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Bini

 

Edo, a people living in the Mid-West and Western states of Nigeria. Population, including allied tribes (Esa, Kukuruku, Sobo, Urhobo), about 2.1 million (1967 estimate). The Bini language is assigned to the Kwa subgroup of the Guiñean language group. Some of the Bini profess Islam, others Christianity, and local traditional beliefs are also preserved. Agriculture is the principal occupation (cassava, taro, rice). Crafts have undergone extensive development. The Benin state flourished among the Bini from the 12th to the 19th centuries, with its peak from the 13th to 15th centuries (according to other sources, the 15th to 17th centuries).

REFERENCE

Ismagilova, R. N. Narody Nigerii. Moscow, 1963.
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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).
In addition, emerging evidence suggests that wealth creation among the Bini people is undergoing a trajectory, as women are now key actors in the process, which the males had dominated during the colonial and early postcolonial era.
The Ijaw-Apoi people said 'the crisis came following the false and unfounded history by the Bini people, tending to abominably subject the Ijaws of Edo State to the traditional authority of the Oba of Benin'.