• New Oba of Benin, true symbol of Benin cultural heritage, says Tinubu

    New Oba of Benin, true symbol of Benin cultural heritage, says Tinubu

    The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described the new Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, Oba Ewuare 11, as a worthy son succeeding his noble father and a true symbol of Benin cultural heritage.

    Congratulating His Royal Highness, Eheneden Erediauwa, over his coronation as the 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom, Tinubu said it was heart-warming that the crown prince emerged the popular choice to succeed his father, the late Oba Erediauwa, who […]

  • President Buhari congratulates new Oba of Benin

    President Buhari congratulates new Oba of Benin

    President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged the full support of the Federal Government for the Royal Destiny Trust programme of the newly installed Oba of Benin, Ewuare II.

    Buhari, represented by Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, made the pledge at the coronation of the Oba in Benin on Thursday.

    The President, who congratulated the new monarch, also prayed for his success.

    Buhari said: “On behalf of the president and government of the federal republic of Nigeria, I congratulate you on this momentous and historic occasion.

    “We […]

  • 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 […]

  • Benin Kingdom gets new Oba today

    Benin Kingdom gets new Oba today

    An historic event will happened in the land of the Igodomigodo today. The ancient Benin Kingdom, which used to be called Igodomigodo, will have a new Oba. The Crown Prince of the kingdom, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, will be crowned the 39th Oba of Benin in a colourful ceremony.

    Benin Kingdom is as old as the beginning of the times, according to oral tradition. It is believed that the ladder used by Igodomigodo to climb down from the sky is still at […]