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Omo N’oba N’edo Ewuare II, the Oba of Benin and Chairman Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers, over the weekend paid a royal visit to his Niger State counterpart, the Etsu Nupe and chairman Niger State Council of Traditional rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar in the ancient city of Bida, Niger State.
The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, will pay a historic visit to the Obong of Calabar, Natural Ruler and Treaty King, His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
The Benin Traditional Council has warned individuals and group of persons in the state against use of the name of the Benin Monarch, Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, without consultation and clearance from the palace.
Ewuare, who is the chairman of the council, said the call for prayers became necessary in view of the current political crisis in the state, a situation, which he stressed had “become a serious concern to everyone.”
Fearing being struck dead by the dreaded Ayelala juju deity, looters of goods at the burnt Ekiosa market in Benin City are said to be returning the stolen wares to the market.
Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has advised politicians to improve on the nation’s democratic process and political structure to align with African cultural values that engender unity and peaceful coexistence among the people.
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President, has said that the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) will further unify the country irrespective of its cultural diversity.Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President has said that the National Festival for Arts and Culture (NAFEST) will further unify the country irrespective of its cultural diversity.
The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, yesterday, told the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee members assigned to investigate the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly that he has tried to wade into the crisis but it keeps escalating.
His Royal Majesty, the Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has extolled the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Segun Runsewe.
The traditional rulers observed that the current wave of crime in the state, especially kidnapping and armed robbery across the three senatorial zones, was alarming.
The Irish Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Sean Hoy, on Wednesday in Benin-City, said the only way to end human trafficking and irregular migration in the country was for its government to create jobs for its teeming youths.
The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has urged world leaders to strengthen existing laws and policies against all forms of slavery, to uphold the dignity of the human being.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons has appealed to the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, to prevail on Juju priests in the kingdom to stop administrating oaths on victims of human trafficking.
The Oba of Benin, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, has appealed to the South African Government to take measures to end hostility toward Nigerians in that country.
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