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Location: Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
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Why Lagos does not belong to Yorubas – Oba Akiolu

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1849-1850 records of Forbes,Fredrick' Edwyn (1851)

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Great Benin And The Portuguese (Debate)

Started by Otedo News Update Jul 27.

OBA OF BENIN

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80 FACTS ABOUT GREAT BENIN EMPIRE

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Before pointing accusing fingers to the Igbos who didn't declare war on Ikwerre land, 1 Reply

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Edo People; Appreciate your pedigree

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THE PATRIDGE REPORTS ON IJAW

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Ijaw threatens Edo People Over Gelegele

Started by Otedo News Update Jul 12.

IGUEBEN KINGDOM ESANLAND AND IT'S CLANS HISTORY

Started by Otedo News Update Jun 27.

OF ODUDUWA, BENIN & BIAFRA REPUBLICS OF THE '60s.

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Comment by Otedo News Update on August 7, 2017 at 10:54pm

I thank God for the binis and the Benin kingdom and the inherent greatness God put in her. With the research I have done so far about the Benin kingdom, one thing is prominent about us; that is RULERSHIP/LEADERSHIP/GOVERNMENT. There is this leadership/ organisational gifts in us which must be maintained.
The Bini Princes who migrated from Benin to different parts of Africa established the government in those places.
I celebrate the Edo's across the globe!
Long live the Benin kingdom!!
Oba khator kpe re. Use!!!

Comment by Otedo News Update on March 1, 2017 at 5:33pm
Comment by Otedo News Update on January 15, 2017 at 11:33pm

Medicinal and Penicillin......

Before the European invasion of Africa, African people had developed a medical system based on plants and herbs to cure illnesses. Egypt, Southern Africa, West Africa and parts of East Africa had the most advanced medicine. They used plants with salicylic acid for pain, kaolin for diarrhea, and other extracts to kill bacteria.

KEMET physicians made use of a wide variety of medicinal plants, but the most numerous remedies were purgatives and emetics. The cathartic oil of the castor plant was used both as an internal drug and as a medication for wounds and irritated areas.

Comment by Otedo News Update on January 14, 2017 at 11:32pm

Edos have been giving away lands....at Ewohimi where I hails, the Onogie secede our land to one Deltan billionaire called UKUOMA for monopoly...I had long traveled home...I know by now they would have taken my dad's land...since no one is there to query or stop them. If amas was here, he would understand where and what I am talking about...I don't know whether u are familiar with Onicha ugbo. We shares common boundary with them toward the eastern axis. The Onogie of ewohimi loves money than justice, don't know whether he has changed

Comment by Otedo News Update on January 9, 2017 at 10:09am
Comment by Otedo News Update on October 12, 2016 at 9:52pm

I love the benin's systematically, but they have lost their glory to the Yoruba, which they see today as gods. before it was only the bini kings bear the title of oba, the king in ife is call the ooni of ife , the one in oyo is call the alaafin of oyo the one in Lagos is call the aleko of eko and so many in every part of Yoruba land, it was only in Benin that we have the OBA of Benin, but after 1954 traditional council conference host in Benin that others started adopting the name oba to there kings cause the attendance list of that meeting is still kept till date.

this Yoruba people being the most educated and expose people wrote the culture and tradition of most ethnic groups and stole the cultural inheritage through that means. ask a Yoruba man the meaning or while lagos is call eko, he doesnt know but eko is indigenous to the bini eko means a battle field. that land is use by the bini to invite enimies for war rather than invading their town killing women and children. you can see that even before the advent of colonialism no one thought Africans for the protection of human right. but todays the yoruba has claimed the land eko known as Lagos today, if the Benin says they own some part of igbo land let them collect back Lagos before IMO, anambra or abia can be giving to them. watch my post am not siding any but I blame the bini's of those days.

Comment by Otedo News Update on February 10, 2016 at 6:32am

Arinze Nwachukwu I want my Edo people to know that Edo-Igbo are from one ancestry don't be deceived look at the cultures and the people.one.anywhere were yam festival is celebrated in nigeria has a common lineage.also anywhere were Kola nut is offered for visitors before anything are also from the same ancestry.if you observe.there'er four market days namely Ori. afor.Nkwo. Eke. with little dialictcle difference in both edoland igalaland igboland and idomaland ect even outside nigeria in those places the whiteman divided our people those are people from same ancestry.edo people migrated in this part of the country with NRI their leader.don't be decieved you have nothing in common with Yoruba people.

Comment by Otedo News Update on October 11, 2015 at 9:28am

Irobun Akenzua 

The word Nigeria was giving to Edo People by a lovely white woman on the 8 January 1897 one month before Benin City was burn down by the same person husband who was a white slave masters! so how in the Gods name can we be proud of the name and word Nigeria! by the way her name is Flora Shaw and she just happen to be friends with 3 lovely white men who just hated black people Cecil Rhodes, George Goldie and Frederick Lugard

Comment by Otedo News Update on May 22, 2015 at 12:24am

By Ojealaro Friday 

My brother Itsede,let me be very brief here. If you Google Emai  people in Wikipedia, you will see that I am a Prince from Afemai. That alone is enough for me to indulge in unproductive egoistic distortion of my history as some people are doing now in other Benin settlements like Etsako,urhobo, Isoko,etc. Note that I use the word" egoistic" Yes,claiming that you are not Benin is not only borne out of useless communal ego but I see it as a criminal distortion of history and self insult. It is not consistent with common sense and logic because your contemporary ( not ancient history) listed you as Benin. You speak a Benin dialect,you practice Benin custom though adulterated with foreigners' inputs like Islam. You bear Benin names. You live in a precolonial Benin land and yet,you try to differentiate yourself from a Benin man. I don't get it. My Royal primogenitor is Oba Ewuare. I cannot change it. It will be tantamount to me telling my father that I have discovered things that will make me stop from being his son. I know that some Benin persons currently living in Benin city ant its immediate environs do not help matters. They claim to be more Benin than the other benins living outside Edo South. They have forgotten that you cannot be more Benin than the trusted sons of the soil who were holding garrisons outside the main city to stop enemies from attacking. You cannot find Benin slaves or domestic servants descendants in Esan or Afemai or Agbor. But you can find them in Benin city itself because their ancestors were never trusted to live outside the main city for fear of betraying and aligning with the enemies. That has been the practice by all great kingdoms. They allow their princes and nobles to hold garrisons and form new settlements outside the main enclaves but they would never allow slaves or servants to do that. Finally, Benin is not the traditional name. It is Idu,Igodomigodo or Edo. Benin was later controversially adopted. So,if you do not like Benin out of personal and overbloated ego,then,think of Edo. No insult or disrespect meant to any person of any clan reading this. But I had to say something the way our history recorded it.thanks.

Comment by Otedo News Update on April 20, 2015 at 12:30am
 
 
 

Great Benin Bronze

EDE N'ERHENA VBE EDO

"

These anti-Edo political organizations you folks went to join are the most anti-African - and Africans - in the world.

They're worse than anything; we obviously can't stop you though, even Ewuare II's manifest destiny lies in our own regional party.

We have egba Omo Oduduwa and so on, NPC, AG, the forerunner of them all NCNC and then now these cancers of today.

Stay "with them", but register for your most important election first: your local election, register Edo Political Front, and if you don't, vote the front.

No self respecting Edo will - in the future - find themselves the flag bearers and cheerleaders of foreign parties with indirect rule political and economic mandates, it just doesn't work.

No sane Edo person lives to "have the ear" of someone who doesn't have Edo at their heart.

The Supreme Court is the place to remove the frustration of these lethargic and "periodic" additions to the voting rolls; here - where I live - you can fill in the forms regarding changing your voter registration at the post office and other easy access places.

At the rate things are going we're going to find ourselves truly in decline as our populations suffer from simple things like protein deficiencies in children

" - Reggie Akpata

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