October 15, 2019

PALM WINE! The Original Esanland Fruit Juice!

 palmwine

The palm-wine we drink, some people can drink it and remain wise; others lose all their senses. Man is like palm-wine: when young, sweet but without strength; in old age, strong but harsh.

October 7, 2019

The Oba of Benin Kingdom: A history of the monarchy


Who is the Oba of Benin Kingdom in Nigeria and why is he so important to so many people?  by Femke van Zeijl
The palace chiefs kneel for the crown prince before they perform the coronation ritual (Femke van Zeijil)
Benin City, NigeriaA wooden staff thumps on the landing in front of the temporary palace. "Long live the king!" bellows Chief Osa, as he raises his fist. The sun reflects off the golden decorations on his horn-shaped red hat.

September 25, 2019

ESANLAND YAM

Photo by Osagie Oghodo: Esanland Yam

ESANLAND YAM. It's only a land that’s flowing with milk and honey like Esanland, that you’re guarantee a natural organic harvest like this Esan Yam in this photo.

September 19, 2019

FEDERAL ALLOCATION TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA 2019

COMMUNITY UPDATE!!!
Below are the details amount of Federal Allocation to the 5 Local Government Area of Esanland.
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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