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Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by Ubijus1(m): 3:45pm On Jun 07, 2018
This is the touching life story of Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi who ruled the Benin empire before he was dethroned and exiled by the British.

Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi (ruled 1888 – 1897), also called Overami, was the Oba (king) of the Kingdom of Benin up until the British punitive expedition of 1897.

Born in circa 1857, he was the son of Oba Adolo he took the name Ovonramwen Nogbaisi at his enthronement in 1888, every Oba took a new name at his coronation, the name translates as Ovonramwen meaning “The Rising Sun” and Nogbaisi meaning “which spreads over all.”

At the end of the 19th century, the Kingdom of Benin had managed to retain its independence and the Oba exercised a monopoly over trade which the British found irksome. The territory was coveted by an influential group of investors for its rich natural resources such as palm-oil, rubber and ivory. The kingdom was largely independent of British control, and pressure continued from figures such as Vice-Consul James Robert Phillips and Captain Gallwey (the British vice-Consul of Oil Rivers Protectorate) who were pushing for British annexation of the Benin Empire and the removal of the Oba.

A British invasion force headed by Phillips set out to overthrow the Oba in 1896. The force’s weapons were hidden in baggage, with troops disguised as bearers. Phillips plan was to gain access to Ovonramwen’s palace by announcing that he intended to negotiate. Ovonramwen’s messengers issued several warnings not to violate Benin territorial sovereignty, claiming he was unable to see Phillips due to ceremonial duties. Having been warned on several further occasions on the way, Phillips sent his stick to the Oba, a deliberate insult designed to provoke the conflict that would provide an excuse for British annexation.

Phillip’s expedition was ambushed and all but two were killed. Subsequently a military operation against Benin in 1897 led by Harry Rawson resulted in the burning of Benin City, the destruction and looting of the royal palaces, and the deaths of untold numbers of its inhabitants. Although the British had orders to hang the Oba, Ovonramwen escaped, but returned to the city to formally surrender on 5 August 1897. When Ovonramwen returned to the city, after six months spent in evading capture in the forest, he was richly dressed and laden with coral beads and accompanied by an entourage of seven hundred to eight hundred people.

He attempted to escape exile by offering Consul General Ralph Moor 200 puncheons (barrels) of oil worth £1500 [£183000.00 today] and to disclose where his 500 ivory tusks were buried [today’s value: Up to £275,625,500.00] however this offer was dismissed as Mr. Moor had already discovered them.

Ovonramwen was exiled to Calabar with his two of his wives, Queen Egbe and Queen Aighobahi, and died there around the turn of the new year in 1914. Ovonramwen was eventually buried in the grounds of the royal palace in Benin City. He was succeeded by his first son and legitimate heir, Prince Aguobasimwin, who ruled as Eweka II.


https://wakanda.ng/ovonramwen-nogbaisi-oba-benin-conquered-exiled-calabar-british/

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by Ubijus1(m): 3:47pm On Jun 07, 2018
history!
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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by frankmoney(m): 7:18pm On Jun 07, 2018
angry This Europeans are thieves

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by seuncyber(m): 7:18pm On Jun 07, 2018
Oba no they go transfer

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by Paperwhite(m): 7:19pm On Jun 07, 2018
But histroy have it that the Benin empire was one of the strongest then Meanwhile Afonja ignorantly offered his own Ilorin to Alimi & his descendant.Oluwo of Iwo is also towing the same line now.

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by Nobody: 7:19pm On Jun 07, 2018
Man of valour. I read this textbook as a Literature student.

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by irepnaija4eva(m): 7:19pm On Jun 07, 2018
My own is where were the so called deities when their land were invaded by the white man? angry angry angry.

A whole oba the chief custodian of the land was banished by a foreigner neither the god of thunder or fire not even the village people (witches and wizard) could save him and themselves.
They even went to the shrines and stole most of the sacred artifacts yet nothing happened. No records of any white men going mad or been struck by lightening.....But if na osas or Kufre manage somehow borrow(thief) yams or goat due to hunger,them gods go dey flex muscles abi them dey fear white man face ni?

Infact thunder fire them der angry angry angry....

Nonsence.

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by yeman1(m): 7:20pm On Jun 07, 2018
yes I Know d story... did it at d uni
Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by nowpresence(f): 7:20pm On Jun 07, 2018
why does the oba look like a drunk

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by Ellabae(f): 7:20pm On Jun 07, 2018
Oba gha to kpere.

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by oshe11: 7:20pm On Jun 07, 2018
EDO has One of the Richest Culture and Tradition in Africa



Whites love their tales ALOT




PS: Not from Edo

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by grandstar(m): 7:21pm On Jun 07, 2018
I love history

It was just a matter of time before Benin fell into the hands of the British. They should have been reasonable.

What angers me most is the priceless artefacts that took.

Truth be told, they'd probably be heavily under-appreciated if they remained here.

The Benin Bronze head is most likely famous because it was stolen and not for its beauty and finesse

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by ehissi(m): 7:21pm On Jun 07, 2018
This guy is the Oba of Oba's.....as far as I am concerned cool

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by CYBERGHOST007(m): 7:21pm On Jun 07, 2018
It's ok
Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by Ellabae(f): 7:21pm On Jun 07, 2018
nowpresence:
why does the oba look like a drunk

Aunty Abeg let person hear word.

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by oyetunder(m): 7:21pm On Jun 07, 2018
undecided they forcefully took Benin historic items...painful. But behold, Benin ladies are exporting themselves presently as cheap objects of pleasure.

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by lululiscious(f): 7:22pm On Jun 07, 2018
I lived in aiguobasimwin when I was in Benin.
Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by Xisnin(m): 7:22pm On Jun 07, 2018
ehissi:
This guy is the Oba of Oba's.....as far as I am concerned cool
Yes, that is why he was conquered and exiled.

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:23pm On Jun 07, 2018
Oba gha to kpere.

Long live the King!!

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by XaintJoel20: 7:23pm On Jun 07, 2018
This write up is lopsided and has no bearing with the truth...

Please do a better research next time in order to give facts.


Note: I am a full blooded Edo man.

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by kapelvej: 7:23pm On Jun 07, 2018
Ubijus1:
This is the touching life story of Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi who ruled the Benin empire before he was dethroned and exiled by the British.

Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi (ruled 1888 – 1897), also called Overami, was the Oba (king) of the Kingdom of Benin up until the British punitive expedition of 1897.

Born in circa 1857, he was the son of Oba Adolo he took the name Ovonramwen Nogbaisi at his enthronement in 1888, every Oba took a new name at his coronation, the name translates as Ovonramwen meaning “The Rising Sun” and Nogbaisi meaning “which spreads over all.”

At the end of the 19th century, the Kingdom of Benin had managed to retain its independence and the Oba exercised a monopoly over trade which the British found irksome. The territory was coveted by an influential group of investors for its rich natural resources such as palm-oil, rubber and ivory. The kingdom was largely independent of British control, and pressure continued from figures such as Vice-Consul James Robert Phillips and Captain Gallwey (the British vice-Consul of Oil Rivers Protectorate) who were pushing for British annexation of the Benin Empire and the removal of the Oba.

A British invasion force headed by Phillips set out to overthrow the Oba in 1896. The force’s weapons were hidden in baggage, with troops disguised as bearers. Phillips plan was to gain access to Ovonramwen’s palace by announcing that he intended to negotiate. Ovonramwen’s messengers issued several warnings not to violate Benin territorial sovereignty, claiming he was unable to see Phillips due to ceremonial duties. Having been warned on several further occasions on the way, Phillips sent his stick to the Oba, a deliberate insult designed to provoke the conflict that would provide an excuse for British annexation.

Phillip’s expedition was ambushed and all but two were killed. Subsequently a military operation against Benin in 1897 led by Harry Rawson resulted in the burning of Benin City, the destruction and looting of the royal palaces, and the deaths of untold numbers of its inhabitants. Although the British had orders to hang the Oba, Ovonramwen escaped, but returned to the city to formally surrender on 5 August 1897. When Ovonramwen returned to the city, after six months spent in evading capture in the forest, he was richly dressed and laden with coral beads and accompanied by an entourage of seven hundred to eight hundred people.

He attempted to escape exile by offering Consul General Ralph Moor 200 puncheons (barrels) of oil worth £1500 [£183000.00 today] and to disclose where his 500 ivory tusks were buried [today’s value: Up to £275,625,500.00] however this offer was dismissed as Mr. Moor had already discovered them.

Ovonramwen was exiled to Calabar with his two of his wives, Queen Egbe and Queen Aighobahi, and died there around the turn of the new year in 1914. Ovonramwen was eventually buried in the grounds of the royal palace in Benin City. He was succeeded by his first son and legitimate heir, Prince Aguobasimwin, who ruled as Eweka II.


https://wakanda.ng/ovonramwen-nogbaisi-oba-benin-conquered-exiled-calabar-british/
oba GHA tor kpere
Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by nairavsdollars(f): 7:24pm On Jun 07, 2018
So Benin juju no catch Oyinboman?

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by obaataaokpaewu: 7:24pm On Jun 07, 2018
All the Bini juju no save am. But this 21st century, dem madams go use am dey threaten girls for prostitution abroad

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by Emmayong360(m): 7:25pm On Jun 07, 2018
nowpresence:
why does the oba look like a drunk
why do you look like olosho?

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by kurt09(m): 7:25pm On Jun 07, 2018
Ubijus1:
This is the touching life story of Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi who ruled the Benin empire before he was dethroned and exiled by the British.

Oba Ovonramwen Nogbaisi (ruled 1888 – 1897), also called Overami, was the Oba (king) of the Kingdom of Benin up until the British punitive expedition of 1897.

Born in circa 1857, he was the son of Oba Adolo he took the name Ovonramwen Nogbaisi at his enthronement in 1888, every Oba took a new name at his coronation, the name translates as Ovonramwen meaning “The Rising Sun” and Nogbaisi meaning “which spreads over all.”

At the end of the 19th century, the Kingdom of Benin had managed to retain its independence and the Oba exercised a monopoly over trade which the British found irksome. The territory was coveted by an influential group of investors for its rich natural resources such as palm-oil, rubber and ivory. The kingdom was largely independent of British control, and pressure continued from figures such as Vice-Consul James Robert Phillips and Captain Gallwey (the British vice-Consul of Oil Rivers Protectorate) who were pushing for British annexation of the Benin Empire and the removal of the Oba.

A British invasion force headed by Phillips set out to overthrow the Oba in 1896. The force’s weapons were hidden in baggage, with troops disguised as bearers. Phillips plan was to gain access to Ovonramwen’s palace by announcing that he intended to negotiate. Ovonramwen’s messengers issued several warnings not to violate Benin territorial sovereignty, claiming he was unable to see Phillips due to ceremonial duties. Having been warned on several further occasions on the way, Phillips sent his stick to the Oba, a deliberate insult designed to provoke the conflict that would provide an excuse for British annexation.

Phillip’s expedition was ambushed and all but two were killed. Subsequently a military operation against Benin in 1897 led by Harry Rawson resulted in the burning of Benin City, the destruction and looting of the royal palaces, and the deaths of untold numbers of its inhabitants. Although the British had orders to hang the Oba, Ovonramwen escaped, but returned to the city to formally surrender on 5 August 1897. When Ovonramwen returned to the city, after six months spent in evading capture in the forest, he was richly dressed and laden with coral beads and accompanied by an entourage of seven hundred to eight hundred people.

He attempted to escape exile by offering Consul General Ralph Moor 200 puncheons (barrels) of oil worth £1500 [£183000.00 today] and to disclose where his 500 ivory tusks were buried [today’s value: Up to £275,625,500.00] however this offer was dismissed as Mr. Moor had already discovered them.

Ovonramwen was exiled to Calabar with his two of his wives, Queen Egbe and Queen Aighobahi, and died there around the turn of the new year in 1914. Ovonramwen was eventually buried in the grounds of the royal palace in Benin City. He was succeeded by his first son and legitimate heir, Prince Aguobasimwin, who ruled as Eweka II.


https://wakanda.ng/ovonramwen-nogbaisi-oba-benin-conquered-exiled-calabar-british/
GST 122. Uniben!

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by Exwizard: 7:25pm On Jun 07, 2018
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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by cooljude(m): 7:25pm On Jun 07, 2018
European Empires were very wicked and brute, they sort for total domination of other peoples territory and they decimated the locals either by war or affliction. This and many other stories should be thought if we ever wish to rediscover ourselves as Africans who can actually organize themselves.

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by idongesit88: 7:25pm On Jun 07, 2018
but why did all the gods they worship even upto this day not serve that kingdom from oblivion?

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by MENELIK11: 7:25pm On Jun 07, 2018
seuncyber:
Oba no they go transfer

Na posting this one go

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Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by Observer225: 7:25pm On Jun 07, 2018
Ellabae:
Oba gha to kpere.
Ise'
Re: Ovonramwen Nogbaisi: The Oba Of Benin Conquered And Exiled To Calabar By British by obi4eze(m): 7:25pm On Jun 07, 2018
angry
Invasion 1897

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