Urban Development and the Changing, Role of the Balogun Institution in Abeokuta
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University of Lagos Press, Akoka
This study attempts to analyse the changing role of the Balogun chieftaincy title among the Egba, right from its inception when the Egba people consciously formed a military group for the defence of their townships at their Orile (homestead), and the time they arrived . Abeokuta up tiff the twentieth century. Studies on Egba political and military history have not been devoted to the evolution of the Balogun chieftaincy institution in Egbaland or Abeokuta nor has any of these studies considered the changing role of the Balogun institution in an urban setting. This article is the first attempt at studying the changing roles of the Balogun institution from the time it was instituted in the Egba forest. It discusses the fortunes of the institution in the city of Abeokuta where urban and political development greatly affected the traditional role. The article argues that urbanisation and political development in the city of Abeokuta brought about the transformation of the Balogun to what it became in the twentieth century
Urbanization , Political Development , Twentieth Century , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Demography
Davies, L (2014). Urban Development and the Changing, Role of the Balogun Institution in Abeokuta. Unilag Journal of Humanities, Vol.2(1), 69-89p.