September 2009 Blog Posts (13)

(NEWS FROM EDO STATE Courtesy NIGERIAN OBSERVER) EDSG to participate in Igue festival

EDSG to participate in Igue festival

By ANDY EGBON





BENIN CITY – Edo State Government will participate in the 2009 Igue Festival celebration as part of its commitment to the revival of community festivals.





Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Barrister Vincent Akhere gave the indication yesterday during a broadcast on the 2009 World Tourism Day celebration.





The aim, he pointed out, is… Continue

Added by Otedo News Update on September 29, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

PROJECTING EDO CULTURE IN DIASPORA

PROJECTING EDO CULTURE IN DIASPORA.



The above assertion has been in the mind of a large majority of Edo in Diaspora for a long time and many have discussed it on numerous occasions. Edo culture is unique and a source of pride to many and many more are putting up props to prevent it sliding even amongst Edo in Diaspora. As Albert Schweitzer said, ‘’I am proud of my colour for any who isn’t proud of his/her colour is not fit to live’’… Continue

Added by Otedo News Update on September 29, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

How Benin Language and Civilizations were saved.

How Benin Language and Civilizations were saved.

By Benson Osayomwanbor Ibude

 

In all fairness, Lucky Igbinedion could not have done otherwise as, there were no sets of precedent or antecedent achievements that could guide him, all Benin leaders refused to invest in their…

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Added by Otedo News Update on September 26, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Resurgence of Ayelala in Benin Kingdom:

The Resurgence of Ayelala in Benin Kingdom: An Indictment of the Conventional Dispensation of Justice in Nigeria

by Akhilomen Don, Ph.D., LLB.



(New York, USA) --- Introduction This topic, in plenitude and depth, is fascinating and perhaps controversial. It is a topic that has held the entire nation of Nigeria and particularly Benin City in Edo State spell-bound and agitated for over some months now. In the early 1980’s,… Continue

Added by Otedo News Update on September 25, 2009 at 3:46pm — 1 Comment

Origin of WAZOBIA as Majority Language in Nigeria

WAZOBIA



In 1950s, when the 'Redifussion' or house-to-house Radio speaker boxes were introduced into Nigeria by the then Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, the Federal Government of Nigeria was finding a way to disseminate the News broadcasts by duly translating it into the various indigenous Nigerian languages so as to get to the grass roots. Therefore, they decided to translate the hourly News bulletins into about nine different…

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Added by Otedo News Update on September 25, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

BRIEF HISTORY OF EDOS

Edo Women



By Ademola Iyi-Eweka





Discussing marriage in Edo land would definitely require a definition of the Edos, especially in view of discussions that are taking place right now. Who are the Edos? Where are they located? Where did they come from? A lot of theories have been propounded by different scholars and academicians in this regards. Put briefly, the Edo-speaking people are the people who founded an empire on the coast…

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Added by Otedo News Update on September 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The Origin of Eko (Lagos)

 

Lagos State of Nigeria

OGBAKHA EDO

CHIEF SAM IGBE,

IYASE OF EDO KINGDOM

BENIN CITY

NIGERIA

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The Origin of Eko (Lagos)







There is a lot of traditional history at both Benin and Lagos ends relating to the origin of what is now Lagos, its ruler and it's connection with Benin. But perhaps to avoid inadequacies and controversy which the academics claim surrounds…

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Added by Otedo News Update on September 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

ON EDO UNITY AS A MEANS OF ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION OF THE EDO PEOPLE

ON EDO UNITY AS A MEANS OF ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION OF THE EDO PEOPLE

By Professor David Awanbor





Introduction



It is a rare honour and privilege for me to be invited to deliver a

keynote address on an occasion such as this that parades a rich harvest…

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Added by Otedo News Update on September 25, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Edo Tribe

The Edo Tribe

By

Professor Ademola Iyi-Eweka



Email: aiyiewek@facstaff.wisc.edu



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,… Continue

Added by Otedo News Update on September 11, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Nigeria by air

By Ikhide R Ikheloa xokigbo@yahoo. com



September 4, 2009 05:56PMT



I am thinking of going home to visit my parents in Nigeria. This time, I am not flying the unfriendly skies of Nigeria; I am walking home!



Yep, I am walking home, all the way from America, who wan die? I can’t fly home anyway even if I wanted to (I don’t want to!)Any American plane that can remain in the air unassisted for more than five minutes is… Continue

Added by Otedo News Update on September 6, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Binis Have a History

The Binis Have a History

http://evbonazenedo.ning.com/forum/topics/the-binis-have-a-history



While I do not profess to have

a treasure house of the Bini history, I do (will) support any efforts

to preserve our history and cultural heritage. I beleive every Bini

man or woman has a duty to promote the Bini culture to the rest of

the world. We are not Binis by mistake. What is so great about

other cultures… Continue

Added by Otedo News Update on September 6, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Language And Unity Of Edo People

 

Language And Unity Of Edo People





Institute for Benin Studies.…

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Added by Otedo News Update on September 6, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Men Loose Their Minds Speaking To Pretty Women

Men Loose Their Minds Speaking To Pretty Women



Talking to an attractive woman really can make a man lose his mind, according to a new study.



The research shows men who spend even a few minutes in the company of an attractive woman perform less well in tests designed to measure brain function than those who chat to someone they do not find… Continue

Added by Otedo News Update on September 5, 2009 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

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