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Ifon Osun is a large town in Osun State, Nigeria. It is the headquarters of the Orolu Local Government Area.


Ifon Osun consists of many great chiefs and compounds. They include Eesa, Laaropo, Eleesi, Sobaloju, Aaje, Alasape, Ooye, Asade, Ile Basorun, and Ile Oba. It is a great Kingdom of the descendants of Obatala, has about 74 villages surrounding the town. The town has an official Post Office and a Local Government Library. Predominantly fertile and grassy forest suitable for farming and agro-forestry. It has a stream named Owala on its boundary with Ilie township. It has many attributes for tourist attraction.

Get in[edit]

  • Shared car. Shared cars found in different terminals all over the country. From Lagos, a shared car costs ₦3,500-4,000 per person.

Get around[edit]

  • Mini-bus (Danfo). These are the main form of transportation around metropolis and cost fare depends on distance covered. Usually carry passengers numbering 10-15, depending on how big the bus is. ₦50-100.
  • Tricycle (Keke Napep, Marwa). This option not so rampant and exclusive to some areas. ₦50-100.
  • Motorcycle (Okada). This is one of the fastest and most common means of moving around Ile-Ife coverage in all areas. Motorcyclists usually very careful. ₦50-100.

By car[edit]

Public vehicles usually found at motorparks are available at a slightly higher fare. This option lowers the wait time in waiting for vehicle to be full and also time of arrival as it is faster.


  • 1 Ilobu. Ilobu is a big arts and crafts centre in Nigeria. These include metal crafts, weaving, painting and sculpturing and leather work. The dyeing of clothes known as "adire" is well known in Ilobu. Adire is a special art of tying and dyeing of clothes to bring out unique designs. Ilobu (Q3845161) on Wikidata Ilobu on Wikipedia



  • 1 Obada Market, Osogbo - Ogbomoso Rd.
  • 2 Oja Ifon, Osogbo - Ogbomoso Rd.





For most locations in Ifon Osun, you would most likely find coverage of the 2G/3G/4G mobile networks. Signal strength might diminish further away from the city center, and you might occasionally experience network outage for all or some of the mobile phone service providers in the remote areas of the city. Different networks tend to be more stable and reliable in different locations of the city at different times.

MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel (Zain) and GLO are all available service providers. So if you are planning a visit to Ifon Osun, like you would do for many other places in Nigeria, you should probably consider having multiple SIM cards, preferably for all the mobile service providers, since you can't tell which will be more stable and reliable at a time in your location during your visit. And if you will risk not having any of them, you might be better off not risking the MTN network, because, from indications, it seem to perform well than the others, though its rates may be high and its offers and services might be stringent, but you are less likely to be concerned of erratic voice and data connection compared to others.

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