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Of Chicago And Ibadan: Uncanny Coincidences

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There are interesting coincidences between Chicago in the U.S. and Ibadan city in Nigeria.

Chicago and Ibadan were both founded in the 19th century. and they are both the third largest cities in the U.S. and Nigeria.

Chicago is the capital of mid west united states and Ibadan is regarded as the political Capital of South west Nigeria

Chicago is the printing capital of the U.S. and relatedly Ibadan is the publishing capital of Nigeria

Chicago was crucial to the development of Jazz music in the U.S. and Ibadan,High life music in Nigeria.

Interestingly one of the Highlife greats in Ibadan was named Roy Chicago

Chicago is the home of the world"s first skyscraper and Ibadan is the location of the first skyscraper in Nigeria

James Abram Garfield, a lawyer and classicist, who got his nomination for U.S.Presidency in Chicago was assassinated,

whereas James Ajibola Ige, a Lawyer and Classicist, who lost his nomination as a presidential candidate in Ibadan, was also assassinated.

In Chicago and Ibadan, we had Frank Lloyd Wright and Demas Nwoko, , both described as evolving

an entirely new Architectural identity for the U.S. and Nigeria respectively

In Chicago we had Oprah Winfrey, Media Proprietor, Broadcaster and talk show host

once described as Americas most Powerful woman for, amongst other reasons, the number of viewers of her TV Programme

whereas in Ibadan we have Folake Solamke first Woman Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN)

,former Chair person of the Western Nigeria Television Broadcasting Corpration described

as Nigerias most powerful woman
on account of being the first Non Caucasian President of Zonta Internatiomal worldwide.

-a Profesional and Business women Organization which incidentally had their first World Head quarters in Chicago

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