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I Never Said Benin Owned Lagos - Oba Akiolu by Oasis007(m): 9:45am On Dec 12, 2017
The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Monday said he never said that the Benin people owned Lagos. The monarch spoke in Victoria Island, Lagos, at the launch of “Defend the Defenseless”, a book written by Arese Carrington, wife of a former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, Walter Carrington.

Mr. Akiolu was reacting to controversies generated by his earlier remarks that the developmental strides being witnessed in Lagos State was because of the blessings given to it by a past Oba of Benin. The comment generated debates in the media with many contesting the monarch’s position.

In a recent interview with PUNCH, Sammy Adebiyi, a prince of the Akinsemoyin Ruling House of Lagos, who is contesting rights to the throne of Oba of Lagos, said that the Awori are the original owners of Lagos.
Mr. Adebiyi added that neither the Benin (then called Bini) nor the Yoruba owned Lagos.

Apparently making reference to reactions generated by his earlier comments, Mr. Akiolu on Monday took shots at those who criticised him, saying many of them are not “bonafide sons of Lagos.”

The monarch promised to reply his critics by
next year when he begins celebration of his 15th year on the throne as king.
“I never said Bini owned Lagos… but the influence of the Oba of Benin, nobody can wash it away in Lagos,” he said.

“You must have been reading many things in the newspapers. By the grace of God Almighty Allah, next year when I begin to celebrate my 15th anniversary, they will know the kind of person Oba Akiolu is.”

The monarch also commended the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, saying nobody can stop him in his political aspirations.


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Re: I Never Said Benin Owned Lagos - Oba Akiolu by dukie25: 9:45am On Dec 12, 2017
the influence of the Oba of Benin, nobody can wash it away in Lagos,” he said.

They can try but they won't succeed. Lagos is named Eko (settlement) for a reason.
Re: I Never Said Benin Owned Lagos - Oba Akiolu by BankeSmalls(f): 9:46am On Dec 12, 2017
I think I support what the Oba said.

That he "never said" the Bini people own Lagos
That the Binis blessed Lagos, and that is the reason for the development happening in Lagos.
Meanwhile, Prince Adebiyi had said that neither the Benin, nor the Yorubas owned Lagos.

My verdict?

NO MAN'S LAND.
Re: I Never Said Benin Owned Lagos - Oba Akiolu by Diiet: 9:47am On Dec 12, 2017
This is the second time he'll be debunking the stupid rumour that came from the stable of sensational media.
Lagos is yoruba land and yoruba land is lagos.
Also, all establishments on lagos lands belong to yoruba by law.

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Re: I Never Said Benin Owned Lagos - Oba Akiolu by Ustec: 9:48am On Dec 12, 2017
Even the benin people are confused of their origin..,But we all know they are a product of the great Oduduwa kingdom...!
Flatinos can testify.
Re: I Never Said Benin Owned Lagos - Oba Akiolu by Mynd44: 9:48am On Dec 12, 2017
Oh Lawd, Oba Akinolu is bored again
Re: I Never Said Benin Owned Lagos - Oba Akiolu by luckyz4rea(m): 9:50am On Dec 12, 2017
I never said i will throw people in the lagoon!

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