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How Aregbesola broke African records in Osun state
How Aregbesola broke African records in Osun state
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: Naij.com TV
Historical Places in Osun State
Historical Places in Osun State
Published: 2014/05/05
Channel: O-Tours Osun
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
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
NEW FACE OF OSOGBO, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
NEW FACE OF OSOGBO, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
Published: 2015/07/14
Channel: Sunday Adebayo
Robbery Attack in Iwo Osun State
Robbery Attack in Iwo Osun State
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: Abiola Jimoh
City of Oshogbo Osun State Nigeria
City of Oshogbo Osun State Nigeria
Published: 2015/12/13
Channel: Shiran De Silva
VICTORY PARTY: Elected Osun PDP senator Ademola Adeleke dance self out
VICTORY PARTY: Elected Osun PDP senator Ademola Adeleke dance self out
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: Premium Times
Adeleke jnr, Owambe politician of Osun State ooo ga o.
Adeleke jnr, Owambe politician of Osun State ooo ga o.
Published: 2017/07/11
Channel: Adeyinka Akinwande adeplayhouse&dcomrades
Home Sweet Home, Ilesa, Osun State  (Visiting Nigeria)
Home Sweet Home, Ilesa, Osun State (Visiting Nigeria)
Published: 2014/12/08
Channel: DNVlogsLife A
RITUAL SHRINE DISVOVERED IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA...
RITUAL SHRINE DISVOVERED IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA...
Published: 2016/11/05
Channel: Opeyemi Mustapha
Osun State Pensioners curse Raufu Aregbesola
Osun State Pensioners curse Raufu Aregbesola
Published: 2017/07/20
Channel: Adeyinka Akinwande adeplayhouse&dcomrades
THE PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF INISA, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
THE PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF INISA, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
Published: 2015/09/15
Channel: GoldMyneTV
Osun State Anthem
Osun State Anthem
Published: 2016/08/25
Channel: Akrox Creativity
VSO-ICS Ilesha featured on Osun State Broadcasting
VSO-ICS Ilesha featured on Osun State Broadcasting
Published: 2016/10/08
Channel: VSO-ICS Ilesa
Ritualist Shrine discovered in Nigeria , Osun state
Ritualist Shrine discovered in Nigeria , Osun state
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: TechPreneurs Africa
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
Osinbajo, Ambode, Ajimobi, others attend Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola
Osinbajo, Ambode, Ajimobi, others attend Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola's son's wedding
Published: 2016/11/05
Channel: Funmi Kayode
Osun State partners IITA to boost Agriculture
Osun State partners IITA to boost Agriculture
Published: 2017/06/05
Channel: IITA Communication
Road trip to OSOGBO, OSUN STATE... || LIFE IN LAGOS EP #06
Road trip to OSOGBO, OSUN STATE... || LIFE IN LAGOS EP #06
Published: 2017/04/02
Channel: Sassy Funke
News Across Nigeria: Osun State Governor Commissions School
News Across Nigeria: Osun State Governor Commissions School
Published: 2016/01/14
Channel: Channels Television
peace corps battle with deffence corps in osun state
peace corps battle with deffence corps in osun state
Published: 2017/01/30
Channel: Chosenozo
Osun West Election: PDP
Osun West Election: PDP's Ademola Adeleke Dances After Victory
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: Channels Television
WONDERS SHALL NEVER END: RITUALISTS ARRESTED IN GBONGAN OSUN STATE(WATCH)
WONDERS SHALL NEVER END: RITUALISTS ARRESTED IN GBONGAN OSUN STATE(WATCH)
Published: 2017/06/27
Channel: Stablelive showTV
Muslim Alfa Caught With Fresh Human Head In Osun State
Muslim Alfa Caught With Fresh Human Head In Osun State
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: Virile Media
Road Trip Oyo state to Osun State
Road Trip Oyo state to Osun State
Published: 2015/12/13
Channel: Shiran De Silva
Oyo,Osun State Govts Disagree Over LAUTECH Ownership
Oyo,Osun State Govts Disagree Over LAUTECH Ownership
Published: 2016/10/04
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
APC Campaign train In Osun State
APC Campaign train In Osun State
Published: 2015/01/16
Channel: Bio Tv
Osun State: Uniosun Student start violent protest
Osun State: Uniosun Student start violent protest
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Joy Akosa's Corner Tv
KING WASIU AYINDE IN EJIGBO OSUN STATE
KING WASIU AYINDE IN EJIGBO OSUN STATE
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: akeem A
Alleged Ritual Killings: Police Arrest 3 Suspects In Osun State
Alleged Ritual Killings: Police Arrest 3 Suspects In Osun State
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Channels Television
Presidential Visit To Osun State
Presidential Visit To Osun State
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: NTA Live
Gov. Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State) - 60 minutes with Angela
Gov. Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State) - 60 minutes with Angela
Published: 2014/07/10
Channel: 60 minutes with angela
Buhari Commissions Projects In Osogbo, Osun State
Buhari Commissions Projects In Osogbo, Osun State
Published: 2016/09/01
Channel: Channels Television
Osun State Ritual
Osun State Ritual
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Oha ifeanyi
Osun and Egungun festival at Ogalagbe house, Iree, Osun State
Osun and Egungun festival at Ogalagbe house, Iree, Osun State
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: Azeez Ilyas ponle
RIPPLES HOTEL, OSHOGBO, OSUN STATE
RIPPLES HOTEL, OSHOGBO, OSUN STATE
Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: Niji Group
OSUN STATE ANTERM
OSUN STATE ANTERM
Published: 2014/05/21
Channel: KWASI AGYEI
#OONIOFIFE LEADS MAMMOTH CROWD TO PAY HOMAGE TO AJE, IN ILE IFE, OSUN STATE
#OONIOFIFE LEADS MAMMOTH CROWD TO PAY HOMAGE TO AJE, IN ILE IFE, OSUN STATE
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: GoldMyneTV
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
Eyewitness Report Visits Osun State Over Fallen Mubarak Bridge
Eyewitness Report Visits Osun State Over Fallen Mubarak Bridge
Published: 2016/05/02
Channel: Channels Television
Ritualist Den uncovered in Gbongan, Osun State
Ritualist Den uncovered in Gbongan, Osun State
Published: 2017/06/22
Channel: Bakare Olalekan N
ESTHER IGBEKELE LIVE ON STAGE IN OSUN STATE
ESTHER IGBEKELE LIVE ON STAGE IN OSUN STATE
Published: 2016/06/26
Channel: Gbade TV
Ogbeyonu Temple Egungun Ancestor Masquerades in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria, Afrika
Ogbeyonu Temple Egungun Ancestor Masquerades in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria, Afrika
Published: 2014/12/12
Channel: Ifáṣèyí Bamgbàlà
Oke Igeti, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
Oke Igeti, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
Published: 2016/10/20
Channel: Ejiodi TV
Animal Husbandry in Iwo, Osun State
Animal Husbandry in Iwo, Osun State
Published: 2016/07/28
Channel: Hassan Abdul
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
The Reception of Obas in Osun State, Part1
The Reception of Obas in Osun State, Part1
Published: 2014/05/06
Channel: O-Tours Osun
ERIN IJESHA WATERFALLS: OSUN STATE NIGERIA (OLUMIRIN WATERFALLS)
ERIN IJESHA WATERFALLS: OSUN STATE NIGERIA (OLUMIRIN WATERFALLS)
Published: 2017/02/04
Channel: Waka Girl
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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[2] 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 (2006 census)
 • Total 3,416,959[1]
 • Rank 17th of 36
Demonym(s) Osunian
GDP (PPP)
 • Year 2007
 • Total $7.28 billion[3]
 • Per capita $2,076[3]
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.

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.[4] 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 popular pastor E.A Adeboye hails from Ifewara in Osun state. The Osun State government claims to offer services to both Muslims and Christians in the state, especially through Pilgrims Welfare Boards.[5]

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 PHC Priority Tables – NATIONAL POPULATION COMMISSION". population.gov.ng. Retrieved 2017-10-10. 
  2. ^ See List of Governors of Osun State for a list of prior governors
  3. ^ a b "C-GIDD (Canback Global Income Distribution Database)". Canback Dangel. Retrieved 2008-08-20. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "Local Government Areas - The Official Website Of The State Of Osun". Osun.gov.ng. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 

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