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Lawrence Baraebibai Ekpebu (1935-2022)

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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

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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.

Samuel Dieprie Fetepigi

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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.

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

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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

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Mrs. Irene Nimibofa Edgar

Mrs. Irene Nimibofa Edgar was a distinguished and successful educator hailing from Brass Local Government Area in Bayelsa state. She played a significant role in advancing the educational sector, both in the former Rivers state and beyond. Her life was marked by remarkable achievements, having taught and guided numerous individuals who have excelled in their respective pursuits.

Moses, Koriatimi Harold (1955 – 2023)

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Moses Koriatimi Harold (1955 – 2023)

Moses Koriatimi Harold was a highly regarded educator hailing from the Nembe Kingdom in Bayelsa State. He made significant contributions to the advancement of education in the Niger Delta region and played a prominent role in the Pentecostal Christian faith in Nigeria.

MacCpherson Wodaowei McCarthy (1952—2016)

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MacCpherson Wodaowei McCarthy (1952—2016)

HRH MacCpherson Wodaowei McCarthy (JP) was a highly esteemed local leader hailing from Okoloba in the Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. He gained recognition primarily for his outstanding contributions to education and his advocacy for the rights of fellow educators.

Nathaniel Ingialasuogha Robert Yekorogha

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Nathaniel Ingialasuogha Robert Yekorogha (1934-2021)

Major Nathaniel Ingialasuogha Robert Yekorogha, a revered community leader hailing from Nembe – Ogbolomabiri in the Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa state, played a significant role in the advancement of the Nigerian Military between 1955 and 1984

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Senator Inatimi Rufus Spiff (1954-2023)

Senator Inatimi Rufus Spiff emerged as a powerful political figure hailing from the Niger Delta region. He gained prominence as an exemplary member of the Nigerian federal republic’s Senate, leaving a lasting impression on numerous lives through his acts of generosity and considerate demeanor.

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Kate Abiri (1958-2023)

HON. JUSTICE KATE ABIRI, originating from the Aleibiri community in Ekeremor Local Government of Bayelsa State, gained renown as the longest-serving female Chief Judge in Nigeria. Her legacy and impact on the legal field and her community will be remembered with great respect.