city in Osun state, Nigeria

Ede is a town in Osun state, South West Nigeria. It lies along the Osun river at a point on the railway from Lagos, 180 km southwest, and at the intersection of roads from Osogbo, Ogbomosho, and Ile-Ife. About 70% of Ede's population is Muslim.

Ede has two local governments namely: Ede North Local Government, Oja-Timi and Ede South Local Government, Oke-Iresi.

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3 hr 49 min from Lagos, costing US$33-47.

By car edit

About 2 hr 35 min from Lagos. A taxi would cost US$60-75.

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Map of Ede City

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  • The Federal Polytechnic Ede. Established in 1992.
  • Adeleke Memorial Mosque.
  • Redeemers University, Tel: 07007008000
  • 1 Adeleke University (AU), +234 8068202021.
  • Igbo Sango.
  • 2 Palace of the Timi of Ede, Poly Ede Road. The Timi of Ede is the Paramount Monarch of Ede.His palace holds the rich heritage of the Ede people who said to be direct descendants of the Orisa (deity) Sango There will be found the rich legacy of a late monarch Timi John Adetoyese Laoye who was called the King who made Music. He was particularly skilled in playing the "Bata Drum" A percussion instrument used by Sango worshippers in their dance called Bata Dance. In 1965, he led his palace drummers to attend the Commonwealth Festivals of Arts where he delivered a paper on Yoruba music and afterwards, he was received at the Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty, the Queen of England.
  • 3 Afin Ilu. A Repository of the culture of Yoruba land is being kept , music and sounds of the civilsation. Aafin ilu highlights different types of drums and their uses in the Yoruba culture. The custodian of the Aafin ilu is skilled in the history of the artefacts and explains in details all you need to know about Yoruba drums.

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  • 1 Asalam Supermarket, Station Road. In-store shopping.

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  • 1 Fish Villae, Cottage-Aigu Rd, +234-704-932-7652. M-Sa 24 hours. Dine-in, drive through, delivery.
  • 2 Sharon E Foods, Ogberin Junction, Adele University Road, +234-903-335-3024. M-Sa 8AM-10PM, Su 9AM-10PM. Dine-in,curbside pick up, delivery.

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  • 1 Royal Continental 3 bedroom Apartment, Dada Estate Road,Ofatedo. Pet allowed, bar, terrace, family room. Per night US$145.

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These companies provide Call, SMS, GPRS Service, and Data (Internet) services

  • MTN
  • Airtel
  • GLO

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