THE ROLE OF FABUNMI OF OKEMESI-EKITI IN THE EKITIPARAPO/KIRIJI WAR OF 1877-1893 - UNIPROJECTS

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THE ROLE OF FABUNMI OF OKEMESI-EKITI IN THE EKITIPARAPO/KIRIJI WAR OF 1877-1893


TABLE OF CONTENTS

TITLE PAGE

CERTIFICATION
DEDICATION
PREFACE/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER ONE
OKEMESI-EKITI IN THE PRE-COLONIAL PERIOD
CHAPTER TWO
THE RISE OF FABUNMI
CHAPTER THREE
CAUSES OF THE EKITI PARAPO/KIRIJI WAR
CHAPTER FOUR
THE ROLE PLAYED BY FABUNMI OF OKEMESI-EKITI IN THE WAR
CHAPTER FIVE
CONCLUSION: EFFECTS OF THE WAR ON OKEMESI EKITI
BIBLIOGRAPHY: (I) PRIMARY SOURCES (II) SECONDARY SOURCES

CHAPTER ONE
OKEMESI IN PRE-COLONIAL PERIOD
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION
Okemesi is one of the prominent towns in Ekiti West Local Government with the headquarters at Aramoko-Ekiti. It has a population of about 90-4131 and it is the western boundary between Ekiti and Ondo State. It is situated 32 kilometers to the North West of Ilesha on latitude 71/20 North and longitude 50 East of the Equator. Okemesi is bounded on the East by Ikoro-Ekiti and Ijero, on the South of Efon Alaaye, on the North of Imesi-Ile and on the West by Esa-Oke both in Osun State1.
Okemesi is bounded by rivers Osun, Oruro, Eleyinmi, Oroki, Eredi, Ada and many others which served as sources of water supply to the town. The town is surrounded by hills which served as hiding places for enemies from entering the town. The temperature is average between 60-700C the annual rainfall is moderately heavy between 160cm-170cm. The area experiences