• Oba of Benin tasks Governor Obaseki on campaign promises

    Oba of Benin tasks Governor Obaseki on campaign promises

    Oba Ewuare II, the Benin Monarch, has tasked Governor Godwin Obaseki to fulfill his campaign promises of creating 200,000 jobs for the people.

    Oba Ewuare II urged Governor Obaseki to set up cottage industries that would take the youths off the street.

    He spoke when Governor Obaseki paid his first official visit to the palace of the Benin Monarch.

    Oba Ewuare II said his palace was ready to partner with the state government on the establishment of cluster industries otherwise known as mini […]

  • Appeal Court upholds Oba of Benin authority over Ogiamien

    Appeal Court upholds Oba of Benin authority over Ogiamien

    It was gathered that the Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City has upheld the appeal filed by the Edo State Government against a ruling of an Edo State High Court over the validity of the Traditional Rulers and chieftaincy edit of 1979.

    It said the High Court erred for ruling in favour of one Arisco Osemwengie who filed the suit challenging the validity of the Traditional Rulers and chieftaincy edit of 1979.

    Arisco and some members of the Ogiamien family had […]

  • Newly Crowned Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare buys customized 2016 phantom Rolls Royce (photos)

    Newly Crowned Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare buys customized 2016 phantom Rolls Royce (photos)

    The newly crowned 40th Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II has acquired the new 2016 Rolls Royce Phanton.

    The newly crowned 40th Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II has acquired the new 2016 Rolls Royce

  • Why the New Oba of Benin and His Wives Covered Their Mouths During Recent Coronation Ceremony

    Why the New Oba of Benin and His Wives Covered Their Mouths During Recent Coronation Ceremony

    The Benin Kingdom’s royal tradition of the covering of mouths with a white handkerchief peculiar to the King and his wives has been preliminarily interpreted to quell the inquisitiveness of social media users.

    Yesterday, Oba Ewuare ll N’Ogidigan ascended the revered throne of his ancestors to become the 39th Oba of Benin, succeeding his late father, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, Oba Erediauwa.

    The photo above of the newly coronated Oba puzzled many people with some social media users ridiculously claiming someone […]

  • See All the Glamorous Photos at the Oba of Benin’s Coronation

    See All the Glamorous Photos at the Oba of Benin’s Coronation

    It was a glamorous occasion in Benin as people from all walks of life came out to witness the coronation of the Oba of Benin.

    Here are the men and women of calibre and royalty who attended the colourful coronation of Oba Ewuare II in Benin on

  • See How Obaseki, Oshiomhole and their Wives Knelt Before the Oba Of Benin (Photos)

    See How Obaseki, Oshiomhole and their Wives Knelt Before the Oba Of Benin (Photos)

    The governor of Edo state and governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki alongside their wives have knelt before the Oba of Benin for blessings.

    Obaseki and Oshiomhole at the palace of Crowned Prince of Benin Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, Edaiken N’Uselu

    After winning the governorship election in Edo State, the Governor-elect, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his wife, Betsy alongside Governor Adams Oshiomhole with his pretty wife, lara have visited the palace of the crowned prince of Benin Kingdom, His Royal […]

  • Why Edo govt reject approving new Oba of Benin

    Why Edo govt reject approving new Oba of Benin

    The Edo State government has withdrawn a letter earlier issued approving the appointment of His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the Oba of Benin with effect from April 29, 2016.

    In a retraction signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, dated May 25, 2016, the government stated: “In deference to the revered age-long tradition and respect for the sensibilities of the people of the great Benin Kingdom, the government of Edo State hereby […]

  • Benin kingdom begins tomorrow, 15 days funeral rites for late Oba Erediauwa

    Benin kingdom begins tomorrow, 15 days funeral rites for late Oba Erediauwa

    Exactly 25 days after the Iyase (Prime Minister) of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe announced the transition of the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Erediauwa, the palace has announced a 15 days of funeral rites to begin tomorrow May 25 which is Ekioba market day with palace rites and end on Wednesday June 8 an Agbado market day.

    A statement signed by the Secretary, Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor, said other palace rites would be held on the […]

  • Every burials to be suspended in Benin after announcement of Oba’s rites

    Every burials to be suspended in Benin after announcement of Oba’s rites

    Funerals will be suspended in Benin, Edo State the moment Benin Traditional Council announces the burial rites of Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolopkolo, Oba Erediauwa.

     

    Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe said this in Benin yesterday. Iyase said the Oba’s burial rites would soon be announced. He told newsmen that from the moment late Oba Erediauwa’s burial rites are announced, all funeral rites are prohibited in Benin.

    He urged all those who have funeral ceremonies to perform to […]

  • Edo declares five days of mourning in honour of late Oba of Benin

    Edo declares five days of mourning in honour of late Oba of Benin

    The Edo state Government on Tuesday declared five days mourning period in honour of the late Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa. Gov. Adams Oshiomhole announced the declaration during the State Executive Council meeting in Benin.

    Oshiomhole also directed that the nation`s flag should be flown at half mast in the state within the period of mourning. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the death of the late Oba was officially made public on Friday, April 29, by the palace. Oshiomhole later […]

  • Late Benin monarch utilizes his 37 years on the throne creditably – Ooni of Ife

    Late Benin monarch utilizes his 37 years on the throne creditably – Ooni of Ife

    Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, The Ooni of Ife has commiserated with the government and people of Edo State over the demise of the late Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba Erediauwa.

    A condolence message signed by the Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare, said Edo, Ile-Ife, Oduduwa race, Nigeria and the entire African continent would greatly miss the late monarch.

    Ogunwusi described the deceased as a respecter and manager of African culture as well as an embodiment of values, respect, peace, […]