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29 Mar
The Benin people are known for their red coral beads, which decorate the necks of the royal family and brides during cultural events.  The origin of the coral beads date back to ancient Benin and hold uttermost significance to the fashion, lifestyle, culture and tradition of the tribe. These coral beads signify power, dominance and…
22 Sep 2021
A Nigerian group of artists has offered to donate artworks to the British Museum in London to encourage it to return the priceless Benin Bronzes that were looted from the city's royal court by British troops in 1897. The Ahiamwen Guild of artists and bronze casters said that it wants to change the terms of…
14 Oct 2020
No fewer than 1,000 residents of Itsekiri communities in Ologbo, Ikpoba-Okha Council Area of Edo State, yesterday, embarked on a peaceful protest, vowing to resist any attempt to subject them to the hegemony of Benin Kingdom.
Benin leopard
17 May 2020
For many centuries, historical and cultural narratives around the Benin Kingdom have been a subject of fascination for historians, and the world at large. Before colonial times, the Benin Kingdom was the envy of all other empires in West Africa and beyond. The empire grew and flourished within the boundary of its culture and heritage,…
15 Jan 2020
Kolokolo community in Benin Kingdom of Edo State have cried out to President Muhammadu Buhari, Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, to come to their rescue...
17 Nov 2019
Benin Kingdom, located in the thick equatorial rain forest zone of present-day southern Nigeria, with its rich vegetation, which supports agriculture and provides most materials for craft industries...
10 Apr 2018
May I humbly and respectfully call on His Highness, Oba Ewuare II, of Benin Kingdom, to please deliver a powerful curse on all corrupt and irresponsible leaders and politicians who have used their office to steal public funds and deprive our people of the comfortable we all deserve? The King has already cursed those responsible…
1 May 2017
“It is not healthy when a nation lives within a nation, as coloured Americans are living inside America. A nation cannot live confident of its tomorrow if its refugees...
29 Jan 2017
The Isekhure of Benin Kingdom, Chief Nosakhare Isekhure, who was recently suspended indefinitely by the Benin Traditional Council from performing the duties of his office...
29 Jan 2017
THE title of Isekhure of Benin Kingdom according to Benin oral history was created in 1255A A.D. As the Chief Priest, the Isekhure’s residence accommodates a shrine, which bears the relics and adornments of the Bini ancestral worship.
29 Jan 2017
The feud that triggered the indefinite suspension of Chief Nosakhare Isekhure, by the Benin Traditional Council is neither new nor strange to all Palace Watchers.
9 Jul 2016
Mrs Oghogho Orumwense, who has died was a heroine and philanthropist, who touched the lives of many positively.

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