TVC E - The ancient city of Benin wore a new look on Saturday as the ancestral father of the Benin Kingdom, sons and daughters of the land welcome crown Prince of Benin, Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, as the new Edaiken of Uselu.
His installation followed the successful completion of the mandatory traditional rites.
The event attracted a large crowd of supporters that thronged the palace, while shops and other business outlets were shut temporarily on Saturday morning as a mark of honour and solidarity with the Crown Prince.
The Oba market and some streets, as well as roads housing some traditional shines were cordoned – off by security personnel and manned by colourfully dressed palace chiefs.
The move was to assist officials of the Federal Road Safety commission (FRSC) assisted by traffic policemen with useful tips to ease human and vehicular movements of persons.
Women groups adorned in Benin traditional attire, drummers and entertainers, youths...