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Looking to traditional gods for economic salve - New Vision

PIC: A man lays on the ground at the sacred grove during the Osun-Osogbo Festival in Osogbo, Nigeria. (AFP) OSOGBO - Wearing pristine white gowns and cowry shells, red feathers in their hair, a group of Nigerian priestesses sang as they slaughtered ...and more »

Osogbo set for Osun festival grand finale - P.M. News

Osogbo, the Osun capital is agog for the grand finale of the annual Osun Osogbo festival. NAN correspondent monitoring events in Osogbo reports on Friday that various socio- economic and traditional activities are at their peak to usher in a hitch-free ...and more »

In photos: Thrilling scenes at the ongoing Osun Osogbo festival - Vanguard

See photos from the ongoing Osun-Osogbo 2016 festival, which attracted thousands of Osun worshippers, spectators and tourists from all walks of life in Osun State. Photo credits, Akeem Salau. Cross Section of the Crowd at the 2016 osun Osogbo Festival ...and more »

Osun Osogbo Festival Holds Amidst Alleged Plan To Kidnap Votary Maid - CHANNELS TELEVISION

The Osun Osogbo Annual Festival held on Friday amidst speculations that the Votary Maid, 'Arugba', could be kidnapped. There have been rumours of an alleged plan to abduct the Arugba on or before the Osun Osogbo Annual festival, but on the day of the ...and more »

Government Must Do More To Sustain Osun Osogbo Festival – Gani Adams - CHANNELS TELEVISION

The national coordinator of the Odua People's Congress (OPC), Mr Gani Adams, has asked the Nigerian government to do more to adequately harness the revenue generation potential of the Osun Osogbo Festival. Mr made the demand while hosting ...and more »

Lawyer drags Aregbesola to court over new tax law - Daily Post Nigeria

A right activist, Barrister Kanmi Ajibola has dragged the Governor of Osun State, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola to court over the recently introduced land use tax in the state, asking the court to declare the law backing it up and which was signed in March this ...and more »

Osun festival, a celebration of water and fertility goddess (exclusive photos) - Wetinhappen Magazine (blog)

“I was asked to relocate from Lagos to Osogbo so that my life can have a meaning. I beg you, goddess of Osun, I must not come back here in vain,” these were the words of a desperate woman inside the sacred Osun grove where the annual Osun/Osogbo ...and more »

See what happened when Osun/Osogbo Arugba appeared from seclusion (photos) - Wetinhappen Magazine (blog)

The moment that most indigenes of Osun and attendees of the annual Osun/Osogbo Festival cherish the most is when the Arugba (the woman who carries the calabash with the authority of the goddess) appears from seclusion. ...and more »