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Offa is a city in the Kwara (south-western part) of Nigeria. It was founded in 1395 by Olalomi olofa-gan gan. There are about 120,100 inhabitants (2016). The vegetation in Offa is savanna vegetation and the town is noted for its weaving and dyeing trade, farming and also rearing of livestock.

Understand

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Offa is near the railway from Lagos at the junction of the Lafiagi, Ikirun, and Ilorin town roads. A former Yoruba community on the savanna, it is a hub for the harvesting of nearby crops such yams, cassava (manioc), corn (maize), sorghum, and shea nuts. Significant industres in the town include cotton-weaving and indigo-dyeing using indigo that is farmed nearby.

Get in

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By bus

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Bus park or garage where Offa can be taken is mostly found in Ilorin.

From Ilorin down to Offa costs ₦1,000-₦1,200, while from Lagos to Offa costs ₦9,500-₦11,500 (as of Jan 2024).

By train

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  • 1 Offa Station. From Ilorin to Offa by train takes 52 minutes and costs US$21.

By taxi

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Offa can also be reached by a taxi. A taxi ride to Offa costs between US$18 and US$22 and takes 52 minutes.

Get around

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See

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  • Palace of Olofa of Offa: Ajasse Road.
  • Offa Central Mosque: Ajasse Ipo-offa Road.
  • 1 Federal Polytechnic Offa, Ikirun Ojoku Road. Federal Polytechnic Offa is managed by the federal Republic of Nigeria. The school has no religious or cultural affiliations and there for admits students irrespective of their social backgrounds. Admission into this school is moderately competitive. Federal Polytechnic, Offa (Q22569412) on Wikidata Federal Polytechnic, Offa on Wikipedia

Buy

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  • Irepodun Supermarket In-store and shopping. Adele Rd.
  • Onyejekwe Augustine Store In-store and shopping. Okin FM, behind Amigun house, Ariwo. +234 803-727-3552
  • Edwin Abraham store beside Liberation Church, opposite Federal Polytechnic Offa. +234 810-705-5534
  • 1 Owode Market.

Eat

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Olofa of Offa palace
  • Chicken Chilleys: Ajasse Ipo-offa Rd. M-Sa 8PM-9PM
  • Captain Cook: Offa Rd. M-Sa 8PM-9PM
  • De-Unique Food Canteen, Alhaji Good Father Street, 250101, Offa, +234 703 073 5442. M-F 9AM-6PM. They offer jollof rice, white rice and stew, porridge yam, beans and potatoes, coconut rice, African rice, egusi, Asun,Nkwobi,goat meat and all types of yoruba soup. They have dine in and take away.
  • Village kitchen and chickens, Olofa Way. 8AM-10PM. They have different continental dishes like spaghetti salad, chicken and cheese milk salad,chicken salad, Shawarma fried fish and chips, pizza, coconut rice,chicken spicy,cup cake,yoghurt,chicken and cheese fried plantain jollof rice and fried plantain Omelettes, dessert. They offer dine for customers and their meal are pocket friendly, take away packs here. ₦150 and above.
  • Chicken Republic, Offa, , Offa Rd, +234 904 020 2425. 8AM-10PM. They offer sauce chicken, pizza, Shawarma, jollof rice, white rice and stew, porridge yam, beans and potatoes, coconut rice, African rice,burger, hotdogs,cheese burger. They have dine in and take away and Delivery. Chicken republic meals are budget friendly.
  • Iya Saheed Food Canteen (Iya Saheed), Ita-Erin Rd, +234 903 395 4602. 8AM-10PM. They offer jollof rice, white rice and stew, porridge yam, beans and potatoes, coconut rice, African rice, egusi, Asun,Nkwobi,goat meat and all types of yoruba soup. They have dine in and take away.
  • A and T Bread, Atari area, +234 813 111 4061. 9AM-6PM. Bakery, FMCG Distributors, butter bread. They do delivery to any destination all over offa and it environs.
  • His Grace Restaurant, Pop Area, 250101, Ijagbo, +234 813 618 7447. They offer jollof rice, beans and bread, yam and beans, white soup, spaghetti and plantain, white rice and stew, porridge yam, beans and potatoes, coconut rice, African rice, egusi, Asun, Nkwobi, goat meat and all types of yoruba soup. They have dine in and take away.
  • Shawarma tee best palace, opposite Idi-ogun Garage, +234 706 546 1682. They have different continental dishes like spaghetti salad, chicken and cheese, milk salad,chicken salad, Shawarma fried fish and chips, pizza, coconut rice, jollof rice and fried plantain Omelettes, dessert. They offer delivery for customers who order for, and their meal are pocket friendly, take away packs here.
  • Borepo Food Canteen, Yellow Building, Emiola Street, +234 805 036 7133. 8AM-6PM. They offer jollof rice, white rice and stew, porridge yam, beans and potatoes, coconut rice, roasted meat, ponmo, pepper stewAfrican rice, egusi, Asun,Nkwobi,goat meat and all types of yoruba soup. They have dine in and take away. ₦500.
  • Atis Bbq and Asun, local government, Orita merin junction, +234 810 960 8106. They offer jollof rice, white rice and stew, porridge yam, beans and potatoes, coconut rice, African rice, egusi, Asun,Nkwobi,goat meat, ayemase, ọbẹ̀ eleja, ejakika, ọbẹ̀ ìlà and many moreThey have dine in and take away.
  • Star bite foods and drinks, No1,fatimah Oyewo Street, Abuja Gate Street, +234 818 091 0547. 9AM-10PM daily. Their meal includes jollof rice,yellow rice, fried chicken and coconut rice, boiled yam,fried egg dish, beans and bread, white rice and stew, groundnut stew, porridge yam, beans and potatoes, coconut rice, African rice, egusi, Asun,Nkwobi, goat meat and all types of Yoruba soup. Dine in, take away or delivery. ₦300.

Drink

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  • Azolas wine bar: Offa Rd. M-Sa 9AM-5PM.
  • Harmony cool spot (Bar): Community school, Area, Ijagbo.

Sleep

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Offa Central Mosque
  • Avalon Hotel: Salaudeen Adetoyi avenue near Federal Polytechnic Offa. +234-700-880-8800
  • Adlag hotel: Osogbo road, opposite Federal Polytechnic Offa gate.

+234 814-880-8800 A room is from ₦8,000.

  • Offa Central Hotel: Offa Railway Station.
  • 1 Iyaloja Motel, Osuolale Salami Road, Erin Ile.
  • Awrab Suite Hotel (Awrab), off Ojoku Road, Lamodi area, Offa, Kwara state. P.O.Box 294, Offa, Kwara State, +2349161693006, . A 3 Star Hotel. 6,825.

Connect

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

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