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Breaking: Senator Adeleke emerges winner of PDP gubernatorial primary after defeating closest rival by 7 votes

Breaking: Senator Adeleke emerges winner of PDP gubernatorial primary after defeating closest rival by 7 votes

Breaking: Senator Adeleke emerges winner of PDP gubernatorial primary after defeating closest rival by 7 votes
Osun SDP under serious heat as Omisore, Atanda, lay claim to governorship ticket after polls

Osun SDP under serious heat as Omisore, Atanda, lay claim to governorship ticket after polls

With the claim to the Osun governorship ticket by Iyiola Omisore, a former deputy governor of the state and Munirudeen Atanda, after the separate primaries in the state, there has been tension in the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

Osun SDP under serious heat as Omisore, Atanda, lay claim to governorship ticket after polls
Throwback: How all Yoruba kings vacated their thrones for the Ooni of Ife on his first visit to Lagos

Story of the first Ooni of Ife to travel to Lagos and how all Yoruba kings vacated their thrones during his sojourn

Ooni of Ife was and still is regarded as one of the gods and as such respected as one. Modifications to some traditional beliefs changed with civilization and education especially with the coming of the Europeans.

Story of the first Ooni of Ife to travel to Lagos and how all Yoruba kings vacated their thrones during his sojourn
Plateau killing: IDPs beg NECO to reschedule paper after missing exam

Plateau killing: IDPs beg NECO to reschedule paper after missing exam

Some candidates of the National Examination Council, said on Thursday, July 19 who could not write some papers due to the recent Plateau killings in the state have pleaded with the council to re-conduct the examinations.

Plateau killing: IDPs beg NECO to reschedule paper after missing exam
APC postpones Osun governorship primary

APC postpones Osun governorship primary

The All Progressives Congress in Osun state has announced the postponement of the primary to choose its flagbearer for the September 22 governorship election that was billed to hold Thursday, July 19 will now hold on Friday, 20.

APC postpones Osun governorship primary
APC has adopted devilish method to pick candidate ahead of Osun election - Lasun Yusuff alleges

APC has adopted devilish method to pick candidate ahead of Osun election - Lasun Yusuff alleges

The deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuff, has described as devilish the method adopted by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC to pick the party’s candidate for the Osun state governorship poll.

APC has adopted devilish method to pick candidate ahead of Osun election - Lasun Yusuff alleges
Division in Osun APC as 12 aspirants reject direct primary ahead of governorship election

Division in Osun APC as 12 aspirants reject direct primary ahead of governorship election

Twelve of the aspirants of the APC party, all from Osun West Senatorial District, on Tuesday, July 17, rejected direct primary option to elect the party’s candidate ahead of the September 22 governorship election in the state.

Division in Osun APC as 12 aspirants reject direct primary ahead of governorship election
Kaico! Wani Matashi ya daddatsa Mahaifiyarsa gunduwa gunduwa

Kaico! Wani Matashi ya daddatsa Mahaifiyarsa gunduwa gunduwa

Ke duniya, ina zaki damu ne! a yayin da duk wani Dan halas, kuma Da na kirki ke iya bakin kokarinsa na ganin ya faranta ma iyayensa rai ta hanyar binsu sau da kafa da girmamawa, tare da fatan ganin ya rabu dasu lafiya, wasu kuma

Kaico! Wani Matashi ya daddatsa Mahaifiyarsa gunduwa gunduwa
Just in: We have lost confidence in them - APC chairman, secretary suspended in Osun 2 months to governorship poll

Just in: 2 months to governorship election, crisis hits APC in Osun as chairman is suspended

The Osun State Working Committee (OSWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, July 16, announced that it had suspended its chairman, Gboyega Famodun, and the secretary, Alhaji Rasak Salinsile.

Just in: 2 months to governorship election, crisis hits APC in Osun as chairman is suspended
APGA adopts veteran journalist as governorship candidate for Osun election

APGA adopts veteran journalist as governorship candidate for Osun election

The All Progressives Grand Alliance on Monday, July 16, adopted veteran journalist Adetokunbo Oluwatoki as its governorship candidate for the Osun state election. Oluwatoki is the sole aspirant for the party’s governorship ticket.

APGA adopts veteran journalist as governorship candidate for Osun election
Finally! Suspect reveals why he killed former Ondo deputy governor's daughter

Finally! Suspect reveals why he killed former Ondo deputy governor's daughter

The suspect, a son of a bricklayer, Alhaji Alani Alao, who also hails from Osun state buried the deceased in a grave he dug in his bedroom, and slept on the decomposing corpse for six days before he was found out.

Finally! Suspect reveals why he killed former Ondo deputy governor's daughter
Buhari’s stand on restructuring faulty - Bayelsa governor Dickson

Buhari’s stand on restructuring faulty - Bayelsa governor Dickson

Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson on Thursday, July 12, described the position of President Muhammadu Buhari on the restructuring of the country as a threat to the stability and development of the nation.

Buhari’s stand on restructuring faulty - Bayelsa governor Dickson
Osun 2108: The only female APC governorship candidate Bolanle Akanbi protests being allegedly shut out of race (photo)

Osun 2108: The only female APC governorship candidate Bolanle Akanbi protests being allegedly shut out of race (photo)

A female governorship candidate for the forthcoming Osun 2018 polls, Bolanle Akanbi, has alleged that her party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has shut her out of the race. Akanbi made this allegation on Thursday, July 12.

Osun 2108: The only female APC governorship candidate Bolanle Akanbi protests being allegedly shut out of race (photo)
Why we may lose Osun governorship election - Aregbesola’s SSG reportedly speaks of APC’s future

Why we may lose Osun governorship election - Aregbesola’s SSG reportedly speaks of APC’s future

The Secretary to the Osun state Government (SSG), Moshood Adeoti, has reportedly declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) could lose the September 22 governorship election if any aspirant is endorsed by Rauf Aregbesola.

Why we may lose Osun governorship election - Aregbesola’s SSG reportedly speaks of APC’s future
Opinion: Osun 2018, the politics of zoning and the APC's big gamble

Opinion: Osun 2018, the politics of zoning and the APC's big gamble

Other zones have spent 19 years against Osun west’s 1 year! Isn’t it just logical and natural for the governorship to return to Osun west after over 25 years of waiting, yearning, and agitating? Who best should lead this charge.

Opinion: Osun 2018, the politics of zoning and the APC's big gamble
OAU sexual bargain scandal: Why I demanded ‘5 rounds’ from female student - Dismissed OAU professor finally speaks

OAU sexual bargain scandal: Why I demanded ‘5 rounds’ from female student - Dismissed OAU professor finally speaks

Richard Akindele, a professor recently dismissed after being found guilty of sexual harassment of a postgraduate student of the institution has finally opened up on the events that culminated in his dismissal by the institution.

OAU sexual bargain scandal: Why I demanded ‘5 rounds’ from female student - Dismissed OAU professor finally speaks
Osun 2018: APC under pressure to pick governorship candidate from the Osun West Senatorial District

Osun 2018: APC under pressure to pick governorship candidate from the Osun West Senatorial District

Hundreds of students and a few artisans on Friday, July 6, marched across major roads in Osogbo, the state capital, this morning to canvass for the nomination of a candidate by the APC from the Osun West Senatorial District.

Osun 2018: APC under pressure to pick governorship candidate from the Osun West Senatorial District
Osun poll: Protesters storm Osogbo over alleged marginalisation of Osun west

Osun poll: Protesters storm Osogbo over alleged marginalisation of Osun west

Students, traders, and artisans hit streets of Osogbo, the Osun state capital on Friday, July 6, to protest the alleged marginalisation of Osun west senatorial district ahead of the governorship election on September 22.

Osun poll: Protesters storm Osogbo over alleged marginalisation of Osun west
PhD scandal: Osun poly fires rector for presenting fraudulent certificates

PhD scandal: Osun poly fires rector for presenting fraudulent certificates

The Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun state, has sacked its acting rector, Akinola Olaolu, for allegedly presenting fraudulent certificates. The decision was reached after a meeting of the polytechnic’s governing council.

PhD scandal: Osun poly fires rector for presenting fraudulent certificates
Special door with carvings that tells ancient stories of happenings in Ooni of Ife's palace since the 18th century (photos)

Special door with carvings that tells ancient stories of happenings in Ooni of Ife's palace since the 18th century (photos)

To many, the door is just an ordinary one but to those that know and to tourists, the door has more to it than just serving a security purpose. It tells many stories of happenings in the Ooni of Ife's palace in the 18th century.

Special door with carvings that tells ancient stories of happenings in Ooni of Ife's palace since the 18th century (photos)
University of Ibadan writes Osun poly, denies certificates presented by embattled rector

University of Ibadan writes Osun poly, denies certificates presented by embattled rector

Following the crisis rocking Igbajo Polytechnic, a community-owned tertiary institution,the University of Ibadan has written the management of the school denying the certificates presented by embattled rector, Akinola Olaolu.

University of Ibadan writes Osun poly, denies certificates presented by embattled rector
Osun 2018: How APC, PDP should source candidates by Mutiu Iyanda

Osun 2018: How APC, PDP should source candidates by Mutiu Iyanda

From the beginning of this year, the race to the elections in Osun and Ekiti states has been attracting a lot of permutations and different narratives on who should be in the government Houses of the two states.

Osun 2018: How APC, PDP should source candidates by Mutiu Iyanda
Blackmail can’t stop me from succeeding Aregbesola - Osun speaker

Blackmail can’t stop me from succeeding Aregbesola - Osun speaker

The speaker of the Osun state House of Assembly, Najeem Salam on Thursday, June 28, said he will become the governor of the state after Governor Rauf Aregbesola despite the blackmail employed against him by some politicians.

Blackmail can’t stop me from succeeding Aregbesola - Osun speaker
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Osun state History, Facts & All Related News | NAIJ.COM

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.

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