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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One Country, Ten Deposits: Benin Joins Nuclear Safety, Security and Liability Treaty Instruments, Brings into ...

IAEA 19 Sep 2019
In an unprecedented by any country, the Government of Benin yesterday deposited instruments expressing its content to be bound by ten international legal instruments under IAEA auspices in one fell swoop and brought into force its Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement and Additional Protocol ... ....
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Customs Advises Nigerians to Adhere to Import, Export Prohibition

This Day 04 Sep 2019
Eromosele Abiodun ... Kayode, who made this known during a press briefing in Benin City, Edo State, said the service was not against legal trade or business, but was against illegal importation and smuggling ... Displaying the vehicles intercepted in Benin axis he said, “we are having 16 of these beautiful vehicles seized from July to date.” ... ....
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Benin’s new museum for artifacts looted by France is being built using a French loan

Quartz 23 Jul 2019
The construction of a new museum in Benin, which is slated to house 26 artifacts looted by France in the colonial era, will be funded by a French loan ... some of the 5,000 artifacts requested from France by Benin ... through the Benin Dialogue Group, a museum consortium created in 2007....
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Benin readies for return of treasures taken by France

This is Money 16 Jul 2019
The display cases at the royal palaces in Benin's sleepy southern town of Abomey are coated in dust and the exhibition halls plunged in darkness ... "At a museum there is more than just the curator," said Sagan, a specialist at Benin's heritage agency ... But he insisted that Benin still needs to pass a comprehensive legal framework to protect heritage....
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Talking Stealthy Steps Like a Thief in the Night

This Day 02 Jul 2019
This was after some legal experts were said to have been engaged to look at the constitutionality of the act when carried out ... Explaining the legality of the action, a top government functionary accused the 18 lawmakers of failing to ... Similarly, a Benin-based legal practitioner, Mr....
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Govt can’t sack CEOs – Supreme Court declares

Joy Online 24 Jun 2019
Article 191 (b) states ... Import of the decision ... Benin, Samuel K. Marful-Sau and Nene Amegatcher. Legal challenge. The case culminating in the Supreme Court’s judgment was initiated on January 4, 2017, by a legal practitioner, Mr Theophilus Donkor, who invoked the original jurisdiction of the court to interpret the 1992 Constitution ... ....
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Govt-Cant-Sack-CEOs--Supreme-Court-Declares

Peace FM Online 24 Jun 2019
The removal of heads of public corporations as a result of a change of government has been declared as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court ... Article 191 (b) states ... Import of the decision ... Benin, Samuel K ... Legal challenge. The case culminating in the Supreme Court’s judgment was initiated on January 4, 2017, by a legal practitioner, Mr ... ....
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Supreme-Court-To-Rule-On-Woyomes-Properties-June-27

Peace FM Online 14 May 2019
Ownership dispute ... Anator Holdings, on the other hand, claims that it owns the quarry which the State says belongs to Mr Woyome ... Benin, will, on June 27, 2019, give a ruling on the two legal actions ... That did not materialise after the businessman had initiated a litany of legal cases at the Supreme Court to support his case, which were all dismissed ... ....
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Supreme Court to rule on Woyome’s ‘properties’ June 27

Joy Online 14 May 2019
Ownership dispute ... Anator Holdings, on the other hand, claims that it owns the quarry which the State says belongs to Mr Woyome ... Benin, will, on June 27, 2019, give a ruling on the two legal actions ... That did not materialise after the businessman had initiated a litany of legal cases at the Supreme Court to support his case, which were all dismissed ... ....
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Should anyone really own the phrase “Hakuna Matata”?

Quartz 12 Jan 2019
Is it only African things that are “legally” trademarked in this way?. How many other bits and pieces from other cultures are owned thus? Disney is the most visible buyer in this contemporary trafficking in pieces of intangible blackness via the same frame that slavers and colonizers used before—that it was legal....
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Britain's pillaging of the Benin Bronzes begs for a reasonable resolution

The Art Newspaper 21 Dec 2018
In 1897, British troops marched on Benin City, the capital of the fabled West African kingdom of Benin, ruled over by a powerful Oba ... After the British victory, the troops destroyed the town and took away nearly 2,000 plaques and sculptures, known thereafter as the "Benin Bronzes"....
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DMO Seeks Legislation on Debt Mgt in States, FCT as Profile Rises by 111%

This Day 15 Dec 2018
By Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City ... The debt management agency also said that there was the need for governors and other public office holders to be diligent in spending government funds, asserting that public debt management is unique and dynamic, which made it imperative for the review of legal and institutional frameworks....
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