Arts & Lifestyle

Why Edo Govt Reject Approving New Oba of Benin


The Edo State government has withdrawn a letter earlier issued approving the appointment of His Royal Highness Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the Oba of Benin with effect from April 29, 2016. In a retraction signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Julius Ihonvbere, dated May 25, 2016, the government stated: “In deference to the revered …

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How Nigerians Can Build Nigeria Of Their Dreams- Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu


The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu on Wednesdsy 27 April, 2016, launched his book titled, “Who Will Love My Country: Ideas For Building The Nigeria Of Our Dream”. In delivering his speech, President Mohammadu Bihari who was represented by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said, in writing the book, the author struck the right notes …

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In this special report,, brings to you the personality profiles of the country’s two youngest monarchs. One of them makes history as the youngest to be crowned monarch in the world. HRM BENJAMIN IKENCHUKU The world’s monarchical history was rewritten in 1979 when the Crown Prince of Agbor Kingdom, Benjamin Ikenchuku Kaeagborekuzi the First ( Keagborekuzi 1) was crowned …

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Nigerian Bakers Potraying Their Country’s Rich Culture Through Cakes

palmwine cake

Generally cakes are made from different combinations of, namely, refined flour, shortening, sweetening, eggs, milk, leavening agent, and flavoring. As a matter of fact, there are thousands recipes for cake baking. Cake baking is said to have begun after the discovery of flour by the world’s most primitive peoples. Ancient Egypt was actually the first to showcase true skill in …

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Benin City (Nigeria), The Mighty Medieval Capital Now Lost Without Trace

Benin City

With its mathematical layout and earthworks longer than the Great Wall of China, Benin City was one of the best planned cities in the world when London was a place of ‘thievery and murder’. So why is nothing left? Ancient Benin city was described as ‘wealthy and industrious, well-governed and richly decorated’. This is the story of a lost medieval …

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The Sword Of The Ovonranwen

Oba Ovoramwen, Edo Kingdom of Benin

OKWUNODU OGBECHIE   It is now precisely four weeks since I went to the Musee du Quai Branly to see the exhibition of royal art from the Edo Kingdom of Benin. I needed that much time to wind down from the complex emotions that resulted from my visit. My people, the Ezechime Clan of mid-Western Nigeria, claim origin from Benin …

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