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Gov. Obaseki walks out BEDC boss out of his office
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Tuesday walked out the Managing Director of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, BEDC, Mrs. Funke Osibodu, and other management staff out of his office for failing to meet obligations to electricity consumers in Edo State and throwing the state into darkness for weeks. Patience Osarogiuwa has details.
Oba Ewuare II performs rites of edification at Emotan Shrine
His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare the Second, Oba of Benin has paid a royal and traditional visit to the site of Emotan Shrine, opposite Oba Market in Benin City. The Omo N’Oba among other activities performed certain sacred traditional rites of edification and fortification. Pius Nsogho has details.
Director of British Museum to assist in developing world class museum in Oba palace
The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare the Second has welcomed the idea of the British Museum to collaborate with the Palace of the Oba of Benin to develop a world class museum to accommodate stolen artefacts from Benin Kingdom. The Benin Monarch made the statement when the Director of the British Museum, Hartwig Fischer paid him a courtesy visit. Williams Yamah has details.
Stolen artifacts by British invaders returned to Benin
The Palace of the Benin Monarch Omo N'Oba N'Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa was a beehive of activities on Friday following the return of some stolen artifacts from the Palace by British invaders in 1897.
Benin Crown Price conferred with Uko N’Iwebo title
The Edaiken N’ Uselu, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa was today conferred with the tittle of Uko N’ Iwebo in accordance with the Benin custom.
Oba of Ewuare II returns to Benin after successful post coronation visit
Benin Airport was agog following the arrival of the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokplo, Ewuare the Second from his post coronation thank you visit to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar the Third. Patience Osarogiuwa reports that Palace Chiefs, Enigie, Edionwere and interest groups were at the airport to accord the monarch a rousing welcome.
Celebration in air as Benin awaits coronation of new Oba
There is an air of celebration pervading the streets of Benin as preparation for the coronation of a new Oba of Benin on Thursday this week continues. Deborah Ogbeifun quotes the Chairman Coronation Committee, Professor Gregory Akenzua as saying that preparations are in full gear.
Eminent personalities gather for Oba of Benin book Presentation
Eminent personalities from within and outside the state today gathered at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Center to celebrate the works and ideas of the Benin Monarch titled "Cradle of Ideas, A Compendium of speeches and writings.
Oba Ewuare II performs first Igue Festival
Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare the Second, Oba of Benin has performed his first Igue Oba ceremony. Pius Nsogho reports that Palace Chiefs of different classifications including prominent sons and daughters of Benin thronged the royal Palace Courtyard to be part of the ceremony.
Dignitaries from far and near arrive Benin for Oba coronation
The Benin Airport on Thursday witnessed an unprecedented influx of dignitaries from around the world who arrived Benin City for the coronation ceremony of the new Oba of Benin. Patience Osarogiuwa reports that the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who represented President Muhammadu Buhari was among the dignitaries who landed at the Benin Airport.
Benin Indigenes Applaud Oba Ewuare The Second On Move To Promote Edo Language
Some Edo sons and daughters have lauded the recent pronouncement by the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare the Second on the need for Edo Language to be taught in schools and at home.
Ediken N'Uselu chooses name at Use in line with coronation activities
It was a historic moment in Benin City as Crown Prince, Ambassador Eheneden Erediauwa, the Edaiken N'Uselu departed Usama Palace to Use Community to choose a name as part of the traditional rites for his coronation as the Oba of Benin. Kingsley Uchegbu has details of the royal movement.
Edward Onah conferred with chieftaincy title by Olu-Awure of Usen
A U.S based Nigerian Business Mogul, Mr. Edward Omoruyi Onah has been conferred with the chieftaincy title of Uheobioba of Usen Community. His Royal Highness, Oba Olu-Ogbe the Second, the Olu-Awure of Usen Community who conferred the honour on him described Mr. Omoruyi as an industrious son who has contributed to the development of Usen community. Wellington Akodeja reports that other distinguished Usen sons were also honoured by the Olu-Awure of Usen on the occasion.
Prominent Edo Citizens Speak On Significance Of Choosing Name For New Oba
As part of the traditional rites for the coronation of the new Oba of Benin, the Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa has visited Use Community in Egor Local Government to choose a name by which he would be addressed as a king.
Oba of Benin receives staff of office
The newly crowned Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare the Second has been presented with the staff of office by the Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. In a message to the occasion, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed confidence that the new Oba will pilot the affairs of his people to greater heights. Christy Macaulay has details.
Crown Prince of Benin performs traditional Iguohun ceremony
Seven days after the conferment of the chieftaincy tittle of Uko N’ Iwebo on the heir apparent to the Benin throne and Edaiken N’Uselu, His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa has performed the traditional Iguohun ceremony.
Oba of Benin pays appreciation visit to Egbaen community
The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolor, Oba Ewuare the Second was in Egbaen Community to appreciate the people of Ovia North East Local Government Area for his successful coronation. Pius Nsogho reports that the community was agog as over forty-seven communities converged to receive the revered monarch. The report is presented by Williams Yamah.
Ekpoma Agog As Oba Ewuare II Pays Thank You Visit To Esan Land
His Royal Majesty, Omo N ‘Oba N ‘Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare the Second, Oba of Benin, was yesterday in Ekpoma as part of his thank you visit to the people of Esan Land.
Funeral Rites Of Oba Erediauwa Enters Eleventh Day With Isoton Ceremonies
The funeral rites of Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa entered its eleventh day yesterday with the performance of Isot
Police in Benin kill four armed robbery suspects along bye-pass
Barely twenty-four hours after the Police in Benin killed two armed robbers, another four robbery suspects were this morning killed at the Benin Bye-Pass.
Benin City: Reactions trail Security Alert by United States of America
The recent Travel Alert on Nigeria by the United States, which excluded Edo state from states prone to violent crimes is generating reactions from members of the public in Benin City.
Nutritional value of Akara in focus
Bean cake, popularly known as Akara, is a natural and hand crafted Nigerian delicacy made with ingredients. Adesuwa Lato went round some Akara spots in Benin City to sample opinion on why people eat bean cake popularly known as akara and its nutritional value.
Residents express concern over recent increase in cult clashes and killings
Concerned residents of Benin City have expressed worry over the recent spate of cult clashes and killings bedeviling the state. The respondents who spoke with Amenze Obarisiagbon called on security agencies to be proactive and put strategies in place to curb the menace.
Aishat Buhari visits Edo State
Wife of APC Presidential Candidate, Hajia Aisha Buhari was in Benin today to sensitize the women of Edo State on the need to vote for APC come March twenty-eight presidential election.
Sinach arrives Benin ahead Esama's 84th birthday celebration
The popular gospel artist Sinach has arrived in Benin city with her crew to perform at the early morning dew service on the eighty- forth birthday celebration of the Esama of Benin on Tuesday. Aigboje Ikhouria reports that the artist was specially invited to perform at the birthday of the Esama. Sinach also joined the celebrant, the Esama to take breakfast at his residence number one to thirteen, Okada avenue in Benin city.
Father of victims of generator fumes regains consciousness days after
Contrary to reports that the father and husband of the family recently killed by generator fumes died in the incident, he is alive. Deborah Ogbeifun reports that the victim has regained consciousness and is currently receiving treatment in the hospital.
Oba Of Benin Warns Against Retaining CDA
Omo N' Oba N' Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare the second has condemned the plans by some communities to retain disbanded CDA's in the guise of a new name.
HRM Oba Ewuare II presents car to Beauty Queen
His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare the Second has presented the star prize of a KIA Car and the sum of two million naira to the winner of the Oba Ewuare the Second Foundation Beauty Pageant, Miss Ifueko Aideyan, which was held to mark the first coronation anniversary of the Oba of Benin. The Benin Monarch congratulated Miss Ifueko for emerging winner, pointing out that the competition was aimed at promoting Edo language, culture and tradition among the people. The report is presented by Thomas Sadoh.
Benin Palace initiates some indigenes into Iwebo Palace Group
It was a beehive of activities, at the palace of the Oba of Benin as group of able bodied young men drawn from different Local Government Areas of Edo South, were initiated into the Iwebo society. The ceremony was witnessed by top palace chiefs and older member of Iwebo. Dedorah Ogbeifun completes the reports.
Oba Ewuare 11 Foundation empowers some Libya returnees
In fulfillment of his promise to some Libya returnees, the Omo N'Oba N'Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare the Second has presented twenty thousand naira each as monthly allowance to seventy-eight Libya returnees in Benin City. Patience Osarogiuwa reports that the seventy-eight returnees are part of the one hundred and twenty-eight Libya returnees earlier scheduled for the monthly stipends. Presenting the monthly allowance of twenty thousand naira each to seventy-eight Libya returnees through the Oba Ewuare the second foundation, the private secretary to the Oba and secretary of board of trustees Oba Ewuare the second foundation, barrister Esosa Eremwanarue said the gesture was to give succor to the down trodden in the society which is part of the pet project of the Benin monarch. Barrister Eremwanarue intimated journalists that the foundation which was established during the first year coronation anniversary of the Oba is to alleviate poverty in the land and empower citizens. He noted that the monthly stipends which will last for the next three months after which the returnees would be engaged in various skill acquisition programs to better their lots and will take care of their immediate needs. He also informed journalists that the palace is working on modalities to incorporate other returnees who were also at the palace on a courtesy visit. The face of Oba Ewuare the second foundation Miss Ifueko Aideyan outlined some of the objectives and programmes that are being put in place by the foundation. Some of the Libya returnees whose joy knew no bound appreciated the Oba of Benin for the kind gesture. Recently some Libya returnees paid a courtesy call on the Oba of Benin, OMO N' Oba N' Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare the second who after listening to their plight promised to place them on monthly allowance for three months
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Visits Oba Of Benin
Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo today assured the Oba of Benin, Omo N’oba N’edo Uku Akpolokpolor, Oba Ewuare, The Second of his readiness to assist Edo State to develop in Agro Allied Industries.
Revenue officials in Egor apprehended for alleged sales of fake tickets
There was a mild drama in the early hours of Wednesday at Uselu Market in Benin City when two staff of Egor Local Government were caught allegedly issuing fake tickets to commercial bus drivers. Best Mbiere reports that the suspects however denied the allegation.
Benin Crown Prince confers titles on wives
Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom and Edaiken N’ Uselu, Prince Eheneden Erediawa has conferred titles on his three wives also known as the Oloi N’Erie. Roseline Ebhoramen who captured highlights of the traditional event reports that the conferment of titles was part of the on-going fourteen days Iyan-Ehien rites being performed by Prince Erediawa.
Returnees From Libya Narrate Bad Experience
Some Edo State Libya returnees who recently arrived the state have started to recount their experiences to serve as lessons to those intending to travel to Europe through land.
Crown Prince Of Benin Arrives Usama Palace In Continuation Of Coronation Rites
In continuation of his coronation as Oba of Benin, the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa yesterday departed Ekorhai for Usama palace where he is expected to spend seven days as part of the coronation rites.
Residents arrest two armed robbery suspects in Benin City
Luck ran out on a suspected armed robbery gang at Amenze Street off Constain Road New Benin, Benin City as residents of the area arrested two robbery suspects. Wellington Akodeja reports that, the suspects were beaten to a pulp, before the arrival of the police.
UPP Governorship Candidate Visits Esan North East L.G.A
The campaign team of the United Progressives Party in Edo State, have visited some wards in Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State ahead of the September Ten governorship election.
Demarcation: Okhuoromi, Egbirhe elders commend Benin Monarch
The Palace of the Oba of Benin was agog on Wednesday following a thank you visit by the leadership and inhabitants of Okhuoromi and Egbirhe villages in Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State following the recent boundary demarcation of both villages. Wellington Akodeja reports that the Benin Monarch, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare the Second was on the ground to receive the leadership of both villages.
Benin Traditional Council Suspends Isekhure Of Benin, Chief Nosakhare Isekhure
The Benin Traditional Council has suspended the Isekhurhe of Benin, Chief Nosakhare Isekhurhe.
Edo Police parades over 25 criminal suspects
Edo State Police Command has paraded over twenty-five criminal suspects allegedly involved in various crimes in the state including the alleged killer of the Pastor of a Benin based Church. Sharon Ajayi reports that some herdsmen involved in kidnapping were among the suspects paraded. Edo State police commissioner Mr Johnson Babatunde Kokumo who thanked Edo people and vilgilant groups for assisting the police to fight crime through useful information said the command has recorded huge success in the fight against criminalities. Mr Kokumo said the herders who kidnapped pastor Pius Eromosele and two others has been arrested and that the suspect has confess to the crime and pointed out that the most painful thing is that pastor Eromosele lost his life in the process. Mr Johnson Kokumo said the police rescued a kidnap victim in Afuze and arrested the kidnappers, while robbers allegedly terrorising sokpomba road and environs are in police custody. He said some cultists were apprehended including armed robbers with arms and phones. One of the rescued kidnapped victim thanked the Nigeria police for coming to his aid while some suspects narrate their level of involvement in the alleged crime. Various arms ranging from local and assorted riffles were recovered including phones and cash

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