December 2010 Blog Posts (63)

IDENTITY AND SOCIAL POSITIONING: A DEBATE



Questions of Identity as Social Unifier



"In an environment were everyone has one singular thing in common: IDENTITY"



-joan.Osa Oviawe



Hmmmm...leads to some interesting questions:



Is identity monolithic,singular or plural? Is it constant or shifting? What may be meant by commonality of identity among social groups?On what indices are these commonalities based on?



A memorable work that comes to mind on this is the conversation between… Continue

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Edonuwa

(An Interesting advice from yahoo groups)



Ivbiedonuwa,



Edo we nomatuomwan, ozokhian nokomwan. There are haters, haters that would do anything to distract Edos from keeping their eyes on the ball and real issues that affect us. For any individual to question the existence of Benin (Edo) Kingdom says it all. Do we ever have to waste our precious time to argue with such individual? If a man at 50 or 50+ cannot point to the location of his fathers house in the city of Benin,… Continue

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FG moves to repatriate stolen Benin artefacts

FG moves to repatriate stolen Benin artefacts





Wednesday, 29 December 2010



There are strong indications that the Federal Government might have waded into the controversy surrounding the plan by Sotheby’s to auction some prized Benin artefacts, including a pendant mask of Queen Idia, that were stolen from the kingdom by British colonial officers.



This is as the Federal Government is seeking diplomatic option to end the controversy surrounding the reported… Continue

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Lions Club Provided Free Eye Screening and Glasses in Benin City

Lions Club Provided Free Eye Screening and Glasses in Benin City







BENIN CITY: The people in Benin City celebrated the Christmas Boxing Day with joy and big smile after receiving their free glasses provided by the members of Lions International Club. On Boxing Day in Benin City, the Chicago African Lions Club in collaboration with Benin Oregbeni Lions Club provided Free Eye Screening and glasses for the less privileged in Benin City. The project that was embarked by the two… Continue

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Military back in ‘Operation Thunderstorm’ in Edo

Military back in ‘Operation Thunderstorm’ in Edo



By Francis Onoiribholo Ag. Bureau Chief, Benin





While on a condolence visit to Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, at Government House, Benin City, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2nd Division of the Nigeria Army, Major General Muhammed Abubakar, assured the Edo people that military men will be brought back to join the police in the anti-violent crime control, code named ‘Operation Thunderstorm’.



The GOC,… Continue

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Catholic school in Edo emerges overall best in 2009 Waec Exam

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Catholic school in Edo emerges overall best in 2009 Waec Exam



News Dec 23, 2010



By Simon Ebegbulem



BENIN—LUMEN Christi International High School, Edo state has won the West African Examinations Council’s, WAEC, Gold cup for 2009. The Council adjudged the Catholic owned College the overall best in the 2009 West African Senior Certificate Examination, WASSCE.



The school has joined the league of two other well known secondary schools,… Continue

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Planned Sales Of Stolen Benin Artefacts: EDSG Urges UN Intervention

Planned Sales Of Stolen Benin Artefacts:

EDSG Urges UN Intervention

By OSAZUWA AKONEDO

 

Edo State Government under the leadership of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has called on the United Nations as a matter of public importance to intervene in the anticipated plans by the children of late lieutenant Colonel Sir Henry Lionel Gallwey, then Colonial Deputy Commissioner and Vice consul in the Oil Rivers Protectorate to auction the highly valued Benin Royal artifacts,…

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The Case of Benin

The Case of Benin



[BRITISH GENOCIDE IN SOUTHER NIGERIA- THE GREAT BENIN EMPIRE:  ]





Memorandum submitted by Prince Edun Akenzua



I am Edun Akenzua Enogie (Duke) of Obazuwa-Iko, brother of His Majesty, Omo, n'Oba…

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Ex-colonial officer's family cancels sale of Benin mask

Ex-colonial officer's family cancels sale of Benin mask



Azania James, Benin





The family of a former British colonial officer in Nigeria, Lt.-Col. Sir Henry Lionel Gallwey, has cancelled the sale of an ivory mask looted from the Benin Kingdom in 1897.





This is just as the Edo State Government has said it is making plans to sue Britain over its refusal to return artifacts stolen from the Benin Kingdom during the colonial era.



The mask was… Continue

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Need To Revive Our Indegenious Culture And Tradition

By AGBONZE AUGUSTA …



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BRITIISH SOLDIERS SITTING BEHIND LOOTED RELIGIOUS OBJECTS IN THE OBA'S PALACE, BENIN CITY 1897

BRITIISH SOLDIERS SITTING BEHIND LOOTED RELIGIOUS OBJECTS IN THE OBA'S PALACE, BENIN CITY 1897







Did Sir Henry Lionel Gallway loot Benin Religious and Art Works?



By Uyilawa Usuanlele.



Answering this question has become necessary since our people are seeking justification for protest against Sotheby’s Art Gallery intention to sell… Continue

Added by Rita Obasohan on December 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

THE BENIN QUEEN IDIA MASK: HELP TO STOP THE AUCTION THE BENIN IVORY MASK

THE GREAT BENIN QUEEN IDIA MASK ( THE BENIN IVORY MASK) (FESTAC MASK) 
  
 
Please sign the petition and help stop the sale of this treasure using the link below. Do not sign if paypal is attached. Thank you.
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$10bn annual remittance by Nigerians in diaspora – Western Union

$10bn annual remittance by Nigerians in diaspora – Western Union



News Dec 20, 2010 …

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Edo sets up vocational centres for youths

Edo sets up vocational centres for youths



By Francis Onoiribholo Ag. Bureau Chief, Benin…

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Double loss for Edo, Nigeria

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Double loss for Edo, Nigeria



By Daniel Kanu, Senior…

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Edo Economy, 19 Years After

Edo Economy, 19 Years After

By IMUESI GODFREY







Like Nigeria, Edo state has had a mixed fortune this past 19 years of its existence.



The state with a land Mass of 19, 634 square kilometers, was created on August 27th 1991 by the General Ibrahim Babangida administration from the then Bendel State, out of agitations for a state of their own by the indigenous people of the state.



The state occupies about 2.1 percent of Nigeria’s total landmass, with… Continue

Added by Rita Obasohan on December 22, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Need for EDO POLITICAL AGENDA

EDO POLITICAL AGENDA

By

PROFESSOR EGHOSA OSAGIE

BEING…

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Oshiomhole tackles cancer with ultra-modern hospital

Oshiomhole tackles cancer with ultra-modern hospital
December 21, 2010

By Simon…

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Izevbokun Commends Benin Monarch For Sustaining Igue Festival

Izevbokun Commends Benin Monarch For Sustaining Igue Festival

By OGBEMUDIA JAMES



The Enogie of Evbuovbioba community in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state, His Royal Highness (HRH), Edwin Aigbe Izevbokun has commended the Benin Monarch, Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Erediauwa (CFR) for sustaining the traditional and cultural values of the great Benin Kingdom.



The…

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