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BREAKING: Oba of Benin Receives Ownership of Returned Artefacts from FG Grants

BREAKING: Oba of Benin Receives Ownership of Returned Artefacts from FG Grants

The Federal Government has granted a gazette that officially recognizes the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, as the owner of the repatriated Benin Artefacts. The Government Notice No. 25 in the Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette No. 57, Volume 110 dated March 28, 2023, has declared that the ownership of the artifacts looted from the ancient Palace of the Oba and other parts of Benin Kingdom is vested in the Oba. It also states that the custody and management of the repatriated artifacts shall be handed over to the Oba. Furthermore, it mentions that the Oba shall be responsible for the management of all places where the repatriated artifacts are domiciled or located, and shall work with any recognised national or international institution to ensure their preservation and security. Lastly, it states that no repatriated artifact shall be taken out of the designated custody without the written consent and authorization of the Oba.

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