History was made, yesterday, in Benin Kingdom, as the 40th Oba in the Oranmiyan dynasty was crowned. He is Oba Ewuare II.
The announcement was made by the Oliha of Benin Kingdom, Chief Edionwe Oliha. The event was attended by prominent Nigerians, including President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, traditional rulers, governors, National and state Assembly members, ministers and ambassadors, members of the diplomatic corps and more.
Governor Adams Oshiomhole led his colleagues such as Ibrahim Dankwambo (Gombe), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere and that of Edo State, Dr Pius Odubu.
Some traditional rulers at the ceremony include Alhaji Saad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto; Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Emir of Kano; Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II; Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe; Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli Emiko; Orodje of Okpe, Otaru of Auchi, Alaafin of Oyo, Obong of Calabar, King Jaja of Opobo, Etsu Nupe and Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, among others.
See photos below.
Meet the beautiful wives!
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