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The Portuguese would write this down as Benin City.Though, farther Edo clans, such as the Itsekiris and the Urhobos still referred to the city as Ubini up till the late 19th century, as evidence implies.The Benin Empire was a pre-colonial empire located in what is now southern Nigeria.Its capital was Edo, now known as Benin City, Edo state.In carrying out the order of the palace, the palace messengers had mercy and set the prince free at Oghoton near Benin.
Oduduwa who could not return due to age granted them Oranmiyan, his son to rule over them.Nowadays, nearly 36 known Ogiso are accounted for as rulers of this first form of the state.According to the Edo oral tradition, during the reign of the last Ogiso, his son and heir apparent, Ekaladerhan, was sentenced to death as a result of one of the Queens having deliberately changed an oracle message to the Ogiso.Oranmiyan was resisted by Ogiamien Irebor, one of the palace chiefs and took up his abode in the palace built for him at Usama by the elders (now a coronation shrine).
Soon after his arrival he married a beautiful lady, Erinmwinde, daughter of Osa-nego, the ninth Enogie (Duke) of Ego, by whom he had a son.
Aside from Benin City, the system of rule of the Oba in his kingdom, even through the golden age of the kingdom, was still loosely based after the Ogiso dynasty, which was military and royal protection in exchange of use of resources and implementation of taxes paid to the royal administrative centre.