Posts Tagged ‘Benin City’

Bronze cockerel to be returned to Nigeria by Cambridge college

by Ikokwu Ikembaon November 29, 2019
A bronze cockerel taken by British colonial forces and donated to Jesus College Cambridge is to be returned to Nigeria in an unprecedented step that adds momentum to the growing reparations movement. The Okukor, described by the college as a “royal ancestral heirloom”, will be one of the first Benin bronzes to be repatriated to […]

BREAKING| Justice Chioma Iheme Nwosu Abducted, Orderly Killed

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 30, 2019
Hon. Justice Nwosu Iheme of the Court Of Appeal, Benin City, Edo state has been kidnapped by daredevil and violent gunmen in Benin City. The vicious gunmen who killed her police orderly before the abduction was said to have trailed and intercepted her Jeep along Benin-Agbor road near Christ Choosen Church. An eye witness told […]

Helicopter Landing on Benin/Ore Expressway: Nigeria Aviation Authority Identifies Owner, Begins Investigation

by Ikokwu Ikembaon June 26, 2019
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has identified the owner of the helicopter that landed on the Benin-Ore road to pick somebody. NCAA also said it was aware of the video and an investigation is ongoing. A viral video of a helicopter took over the social media over the weekend. The video showed a helicopter […]

@NNPCgroup to Inaugurate largest LPG Storage in Benin

by Ikokwu Ikembaon May 19, 2019
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will unveil the largest Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) also known as cooking gas and Propane Storage and dispensing facility in Oredo, Benin City. The Corporation disclosed this in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja on Sunday. He said the corporation with its subsidiary […]

Benin Kingdom is not Kano Emirate; Protesters drum against alleged attempt to divide kingdom

by Ikokwu Ikembaon May 14, 2019
A massive protest by thousands of youths on the platform of Benin National Congress (BNC) has rocked major streets of Benin City, following an alleged attempt by one Arisco Osemwengie to carve a new kingdom from Benin to be headed by the Ogiamien which he (Osemwengie) allegedly claimed to be. Bearing several placards and a […]

BREAKING|Taxify Activate Operations In Benin

by Ikokwu Ikembaon December 22, 2018
Taxify is expanding its Nigerian operations to its fifth city – Benin, Edo State. This continues Taxify’s recent expansion across Nigeria, following its launch in Lagos, Abuja, Owerri and Ibadan. The ride hailing service had said in June 2018, that it had completed an investment round of $175 million, and that it intended to use […]