November 2009 Blog Posts (15)

What is IGUE FESTIVAL?

(Culled from Yahoogroups)



This piece is taken from my book, Edo, one of the world's most scintilating ancient civilizations.

Naiwu Osahon



The present day elegant ceremonial costumes of the kings and chiefs of Benin originated from Ewuare’s reign. Ewuare restored the annual cycle of royal ceremonies, the most important ones being Ugie Erha Oba, in honour of royal ancestors and Igue, to strengthen the mystical powers of the king.







Oba Ewuare’s vow… Continue

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G. O. S. Ekhaguere

G. O. S. Ekhaguere



Born: 23 May, 1947



Birthplace: Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria



B.S. (1971) Physics University of Ibadan, Nigeri; D.I.C. (1974) in Mathematical Physics Imperial College of Science & Technology

he earned a Ph.D. (1976) Mathematical Physics University of London

thesis:



Area of Research Interest: Mathematical Physics; Noncommutative Stochastic Analysis; *-Algebras



Professor Ekhaguere's high academic… Continue

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The Kola Nut and the most popular drink in the world

The Kola Nut and the most popular drink in the world



The Kola nut looks like an unlikely candidate for world popularity.Small,reddish brown kolanuts are actually seeds that come from the pod of a tree native to Africa. When chewed,these seeds have a bitter taste,but their effect is surprisingly powerful-like taking caffeine,nicotine,and aspirin together.Africans say the kola nut can make a tired man carry an eighty-pound load on his head,help a sick person keep down food,and even… Continue

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(NEWS)Give Oshiomhole Friendly Assembly

Give Oshiomhole Friendly Assembly



In 2011 -



Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia Uges Edos





By OSAZUWA AKONEDO

Peoples Democratic Party Chieftain and two time Governor of the defunct Bendel State,



Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia has bemoaned the delay in the passage of the 2009



budget by the Edo State House of Assembly.





Consequently, he called on all Edos to ensure they elect Lawmakers who will make… Continue

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A Brief History of the Ezomos of Uzebu

A Brief History of the Ezomos of Uzebu



Ezomos Ehenua:



Prior to the time that Ehenua was made Ezomo, the title was conferred by the Oba of Benin on any re-known Benin warrior, but it was AKENZUA I that gave Ehenua the title and made it hereditary to his family. The new Ezomo then moved from central Benin to Uzebu.



Towards the end of the 17th century and in the time of OBA EWAKPE, a baby boy was born into the royal house of Benin. This boy was named IDOVA, his… Continue

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The Ezomo Of Uzebu

The Ezomo Of Uzebu



The Ezomo Title:



Up to the time of Oba Akenzua I the EZOMO title had been given at the discretion of the Oba to any notable warrior, it was Oba Akenzua I that now made the title hereditary to the family of Ehenua.



Eweka I was the creator of the councillor of the state of kingmakers afterwards known as “UZAMA NIHINRON” VIZ OLIHA, EZOMO, ERO, EHOLO and OLOTON. Later the EDAIKAN was classified with them by the OBA EWAURE “THE GREAT”. Thus… Continue

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Beautification Of Benin City : Planting Of Flowers Commences.

Beautification Of Benin City : Planting Of Flowers Commences...



The long awaited beautification which was being seen on sketch has become visible in the state metropolis. People, I mean some people never believed that this was going to happen in a short while, some thought that the government is just “doing propaganda” but today what we are seeing has really shown that the government has not only began the beautification but has proven that this administration will “write history in… Continue

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Exhibition Of Benin Arts: Develop Edo tourism sites, Oshiomhole urges investors .

Exhibition Of Benin Arts: Develop Edo tourism sites, Oshiomhole urges investors







STOCKHOLM – Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has called on investors to develop the state’s tourism sites, assuring them that there will be good return on investment.



Speaking at the weekend in Stockholm, at an exhibition of Benin arts by the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm, Sweden, declared open by the Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom, HRM, Ambassador Eheneden… Continue

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The 48 Master Keys to Edonazé

The 48 Master Keys to Edonazé

Edo Alphabets ' />…

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Republic of Ireland subscribers by Benson Osayomwanbor Ibude

Re: Republic of Ireland subscribers



This information is meant for Republic of Ireland subscribers, I want to thank everybody who welcomed me to your homes on my recent visit to Ireland and those of you who invited me to your associations as observers. I want to apologise to members of the Edo Community Ireland who invited me to their monthly meeting at Drogheda, I could not attend that meetings because I was too ill, I was housebound by the local flu bug. I will certainly attend on… Continue

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(News)The Emerging Modern Benin City // Oshiomhole

THE NIGERIAN OBSERVER



The Emerging Modern Benin City







By Imonikhe r.e.



One beautiful morning, I had to take an elderly family friend of mine out on a ride through some major streets of Benin.





She had been indoors for sometime as a result of ill health but has been hearing of the amazing things happening in the so called ancient City of Benin and decided to see things for herself Our journey started from the Sapele Road axis of the… Continue

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Beauty, diversity of Benin on Lagos canvas

Beauty, diversity of Benin on Lagos canvas

By Akin Onipede



COME Saturday, October 31, 2009, graduates of the University of Benin art school, will be opening an exhibition titled Treasures of Benin at the National Museum, Onikan, Lagos. The show, which runs till November 6, will be featuring about 60 artworks comprising drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, metal works, new media etc.





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The mention of the University of Benin art school… Continue

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A Brief History of The Edo Speaking People of West Africa

A Brief History of

The Edo Speaking People

of West Africa



Many centuries ago, at the time when Benin was called Igodomingodo, that geographical area now known as Benin, was the hob of a conglomeration of little towns that developed or spread into most of the areas of modern Bendel State. Throughout that period, lgodomingodo made steady progress especially in the areas of spiritual, philosophical and administrative development. Its… Continue

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Benin History and the Museum's Benin Collection

Benin History and the Museum's Benin Collection





The art of Benin is the product of an urban royal court, symbolizing and extolling the power, mystique, grandeur, continuity, and endurance of the ruling dynasty and its governing institutions.



From at least the 11th century to date, the Oba, a divine ruler, ruled Benin and headed the political system of titled chiefs. Under royal support, a…

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THE BATTLE OF IGODOMIGODO: The Historic Defeat of Imperial Islamic Jihad Fighters

THE BATTLE OF IGODOMIGODO: The Historic Defeat of Imperial Islamic Jihad Fighters by Traditional African Warriors & Men-of-War



I am a witness of history. So I am…

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