His Highness, Emere Oji Awala


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His Beginning In the year 1935, a baby boy named Oji was born into an ancestry of warriors, traditional rulers and orators.  His father, Emere Obe Nwafor Awala was the grandson of Emerengiri kindred in Ejii community and Awala Onwwaaka Obelewa of Ogale and mother of Okia Awala of Ojan […]

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Eleme Child Naming Culture: ‘Edee’ (Namesake)


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By Benjamin Ngongwia Culture is transient but the truth remains that names are essential parts and identity of every culture. Names have enormous importance both to the people who receive them and those that give them. Generally, in cultures with a keen sense of ancestry like Eleme, children get their […]

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Ogale and Ogales


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By Samuel O. Onungwe Ogale is the traditional headquarters of Eleme land and serves as the local government administrative nexus of the area. The natives of Ogale are peaceful, industrious and generous. Ogale land presents beautiful scenery; relatively a tableland yet Nsinsin-Oken, Olele and Nmu-Okun lie downhill while Mbaala, Okanwenmu […]

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Why Your Chairman Is Not Your Problem


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Do Not Crucify An Innocent Man, Okparaji Is A Faithful Servant, His 2nd Coming Can Surprise You. Samuel O. Onungwe In the search for oil and gas, the large reservoirs or fields are first identified and developed when technical, economical, commercial, operational and political reasons favour them. The same applies […]

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Oyigbo Like the Disputed Child at Solomon’s Court.


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Oyigbo is a Local Government Area in Rivers State located at the boundary between Rivers State and Abia State with rich oil deposits. This LGA was created in 1991 with its headquarters located at Afam. It plays host to many companies including: Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Eastern Network Gas Pipeline (Alscon […]

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Ogoni Apex Social Cultural Organizations: Power, Authority and Legitimacy


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By Apere Nyor-uwe’elomee In the pre colonial Ogoni, leadership of the villages were in the hands of the Te-erebuen(owner of the village). Although Head of their respective villages, which were independent of one another, they come together in times of disagreements between two or more villages for settlement. Doing this, […]

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Lest We Forget: Eleme LGA and Development


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By Samuel O. Onungwe The Local Government Area elections in Rivers State which was held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 across the 23 council areas of the state ushered in the current administration with Hon. Barr. Philip Okparaji Ph.D as the Executive Chairman, Hon. Grace Osaronu as the Vice Chairman […]

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The US Electoral College System


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By Marshal Obuzor As Americans go to the polls they are not voting for who would become their next President but for representatives (electors) who form their electoral college and chose their President. The President of America is not chosen by the votes of majority of Americans but by 538 […]

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Telephone Message


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By Samuel O. Onungwe Beloved, I know your night is going peacefully. If there is any crime I’m guilty of, it is always thinking how best to be your best friend.How can I be jailed when I speak the truth and the truth sets us free? I really don’t want […]

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Crescendo


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Samuel O. Onungwe Some fall in love a little doubt, they fall out of love at a slight distraction. All I want to do is to continually grow in love with you like plants grow in height and roots grow in depth. You are the best and I will continue […]

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Evang. Jonah Ekpone Chujor


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By Samuel O. Onungwe I may have known him in my hometown Ogale in the eye of a little boy. I heard he once contested as Councillor to represent Ogale Ward 3. However, I had an uncle, father and friend in him during my secondary school at Birabi Memorial Grammar […]

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Light Up Eleme


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Apostle JC Winner To Lead #LightUpEleme Project. #LightUpEleme And I heard another voice and that voice was that of Apostle J.C. Winner and he said: Good day great and prestigious people of Eleme. Part 4 The BOMB THE TIME IS NOW WE can’t CONTINUE WITH the LIES. Destinies have been […]

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Light Up Eleme


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By Samuel O. Onungwe #LightUpEleme #RestoreEkporo Each time I see the solar streetlight along Ogale road and Indorama EPCL trailer park, it feels like a kitchen lamp or candle light in a whole central room. Each night I pass the Indorama EPCL gate facing the budding Nchia City, located uphill […]

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Call Me


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By Samuel O. Onungwe Call me when you can, your voice sounds like music which gladdens the heart and heals like medicine or will you fail?

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Friendship


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By Samuel O. Onungwe To win a heart you must give a hand. To grow love you must sow Charity, water and nurture it always. You must appreciate people so they could be comfortable to stay around you.  You must celebrate their success no matter how small, so they can […]

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Chief (Deacon) Victor Ejor Okpabi, JP


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1953-2020 Birth and Years of Childhood It was the short dry season of 7 August 1953. The sun fed the sky majestically in its graceful ambiance and the tiny village of Alode basked in its much needed rays after the heavy falls that ended a few days earlier. There were […]

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