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BREAKING: Benin monarch, Oba Erediauwa, passes on

The Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba Erediauwa Akpolokpolo I, has passed on. His death was announced few hours ago by the Iyase of Benin Kingdom, Chief Sam Igbe.

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state eulogised the departed Benin Monarch, Oba Erediauwa in a statement released and made available by ‎“Our hearts are heavy, laden with pains and grief, at the announcement of the passing on to glory of Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Erediauwa of Benin, our highly revered Oba, a distinguished Edo numero uno, an accomplished Nigerian, a seasoned bureaucrat, quintessential unifier, unique personage and exemplary Omo N’Oba, whose reign brought distinction, immense class, finesse and integrity to traditional institution in Edo state and the country at large.

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