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In Nigeria, there are places that you can visit and become familiar with the abundant resources, beautiful and attractive sceneries as well as friendly residents. It has lots of things to offer and by knowing its history and other important aspects, you will be amazed by its people the way they live, and others. Osun State is one of the prevalent and well-known states in Nigeria, where lots of professionals and important people reside to bring great impacts.

Osun is an inner state in the South-Western of Nigeria and bounded by Kwara State on the North, Ondo State and Ekiti State partly on the East, Ogun State on the South and Oyo State on the West. Osun state is the home of several most famous landmarks in Nigeria. This state was formed in 1991 from the part of old Oyo State. Its name was derived from River Osun, which is the acclaimed natural spring and indicator of the Yoruba goddess of identical name.

People and Culture

Residents in Osun state belongs to Yoruba people as well as comprised of the Ifes, Oyos, Osuns, Ijesas and Igbominas. English and Yoruba are its languages being used for communication, business and official transactions. They practice Christianity, Paganism and Islam. People in Osun state have abundant culture heritage which is articulately demonstrated in all the circles of their lives. They have expression in literature, music, dances, arts and other cultural festivals. Osun is famous for their bata music and talking drums. Aside from that, they have excellent art works that most people even inside Nigeria loves. However, they have one of the popular cultures where devotees and non-devotees of Osun, travel from different countries to attend its annual Osun-Osogbo festival during August.

The visitors include residents of Cuba, Grenada, Brazil, Trinidad and other state in America with a substantial cultural heritage of Yoruba. Such tourist attractions within Osun state comprises the Ife museum, Genesis Arts Gallery, Nike Arts Gallery, Adunni Susan Wengers Center, Oduduwa groove and Yeyemolu Shrines in Ile-Ife, Jalumi War Site in Inisa, the Olumirin Water-Falls, Igbo-Sango in Ede, Erin-Ijesa and many others. Their cultural heritage signifies to give importance to the talents and skills they want to give enjoyment and happiness to other people.

Osun state is also educationally enhance with several institutions. It has countless primary as well as secondary schools in the private and public sector. It includes technical schools, midwifery and nursing schools, health technology schools, two government and three privately owned polytechnics, plus five private universities and two public ones.

Court slams Governor Aregbesola for singlehandedly renaming Osun state

Court slams Governor Aregbesola for singlehandedly renaming Osun state

Court slams Governor Aregbesola for singlehandedly renaming Osun state
Osun ranks 2nd in human capital on Nigeria’s first sub-national competitiveness index

Osun ranks 2nd in human capital on Nigeria’s first sub-national competitiveness index

Osun state has ranked second in a human capital assessment of states in Nigeria, which covered the area of education, migration, gender equality and health

Osun ranks 2nd in human capital on Nigeria’s first sub-national competitiveness index
PDP’s recklessness is the reason why Osun state can’t pay workers full salary - Governor Aregbesola

PDP’s recklessness is the reason why Osun state can’t pay workers full salary - Governor Aregbesola

Governor Aregbesola says the Peoples Democratic Party is responsible for his administration’s inability to pay full salaries of workers for the past 26 months.

PDP’s recklessness is the reason why Osun state can’t pay workers full salary - Governor Aregbesola
MKO Abiola International Airport: Osun govt carpets opposition for planning to derail project

MKO Abiola International Airport: Osun govt carpets opposition for planning to derail project

The Osun state government has called on people of the state to be vigilant and not allow them to sabotage this lofty project the government has embarked upon.

MKO Abiola International Airport: Osun govt carpets opposition for planning to derail project
Osun integrated payroll system blocks wastage, enhances Aregbesola’s prudence in financial management

Osun integrated payroll system blocks wastage, enhances Aregbesola’s prudence in financial management

The Integrated Payroll System being used by the Osun state government has in a great way improved their knowledge of ICT in the realm of payroll management.

Osun integrated payroll system blocks wastage, enhances Aregbesola’s prudence in financial management
'Yan sanda sun gurfanar da wasu daliban sakandire 22 gaban kotu

'Yan sanda sun gurfanar da wasu daliban sakandire 22 gaban kotu

Hukamar 'yan sanda ta gurfanar da wasu daliban makarantar sakandire guda 22 gaban wata kotun majistire dake zamanta a Osogbo, babban birnin jihar Osun, bisa zar

'Yan sanda sun gurfanar da wasu daliban sakandire 22 gaban kotu
Osun commissions university road as Alakija donates N250m to project completion

Osun commissions university road as Alakija donates N250m to project completion

Gov. Aregbesola calls on Nigerian universities to adopt world best practices where schools raise funds via endowments, grants & donations from larger societies.

Osun commissions university road as Alakija donates N250m to project completion
Aregbesola set to unveil 'Kaadi Omoluabi', commission another state-of-the-art school

Aregbesola set to unveil 'Kaadi Omoluabi', commission another state-of-the-art school

Jayeoba Alagbada has called on the residents of Osun to continue showing support to the government of the state in its bid to move the state's economy forward.

Aregbesola set to unveil 'Kaadi Omoluabi', commission another state-of-the-art school
Opposition party commends Aregbesola's progressive leadership style in Osun

Opposition party commends Aregbesola's progressive leadership style in Osun

Rauf Aregbesola has been commended on developmental projects in the state & his willingness to conduct free and fair local government elections come next year.

Opposition party commends Aregbesola's progressive leadership style in Osun
Osun residents throw weight behind Aregbesola's govt, say opposition lacks capacity to compete

Osun residents throw weight behind Aregbesola's govt, say opposition lacks capacity to compete

Governor Rauf Aregbesola has reaffirmed his administration's commitment to making Osun one of the states in Nigeria with high level infrastructural development.

Osun residents throw weight behind Aregbesola's govt, say opposition lacks capacity to compete
Osun trains 20,000 youths on ICT; beneficiaries count achievements

Osun trains 20,000 youths on ICT; beneficiaries count achievements

The recently formed OYESTECH is one of the components of Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) which has recruited & empowered over 40,000 youths in Osun state.

Osun trains 20,000 youths on ICT; beneficiaries count achievements
Joy as Nigeria female weightlifter sets out to make history in Uganda

Joy as Nigeria female weightlifter sets out to make history in Uganda

Islamia, one of the representatives of Osun state at the third edition of the annual youth games won three gold medals at the event where 33 states participated

Joy as Nigeria female weightlifter sets out to make history in Uganda
BREAKING: INEC fixes dates for Ekiti, Osun governorship elections

BREAKING: INEC fixes dates for Ekiti, Osun governorship elections

The Ekiti state governorship election will hold on July 14, 2018, while Osun state governorship election will hold September 22, 2018, INEC disclosed on Today.

BREAKING: INEC fixes dates for Ekiti, Osun governorship elections
Why parents are withdrawing their wards from private schools to public schools in Osun state

Why parents are withdrawing their wards from private schools to public schools in Osun state

Asides the newly built schools, the state of Osun government in collaboration with the Nigerian Universal Basic Education Board rehabilitated 1,811 classrooms.

Why parents are withdrawing their wards from private schools to public schools in Osun state
We are sorry, please forgive us - PDP tells Oyinlola

We are sorry, please forgive us - PDP tells Oyinlola

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has apologised to Olagunsoye Oyinlola, its former national secretary, for the injustice he recently suffered in the party.

We are sorry, please forgive us - PDP tells Oyinlola
Nigerian Senate picks new committee chairmen and deputies as Senator Adeleke bags several appointments

Nigerian Senate picks new committee chairmen and deputies as Senator Adeleke bags several appointments

Nigeria's National Assembly on Tuesday, September 26, picked some new committee chairmen and deputies after resuming from its long time annual vacation

Nigerian Senate picks new committee chairmen and deputies as Senator Adeleke bags several appointments
Nigerians must work hard to succeed -
 Aregbesola

Nigerians must work hard to succeed - Aregbesola

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state has attributed the pace of insecurity challenges in the country to the saddening lack of productivity among Nigerians.

Nigerians must work hard to succeed - Aregbesola
Video shows Osun state delegates fighting over food after a restructuring meeting

Video shows Osun state delegates fighting over food after a restructuring meeting

Representatives of Ondo state at a restructuring meeting in Akure, claimed that delegates from Osun state only attended the meeting to loot food and drinks.

Video shows Osun state delegates fighting over food after a restructuring meeting
Osun 2018: APC lists conditions for Aregbesola's successor

Osun 2018: APC lists conditions for Aregbesola's successor

All Progressives Congress (APC) publicity secretary, Kunle Oyatomi while speaking to journalists in Osogbo, Osun state has revealed conditions for candidates.

Osun 2018: APC lists conditions for Aregbesola's successor
Aregbesola reveals why local government cannot get autonomy

Aregbesola reveals why local government cannot get autonomy

Rauf Aregbesola, the governor of osun state, has declared those calling for local government autonomy are agents of confusion because it cannot be on its own.

Aregbesola reveals why local government cannot get autonomy
OBOPS II empowers 1000 farmers, creates wealth in Osun state

OBOPS II empowers 1000 farmers, creates wealth in Osun state

The Osun Broilers Outgrowers Programme managed by AMO Farm Sieber Hatchery Limited provides 2,000 day old birds to each participating farmer in the project.

OBOPS II empowers 1000 farmers, creates wealth in Osun state
Flood control and Aregbesola's proactive steps in Osun by Kingsley Omoyeni

Flood control and Aregbesola's proactive steps in Osun by Kingsley Omoyeni

Kingsley Omoyeni explains why Aregbesola’s administration should be commended for putting billions of naira into dredging of water ways to avoiding flooding.

Flood control and Aregbesola's proactive steps in Osun by Kingsley Omoyeni
Why Osun will stop relying on federal allocation in 5 years time

Why Osun will stop relying on federal allocation in 5 years time

Governor Rauf Aregbesola's O REAP and O RAMP programmes have afforded Osun farmers the opportunity of getting the farm produce into the markets with ease.

Why Osun will stop relying on federal allocation in 5 years time
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