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Gelegele is a historical port of Benin Kingdom and there is no conflict of ownership

 It is clear that the President of Ijaw Youth Council is ignorant of the ownership of Gelegele which was established by Oba Ewuare the Great of Benin Kingdom to facilitate trade between Benin Kingdom and European nations.

Ijaws and the rest of us In EDO.

The history of Benin is well known to all Nigerians and the world. The Benin Kingdom is respected because of the blue blood progeny of the successive Obas. The kingdom reigned from the location of the palace in modern day Benin City to Dahomey.

Oba Ewuare II stops the installation of Pere of Olodiama.

Sunday Vanguard learnt that there had been several attempts to carry out the installation without success following the resistance of the Benin Traditional Council (BTC) which accused the Ijaw people of trying to install a monarch on the soil of Benin without the authorisation of the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo.

We don’t know who next will be murdered or abducted, Edo residents cry

We don’t know who next will be murdered or abducted, Edo residents cry : After 3 policemen are killed, minister’s brother kidnapped Governor Obaseki storms Abuja to vent frustrations
BY SIMON EBEGBULEM, Benin-City.
October 8,2017

BNC threatens retaliation against herdsmen.

“Mr. Governor, you will appreciate that most visitors and settlers in Benin Kingdom have been paying our hospitality with hates and other stereotypical tendencies of ingratitude and the need to seek your intervention urgently cannot be overemphasized as our youths are on the verge of seeking self help with unpleasant repercussions.”