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Holy Aruosa Cathedral
Holy Aruosa Cathedral

Holy Aruosa Cathedral

Place of worship

Edo

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Worship, Learn, Give charity

History of Holy Aruosa Cathedral Holy Aruosa Cathedral was established in 1849. Built by Oba Esigie in 1849. Known far and wide and claimed to be the oldest Church is Africa, this is an unusual Church where tradition and religion are practiced and worshipers are said to have a direct contact with God without going through any intermediary like Jesus with other Churches. Security/Safety of Holy Aruosa Cathedral This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Holy Aruosa Cathedral, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Offering and tithe Best Features Holy Aruosa is the religion of the Binis, a tribe in Edo State. Headed by the Oba of Benin who is seen as God's representative on Earth, it was built on the spot where a huge black stone appeared from a ball of fire that dropped supposedly as God's answer to their requests. During the British evasion of Benin, the church was destroyed. It was rebuilt in 1945 by Oba Akenzua II and since then, the Benin monarch occasionally attends worship here especially after Igue festival for thanksgiving. Writer's Review The Oba of Benin is the spiritual head of the Church and his deputy is the Benin Crown Prince. The presiding head of the church is known as ‘Ohen Osa’ (God’s servant) and the priests dress like the Roman Catholic priests and usually wear red caps. A special seat is reserved for the Oba at the church. Service at the church is conducted in Bini language and the Holy Bible is not used in the church. We pray directly to Osanobua (God) here. We do not pray through Jesus Christ or any other intermediary. It is not that we do not believe in him but the truth is that we pray directly to God-Okao, Chief Priest

Igun-Eronmwon Quarters
Igun-Eronmwon Quarters
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Work, Sightseeing, Explore art, Buy/Sell

History of Igun-Eronmwon Quarters Igun-Eronmwon Quarters. Possibly one of the most patronized tourist attractions in Benin Kingdom, this is home to the bronze casting guild and industries that Edo is known for. Security/Safety of Igun-Eronmwon Quarters This is a very safe location. Be cautious of your possessions as pick-pockets look for easy targets and do not wander the streets at night without a trusted local guide What To Bring Before heading to Igun-Eronmwon Quarters, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera to capture the sights and take selfies with Cash as local markets hardly accept electronic payment mediums Shopping list Best Features The exact origin of bronze casting in Benin kingdom is hard to establish but it is known that the art has been in practice from primordial reign of the Ogisos, the first royal dynasty without any break though with discernible chronological stages of development. This ancient craft has been passed from generation to generation continually to this day. A secretive guild, the bronze casting members are related by a common ancestry and descended of the Ine Nigun; the custodian of the street and the bronze casters. Historically, the Oba of Benin controlled the guild and no one had any right to own any of the production process in those days except with his permission. However, after the British invasion of Benin Kingdom, members of the guild spread out to neighboring places and there set up shop and continued practicing their arts. With order restored in the Kingdom, some came back and have remained here, casting and making their marvelous art. Writer's Review This artistic site has been listed as a Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO and this is proudly engraved on the arched open gateway of the street with the words "Home of the Guild of Benin Bronze Casters: World Heritage Site". Feel free to admire, witness bronze casting from the various stages and purchase any piece of your choice.

Semo Art Gallery
Semo Art Gallery

Semo Art Gallery

Art gallery

Edo

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Sightseeing, Learn, Explore art

Edo State NYSC Secretariat
Edo State NYSC Secretariat

Edo State NYSC Secretariat

Government Building

Edo

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Sightseeing, Meet friends

History of Edo State NYSC Secretariat Edo State NYSC Secretariat. This is the administrative office of the National Youth Service Corps in Edo. It oversees the welfare, documentation and the general affairs of youth corpers in the state. Security/Safety of Edo State NYSC Secretariat This is a very safe location. Always come in your NYSC uniform or you won't be attended to What To Bring Before heading to Edo State NYSC Secretariat, here are some helpful things to take along with you: All documents regarding NYSC including; Call-up letter, Registration documents, School's Certificate, Green Card and Student ID Card Copies of Passport Photographs Your NYSC ID Card Best Features While there are secretariats in all local governments in the state, this is the headquarters and so houses the State Coordinator, along with other high ranking state officials. It is here to report to after your 21 days at the Orientation Camp to get assigned to your Place of Primary Assignment (PPA). Weekly Community Development Service (CDS) are also held here, along with the NYSC sponsored Skills Acquisition Entrepreneurship Development program. This is also where to go if you have inquiries about the NYSC scheme in Edo State. Writer's Review As long as you are fully kitted in your NYSC uniform, you have no fear of being turned away. Different people have different tales of how they interacted with the officials and staff but I have found that a smile, knowledge of the local language, and an appealing face helps for a positive interaction. It will be wise to befriend one of the staff as you never know when an inside-ear will be needed. Most common visitors You will see a lot of Corps members, NYSC staff, SAED Instructors and hawkers here.

Benin Airport
Benin Airport

Benin Airport

Airport

Edo

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Work, Travel, Sightseeing

History of Benin Airport Benin Airport. A domestic airport with talks circulating for an upgrade into international status, this relatively busy airport services the needs of travelers to and fro the ancient and culturally attractive city of Benin. Security/Safety of Benin Airport This is a very safe location. be cautious of your possessions as pick-pockets look for easy targets What To Bring Before heading to Benin Airport, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your flight document: passport, flight ticket, booking confirmation. Your luggage. Music player or a good book to keep you company as you await your flight. Most common visitors Travelers, air force personnel, pilots and aviation officers frequent this location.

St. Patrick Catholic Church
St. Patrick Catholic Church

St. Patrick Catholic Church

Place of worship

Edo

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Worship, Give charity

History of St. Patrick Catholic Church St. Patrick Catholic Church. There is a great peace that comes with stepping into God's presence in reverence and humility. Here is a Catholic church that transforms one into God's Grace whenever worshipers come together in Holy gathering. Security/Safety of St. Patrick Catholic Church This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to St. Patrick Catholic Church, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Holy Bible and Hymn Book Your Rosary Offerings and Tithes Things to do while at St. Patrick Catholic Church Before heading to St. Patrick Catholic Church, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Go for confession Partake in Communion service Best Features On entering the Church, one is indeed aware of the presence of Peace and Love. Here, the high and mighty mix with the lowly to form one big family under one roof that reminds one of the early disciples. If you come in late, you might meet the church auditorium filled and have to sit outside. Writer's Review Come experience heartfelt worship, good friends and a refreshing look into God’s Word in a comfortable, and lovely place. If you are an outsider or new-comer, there are ushers who will be happy to enlighten and help you through any question or problem you might have.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
St. Joseph's Catholic Church

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Place of worship

Edo

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Worship, Give charity

History of St. Joseph's Catholic Church St. Joseph's Catholic Church. A Catholic Church to refresh your spirituality and your connection to God, this is one of the leading churches garnering a large number of followers together in Holy service to God and Mankind here in Benin. Security/Safety of St. Joseph's Catholic Church This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Holy Bible and Hymn Book Your Rosary Offerings and Tithes Things to do while at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Before heading to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Go for confession Partake in Communion service Best Features A huge building as most cathedrals are, this houses the Catholic faithfuls as they come together in Holy communion. It is well ventilated and there is ample space for parking and sitting. They conduct services all through the week from the main mass on Sundays and Wednesdays to the other special events and services as announced by the church. Writer's Review Here is a place a person can come, feel comfortable and enjoy the service because the atmosphere is always friendly. The sermons are always practical, biblical and relevant. The music is contemporary and upbeat with a praise team and full band.

Edo State Government Secretariat
Edo State Government Secretariat

Edo State Government Secretariat

Government Building

Edo

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Work, Sightseeing, Learn, Attend public lectures

History of Edo State Government Secretariat Edo State Government Secretariat was built. This is the permanent administrative office of the Edo State Government. Here, all state agencies and parastatals are quartered. As such, this is one of the most important place in the state. Security/Safety of Edo State Government Secretariat This is a very safe location. unnecessary wandering is highly frowned at in and around this place. However, visitors must be absolutely sure of where they are going to avoid the prospect of loitering What To Bring Before heading to Edo State Government Secretariat , here are some helpful things to take along with you: A means of identification. Best Features The road signs and signposts are well illustrated thus eradicating a prospect of getting stranded in this premises. Writer's Review Many, if not all government ministries and agencies operate from this imposing complex. If you have any business with the government, you will most likely find yourself here. Most common visitors Top government functionaries, civil servants, journalists

Benin Golf Club
Benin Golf Club

Benin Golf Club

Sport arena

Edo

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Sightseeing, Play, Meet friends, Golf club

History of Benin Golf Club Benin Golf Club. Referred to as the “Home of Golf” in Nigeria, this is a prestigious and widely known golf club prominent for its history, tournaments hosted, world-wide members, as well as its hospitality. Security/Safety of Benin Golf Club This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Benin Golf Club, here are some helpful things to take along with you: A hat and shades for the sunny day. Camera to capture the adventures of the day and lovely sights. Cash or Credit/Debit Card. Writer's Review The golf course, though less than an 18-hole layout, is unique in Nigeria. Its gently undulating fairways give it a genuine links-like characteristic and often what seems to have been a great tee shot will be met by a hanging lie of one form or the other. It is also a nightmare for players addicted with a slice since the right hand side is bordered by out-of-bounds on almost every hole!. The club-house is a lively place to unwind after a hard day on the course. Continually attracting new members because of its exclusivity and environment, the club extends a warm reception to intending members and visitors alike.

Federal High Court, Benin
Federal High Court, Benin

Work, Sightseeing, Learn

History of Federal High Court, Benin Federal High Court, Benin. This is a premier court of first instance, that is generally a court of original jurisdiction. Headquartered in Abuja, this is the Edo state division of the court and it is presided over by a Chief Judge who is assisted by other Judges. Security/Safety of Federal High Court, Benin This is a very safe location. If you must take it, put your phone on Silent Mode while court is in session What To Bring Before heading to Federal High Court, Benin, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your Wig and Black Gown if you are a practicing Lawyer. All documents relating to your case. Best Features It was originally known as the Federal Revenue Court before it was renamed in 1979. It deals and determines causes and matters within the Federal Legislative competence. It is recognizable from the big structure of Lady Justice wielding a sword and a scale that is visible from any part of the court. Most common visitors Legal practitioners, petitioners, and journalists are some of the people that frequent this location.

University of Benin Teaching Hospital
University of Benin Teaching Hospital

Medical check up, Learn, Healthcare, Give charity, Attend public lectures

History of University of Benin Teaching Hospital University of Benin Teaching Hospital was established in 1973. Built by Federal Government of Nigeria in 1973. This is a tertiary health facility that provides secondary and tertiary medical care, and is also involved in the training of high and middle level manpower for the health industry. Security/Safety of University of Benin Teaching Hospital This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to University of Benin Teaching Hospital, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Your medical reports and documents Extra pair of clothes in case you get admitted Education materials if you are a medical student Best Features Initially commissioned as a 300 bedded hospital in 1973, UBTH has expanded tremendously over the years such that she now has facilities for over 900 in-patients. It features state-of-art equipment and facilities including a functioning renal dialysis centre, CT scanning centre, endoscopy for special investigation, oxygen plant, gigantic Dental, Ophthalmic and Oncology complexes, an integrated consultant clinic, institutionalized private practice building, and a transit home for patients relations and friends. Writer's Review One of the old generation teaching hospitals in Nigeria, UBTH has indeed served as the last port of call for expert management of the most diseased conditions in the Mid-West area.