Benin Monarch Coronation Begins Today

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*As Commercial Activities Ceases At City Centre

Crown Prince of Benin Kingdom and Ediaken of Uselu, HRH, (Amb) Eheneden Erediauwa , coronation programmes officially begins on October 8, with a foot procession from the Uselu palace ground.

Chairman, Coronation Planning Committee and Enogie of Evbuobanosa/Abudu, Prof Gregory Akenzua, at a press briefing yesterday in Benin City, said the coronation programme which begins today 8 October will climax with a ‘thanksgiving worship’ service on sunday at the Holy Aruosa cathedral.

He said during the coronation ceremonies, starting from when the Edaiken leaves the Uselu Palace today,” the use of coral beads by those who are normally entitled will be restored and the current use of ” Omo N Orhue” (White Beads) will be

Akenzua added that, all burial ceremonies are prohibited through out the period of the coronation with effect from today October 8, through 27 October.

He noted that,”From mid-night today, all Commercial activities around Eko-Ohae and Urho-Okpota should cease until further notice.”

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