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A long, loose-fitting, often embroidered gown having wide sleeves and a hole in the center for the head, worn especially by Yoruba men.

[Yoruba agbádá.]
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It is a season to show we still can boast of a Governor in the fashion of the late Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin, who will serve the people and boasts at the end of his tenure that he leaves government with the same sets of agbada he brought into office but can point at testimonies of changed lives (positively ) because he was there.
All others were dressed in agbada or European suit apart from Obi Okonkwo, who is dressed in shirtsleeves.
The Nigerian Agbada was conspicuous for its bagginess and colourful headgear.
All-important occasions are an excuse to dust off cultural attire and arrive resplendent in agbada or robes, with matching caps, headscarves, jewellery and footwear.
The Paleocene-Eocene to Recent Akata Formation is a prodeltaic, mainly marine shale unit overlying the Cretaceous and is overlain by the Oligocene-Miocene to Recent frequent alternations of sands and shales unit, the paralic Agbada Formation, which is the delta front.
The middle unit, the Agbada Fm, is up to 4,600 metres thick and consists of shallower-water marine sands and lagoonal sands and shales.
Crude oil inundated soils were collected from Agbada field after a recorded incidence of oil spillage to ascertain the effects of the oil spill on the soil status.
(Andrew O Agbada PhD, 2013) studied 540 effective samples of banking industry in Nigeria.
For example, the Hausa call a top 'riga', a bottom 'wando', and a gown 'buba riga', while the Yoroba call a top 'buba', a bottom 'sokoto', and a gown 'agbada'.
Several studies are available in the literature which have thrown light on the relationship between national savings and its determinants in developing and developed countries of the world (for details see Pradhan and Upadhayaya, 2001; Dirschmid and Glatzer, 2004; Narayan and Siyabi, 2005; Thomas, 2006; Nwachukwu and Egwaikhide, 2007; Cohen-Cory et al., 2010; Mualley, 2011; Igbatayo and Agbada, 2012; Aktas et al., 2010; Larbi, 2013).