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.
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.
Elder Samuel Iduabo Tarinyo hailed from the Otuogidi community in Ogbia Kingdom, Bayelsa state. He was a highly accomplished educator and a devout Anglican from the Niger Delta region, known for his positive contributions to the field of education and for embracing the true riches of life.
Chief Kingsway Ogbonibiri Warikoru was an esteemed leader hailing from the Odi community in the Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government of Bayelsa state. He played a significant role in advancing the petroleum sector of Nigeria starting in the 1960s, as well as contributing to the development of the former Rivers State from the 1970s.
Late Chief Thomas Kieriboyegha hailed from Twon-brass community situated in the Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. He gained recognition as the inaugural accredited legal practitioner from the Nembe kingdom, which also extended to the broader Bayelsa state. He exemplified the characteristics of a true gentleman and trailblazer, leaving a lasting mark on the history of Nigeria during its precolonial and independent eras.
His expertise and skills were widely recognized, and his work earned him a respected reputation within the Nigeria Army force. Chief Warrant Officer (Rtd) Nyoun Lisbon Maddock Otorudigha’s dedication and exceptional service have left giant footprints on the sands of time, serving as an inspiration for future generations in the Nigerian military.
King Harris Sellenanabo Eseimokumoh was from Ebedebiri community of Sagbama Local Government Area, Bayelsa state. He was a formidable German Trained Medical Physician that made his mark in the medical sector of the Niger delta.