PHOTO NEWS: Faces at coronation of new Benin monarch, Oba Ewuare II

Here are the men and women of calibre and royalty who attended the colourful coronation of Oba Ewuare II in Benin on Thursday.

Oba Ewuare II arriving for the presentation of the staff of office
Oba Ewuare II arriving for the presentation of the staff of office
In all majesty: Oba Ewuare II of Benin Kingdom
In all majesty: Oba Ewuare II of Benin Kingdom
Governor Adams Oshiomhole, right, kneels for Oba Ewuare as he prepares to hand over the staff of office
Governor Adams Oshiomhole, right, kneels for Oba Ewuare as he prepares to hand over the staff of office
Oshiomhole delivers the staff of office
Oshiomhole delivers the staff of office
The new Oba of Benin decked in all the regalia of office
The new Oba of Benin decked in all the regalia of office
Oba Ewuare II
Oba Ewuare II
Wives of His Royal Majesty, Omo n'Oba n'Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin at the coronation, Thursday.
Wives of His Royal Majesty, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, Oba of Benin at the coronation, Thursday.
Chiefs of Oba Ewuare II at the Benin event
Chiefs of Oba Ewuare II at the Benin event
A cross section of royal guests
A cross section of royal guests
A cross section of royal guests
A cross section of royal guests
Some of the foreign dignitaries at the coronation
Some of the foreign dignitaries at the coronation
Some of the other foreigners at the coronation of Ewuare II
Some of the other foreigners at the coronation of Ewuare II
Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi
Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi
Sultan of Sokoto and VP Yemi Osinbajo
Sultan of Sokoto and VP Yemi Osinbajo
VP Yemi Osinbajo arriving for the event. L-R, Aliko dangote, Godwin Obaseki and Governor Adams Oshiomhole
VP Yemi Osinbajo arriving for the event. L-R, Aliko dangote, Godwin Obaseki and Governor Adams Oshiomhole
VP Osinbajo speaks at the event
VP Osinbajo speaks at the event
Aliko dangote and Governor elect of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki and his wife
Aliko dangote and Governor elect of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki and his wife
Oba Ogunwusi chats with Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa'ad
Oba Ogunwusi chats with Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad
Oshiomhole and his wife Iara
Oshiomhole and his wife Iara
The Oshiomholes and VP Yemi Osinbajo and Segun Awolowo
The Oshiomholes and VP Yemi Osinbajo and Segun Awolowo. PHOTOS: NAN.