Carve Igbanke to the proposed Anioma State now -Gloria Adagbon tells National Boundary Adjustment Commission

Carve Igbanke to the proposed Anioma State now
-Gloria Adagbon tells National Boundary Adjustment Commission
Gloria Eluebo Adagbon is the initiator of Igbanke Nationals Progressive Association. The Barrister-at-law and UK-based politician has been in the forefront for the advancement of Igbanke. In this interview, she speaks with EMEKA ESOGBUE on a number of issues that includes the need to relocate Igbanke to the proposed Anioma State, why unity has always eluded Igbanke, the Igbontor kingship issue and alleged roles of Prince Henry Omorodion in the crisis. She also speaks on the failed water project that rocked Oligie-Igbanke. Excerpts.
Emeka Esogbue: … Read More

Re: State creation: minorities oppose confab’s nod for New Delta State

Re: State creation: minorities oppose confab’s nod for New Delta State
My attention has been particularly drawn to the publication with the above heading published in Vanguard Newspaper of July 9, 2014. As a stakeholder in the state, I cannot but express utmost shock, apprehension and disappointment in such horrendous release that pigeonholed the position of the self-appointed leaders of Delta South Senatorial District of Delta State. In datum, it is highly regrettable that such a statement can emanate from minds anticipated to possess average knowledge and education at least.
It is also injurious to the rights and totality of … Read More

Col Okwechime and Brigadier-General Isama: Enemies in military uniforms, brothers in Anioma unity

Col Okwechime and Brigadier-General Isama: Enemies in military uniforms, brothers in Anioma unity
Izu Anioma seems famous and unique for its recurrent warlord leadership. Whether this is deliberate or by accident is exactly what I cannot tell at this time.
The erstwhile President-General of the acclaimed socio-cultural organization of Anioma was Col Mike Nduka Okwechime who was an experienced soldier, first with the Nigerian state, later with defunct break away Biafra. The Ibusa-born soldier later defected to the Biafran side during the war and became one of the most-experienced soldiers that Biafra relied on to prosecute their battle. The ambition … Read More

I will go into politics if my Ibusa people call on me -Kwasa Amatokwu

I will go into politics if my Ibusa people call on me
-Kwasa Amatokwu

His name is Emmanuel Chukwunwike Amatokwu but he is popularly called ‘Kwasa’ by his Ibusa people. He is known for coordinating Ibusa affairs and annual Inter-village football tournament in Ibusa that has produced the likes of Emmanuel Olisedebe who played for the Polish senior team; Kingsley Obiekwu who has also featured in the tournament; Mike Ochei and many more. In this interview, Mr. Amatokwu, a football administrator and retired banker who is generally respected for his high level of integrity and efficiency speaks with EMEKA ESOGBUE … Read More

Prince Nicco Mbarga: The Legend

Did you know that Prince Nicco Mbarga, though unsung hero may pass for Nigeria’s greatest musicians of all time. This artist of consummate skill was born to a Nigerian mother and Camerounian father in Jan 1, 1950 in Abakiliki and died in June 24, 1997 but maintained Nigerian citizenship. He was the leader of the band Rokafil Jazz. He was also a multi-instrumentalist that played xylophone, conga, drums and electric guitar.
‘Sweet Mother’, a song released by him in 1976 remains Nigeria’s best-selling album till tomorrow, having sold about 13 million copies and still selling. The story of the production … Read More

Globacomm now official sponsors of Anioma Cultural Festival By Emeka Esogbue

Globacomm now official sponsors of Anioma Cultural Festival
By Emeka Esogbue
Ancient city of Asaba yesterday came alive with the official signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding between Globacomm Nigeria Ltd and Organization For the Advancement of Anioma Culture (OFAAC). The ceremony was in commomeration of the take-off of the sponsorship of Anioma Cultural Festival took place by communication giant, Globacomm.
In a well-attended ceremony chaired by the Asagba of Asaba, Obi (Prof) Chike Edozien, prominent Anioma indigenes praised the communication company for appreciating and agreeing to promote the rich cultural heritage of the people. The event which took place … Read More

THE ADVOCATE: [An analytic biography of Mr. Emeka J. Esogbue] – As compiled by Comrade Augustine Ogechukwu Nwulia

THE ADVOCATE:
[An analytic biography of Mr. Emeka J. Esogbue]
– As compiled by Comrade Augustine Ogechukwu Nwulia

Mr. Jeremiah Chukwuemeka Esogbue (fondly referred to as EMEKA ESOGBUE) is a renowned Anioma Historian, Journalist, Writer and Anioma Advocate. He is currently the Senior Editor of Homage Magazine and worked from 2011 to January 2014 as the Associate Editor of Anioma Essence, a cultural magazine.

Born on June 6, 1970, to the family of Esogbue in Umuafene, Isieke, Umuekea in Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. His parents were Patrick Chukwudumebi and Theresa Nwasiwe Esogbue. His father … Read More

The Ibusa confab that I talk of

Introduction
There is no better time for the people of Ibusa in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State to come together and talk about the future of the community than now. But this is no uncommon talk; it is the kind of talk that is unknown in the history of the community; the talk that will address several aberrations then usher agreement as to goals. I seriously doubt that the community in its entire 800 years lifetime has had this kind of talk.
I talk of a ‘communal confab’ or ‘communal conference’, in which the ten Ogbes, different … Read More

DIOKPASHIP AS PRACTICED IN ANIOMA COMMUNITY OF AKWUKWU-IGBO By Emeka Esogbue

DIOKPASHIP AS PRACTICED IN AKWUKWU-IGBO KINGDOM
By Emeka Esogbue
The name ‘Diokpa’ may have been derived from ‘Di Okpala’, an Igbo word as Igbo historians have postulated. However, the Aniomas have expanded and widened theory into action as traditionally practiced today by a number of Anioma people. The concept is applied to a male who is considered the head of the family, clan or community as a whole.
This historical piece is about Diokpaship as practiced in Akwukwu-Igbo kingdom but in a way, this concept is near the general practice in Aniomaland.
To understand the concept of Diokpa in this … Read More

Ubulu Uku kingship tussle: I am the heir as the first son, not the present occupant who is the fourth – Prince Edward Ofulue

Ubulu Uku kingship tussle: I am the heir as the first son, not the present occupant who is the fourth

– Prince Edward Ofulue

After very difficult periods of lying in wait for Prince Edward Okwuchukwu Ofulue in Ubulu Uku villages and occasions to bring you this interview, his location was finally determined. It is no longer news that Ubulu Uku, a community located in Aniocha part of Anioma in Delta State is now living with a kingship tussle and in the middle of the dispute is two biological brothers, each laying claims to the Obiship stool of the community. … Read More

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