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,
I love to pass my fingers,
As tide through weeds of the… Continue
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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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Celebrating the beloved King
• 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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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
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....
For many people… Continue
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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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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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Benin(Edo) Influence Before the British Invasion
Professor Ademola Iyi-Eweka ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
According to Benin/Edo history recorded in artifacts( many of them now… Continue
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UNIBEN VC saga: A critical analysis
By SEO Ogbonmwan
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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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 Africa a scar on the conscience of the World? Continue
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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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.
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Africa’s Cultural Void and the Curse of Alien Religions and Cultures Author: Dr. Daniel M. Mengara Montclair, Continue
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.
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
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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An Open Letter to Umagbae World Organization USA:
Umagbae and Edos State of Nationalism in Diaspora
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… Continue
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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… Continue
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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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(Coverage by Yawewe
Magazine in Spain)
NIGERIA AT 49. PAST/FUTURE
(3rd of october 2009)
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.
Nigeria born… Continue
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