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iseyin

town, Oyo State, southwestern Nigeria, at the intersection of roads from Oyo to Iwere and from Abeokuta to Okaka. In the early 1860s, the Yoruba Mission opened an Anglican church in the town. The Iseyin riots of 1916 protested the policy of Lord Lugard, the British governor-general, who made the traditional Yoruba alafin ("king") at Oyo (25 miles [40 km] east-southeast) a public ruler responsible to the British colonial authorities.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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