REIGNS OF THE OYO KINGS (ALAAFIN OF OYO) AND SOME HISTORICAL MARKS

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OYO KINGS; ALAAFIN OF OYO

In 892, Oranyan founded Oyo-Ile

In 1042, Ajaka Dada reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1077, Tella Oko; known as Sango reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1137, Ajaka reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1177, Oba Aganju Sola reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

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In 1300, Oba Kori reigned as Alaafin of Oyo – Osogbo and Ede were found

In 1357, Oba Oluaso reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1471, Portugal contacted Yoruba cities for the first time

In 1472, Eko was named LAGOS by the Portuguese

1530 – 1542; Oba Onigbogi reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1512, Oba Ofinran reigned as Alaafin of Oyo and Saki was found founded

In 1534, Egungun Oju reigned as Alaafin of Oyo and Igboho was found. This year, Nupe also occupied Oyo- Ile

In 1554, Oba Orompoto reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1562, Oba Ajiboye reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1570, Oba Abipa reigned as Alaafin of Oyo and Oyo-Ile was rebuilt

In 1588 Obalokun reigned as Alaafin of Oyo and salt (Sodium Cloride) was
introduced in domestic use into Yoruba Land. Alaafin Obalokun sent envoys to court in Portugal

In 1600, Oba Aja reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1658, Oba Odarawu reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1660, Oba Karan reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

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In 1665, Oba Jayin reigned as Alaafin of Oyo and appointed the first Awujale of Ijebu appointed

In 1676, Oba Ayibi reigned as Alaafin of Oyo and by then, Oyo spanned 150.00 km2

In 1690, Oba Osiyago reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1728, Oyo started invading Dahomey

A Dahomey King and his subjects

In 1732, Oba Gberu reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1738, Oba Amuniwaye reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1742, Oba Onisile reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1748, Oyo empire subjugated the Dahomey

In 1750, Alaafin Labisi spent on the throne only 15 days committed suicide because of Basorun Gaha

In 1750, Oba Awonbioju reigned as Alaafin. He only spent 130 days on the throne

In 1750, Oba Agboluaje reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1754, stars decline in the Empire with intrigues of Basorun Gaha

Basorun Gaha

In 1772, Oba Majeogbe reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

1774-1789 Oba Abiodun reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

1789-1796 Oba Awole reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

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1796-1797 Oba Adebo reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

1797-1798 Oba Maku reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

1801-1827 Oba Majeotu reigned as Alaafin of Oyo Empire. It was this period that Fulanis seized Ilorin

In 1823, Dahomey revolted against the Oyo Empire

1827-1834 Oba Amodo reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1830, The center of Yoruba power moved to Ibadan; a Yoruba war camp settled in by Oyo commanders.

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1834-1837 Oba Oluewu reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1835, Oyo Empire collapsed; razed by the Fulani Jihad: Are-Ona Kakanfo (the empire generalissimo) Afonja, master of Illorin, invited a Fulani scholar of Islam called Alim al Salih into his ranks. He hoped to secure the support of Yoruba Muslims and volunteers from the Hausa-Fulani north in keeping Ilorin independent, but no succeed and Oyo collapse.

Afonja

In 1838, Ago d’Oyo – New Oyo was founded

1838-1858 Oba Atiba Atobatele reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

1859-1875 Oba Adelu agunloye reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

In 1857, Britain abolish slavery

In 1864, Alaafin stopped Batedo War in the name of Sango between Ijebus and Egbas

1876-1905: The Alaafin of Oyo ADEYEMI I
reigned as king

In 1888, Oyo became a protectorate of Great Britain

1905-1911 Agogo Ija Amubieya Lawani reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

1911-1944 Ladigbolu I; reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

Oba Siyanbola Ladigbolu

In 1914, Amalgation; Frederik Lugard united north and south as colony and Protectorate Nigeria.
The name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River, Given by Flora Shaw who later married Lugard

1945-1954 Adeyemi II reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

1956-1968 Ladigbolu II reigned as Alaafin of Oyo

1971 – till date, Adeyemi III reigns as Alaafin of Oyo

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