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Ondo State
Ondo State
- 815,360  · Akoko
Akoko
North East: 208,080  · Akoko
Akoko
North West: 246,150  · Akoko
Akoko
South East: 95,790  · Akoko
Akoko
South West: 265,340

Religion

Christianity · Yoruba religion · Islam

ʻAkoko, with an initial glottal stop, is the Hawaiian term for the plant genus Euphorbia
Euphorbia
(spurges).

Akoko
Akoko
are a large Yoruba cultural sub-group in the Northeastern part of Yorubaland, the area spans from Ondo state
Ondo state
to Edo state in southwest Nigeria. Akoko
Akoko
land takes a large percentage of the local governments in Ondo state. Out of the present 18 Local Government Councils it takes four, Akoko
Akoko
North-East, Akoko
Akoko
North-West, Akoko South-East and Akoko
Akoko
South-West, as well as the Akoko Edo
Akoko Edo
LGA of Edo State. The Adekunle Ajasin University, a state owned university, is located in Akungba-Akoko. A state specialist hospital is at Ikare Akoko, while a general hospital is located in Oka-Akoko.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Industry 3 Notable people 4 References

Geography[edit]

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Yoruba people

Culture Music Art Language Mythology

Subgroups

Ana-Ife Anago-Ifonyi Akoko Awori Egba Egun Ekiti Ibarapa Ibolo Idaasha Igbomina Ife Ijebu Ijesha Ikale Ilaje Isha Ketu Mokole Ohori Okun Olukumi Ondo Onko Owo Oworo Owu Oyo Remo Shabe Yewa-Egbado

Music

Contemporary:

Apala Fuji Were Yoruba Highlife Waka Jùjú Afrobeat Sakara

Folk/Traditional:

Ehin Ogbe Bolojo Obitun Biripo Bata Olele Ijala Gelede Ekun Iyawo/Rara Dadakuada Oriki Esa Alamo Gbedu Iremoje Ewi

Notable Personalities

List of Yoruba people

Religion

God Olorun Olodumare Olofi

Divination Ifá Opon Ifá Opele Odù Ifá

Orishas Obatala Osanyin Elegba Yemoja Olokun Shango Oya/Yansa Ogun Babalú-Ayé Oshun Oshosi Orunmila Aganju More....

Diaspora

Okus Bahians Saros Akus Sierra Leone Creoles Taboms, Agudas & Amaros Afro-Cubans / Lucumis United States Afro-Dominicans Afro-Haitians Canada Ivory Coast Britain Ireland

Festivals & Events

West Africa:

Osun-Osogbo Olojo Igogo Eyo Festival Badagry Festival Odun Ogun Ojude Oba Oro Aké Arts & Book Festival World Sango Festival Odun Egungun Lisabi Odun Olokun Orosun Yoruba Drum Festival

Diaspora:

Odunde Festival Yoruba Arts Festival Yemoja
Yemoja
Festival (Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, USA, Venezuela, Argentina Etc)

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Akoko
Akoko
comprises about 40 small towns, predominantly situated in rocky areas of Ondo state. The rocky terrain nevertheless, may have helped the region to become a melting pot of sorts with different cultures coming from the north, eastern and southern Yoruba towns and beyond. Akoko
Akoko
became one of the few Yoruba clans with no distinctive local dialect of their own. Major Akoko
Akoko
settlements include Oka, Ikare, Oba, Ikun, Arigidi, Ogbagi, Okeagbe, Ikaram, Ibaram, Iyani, Akungba, Erusu, Ajowa, Akunu, Gedegede, Isua, Auga, Ikakumo, Supare, Epinmi, Ipe, Ifira, Ise, Iboropa, Irun, Iye Afin, Igashi, Sosan, Ipesi, Etioro, Ayegunle and Oyin. In addition to this group, there are several other autonomous communities. Akoko
Akoko
is popularly known as the home of education and has the second largest number of professors in the country, with the Ekiti taking the lead. Ikare
Ikare
Akoko
Akoko
is the biggest city in the Akoko
Akoko
area. It has an I.C.T resource center where its people have the opportunity to connect to and communicate with other individuals across the country and around the world. In addition, the city also has the largest number of cybercafes in the Akoko
Akoko
area. Also another big and well known general Hospital is being located in Ipe Akoko, and a big secondary school Ipe High School. Oba Akoko
Akoko
is another town in Akoko
Akoko
South West Local Government. Oba is the gateway to Akoko
Akoko
Land, share border with Owo
Owo
Local Government. Oba was made the Local Government Headquarter when Akoko
Akoko
South East Local Government was newly created before the headquarter was relocated to Isua Akoko
Akoko
but Oba was later compensated with Area Council Authority. Oba has a very large landmass good for agriculture and avail other Akokos the opportunity to farm on her land. Auga- Akoko
Akoko
is a small town located at the North-East of Ikare
Ikare
with about 3000 population mostly involved in farming activities. They are known for production of Cocoa, Coffea, Yam, Cassava which is locally processed to "Gari" as it is called. Auga is made of two towns: Okemole whose inhabitants are predominantly Muslims and Okegbagbo, about 3 km apart. Akunnu Akoko
Akoko
is another town in Akoko
Akoko
North East local government Akunnu Akoko
Akoko
is the Ondo state
Ondo state
border community to Kogi state. The people are known for passion for education, hard work, diligence, civilazation and prominency especially in area of politics. Iye Akoko
Akoko
is also a small town surrounded by rocky hills in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Akoko. Iye is located between Arigidi, Ogbagi and Okeagbe having Iye at the middle. Industry[edit] Predominant traditional occupations of the community include large scale farming and teaching. In contemporary time, military, policing and para-military is the common denominator of all Akoko
Akoko
communities. This is clearly displayed in the fact that every Akoko
Akoko
state constituency produced in the last 20 years at least a commissioner of police or equivalent in the other military and para-military (Customs, Immigration, Prisons, Federal Road Safety Corps etc.). Akoko
Akoko
also produced the most prominent Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps in the person of Dr. Olu Agunloye and the former Inspector General of Police Gabriel Sunday Ehindero. Notable people[edit] Notable members of the Akoko
Akoko
clan include:

Adebayo Adefarati, 1931-2007, former Governor of Ondo State Bamidele Aturu, 1964-2014, a prominent lawyer and human right activist Roy Chicago, d 1989, a highlife musician Sunday Ehindero - Inspector General of Police in Ondo State
Ondo State
2005-2007 T. B. Joshua, b 1963, of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Adetokunbo Kayode, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Chairman Gemstones Miners and Marketers Association of Nigeria Joseph Oladele Sanusi Former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria Moses Orimolade Tunolase, founder of the Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim.

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