Idia Mask means a lot to the world, says acting teacher

Israel Wekpe, Director of the stage play, Idia, an African Queen, written by Don Pedro Obaseki, has called on the British Government to return the Idia Mask which was one of the artefacts stolen by the British from Benin Kingdom several years ago. “Idia means a lot to Benin. It means a lot to Nigeria. It also means a lot to Africa and the world. For me, it is the most beautiful mask in the world. And I think we begin to talk about reparation which is the thing as it…

Pastor Charles Osazuwa organises table tennis tourney in Benin

The first edition of the Pastor Charles Osazuwa Table Tennis Tournament 2020 has commenced at the indoor sports hall of the ultra-modern Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City. The three days closed tournament which commenced on Monday, December 28th and ends on Wednesday, December 30th has some celebrities and kid prodigies on the list of contestants. Speaking about the tournament, Pastor Osazuwa, who is the General Overseer of Rock of Ages Christian Assembly (RACA), said he decided to organise it so as to contribute his quota towards empowering and developing the…

We will soon take over Edo State, kidnappers send threat message to Police

My name is ThankGod Okuk, I left for Abuja on Thursday, 17th December, 2020, in order to attend a friend’s wedding on Friday and Saturday.  On Sunday, December 20th, I boarded Big Joe bus to Benin City, getting to Ekpoma, the driver told us that he won’t be going to Benin because it was already past 7pm, so some of us took our belongings and took a Sienna bus going to Benin, after Ehor we were attacked by a gang of Fulani herdsmen who shot sporadically into the air, after…