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CULTURE

Meet the Ancient Benin King, Who Abolished the Killing of the Kings Mother In 1500s

In ancient Benin (precisely around 1500s), after the passing of the fifteen Oba namely, Oba Ozolua, who died to join his ancestors as a deity, Prince Esigie was ruling Benin City while his brother Arhuaran was controlling Udo in the northwest of Benin City.

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Meet the Ancient Benin King, Who Abolished the Killing of the Kings Mother In 1500s

ENTERTAINMENT

6 Things To Know about Arya Starr; The MAVIN Record New Artiste

Arya Starr is a promising artiste who came to the limelight after the release of her single “Away”. The energy in her vocal can't go unnoticed as she sings sweet melodies to the ears of her fans. Despite her quick rise to fame, there are still some information about this young singer some don't know about.

  1 year ago ago
6 Things To Know about Arya Starr; The MAVIN Record New Artiste

SPORTS

5 Nigerian Politicians That Have Football Stadiums Named After Them (Photos)

1. Aper Aku Aper Aku was a Nigerian politician who served as the governor of Benue State from 1979 to 1983 during the military administration. He had a multi-use stadium named after him. He stadium is located in Makurdi, Benue State. The stadium is currently used for most football matches and is the home stadium of the Lobi Stars.

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5 Nigerian Politicians That Have Football Stadiums Named After Them (Photos)

POLITICS

Top Nigerian Governors we have in 2021

1. Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa was born on the 8th Of July, 1959 at Owa-Alero in the present Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State. He had his early education at the Iroro primary school, Owa-Alero and later attended the famous Edo College, Benin City between 1970 and 1976.

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Top Nigerian Governors we have in 2021

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Port-Harcourt And The Eastern Regional Economy.

The Port-Harcourt city is the capital and largest city of Rivers State, Nigeria. It is also the fifth largest city in Nigeria after Lagos, Kano, Ibadan and Benin City. The city lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta. The City was founded by Lord Fredrick Lugard in 1912, when he was the Governor General of both the Northern and Southern Protectorates of Nigeria.

  11 months ago ago
Port-Harcourt And The Eastern Regional Economy.

CULTURE

A Story Of How The Great Benin Wall Was Destroyed To Ground Level After The British Conquest

Benin kingdom is still arguably the oldest surviving kingdom and monarchy in the world. The monarchy which was established between 1100 AD and 1300 AD started from the Royal Majesty, Oba Omonoyan, followed by Oba Eweka I of the dynasty before the great Benin Empire. The Benin Empire till date is one of the oldest and most developed State in West Africa and before the onslaught of the turmoil of our Colonial Masters, Benin City was one of the medieval cities in the world.

  1 year ago ago
A Story Of How The Great Benin Wall Was Destroyed To Ground Level After The British Conquest

SOCIETY

Flashback: The Rise And Fall Of Anini (The Law)

Anini will forever be remembered in the history of crime in Nigeria. He was the notorious armed robber leader who terrorised Benin City and old Bendel State in the 80s. His full name is Lawrence Nomanyagbon Anini popularly known as The law or Ovbigbo, born in a village close to Benin City known as Edo State today.

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Flashback: The Rise And Fall Of Anini (The Law)

RELIGION

3 Lessons Christians Should Learn From The Life Of Late Apostle S.E. Ogbonmwan

Image credit: Youtube In the late 1990s to early 2000s, there was a certain man in Benin City, known for his soul-lifting songs, his name was Apostle (Dr.) Samuel Enoragbon Ogbonmwan. The humble beginning of this great man, the travails that characterized his early years, and his divine rise to greatness contain great lessons every Christian should learn today.

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3 Lessons Christians Should Learn From The Life Of Late Apostle S.E. Ogbonmwan

RELIGION

"Not all Prayers are answered" - Apostle Johnson Suleman

Apostle Johnson Suleman is the founder and General overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Inc. Apostle Johnson Suleman said "not all prayers are answered" in one of his Ministers conference held at Benin City. Henceforth, he said "there are times you pray to God and He'll say no".

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POLITICS

Mary Iyasere, special adviser to Delta State Governor, is dead

The Special Adviser on Entrepreneurship Development to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Mary Iyasere is dead. She died on Thursday, September 23,2021, in Benin City, the Edo State capital, after an illness. Olisa Ifeajika, the spokesperson of Governor Okowa, conveyed the condolence of the Governor to the family of the 68-year-old Iyasere, who, until her death, was a lawyer and an entrepreneur.

  1 year ago ago
Mary Iyasere, special adviser to Delta State Governor, is dead

SOCIETY

Today's Headlines: No plan to bring back SARS- police; Why we're bringing ShopRite to Edo - Obaseki.

The Nigerian police force has said it has no plan to reintroduce the disbanded Special Anti- Robbery Squad ( SARS ). The statement comes amidst rumours and speculations, particularly on social media, that the police had reintroduced the defunct squad. The dissolution of SARS came after thousands of Nigerians, particularly young people, took to the streets to protest harassment and intimidation by the defunct unit.

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Today's Headlines: No plan to bring back SARS- police; Why we're bringing ShopRite to Edo - Obaseki.

POLITICS

Governor Godwin Obaseki speaks on his Worries when he Leaves Office,

For Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo, continuity of his legacies in governance is one of the greatest challenges he will face at the expiration of his administration. Governor Obaseki expressed this fear on Sunday, September 12, during the thanksgiving service for the 87th birthday celebration of Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, held at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church, Benin City, PM.

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Governor Godwin Obaseki speaks on his Worries when he Leaves Office,

ENTERTAINMENT

Check Out The Educational Profiles of Lawyers That Were Housemates In The BBN Reality TV Show

So far, four lawyers have become housemates in the Big Brother Naija reality show. One of them is a man while the other three are women. This article seeks to profile these four lawyers that have found their way into showbiz. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu was the first lawyer to ever partake in the Big Brother Naija (BBN) show.

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Check Out The Educational Profiles of Lawyers That Were Housemates In The BBN Reality TV Show

SOCIETY

Fatal Accident Has Claimed 9 Lives on Sapele Road, Edo State

Residents of Sokponba Road, Benin City, Edo State capital, have witnessed a tragedy, as an early morning motor accident claimed the lives of not fewer than nine persons, on Tuesday, 21st September, 2021. The horrifying incident took place, along the ever-busy Sapele Road, by Ogbelaka Junction, around 7.30 am, when most residents were rushing to work, offices and their business places.

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Fatal Accident Has Claimed 9 Lives on Sapele Road, Edo State

EDUCATION

Gridlock as Uniben students protest against hike in tuition

The University of Benin, Benin City of Edo state is currently under lock down as students took to the highway to protest against outrageous increment in the school fee payable by the students of the institution. The protest which started on Tuesday 14th September and has so far continued today came as a result of alleged increment of #20,000 on the school fee.

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Gridlock as Uniben students protest against hike in tuition

SOCIETY

Trigger-Happy Cop Arrested Over Death Of Bus Passenger In Edo

Image Credit: Google. The Police Command in Edo State has disclosed the arrest of one of its officers over the death of a bus passenger. This was contained in a statement issued by the Command's Public Relations Officer, Kotongs Bello in Benin City, the Edo State Capital, on Saturday.

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Trigger-Happy Cop Arrested Over Death Of Bus Passenger In Edo

CULTURE

FG Sets July 2022 For The Return Of Benin Artifacts In Germany's Custody

The Federal Government of Nigeria has reached an agreement with Germany for the return of hundreds of artefacts carted away during the colonial period. During the colonial period, thousands of Benin artefacts (metal plaques and sculptures) were taken from the palace of the ancient Benin Kingdom and the valuables later landed in museums across the United States and some European countries.

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FG Sets July 2022 For The Return Of Benin Artifacts In Germany's Custody

SOCIETY

EFCC Nabs Money Throwing Yahoo Boys In Benin City

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have arrested suspected Internet fraudsters popularly known as Yahoo Boys raining money in late August, 2021 in front of Kada Cinema in Benin City, Edo State. The suspects, who were captured in a viral video standing on top of their cars and throwing Naira notes into the air, were arrested by the Operatives of the Benin Zonal Command of EFCC during a similar mission at the same venue.

  1 year ago ago
EFCC Nabs Money Throwing Yahoo Boys In Benin City

SOCIETY

Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested In Benin

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission Benin Zonal Command has arrested scores of suspected internet fraudsters otherwise known as "Yahoo boys" in Benin City, the capital of Edo State. Currently, the suspects are being detained as further investigations have been launched to ensure that all forms of internet-related crimes are brought to book in Benin.

  1 year ago ago
Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested In Benin

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Edo, BoI launch N2bn fund for MSME development

The Edo State Government and the Bank of Industry have unveiled a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise development fund worth N2bn to support entrepreneurs in the state. The fund was launched during a citizens’ engagement session organised by the Edo State Skills Development Agency, held at the Government House, in Benin City, according to a statement by the state government.

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Edo, BoI launch N2bn fund for MSME development