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Oba Of Benin Coronation Osinbajo, Dangote, others attend event

Many dignitaries were present in Benin, Edo State today, October 20, 2016 as the 39th Oba of Benin is crowned.

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Oba of Benin play

Oba of Benin

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The coronation ceremony of the Oba of Benin was done today in Benin City, Edo State.

Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, ascends the throne of his ancestors as he was installed as the 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo play

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

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Many dignitaries were present at the coronation ceremony. Some of them are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Edo state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, Edo state governor-elect, Godwin Obaseki, Aliko Dangote and APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun.

Monarchs, the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi and Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Dr. Shehu Idris were also present.

The Esama of Benin Kingdom, Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, was also in attendance.

Ooni of Ife and Emir of Kano play

Ooni of Ife and Emir of Kano

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The Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole, presented the new king with his staff of office after which the newly installed king gave his address.

Countries such as Great Britain, Namibia, Senegal, Italy, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali and Spain had their diplomats present at the historic event.

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