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Palace News (Courtesy Visit Of Seaman, Edo In Diaspora and NDCP)

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PALACE NEWS

                        Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin has urged the Managing Director of Grand Oak’s Limited, makers of Seaman Schnapps drink, Mr.Fatai Odesile on the need to sustaining cultural values and beliefs.
The Oba of Benin made this remark when the Managing Director, Mr.Fatai Odesile and his team paid a courtesy visit to His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin in his Palace in Benin City.
Oba Ewuare II urged the Managing Director, Mr.Odesile to be more committed to culture and tradition as well as sustaining it because his brand is the original prayer drink that has affinity with the celebration of culture and tradition.
Oba Ewuare II pointed out that it is not just during Igue Festival that prayers are offered to God and the Ancestors but at all times.
He equally urged the Managing Director to encourage corporate bodies to be more active in cultural activities using Seaman Schnapps drink for prayers and supplication to God and the Ancestors.
The Oba of Benin enjoined the Managing Director of Seaman Schnapps to also promote the culture and tradition of Benin Kingdom on daily basis just the way they promote their products.
The Omo N’Oba requests the management of Seaman to open up job opportunities for unemployed youths.
The Managing Director, Mr.Fatai Odesile informed His Royal Majesty that they were in the Palace to round off their campaign for a rebirth of the culture of traditional prayers using the Seaman Schnapps, because Benin Kingdom is foremost in culture and tradition.
Mr.Odesile assured the Oba that Seaman will continue to promote, support and propagate the usual Igue Festival and other festivals in Benin Kingdom.
Mr.Odesile used the opportunity to solicit for Royal blessings for peace, progress and prosperity.
In another development, the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II has charged the Binis in Diaspora to speak Benin language wherever they are.
The Oba of Benin gave the Charge when the Chairman of National Democratic Congress Party (NDCP), Mr. Charles Osuyi Idehen paid him a courtesy call in the Palace.
The Omo N’Oba told his guests that they can contribute their quota as private sector, rather than going into politics, and called on Edos in diaspora to influence the establishment of industries in the state to engage the people.
The Benin Monarch however said that the Palace is not partisan and wished the Chairman and members of the National Democratic Party well in their endeavour.
Earlier, the Chairman of NDCP, Mr. Charles Osuyi Idehen said they were in the Palace to introduce themselves and the party to the Oba of Benin and solicited for Royal blessings.
Also, the Edo in Diaspora Organisation led by Barr. Efosa Ogieriakhi was also in the Palace to unveil their organisation’s plans to contribute to the development of Edo State in the areas of skill acquisition, agriculture, youth and women empowerment, as well as establishment of Smart City in the state.
Oba Ewuare II commended them for their effort to join government to provide skill acquisition and job creation.
The Oba of Benin however urged them to also consider the establishment of agro-allied industries in the state to provide jobs for unemployed youths.

Desmond Agbama
Chief Press Secretary
To Oba of Benin

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The Spiritual Leader and General Overseer Of Spirit and Life Family Bible Church,Apostle (Mrs) Deborah Eunice Gordon-Osagiede. 07/02/2018

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OBA OF BENIN CHARGES CHURCH LEADERS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND ILLEGAL MIGRATION

By Desmond Agbama, CPS to Oba of Benin

               Omo N’Oba N’Edo, Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin says despite the proliferation of churches in the country there seems to be no fear of God in the people, hence the increasing rate of crime and other anti-social vices in the society.
Oba Ewuare II who stated this when the Spiritual Leader and General Overseer of Spirit and Life Family Bible Church, Apostle (Mrs.) Deborah Eunice Gordon-Osagiede paid him a courtesy visit in his Palace called on church leaders to help discourage illegal migration and trafficking of the youths.
His Royal Majesty said reports indicate that some church leaders instead of discouraging human trafficking and illegal migration are encouraging it, pointing out that the Palace would continue to align with government to eradicate the menace in the society.
The Benin Monarch commended the work of the Federal Government and International Organisation on migration for their effort to expose the illicit trade and rescue Nigerians subjected to inhuman treatment in Libya.
The Oba of Benin told his guests that Oba Ewuare II Foundation has been established to meet the needs of the poor and less privileged in the society, adding that it is the desire of the Palace to make Edo State destination of choice for everyone by ensuring safety of lives and property.
Omo N’Oba said the Palace would collaborate with security agencies to ensure crime is kept as its lowest ebb in the state in order to make it conducive for investors, thereby creating employment and development.
Earlier, the Spiritual Leader and General Overseer of Spirit and Life Family Bible Church, Apostle (Mrs.) Deborah Eunice Gordon-Osagiede said she was in the Palace to acknowledge the good works of His Royal Majesty since he ascended the throne, especially the abolition of the Community Development Association (CDA), which she described as a landmark achievement.
Apostle (Mrs.) Gordon-Osagiede commended the Omo N’Oba for the peace and tranquillity in the Kingdom, and expresses hope that during the reign of Oba Ewuare II, the Kingdom would experience more peace, progress and development.
While acknowledging the goodness of God in the life of Oba Ewuare II, the clergy wished the Monarch long life and many years on the throne of his fore fathers

 

    

    

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OBA OF BENIN MEET WITH BENIN TRADITIONAL RELIGION PRACTITIONER, PLACES CURSE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKERS, CULTISTS AND CDA MEMBERS WHO DOES NOT DESIST FROM CRIMINAL ACTS

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OBA OF BENIN MEET WITH BENIN TRADITIONAL RELIGION PRACTITIONER,
PLACES CURSE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKERS, CULTISTS AND CDA MEMBERS
WHO DOES NOT DESIST FROM CRIMINAL ACTS

By: Desmond Agbama, CPS to Oba of Benin

                     A special meeting has been held at the Oba Palace, Benin City to find lasting solution to the problems of illegal migration, human trafficking and other security issues in the state.

The meeting which was convened by His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin was attended by the Director and officials of National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Chiefs, Enigie and Edionwere in Benin Kingdom.

Others who attended the meeting are senior and junior priests of Okhuaihe, senior and junior priests of Ovia, all priests in Iyekogba, all priest of Ake, all priestesses and native doctors as well as market women leaders.

Addressing the people, Omo N’Oba said the purpose of the meeting was to seek for peace, progress and development in the state.

His Royal Majesty informed the people that the state government in collaboration with the Palace are combining efforts to stop illegal migration and human trafficking among the people.
The Benin Monarch explained that Edo State has been seriously linked with illegal migration and human trafficking, hence the need for all hands to be on deck to combat the scourge.

His Royal Majesty said NAPTIP has informed the Palace of how the victims of human traffickers are subjected to oath taking, which makes it difficult for them to provide useful information to NAPTIP that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of human trafficking in the society.

The Oba of Benin noted that many of those trafficked never get to their destination as they are subjected to slavery in Libya, while others died in the Mediterranean Sea, pointing out that many families have been grieving over the loss of their loved ones.

His Royal Majesty said the meeting was convened to warn those behind this illegal acts of human trafficking to desist or face the wrath of the law and the ancestors of the land.

The Omo N’Oba also warned priests and priestesses of the Benin Traditional Religion to stop offering services to human traffickers and urged them to use their God given spiritual gift and powers to do what is right at all times, by not subjecting victims of human trafficking to any oath.

On the issue of secret cult members who unleash terror and commit heinous crimes in the society, His Royal Majesty also warned them to have a change of attitude or be ready to incur the wrath of God and the ancestors, just as the Oba cautioned those still carrying out illegal activities of CDA in some villages in the state.

Special prayers was offered by the Benin Traditional Religion practitioners for the peace, progress and development of the state, while a curse was equally placed on those who may wish to do otherwise or go against Palace directives on the issues of illegal migration, human trafficking, cultism and Community Development Association.

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National Executive Members Of Immaculate Conception College Benin Old Boys Association (ICCOBA) Visit Oba Of Benin

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ICCOBA VISIT OBA OF BENIN

The Benin Monarch has admonished the National Executive of Immaculate Conception College Benin Old Boys Association (ICCOBA) Worldwide to be upright, diligent and prudent in the conduct of the affairs of the Association.
His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II gave the admonition when the National President of ICCOBA Worldwide, Engr. John Osa Omoregie led other Executive members on a courtesy to Omo N’Oba in his Palace.
The Oba of Benin reminded them that it was their leadership qualities and character that earned them the positions, and urged them not to relent in their efforts to take ICCOBA to the next level.
His Royal Majesty who is also an Old Boy of Immaculate Conception College, Benin congratulated them for their elections and prayed God and the Ancestors to grant them the wisdom and good health to pilot the affairs of ICCOBA successfully.
Earlier, the National President of ICCOBA Worldwide, Engr. John Omoregie said they were in the Palace to introduce themselves as members of the National Executive to steer the leadership of ICCOBA for the next three years.
Engr. Omoregie told the Benin Monarch that they were elected at the Abuja convention of the Association in November last year, and considered it very necessary to come to the Palace for advice and Royal blessings to enable them succeed in the leadership of ICCOBA.
He informed the Omo N’Oba of the various programmes planned for execution by the National Executive, including the empowerment of young and unemployed members of ICCOBA.
Engr. Omoregie lauded Oba Ewuare II for his support over the years and sued for more, and pledged the continued loyalty and service of members of ICCOBA Worldwide to the Oba of Benin.

Desmond Agbama
Chief Press secretary
To Oba of Benin

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NATIONAL AGENCY FOR THE PROHIBITION OF TRAFFICKING IN PERSON, PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO OBA OF BENIN

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OBA OF BENIN CHARGES NAPTIP ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
By: Desmond Agbama, CPS to Oba of Benin

The Oba of Benin, Omo N’ObaN’EdoUkuAkpolokpolo, Ewuare II says if corruption is not talked and the economy improved, it would be difficult to fight human trafficking.
His Royal Majesty stated this when the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Dame Julie OkahDanli paid OmoN’Oba a courtesy visit in his Palace in Benin City.
Oba Ewuare II called on the states and federal government to fight corruption, provide job, improve the economy and make life meaningful for the people in order to discourage people from embarking on illegal migration and human trafficking.
The Benin Monarch however commended the federal government and international NGO for their effort in returning the stranded Nigerians in Libya, just as he appreciated NAPTIP for embarking on advocacy visit to enlighten the people on the dangers inherent in human trafficking and illegal migration.
The OmoN’Oba enjoined NAPTIP to work closely with Oba Ewuare II Foundation in order to eradicate the scourge in the society, and assured of Palace readiness to collaborate with the state and federal government to stamp out human trafficking through advocacy, enlightenment and persuasion.
Earlier, the Director-General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie OkahDonli said they were in the Palace as part of NAPTIP enlightenment campaigns, pointing out that so much has been said and linked to Edo state with regard to human trafficking.
She told the Oba of Benin that many Nigerians have been held in Libya and that the federal government has done a lot to return and rehabilitate them.
The D.G of NAPTIP informed the OmoN’Oba that victims were subjected to slave labour, prostitution and organ harvesting, adding that what is quite worrisome is that the traffickers subject them to oath taking, which makes it difficult for the victims to give NAPTIP useful information.
Dame Donli appealed to His Royal Majesty to help prevail on traditional priest to stop administering oath on victims of human traffickers, instead they should report the traffickers to NAPTIP for arrest and prosecution.
The Director-General of NAPTIP was accompanied on the visit by the Benin Zonal Commander, Barr. NdukaNwanwenne as well as other principal officers of NAPTIP.

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OBA OF BENIN CHARGES EDO STATE INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION ON CORRUPTION FREE ELECTORAL PROCESS

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OBA OF BENIN CHARGES EDSIEC ON CORRUPTION FREE ELECTORAL PROCESS
By Desmond Agbama, CPS to Oba of Benin

OmoN’ObaN’Edo, UkuAkpolokpolo, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin has charged the Chairman and members of the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) on the need to discourage corruption in the electoral process.
The Oba of Benin gave the charge when the Chairman, Prof. Stanley Orobator led other members of the Commission on a courtesy visit to His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin in his Palace.
The OmoN’Oba says they should not undermine the importance of INEC, and enjoined the Chairman and members of EDSIEC to play their role in the development of the democratic process.
The Benin Monarch said to ensure that EDSIEC discharge its job diligently and successfully, the Palace would help to spread the information on the need for the people to participate in the electoral process, and prayed to God and the Ancestors to grant the Chairman and members the wisdom to conduct a free and fair election, reminding them that the task ahead is enormous and quite challenging.
The Chairman of EDSIEC, Prof. Stanley Orobator told his Royal Majesty that they were in the Palace to inform him about the forthcoming local government election and to declare their readiness to conduct a free and fair election in the state.
Prof.Orobator said it would not be business as usual, pointing out that corruption in the electoral process would not be condole.
He appealed to the Oba of Benin to help advice Village Heads, Enigie, Edionwere and the people on the need for them to participate for a better election.
In another development, the Chairman and members of the Benin Customary Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (BCADRC) were in the Palace to inform the OmoN’Oba about the progress of the Committee.
Chairman of the committee retired Justice SamsonUwaifo told the Oba that some respondent refused to respond to ‘Form A’ served on them by complainant, and that something should be done by the Palace to compel them to respond, as the committee do not have power to enforce, which is a major challenge to the work of the committee.
Justice Uwaifo retired also harped on the need to enlarge the membership of the committee to twelve so that three of them could be used to form committee of Arbiters, in order to have resting period for members.
He said former CDA members still exhibit such attitude in them each time they appear before the committee to resolve land disputes.
Justice Uwaifo expressed the commitment of members to resolve disputes and ensure prompt dispensation of justice, without compromising their integrity.
His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II expressed joy that people are satisfied with the establishment of the committee, pointing out that the Palace would device ways to deal with those not honouring the invitation of the committee.
The OmoN’Oba urged members of the committee not to be deterred but to continue to do their job in the most effective manner.
While assuring them that Palace would consider the committee’s request for more members, the Benin Monarch prayed God and the Ancestors to grant members wisdom and good health to pilot the affairs of the committee.

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OBA OF BENIN RECEIVES GENERAL OFFICER IN COMMAND NIGERIAN ARMY AND ASSISTANT INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, HARPED ON EFFECTIVE SECURITY

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OBA OF BENIN RECEIVES GENERAL OFFICER IN COMMAND AND AIG, HARPED ON EFFECTIVE SECURITY
By Desmond Agbama, CPS to Oba of Benin

Officers and men of the Nigerian Army have been commended by His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin for their wonderful services of defending the country from external aggression and peace keeping within and outside the country.
The Benin Monarch made the commendation when the General Officer commanding the 2nd Division of Nigeria Army, Ibadan, Major-Gen. Fidelis Azinta paid OmoNObaa courtesy visit in his Palace in Benin City.
Oba Ewuare II told his guest not to relent in the task of maintaining peace in the country, assuring of the Palace support in the successful discharge of his duties.
The Oba of Benin says the visit of Major-Gen. Azinta brings him feelings of nostalgia, as he has had very cordial relationship with former GOC’s of the Nigeria Army.
Earlier the General Officer commanding the 2nd Division of Nigeria Army, Ibadan, Maj. Gen. Fidelis Azinta said he was in the Palace of the Oba of Benin to introduce himself as the new officer commanding the 2nd Division of Nigeria Army of which Edo State is part.
He acknowledged the cordial relationship he had with the Palace as officer commanding the 4 Mechanised Brigade in Benin City, hence he decided to come for Royal blessings to enable him succeed in his new assignment.
Maj. Gen. Azinta commended the Oba of Benin for the prevailing peace in the Kingdom, and appealed to His Royal Majesty, to counsel his subjects on the need to partner with Nigeria Army for the security, peace and progress of the Kingdom.
The GOC said any erring soldier should be reported to the appropriate quarter for the necessary action.
Receiving the new Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5 Benin City, Mr. Rasheed OlatundeAkintunde in his Palace, the Oba of Benin appealed to the Federal government to improve the welfare of police officers in order for them to effectively discharge their duties.
Oba Ewuare II while commending the police for their job of law enforcement, he called on the police AIG to always contact the Palace on issues bothering on village heads, communal disputes and land matters anytime it is brought before the police command.

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Conferment Of Chieftain Title On Desiring Members Of Uselu Community By HRH Crown Prince (Amb.) Eheneden Erediauwa, And Cultural Display By Various Cultrual Troops At The Edaiken’s Palace in Uselu.

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Courtesy Visit To His Royal Majesty Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Oba Ewuare II, By The Chairman Of Board And Members Of Management Of Nigeria Bottling Company Limited, Makers Of Coca Cola Brand In His Palace:15/01/2018

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HRH Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa Receiving Various Groups, Muslims Faithfuls,Members Of The Royal Family,Palace Chiefs,Friends And Well Wishers At His Edaiken’s Palace, Uselu Benin

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