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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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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Trump Accuses Buhari of Killing Nigerians


Edmond Obilo That Buhari has chosen to tell his story himself reveals the underbelly of the relations between big powers and emerging states like Nigeria. It happened in April 2018 when the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari was the guest of Donald Trump, the President of the United States. Buhari […]

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Okpa Community Honours Emere Nchia


…Relationship among Okpa, Ejii and Okerewa communities Unraveled. Samuel Onungwe The relationship among Okpa, Okerewa and Ejii communities was made public on August 14, 2020 as the Traditional Ruler of Okpa Community, Agbonchia and his people visited Ogale in Eleme LGA, Rivers State to honour the Paramount Ruler of Nchia. […]

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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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Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Ogale.


Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Eleme began with the people of Ogale Clan, at Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Nchia in Eleme LGA, Rivers State, Nigeria. It all started when Pa Jeremiah Osaro, Nwakama Osaro Nkporon received the Advent Message while on a business sojourn in the Eastern part of Nigeria. At his […]

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Ban Ogoi


Origin of Ban Ogoi Between 12th and 13th Century, there was a crisis somewhere in Gold Coast which led to the emigration of three brothers namely Khana (perhaps Ghana but differed by pronunciation), Eleme and Gbene Tutu through the sea to a safe location in the rich mangrove area of […]

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