Ondo City

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Ode Ondo
Yaba Street, Ondo
Yaba Street, Ondo
Nickname(s): Ekimogun
Ondo is located in Nigeria
Ondo shown within Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°05′20″N 4°47′57″E / 7.088923°N 4.7990935°E / 7.088923; 4.7990935
Country Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
State Ondo State
Local government Ondo West LGA, Ondo EastLGA
 • Executive Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu
Population (2006)
 • Total 358,430
 • Ethnicities Ondo
 • Religions Christianity, traditional African religions, Islam
Climate Aw
Website ondostate.gov.ng

Ondo City is the second largest city in Ondo State, Nigeria.

Ondo City is the trade center for the surrounding region. Yams, cassava, grain, and tobacco are grown. Cotton is also grown, and is used to weave cloth called Aso Oke fabric. Ondo City is the largest producer of cocoa products in the region.[1]

The title of the king of the town, who reigns as a direct descendant of the fabled Emperor Oduduwa, is "Osemawe". The serving incumbent is Dr. Victor Kiladejo, who was selected in September 2006 following the death of the former king, Dr. Festus Ibidapo Adesanoye.[2]

Education institutions[edit]

  • Ondo State University of Medical Sciences is a university of medical sciences owned by the Ondo State Government, established in 2015. It is the third specialized university in Africa, and Nigeria's first specialized medical university to be accredited by the National Universities Commission.
  • Wesley University of Science and Technology is a private university owned by the Methodist Church of Nigeria.
  • Adeyemi College of Education is a federal government higher education institution located in Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria. It is a degree-awarding university affiliated to Obafemi Awolowo University, and is ranked as the best college of education.
  • TechVille,[3] also known as Technology Village, is a public-private partnership/technology initiative between the Ondo State government and MIDATCO Ventures Limited (an affiliate of the US-based MIDATCO LLC). The city, which will eventually sit on 300 hectares, is a technology park that incorporates the best of 21st-century style residential, commercial, hospitality, educational, health and recreational facilities. TechVille (Ondo) is the pioneer execution of the TechVille concept in Africa. Upon completion, TechVille (Ondo) will be the largest sustainable clean energy community in development in Africa.
  • John Bosco Institute of Technology, Ondo City
  • NIEPA, Ondo, Nigeria: The National Institute for Education Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Nigeria, conceived by the Federal Ministry of Education, in collaboration with UNESCO -HEP Paris, is a sub-regional staff college.
  • Popular secondary schools include Ondo Boys High School, St. Joseph's College, Ondo Grammar School, St. Helen's Unity Girls' secondary School, St. Louis Catholic School, St. Monica's Grammar School, Hallmark Secondary School, Adeyemi College of Education, and Demonstration Secondary School. The Ondo Boys' High School, founded in 1919, is one of Africa's 50 oldest schools.[4] These are a few out of over two hundred public and private schools in the city.

Notable natives and residents[edit]


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  3. ^ http://www.tech-ville.com/
  4. ^ "AfricaAlmanac.com". Retrieved 2007-04-06. 
  5. ^ Gini Gorlinski, The 100 Most Influential Musicians of All Time ISBN 978-1-61530-006-8, Publisher: Rosen Education Service (January 2010)
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  8. ^ "Sex is like breathing - Olu Maintain - Vanguard News". Vanguard News. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
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  10. ^ Godfrey Oboabona at Soccerway
  11. ^ Wiltz, Teresa (October 21, 2007). "The Great Rap Hope". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 25, 2009. 

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