English Supreme Court: Ogale Community defeats Royal Dutch Shell


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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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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Lest We Forget: Eleme LGA and Development


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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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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Gas Detector


Natural Gas (NG) is odourless & colourless. Exposure to it can be harmful & lead to death when it goes beyond tolerable limits. 🔥 Triangle shows: right proportion of air (O2), heat & fuel (NG) leads to combustion. Safety is only 2nd to God but in the industry, safety comes […]

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Eleme Youth Keeps Mum On Elega’s Impasse


As Dr. Okparaji Receives Vote of Confidence The impasse at the Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State, between the Executive and the Legislature may not end any time soon. This is because at a time when peace is needed between the both arms of Government, some group of Eleme Youth under […]

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Opinon: Policing the Police


Samuel O. Onungwe As Mr. Quality Projects is working very hard to improve lives especially, road infrastructure in the state amidst the Corona virus pandemic. Can you mention with pictures any LGA whose Chairman has emulated the examples of His Excellency and has done so well across Rivers State? What […]

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Gov. Wike criticises Port Harcourt Refining Company


Samuel Onungwe Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has criticized the Port Harcourt Refining Company Limited on her indifference in the development of the State. Gov. Wike bare his mind when the Managing Director of the Company, Engr. Ahmed Dikko and his management team paid him a courtesy call on […]

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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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L.G., Nigeria Police Screens Community Police at Eleme


…Hope Builds up for Nightlife. Samuel Onungwe The Executive Chairman of Eleme Local Government Area, Hon. (Barr.) Philip Okparaji has stated that the Council would commence screening of youths in the area to participate in the Community Vigilante Programme in the area on Saturday, August 16, 2020. In a statement […]

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Eleme King Cautions Neighbour Against Land Encroachment.


By Michael Osaro The Egbere Emere Okori 1 of Eleme, Rivers State, His Royal Highness, King Dr. Amb. Appolus Chu, JP has threatened in a stern voice to institute a legal action against neighbouring Kingdoms whom he alleged were encroaching into his territory, Eleme Kingdom. King Appolus Chu made this […]

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Ariaria International Market


Samuel Onungwe A resident of Aba, in Abia State, South Eastern Nigeria has criticized the three arms of government over the deterioration of infrastructures in that city.  Amaka Abara Adamma who trades at the popular Ari-Aria Market, Aba alleged that although the city generates revenue far above that of five […]

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