The Impact of Nyime and Eporo Eleme on Alueken Ogale


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At the reign of Ͻnԑ Ɛԑ Eleme IX (1970 – 2001), the people were divided between Nyime Eleme and Ekporo Eleme factions of traditional Rulership. HM, Ɛmԑrԑ Ngei A. O. Ngei then proposed the creation of more clans from the existing clans. The minimum was to split one into two. […]

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The Story of Anasemi Construction Nigeria Limited


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THE CEO AND PRESIDENT OF ANASAMIC CONSTRUCTION NIGERIA LIMITED , KING APPOLUS CHU, IN HIS KEYNOTE REMARKED ADDRESS, ON THE OCCASION OF ANASAMIC AT 20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY . I started business as a young man in my teens, while still in secondary school. By the age of 18, in 1988, […]

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Otebenu Ceremony


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By Samuel O. Onungwe This is an ancient Eleme culture meant to honour the ancestors of each family who had lived, farmed and bequeathed the land to their heirs having transited into the realm of the spirit otherwise known as ghosts. This age long practice is marked in the month […]

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The Magic Box


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A certain old man had fallen in love with his servant having served him diligently for years. He then allowed him to gain access to his secret room where he had placed his magic box. One day, his servant secretly went in the room and stole his master’s magic box […]

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Temitayo Olugbemiga Sodipo SOBANJO


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Temitayo Olugbemiga Sodipo SOBANJO was born on Wednesday 17th March 1943 to the family of Mr. Emmanuel Sorinola Sobanjo and Mrs. (later Chief) Bernice Bolajokp Sobanjo (nee Rowaiye) both of blessed memory. Mr. Tayo Sobanjo, as he was called by many, had the privilege of being the first grandchild of […]

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Setting the Right Foundation for Your New Year’s Resolution


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By Samuel O. Onungwe A first-class manager, traditional ruler, successful family man, mentor and silent evangelist, HRH Emere Engr. Paul N. Obelley once taught me a lesson on making a decision: A certain woman found three old men with long, white beards, sitting in her compound. She did not recognize […]

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Boxing Day


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By Samuel O. Onungwe The phrase Boxing Day suggests fisticuffs and as a child who would sometimes watch a boxing match on television, my thought was that boxing day is a day when boxers fight their rivals in an open competition. In later years, I grew up to know that […]

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Christmas in History and Evangelical Compromise


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By Samuel O. Onungwe Whenever we move towards the mber months something comes to mind and that is festivity. This has to do with Christmas and New Year Celebrations thus people are eager to work hard towards realizing their goals for the year and meeting up their responsibilities. I decided to single […]

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Building the Community through Collective Contribution


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By Samuel O. Onungwe On Sunday, 15th November 2021 the Punch Newspaper quoted the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi to have single-handedly sponsored 200 indigent students to study courses of their choice during his service as Chancellor of Usman Dan Fodio University, formally known as Sokoto State University.  In October 2021 it was […]

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Nkim Itong Festival of Uruan


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Nkim Itong festival is one of numerous traditional ceremonies of Uruan people in Akwa Ibom state. It is an age long tradition that have been practiced in many generations in Uruan people in communities such as Idu, Mbiakong and Ifiayong. The people in the pictures are not harmed rather they […]

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Why Oyibo Hanged Himself


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Oyibo was a Masters degree holder from Cambridge University. I know by now, you will have started thinking he was from a rich family. No, far from it. He was from a wretched family. He battled his way to the top by wining scholarship after scholarship through hard work. After […]

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Statesman Challenges Scholars, Others on Eleme Identity


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A human capacity developer, Elder Jerry Dee Olaka, has in rhetoric publicly challenged scholars and others on the identity of Eleme people in Rivers State, Nigeria. In a post on his social media timeline titled “You Questioning Who We Are”, the generous leader said: “Where in the world, did you […]

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Remembering Ojukwu, rebel and pacifist


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By Emmanuel Obe Those of us who grew up after The War had a picture of a scary and fearsome Emeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu. The image was not helped by the wild thick beards the Biafran General and Head of State wore and for which he was better known. In fact, anyone […]

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King of Peace Observes Otebe’nu Festival


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Otebe’nu is an ancient festival practiced by traditional believers in Eleme, Eleme LGA of Rivers State, Nigeria. It had long gone extinct for decades following the coming of Christianity. Adaaji.com is dazed to behold sites of this ceremony. Otebe’nu is marked after a new yam harvest as sacrifices and prayers […]

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The ‘Untold Secret’ of Dangote


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Sometime in the 1980s, the man of God T. L. Osborn visited the church of Archbishop Benson Idahosa, after the program, T. L. Osborn needed an urgent flight to the United States of America. On their arrival at the airport, Idahosa pleaded with some passengers for someone to surrender his […]

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Ken Poly Students Appraise Lecturers, Dr. Obele Emerges Best.


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  An awardee and lecturer of the Kenule Saro-wiwa Polytechnic, formerly known as the Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori, who bagged “the best knowledge impacting lecturer in the year 2021” Dr. Joseph Obele is still full of gratitude to God and the entire students who singled him out among a multitude […]

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