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OPON IMO DOCUMENTARY (Compressed Version
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My Vision For Osun State Remains A Burning Desire Within Me- Omisore Pt 1
My Vision For Osun State Remains A Burning Desire Within Me- Omisore Pt 1
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Home Grown School Feeding Osun State
Home Grown School Feeding Osun State
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Information Communication Developement: Nigerias Osun State opens ICT FactoryInformation Communicati
Information Communication Developement: Nigerias Osun State opens ICT FactoryInformation Communicati
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Iyiola Omisore and the Voters Registration in Osun State
Iyiola Omisore and the Voters Registration in Osun State
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My Vision For Osun State Remains A Burning Desire Within Me- Omisore Pt 2
My Vision For Osun State Remains A Burning Desire Within Me- Omisore Pt 2
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Xclusivenigeria sights & sounds of Osogbo, capital city of Osun State, Nigeria (1)
Xclusivenigeria sights & sounds of Osogbo, capital city of Osun State, Nigeria (1)
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Osun State Doesn't Have The Luxury For Same Sex Schools -- Deputy Governor
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Aregbesola Denies Plan to Islamize Osun State; Says More Schools, Churches/Mosques To be Demolished
Aregbesola Denies Plan to Islamize Osun State; Says More Schools, Churches/Mosques To be Demolished
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Alhaja Hassan Olajokun Visits Hassan Olajokun Parks & Garden At Gbongan, Osun State.mp4
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Osun State Deputy Governor speaks on New Education Policy-Part A
Osun State Deputy Governor speaks on New Education Policy-Part A
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***NEW*** Osun State Governor -Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on The LizMani Show***
***NEW*** Osun State Governor -Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on The LizMani Show***
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Osun state government to dialogue with CAN
Osun state government to dialogue with CAN
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Ekiti,Osun States Prepare For Governorship Elections
Ekiti,Osun States Prepare For Governorship Elections
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Wickedness!!! 3 week old baby girl abandoned rescued in Ilesa, Osun state
Wickedness!!! 3 week old baby girl abandoned rescued in Ilesa, Osun state
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Osun State Doesn't Have The Luxury For Same Sex Schools -- Deputy Governor PT2
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Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola responds to criticism on his style of governance
Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola responds to criticism on his style of governance
::2012/04/24::
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INEC Solicits Support of  Osun State Traditional Rulers
INEC Solicits Support of Osun State Traditional Rulers
::2014/02/08::
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Osun  State Graduates 5, 000 ICT Trained Persons
Osun State Graduates 5, 000 ICT Trained Persons
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GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE VISITS  OSUN STATE PAVILION AND THE 16TH KADUNA INTER TRADE FAIR
GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE VISITS OSUN STATE PAVILION AND THE 16TH KADUNA INTER TRADE FAIR
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Osun School Crisis: Keep Hijab Where They Belong -- Onifade
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Osun State Governorship Race: Omisore Emerges PDP Candidate
Osun State Governorship Race: Omisore Emerges PDP Candidate
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Osun State Deputy governor speaks on New Education Policy
Osun State Deputy governor speaks on New Education Policy
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Electoral fraud in Osun state Nigeria.
Electoral fraud in Osun state Nigeria.
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44th NCI: Courtesy call on the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola by the delegates
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OSUN STATE GOVERNMENT REVIEW ON TUNGBA TIME EPISODE 59B
OSUN STATE GOVERNMENT REVIEW ON TUNGBA TIME EPISODE 59B
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44th NCI: Keynote address by the Governor Aregbesola of Osun State
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Osun State Government Distributes "Opon Imo" To Teachers
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INEC PREPARES FOR ELECTIONS IN OSUN STATE
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Osun State   Another Mother Abandons Infant in Hospital again!!!
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New Born Headless Baby Causes Chaos In Osun State
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Osun state reclassifies schooling system
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Osun State
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Nickname(s): Land of Virtue
Location of Ọsun State in Nigeria
Location of Ọsun State in Nigeria
Coordinates: 7°30′N 4°30′E / 7.500°N 4.500°E / 7.500; 4.500Coordinates: 7°30′N 4°30′E / 7.500°N 4.500°E / 7.500; 4.500
Country  Nigeria
Date created 27 August 1991
Capital Osogbo
Government
 • Governor[1] Rauf Aregbesola (ACN)
Area
 • Total 9,251 km2 (3,572 sq mi)
Area rank 28th of 36
Population (1991 census)
 • Total 2,203,016
 • Estimate (2005) 4,137,627
 • Rank 17th of 36
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)
 • Year 2007
 • Total $7.28 billion[2]
 • Per capita $2,076[2]
Time zone WAT (UTC+01)
ISO 3166 code NG-OS

Osun State is an inland state in south-western Nigeria. Its capital is Osogbo. It is bounded in the north by Kwara State, in the east partly by Ekiti State and partly by Ondo State, in the south by Ogun State and in the west by Oyo State. The state's current governor is Rauf Aregbesola, who was declared as the winner of 2007 election by Appeal Court in Ibadan on 26 November 2010. Osun State is home to several of Nigeria's most famous landmarks, including the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria's pre-eminent institution of higher learning. The university is also located in the ancient town of Ile-Ifẹ, an important early center of political and religious development for Yoruba culture. Other important cities and towns include the ancient kingdom-capitals of Oke-Ila Orangun, Ila Orangun, Ijebu-Jesa, Ede, Iwo, Ejigbo, Modakeke, Ibokun, Ifetedo, Esa-Oke and Ilesa.

History[edit]

The modern Osun State was created in 1991 from part of the old Oyo State. The state's name is derived from the River Osun, the venerated natural spring that is the manifestation of the Yoruba goddess of the same name.[citation needed]

The former Governor Oyinlola launched and laid the foundation for the groundbreaking of Osun State University with six campuses (Osogbo, Okuku, Ikire, Ejigbo, Ifetedo, and Ipetu-Ijesha) strategically located across the state. Important cultural events in the state include the Ori Oke and Egungun festival in Iragbiji, Olojo in Ife and the Osun Osogbo festival.

Culture[edit]

Osun temple.

Every year, adherents and non-adherents of Osun, one of the Orisa (the traditional deities of the Yoruba people), travel from all over the world to attend the annual Osun-Osogbo festival in August. Visitors include nationals of Brazil, Cuba, Trinidad, Grenada, and other nations in the Americas with a significant Yoruba cultural heritage. Annual traditional festivities and invocations of the Osun goddess are held along the banks of the river bearing her name into which - according to Yoruba Oratory traditions - she transformed.

Ọṣun-Ọṣogbo Grove, the shrine of the annual rites of the deity and an important artistic center, was declared a World Heritage Site in 2005.

Demographics[edit]

The major sub-ethnic groups in Ọṣun State are Ife, Ijesha, Oyo, Ibolo and Igbomina of the Yoruba people, although there are also people from other parts of Nigeria. Yoruba and English are the official languages. People of Osun State practice Islam, Christianity and paganism called traditional faith.

Muslims and Christians in Osun State[edit]

Osun State, created from the old Oyo State in August 1991, has a large population of both Muslims and Christians.[3] Among the famous religious leaders from Osun State is the London-based Muslim cleric Sheikh Dr. Abu-Abdullah Adelabu, who hailed from the state's capital city, Osogbo and Pastor (Dr.) Johnson Ade Odewale of Christ Apostolic church, Calvary Assembly from Odeomu, who is based in Boston, USA. The Osun State government claims to offer services to both Muslims and Christians in the state, especially through Pilgrims Welfare Boards.[4] Osun is the home of many Christian religious leaders in the country today, most of whom are from Ijeshaland, including Pastor Adeboye who is the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, also Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi, the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church is from Erin-Ijesha, Osun State and many other Christian Leaders.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Osun State is divided into three federal senatorial districts, each of which is composed of two administrative zones. The state consists of thirty Local Government Areas, the primary (third tier) unit of government in Nigeria. Osun state barely has a flag

Osun State's 30 Local Government Areas are headquarters:

LGA Headquarters
Aiyedaade  Gbongan
Aiyedire  Ile Ogbo
Atakunmosa East  Iperindo
Atakunmosa West  Osu
Boluwaduro  Otan-Ayegbaju
Boripe  Iragbiji
Ede North  Oja Timi
Ede South  Ede
Egbedore  Awo
Ejigbo  Ejigbo
Ife Central  Ile-Ife
Ife East  Oke-Ogbo
Ife North  Ipetumodu
Ife South  Ifetedo
Ifedayo  Oke-Ila Orangun
Ifelodun  Ikirun
Ila  Ila Orangun
Ilesa East  Ilesa
Ilesa West  Ereja Square
Irepodun  Ilobu
Irewole  Ikire
Isokan  Apomu
Iwo  Iwo
Obokun  Ibokun
Odo Otin  Okuku
Ola Oluwa  Bode Osi
Olorunda  Igbonna, Osogbo
Oriade  Ijebu-Jesa
Orolu  Ifon-Osun
Osogbo  Osogbo

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