (Yoruba:Ìbàdàn or fully (Ìlú) Ẹ̀bá-Ọ̀dàn, (the city at) the edge of the savannah) is the capital city of Oyo State and the third largest metropolitan area, by population, in Nigeria, after Lagos and Kano, with a population of over 3 million, and the largest metropolitan geographical area. At Nigerian independence, Ibadan was the largest and most populous city in the country and the third in Africa after Cairo and Johannesburg.
Ibadan is located in south-western Nigeria, 128km inland northeast of Lagos and 530km southwest of Abuja, the federal capital, and is a prominent transit point between the coastal region and the areas to the north. Ibadan had been the centre of administration of the old Western Region since the days of the British colonial rule, and parts of the city's ancient protective walls still stand to this day. The principal inhabitants of the city are the Yorubas.
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, has revealed that there is a remarkable improvement achieved in Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway line as against when he last visited a week ago. To this end, informed that he is almost out of Lagos to focus on the next project starting from Ibadan-Kano.
By Eric Teniola ...Anthony O ... It was a great occasion ... Strategies for Sustainable Solutions ... I knew him in Ibadan in 1973 although I am not close to him ... I reminded him of his then office at Adamasingba, Ibadan and of what my friends said about him ... Chief Afe Babalola began his career at Ibadan, as a litigation lawyer Olu Ayoola and Co, law firm ... .
Three of us; ChiefLamidi Adedibu, Abiola’s personal lawyer and now traditional ruler in Ibadan, Chief Abimbola Ajibola and I were the coordinators of the Abiola campaign for the presidency ... I later spoke to the lawyer who advised that we leave immediately for Ibadan to speak with Chief Afe Babalola.