• Mystery of secrecy behind Oba of Benin’s transition

    Mystery of secrecy behind Oba of Benin’s transition

    The Benin Kingdom remains one of Africa’s few traditional institutions where customs and cultures are still maintained. The announcement of the death of an Oba is so controversial that nobody dare say a word about his demise before the official announcement.

    The public is kept in the dark about what has become of a monarch after his sudden disappearance from public glare. It usually leaves many guessing.

    Unlike other traditional councils in Nigeria, the Benin Council of Chiefs are known to deny the […]