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ENTERTAINMENT

The moment Oba of Benin surprises guests with his dancing skills in a special occasion

The Oba of Benin is the traditional ruler and the custodian of the culture of the Edo people and all Edo people and head of the historic Eweka dynasty of the Benin kingdom the descendants of Oranmiyan. The ancient Benin homeland has been and continues to be mostly populated by the Edo also the capital city. Photo of Oba of Benin However, the incumbent Oba of Benin, 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)

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The moment Oba of Benin surprises guests with his dancing skills in a special occasion

CULTURE

The Benin Empire Was One Of The Most Beautiful Cities In The World, Before It Was Destroyed In 1897

The Benin Empire was one of the oldest and most highly developed states in West Africa. It thrived until the British destroyed it, during the "Punitive Expedition" of 1897, burning the city to the ground and looting its treasures. The Benin Empire was a pre-colonial empire located in what is now South-South Nigeria.

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The Benin Empire Was One Of The Most Beautiful Cities In The World, Before It Was Destroyed In 1897

SPORTS

The Igbo Man Who Reigned Over Benin Kingdom For 15 Years, Check Out Who He Was (1898 - 1914)

Photo credit Wikipedia: Photo of Chief Agho Ogbede Obaseki, ruler of Benin 1898 - 1914.

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The Igbo Man Who Reigned Over Benin Kingdom For 15 Years, Check Out Who He Was (1898 - 1914)

TRAVEL

4 Beautiful Cities In Edo State You Can Visit For Vacation Or Tourism (Photos)

Below are four beautiful cities in Edo State one can visit for vacation or tourism purposes. 1.Benin City.Benin City is the capital of Edo State, southern Nigeria.In central Kings Square, the Benin City National Museum traces the history of the Benin Empire and has displays of terracotta sculpture.

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4 Beautiful Cities In Edo State You Can Visit For Vacation Or Tourism (Photos)

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.

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

ARTS-DESIGN

Remembering Ologbosere - The Great Son Of Benin Empire That Fought Against The Invasion Of Benin.

* Exactly 123yrs yesterday (30 june 1897) Ologbosere of Benin Empire resisted and kill some British citizens who came to plunder the rich cultural heritage of Benin kingdom when they didn't obtain the permission of the OBA. * He was the head of Benin kingdom warrior and also the son in-law of the then OBA of Benin. * He stayed on till 1899 trying to protect against the inversion although the British claimed it was an expedition/diplomatic mission. * The British later conquered the Benin with force and with some

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Remembering Ologbosere - The Great Son Of Benin Empire  That Fought Against The Invasion Of Benin.

POLITICS

How An Oba Of Benin Stayed 6 Months In The Forest To Escape Death By Hanging And Died In Exile.

If you are always curious about history, then you must have heard of the Obas of Benin Kingdom and the high levels of power and authority they wielded in the past. But ever so often in human history, our definition of greatness seems to change with time, experience and exposure. One such situation where that is really evident is in Nigeria post-colonial era. Our perception of men who we see as great and mighty before the British man arrived has changed quite a lot. One man who was a victim of such change is

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How An Oba Of Benin Stayed 6 Months In The Forest To Escape Death By Hanging And Died In Exile.

TRAVEL

OPINION: See The Top 5 Oldest Cities And Tribes In Nigeria

See The Top 5 Oldest Cities And Tribes In Nigeria Have you ever wondered which city in Nigeria was the oldest, and in which part of the country its located. Well today am going to share with you the history of Nigeria. The history of Nigeria can be traced to settlers trading across the middle East and Africa as early as 1100 BC. Numerous ancient African civilizations settled in the region that is known today as Nigeria, such as the village of Nri, the Benin Empire, and the Oyo village. Islam reached Nigeria

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OPINION: See The Top 5 Oldest Cities And Tribes In Nigeria

CULTURE

The great Arhuanran of Udo is still alive (THE DUKE OF UDO)

I believed that it was destining that made prince Osawe(Oba Esigie) to succeed his father (Oba Ozolua) because their father love prince Idubor (Arhuanran the duke of Udo) to be the king of the great Benin Empire.

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The great Arhuanran of Udo is still alive (THE DUKE OF UDO)

CULTURE

How The Benin Bronze Went From West Africa to Different Parts of Europe

The Benin Bronzes is the name given to a group of artifacts produced by the Benin Empire, which occupied the area which is today Nigeria.The Benin Bronzes consist of several thousand commemorative plaques and sculptures that are made of brass of variable composition (despite being called ‘bronzes’).

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How The Benin Bronze Went From West Africa to Different Parts of Europe

CULTURE

See 3 Of The Bravest Women That Played A Vital Role In The History Of The Benin Empire.

Here below are some of the bravest women in the history of the Benin Empire.They are known as the Heroines of Benin Empire.Queen Idia Queen IDIA was born within the fifteenth Century in Uzeghudu (now Edo State) and was married to Oba Ozolua.

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See 3 Of The Bravest Women That Played A Vital Role In The History Of The Benin Empire.

TRAVEL

You Would love this! Do you know Edo is Among the oldest places in the world.

The African continent is of no doubt the home of ancient and complex societies which have for long been into existence. The greatest empire of all time is undoubtedly, the ancient Egypt, yet it certainly isn't the only ancient empire from the African Continent. It's unfortunate that Nigeria isn't among the list of Ancient countries because of it creation in the year 1914. But, they are lots of powerful nations under Nigeria that have for long been existing. talking of such is the great Edo Benin Empire, history

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You Would love this! Do you know Edo is Among the oldest places in the world.

BUSINESS

Understanding The Structure Of Colonial Nigeria: The Religion and Economic Power Play

A fully developed composition of colonial administration did not take a full character in what would become ‘Nigeria’ until after the 1851 Bombardment of Lagos. The principal basis for the Bombardment was to end the slave trade, even though the abolishment had taken place in 1807, and British Naval blockages had taken a position on the Atlantic ocean to further stop and arrest slave ships bobbing in and out of West Africa Region. Notorious slave ports like Lagos and Sierra Leone had been on high alert. Even

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Understanding The Structure Of Colonial Nigeria: The Religion and Economic Power Play

POLITICS

History of Federal Republic of Nigeria

On 1 October 1954, the colony became the autonomous Federation of Nigeria. By the middle of the 20th century. The great wave for independence was sweeping across Africa. On 27 October 1958 Britain agreed that Nigeria would become an independent state on 1 October 1960. Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a diverse West African country. Nicknamed the "Giant of Africa," Nigeria is home to hundreds of different ethnicities, languages and butterfly species. The former name for Nigeria was

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History of Federal Republic of Nigeria

SPORTS

6 Facts About West Africa You Probably Do Not Know

From the old Nok human progress and the Benin Empire to socially different gatherings, here are some stunning realities to think about these gatherings of nations.  West Africa is a concealed jewel the world should zero in on.  From the antiquated Nok progress and the Benin Empire to socially assorted gatherings, here are some stunning realities to think about these gatherings of nations.  1. The Kingdom of Ghana/Ghanata/Wagadugu: it was one of the most impressive African realms for a great many years. 

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6 Facts About West Africa You Probably Do Not Know

TRAVEL

Nigeria : A Travel Back To 1960(Photos)

Before the existence of the British created Nigeria, there were ancient kingdoms (or Empires) such as Benin Empire, Nri Kingdom, Kanem-Bornu Empire, Oyo Empire, Hausa Kingdom, etc. Some of the notable geographical features in Nigeria are Ubudu Plateau, Mambilla Plateau, Jos Plateau, Adamawa Highland, River Niger, River Benue, etc. Nigeria was formed as a result of the marriage of two protectorate- south and north in the 1914 by a British colonial soldier, Lord Lugard. The name "Nigeria" was coiled from two words-

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Nigeria : A Travel Back To 1960(Photos)

TRAVEL

Africa Marvel: See The Structure In Nigeria That Was Considered One Of The Wonders Of The World

The Benin Empire was one of the oldest and most highly developed states in west Africa, dating back to the 11th century. The walls of Benin City and its surrounding kingdom were a man-made marvel described as “the world’s largest earthworks prior to the mechanical era”. The Walls of Benin, one of Africa’s ancient architectural marvels, were destroyed by the British in 1897 during what has become known as the Punitive Expedition. This shocking act destroyed more than a thousand years of Benin history

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Africa Marvel: See The Structure In Nigeria That Was Considered One Of The Wonders Of The World

POLITICS

Brief History of Nigeria

The history of Nigeria can be traced to settlers trading across the middle East and Africa as early as 1100 BC. Numerous ancient African civilizations settled in the region that is known today as Nigeria, such as the Kingdom of Nri, the Benin Empire, and the Oyo Empire. Islam reached Nigeria through the Borno Empire between (1068 AD) and Hausa States around (1385 AD) during the 11th century,while Christianity came to Nigeria in the 15th century through Augustinian and Capuchin monks from Portugal.

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Brief History of Nigeria

TRAVEL

Notable events in the History of Lagos children need to know

Lagos is the largest Megacity in the continent of Africa in terms of population. It is regarded as the former capital of Nigeria, making the 4th largest economy in Africa.  Lagos is made up of collection of Islands surrounded by creeks that fringe the mouth of Lagos lagoon on the southwest. It is bounded on the West by Republic of Benin to the north and east by Ogun state with the Atlantic Ocean providing a coastline at the South. 1. Origin of it Name  Lagos in translation means "lakes" in the Portuguese

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Notable events in the History of Lagos children need to know

JUSTICE

Photos: Protesting women block roads in Uromi, Edo State, say Fulani Must Go

Uromi, meaning "they jumped or fled away" uromi is a city located in north-eastern Esan, a sub-ethnic group of the Binis in Edo state, Nigeria. At various points in Uromi's history, the city and people have been an important part of the Benin Empire. The Uromi kingdom is a monarchical territory headed by a king (Onojie) who handles the leadership of the kingdom. The leadership in the Uromi kingdom is a hereditary monarchy system. The king is the monarch who rules with the body of chiefs who assist the king in

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Photos: Protesting women block roads in Uromi, Edo State, say Fulani Must Go