Owa Afrika

Why Attractive People Can’t Find A Partner

People think if you’re attractive,
you’ll naturally end up in a happy
long-term relationship

Owa Afrika

These Violence Against Women Go On

Women suffer in silence and go
into all manners of depression.
Men should show sensitivity


Edonaze website was created
for everybody to write Edo
as they speak it

Owa Afrika

Celebrating Igue African Festival

Christians have CHRISTMAS,
Muslims have FEAST OF RAMADAN,
and the Edos have IGUE

Owa Afrika

Igun Street in Benin City is a
UNESCO World Heritage Site
advance economic growth

Owa Afrika

Observe Igbo-Bini language,
you see there must had been sometime
in the past they existed as one

Isekhure and Pope

Benin Kingdom Visit Pope In Vatican

No religious knowledge or
practice is superior to the other
Isekhure of Benin said

Benin origin of man

Benin Origin Of Man Mythology

The idea of biological evolution
was around long before Darwin
Men should show sensitivity


Edo People And Unique Culture

Festivals and others should be
held in high esteem as this
is what has made Edo culture rich

Edo and akure

To Appreciate Role Of Edo-Akure

Many parts of modern Ondo
and Ekiti states were part
of the Great Benin Empire

Owa Afrika

Evidence Ancient Japanese Originated In Benin

This shouldn't be shocking question
All humans (Japanese) originated
in Africa from where they dispersed

Edo marriage

In Defence Of Edo Womanhood

Marriage in Edoland
When prostitutes appeared in Benin City
1940s and 1950s, most were Igbos speaking

Edo Film Industry

Edo Film like hollywood and bollywood

Edo movies have increase audience
in Edo language movies and commedy
in and outside Nigeria

Edo nation

Edo People And Unique Culture

Festivals and others should be
held in high esteem as this
is what has made Edo culture rich

Edo Civilization

Edo Civilization And History

The immediate Idu family that
could trace their ancestry to Pa Idu, grew
after hundreds and thousands of years

Edo and portugal

In About 1472, First Portuguese Came To Benin

Oba Esigie incorporated
into the palace rites, some of usages
of the Roman Catholic Church



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State Creation Has Been Bastardized – Gowon

On November 30, 2011 · In News 

By AbdulSalam Muhammad

KANO —Former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), yesterday, expressed regret that creation of state started by his administration had been bastardized to serve as a means of dividing Nigerians instead of uniting them.

Gowon, who spoke at the international conference on Islam, peace building and political engagement, organised by the Bayero University Kano, argued that the politics of state creation had triggered the battle for supremacy and the contest for power to the disadvantage of national unity.

Gowon also argued that the battle for supremacy among contending forces for political power was the major factor militating against efforts to sustain national unity and peaceful co-existence in the country.

He noted that efforts by successive administrations to entrench the culture of peace and harmony had remained a mirage due to ethnic polarization and religious misunderstanding, which he said, were mostly fuelled by those he described as “political charlatans.”

According to him, “politics with the attendant struggle for power in the country has deepened suspicion among Nigerians and poisoned national unity and peaceful coexistence. Many are quick to forget that the national unity they so much seek to undermine was paid for by the blood of patriots, who today would weep at our attitudes. The question asked by many these days is whether our sacrifices to keep Nigeria one were worth? My answer to this question is still yes!”

Gowon stressed that the task of keeping Nigeria a united and indissoluble entity is a task that all Nigerians must endeavour to accomplish, pointing out that ‘we must work to achieve national unity, peaceful coexistence and inter ethnic harmony’.

He called on members of the dreaded Boko Haram Sect and other militant groups in the country to sheath their swords and give peace a chance, as violence is an ill wind that blows no one any good.

The former Head of State said that at no time has the practice of Islam in Nigeria been so challenged by identity crisis as it is now. The former Head of state also called for constitutional amendment to accommodate issues that frustrate peace building efforts.

“I wish to quickly state that our political journey as a nation has tended to play the ostrich over a few issues that have continued to resurface as thorns in our flesh in our efforts at peace building.

“These issues are constitutional in nature and we have the opportunity to address them now that the Justice Belgore Committee is set to look into the issues requiring constitutional amendment.

Eminent Nigerians, religious leaders across the divide, politician and the academics witnessed the one day International conference .

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