Benin City

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 (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 Originally made up of several ancient kingdoms colonized by France in the 19th century, it became independent in 1960 and was renamed Benin in 1975.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

(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

a city in S Nigeria. 203,000.
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By 2015, Starwood will open three additional hotels in Nigeria, one property in Benin City and two in Lagos.
The purpose of this survey research is to discover the state of school libraries in Benin city, and to ascertain whether these libraries meet their aims and objectives of a school library and then make recommendations.
Earlier studies among Bini people have confirmed that the Western Union operated by the First bank PLC had its busiest office in Benin City, as a result of many illegal migrants, including trafficked victims who send monies to their parents in form of remittances (UNICRI/UNODC, 2003).
Humphrey Akparah holds a Bachelor's Degree in business administration and marketing from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, a Diploma in career and work counseling, George Brown College, Toronto, Canada, another Diploma in theological studies from All Nations for Christ Bible Institute, Benin City, Nigeria.
The BBC team visited Osagiede in Benin City, and she told them she looked after Patrick while living in Germany before handing him over to a man known as Bawa who took him to the UK.
The GHF is located in Oredo field approximately 35 km south of Benin City in Edo State.
Against these backgrounds, this study aimed to determine the bacterial prevalence of LRTIs among children attending a tertiary hospital in Benin City, Nigeria.
Earlier, Mr Burke read his May 2010 letter of resignation as Archbishop of Benin city in which he apologised for the hurt he had caused Ms Atwood and her family.
They were nearing the end of a 192-mile taxi ride from Lagos airport to Benin City, where they were to meet relatives.
Osa Omorogbe was born in Benin City, Nigeria, but lived in Newcastle for more than 45 years.
Osa Omorogbe, one of Tyneside's most colourful characters, was born in Benin City, Nigeria, but lived in Newcastle for more than 45 years.