Itsekiri, Ijaw in Edo oppose alleged hegemony of Benin Kingdom
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.
Creatures of the Benin Kingdom: A Tale of Mystic, Magic and the Supernatural
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,…
A voyage around Benin, home of arts, culture
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...
Your royal highness, please curse corrupt leaders!
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…
Isekhure: It’s deliberate witch-hunt
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...
The man Isekhure: His job as chief priest of Benin Kingdom
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.
Oghogho Orumwense (1924-2016) : A heroine cum philanthropist
Mrs Oghogho Orumwense, who has died was a heroine and philanthropist, who touched the lives of many positively.
The abiding relevance of Erediauwa
The book, A Benin Coronation: Oba Erediauwa by Tam Fiofori, paints a poetically enchanting picture of the March 1979 crowning ceremonies of Oba Erediauwa as the 38th Oba of the Benin Kingdom.