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Below are settlement name, founder(s) and history of migration.

(1) Ile-Ife – (Osun) – Obatala.

(2) Ogho/Owo – (Ondo) – Ojugbelu Omalaaye.

(3) Oshogbo – (Osun) – Laaroye.

(4) Akure – (Ondo) – Omoremi Omoluabi.

(5) Ode Ondo – (Ondo) – Omoba Pupupu.

(6) Ifon-Orolu – (Osun) – Akogun Olaosa Aladikun (Ist born of Obatala)

(7) Ilawe – (Ekiti) – Oniwe Oriade.

(8 ) Modakeke – (Osun) – Refugees from Old Oyo.

(9) Omadino – (Delta) – Lenuwa, son of the Oloja in Ode-Omi at the Lagos-Ogun state atlantic border.

(10) Ado Awaye – (Oyo) – Omoba Koyi of Oyo.

(11) Ugborodo & Ogidigben/Escravos – (Delta) – Five Ijebu brothers born to Olaja of Oriwu which is now Agbowa near ikorodu of today.

(12) Shagamu – Orishagamu – (Ogun) – Remo quarters of Ile-Ife by Arapetu and Liworu.

(13) Dassa-Zoume/Igbo Idaasha – (Benin Republic) – Jagun Olofin.

(14) Abeokuta – (Ogun) – Shodeke.

(15) Ilaje, Ode-Ugbo – (Ondo) – Oronmaken (Orunmakin) Obamakin Osangangan of Ife.

(16) Ketu – (Benin Republic) – Soipasan who hailed from ile-ife.

(17) Ilesha – (Osun) – Owalushe Onida Arara.

(18) Inorin – (Delta) – Ogunmaja.

(19) Kabba – (Kogi) – Three hunter brothers from Ife: Aro, Balaja and Areka.

(20) Ibadan – (Oyo) – Olagelu. Lagelu was a ‘Jagun’ or general of Ife.

(21) Isheri Olofin – (Lagos) – Olofin Ogunfunminire.

(22) Esie – (kwara) – Baragbon.

(23) Ijero – (Ekiti) – Owa Ajero Ogbe.

(24) Sango Otta – (Ogun) – Osolo and Eleidi Atalabi.

(25) Igbesa – (Ogun) – Akeredun of Ife.

(26) Iperu Remo – (Ogun) – Akesan (a woman) and husband Ajagbe, both from Oyo-ile.

(27) Oke Igbo – (Ondo) – Derin Ologbenla.

(28) Ikire – (Osun) – Omoba Akinere of Ife.

(29) Ife Olukotun/Ife Yagba – (Kogi) – Ajalorun and wife: Iyewoyo.

(30) Ado – (Ekiti) – Awamaro.

(31) Esa Oke – (Osun) – Omiran Adebolu.

(32) Ilorin – (Kwara) – Ojo Isekuse.

(33) Ikorodu – (Ogun) – Oga from Remo land.

(34) Ebute ileki – (Lekki) – (Lagos) – Lootu son of Labolo, grandson of Oba Alara of Epe.

(35) Iragbiji – (Osun) – Sunkungbade.

(36) Ode Idepe (Okitipupa) – Ondo – Jegunyomi Abejoye from Ode Usen / Awure / Ufe kekere.

(37) Iwo (Osun) – Parin Olumade.

(38) Oyo (Oyo) – Omoba Oranmiyan Omoluabi.

(39) Igede Ekiti – (Ekiti) – Ake.

(40) Ishara remo – (Ogun) – Omoba Adeyemo Ode-omo of Ife.

(41) Iddo and Idumota – (Lagos) – Olofin Ogunfunminire from Ife.

(42) Ode Mahin, Ilaje – (Ondo) – Omoranpetu.

(43) Ikare-Akoko – (Ondo) – Ver I: Owa AgbaOde. Ver II: Batimehin.

(44) Ijebu-Ode – (Ogun) – Three brothers: Olu-iwa, Ajebu and Olode, from ife Oodaye.

(45) Iree (Osun) – Brothers: Arolu, Olaroye and Oyekun.

(46) Ureju – (Delta) – Ilaje fishermen from Itebu Manuwa, Atijere and Itebu Olero.

(47) Ila-Orangun – (Osun) – Fagbamila Ajagunla.

(48) Ikere – (Ekiti) – Aladeshelu.

(49) Ode Omu – (Osun) – Established in 1908 following civil unrest between ife and Modakeke to resettle the displaced.

(50) Ikole – (Ekiti) – Akinsale.

(51) Ejinrin – (Lagos) – Loofi.

(52) Ede – (Osun) – Timi Agbale Olofa ina.

(53) Omu-Aran – (Kwara) – Omoba Olomu-Aperan of ife.

(54) Ode Remo – (Ogun) – Obaloran from ilode, Iremo qts Ife.

(55) Ikirun – (Osun) – Akin’orun.

(56) Shaki – (Oyo) – Ogun.

(57) Isolo – (Lagos) – Osolo, son of Omoba Olofin of Ife.

(58) Ekinrin Adde – (Kogi) – Esein & Omoye from Ife. Had 4 sons: Gbede, Ogidi, Iyara and Adde, who were the progenitors of the Gbedde clan, Ogidi, Iyara & Ekinrin. All in Kogi. A section of town (obile) claims that the founder is a man: Akinrin from Ife.

(59) Ogidi – (Kogi) – See above post.

(60) Iyara – (Kogi) – See above post.

(61) Eruwa – (Oyo) – Obaseeku.

(62) Iraye was founded by Odudu-Orunku.

(63) Ilaro – (Ogun) – Aroo from Oyo ile.

(64) Ogbomosho – (Oyo) – Ogunlola.

(65) Offa – (Kwara) – Olalomi Olofa-gangan.

(66) Inisa (Osun) – Omoba Ooku Eesun.

(67) Ido Ani – (Ondo) – Oba Ojoluwa (Ozoluwa) of Benin.

(68) Ejigbo – (Osun) – Akinjole Ogiyan (Ogiriniyan).

(69) Oka Akoko – (Ondo) – Two groups led by Asin (Oka-odo) & Okikon (Oke-oka) both from ife via Imesi ile .

(70) Okuku – (Osun) – Oladile.

(71) Efon Alaaye – (Ekiti) – Ooni Obalufon Alaayemore, who was the 5th Ooni of the sacred town.

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(72) Ode Ijebu – (Ogun) – Obanta.

(73) Igboho – (Oyo) – Alaafin Eguguojo.

(74) Iyah Gbedde – (Kogi) – Owa from Ife.

(75) Papalanto – (Ogun) – Adeitan of Owu.

(76) Eputu Lekki – (Lagos) – Ogunfayo.

(77) Share – (Kwara) – Osoja Jogi, Oyi Andi, Adifasola, Majapo Ajibodede from Oyo-ile & Awodo from Ife.

(78) Magbon – (Lagos) – Two brothers: Oga and Semade.

(79) Magbon Ilado/Ibeju-Lekki -(Lagos) – Onafula and Ogundeko from Orugbo.

(80) Ode Irele – (Ondo) – Olumisokun of Ugbo ilaje via Ife.

(81) Isara-Remo (Ogun) – Omoba Adeyemo.

(82) Odogbolu (Ogun) – Eleshi ekun ogoji.

(83) Ise-Ekiti (Ekiti) – Akinluaduse (Akinluse).

(84) Itele-Ijebu (Ogun) – Ojigi Amoyegeso.

(85) Ogere Remo- (Ogun) – Loowa-Lida and Olipakala from Lagere qts, Ile-Ife.

(86) Egbeta – (Edo) – Ajibuwa from ancient Uso, Ogho (owo) kingdom, Ondo state.

(87) Ijebu-Jesha – (Osun) – Oba Agigiri Egboroganlada.

(88) Ibokun Ilemure – (Osun) – Ajaka Obokun.

(89) Igbeti – (Oyo) Sango Olufihan Ajala iji settled at Iyamopo hill.

(90) Ikoro/Eso-Obe – (Ekiti) – Two hunters: Olushe and Olugona.

(91) Ilara Mokin – (Ondo) – Obalufon Modulua Olutipin.

(92) Ibeju – (Lagos) – Abeju from Benin or Ife.

(93) Orimedu-Ibeju/Lekki – (Lagos) – Ladejobi.

(94) Akodo-Ibeju/Lekki – (Lagos) – Oyemade Ogidigan.

(95) Igbara Oke – (Ondo) – Omoba Olowa Arajaka son of obalufon the V Ooni..

(96) Epe – (Lagos) – Huraka from Ife joined by Agbaja, Ofuten, Lugbasa and later Oba Alara.

(97) Malete (Iseyin) – (Oyo) – Adenle Atologuntele.

(98) Igbo-Ifa(Kishi) – (Oyo) – Kilisi Yeruma.

(99) Ijebu-Igbo – (Ogun) – Ademakin Orimolusi.

(100) Ilobu – (Osun) – Laarosin.

(101) Gbongan – (Osun) – Omoba Olufi of Oyo.

(102) Irolu Remo – (Ogun) – Aganun.

(103) Ipetu – (Osun) – Owa Olabidanre.

(104) Iree – (Ekiti) – Ògún (Lakaaye).

(105) Araromi Obu – (Ondo) – Agboligi Adetosoye also known as Obu Alakika.

(106) Ife Odan – (Osun) – Ooni Ogboru.

(107) Ayetoro – (Ogun) – Collection of towns & villages who coalesced for defence during wars btw western Yoruba Kingdoms & Dahomey

(108) Iwoye Ayedun – (Kwara) – Atabata.

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(109) Igbajo – (Osun) – Omoba Akeran.

(110) Ipetumodu – (Osun) – Akalako, son of Obatala.

(111) Iseyin – (Oyo) – Aaba Odo-Iseyin. Joined by Jagun ilado, Ipale & Oke-esa.

(112) Imesi-Ile – (Osun) – Half brothers Oloja, Odunmorun from Ondo. And Eiye.

(113) Orile-Owu – (Osun) – Pawu.

(114) Otun-Ekiti – (Ekiti) – Owore (Oore).

(115) Igbo Asako(Igbo-Ora) – (Oyo) – Obe Alade.

(116) Ode Aye – (Ondo) – Adanikin from Ife via Benin.

(117) Iraa – (Kwara) – Laage.

(118) Ilisan Remo – (Ogun) – Isanbi from Ife.

(119) Offin – (Lagos) – Liyangu of Ife.

(120) Emuren – (Ogun) – Two sons of the Ajalorun of Ijebu-ife

(121) Imota – (Lagos) – Ranodu from Ijebu.

(122) Okeho – (Oyo) – Ojo Oronna from ilaro and olofin from Oyo.

(123) Idanre – (Ondo) – Olofin Aremitan.

(124) Usen (Ode Usen/Awure/ Ufe kekere) – (Edo) – Olu Awure “Elawure” chief potions bearer of Oranmiyan.

(125) Emure – (Ekiti) – Fagbamila Obadudu son of obele descended from Oranmiyan.

(126) Ikenne – (Ogun) – Ogbodo, a Babalawo and Obara, a hunter settled on the present site of Ikenne.

(127) Ajase ipo – (Kwara)- Olupefon from ife.

(128) Ile Oluji – (Ondo) – Olori Olu-ulode from ilode qts, Ife.

(129) Iwoye Ketu – (Ogun) – Olomu from Ile-ife.

(130) Ibonwon – (Lagos) – Soginna from Ijebu ode.

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(131) Shabe / Ile Shabe – Collines dept, Republic of Benin -Omoba Akiyo from Ife via Oyo.

(131) Ilara Yewa – Ogun state/Plateau dept, Benin – Sopasan descendant of Ooduwa. Part of the group from ife that founded Ketu.

(132) Ijio – (Oyo) – Three settlers: Olukan from ogbooro, Shabiowusu from shabe & Abogunrin of Oyo.

(133) Ipoji quarters, Shagamu – (Ogun) – Aikemaku son of Oba Akenjuwa of Benin (Akenzua I).

(134) Erinmo Ijesha – (Osun) – Ooni Obalufon Alaayemore from Ife, who then proceed to establish Efon Alaaye Ekiti.

(135) Kuta – (Osun) – Akindele Anlugbua from old Orile-owu.

(136) Odo Ere – (Kogi) – Combination of sixteen communities that came together for security.

(137) Ado Odo – (Ogun) – Onitako from ile-ife via ilobi.

(138) Iyamoye – (Kogi) – Oyeniyi, eldest or the most senior of the three ife migrants.

(139) Isanlu – (Kogi) – Isanlugbara from ile-ife.

(140) Ipara Remo – (Ogun) – Omoba Oguola and wife iroye from ife.

(141) Omu – (Ogun) – Okukumadesi son of Olowu from ife & founder of the (now dispersed) Owu kingdom.

(142) Ode Erinje – (Ondo) – Ogeyinbo from the Ugbo ilaje kingdom.

(143) Idowa ijebu – (Ogun) – Owa Otutubiosun son of Ooni Lafogido of ife.

(144) Agbowa – (Lagos) – Olayeni Otutubiosun son of Owa Otutubiosun who was Awujale, and grandson of Lafogido.

(145) Igbara Odo – (Ekiti) – Asare and Olowa Arajaka who was son of Ooni Obalufon the V. Ooni.

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(146) Ijede – (Lagos) – Ajede.

(147) Agbara Awori – (Ogun) – Awori migrants from Ado-odo via Ilashe

(148) Oto Awori (Lagos) – Aregi Ope, Iworu Oloja and Odofin, all part of the original Awori stream from ife.

(149) Itori – (Ogun) – An Egba outpost town formed by part of displaced Egba refugees.

(150) Ifon-Omima – (Ondo) – Descendants of Oba Olaosa Aladikun. Both founders of Ifon-Omima in Ondo State and Sepeteri in Oyo State migrated from Ifon-Orolu in Osun State.

(151) Oro – (Kwara) – Omoba Adekanmi.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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