Ekiti is a state of Nigeria, placed in the western part of the country. It is on the 32 place by the area and on the 29 by the population number. The number of citizens is almost 3 million people.
The state is among the youngest ones, as it was founded in 1996 during the military dictatorship. Until the British colonization the Ekiti state was an independent country. According to Ekiti state news, the local citizens of the states are supposed to be Yoruba tribe, one of the most ancient and widespread in Nigeria. The population of the state is quite undifferentiated, as most people belong to one tribe and speak one dialect, except official English language.
Ado-Ekiti is a municipal centre of the state. The number of population is more than 360 thousand people, and this number is fastly growing nowadays.
As this city is a capital, it is very developed and a really modern one.
The economics of the city is thriving, there is very prosperous agricultural and farming sector, and also a very high industry level. Different kinds of crops and plants are cultivated in the region and, moreover, are one of the main sources of profit for the whole state.
The city, as Ekiti latest news say, is a centre of trade and education for the whole state. There is a big number of schools and universities successfully working in the city.
Ekiti news today inform that the history of the city is very old and rich and eventful. People live in the region for a very long time, first references were fixed about eleven thousand years ago. There is no precise information about those ancient people, and no one knows exactly who those people were and from where they arrived, and what is more interesting where they were gone. There is no exact information about whether those people could be the ancestors of modern representatives of the state or no.
The city faces a problem of religion as there are Islam and Christianity widespread in there. Those religions are spreading very actively, many churches and different mosques are being built very actively. Religious groups are competing for the control in the Ado-Ekiti. Edo newspapers claim that this often causes serious and even bloody clashes, which lead to different unpleasant consequences, and even deaths of innocent people.
Also, there is the high level of sports development in the capital, as there are many famous sportsmen and sportswomen who are being trained in the state and its main city.