“Remember that people are only guests in your story – the same way you are only a guest in theirs – so make the chapters worth reading.”

Mr. Jonathan Einbaipreyo Oye

Mr Jonathan E. Oye (1953 – 2024)

Mr. Jonathan Einbaipreyo Oye, was from the Nembe Kingdom of Bayelsa State, was a distinguished professional administrator within the civil service of the former Rivers State and later Bayelsa State. He is widely recognized for his significant contributions as a formidable civil servant, particularly in his role as Permanent Secretary, where he played a pivotal role in advancing the development of the public service of both old Rivers State and Bayelsa State.

Lawrence Baraebibai Ekpebu (1935-2022)

Lawrence Baraebibai Ekpebu (1935-2022)

He was a distinguished and knowledgeable professor and diplomat hailing from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Lawrence Baraebibai Ekpebu holds the distinction of being the first African graduate of Harvard University in the United States. Notably, he played a crucial role in the infrastructure development of the old Rivers State.

Dr Eric David Managete

Dr. Mangete Eric David Otorudigiyo (1939-2017)

Dr. Mangete Eric David Otorudigiyo, a distinguished medical practitioner hailing from Nembe, specialized in thoracic surgery, obtaining his degree in 1978. He dedicated decades of his life to the university system, using the ivory tower as a platform to provide altruistic services to humanity. At one point, he emerged as one of the top administrators in Nigeria.

Madam Priscilla Preye Appah (1936-2023)

Madam Priscilla Preye Appah (1936-2023)

Madam Priscilla Preye Appah hailed from Kaiama community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. She was a highly skilled nurse and midwifery practitioner, leaving a lasting impact on the healthcare sector in Nigeria.



Chief Boro Clever Ige-Edaba, a skilled and formidable real estate appraiser hailing from Emakalakala community in the Ogbia Kingdom, Bayelsa state, made significant contributions in the field of land valuation across Eastern Nigeria and the old Rivers state. Additionally, he served as a prominent and influential advocate for the Ogbia Brotherhood socio-political movement.

Samuel Dieprie Fetepigi

High Chief Samuel Dieprie Fetepigi-Ebifa (1931-2019)

High Chief Samuel Dieprie Fetepigi-Ebifa, hailing from the Nembe Kingdom, rose to prominence as the first commissioner of police from Bayelsa state. He left a lasting mark on the police force, a legacy that extended from the colonial era through the period of Nigeria’s independence.

Francis Brisibe Agamagu

Chief Francis Brisibe Agamagu (1894-1972)

Chief Francis Brisibe Agamagu was a notable and successful businessman and politician who made a lasting impact during both the colonial and independent periods in Nigeria. He dedicated his efforts to furthering the interests of the Ijaws in the Niger Delta and beyond. Hailing from the Ojobo community in Delta state, Nigeria, Chief Francis Brisibe Agamagu played a significant role in shaping the socio-economic and political landscape of his region and the country as a whole.

Chief Barrister Oluremi Ayodele Coker-Ineyougha (1945 - 2010)

Chief Barrister Oluremi Ayodele Coker-Ineyougha (1945 – 2010)

Chief Barrister Oluremi Ayodele Coker-Ineyougha was a versatile individual, serving as a Legal Practitioner, Politician, Philanthropist, wise and caring Chief, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and a valuable member of his community, Nembe, where he became a naturalized member. He displayed a strong devotion to the Baptist denomination, embodying the qualities of a benevolent and honest gentleman. Additionally, he was recognized for his excellent oratory skills and critical thinking, a staunch advocate for justice, and notably, a superb cook, among other notable attributes.

George Olukutu Alagoa

Elder George Olukutu Alagoa (1928 – 2019)

He hailed from both Otuabagi in Ogbia Kingdom and Ogbolomabiri of Nembe Kingdom. Excelling in the public service of Nigeria since the 1950s, he served as a highly effective administrative officer, leaving a lasting impact on the sector. Beyond his deep passion for his profession, he was known for his exemplary character, marked by goodness to an extraordinary degree, and a man who embodied contentment.

Rt. Rev Adolphus Amabebe (Rtd.) JP (1939-2023)

Rt. Rev Adolphus Amabebe (Rtd.) JP (1939-2023)

Bishop Adolphus Amabebe was the Pioneer Bishop, Diocese of Niger Delta West of Bayelsa state and the Christian Association of Nigeria. He was an epitome of hard work and doggedness as he came, saw and conquered in the vineyard of the Lord Jesus Christ. Bishop Adolphus Amabebe was from Koluama community in southern Ijaw Local Government of Bayelsa state