His Highness, Emere Oji Awala


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)


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


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


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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Ogoni Apex Social Cultural Organizations: Power, Authority and Legitimacy


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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Light Up Eleme


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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Eleme: Safe, Peaceful and her Love for Development.


…Elder Jerry Dee Olaka’s Proposal. Samuel O. Onungwe Just recently, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Rivers State, Chief Barr. E. N. Wike had during the signing of th contract for the 5th flyover at Port Harcourt reiterated his commitment not politicise development in the state. The Governor as usual, […]

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Eleme, 10 Clans and their Communities


Ogale Clan Aleuken Mbuma-eta Ekpangbala Agbi Ejii Okori Adama Akara Aluebo Alesa Clan Ekongor Mao Okori Obini-eta Obini-nkiken Ngejelowa Awalama Nda Alode Clan Akara Acharama Akaraolu Ewika Efere Onimbie Ollorte Eteo Clan Aleubo Njuru Nloro Mbionwi Abai Obolo Agbonchia Njuru Ngebate Okpa Ogologba Ngeto Akpankpan Aluejor Obinikiken Alungwa Aleto Clan […]

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Ascension: Philip O. Obele


Samuel O. Onungwe His Majesty, Emere Dr. Philip Osaro Obele, JP, was born in 1958 at Aleto, Nchia in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Until his retirement into full community service, he had served as a professional teacher and a successful school administrator. During which he dedicated […]

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Igbo: Female Can Now Inherit Landed Property


By Azuka Onwuka  In the face of some wrong narratives, let us put some things in perspective and context:1. There is no law in Igboland that bars women from inheriting the property of their parents. Men give their daughters as much of their property as they wish. My father-in-law gave […]

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Okon-esa Ceremony


Samuel O. Onungwe Okon-esa ceremony is a highly prized and ancient culture of Eleme people. The Eleme people are the only people ethnic nationality that makes up Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State. They are renowned for growing crops like yam, cocoyam, cassava, sugarcane, maize and pumpkin. Eleme land […]

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Nchia: Why My Heart Bleeds


Samuel O. Onungwe Tuesday, July 28, 2020, I wept onboard a shuttle enroute to work. This was because one of my juniors at my place of work though older than me by age made ridicule of not mere me but my people of Nchia. Eleme in Eleme Local Government Area […]

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Why I Differ on Okori-Eleme


Samuel O. Onungwe I was walking down the street one Friday evening when I overheard some traders making derogatory comments about Okori-Eleme. Their argument was that Okori-Eleme does not have a specific geographical location to earn it the recognition it deserves. They had left bare the mangoes and tomatoes which […]

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Welcome to Adaaji Blog


Welcome to my blog: www.adaaji.com This blog is designed through its bio-autobiography section to keep afresh the memories of the departed and living legends in order to inspire the younger generations to aspire for greater greatness in their endeavours as well as provide useful information about their forebears to buttress […]

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