Aleto Bridge Collapses, New LG Boss Issues Ultimatum for Road Rebuilding


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Sequel to the recent Local Government elections in Rivers State that saw the election of Hon. Obarilomate Alale Ollor as the Eleme Local Government Chairman-Elect, the Rivers State Governor His Excellency Chief Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike yesterday, 17th June 18, 2021, inaugurated the elected Chairman among the 22 chairmen thereby […]

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Ojaonu


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By Samuel O. Onungwe Ojaonu has been described as a minor yet significant ceremony which permits the would-be son in-law to eat at his betrothed maiden’s place whenever he visits her at her parents’ house. Ngofa (2006) says it used to be a private affair between ‘son and mother’ and […]

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History of ‘Ofe Mbo Owa’ by the Church Community


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Samuel O. Onungwe Ofe Mbo Owa customarily known as Ofe Mbo Eta E-i was centrally performed by oku eta – male adults of the community and presided by the Ͻnԑ Ɛԑ Ɛta until early 1970 when the Seventh-day Adventist Church Community at Ogale withdrew from joint participation. This action occurred […]

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If You Want Peace


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Best lessons are taught at home But when the family fails, We run to church But pastor needs to be taught So, we run to friends They tell us their stories and Ignorantly, we apply in our case And things get worse Oh how we forget: no two relationships Are […]

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The story of ELANO Investments Limited


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By Samuel O. Onungwe The civilian government of President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2004 indicated willingness to privatise some public enterprises following the failure of many of them due to poor management. The Technical Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation TCPC had been constituted as far back as 1988. This committee metamorphosed […]

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HRH Ɛmԑrԑ Micah Nna Ngelale


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Micah Nna Ngelale was born in Eleme, in the year 1924 to Opara Joshua Ngelale of Ekporo community, Odido in Eleme Local Government Area, Rivers State. The name of his mother was Rachael Ngelale. He attended Boys School, Okrika and obtained his Standard six certificates after the obligatory examination in […]

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Was Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe Truly an Ijaw Man?


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As Published by Radio Biafra online The First Nigerian President Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe ( 1904- 1996) was indeed an enigma of no less order. His towering personality makes him to be the greatest Nigerian ever in history. But Who was Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe? Who was his true biological father? What […]

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Niger Delta cannot be part of Biafra


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By Kenneth Israel Before you even think of forming alliance with the Biafrans please remember that our Hero Isaac Adaka Boro was sentenced to death by two supposed Igbo men named ( Odumegwu Ojukwu) and ( Aguiyi Ironsi), who were still pleased with the one Nigeria slogan because Boro declared […]

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English Supreme Court: Ogale Community defeats Royal Dutch Shell


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Samuel Onungwe There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel for the people of Ogale and Bille Communities in Rivers State, Nigeria. This follows the a landmark judgment made at the English Supreme Court in United Kingdom on February 12, 2021 which stipulates that the British Court […]

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Okparaji has failed Eleme People declares Onungwe


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Alleges deceit of Eleme residents by LG Boss Samuel Onungwe There seems to be a cold war between the Legislative and the Executive arms of the Eleme Local Government Council despite the peace brokered between them by the political and traditional leaders of the area which resulted in dashing of […]

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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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