January 2011 Blog Posts (43)

The Real Story of Auchi Town

 

 

The Real Story of Auchi Town

By: Theodore Oshiole Anani.

 



Owing to the argument about the origin of the…

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EFCC Declares Former Edo Governor Wanted Over N25B Fraud

EFCC Declares Former Edo Governor Wanted Over N25B Fraud



THEWILL. 29/01/2011 18:53:00 



SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 29, (THEWILL) – Previously convicted former governor of Edo State, Chief Lucky Igbinedion has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following fresh discoveries that he fraudulently diverted Edo State Government’s Afribank shares valued at $6.2 million (N961m) and… Continue

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Seed Theorems Of Edo Culture

Seed Theorems Of Edo Culture





By Ambrose Ekhosuehi Last updated: 01/28/2011



Seed…

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History Oniocha, Onitsha fron BENIN

The Ancient Egyptian…

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History: Benin (from New World Encyclopedia)

The Benin Empire or Edo Empire (1440-1897) was a large pre-colonial African state of modern Nigeria. There is still an Obo, or king, although currently his role is mainly symbolic. The first Obo was Eweka I who died in 1246. It was through trading slaves with the Europeans that the Empire grew rich in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It was in the end a European …

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Edo Personalites

Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion

Chief Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion was born on September 11, 1934, to Chief Josiah Oviawe Agharagbon Igbinedion and Madam Okunoze Igbinedion, both of Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State. His preliminary education was enough, then, to provide the basic requirements for enlistment into the…

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History: Benin (from Ijebu.org)

BENIN

http://www.ijebu.org/benin/

 

Most of the great West African Empires and Kingdoms flourished in the open savannahs that make up vast areas of its hinterland, with their strategic trading position between north and coastal Africa, and the openness that supported cavalry based military adventure, huge empires rose and fell in this area over the centuries. By contrast the political structures of the coastal…

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History: Ancient Benin Geography

The Ogiso Period 



Ogiso ("Rulers of the Sky"), who may have numbered as many as thirty-one kings, ruling the kingdom of Benin between 900 - 1170 AD, which is the…
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History : Ancient African Kingdom of Benin

Ancient Benin: The ancient kingdom of Benin began way back in BCE times. They were not conquered until the 1800's in modern times, so they had quite a run. The people in the forest regions of Africa were not affected by the Muslim culture or the religious teachings of Islam. The first Muslim merchants did not push their way south until the…

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Clearing agent, Our traditional institution NGO

 Clearing Agent, Our traditional institution NGO 



 

My dear brothers and sisters,



I thank you all for the moral support you gave me when I had some problems collecting my buses and goods that was cleared and seized by the agent. I am happy to inform you that I got the buses and the goods back from the agent. It was a long battle that makes victory all the more sweet.



This message will be…

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History:OGWASHI- UKU, ANIOMA AND THE REST OF DELTA IBO fron Benin

THE ORIGIN OF OGWASHI- UKU, ANIOMA AND THE REST OF DELTA IBO:

 

By Chris Okafor

 

“What really is the point of trying to teach anything to anybody?’ This question seemed to provoke a murmur of sympathetic approval from up and down the table.  ‘What I mean is that if you really want to understand something, the best way is to try and explain it to someone else. That forces you to sort it out in your mind. And the more slow and…

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History: Itsekiri People From Benin

History: Itsekiri People From Benin

 

By J.O.S Ayomike



  THE Benin Empire as described by Prof. Philip Igbafe in his Benin Under British administration represented "the unwieldy but fluid empire which was made up of a loose conglomeration of various people's covering from most of present-day Delta and Edo States to Lagos and beyond. In fact, on a Dutch map drawn in 1705, titled A New and Exact map of Guinea and…

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History: Benin and Portuguese

History: Benin and Portuguese

Nigeria: The Slave Trade

Source: U.S. Library of Congress

http://countrystudies.us/nigeria/7.htm…

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History: Edo People of Nigeria

Who are the Edo people? 

 

EDO, is what you can describe as the "generic name given to a group of people who have a common ancestor and have a common language, with some different variants, depending on the distance between the group and the " tap root, " resident in and around the present day Benin City. In short, the land, the political state, the people, tribe, language and the principal city -Benin City is called EDO. At a point in the history of these…

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List of Obas of the Benin Empire (1180-present)

List of Obas of the Benin Empire (1180-present)

Pre-Imperial Obas of Benin (1180-1440)

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Cultural Authoritarianism, Women and Human Rights Issues among the Esan People of Nigeria

5 Afr. Hum. Rts. L.J. 129 (2005) 

Cultural Authoritarianism, Women and Human Rights Issues among the Esan People of Nigeria; Ukhun, Christopher E.; Inegbedion, Nathaniel A.…

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The Urhobo People

The Urhobo People



Geography of Urhoboland & People
 



Continent:
 Africa    Region: West Africa    Area: Western Niger Delta

Area: 5000 Square Kilometers        Climate: Humid subequatorial

Natural Vegetation: Rain and swamp forest. A significant percentage of which has been destroyed by…

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Oshiomhole didn’t impose candidates – Lawmaker

Oshiomhole didn’t impose candidates – Lawmaker



News Jan 24, 2011 

BY SIMON EBEGBULEM



VANGUARD



A member of the Edo state House of Assembly, Mr Ogbeiwi Etin-Osa, Monday, 

dismissed the allegation from some aspirants of the Action Congress of the 

Nigeria (ACN), that Governor Adams Oshiomhole imposed candidates on the party 

during the primaries.



The lawmaker who is representing Orhionmwon…

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I don’t belong to any cult – Edo Dep Gov

VANGUARD



I don’t belong to any cult – Edo Dep Gov



News Jan 18, 2011 



By SIMON EBEGBULEM



BENIN—THE Deputy Governor of Edo State, Dr Pius Odubu, Tuesday, described as baseless and untrue, the allegation that he denied aspirants who refused to be initiated into a particular cult in Orhiomnwon Local Government Area of the state, tickets for the general elections.



He said he was never a member of any secret cult, adding that he was not incharge of the… Continue

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The Nigerian Political Godfather:Edo State As A Case Study

(lest we forget..)



The Nigerian Political Godfather:Edo State As A Case Study 

By  SEO OGBONMWAN

steveogbonmwan@aol.com   

 

Presented at the 3rd Annual EDO GLOBAL ORGANIZATION CONFERENCE

Budapest, Hungary 14-16 October 2005. 

 

As children growing up in Benin City, Nigeria, we longed to see our God parents because such occasions ended with showing unqualified love, kindness, biblical, spiritual and pastoral love…

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