Benin City

Benin City is a city (2006 est. pop. 1,147,188) and the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria. It is a city approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of the Benin River. It is situated 320 kilometres (200 mi) by road east of Lagos. Benin is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, but processing palm nuts for oil is also an important traditional industry.

History

The original people and founders of the Benin Empire, the Edo people, were initially ruled by the Ogiso (Kings of the Sky) dynasty who called their land Igodomigodo. The rulers or kings were commonly known as Ogiso. Igodo, the first Ogiso, wielded much influence and gained popularity as a good ruler. He died after a long reign and was succeeded by Ere, his eldest son. In the 12th century, a great palace intrigue and battle for power erupted between the warrior crown prince Ekaladerhan son of the last Ogiso and his young paternal uncle. In anger over an oracle, Prince Ekaladerhan left the royal court with his warriors. When his old father the Ogiso died, the Ogiso dynasty was ended as the people and royal kingmakers preferred their king's son as natural next in line to rule.

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Recordnet 06 May 2022
As Supreme Court weighs Roe, more nations legalizing abortion. Abortion was legalized in places like Israel and India around the same time as the Roe decision ... In October, Benin legalized abortion in most circumstances up to 12 weeks ... Even in places where abortion is legal, there can be procedural barriers that make the procedures less accessible....
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US could be 'global outlier' if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Here's how other nations ...

Yahoo Daily News 06 May 2022
As Supreme Court weighs Roe, more nations legalizing abortion. Abortion was legalized in places like Israel and India around the same time as the Roe decision ... In October, Benin legalized abortion in most circumstances up to 12 weeks ... Even in places where abortion is legal, there can be procedural barriers that make the procedures less accessible....
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As US poised to restrict abortion, other nations ease access

NewstalkZB 05 May 2022
The decision fell short of advocates' hopes for a complete decriminalization, but Martínez Coral said it still left Colombia with the "most progressive legal framework in Latin America." ... Many African nations also maintain complete bans, but in October 2021, Benin legalized abortion in most circumstances up to 12 weeks....
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As U.S. is poised to restrict abortion, many other nations ease access

The Los Angeles Times 05 May 2022
The decision fell short of advocates’ hopes for a complete decriminalization, but Martínez Coral said it still left Colombia with the “most progressive legal framework in Latin America.” ... Many African nations also maintain complete bans, but in October 2021, Benin legalized abortion in most circumstances up to 12 weeks....
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While US Is Poised to Restrict Abortion, Other Nations Ease Access

NBC Bay Area 04 May 2022
The decision fell short of advocates' hopes for a complete decriminalization, but Martínez Coral said it still left Colombia with the “most progressive legal framework in Latin America.” ... Many African nations also maintain complete bans, but in October 2021, Benin legalized abortion in most circumstances up to 12 weeks....

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