Names of Ogboni kings in Ekoken village, Edo State; if Ekoken village currently has a king; whether the Ogboni wait four years before observing burial rites for their kings [NGA39325.E]

No reference to an Ekoken village in Edo State, including names of current or past Ogboni kings, could be found among sources consulted by the Research Directorate. Nor could any reference to Ogboni burial rites for their kings be found among sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

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Sources Consulted

IRB Databases


Two oral sources were unable to provide information on the above-mentioned topic.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact the University of Benin

Internet sites including:

Africa Confidential

Edo Nation Online

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Newswatch Nigeria

Nigeria Daily

Reformed Ogboni Fraternity



World News Connection (WNC)

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