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Historical Places in Osun State
Historical Places in Osun State
Published: 2014/05/05
Channel: O-Tours Osun
NEW FACE OF OSOGBO, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
NEW FACE OF OSOGBO, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
Published: 2015/07/14
Channel: Sunday Adebayo
Home Sweet Home, Ilesa, Osun State  (Visiting Nigeria)
Home Sweet Home, Ilesa, Osun State (Visiting Nigeria)
Published: 2014/12/08
Channel: DNVlogsLife A
City of Oshogbo Osun State Nigeria
City of Oshogbo Osun State Nigeria
Published: 2015/12/13
Channel: Shiran De Silva
Naija Na Wah:  Another One Discovered in Gbogan, Osun state
Naija Na Wah: Another One Discovered in Gbogan, Osun state
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Ebals News
Social Prefect Tour | Osun State Adventure to Erin Ijesha
Social Prefect Tour | Osun State Adventure to Erin Ijesha
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: Social Prefect
Isiaka Adeleke (1955-2017) : Political Journey of the late Osun-born Senator
Isiaka Adeleke (1955-2017) : Political Journey of the late Osun-born Senator
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: TVC News Nigeria
Recent cult killings in Osun state
Recent cult killings in Osun state
Published: 2017/01/01
Channel: Media Pros
VSO-ICS Ilesha featured on Osun State Broadcasting
VSO-ICS Ilesha featured on Osun State Broadcasting
Published: 2016/10/08
Channel: VSO-ICS Ilesa
OSUN OSOGBO 2016 festival
OSUN OSOGBO 2016 festival
Published: 2016/08/23
Channel: opeyemi aboderin
Historical Olumirin Waterfall, Osun State
Historical Olumirin Waterfall, Osun State
Published: 2014/05/05
Channel: O-Tours Osun
Robbery Attack in Iwo Osun State
Robbery Attack in Iwo Osun State
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: Abiola Jimoh
Osun State Anthem
Osun State Anthem
Published: 2016/08/25
Channel: Akrox Creativity
KING WASIU AYINDE IN EJIGBO OSUN STATE
KING WASIU AYINDE IN EJIGBO OSUN STATE
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: akeem A
A NIGERIAN MAN ARRESTED WITH HUMAN HEAD AND BODY PARTS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
A NIGERIAN MAN ARRESTED WITH HUMAN HEAD AND BODY PARTS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: From Gambia
Eyewitness Report On The Bad State Of  Igbajo Ada Road, Osun State
Eyewitness Report On The Bad State Of Igbajo Ada Road, Osun State
Published: 2016/12/01
Channel: Channels Television
Osun State Govt. Begins Canal Expansion Project In Osogbo
Osun State Govt. Begins Canal Expansion Project In Osogbo
Published: 2016/09/18
Channel: Channels Television
Acadip Lecture @ Technical, Osogbo, Osun State
Acadip Lecture @ Technical, Osogbo, Osun State
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: Lucas Samson
Ritualist Shrine discovered in Nigeria , Osun state
Ritualist Shrine discovered in Nigeria , Osun state
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: TechPreneurs Africa
RITUAL KILLERS ARRESTED WITH HUMAN
RITUAL KILLERS ARRESTED WITH HUMAN'S FRESH HEAD, HANDS + OTHER VICTIMS IN OSUN STATE
Published: 2017/06/26
Channel: YorubaSwagaTV
peace corps battle with deffence corps in osun state
peace corps battle with deffence corps in osun state
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: Chosenozo
Buhari Commissions Projects In Osogbo, Osun State
Buhari Commissions Projects In Osogbo, Osun State
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: Channels Television
ERIN IJESHA WATERFALLS: OSUN STATE NIGERIA (OLUMIRIN WATERFALLS)
ERIN IJESHA WATERFALLS: OSUN STATE NIGERIA (OLUMIRIN WATERFALLS)
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: Waka Girl
Oke Igeti, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
Oke Igeti, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: Ejiodi TV
Hausa/Yoruba Communial Clash In Osun State
Hausa/Yoruba Communial Clash In Osun State
Published: 2017/03/08
Channel: Naijapals Staff
News Across Nigeria: Osun State Governor Commissions School
News Across Nigeria: Osun State Governor Commissions School
Published: 2016/01/14
Channel: Channels Television
Health Matters | Cancer: Osun state partners German Institute |TVC NEWS
Health Matters | Cancer: Osun state partners German Institute |TVC NEWS
Published: 2017/02/08
Channel: TVC News
O-beef: How the State of Osun is Transforming the Meat Market in Nigeria
O-beef: How the State of Osun is Transforming the Meat Market in Nigeria
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Osun Videos
President Buhari
President Buhari's Speech in Osun State @ 25 Years Celebration
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: Blizz Tv
Osun Infrastructure: Motorists Lament Delay In Projects Completion
Osun Infrastructure: Motorists Lament Delay In Projects Completion
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: Channels Television
Osun State Internal Revenue Agency Seals Up Companies
Osun State Internal Revenue Agency Seals Up Companies
Published: 2015/11/12
Channel: Channels Television
Osun State Welcomes President Muhammadu Buhari
Osun State Welcomes President Muhammadu Buhari
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: NTA News
Oyo,Osun State Govts Disagree Over LAUTECH Ownership
Oyo,Osun State Govts Disagree Over LAUTECH Ownership
Published: 2016/10/04
Channel: Channels Television
Preparation For Presidential Muhammadu Buhari Visit to osun state
Preparation For Presidential Muhammadu Buhari Visit to osun state
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: ThisGlobecom
Osun Pensioners: Retirees Divided Over State Payment Of Gratuity
Osun Pensioners: Retirees Divided Over State Payment Of Gratuity
Published: 2017/01/14
Channel: Channels Television
AIG Visits Osun State Governor Aregbesola NTA Osogbo Reports
AIG Visits Osun State Governor Aregbesola NTA Osogbo Reports
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: NTA News
Flogging Competition In Ipetu-Ijesha, Osun State
Flogging Competition In Ipetu-Ijesha, Osun State
Published: 2017/03/04
Channel: AMILOADED AL
Transformation of the Education Sector in Osun State Nigeria
Transformation of the Education Sector in Osun State Nigeria
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: Osun Videos
Nigeria: An Alternative Perspective - Lessons from Osun State
Nigeria: An Alternative Perspective - Lessons from Osun State
Published: 2014/08/05
Channel: WebTV Nigeria
Osun State Workers Demand For Unpaid Salaries In Protest
Osun State Workers Demand For Unpaid Salaries In Protest
Published: 2015/03/12
Channel: Channels Television
Grasscutter farm in OSUN state
Grasscutter farm in OSUN state
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: sammy sdes
Artificial Insemination @ OAU T&R Farm, Ile-Ife, Osun state, Nigeria
Artificial Insemination @ OAU T&R Farm, Ile-Ife, Osun state, Nigeria
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: Adeniyi Boluwatife
Joint Paramilitary choir of Osun State chapter sings a Christmas song
Joint Paramilitary choir of Osun State chapter sings a Christmas song
Published: 2016/12/24
Channel: Edafe Hitler
Alleged Mental Illness Home: Osun Police Uncover A
Alleged Mental Illness Home: Osun Police Uncover A 'Strange Camp'
Published: 2017/02/25
Channel: Channels Television
THE PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF INISA, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
THE PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF INISA, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
Published: 2015/09/15
Channel: GoldMyneTV
RIPPLES HOTEL, OSHOGBO, OSUN STATE
RIPPLES HOTEL, OSHOGBO, OSUN STATE
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: Niji Group
SEE WHAT DAVIDO DID TO OSUN STATE GOVERNOR
SEE WHAT DAVIDO DID TO OSUN STATE GOVERNOR
Published: 2016/12/28
Channel: VIVE VOIX TV
Kulture Fest. - OSUN-OSOGBO FESTIVAL, OSUN
Kulture Fest. - OSUN-OSOGBO FESTIVAL, OSUN
Published: 2012/04/25
Channel: kulturefestival
Peteru on Laffmattazz with Gbenga Adeyinka and friends in Osun state.
Peteru on Laffmattazz with Gbenga Adeyinka and friends in Osun state.
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: Laffmattazz
Osun State gov inaugurates 3.5KM road in Esan North East
Osun State gov inaugurates 3.5KM road in Esan North East
Published: 2014/12/06
Channel: Independent Television and Radio
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Osun
State
Flag of Osun
Flag
Official seal of Osun
Seal
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
Geopolitical Zone South West
Date created 27 August 1991
Capital Osogbo
Government
 • Governor[1] Rauf Aregbesola (All Progressives Congress)
 • Deputy Governor Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori
 • Senators
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)
Demonym(s) Osunian
GDP (PPP)
 • Year 2007
 • Total $7.28 billion[2]
 • Per capita $2,076[2]
Time zone WAT (UTC+01)
ISO 3166 code NG-OS
Website osun.gov.ng

Osun 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. Ogbeni (Rauf Aregbesola) was also Reelected as Osun's Governor on August 9, 2014. Osun 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. English was introduced to Osun state - land of the great lamp - in 1998.

History[edit]

The modern Osun was created in August 27, 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.

Ọsun-Ọsogbo 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 Ọsun 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[edit]

Osun, 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]

The major traditional rulers in Osun State acclaim either the Faith of Islam or Christianity. While, for instance, Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) and Owa Obokun Adimula of Ijesaland Oba Gabriel Adekunle (Aromolaran II) ascribe to Christianity, Orangun of (Ile) Ila-Orangun Oba Wahab Kayode Adedeji Oyedotun (Arutu-Oluokun Bibiire I), Ataoja of Osogbo Oba Jimoh Olaonipekun Oyetunji (Larooye II), Timi of Ede Oba Munirudeen Adesola Lawal (Laminisa I) and Oluwo of Iwo Oba Abdul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi (Ilufemiloye Telu I) practice Islam.

Local Government Areas[edit]

Osun is divided into three federal senatorial districts, each of which is composed of two administrative zones. The state consists of thirty (30) Local Government Areas, the primary (third-tier) unit of government in Nigeria.

Osun's 30 Local Government Area 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

List of current Local Government Area Chairmen.[5]

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