October 2009 Blog Posts (19)

Olokun festival 2009: Ecology, drama and myth of life

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Olokun festival 2009: Ecology, drama and myth of life



The Arts Oct 29, 2009 By McPhilips Nwachukwu & Japhet Alakam



The two day festival that played out in the historic town of Badagary last week brought out into visual vivacity those arresting poetic lines of John Pepper Bederekemo Clark, which he wrote as follows in his beautiful poem,



Olokun:



I love to pass my fingers,



As tide through weeds of the… Continue

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Edo Language Learners Offered Scholarship

Edo Language Learners Offered Scholarship

From Alemma-Ozioruva Aliu, Benin



AS part of its efforts to encourage indigenous language, a United States

of America based organization, the Edo Leadership Assembly in

collaboration with the Benin Cultural Heritage Center have provided

scholarships to students studying Edo language at various higher

institutions across the country.



The project is aimed at increasing the number of qualified teachers… Continue

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(NEWS) Celebrating the beloved King

Celebrating the beloved King





http://www.nationaldailyngr.com/74cover5.htm



Edo indigens rejoice as Oba Erediauwa clocks 86



THE head of Africa's longest traditional monarchy, Omo N'Oba N'edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Erediauwa, the Oba of Benin will clock 86 on Monday June 22, 2009. For over a millennium, this great monarchy stood the test of time as one of Africa 's most respected cultural… Continue

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Olokun Symbols

Olokun Symbols

by Dr Iro Eweka



Starting from the top,Aghadaghada represents(symbolizes)Ikadele ene n'Osalobua ya-d'agbon yi-the four pillars with which God holds up the world. Traditionally, the four pillars represent the Four Cardinal Points-East,West,North,South to which we refer as Eken,Orhio,Okhuo,Aho, respectively.



Since each of those divisions represents the name of the day,we say that the traditional Edo week contains four days.Eken(Ed'eken) is the EDO day of… Continue

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Iha Ominigbon Divination

Iha Ominigbon Divination



By Aimiwu Emovon



Curiosity, the desire for knowledge and the craving to penetrate mysteries and to know what the future holds in store, are feelings natural to mankind. And to them an animistic attitude of mind, a vague sentiment of awe towards uncomprehended things and the habit of reasoning post hoc, propterhoc, and we have the basis of omens. Out of this belief arise Divination....



Introduction



For many people… Continue

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(NEWS) Indiscipline And Lawlessness In Benin City

Indiscipline And Lawlessness In Benin City





By CITIZEN EMMA KOLA OKHAKHU







According to the New Webster’s Dictionary of English Language, indiscipline is lack of discipline.

The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary’ indiscipline – is the lack of control in the behaviour of a group of people.



Lawlessness according to Webster’s is having no regard for laws, without law, illegal and disorderly. on the other hand, the Advanced Learner’s, see… Continue

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(NEWS) Edo to Sue USA, Britain over Stolen Art Works

Edo to Sue USA, Britain over Stolen Art Works

From Senator Iroegbu in Benin, 10.17.2009





Edo State is set to recover stolen artifacts from the United States, Britain and other countries around the world.

To that end, it has threatened to drag unbending culpable countries to the International Court of Justice at The Hague if entreaties failed to recover relics stolen from the State since 1897, it was revealed yesterday.

As the State gears up for its first cultural… Continue

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Great Benin (Edo) Influence Before the British Invasion

Benin(Edo) Influence Before the British Invasion

by

Professor Ademola Iyi-Eweka ( aiyiewek@facstaff.wisc.edu)







According to Benin/Edo history recorded in artifacts( many of them now… Continue

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UNIBEN VC saga: A critical analysis

UNIBEN VC saga: A critical analysis

By SEO Ogbonmwan



THE TRIBUNE



http://www.tribune. com.ng/12102009/ opinion.html



The vice-chancellor is the principal officer of any university and is responsible to the Governing Council of a university.



The vice-chancellor sits on the University Governing Council and chairs the Collegiate Council. He can be called the President or the Chief Academic and Administrative Officer of the University. As such, he is… Continue

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Edo Language for all vision 2020

Wa hia Obokhian- Meaning “You are all welcome”.



Edo language for all vision 2020 has completed the first face of his most comprehensive and modernizes interpretation of African language encyclopedia. You can browse, copy and learn online. There are also numerous Edo – African language forum all over the world in various countries including in Asia (Precisely in Japan). Edo language is spoken by more than 60, 000, 000 people all over the world including in Nigeria. Bellow is few… Continue

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Is "Edo" - Africa a scar on the conscience of the World?

Is Africa a scar on the conscience of the World?





By Benson Osayomwanbor Ibude





Are African countries really poor? What relevance is the G20 to African countries? Hosting the G20 in Africa will not change the problems of African countries, because the leaders of the G20 will not make their countries bankrupt to aid the African countries, they cannot give any aid without a comparative benefit. The leaders of G20 unlike AU leaders are business…

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(NEWS) Taskforce Brutalizes Street Traders...Destroys Property Worth Millions Of Naira

Taskforce Brutalizes Street Traders...Destroys Property Worth Millions Of Naira

Mon, 5 Oct 2009 12:24:55 -0700 (PDT)



By OSIOTA ENARUKE





Property worth millions of naira was yesterday destroyed at the Oba Market , Lagos Street axis of Kings Square in Benin City when an 8-man squad, including 3 Mobile Policemen descended on traders who displayed their wares along the road, leaving in their trail tears, wailings and wreckage of displayed items.



Our… Continue

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Edo-Africa’s Cultural Void and the Curse of Alien Religions and Cultures

Africa’s Cultural Void and the Curse of Alien Religions and Cultures Author: Dr. Daniel M. Mengara Montclair,



New Jersey, USA (ANN, June 28, 2000)







The ongoing Sharia crises in Nigeria, which so far have claimed more than 1000 lives in the northern states (Zamfara, Kaduna, Kano, among others) since Olusegun Obasanjo…

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THE WURUWURU CHRISTIANS IN BENIN.

King head



THE WURUWURU CHRISTIANS IN BENIN.

Edo Nimose wa kada,



Greetings from our MOTHERLAND in the mighty name of our ANCESTORS +++ AMEN.



Some people may think that we are crazy writing against Christianity the white man religion. No sir, we are not what you think we are. We are simply trying to protect our culture and religion. The white people made their culture… Continue

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Preserving Our Cultural Identity

Preserving Our Cultural Identity By ISABEMOEH JAMES ROY.





CULTURE is the totality of a way of life of any people. It embraces the

mode of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.

Culture is also exemplified in the form of language, music, dressing,

eating habits, shelter, norms, values and the ethos upon which a

particular society is… Continue

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Umagbae and Edos: State of Nationalism

An Open Letter to Umagbae World Organization USA:

Umagbae and Edos State of Nationalism in Diaspora

byUwagboe Ogieva

4 April 2008

Umagbae World Organisation have been another revolutionary innovation that have made a difference in our time. While I greatly respect andcherish all personalities involve, would like to appreciate elders, brothers and sisters for giving me an opportunity to be a part…

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The Ewere Ewere Leaves

The Ewere Ewere Leaves



The Ewere leaves are extraordinary leaves in Benin - Edo land, the leaves personify love, peace, unity, community cohesion and deep affection. Do you…

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Added by Otedo News Update on October 5, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Benin history in the past 100 years



By Chief Isekhure



Last week, Chief Nosakhare Isekhure, the Chief Priest of Bini Kingdom , threw more light on some areas of Benin history which had hitherto been controversial. He takes us through the concluding part in this edition. Happy reading. The emergence of Oba Eweka 11 provided the divine grace for the birth of Oba Akenzua 11 who became the first 0ba to have a profound skill associated with the myth and reality of Western education…

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Speech by Mr Charles Okungbowa at the Celerations of Nigerians independence day in Barcelona. Spain

(Coverage by Yawewe Magazine in Spain)

NIGERIA AT 49. PAST/FUTURE (3rd of october 2009)





INTRODUCTION:



Nigeria, blessed with all Natural and abundance resources – which embraced human, economic and political potentials that over the years and decades been deeply involved in chanting the course for the future of Africa countries – is 49 today.



BRIEF HISTORY:



Nigeria born… Continue

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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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