The crown is placed on the head of 37-year-old Prince Omo Oba Utienyinoritsetsola Emiko during his coronation at Ode Itsekiri, Nigeria on Saturday. Photo: AFP The crown is placed on the head of 37-year-old Prince Omo Oba Utienyinoritsetsola Emiko during his coronation at Ode Itsekiri, Nigeria on Saturday. Photo: AFP
The crown is placed on the head of 37-year-old Prince Omo Oba Utienyinoritsetsola Emiko during his coronation at Ode Itsekiri, Nigeria on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Africa

Thousands attend coronation of new king in Nigeria’s oil hub Warri

  • The king, or olu, of Warri is one of the most important traditional rulers in Nigeria, reigning over a kingdom dating back to the 15th century
  • The new king, Omo Oba Utienyinoritsetsola Emiko, 37, ascended the throne as the 21st olu of Warri at the ceremony in Ode-Itsekiri, his people’s ancestral home

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The crown is placed on the head of 37-year-old Prince Omo Oba Utienyinoritsetsola Emiko during his coronation at Ode Itsekiri, Nigeria on Saturday. Photo: AFP The crown is placed on the head of 37-year-old Prince Omo Oba Utienyinoritsetsola Emiko during his coronation at Ode Itsekiri, Nigeria on Saturday. Photo: AFP
The crown is placed on the head of 37-year-old Prince Omo Oba Utienyinoritsetsola Emiko during his coronation at Ode Itsekiri, Nigeria on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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