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Benin

Be·nin

 (bə-nĭn′, bĕ-nēn′)
1. A former kingdom of western Africa, now part of Nigeria. It flourished from the 14th to the 17th century.
2. Formerly Da·ho·mey (də-hō′mē, dä-ô-mā′) A country of western Africa. Originally made up of several ancient kingdoms colonized by France in the 19th century, it became independent in 1960 and was renamed Benin in 1975. Porto-Novo is the capital and Cotonou the largest city.
3. also Benin City A city of southern Nigeria near the Benin River, about 160 km (100 mi) long. The city is known for its bronze works of art.

Benin City

n
(Placename) a city in S Nigeria, capital of Edo state: former capital of the kingdom of Benin. Pop: 1 022 000 (2005 est)

Benin′ Cit′y


n.
a city in S Nigeria. 203,000.
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A suspect of cyber fraud, Oseghale Collins, was on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office at his hideout in Benin City, Edo State.
'There is nothing unusual about this meeting; today is Sallah and we have just finished celebrating with the former APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun in Benin City.
Fifty African American tourists, who are in Benin City, Edo State capital, to trace their origin, have visited the Palace of the Omo N'Oba N'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II.
The accused, Alowonle Oluwajuwon Gilbert from Benin City, Nigeria was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
(2015) on a study on Land Use Land Cover Change in Benin City, Nigeria reported a significant decrease in green areas from 53.45% (646.44 [km.sup.2]) of the total land area in 1987 to 24.03% (280.55 [km.sup.2]) in 2013, representing an annual decrease of 2.12%.
The third meeting, from 19th to 20th February 2013 in Benin City, was called 'Meeting of Nigerian Officials and European Museum Representatives over the Benin Bronzes in European Museums'.
They are joined by a wealth of further artists in the first announcement, including: Alligator, Benin City, Cousin Kula, Dancing on Tables, Dayo Bello, Dot, Emily Burns, Giant Rooks, Goodies, Harry Miller, Heavy Lungs, Indigo Lo, Jack James, Molly Rainford, Monks, Our Girl, Red Rum Club, Roman Lewis, Ryan McMullan, Saltwater Sun, Sophie and the Giants, Spinn, SPQR, Tamu Massif, Tracky and Vistas.
This study was therefore conducted to determine the prevalence rate of ESBL, AmpC [beta]-lactamase and MBL enzymes among bacterial isolates recovered from the urine samples of patients with signs and symptoms of UTI in Benin City, Nigeria.
Matured leaves of Senna occidentalis were collected along busy roads: Benin-Lagos, Benin-Agbor and Benin-Sapele within the distance of 0-0.5 m from the tarred portions, at the outskirts of Benin city, Edo State, Nigeria.
Benin City of Cotonou, scheduled for March 22-31, 2017.
Investigators suggested Adam was from Benin City in Nigeria, an area well known for voodoo.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed a new property in Nigeria, the Four Points by Sheraton Benin City.