Concise News Correspondents

Finally, the Oba of Benin was crowned and handed the staff of office in a grand ceremony held in Benin city today, Thursday.

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Several dignitaries including Nigeria’s Vice President, Osinbanjo, Gov. Adams Oshiomole, Ooni of Ife, and the Emir of Kano attended the colorful coronation ceremony of Prince Eheneden Erediauwa as the 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom.

Nigerians business mogul, Aliko Dangote, was also in attendance.

Below are some of the pictures Concise News brings to you from the well-attended coronation ceremony:

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New Oba of Benin is well loved by the Benin people
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The newly-coronated Benin monarch with one of his palace guards.
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The newly-coronated Benin monarch at his palace. Cross section of guests look on.
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Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, now the 39th Oba of Benin Kingdom.
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Benin people turned out en-mass to witness the coronation of their 39th Oba.

Meet the Benin Monarch’s beautiful wives

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The three beautiful wives of the newly-coronated Benin monarch

The Benin Monarch was born in 1953, educated in Nigeria and also UK. He holds a B.A in Economics and Sociology which he received from the University of Wales. He is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of International affairs.