BENIN CITY—Residents of Benin Kingdom, Edo State Capital, were weekend stunned to see traditional priests and priestesses of different deities, native doctors, Ewuaise palace society and different ancient traditional worshippers including Olokun and Ovia priestesses in their regalia parading some major streets.Read More
He is fondly called the “Oracle of Benin Kingdom” due to many of his predictions that have come to pass both in Edo State and the nation as a whole. The Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri, is the second in command in the hierarchy of chiefs in the palace of the Oba of Benin. In this interview, the Esogban, who also is one of the nationalists that fought for the nation’s independence as a journalists and politician, gives an insight into what Nigerians should expect from the new Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare 11.Read More
According to Benin tradition, the Oba never dies, he only joins his ancestors or he transits.
Nobody announces his burial because he did not die in the first instance. What is announced after an interlude is coronation, which usually lasts 3-4 months.Read More
Benin Kingdom has been bubbling with traditional activities in the past four months and a major significant one was the visit of the Edaiken N’Uselu, Crown Prince Ehenede Erediauwa, last Thursday, to the governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, at Government House, Benin-City. That was his first appearance in Benin-City since he moved to his new aboard in Uselu following the ongoing traditional rites in Benin-City.Read More