New Oba of Benin mounts throne, receives staff of office
Posted by News Express | 20 October 2016 | 4,166 times
Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has presented the staff of office to the new Oba of Benin, Eheneden Erediauwa.
The crown prince, Eheneden Erediauwa, was coronated as the 39th monarch of the Benin kingdom earlier today, Thursday, October 20, 2016.
In fulfillment of the coronation rights of the Benin kingdom, the crown Prince on Tuesday visited Useh Village in Egor Local Government Area, to choose the name he will bear as king.
The coronation is a culmination of a ten-day rites and processes.
The new king has chosen the name Oba Ewuare Ogidigan II, meaning ‘the trouble has ceased’.
With his ascension to the throne, he will now be referred to as Omo N’Oba Ukakpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II.
Several dignitaries and Chiefs were in attendanceincluding Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo , Ooni of Ife, Emir of Kano, Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomole and others.
The Oba of Benin, or Omo N’Oba, Emini mini mini is the traditional ruler of the Edo people and head of the historic Eweka dynasty of the Great Benin Empire.
It is a West African empire centered on Benin City, in modern-day Nigeria. The ancient Benin homeland has been and continues to be mostly populated by the Edo also known as the Bini or Benin ethnic group.
•Pieced together from Channels TV and Daily Trust reports. Photo shows the new Oba f Benin, Omo N’Oba Ukakpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II, after his coronation . . . today in Benin City, Edo State.