It has been asserted that any child that bring honour to his or her parents deserve a resounding accolade.

That was what played out in the Oba Palace when Prince Igbinidu Ewuare the third son of His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, EwuareII formally presented his certificates of academic achievements to his royal father.

The Omo N’Oba said Prince Igbinidu having made such remarkable and enviable achievements in primary education which started in the Kingdom of Sweden and secondary and tertiary education in the United Kingdom, deserves to be celebrated for being a worthy and veritable conduit of honour and pride.

Prince Igbinidu Ewuare had obtained a Bachelor’s degree, two Masters degrees and a specialized certificate in Business Entrepreneurship and Management from various leading University in the United Kingdom, including the famous University of Reading.

The eldest child of Oba Ewuare II Princess Barr. (Mrs.) Ikuoyemwen Ewuare Aimiuwu took time to introduce the various degrees and certificates, while Prince Igbinidu Ewuare personally presented them to his father amidst cheers and excitement.

During the presentation, Princess Barr. (Mrs.) Ikuoyemwen Ewuare Aimiuwu thanked His Royal Majesty for given them the opportunity to study abroad to obtain quality education. She said it is not out of place to commend Oba Ewuare II being their anchor and source of achievement

She also appreciated the Omo N’Oba for the advice, and encouragement as well as for the financial, spiritual and psychological supports throughout their course of study.

His Royal Majesty apparently elated and impressed by the academic achievements of Prince Igbinidu Ewuare promised to organize a reception in his honour and prayed to God and the great Royal Ancestors for the success of PrinceIgbinidu in his life endeavor.

The certificate presentation was witnessed by array of Palace Chiefs, Onojie of Uromi and his entourage as well as a business magnate, Captain HosaOkunbo.

Desmond Agbama

Chief Press Secretary

To Oba of Benin









By: Desmond Agbama, CPS to Oba of Benin

His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II, Oba of Benin has advised traditional rulers to distant themselves from partisan politics.

Omo N’Oba who gave the advice when he received the Ojuromi of Uromi, ZaikiAnslemAidonojie II who was in the Oba Palace on a thank you visit, said all politicians should be given a level playing ground.

His Royal Majesty said what the traditional rulers should be doing is to pray for God to give us a leader that will respect traditional rulers, develop the state and uplift the living standard of the people.

The Benin Monarch says those who fought against godfatherismin the past should also do well to fight godfatherismin politics so that people would have opportunity to contest for various positions.

While congratulating the Ojuromi of Uromi for his re-instatement, the Oba of Benin commended sons and daughters of Uromi for supporting him to see that he was re-instated by Edo State Government.

The Omo N’Oba advised him to always avoid such incidence that led to his suspension in future by always consulting the Palace or any other higher authority.

Earlier, the Ojuromi of Uromi, ZaikiAnslemAidonojie II said he was in the Palace to thank the Oba of Benin for the fatherly role he played to ensure his re-instatement as Onojie of Uromi.

He said the love exhibited by the Oba shows that he is father to all. Consequently, the Onojie of Uromi pledged his loyalty to the Oba of Benin, and promised to always support the activities of the Palace.

The event later shifted to the outside, where His Royal Majesty, Oba Ewuare II in company of Palace Chiefs and his guests watched the acrobatic display by EsanIgbabonelimi which came to entertain the Omo N’Oba and the Onojie of Uromi.







By: Desmond Agbama, CPS to Oba of Benin


The Oba of Benin, His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II says he will intervene in the deposition of the Onojie of Uromi by Edo State Government.

The Benin Monarch stated this when the deposed Onojie of Uromi Anslem Aidonojie II came to the Palace of the Omo N’Oba in company of some traditional rulers in Esan land including the Vice-Chairman of Edo State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chiefs and the Onojie of Opoji, Zaiki Ehidamen.

His Royal Majesty said he would speak with the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to restore him to his throne and rectify the problem in the interest of peace and spirit of forgiveness.

While welcoming the Onojie of Uromi, Ewuare II advised him to always avoid acts that could bring embarrassment to him and the traditional institution.

The Oba of Benin said as traditional rulers, they should eschew partisan politics and play the role of Royal Father to everyone including politicians.

The Onojie of Uromi, Anslem Aidonoje II said he was in the Palace in company of other traditional rulers in Esan land to plead with the Omo N’Oba forgiveness in his transgressions towards the ancient Kingdom and for His Royal Majesty’s intervention in the matter of his deposition by the State Government.

He said the fatherly role exhibited by the Oba of Benin shows that he is father to all and pledged his loyalty to the Oba of Benin with a promise to always support the Omo N’Oba activities in the Palace.

The Oba of Benin also received Prof. Nicholas Thomas, his wife, Prof. Annie Coombes and their son, Nicky Coombes-Thomas who were in the Palace to discuss on the possibilities of returning some of the stolen artefact from Benin Kingdom during British invasion of 1897.

The visiting professors from Cambridge University and London University expressed their willingness to collaborate with other European interest groups under the aegis of the Benin Dialogue Group to facilitate the return of some of the art works to its original owners.

They commended the Oba of Benin for his effort to establish Palace Museum which will be a safe place for the art work when they are eventually returned.

They expressed satisfaction that many Nigerians have supported the return of the looted artefacts and hoped that the British government and other European authorities would partner with them to return some of the art works.

His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II told the visitors that the idea to establish Palace Museum has been on for a long time, and expressed delight that the Benin Dialogue Group were collaborating with them to ensure the return of the stolen artefacts in various places across United Kingdom, Europe and America.

The Oba of Benin urged them to extend the drive to private collectors who are also in possession of Benin art works and hoped that the effort would yield positive results.

His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II said the Guildof bronze casters in Benin City would be empowered to improve on their art work, pointing out that he would build on the legacies left by his fore fathers.


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