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Title:The economic background of the Ekitiparapo, 1878-1895
Author:Akintoye, S.A.
Periodical:Odý: Journal of Yoruba and Related Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
traditional polities
Abstract:Since 1847 Ibadan had established her control over practically all the states of the Ekiti, Ijesa, Akoko and Igbomina districts in the north-eastern Yoruba country. In 1878 these states came together and formed a great confederacy, the Ekitiparapo, with the aim of expelling Ibadan from their lands. Although the myth of Ibadan's invincibility was very strong, the Ekitiparapo in 1878 started the Kiriji War and by 1886 obliged Ibadan to accept the indepen-r dence of their states. The Ekitiparapo owed this achievement to its over-all economic advantage over Ibadan. This advantage was founded on the activities of the Ekitiparapo Society (principal section in Lagos, branches in Abeokuta and towns of the Mahin Lagoon) and of the chiefs and people of the interior (Ekiti, Ijesa, Igbomina, Akoko). The Ekitiparapo Society, a mass of small and middle traders. In several ways contributed to the Ekitiparapo war efforts The means by which the belligerent parties financed the war, commercial and human trade, must have been enormous in each case. The economic situation brought the balance in advantage of the Ekitiparapo. Notes.