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Warri Succession Crisis: Oba Of Benin Wades In, Meets Ologbotsere
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Warri Succession Crisis: Oba Of Benin Wades In, Meets Ologbotsere

There were indications on on Friday that the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has waded into the succession crisis that is rocking Warri Kingdom in Delta State. The Nation authoritatively gathered that the Benin monarch met with one of the key players in the crisis, the Ologbotsere, Chief Ayiri Emami. A source at the Oba of Benin palace told our reporter that Emami arrived at the palace at 3pm on Thursday and was immediately ushered into the presence of the Oba where a meeting that lasted about three hours with the monarch took place. “The visit of Chief Emami to Benin on Friday was at the instance of the Omo N’Oba, who is very disturbed by the happenings in the Warri Kingdom,” our source said. Although the details of the Wednesday’s meeting were not immediat...
‘Call Your Boys To Order’ – Oba Of Benin Tells Shaibu
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‘Call Your Boys To Order’ – Oba Of Benin Tells Shaibu

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, on Wednesday called on the Edo state deputy governor, Hon. Philip Shaibu to call his “boys (thugs)” to order, ahead of the September 19 Edo Governorship election. Igbere TV reports that the monarch spoke at a peace meeting between Governor Godwin Obaseki of the PDP and Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the APC at his palace in Benin City - where both candidates signed a peace pact. At the meeting, monitored by Igbere TV, the revered Oba who expressed concern over spate of violence in the state, issued a direct warning to Shaibu to rein in on his “boys” and halt further escalation. Igbere TV had reported how Oba Ewuare II summoned the two major candidates, Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu, alongside their running mates to express his concern on the incessant outbreak of vio...
Edo 2020: Emulate Jonathan, Oba Of Benin Charges Politicians
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Edo 2020: Emulate Jonathan, Oba Of Benin Charges Politicians

IT was a historic moment, on Thursday, as the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, met with political parties and leaders, where he sued for peace and urged them to emulate the action of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 when he lost to President Muhammadu Buhari. First to meet with the monarch were the two gladiators: Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, who Oba Ewuare II said they were heating up the polity. While noting that elections were not a do-or-die affair, he said the politicians must note that they have only Edo State to call their own and, thus, must do everything to protect it from disintegration. He said not only had the state been in the news for the wrong reasons, but the governorship election had...
Oba Of Benin Meets Ize-Iyamu & Obaseki; As They Sign Peace Pact (Photos)
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Oba Of Benin Meets Ize-Iyamu & Obaseki; As They Sign Peace Pact (Photos)

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, on Wednesday met with top candidates in the September 19, 2020 Edo Governorship election. Prominent in attendance were the incumbent Governor and PDP candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his APC counterpart, Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Also in attendance were their running mates - Philip Shaibu of the PDP and Gani Audu of the APC and former national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole. We reliably gathered from palace source that the meeting become necessary against the backdrop of rising violence in the build up to the election. Supporters of the two major political parties, the PDP and the APC have clashed during campaigns with each camp accusing the other of causing the trouble. Worried about the situation, the Oba of Benin called on all the Gove...
‘Godfatherism Must End’ — Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election
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‘Godfatherism Must End’ — Oba Of Benin Speaks On Edo Election

Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, oba Ewuare II, oba of Benin, says “godfatherism” and “consensus candidate” must be eradicated from the politics of Edo state. In a statement on Thursday, the oba said these two “political vices” are antithetical to the fundamental basis of democracy. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a governorship aspirant in Edo, is backed by Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC). TheCable reported how the coast is now clear for Ize-Iyamu after two aspirants dropped out of the race for the party’s ticket and endorsed him. The traditional ruler denied reports suggesting that his palace prevailed on some aspirants to step down “for a particular candidate in the upcoming primaries of a certain political party”. “The palace totall...
Davido Celebrates Oba Of Benin On His Birthday Who Shares Same Date With His Newborn Son
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Davido Celebrates Oba Of Benin On His Birthday Who Shares Same Date With His Newborn Son

Ewuare II (born October 20, 1953) was crowned the Oba of Benin on 20 October 2016. He is the 40th Oba, a title created for the Head of State (Emperor) of the Benin Empire at some time between 1180 and 1300. Proud father Davido, celebrates Ewuare II the crowned the Oba of Benin kingdom, sharing same birthday with his newborn son, Ifeanyi David Adeleke. Recall Davido was invited by the Oba to perform during his coronation as the 40th Oba of Benin Empire. The oba of Benin kingdom is the greatest king of all kings in the history of Nigeria. Davido quickly took to social media to celebrate the great king of Oba himself with caption; HBD MY OBA SAME DAY AS MY SON CHAIIII!!!!! JUJU!!!
‘I Leave Edo Assembly Crisis To Benin Ancestors’ – Oba Ewuare
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‘I Leave Edo Assembly Crisis To Benin Ancestors’ – Oba Ewuare

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has said he has left the crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly in the hands of God and the ancestors for resolution. The monarch stated this, yesterday, when the Senate ad hoc committee, investigating the assembly crisis, paid him a courtesy call in his palace. Oba Ewuare II said the palace had intervened in the crisis in its own way. “We live it in the hands of God and the ancestors for now. We pray God and our ancestors to help us,” he said. “We have intervened; the House of Representative was here last week and you are here now to help us resolve the issue. I pray that God and the ancestors should give you the wisdom to resolve the crisis and bring peace and unity,” he added. On his part, Governor Godwin Obaseki, while meeting with...
Chief Of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai Visits Oba Of Benin
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Chief Of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai Visits Oba Of Benin

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has paid courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II. He highly praised the Nigerian Army for protecting the nation’s democracy, said that the conduct of the army, in conjuction with other stakeholders, had contributed in sustaining Nigeria’s democratic process over the years. Check out the photos below.
Osinbajo To Commission Edo Fertiliser Plant Tuesday
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Osinbajo To Commission Edo Fertiliser Plant Tuesday

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will on Tuesday inaugurate the Edo State Fertiliser and Chemical Company Limited in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state. Osinbajo, who would be received by Governor Godwin Obaseki, is expected pay a courtesy visit to the Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, before proceeding to Auchi for the commissioning of the fertiliser plant, said to have a capacity of 55,000 metric tonnes. The state government explained that the plant was rehabilitated in collaboration with WACOT Limited as part of efforts to create an avenue for the youths to leverage on the expertise of major players in the agricultural sector. According to a statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Os...
Oba of Benin Advises Fayose To Eschew Conflict, Embrace Peace
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Oba of Benin Advises Fayose To Eschew Conflict, Embrace Peace

Oba Ewuare II of Benin Kingdom in Edo has advised Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti to eschew conflict and embrace peace in the interest of his state and Nigeria. Oba Ewuare II gave the advice while receiving Fayose in his palace on Thursday in Benin. He said that no meaningful development could take place in an environment of rancour. The oba said that all hands should be on deck to ensure that the current economic situation in the country was addressed and everybody eschewed violence. While assuring Fayose of his support, the monarch said that he would soon embark on a nationwide post-coronation tour to strengthen relationships and ensure peace among the various ethnics and different cultural groups. Earlier, Fayose, told Oba Ewuare II that he was at the palace to pay homage an...
Grazing Bill: Sambisa Forest Big Enough For Ranching – NBA Tells Edo Assembly
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Grazing Bill: Sambisa Forest Big Enough For Ranching – NBA Tells Edo Assembly

The Nigerian Bar‎ Association has called for the prohibition of open cattle grazing across the 18 local government areas of Edo State. It also described the issue of ranching as a sensitive matter that could worsen the challenges posed by herdsmen in the state, even as it suggested that the Sambisa forest in the northern part of the country was big enough to accommodate herdsmen and their cattle. The Benin branch Chairman, Mr. ‎Ede Asenoguan, disclosed this during a two-day public hearing organised by the Edo State House of Assembly on the proposal to establish a grazing law. The proposal titled, “A Bill for a Law to Establish the Edo State control of Nomadic Cattle Rearing and Grazing Law and for Other Purposes Connected Therewith 2016,” has already scaled through its second read...
Oba Of Benin Gets 117-Year-Old Tortoises As Gifts
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Oba Of Benin Gets 117-Year-Old Tortoises As Gifts

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, on Saturday received as gifts two tortoises said to be 117 years old. The Oba received the tortoises when he visited traditional rulers in the Edo North senatorial district. He was received at the palace of the Otaru of Auchi, His Royal Highness, Aliyu Momoh, Ikelebe III, in the Etsako West Local Government Area of the state. During the visit, Oba Ewuare II called on traditional rulers in Edo State to promote measures aimed at conserving the environment and encouraging forest regeneration. He urged the traditional rulers in the area to support his initiative on youth empowerment and job creation. He stressed the need to key into the agricultural policies of the state government, by making land available to investors and enc...
Igbinedion Gifts Tiger To Oba Of Benin, Ewuare & It Roars At People
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Igbinedion Gifts Tiger To Oba Of Benin, Ewuare & It Roars At People

WATCH How Tiger Given to Oba of Benin as a gift By Esama Of Benin, Igbinedion Roaring at People Yesterday, i shared the pictures of a lion given to Oba of Benin as a gift By Esama Of Benin, Igbinedion . Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin, on Friday presented a seven-month old Lion to Oba Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin. Chief Igbinedion said he came to present the tiger as a mark of respect to the monarch in the palace. Oba Ewuare N’ogidigan received the gift from the Esama. The Oba’s palace was agog as many persons, including chiefs, thronged the venue to catch a glimpse of the Lion.    
Oba Of Benin Suspends Chief Priest
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Oba Of Benin Suspends Chief Priest

The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, has suspended the Isiekhure, a top palace Chief for negligence of duties and usurping the powers of the traditional stool. The Benin Traditional Council while addressing journalists on Tuesday at the Oba’s palace, explained that the duties of Isiekhure originally belonged to Ihama who travelled alongside Prince Oranmiyan from Ife to Benin City in the middle of about the twelfth century AD. Chief Sam Igbe, the Iyase of Benin who spoke on behalf of other top palace chiefs said that the suspension became irresistible as the Isiekhure had ignored the Burial ceremony of Oba Erediauwa and the Coronation of His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II by refusing to perform his traditional duties according to custom. He added that Isiekhure desecra...

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