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Return our stolen artifacts, Oba of Benin tells Prince Charles

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, yesterday asked the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, to lend his voice to the call for the British empire to return all the ancient Benin artifacts that were taken by the British authorities in 1897.

Speaking at the parley the visiting British royal had with royal fathers this evening, the Benin monarch told Prince Charles that the repatriation of the artifacts would enable him establish Oba Palace Museum for the promotion of tourism in his kingdom.

“Suffice to say that Nigerians in general and Benin people in particular will be most delighted to have your royal highness throw his royal weight behind our efforts to have some of our ancient artifacts that were taken in 1897 from the Royal Court of Benin returned to Benin to establish Oba Palace Museum for the promotion of tourism in Benin City, Edo State.” he said

Other traditional rulers that attended the meeting were the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi; Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar; Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe; Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, and others.

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4 Comments
  1. Obehi Obiyan says

    Who dey there wen he tell am

  2. Austin Onyii Osuagwu says

    Nigeria is just a joke. These white men came to ur land rape and killed your people and stole things from you that they have not returned up till today, instead they use it to make money in their country and this is the kind reception you gave them? No wonder they call you shithole!

  3. Shedrach Da Monarch says

    Return our stolen artifacts he said but my question is what have we done with the once left for us?

  4. Clement Chukwuemeka says

    Yes. British people are thieves….,, they stole many things from Nigeria

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