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Florence Inara Spiff (1939-2021)

Dame Florence Inara Spiff was a formidable educationist from Twon-Brass Community in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. She contributed immensely in the development of education in the Niger delta and beyond.

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AIG Anthony Sawyerr (1944-2020)

Anthony Sawyerr hails from Sagbama Town in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa. He was a quintessential and accomplished Police Officer that made his mark in Nigerian Police Force.

Mariam Bubaraye Indiamaowei


Mariam Bubaraye Indiamaowei (1950-2019)

Dame Mariam Bubaraye Indiamaowei was from Sagbagria community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. She was a successful businesswoman in Port Harcourt city and also an impressive school teach that imparted the education sector of old Rivers state.

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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.

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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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Ayibatari Mac-Fisi (1957-2022)

Ayibatari Mac-Fisi hails from Agbobiri-Okordia community, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. He qualified as an impressive livestock and veterinary officer of old Rivers state. He also contributed towards the development of politics in Bayelsa state as he was once the Secretary, Yenagoa Local Government Council. Also, he kept giant imprint on the hearts many as he imparted them with his unquenchable kindness and love.

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Abele Alfred Pondei (1934 – 2017)

Late Chief Abele Alfred Pondei was from Amassoma community of Bayelsa state. He made a name for himself as the first graduate from his community. In the old Rivers state, he was a famous Chief Livestock Officer that kept footprints on the sands of time.

Gabriel Imomotimi Okara


Gabriel Imomotimi Okara (1921-2019)

Gabriel Imomotimi Okara was renowned and foremost literary icon from the Niger delta and recipient of the Officer of the Order of the Niger, OON that contributed to the development of African literature.

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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.

Collins Julius Pekene


Collins Julius Pekene (1933 – 2004)

Collins, Julius Pekene was an accomplished education administrator par excellence. He was the pioneer Registrar of the Rivers State College of Education (now Ignatius Ajuru University of Education), Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt.