Brief history of IDEREIdere is one of the seven principal towns in Ibarapa area of Oyo stste. It is an ancient and legendary town in Yoruba Land, South west, Nigeria. An Oyo prince named Oshinkola left Oyo oro as an Oba (King) in search of a domain to settle in company of their mystical mother called AYE after loosing the throne of Alaafin to his elder brother. He settled at Ibona while still on the look out for the ordained location, his son Oba Olunlade took over the throne after his demise.
The third, Oba Oyewole moved from Ibona to Igbole Oko Oba where Oba Ogbonnu, Oba Olubioku also reigned. Oba Olunloye was also installed at Igbole Oko oba and he was the one that moved the community to Idere Hills and environment. Oba Akinso was installed and reigned on the Idere Hills. It was Oba Olufiji that brought his people to the present site. Eight Obas (Kings) have ruled at the present site before the incumbent - Oba Kingsley Onikola Oyelami (Olufiji II) who ascended the throne in year 2000 - till date. May his reign continue to be peaceful and prosperous.
Idere is divided into four quarters namely Oke Oba, Apa, Onigbio and Koso. There are about seventy two clans under these four(4) quarters. Also there are smaller towns/villages under the prescribed authority of the Onidere of Idere Land - Afua, Bakasa, Tobalogbo, Oba Igbole Oko Oba etc. There are seven Kingmakers(Afobajes ), Other traditional chiefs and small towns/villages heads that make up the Idere Traditional council.
The famed Eleko Idere of Irosun meji in Ifa panegyrics was an indigene of Idere Land, the spot where she used to sell her pap was preserved and recently built, modernised and beautified by the Idere Descendants' Vanguard with approval from Onidere-in-Council.
Idere is Sorrounded by hills and blessed with Agricultural lands. Its people are unique, they live for what they believe, they are resilent, industrious, truthful, honest and also accomodating. Multiple births are common among indigenes of Idere origin. Almost every house has at least a twin. Some of this multiple births deliveries are conducted at the nearest General hospital at Igboora being local authority headquarter, most of the multiple births within community are recorded in Igboora.