Preliminary report of the fact-finding mission to Oligie, Igbanke, Edo State.

Preliminary report of the fact-finding mission to Oligie, Igbanke, Edo State.
Visiting team:
(i) Emeka Esogbue
(ii) Patrick Bassey-Akpan
Host:
(iii) HRH Samuel Akaeze Alimeke Osunde, the Enogie of Oligie, Igbanke,
Introduction
On Saturday, March 23, 2014, EMEKA ESOGBUE and PATRICK BASSEY-AKPAN went on a fact-finding mission to Oligie, Igbanke as organized by the Igbanke Nationals Progressive Association. The duo visited HRH Samuel Akaeze Osunde at his palace in Oligie, Igbanke.
The aims of the visit are discussed below.
About Igbanke
Igbanke is an Ika-speaking community in Edo State, South-South of Nigeria. The community comprises of six settlements with six … Read More

The place of Anioma in the proposed national conference

The place of Anioma in the proposed national conference
A lot of questions have been asked on the readiness of the people of Anioma to the national conference. Unfortunately, the people have not shown sufficient commitment to the cause. Whereas, it offers immense advantage for a people to speak for themselves rather hide under the umbrella of any existing ethnic groups in the country. The Anioma people have again failed to realize what the conference should offer them.
As the Aniomas themselves say, ‘nobody sees with another person’s eyes’. So the people should utilize available means to distinctly involve themselves … Read More

Anioma: Government and Kingmakers must adopt due diligence in crowning kings.

Anioma: Government and Kingmakers must adopt due diligence in crowning kings.

-Smart Ajaja

Smart Ajaja, an Anioma Crusader, Activist and commentator speaks on Anioma’s condition in Delta State and Nigeria. In this interview with EMEKA ESOGBUE of Ndi Anioma of Nigeria, he highlights loads of socio-cultural challenges the Anioma region is facing including the kingship tussles in a number of Anioma communities; political representation of the area in Delta State and Nigeria as a whole, and the upcoming national conference in the country. Excerpts:

Emeka Esogbue: Mr Ajaja, not a few will agree with me that you have evolved as … Read More

Communiqué on Ibusa Singles Meet conference held January 2, 2014 in Ibusa Delta State.

Communiqué on Ibusa Singles Meet conference held January 2, 2014 in Ibusa Delta State.
Ibusa Singles Meet is happy to issue a communiqué on the agreements reached at its last conference.
In attendance:
1. Emeka Esogbue- Lagos (President, Ibusa Singles Meet/Chief Host)
2. Mrs Prisca Okeleke- Lagos (Career Guardian of Ibusa Singles)
3. Chief Ifeanyi Daddi Okeleke-Ibusa (Chairman of the Occasion)
4. Godfrey Osakwe-Lagos (Special Guest of Honour)
5. Chief Kizito Ijeh- Ibusa (Guest of Honour)
6. Emmanuel Kwasa Amatokwu-Lagos (Guest)
7. Austin Ogechukwu Nwulia- Port Harcourt (Guest Lecturer)
8. Comrade Collins Okonkwo- Abuja
9. Victor Onwuka- Port Harcourt (Gen … Read More

A LECTURE PRESENTED BY COMRADE AUGUSTINE OGECHUKWU NWULIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 2ND IBUSA SINGLES CONFERENCE ON THE 2ND OF JANUARY 2014.

A LECTURE PRESENTED BY COMRADE AUGUSTINE OGECHUKWU NWULIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 2ND IBUSA SINGLES CONFERENCE ON THE 2ND OF JANUARY 2014.

Topic: Thoughts on Ibusa Endogamy (Inter-Marriage): Youth Consciousness and Prospects.

I deem it as an ‘uneasy privilege’ to stand before you today to speak on a topic that has a lot to do with the contextual composition of this conference. Ndi benyi asina wafu, ekwuna, na-egbu ikei, wa kwua, anuna, na-egbu ikolo (seeing and not talking, kills the elders, talking and not listening, kills the young ones). So therefore, I will be doing my lecture presentation in … Read More

Welcome Address delivered by Emeka Esogbue on the occasion of the 2nd edition of the annual Ibusa Singles Conference held at the Premier Club Hall, Ogbeowele, Ibusa, Delta State on January 2, 2014.

Welcome Address delivered by Emeka Esogbue on the occasion of the 2nd edition of the annual Ibusa Singles Conference held at the Premier Club Hall, Ogbeowele, Ibusa, Delta State on January 2, 2014.
It pleases me to welcome you all to this annual event of Ibusa singles, the very second edition in the history of our great town. Let me briefly introduce you to Ibusa Singles Meet. It is an organization of unmarried men and women of Ibusa extraction. The major aim of this group is to encourage marriage among its members, a union expected to last for life.
It … Read More

YOUTH RESTIVENESS IN IBUSA: WHO TO BLAME

By

Emeka Esogbue
(National Coordinator, Ndi Anioma of Nigeria)

On the occasion of Ibusa Sports Club (ISC) youth seminar/launching of their 2014 calendar held on January 1, 2014 under the auspices of Ibusa Sports Club

Youth Restiveness in Ibusa: Who to blame
By
Emeka Esogbue
PROTOCOLS
It is indeed my pleasure to stand before you as one of your discussants. As a worthy son of Ibusa, I see my selection as an immense honour to contribute to this touchy subject that weighs heavily on our dear land today. I believe that it is … Read More

ATTENDEES OF 2ND EDITION OF IBUSA SINGLES MEET CONFERENCE ON JANUARY 2, 2014 IN IBUSA

ATTENDEES OF 2ND EDITION OF IBUSA SINGLES MEET CONFERENCE ON JANUARY 2, 2014 IN IBUSA
1. Emeka Esogbue- Lagos (President, Ibusa Singles Meet)
2. Victor Onwuka- Port Harcourt (Gen Secretary, Ibusa Singles Meet)
3. Tessy Ogechukwu Mogaha-Ibusa (Asst General Secretary)
4. Naomi Okoisor- Ibusa (Welfare Officer)
5. Chief Ifeanyi Daddi Okeleke-Ibusa (Chairman of the Occasion)
6. Chief Kizito Ijeh- Ibusa
7. Emmanuel Kwasa Amatokwu-Lagos
8. Mrs Prisca Okeleke- Lagos
9. Austin Ogechukwu Nwulia- Port Harcourt
10. Comrade Collins Okonkwo- (Abuja)
11. Alex Okonma-Ibusa
12. Godfrey Osakwe-Lagos
13. Isoh Awele Annabel-Ogun State
14. Megwai Enid Ozuluonye- Ibusa
15. Romeo Emmanuel Umunna-Benin… Read More

2nd Edition of Ibusa singles conference held on January 2, 2014 in Ibusa Delta State

2nd Edition of Ibusa singles conference held on January 2, 2014 in Ibusa Delta State
Opening Prayer
Opening prayer was said by Emeka Esogbue and the conference started at 1:15pm.
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Chief Ifeanyi Daddi Okeleke, the Chairman of the Occasion delivered the Chairman’s opening remarks. He welcomed all and stated that the purpose of the conference was already known by all.
Introduction of Participants
Participants present at the event stood up to do introduction of themselves one after the other.
Welcome Address by Emeka Esogbue, President Ibusa Singles Meet
He introduced Ibusa Singles Meet as an organization of … Read More

Lauretta Onochie buries mother in a grand style

The ancient Ezechime clan of Onicha Olona stood agog yesterday when it was inundated by people who thronged in to witness the final moments of Mrs Betty K. Ogoliegbune, mother of Renowned Anioma Advocate and Leader of Ndi Anioma of Nigeria, Lauretta Onochie.
Mrs. Betty K. Ogoliegbune was buried yesterday in Onicha Olona, Delta State amidst tears, prayers and good wishes from family members, friends and well-wishers. Mrs Betty Ogoliegbune who was aged 80 died after a protracted illness at the Federal Medical Center, Asaba, Delta State.
Burial arrangement started on Friday, December 20, 2013 as announced by the family … Read More

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