Ijebu-Igbo community, including the names of the Orimolusi (king) for the last ten years, succession practices for the Ifa chief priest within the Ijebu-Igbo community, including the names of the Ifa chief priests for the last ten years (1980-2004) [NGA43149.E]

No information on the Ijebu-Igbo community, including the names of the Orimolusi (king) for the last ten years, succession practices for the Ifa chief priest within the Ijebu-Igbo community, including the names of the Ifa chief priests for the last ten years could be found by the Research Directorate within time constraints.

However, the following information gathered through correspondence on 10 November 2004 from the Director of the Nigeria Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and a specialist on religious minorities in Nigeria, can be helpful.

The Director stated that "Ijebu-Igbo is not an Igbo place, but [is] located at the very heart of Yorubaland (Southwest)." He added that "Ijebu-Igbo is a town in Ogun State." No corroborating information could be found by the Research Directorate within time constraints.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim for refugee protection. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Reference


Heinrich Böll Foundation. 10 November 2004. Correspondence with the Director of the Nigeria Office.

Additional Sources Consulted


Publications:

Encyclopædia Britannica 15th Edition, 1989.

Internet sites, including: Amnesty International, CIA World Factbook, Dialog, The Guardian, Igbodefense.org, The Ijebu Community Association of the United States, Ijebulandregberegbe.org, International Religious Freedom Report 2004, Lois E. Woods Museum at the Norfolk State University, Multimap.com, Online Nigeria, Queen's University in Belfast, Wordiq.com.

Oral sources: Director and Professor of African-American and African studies at the University of California at Davis, Professor at the Department of Religious studies at the University of Tennessee.