The new Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II was crowned and handed the staff of office by the Governor of Edo state in 2016.
We present to you 7 amazing things you should know about the new Oba, previously referred to as Prince Eheneden Erediauwa.
1.) He was born on October 20, 1953. Coincidentally, he was officially presented with the staff of office as Oba of Benin on his 63rd birthday on 20th October, 2016
2.) He attended the famous Edo College in Benin from 1965 to 1967 and also bagged a degree in Economics and Sociology from University of Wales, UK.
3.) He has served as Nigeria’s Ambassador to many countries including: Norway, Angola, Sweden e.t.c
4.) He is an astute business man with several interests in the petroleum, agro-allied and construction industries. He is the founder of South Point Royal School, Benin, and the non-governmental organisation, Benin Royal Dynasty Trust.
5.) Oba Eheneden is married to three wives: Princess Iroghama ( Obazuaye N’erie), Princess Iyayiota ( Obazuwa N’erie) and Princess Ikpakpa (ohe N’erie).
6.) He was widely reported to be the 39th Oba of Benin but he dismissed this after he officially recognised Oronmiyan, the founder of the yourba race, as the first Oba of Benin. Thereby making him the 40th Oba.
7.) He was recently blessed with a son named Prince Igbinosa Erediauwa
FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing Of Question Papers, Others
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a sum of N2.9 billion for the printing of both sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials.
The council also approved a total of N4.5 billion for projects in the Ministry of Education and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
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This decision was reached at FEC virtual meeting on Wednesday, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu said the contract was awarded to a group of eight printers.
According to the Minister, the materials are for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance Examination.
Ike Ekweremadu Gets New Appointment
The former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has been appointed by the International Parliamentary Congress as the Chief Coordinator for Africa.
The development was disclosed in a letter forwarded to Ekweremadu by the Secretary-General of the IPC and member of the Pakistani national parliament, Senator Muhammad Ali Saif.
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“We are proud to inform you that the Honourable President of the IPC has nominated your good self as Chief Coordinator Africa with immediate effect.”
This was announced in a statement by the media adviser to the Enugu West lawmaker, Uche Anichukwu, in Abuja.
Gov Ayade Orders Restriction Of Trucks Conveying Scrap In, Out Of Cross River
Governor of Cross River, Professor Ben Ayade has ordered the restriction of trucks conveying scrap in and out of the State.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity, Christian Ita.
The governor expressed that the attention of the state has been drawn to information that looters are attempting to move stolen items out of the state as scrap.
The governor directed all transporters and motorists in the state to report anyone that approaches them to move scraps out of the state to security agents.
He also warned that any of them caught transporting looted items will be regarded as an accomplice and treated as a looter.
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