Oba of Benin rolls out time table for annual Igue Festival

BENIN TRADITION COUNCIL OBA PALACE , BENIN CITY It is hereby notified for the information of the general public thet the Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare ll, Oba of Benin , will celebrate this year’s Festivals in accordance with the following programme Date December 14. Otue Ugierhoba (all chiefs come to pay homage) December .15 Ugierhoba( all eligible Chiefs come in ceremonial dance procession with Eben ) December .16 Ugie Iron December 17. Free day December 18. Utue Igue Oba( all Chiefs come to pay Homage to…

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Benin monarch harps on importance of farming

By: Desmond Agbama, CPS to Oba of Benin Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin has identified agriculture as a veritable means of creating jobs, ensuring food availability and reducing poverty in any society. His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II who stated this when he received the Chief Executive and Management of Wells Green House Farm Limited in his Palace said farming is the first profession of mankind, and commended Captain Hosa Idahosa Okunbo for his determined effort at ensuring the realization of the farm project. The…

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DIRECTOR OF BRITISH MUSEUM OFFERS TO ASSIST IN DEVELOPING WORLD CLASS MUSEUM IN OBA PALACE, BENIN CITY.

 BY: Desmond Agbama CPS To Oba of Benin His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin 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 artefact from Benin Kingdom. The Benin Monarch who spoke when the Director of the British Museum, Hartwig Fischer paid him a courtesy visit in the Palace said the museum would not only be of benefit to Edo people, but to Nigerians and…

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Nigerian international students team up to launch online shop for rare African ingredients (with agency reports)

  Nigerian international students team up to launch online shop for rare African ingredients   Afrocart features around 200 products including rare spices, snacks and soups Stephen Ayeni and Naafiu Mohammed launched Afrocart in October 2017 (Paul Borkwood/CBC) When Stephen Ayeni and Naafiu Mohammed first met in a math class at the University of Toronto in 2015, they had plenty to talk about. As international students from Nigeria, the two instantly hit it off. They talked about life in Canada and started studying for calculus exams and assignments together. But it didn’t…

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Facts of life

Life Native Americans Left A Code Of 20 Rules For Mankind To Live By. Probably one of the most spiritually advanced and character building code is The Native American Code of Ethics which was originally published in the Inter-Tribal Times in October of 1994. It is fascinating to note that most of its teachings are reflected in other beliefs and faith too. The Native American Code of Ethics 1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. 2. Be tolerant…

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Oba of Benin Performs rites at Shrine

OMO N’OBA EWUARE II PERFORMS RITES OF EDIFICATION AT EMOTAN SHRINE By: Desmond Agbama, CPS to Oba of Benin             His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, 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.             Accompanied by the Iloi (Queens of the Royal household), a large throng of Chiefs, Enigie, Priest of different divinity and deistical leanings, market women,…

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