Oba of Benin
FG should take custody of looted Benin artifacts, says Monarch
The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to take custody of the looted artifacts awaiting repatriation from Europe on behalf of the palace until the Benin Royal Museum
Oba of Benin expresses displeasure over third-party negotiations on return of looted artefacts
Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has expressed displeasure that some some groups of individuals, using pseudo names, are negotiating the recovery of stolen Benin artworks on behalf of the throne.
Benin, its neighbours and the law of movement
This really is about a paradigm of non-resolution of the aboriginal question in Nigeria. It came to light that a certain community known as Ologboin Edo state had been engulfed by communal tension...
Benin monarch urges Edo political actors to emulate Jonathan
As the Edo State governorship election inches closer, the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has called on the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Governor Godwin Obaseki, and his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Osagie Ize-lyamu, to caution their supporters and eschew violence. Also charging the former national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, to…
Edo in Diaspora decry assault on PDP governors, others
• APC accuses S’South gov of plotting to rig guber election • YIAGA Africa tasks media on violence-free polls Edo indigenes in the Diaspora and Members of Benin Club of Massachusetts, United States of America (USA), yesterday, condemned assault on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors and some members at the Palace of the Oba of…
Benin Kingdom distances Oba from viral anti-Buhari video
The palace of the Oba of Benin Uku Akpolokpolo has distanced itself from a trending video where some members of Benin kingdom insulted Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari. Secretary to the Traditional Council of Benin Frank Irabo in a statement said the contents were not commissioned nor approved by the Benin monarch Oba Akpolokpolo. The Benin…
Militants shouldn’t dictate what happens in communities, Wike tells traditional rulers
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has charged traditional rulers of the South South region not to allow militants to determine what happens in their communities.
Oba of Benin to establish memorial centre in Calabar
The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has promised to establish a multi-million naira memorial research centre in Calabar, Cross River State.
Osinbajo commends Benin monarch for strengthening nation’s cultural diversity
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, commended the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, for strengthening the country’s cultural diversity through the ongoing National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) being hosted by Edo State.