Charles Owaba

Foremost Minds

Ogbia Kingship (Obanobhan) Stool In Retrospection

Ogbia kingship stool (Obanobhan as traditionally called) has produced great minds as monarch since it was coined in 1958. These Monarchs in conjunction with the Ogbia Brotherhood fostered education, unity and gave the ogbia man a sense of belonging.

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Foremost Minds


In 1996 some bright minds of the Bench started the judiciary business of Bayelsa state. The laid the judicial foundation from nothing and they diligently built an enviable judiciary in Nigeria. They remain the best Judges, the Nigeria state has ever had.

Bernice orubo


Bernice Baratuapre Orubo (1932-2022)

Bernice Baratuapre Orubo a matriarch was from Otuabagi community in Ogbia kingdom of Bayelsa state. She was a famous and respected woman of substance, who judiciously worked towards the socioeconomic development of the Ogbia women from in the 70’s.

Anthony Ronari Orubo


Anthony Ronari Orubo (1953-2014)

Late Anthony Ronari Orubo (aka Mr Tee) was from Otuabagi community in Ogbia kingdom of Bayelsa state. He was quite a remarkable soul that kept giant footprints on the sands of time in the old Rivers state. A pacesetter was Mr Tee; he coined and managed businesses that imparted the landscape of Port Harcourt city.

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Pedro Ayebanimiworio Adukpo-Egi-Ikata (1935-2021)

Alabo Pedro Ayebanimiworio Adukpo-Egi IKATA was a fine military officer and a respected community Chief the Niger delta has ever produced. He fought for the unity of Nigeria during the Nigerian civil war.

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Irigha Eferebo (1947-2020)

Irigha Eferebo was indeed a wrestling and judo enigma who with his innate and uncommon skills, dominated his generation in the tricks of the trade,

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Emmanuel Joel Igoniwari (1944-2007)

Emmanuel Joel Igoniwari was from Otuedu community of Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. He was a respected Jurist from the Niger Delta. Subsequently, he became the second (2nd) Chief Judge of Bayelsa state, Nigeria and His Royal Majesty Elect of Ogbia Kingdom.

Perebo A. Dakolo


Perebo A. Dakolo (1957-1990)

He joined in challenging the status quo at the time, with a sincere intent to have a restructured Nigeria. A Nigeria that would embrace ‘Resource Control’ and rapidly grow or that would maintain the old structure and hit the rocks that it was invariably headed.

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Mann Abali (1948-2014)

Mann Abali was from Otakeme/Otugidi communities of Ogbia kingdom, Bayelsa state. He was a prolific Banker with the defunct Pan Africa Bank Limited Rivers state and later a professional Accountant with the Federal College Education Technical Omoku.