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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.

Madam Priscilla Preye Appah (1936-2023)

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Elder Samuel Iduabo Tarinyo (1938-2013)

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Elder Samuel Iduabo Tarinyo (1938-2023)

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 Ogbeinbiri Warikoru

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Chief Kingsway Ogbeinbiri Warikoru (1938—2023)

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.

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Thomas Kieriboyegha — Cameron (1902-1982)

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.

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Late Chief Nyoun Lisbon Maddock Otorudigha (1941-2021)

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.

Elder Ozaka Bob Francis (1942-2023)

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Elder Ozaka Bob Francis (1941-2023)

He was from Igbogene community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. He was best known as the second Head of Service Bayelsa State and former Bayelsa representative at the Federal Character Commission, Abuja