• I am committed to a peaceful Nigeria, says Ewuare II

    I am committed to a peaceful Nigeria, says Ewuare II

    The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, Oba Ewuare II, says he is committed to a peaceful Nigeria irrespective of religious and cultural differences.

    Oba Ewuare II stated this yesterday evening during a special Durbar ceremony organised in his honour by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, at the Oba’s Palace in Benin City.

    The monarch was crowned as the 40th Oba of Benin Kingdom on Thursday morning and received his staff of office from […]

  • New Oba of Benin crowned as Ewuare II

    New Oba of Benin crowned as Ewuare II

    It was gathered that the newly-crowned monarch of the ancient Benin Kingdom will be known as Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku’ Akpolokpolo Ewuare 11.

    He unveiled his official title on Thursday at the presentation of staff of office ceremony, which was attended by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the host Governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

    There was also the King of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who shares the same ancestral Oranmiyan link with Ewuare.

    The coronation had earlier been performed secretly according to the demand […]