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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.

BORO CLEVER IGE-EDABA

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CHIEF BORO CLEVER IGE-EDABA (1929-1999)

Chief Boro Clever Ige-Edaba, a skilled and formidable real estate appraiser hailing from Emakalakala community in the Ogbia Kingdom, Bayelsa state, made significant contributions in the field of land valuation across Eastern Nigeria and the old Rivers state. Additionally, he served as a prominent and influential advocate for the Ogbia Brotherhood socio-political movement.

Godwin Ngogo Alabraba (1927-2019)

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Godwin Ngogo Alabraba (1927-2019)

Godwin Ngogo Alabraba hailed from the renowned Abonnema community in the Akuku-toru Local Government Area of Rivers State. He dedicated his career to the civil and public service of both colonial and independent Nigeria, demonstrating great skill and honor. He held roles as a professional Tax officer and also served as a commissioner in the former Rivers State Civil Service Commission.

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.

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

Diete Spiff

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Her Majesty, Dr. (Barr) Dame Evangelist. Josephine Diete-Spiff JP

Her Royal Highness, Dr. (Barr) Dame Evangelist Josephine Diete-Spiff JP is a humble, multifaceted, and accomplished figure from the Niger Delta region who has made a significant mark in various domains such as sports, movies, business, entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, academics, and more within the Nigerian landscape. She is undeniably a prominent supporter of numerous causes, a source of inspiration for the underprivileged, and, above all, a devoted follower of the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ

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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.

kate abiri

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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.

Iti, Thomas Ibitimi (1946-2008)

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Iti Thomas Ibitimi (1946-2008)

The late Mr. Iti, Thomas Ibitimi hailed from the Angiama community in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. He was an exceptional administrator who made significant contributions to Nigeria’s public service.

Derby Augustine Adoku Ndiomu

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Derby Augustine Adoku Ndiomu (1946 – 2023)

Archbishop (Dr) Derby Augustine Adoku Ndiomu was from Odoni community in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. He was best known as an apprentice for the Lord Jesus Christ.