Buhari Joins Gowon, others to grace Oba of Benin’s book launch




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Buhari Joins Gowon, others to grace Oba of Benin’s book launch

President Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, members of the diplomatic community and other distinguished Nigerians are expected to attend a book launch to mark the second anniversary of the ascension of Oba Ewuare II to the throne of his for bearers. The book launch would take place on October 20.

Addressing journalists in Benin City yesterday, Chairman of Global Book Presentation Committee, GBPC, the organisation behind the book launch , Ambassador Martin Uhomoibhi, KSJ, said the book was published under the auspices of the Oba Ewuare Foundation in collaboration with the Benin Traditional Council, BTC.

Buhari Joins Gowon, others to grace Oba of Benin’s book launch

He described the book titled: “The Benin Monarch, An Anthology of Benin History” as a unique and distinctive publication from the perspectives of aesthetics and intellectual content.

Buhari Joins Gowon, others to grace Oba of Benin’s book launch

“The book weighs about 6.8 kilogrammes with 18 contributing scholars, some of whom are highly respected authorities within and outside Nigeria on Benin History”, adding that it has 559 pages of meticulously researched articles and 441 iconic images.

Buhari Joins Gowon, others to grace Oba of Benin’s book launch