September 8, 2019

CHRISTIANITY, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE IN ESANLAND

 
By Williams Ehhizuwa Orukpe & Bridget oghale Omoruyi

Department of History and International Studies, University of Benin 

Abstract 

This paper examines the social impact of Christianity and Western culture on the traditional Esan conception and practice of marriage and family life. In pre-colonial Esan, marriage was held as sacred and the foundation of the society. Hence, marriage, though polygamous was regulated; and the family remained close-knit. 

August 27, 2019

AFRICAN OIL BEAN SEED



By AgroNigeria.

African oil bean seed, scientifically called Pentaclethra macrophylla, is one of the many tropical under-utilized crops that are recently attracting worldwide attention because of its high nutrient. It is a native plant in the tropical regions of Africa. The oil bean tree is mainly found in rainforests southern West Africa where they grow wildly. The tree grows the oil bean leaf or flowers between March -April and June – November. What the Igbo people of Nigeria call ‘ugba or ukpaka’ is the fermented African oil been. It is a popular traditional food condiment among the southern and southern-eastern tribes. The oil bean seed is found in the fruit of the oil bean tree. The fruit is black, hard and with woody pod. When it is mature, it splits open revealing up to 8 flat, brown and shiny seeds.

August 22, 2019

World Breastfeeding Week: Nine myths about breastfeeding


By Ayodamola Owoseye

Becoming a parent is a thing of joy, especially in Africa. Motherhood irrespective of the number of times a woman has put to bed is a life-altering gift and an immense responsibility.
This is because each delivery comes with its peculiar experience.
As countries around the world celebrates World Breastfeeding, and have called on governments and employers to adopt family-friendly policies that support breastfeeding.

August 6, 2019

A Call For The Re-enactment of ESAN Youth Responsibility of Maintainability of our Villages


Ughoha Secondary School

Eguare Primary School Ewohimi

#RevolutionIsNow President Buhari Government has been paying monthly statutory allocation in millions directly to Local govt accounts since June. How many of you have challenged your local govt chairman? Lily-livered people. You cannot hold chairman without immunity accountable.

Infrastructure has been built and renovated across Esanland, but grasses have overgrown Ugboha, Ewohimi Eguare secondary & primary school and most schools and public infrastructures in Esanland. What is the youth in our community doing about it?

August 4, 2019

OMONIGHO: CHILD VERSUS MONEY IN ESANLAND



Omonigho: Child Versus Money In Esanland

(Interrogating The Past And Confronting The Present)

The gift of children is a secured future investment that thieves cannot break in and steal, and moth cannot consume. Children are the future of Esanland not money.

By Williams Ehizuwa Orukpe
Dept of History and International Studies University of Benin

August 3, 2019

2019 ZONAL INTERVENTION PROJECTS AKA CONSTITUENCY PROJECTS UPDATE

Total allocation to ESANLAND 
701, 000, 000.

The political process does not end on Election Day. Young people need to stay involved in the process by continuing to pay attention to the conversation and holding their leaders accountable for the decisions they make. Patrick Murphy


FOLLOW THE CHAT FOR BREAK DOWN

 Esanland

July 27, 2019

Community Update- Photo News -Ohordua

 Ohordua Esanland
Image: EsanlandNetwork
His Royal Highness, Stephen oribhabor Ailuojierior, the Onojie of Ohordua.

On the celebration of his post coronation and the presentation of staff of office by the executive governor of Edo state.

July 24, 2019

7 Incredible Health Benefits of Bitter Kola


Bitter Kola does not only increase sex drive, it also improves the sexual performance of men who consume it.

June 15, 2019

THE ESAN CODE



Esanland Cultural Identity & Survival strategy in Perspective - & Prediction for the future 

Benin Kingdom has one of the most diverse, flexible cultures in Nigeria of 200 million people.

Esan folks, being a minority in a nation of a great majority has carved out a survival strategy of peaceful co-existence among different ethnic groups in Nigeria by being flexible. Although some Esan folks bear names that don't sound like Esan, it doesn't mean the bearer of such names has forgotten his or her Esan identity or root. For a minority, like Esans folks taking on of names that are not Esan is about personal survival. We have to be coded to survive. Some take cultural names that are different from Esan names just to find their bearings amongst the majority – This is the Esan Code. By WPP Jr

"Culture is simultaneously the fruits of a people, history and determinant of history" - Amilcar Cabral

June 2, 2019

ESAN NAMES AND MEANINGS


 ESANLAND
1.     Agbonkhese – Human beings are the unseen forces contending with fellow humans
2.    Aburekhan - One followed by a multitude