from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southwest Nigeria north-northeast of Lagos. Capital of a Yoruba kingdom c. 1800, it was taken by the Fulani in 1825 and came under British control in 1893. It is now an agricultural and commercial center. Population: 814,000.


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  • I broke my journey in Ilorin to meet up with my friend Denise who wanted to come with me.

    Meeting Oshun

  • The 10 qualifiers have been grouped into four centres namely Ilorin, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu, according to Akinwale.


  • Saraki, while receiving one of the National chairmanship aspirants at his Ilorin home, noted that the PDP needed surgical operation to rid it of divisive forces.

    National Convention: Make Or Break For PDP Of Nigeria

  • They are quicker to tell you in Ilorin to go to your branch in Onitsha in order to cash your cheque as if it is your fault in the first place that their network is not working.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Coetzee is one of 13 white Zimbabwe commercial farmers who accepted an offer to resettle in Shonga, some 110 kilometres (70 miles) north of Ilorin, the capital of central state of Kwara where they began farming in June last year.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Governor Bukola Saraki of the west-central state of Kwara flagged off the first phase of the programme on Friday at Shonga, some 110 kilometres (69 miles) north of the state capital Ilorin, expressing high admiration for the Zimbabweans.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Zimbaweans arrived in the state's capital Ilorin on

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Ilorin has been identified as a hotbed for cult riots.

    Nigerian president reiterates crackdown on cultism

  • The jihad in Ilorin, formerly a dependency of the Oyo Empire, also coincided with expansion of civil wars in Yorubaland, which led to the destruction of Oyo.

    b. Forest West Africa

  • A jihad was launched in Ilorin, and a Fulani emirate linked to the Sokoto Caliphate was established.

    b. Forest West Africa


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