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22 Feb
History was made on Feb 19, in the ancient city of Benin, as two out of the several artefacts looted during the 1897 British invasion of the city, repatriated were publicly presented at the palace of Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II. The artefacts, a cockerel sculpture and Oba Uhunilao’s bronze burst otherwise known as…
19 Jan
Nigeria will receive no fewer than 1,030 Benin artefacts from Germany this year, Director-General, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, Abba Tijani, has said.
13 Jul 2021
The Edo State Government has pledged its readiness to act transparently and in consonance with Federal and state laws in all matters relating to the proposed return of the looted Benin artefacts and monuments.
20 Oct 2019
A solo travelling show on Benin iconography and semiotics, Uhunmwen whe ehinmwen, by Princess Theresa Oghogho Iyase-Odozi of GreenHouse Art Empowerment Centre, in collaboration with Crowne Art Gallery will open on October 26 at The Hexagon, Crowne Art Gallery, GRA, Benin City, Edo State.
24 Nov 2018
French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday agreed to return 26 cultural artefacts to Benin "without delay", a move that could put pressure on other former colonial powers to return African artworks to their countries of origin. The decision -- which Macron said should not be seen as an isolated or symbolic case -- came as…
11 Jul 2018
Exhibition of loaned controversial cultural objects, particularly, looted Benin artefacts, is not new. Some foreign museum holders of these artefacts, in the past, had collaborated...

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