Ikire: The Story behind the Name

Ikire is a town in Osun State.

The founder and first settler, Prince Akinrere, was an elephant hunter from Ile Ife who followed the pronouncement of Ifa Oracle that directed him to go with a deity known as osakire and found eda new settlement called Ikire.

Our correspondent, Isaac Haastrup, in this report digs into the historical background and socio-economic potential of the ancient town.

His report

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