Ogba–Egbema–Ndoni

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Ogba–Egbema–Ndoni
LGA
Country Nigeria
State Rivers State
Date created 1991
Seat Omoku
Area
 • Total 626 sq mi (1,621 km2)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Ogba–Egbema–Ndoni (also spelled Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni) is a Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria, with its capital at Omoku. It is part of the Ogba / Ebgema / Ndoni / Ahoada West constituency of the Nigerian House of Representatives.[1]

Population[edit]

The Ogba–Egbema–Ndoni Local Government Area is inhabited by the three tribes Ogba people, Egbema and Ndoni people, Ogba as migrants from the old Benin kingdom whereas all others are sub-groups of the Igbo people. The Ndonis are a pure stock of Ndokwa people of Delta State.

They are great farmers and fishermen with a rich cultural history. The area has produced prominent sons and daughters, which includes Prof. Claude Ake, Agnes Okoh, Felix Obuah, Late Hon. Chief Victor Masi (former Minister for Finance, Nigeria), Senator Francis J. Ellah, Dr. Peter Otunuya Odili (former Governor of Rivers State), Late Chief Valentine Akponor LLB. (Hons) LLM (Lond.) Late Chief Odili Akponor(Izoma of Ndoni)and Olisa Akponor amongst others.[2] Ake, Ikechukwu Felix, Esq. Barrister-at-Law, Poet, published, Epitaph to the Ogoni Nine, Religious leader, (former,Stake President, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ogba / Ebgema / Ndoni / Ahoada West Constituency". AfDevInfo. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  2. ^ Ossie Ezeaku (2007-06-11). "Mike Okiro - The Man And The Misplaced Logic". Nigerians In America. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 

Coordinates: 5°20′30″N 6°39′20″E / 5.34167°N 6.65556°E / 5.34167; 6.65556