2016 Annual New Year Resolution/Directives

2016 ANNUAL NEW YEAR RESOLUTION/DIRECTIVES

In keeping with the tradition of Avhianwu the relevant authority has announced that the date for the commencement of the New Year (Aduikukwa) for 2016 New Year celebration will hold on 11th March, 2016.  Since Ogbona is an independent part of Avhianwu who will be part of the event; Chiefs, Elders, Itadis and other opinion leaders met at the Palace of Okphe-Ukpi of Ogbona on 12th February, 2016 to review some existing customs and traditional rites of the people in conformity with the present day reality.

The following decisions were taken at the meeting which was presided over by His Royal Highness Chief Willy Idode and moderated by Pa. Jacob Egbu Ateghie, the Senior Adi holder in Ogbona.

  1. Installation of Adi for the Kindred:

10 existing senior Adi ad 21 new ones were approved in line with the present 31 villages’ structure in Ogbona.  The 21 new ones shall come below the first 10. Matters affecting Adi administration shall be jointly decided by the 31 Adi holders.

  1. Burial Ceremony of Adi Holder:

In case of demise of an Adi holder, his funeral should take place within three months.  The next in rank shall take over and install Adi for his kindred.

  1. Burial fees:

Burial fees shall be as follows:

VILLAGE LEVEL QUARTER LEVEL
Husband & Wife N2,800 Husband & Wife N740
Single N1,400 Single N370

 

The money shall be disbursed as stated below:

 

TOWN LEVEL AMOUNT
Eldest Otadi N200
Okphe-Ukpi of Ogbona N200
9 Other Senior Itadi N100 each

 

 

 

21 Other Itadi N70 each
VILLAGE LEVEL AMOUNT
Senior man in Village N100
Okhaemho N100
2 next senior men in the village N70 each
6 next senior in the village N50 each

 

The fees must be collected enblock at the point of announcing the date of burial rites in the house of senior man of the village Chief or his representative and others appointed to collect the levies for the elders.

 

Burial ceremony is prohibited on EVIA DAY.  Anybody who contravene this order shall pay N50, 000 and a mother-goat.

 

ACCIDENTAL DEATH:

The land will be appeased through the Chief Priests of Ebo.  Items needed for the exercise shall be follows:

a).        N5,000; (b) Mother Sheep; (c) One bottle of red oil;  (d) One bottle of palm kernel oil (Udemi); (e) snail  (f) Alligator pepper  (h) One jerry can of palm wine.

 

MANHOOD/WOMANHOOD INITIATION

Adolescents’ man/woman of 17 years and above shall be eligible to be initiated into manhood/womanhood ceremonies. This is to enable the celebrant appreciate the beauty and glamour of our custom.  Initiation fees shall be as follows:

A. IZOEGBE (ENROLMENT) N2,000
B. IKWUIKUMI 200
C. UKPADEMI (FOOD) N1,000
D. CERTIFICATE N1,000
TOTAL N4,200

 

INHERITANCE (UKU)

It is not the wish of parents (man and woman) to have same sex of children.  It is the Lord’s wish which nobody can alter. Female children can now inherit their father’s property.  Also daughters married to outsiders can also inherit their mother’s property.  The female child will now appoint an Administrator to look after the properties.  Where possible parents are encouraged to write Will or gather their children together and share their properties to them before their demise.

INTERNAL MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS:

A separate paper which contains internal marriage requirement in Ogbona has been approved.

 

ADULTERY (OFIH)

Couple should love themselves and do desist from any act that may endanger their lives and that of their children.  However punishment will be on the head of the woman who commits adultery.

The above decisions take effect from 11th March. 2016.

 

H.H. Chief Willy Idode,                    Chief George Kadiri

The Okphe-Ukpi of Ogbona and    Secretary, Okphe-Ukpi in Council

Sub-Clan Head of Avhianwu

 

 

 

Chief Pa Jacob Egbu Ateghie,

The Eldest man-in-Ogbona


REVISED CUSTOMARY MARRIAGE REQUIREMENTS

The marriage is between Anwu Sons/Daughters and it is therefore applicable in Avhianwu Federation, especially in Ogbona.

  1. FOR THE FATHER-IN-LAW
  2. Anyio epe-one carton of beer and one hot drink (first day of introduction)
  3. Five Jerry cans of Palm Wine
  4. Five Cartons of Beer-Two cartons out of the five cartons of bear mention above belong to the brother-in-law (Ivierah), others are for the quarter (Ede).
  5. IZISOMHI (Engagement) N500 (Five Hundred Naira)
  6. BRIDE PRICE N5,000 (Five Thousand Naira)

 

  1. FOR THE MOTHER-IN-LAW

A).       ISOMHI-IGBIGHU N20, 000 (Twenty Thousand)

b).        IKA AND EKO or N10, 000 (Ten Thousand)

c).        TWENTY-ONE (21) Tubers of Yams

d).        EGWU-EKA (One she goat for the Mother-in-law)

 

  1. OTHERS REQUIREMENTS
  2. a) AKPOGEGE TWO PERSONS FIVE HUNDRED NAIRA EACH  (N1, 000)
  3. b) IDI-IBIE (BODY DESIGN)                                                         N1, 000
  4. c) IBETO (PLANTING OF HAIR)                                                  N1, 000
  5. d) IRODE (2 WOMEN ESCORT) N1, 000
  6. e) INWOBOVHARE (Handing over the girl to the bride) N1, 000

 

  1. COSMETICS FOR THE GIRLS
  2. A box of clothes of the girl’s choice
  3. 3 Big Saturday Night Powder
  4. 8 bottles of pomade (AVIOBO)
  5. One Umbrella (AKPAKPA)
  6. 2 Up sticks (ALUEUNO)

 

  1. AKHEIRODE (APPRECIATION FOOD TO THE BRIDE FAMILY)

All the cooking should be done according to the custom and tradition.

 

  1. AMHO-OYA (IPABUA) Bride price is N7,000 (Seven thousand Naira)
  2. Any man who impregnate a female and had a without paying the bride price for a period of one year shall pay N50,000; One carton of beer and one Jerry can of palm wine to the community. Thereafter, the man shall negotiate marriage requirements with the Bride’s family to claim the child/children.
  3. Any man who denies pregnancy and medical doctor’s report prove otherwise, the man shall pay N65, 000.00 (Sixty-Five Thousand) to the community and thereafter negotiate marriage requirements with the family of the woman. If 9 and 10 above are rejected by the man the child/children belongs to the woman family.

 

H.H. CHIEF WILLY IDODE                               CHIEF GEORGE KADIRI

THE OKPHE-UKPI OF OGBONA                         SECRETARY, OKPHE-UKPI-IN COUNCIL

AND SUB-CLAN HEAD OF AVHIANWU

 


PALACE OF OKPHE-UKPI OF OGBONA APPROVED VILLAGES (3RD EDITION)

S/N OTADI VILLAGES VILLAGE HEAD
1 PA. JACOB ATEGHE OTOTO CHIEF MOSES OGBOALO
2 PA. MATHIAS OSHAWO AGBAI CHIEF RICHARD OTSE
3 PA. IMOAGENE APEBU ANYIA CHIEF FRANCIS IRENE
4 PA. JULIUS IGBADUMHE ATEGIE CHIEF DAVID OMOGHIE
5 PA. PIUS OKOZI OKOZI CHIEF JOSEPH OKOZI
6 PA. OSHIOKE AGBEPUE IMHONIGHIE CHIEF THOMAS AGBEPUE
7 PA. JOSEPH AMIEKHAMHE ANWUKPE CHIEF JACOB ORBIH
8 PA. ERUA ALUOGHOR OGIHE CHIEF AZELAKE AKABELI
9 PA. PAUL IKHUMHI ERAGBHE CHIEF VINCENT OTSOI
10 PA. ALASA OSIGBEMHE UZOBONWU CHIEF MUSA ANETEKHAI
11 PA. ANTHONY AIGBA AGIAMHESOR CHIEF JOSEPH EDOGAMHE
12 PA. EMITSE ILEGA AIKPABEGHIE CHIEF BERNARD IKHANOBA
13 PA. IKIELU OMIAWA AKPHIOKHAI CHIEF OKPOBISA OMIAWA
14 PA. UNOADE AKO ALEGHE CHIEF CYPRIL OKHAKUMHE
15 PA. PAUL S. ELETA ANYORIA CHIEF BERNARD DAMAZA
16 PA. ANTHONY OGHENA APEKHORE CHIEF MATTHIAS ESUE
17 PA. INNOCENT ITSUOKOR ATOGWE CHIEF LAWRENCE IYEVHOBU
18 PA. MOMOH OMAKHIA EMHOEPO CHIEF GEORGE I. KADIRI
19 PA. CHRISTOPHER EKHASEMOMHE ENAMINO CHIEF NOEL IMHODEMHE
20 PA. JOHN IKHANE IKHANE CHIEF PATRICK IKHANE
21 PA. OSIMEGA OGAH IMELA CHIEF SUNDAY OGAH
22 PA. BENSON KASIMI IMHOMOH CHIEF FRANCIS UMAGOR
23 PA. SALAMI OPIKHARA IKIHINAEDE CHIEF JOSEPH OBEAKEMHE
24 PA. SIMEON OKOMILO INNIH CHIEF  JOHN OGEDEGBE
25 PA. RUFUS BELLO IRUME CHIEF JOHN IKEKU
26 PA. MUSA ITAKU OKHAKIA CHIEF VITAL ANAVHEOKHAI
27 PA. ANDREW OKHAMERA OKHATIE CHIEF LAWRENCE IKHIAGWA
28 PA. MICHAEL KANO ABU OSIMUA CHIEF MATTHIAS AKPAIBOR
29 PA. KAYODE OKHOTOR OYEMHEUNO CHIEF STEPHEN APAKHADE
30 PA.  JOSPEH OSHITSE UKHAMI CHIEF DANIEL OSHIOTSE
31 PA. MATTHIAS ISEDE UMOGBA CHIEF MATTHIAS ISEDE
32 NON-INDIGINS REPRESENTATIVE CHIEF ABDULLAHI ESHEIEMOGHE
33 NON-INDIGINS REPRESENTATIVE CHIEF YAYA YUSUF

 

H.H. CHIEF WILLY IDODE                               CHIEF GEORGE KADIRI

THE OKPHE-UKPI OF OGBONA                         SECRETARY, OKPHE-UKPI-IN COUNCIL

AND SUB-CLAN HEAD OF AVHIANWU



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