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Comment by Otedo News Update on December 26, 2018 at 3:18pm

“The Meaning of IGUE Festival and EWERE LEAVES: A photo of CHIEF IHAMA of Ihogbe bringing EWERE LEAVES to the Oba, Oba’s Palace, Benin City, Nigeria. December 1981.The Ewere Festival occurs at the end of December, when the entire population takes part to bring in the New Year with joyful anticipation. Among the Edo, the roots, bark, sap, or leaves of many plants are used medicinally, spiritually, and symbolically. According to legend, the Ewere tree once saved the life of Oba Ewuare, who hid among its broad, large leaves from his enemies. Ewuare decreed that these leaves of good fortune,” ebe ewere, (EWERE LEAVES) would be honored forever in his kingdom. At the Oba’s palace, Ewere leaves are brought by specific delegations of chiefs. They are presented to the Oba by Ihama of Ihogbe and by Esekhurhe, both of whom are descended from the Oba’s royal ancestors at the beginning of the present dynasty.” - Uyi Obaseki

Comment by Otedo News Update on November 26, 2018 at 7:40pm

"A mystical priestess was interviewed in her village Akan in Baoule country (Ivory Coast) and asked" How could God let such horrors occur? "(The destruction of Africa and its people by the Arabs and the whites)
This priestess gave an answer as profound as insightful ..
She said, "I think God has been deeply saddened by all this, at least as much as we have, but for centuries we have been telling God to come out of our lives. Because, by practicing the religion of the Arabs and the whites, we fortify the egregore of their Ancestors and at the same time we weaken the egregore of the Black People and our ancestors.
How can we expect our Ancestors to give us their blessing and protection if we insist on praying to the White or Caucasian and Arab Ancestors? "
Regarding recurrent events, (African invasions, genocides, Arab-Islamic slave trade, European slave trade, colonization, wars of Islamization and Christianization, destruction of spirituality, culture, science, traditions and African technologies, looting of Africa, Falsification and Appropriation of the Prestigious History of Africans, Human Guinea Pigs, Organ Trafficking, Rape, etc ...)
Those who practice the Muslim or Christian religion have said that we should no longer practice our Spirituality, Traditions and Cultures in the name of negrophobic prophets.
Because according to these same Africans, to practice our Spirituality, our Traditions and Cultures, belong to witchcraft, Satanism ... according to them it is diabolical and demonic.
These Africans decree that an Arab or white expert should know what he is talking about on our behalf no matter what he tells us and we must say YES.
Now we wonder why our children do not have conscience, why they do not differentiate between right and wrong, why they can without emotion kill, have sexual practices, deviant unnatural, consume alcohol, Drugs and even use their parents for money rituals.
Probably by deep reflection, we will come to the conclusion that this has to do with the principle of "harvest what we sowed"!
It's funny how simple it is for us Africans to reject our ancestors and then ask why we are vulnerable, why we have become the laughingstock of other peoples, why all the other people make us what they are want, Our continent, this Paradise that God has bequeathed to us has become a hell, so much so that we believe everything that the media and their "specialists" tells us that we are.
Comment by Otedo News Update on January 15, 2018 at 1:09pm

On 6 August 1861, the Bight of Biafra and the neighboring Bight of Benin protectorate (under its own British consuls) became a united British protectorate Bights of Biafra and Benin, again under British consuls:
1861 - December 1864 Richard Francis Bur
December 1864 - 1873 Charles Livingstone
1873 - 1878 George Hartley
1878 - 13 September 1879 David Hopkins
13 September 1879 - 5 June 1885 Edward Hyde Hewett.

From 16 July 1884 this merged into the British protectorate over Brass, Bonny, Opobo, Aboh and Old Calabar (excluding Lagos Colony), which was confirmed on 5 June 1885, and named Oil Rivers Protectorate, where in August 1891 effective consular administration was established, headed by a consul general (5 June 1885 the aforementoned former consul Edward Hyde Hewett became the first). This area would in different steps merge further via the 12 May 1893 Niger Coast Protectorate, 1 January 1900 renamed Southern Nigeria Protectorate (into which on 16 February 1906 Lagos was incorporated), on 28 February 1906 made into the Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria, since 1 January 1914 part of Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria.

Comment by Otedo News Update on January 10, 2018 at 5:27pm

Samuel Igbinosa Nomamiukor lol @ ke Chibike if benin was into subduing others or annexing other tribes then we would have enforced benin language on conquered territories during the time of the benin empire like oyo empire did by enforcing yoruba but benin did not and so your assetion is false. Benins have always been liberalist and never forced thier identity on others. Iam very much aware of ekpeye history and ekpeye is related to akwacross through ikpachors the early settlers that akalaka and his party from benin came to meet and the ikpachors are of cross riverine origin and then ekpeyes are also related to benin through akalaka and like i said earlier akalaka means glass in benin as ken oba chidebelu who is from Anam in anambra also comfirmed that akalaka means glass in his anam dialect and destiney in general igbo, and i have also giving you the history of that name Ake your surname as he was a renouned Achar in benins history and igbos could not even give the history of ake in igbo land. And you claim ake followed akalaka, anyway lets get one thing straight benins are not claiming anyone and will never claim anyone, infact iam tired of some people that are unstable like the water, today they claim benin origin inorder to avoide been annexed by the igbos and end up making igbos to be insulting benins and tommorrow thesame people would turn around to insult that same benin, you see why i have stopped commenting on this issue because no one can use my head, but the undeniable fact is that ekpeye are related to akwa cross people through ikpachors the earliest settlers centuries before the coming of Akalaka and his wife iyavaeme and his party from benin and ekpeyes are also related to benin through akalaka and his aunthorage from benin, and if linguistic test is some peoples basis then explain how the hausa people that came to the north few centuries ago has strongly influence other tribes in the north both culturally and lingustically and thats where linguistic test fails, i rest my case.

Comment by Otedo News Update on January 4, 2018 at 1:06pm

Now coming to igala, the benin dynasty of igala lasted till 1650 and then commenced the jukun dynasty of igala by queen ebulejonu of jukun, the 1515-1516 igala benin war was fought between oba esigie and his younger brother Aji attah of idah the reigning attah of igala a historical event which Amway Talbot aptly wrote about between the benin igala war, a war that was fought between oba esigie of benin and his younger brother Aji attah of idah the attah of igala and Talbot noted that esigie defeated his younger brother Aji attah. This war forced most igalas to migrate to the east of the niger and so iam suprise that pectorial pearl is still with the attah igala till date because there was once a benin dynasty of attahship in igala that lasted till 1650 and then commenced the jukun dynasty of igala that began with queen ebulejonu of jukun.

Comment by Otedo News Update on January 4, 2018 at 1:03pm

Damn ngogo tuwo you are bloody liar because amapetu of mahin and olugbo of ugbo are both ancient yoruba kingdoms, and so laugh wan tear my pant. Ugbo people were the inhabitants of ile ife before oduduwa came and so ugbo people came from ile ife and ugbo people are ilajes and mahins on the other hand came from ugbo people, a group banished by olugbo of ugbo and the 9th amapetu of mahin during the benin-mahin war was jagbemi that fought against oba orhogbu 1550-1578 whom orhogbua defeated and forced jagbemi momentrarily out of the capital at ode mahin to the kingdom north western town of igboejurin. On the benin mahin war read lagos before 1603 by Andreas Joshua Ulsheimer and also on the yoruba tribal identity of mahin and ugbo people read the history of yoruba by samuel johnson. Kunle Lawal (2002) observed that the ancestors of early benin and mahin are to be found in the akarigbere class of chiefs and some in abagbon (odogunor war chief) Class in lagos. Now coming to the pectoral ornament face 15th-16th century Nigeria, Edo peoples court of benin. Brass iron, H 7 1/2in (18.93cm) Crass brass mask such as this one were owned by title holder of benin kingdom representing the face of the oba himself, these mask where worn suspended from the neck to indicate the rank and demonstrate loyalty to the king. As benin expanded its political influence and military control, over many neighbours, those foreign rulers who where absorbed into its political system also recieved these masks created at the court by the royal brass casters such work where distributed by the oba to newly incorporated chiefs. This work is either believed to have belonged to either amapetu of mahin or olugbo two yoruba rulers approximately eighty miles to the west of benin city. Source: Pectorial ornament face(Nigeria:Edo peoples, 1991. 17.50) Heilbrum Timeline Of Art History/metropolitan museum art

Comment by Otedo News Update on December 28, 2017 at 9:56pm

Ewaen Edoghimioya Imperial-Majesty Rich-Arisco Osemwengie JP Boy Arisco, make you go find work to dey do. We know that since PDP lost the election you have been jobless. Why dont you join APC so they can find something for you to be doing instead of trying to use lies to bluff your way into receiving government salary from local governments. For your information, your imaginary Utantan Kingdom did not go beyond the Ogiamien quarters of Ogboka and so dont expect anything from the local govts. Stop wasting the little that you have and what Tony Bestman send from the US on all these propaganda that will take you nowhere. Your propagandists like Waheye are just chopping your money.

Comment by Otedo News Update on December 28, 2017 at 12:07am

Kennedy Bestman Ijesurobo

Such a shame that some Edos have now joined their enemies to distort their own history embedded in plaques because they want to be relevant. We know the snakes behind these falsification of Edo history.
Evian according to history was a community leader who wanted to usurp the throne of Ogiso after the death of Owodo whose only son Ekaladerhan was in exile because he was meant to be sacrificed to the Gods. Evian was never from Ogisos lineage which prompted Benin chiefs to go on search for Ekaladerhan who became Ododuwa at Uhe (Ife). If you claimed Oramiyan came with troops to displace Evian who later took up the title of Ogiamien which is different from Ogiso title you claimed he used to bear, then Evian whom history claimed defeated Osogan the killer monster couldn't defeat Oranmiyan, then I'll say he doesn't deserve to be a King. How can someone come from far Ife to displace you that killed a monster from your throne in Utantan and you changed your title from Ogiso to Ogiamien? You can fool your minions with your half truths and not Edos as most of us were told stories by our great grandma/dad who didn't read it from distorted books but passed orally.
The only way Ogiamien title was possible was because Evian was against the return of Ekaladerhan or his son Oranmiyan and his protest was 'Ogie ere amien' which earn him the nick name that later became a title Ogiamien, he was never from Ogiso royal bloodline if not he wouldn't have been defeated so easily as Benins would have stood firm by him and there wouldn't have been a reason to go to Uhe (Ife) to ask Ododuwa to come back to Benin.
Ogiamien didn't put Benin on world map but Oba did, Ogiamien didn't make Benin great but Oba did, Ogiamien didn't make Benin an empire but Oba did. If I may ask where is Ogiamien Osarobo? How can a supposed imperial king be missing? You guys should stop bringing shame to Benins as past Obas of Benin and our ancestors have fought and worked very hard to earn the world respect attached to that name. You display an emblem British snakes gave to you but fail to know that they were recruiting you to be a puppet to further annex Benin empire. Ogiamiens are not alone in this conspiracy by British against Benin Kingdom but Yorubas, Igbos, Izons are all involved and we have taken note of what has been happening around us but a son is coming to put all to an end as revealed by Enikao. Oba ghato Kpere... Isee....
Comment by Otedo News Update on December 20, 2017 at 4:40pm

From Mazino Dickson to Ngogo Tubo:. "Ngogo, the only Isoko group that is a stand alone are the Erohkwas. They are neighbours with Ijaws of Patani and Bomadi. Every Isoko group respects them cuz they are considered the oldest. My town Emede is 100% Bini. YOu ask why did they lose their Bini tongue? In those days, Bini migrant groups hardly spoke the Bini language when the left the City, cuz it was forbidden. Any one who did it had their tongue cut off. Also several Binis fleeing strife from the City left to adjourning areas to escape for one reason or the other. In areas they conquared, the Benin legions were never interested in imposing their language. They only demanded loyalty and tribute to the Oba. Those ethnicities conquered were allowed autonomy. For instance in Lagos, the Aworis were allowed to own the land, but the ruling house was always Benin. I know you will counter this position i have stated for reasons best known to you, but these are the facts. Also the only power that really came close to the City in terms of war were the Igalas. Please note that this was the first military encounter in which fire arms were used in this part of Africa. In all our debates, let us not use our personal beef or spite to answer or question traditions. You in particular are bitter over the Gele gele matter, hence you have taken delight in denigrating everything Benin. It's your choice, but let us say things as they truly are. If you have any doubts abut some of the historical facts on Benin, consult the Edo group within this forum. They won't cook up facts and information to impress anybody. Thanks."

Comment by Otedo News Update on December 10, 2017 at 3:40pm

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