Andoni

Andoni

HON PAUL LAWRENCE PAUL

The Chaiman of Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State

 

ANDONI IS A LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA IN RIVERS STATE WHICH HAS PRODUCED GREAT MEN AND WOMEN OF SOCIAL VALUES AND NETWORTH BEYOND THE POVERTY STRICKEN AMENITIES IN THE COMMUNITIES. ANDONI IS A PART OF THE WORLD’S RICHEST ENVIRONMENT, AS THEY  ARE ENDOWED WITH CRUDE OIL WHICH SHOULD TRANSLATE INTO PETRODOLLARS, PALM OIL, WILD LIFE  LIKE ELEPHANTS  , SEA FOOD AMONG OTHER NATURAL RESOURCES. THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA HAS ITS HEADQUARTERS IN NGO TOWN. 

THE PEOPLE FROM ANDONI ARE CALLED THE ANDONIANS, AND THEY ARE PART OF THE UNIQUE TRIBE  CALLED OBOLO PEOPLE, THAT  ARE SITUATED IN  RIVERS , AKWA-IBOM, ABIA STATES, CROSS RIVERS, AND ACROSS THE WORLD, AND ARE ALSO AN OUTSTANDING  PART OF THE IJAW TRIBE . 

ANDONI WITH POST CODE 504, HAS ITS AREA TO BE APPROXIMATELY 233 KM²  AND A POPULATION OF OVER 500,000.

ACCORDING TO SOME HISTORIANS, EVIDENCE OF TRADITIONAL HISTORY SHOWS THAT THE ANDONI ARE DESCENDED FROM AYAMA THE SON OF TARA (TARAKIRI) WHO WAS LEFT WITH KALA-OKUN AT IGBEDI CREEK. AND THE MIGRATING ANCESTORS ARE MENTIONED AS  IFOP, EDEH OR EDABIRI, ALAMA AND ABAH TO NAME A FEW. IT IS SAID THAT THEY LEFT THE IGBEDI CREEK AREA AT AN EARLY STAGE TAKING WITH THEM THE TITLE “INDO ORU” WHICH THEY REMEMBERED AND GAVE TO THEIR PRIEST-RULERS. THE TITLE “INDO ORU” WAS LATER CORRUPTED TO “ANDO ORU”, WHILE DURING THEIR SOJOURN “NI” WAS ADDED TO GIVE THE TERM “ANDONI ORU”. STILL, IN THE SPIRIT OF EXODUS, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE EARLY ANCESTORS LEFT THE CENTRAL DELTA AND MADE THEIR WAY THROUGH CREEKS AND SWAMPS FELLING TREES TO CROSS THE WATERWAYS; CAMPING FOR IN THE SOUTHEASTERN REGION FOR SOME TIME BEFORE MOVING INTO THE DELTA. ORAL TRADITION HAS IT THAT THEY CALLED THEIR FIRST SETTLEMENT “AYAMA” AFTER THEIR ANCESTOR. IT IS SAID THAT THEY SETTLED THERE FOR CENTURIES MANUFACTURING SALT FOR THE INTERIOR MARKETS BEFORE MOVING. ANDONI TRADITIONAL MARRIAGEPLAY ANDONI TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE HOWEVER, IT IS IMPORTANT TO STATE HERE THAT PRIOR TO THE COLONIAL ERA, THE ANDONI PEOPLE HAD COMMERCIAL CONTACTS WITH EUROPEAN TRADERS AND WITH OTHER IJAW CLANS, SUCH AS THE

  • BONNY
  • KALABARI
  • NKORO
  • OKRIKA,  AND ALTHOUGH HISTORY HAS REFUSED TO TELL US WHY, THE ANDONI PEOPLE FREQUENTLY FOUGHT WARS WITH THE KINGDOM OF BONNY, AS WELL WITH THE OGONIS. KNOWN FOR THEIR DEEP CULTURAL LIFESTYLE, THE ADONIS ARE BELIEVED BY SOME TO BE THE FIERCEST WARRIORS IN THE NIGER DELTA. LANGUAGE OWING TO THE COMPLETE LOSS OF THEIR DEFAKA IJAW DIALECT, THE ANDONI PEOPLE NOW SPEAK OBOLO AS THE ONLY NATIVE LANGUAGE. ANDONI MEN IN THEIR TRADITIONAL ATTIREPLAY ANDONI MEN IN THEIR TRADITIONAL ATTIRE  AND OBOLO IS A LANGUAGE THAT COMBINES EFIK, IBIBIO, ORON, AND IJAW DIALECTS BASED ON THE ORIGINAL IJAW INTONATION AND EFIK-IBIBIO LEXICON. THEY, HOWEVER, REFER TO GOD IN THEIR LANGUAGE AS AWAJI OR OWAJI. LOCATION AS EARLIER STATED, THE PEOPLE OF ANDONIS ARE SITUATED IN THE PRESENT DAY RIVERS AND  THEY NOT ONLY SEEN AS PEOPLES OF THE CREEK, THEY CAN ALSO BE DEEMED AS ISLANDERS BECAUSE THEIR VILLAGES AND TOWNS ARE SITUATED ON ISLANDS. THUS, ISLAND I COMPRISES
  • NGO ILE
  • TOWN,
  • AKARADI
  • PROVINCE
  • IKURU TOWN,
  • UNYEANGALA,
  • ASUKAMA,
  • AGANA,
  • EGWEDE,
  • AYAMBOKO TOWN
  • AGWUT-OBOLO,
  • ILOTOMBI,
  • EKEDE AND STRETCHED TO

OYOROKOTO, THE LARGEST FISHING SETTLEMENT IN RIVERS STATE.  

 FOR ISLAND 11 WE HAVE ;

  • UNYEADA,
  • ASARAMA,
  • IYON-ORON
  • ASARAMIJA
  • ISIODUMU
  • AMA PAUL
  • AMA IKPU
  • AMA UTONO
  • OTU OKPORO
  • IYONCHICHA
  • POLOKIRI
  • AMA-IKPO
  • OKAMA
  • AMA-IBOROWO GE

 EGENDEM AND SOME SMALL VILLAGES AND

ISLAND III HAS;

  • EBUKUMA TOWN
  • OKOLOILE
  • AGBALEK-AMA(AGBALAMA)
  • AMA UBULOM
  • AMA NGERE NKPON
  • OTAKO
  • OKOROBO-ILE
  • DOWN BELOW
  • ASUK-OYET
  • AMA ESUUK
  • AMA JABA AND SEVERAL OTHER SMALLER VILLAGES. THERE IS ALSO A THIRD ISLAND WHICH IS BELIEVED TO STAND AT THE CENTRE OF ANDONI AS IT IS THE LINK BETWEEN ISLAND ONE AND TWO. ISLAND FOUR INCLUDES FOUR MAJOR COMMUNITIES
  • DEMA
  • IBOTIREM
  • AMA DARIUS
  • NMU-
  • SAMANGA AND
  • AJAKAJAK
  • DEMA BEING THE LARGEST. ALSO INCLUDED AMONG THE TOWNS OF ANDONI THAT ARE SITUATED ON ISLAND ARE;
  • ATABA TOWN AND ITS MANY VILLAGES
  • ORON-IJAH
  • EGBOMU
  • ISIODUMU AND MANY SMALLER FISHING PORTS.

A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF TOWNS IN ANDONI

  1. Ngo
  2. Unyeada
  3. Ibotirem
  4. Afradigi
  5. Agana
  6. Asarama
  7. Asaramatoro
  8. Agafor
  9. Agbadam
  10. Agba-okwan (Sobiekiri)
  11. Ibot-Ama
  12. Agbakoroma
  13. Agbalama
  14. Agba-nchich-Ama
  15. Agwut-Obolo
  16. Ajakajak
  17. Akaradi
  18. Akpakam
  19. Aloocha
  20. Ama-Charley
  1. Ama-Ekpu
  2. Ama-Friday
  3. Ama-merie
  4. Ama-Miller
  5. Ama-Omuso
  6. Ama-nkwu
  7. Ama-Utiile
  8. Anyamboko
  9. Asarama
  10. Asarama-ija
  11. Asuk-Ama
  12. Asuk-oyet
  13. Ataba
  14. Ayama-Agana
  15. Ayama-Ekede
  16. Ayama-Unyengala
  17. Chien-Ama
  18. Dimama
  19. Ebukuma
  20. Echirichon
  21. Egbomung
  1. Egendem
  2. Egwede
  3. Emen-Uko
  4. Emen-udong
  5. Eppelema
  6. Galilee
  7. Gold coast
  8. Ibot-Ama
  9. Ibot-okolo (Opokiri)
  10. Ibotirem
  11. Okoroboile
  12. Ikuru Town
  13. Ilotumbi
  14. Inyong-Edek-Ukwa
  15. Inyong-Nchicha
  16. Inyong-Oron
  17. Isi-Ama
  18. Isiobozien
  19. Isiobiama
  20. Isiodum
  1. Isioke
  2. Iwogono
  3. Iwokiri
  4. Iwoma-Asarama
  5. Iwoma-Igobo
  6. Iyoba
  7. Iyobo
  8. Korukpri
  9. Mbuban
  10. Muma
  11. Nkerek
  12. Ofong-Nkirika
  13. Ogbidim
  14. Ogbodim
  15. Ogbo-Nte
  16. Okama
  17. Okama-Agana
  18. Okolo-ile
  19. Okoriki
  20. Okorolo
  1. Oronaja (Oronija)
  2. Otako
  3. Otija
  4. Otogon
  5. Otoyo
  6. Otu-Okolokolo
  7. Otuafu
  8. Otu-nria
  9. Otu-okpong-uka
  10. Oworokwan
  11. Oyorokoto
  12. Polokiri
  13. Samanga
  14. Udung-Ama
  15. Ukofe
  16. Ukosoide
  17. Ukwa
  18. Unyeada
  19. Unyengala
  20. Ugama-Ekede
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Some Major Towns in Andoni

NGO TOWN

Ngo Town is the Headquarters of the Andoni L.G.A

Polling Units and Compounds in Ngo Town

Saini Compound, Ngo Saini

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Compund Square, Harry Obiaja Saini

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EGWEOKE COMPOUND SQUARE

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MKPATE UKONTAYI COMPOUND SQUARE

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EGWEWE COMPOUND SQUARE

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EGWE UKONTAYI SQUARE

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AYAMA NGO VILLAGE SQUARE

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EGWE AJA COMPOUND SQUARE

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UKAYA VILLAGE SQUARE

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AGBUKU VILLAGE SQUARE

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OKWAWO VILLAGE SQUARE, EGWELE /EGWEOKPAN

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INYOWG ORON VILLAGE SQUARE

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IBOTINYA BONG SQUARE

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EGWE ASUK SQUARE

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MBABO COMPOUND SQUARE

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OGWENAJA COMPOUND SQUARE

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OGBORO VILLAGE SQUARE

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OKURUKET/NTEIJI/BARA COMP. SQUARE

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COMPOUND SQUARE, EREFOROKUMA

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MBAIKOT SQUARE

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OTHERS

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OTHERS4

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The okanama of ngo town

King Job Williams Okuruket Nnabiget XIV, Okan-Ama Ngo of Ngo Land (l)

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History associated with ngo town

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Occupation of Ngo People

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UNYEADA KINGDOM

Ijong ebi Unyeada, ijong nkpuron nkpuron me ololo okwup

OTUO ROYAL COMPOUND

This is the Compound where the Palace of His Royal Majesty, and the Place where the Town square locally known as Ebon-udan , is situated.

It is the compound of Royalty, and is the power-house of the Unyeada Kingdom

OYETILE

This is the Compound that is next to the Otuo Royal Compound

OTU-IBOK

The Otu-ibok Compound is the third Compound from the Royal Compound

ETEKAN

IYOBA

HRM.King I.U Otuo

A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF TOWNS IN THE UNYEADA KINGDOM

  1. Inyon Nchicha
  2. Ama-Utono
  3. Galilee
  4. Ama-Ekpu
  5. Polokiri
  6. Oka-Ama
  7. Isiodumu
  8. Otafu
  9. Agbadam
  10. Agbakoroma
 
  1. Egbomun
  2. Ajakajak
  3. Eppelema
  4. Ibotirem
  5. Inyong-Nchicha
  6. Isiobiama
  7. Isiodum
  8. Ogbo-Nte
  9.  

Polling Units in Unyeada Town

Otuo Unit 1

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Oyet-ile Unit

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Unit 3

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Unit 5

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Unit 6

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Occupation of Unyeada People

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Annual Events in the Unyeada Kingdom

Uyeada Day

This festival takes place once in a Year and on the 5th of July

Egbelegbe

Ijimangi

Nwantam

Unyeada o ey

Some Prominent People of the Unyeada kingdom

These are Men that have contributed immensely to the development of the Unyeada Kingdom

Mr. Nathan

He is the Chairman of Uwo-Otuo

Sir Cyrus T. Nkangwun

A very Big contributor to the development of the Unyeada Kingdom, he is the Zonal Director Port Hacourt Office of the National Oilspillage detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA.

Sir Levi Ogolodom

Because of his immense contributions to the security and safety of Lives and Property in Unyeada, the King of Unyeada, His Royal Majesty gave him the title of The Oro Atata 1 of Unyeada Kingdom.

Pictures of the Award of Titles to the above Illustrious Sons and Daughters of Unyeada Kingdom.

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Jonas Gerber
Designer

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What Tourist say

I was in Unyeada some Year ago for the first time, during the Igimagin festival, and i was amazed by the hospitality of the People

Lizzie Thompson

My first experience with the Unyeada People made me want to visit the place, and that happened during the December festival which was a mind-blowing experience

Emma Velasquez

Ikuru Town

The Land of the Blessed People and Tourism Center of the Obolo People

Meet Prominent People of Ikuru Town

Uche Secondus

Tele Ikuru

Okuruket

Chief Bar. Metong Orumbu

Senior Advocate Of Nigeria, SAN.

Prominent Youth

Our Food

The King Of Ikuru Town

HRM. Sir Ikuru iv.

Photos of Events

Birthday Picture Of HRM.

Youth SEction

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Important Places in Ikuru Town

Prominent People From Ikuru Town

Companies And Businesses around Ikuru

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