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FULL DOCUMENTARY ON NIGERIA - AN ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVE. Inspirations and Lessons from Osun.
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::2014/08/07::
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Historical Olumirin Waterfall, Osun State
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Governance in Osun: beyond religious bigotry
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::2012/12/10::
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Gov. Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State) - 60 minutes with Angela
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Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola responds to criticism on his style of governance
::2012/04/24::
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GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE VISITS OSUN STATE PAVILION
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 10
Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 10
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 12
Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 12
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 13
Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 13
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Osun Guber Election: APC Holds Mega Rally Pt.13
Osun Guber Election: APC Holds Mega Rally Pt.13
::2014/08/05::
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 4
Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 4
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 14
Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 14
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 8
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 11
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 7
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 5
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 9
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 6
Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 6
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Osun Guber Election: APC Holds Mega Rally Pt.1
Osun Guber Election: APC Holds Mega Rally Pt.1
::2014/08/05::
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Osun Guber Election: APC Holds Mega Rally Pt.14
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 3
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 1
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Osun Guber Election: APC Holds Mega Rally Pt.12
Osun Guber Election: APC Holds Mega Rally Pt.12
::2014/08/05::
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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
::2014/02/11::
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Osun Election: Jonathan Endorses Omisore As PDP Guber Candidate
Osun Election: Jonathan Endorses Omisore As PDP Guber Candidate
::2014/08/02::
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Jonathan, PDP Leaders Woo Osun Citizens Ahead Of Guber Election Pt.9
Jonathan, PDP Leaders Woo Osun Citizens Ahead Of Guber Election Pt.9
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Inauguration Of Rauf Aregbesola As Governor Of Osun State Part 2
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Jonathan, PDP Leaders Woo Osun Citizens Ahead Of Guber Election Pt.14
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::2014/08/02::
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::2014/05/06::
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OSUN STATE GOVERNMENT REVIEW ON TUNGBA TIME EPISODE 59B
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Nigeria: An Alternative Perspective - Lessons from Osun State
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44th NCI: Courtesy call on the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola by the delegates
44th NCI: Courtesy call on the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola by the delegates
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Ori Olokun, Yoruba Deity Ife Art Of Osun State
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OPON IMO DOCUMENTARY (Compressed Version
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Politics Today: I will Win Osun State Governorship Election -- Akinbade Part1
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Osun State Nigeria 2014 Governorship Election Results By Cities, LGA - Aregbesola Wins Omisore
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Africarts...Osun-Osogbo Festival 2013 (Part A)
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NIGERIA - AN ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVE. Inspirations and Lessons from Osun.
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Osun Guber Election: APC Holds Mega Rally Pt.18
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Jonathan, PDP Leaders Woo Osun Citizens Ahead Of Guber Election Pt.13
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Politics Today: I will Win Osun State Governorship Election -- Akinbade Part2
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Osun Election: Hundreds Celebrate Victory Of Gov. Aregbesola
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Senator Adeleke And Osun APC Chairman Step To Skelewu In Ilesha
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Jonathan, PDP Leaders Woo Osun Citizens Ahead Of Guber Election Pt.1
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Nature In Its Purest Form @Olumirin Waterfall Osun State
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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 (All Progressives Congress (APC))
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. Ogbeni (Rauf Aregbesola) was also Reelected as Osun State Governor on August 9 2014. 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. English was introduced to Osun state - land of the great lamp - in 1998.

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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