Oba of Benin is dead

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OrijoReporter.com, Oba of Benin

The Prime Minister of Benin (the Iyase of Benin Kingdom), Chief Sam Igbe, has announced the death of the Oba of Benin, Oba Erediauwa on Friday.

Chief Igbe, announced Oba Erediauwa’s death after he held series of meetings in the palace with chiefs, including Esogban of Benin (the Oracle of Benin) Chief David Edebiri.

Chief Igbe, who said Oba Erediauwa died on Friday at Ugha-Ozolua inside the palace, ordered the closure of all markets in the Edo State capital, and directed all Benin’s sons to shave their hairs.

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