World News

You can’t handle the consequences of not restructuring Nigeria — Ayo Adebanjo

ON SEPTEMBER 19, 20161:56 AM By Clifford Ndujihe, Deputy Political Editor As some Nigerians, especially from the South and Christian leaders pick holes in the recent United States of America Secretary of State, Mr. John Kerry’s visit to Nigeria, which they describe as...

Nigeria deeply divided, says UN report

*Paints gloomy picture of nation’s economy By Vincent Ujumadu AWKA—A REPORT just released by the United Nations, UN, on Nigeria’s Common Country Analysis, CCA, has revealed a deeply divided society on the basis of the plurality of ethnic, religious and regional identities that...

Nigeria’s unity negotiable —Ex gov Attah

By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA— Former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has, in apparent response to President Muhammadu Buhari, said that the country’s unity was negotiable. In an interview with Vanguard in Abuja weekend, the former governor said the only way out of the...

National News

Ekwueme, Adebanjo, Others Tell Buhari to Implement National Conference Report

Thisday June 13, 2016 •   Insist on restructuring of Nigeria By Christopher Isiguzo in Enugu    Notable Nigerians, including Second Republic Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Yoruba leader, Ayo Adebanjo, former Minister of Information, Jerry Gana and former Governors of Anambra...

‘Nigeria’s insensitivity to Niger Delta issues responsible for renewed militancy’

Guardian Newspapers.     14 May 2016 By Kelvin Ebiri and Obire Onakemu Environmental rights activist and a delegate at the 2014 National Conference, Ms. Ann-Kio Briggs, in this interview with KELVIN EBIRI AND OBIRE ONAKEMU in Port Harcourt, said that unresolved issues of the...

State News

Kidnappings: Commercial buses now target in Rivers

ON SEPTEMBER 15, 20161:00 AM the way out by lawyers, others By Jimitota Onoyume Penultimate Friday, 14 Nestoil company staff were reportedly abducted in their company bus around Omoku, headquarters of Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area, Rivers State. The kidnappers later...

ONELGA Crisis: Egi Demands Separate LGA

Posted by Kevin Nengia on May 7th, 2014 and filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed. Worried over the current attack on its son and Chairman of council, Mr Augustine Ahiamadu, Egi Traditional...

Flood: RSG Distributes Relief Materials To Victims

Flood: RSG Distributes Relief Materials To Victims Posted by John Bibor on Feb 1st, 2013 and filed under Front Pix. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry The Rivers State Government has handed over...

Local News

Let peace reign in Ogbaland

By Editor   |   19 September 2016   |   2:35 am Guardian Newspapers Sir: For some years, we have experienced disorderliness, killing and breakdown of law and order in Ogbaland ( ONELGA Ogba Egbema Ndoni LGA) of Rivers State. We have seen all manners of killings between factions...

Police in search of abductors of 14 passengers in Rivers

By Kelvin Ebiri, Port Harcourt   |   14 August 2016   |   4:45 am Guardian Newspapers The Police in Rivers state has embarked on a manhunt for the gunmen who abducted 14 passengers who were travelling to Omoku in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, from Port Port Harcourt....

Four ONELGA Clans Want Relocation Of LG Headquarters

A coalition of Egi-Igburu-Usomini-Egbema-Ndoni communities has called for the relocation of the headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area from Omoku for the safety of the council chairman, and for peace to return to the area. They made the plea during a protest a...

About Ogba

Nchaka Festival

The sesame to a half-year of festivity! Nchaka or new yam celebration may be regarded as the sesame to a half-year of festivity and merry-making. Nchaka marks the end of the farming season. The first part of the celebration is known as the “Female” Nchaka , which...

Ali-Ogba Religious Beliefs

Christianization and Ogba Traditional Religion: Within three decades after the establishment of the native court and the government school, no less than ten Christian denominations were established in Ali-Ogba, all of them vying for converts among the people. The first...

Ogba View of Cosmogony

 The Ogba ancestors divided the earth into two parts, which they called “Oru” and “Igmo“ respectively. By the former term, Ogbas referred to riverine people. By the latter, they meant inhabitants of the hinterland. Both parts represented to them the whole world,...

History

  Ogba legend and oral history indicate that the ancestors arrived in the present Ogbaland in 3015 BC, archaeological evidence show that many towns and villages of Ogbaland were inhabited between 3015 BC to 235 AD. The Ogbas are originally from Benin in the present Edo state...

Environment

The Socio-Economic Implications Of Gas Flaring in Nigeria By Nwokezi John Ikoro

Total/Epnl gas flare site in Ogbogu and Akabuka communities in Egi-Etiti-Ali-Ogba Clan in Rivers State, Southern Nigeria. INTRODUCTION: Recently in France about more than 3,000 people suffered and died from heat wave related health conditions. To this effect, environmentalists in...

Nigerians angry at oil pollution double standards

By Christian Purefoy, CNN June 30, 2010 2:14 a.m. EDT STORY HIGHLIGHTS Nigeria has suffered devastating oil pollution in Delta region over 50 years Activists angry at attention being given to Gulf of Mexico Figures are disputed but one cause of Nigerian spills is oil thieves and...

The Environment

Environmental Communication for Sustainable Development: By   Nwokezi J. Ikoro B.Sc. Mass Comm., RSUST, PHC. FFIF, MA, OU. Athens, USA. Communication and Development Specialist.    ABSTRACT   This article offers a directional communication for sustainable development journalism...

Politics

PETROLEUM POLITICS OF DO OR AFFAIRS: ECOLOGICAL WAR IN AKABUKA COMMUNITY

PETROLEUM POLITICS OF DO OR AFFAIRS: ECOLOGICAL WAR IN AKABUKA COMMUNITY Nwokezi J. Ikoro Nevember 10, 2010 In 2005 100 soldiers were deployed in Akabuka community following sustained protest by the community over certain grievances with Total E & P Nigeria Limited (TEPNG)...

RSG To Construct Omoku Internal Roads

Posted by Kevin Nengia on Mar 1st, 2013 and filed under Front Pix. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry The Rivers State Government is to commence the reconstruction of internal roads in Omoku,...

Death traps to Omoku

Residents of the gas city bemoan lack of roads, drainages despite huge contributions to the nation IN Omoku, the headquarters of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Council of Rivers State, the feeling is rife that the area does not deserve the neglect it has suffered from the state and the...

Politics

Ogba political structure which is broadly similar to the Benin structure  which is marked by “King” and “Cabinet”. The traditonal cabinet posts reflect political offices, titles, rights and privileges acquired by different onuobdos when they settled down in Ali-Ogba.  A semblance...

Religion

Ali-Ogba Religious Beliefs

Christianization and Ogba Traditional Religion: Within three decades after the establishment of the native court and the government school, no less than ten Christian denominations were established in Ali-Ogba, all of them vying for converts among the people. The first...

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