The Palace of the Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona

THE CHIEFS OF PALACE OF THE OKPHE-UKPI OF OGBONA
THE CHIEFS OF PALACE OF THE OKPHE-UKPI OF OGBONA

 

THE-OGIEAVHIANWU-OF-AVHIANWU-WITH-THE-SUB-CLAN-HEAD-OF-AVHIANWU
THE-OGIEAVHIANWU-OF-AVHIANWU-WITH-THE-SUB-CLAN-HEAD-OF-AVHIANWU

OGBONA RULERS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY FROM 1892 TO 2017
S/N OKPHE UKPI KINDRED DATES
1 Aikpabeghie (OKPHE UKPI) Ivhioverai 1892 – 1904
2 Anyai (OKPHE UKPI) Handed over to Ototo when he was imprisoned for his role during the Dogbonoba war Ivhiorevho 1904 – 1908
3 Ototo (OKPHE UKPI) Ivhitse 1908 – 1914
4 Enakhumhe (Warrant Chief) Appointed by the British Administration Ivhiobore 1914 – 1917
5 Ikhumhetse (Warrant Chief) son of Enakhumhe Ivhiobore 1917 – 1918
6 Okozi (Warrant Chief) Removed on restoration of Ukpi holding system in 1931 Ivhiulaghua 1920 – 1931
7 Aleghe (OKPHE UKPI) appointed at the restoration of Ukpi holding Ivhioroke 1931 – 1938
8 Atsegwasi (OKPHE UKPI) ruled for 3 months Ivhiosano 1941 – 1941
9 Okozi (OKPHE UKPI) same Okozi that Warrant Chief of Ogbona 1920-1931 Ivhiulaghua 1942 – 1954
10 Patrick Ajayi Oboarekpe (A primary school Teacher) became the OKPHE UKPI of Ogbona and vacated the Ukpi holding on becoming the Ogieavhianwu of Avhianwu in 1986 Ivhitse 1955 – 1994
11 Chief Thomas Ajayie Osigbemhe (JP) a retired civil servant-Permanent Secretary (8/10/1994 – 2008) Ivhiozima 8/10/1994 – 2008
Chief William Idode, Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona (Politician and Community Leader) Ivhiobore 2008 – DATE
NEXT ORDER OF ROTATION ACCORDING TO KINDRED AS AT APRIL 2017
12 Akpabeghie Egboise Title  Chief Bernard Ikhanoba
13 Ivhiorevho Ogboikpise Title  Chief Patrick K. Ikhane
14 Ivhioroke Utokho Ukpi Na evho Title  Chief Stephen Apakhade
15 Ivhido Utokho Ukpi Na ape Title  Chief Jacob Utu Orbih

 

 

OGBONA SUB-CLAN, VILLAGES AND VILLAGE HEADS AS AT 1st MAY, 2017
Akpagi Ivhiosano Chief Joseph Obeakemhe 3/7/2017
Ivhido Chief Jacob Orbih 3/25/2017
Ivhianaga Chief Bernard Ikhanoba 4/5/2017
S/N OLD VILLAGES NEW VILLAGES NEW QUARTERS VILLAGE/QTRS HEADS INSTALLATION CONTACT NUMBER
1 Ivhiochie Ivhiobore Agiamhesor Chief Joseph Edogamhe 3-Jun-1986 08122953515, 07064937608
Atogwe Chief Lawrence Iyevhobu 6-Dec-2015 07038558508, ‘08059097487
Emhoepo Chief George Kadiri 2-Mar-2007 08052052203, 07030412997
Oghie Chief Azelake Akabeli 3-May-2010 09050157637, 07032967406
Imela Chief Sunday Oga 26-Jun-2007 07067047766
Ivhiosano Agba Chief Richard Otse 14-Mar-2007 08033327911
Ikhinaede Chief Joseph Obeakemhe 14-Feb-2007 08162393809
Okhakia Chief Vital Anaweokhai 9-Apr-1992 07031967458
Osimua Chief Mathias Akpaibor 19-Jun-2013 08033921962
Ivhitse Akpheokhai Chief Okpobisa Omiawa 10-Sep-1993 07066960311
Enamino Chief Noel Imhoedemhe 4-Jul-2007 08165496223
Innih Chief John Ogedegbe 17-Aug-2013 ,07038879021
Ototo Chief Moses Obadele Ogboalo 15-Sep-1985
2 Ivhido Ivhiobere (Ivhiatso) Anyiora Chief Bernard Damaza 15-Aug-2015 07067443849
Ateghie Chief David Omoghie 08077336677
Anwukpe Chief Jacob Orbih 29-Jul-2006 07038228960
Imhomoh Chief Francis Umago 2-Mar-2007 08067638226
3 Ivhiorevho Ivhiorevho Anyia Chief Francis Irene 07069006832
Ikhane Chief Patrick Ikhane 10-Mar-2003 07035399945
Okhatie Chief Lawrence Ikhiagwa 14-Jun-2007 07069073442
4 Okotor Ivhioroke Aleghe Chief Cyril Okhakumhe 14-Feb-2007 08063445975
Imhonighie Chief Thomas Agbepue 12-Jan-2011 08069403446
Oyemheuno Chief Stephen Apakhade 28-Dec-2009 09036181081
Ivhianaga (Ivhioverai & Ivhiulaghua) Akpabeghie Chief Bernard Ikhanoba 22-Mar-2007 07039279261
Erhagbhe Chief Vincent Otsoi 12-Sep-2014 07068372908
Apekhore Chief Matthias Esue 25-May-2004 08137463687
Okozi Chief Joseph Okozi 14-Jun-2007
Ukhami Chief Daniel Oshiotse 9-Nov-2000 08066319594
Ivhiozima Irume Chief John Ikeku 1-Nov-1994 08073237730
Umogba Chief Matthias B. Isede 26-Mar-2007 07067626664
Uzobonwu Chief Musa Anetekhai 10-Sep-1993 07038436147

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

Profile of HRH, Chief William Idode, Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona

Williams Uloko Idode was born 4th April 1959 to Mr. Momodu Ojakpai idode and Mrs. Lametu Amiunomhene Idogho both of Ivhiobore quarters Ogbona. He left home very early to live with his uncle Dr. J. B. Idode in Benin City in 1970. He completed his primary education in Benin City at Arinze Primary School in 1972. Attended Western Boys High School Benin City 1972 -1977. Willie then left for Kaduna to start life on his own where he gained employment with Nigeria Defense Industry. He returned home to take up an appointment as teacher in 1979 due to pressure from his parents. The struggles continued for some time to go back to school and meet with financial and family challenges. He has to stay close to his father when the father became very sick because others were not around home. The father died in 1986.

Chief William Idode, Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona
Chief William Idode, Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona

His death free him to go into business both local and international business (buying and selling), contract jobs, mining of solid mineral and later, petroleum products business. In 1996 he went into politics, served as ward chairman for eight years and as party Local Government Chairman for four years. He also served in various Government Agencies board. His political influence enable him to attracted development to the community including renovation of schools and provision of furniture, renovation and construction of our health center, boreholes, extension of electricity to some parts of the community, provision of new transforms and maintenance. He also assisted our people to gain employment and our youth to gain admissions to schools of their choice. It is good to know that all these cannot be achieved without having a peaceful and secured community, he was able to set up Ogbona reconciliation committee, with this committee was able to separate chieftaincy from politics and settled the issues that separated us for a long time etc.
In 2007, he was invited by elders of his Ivhiobore kindred to hold in trust Egboise for them which is second position to ukpi title, also there was pressure from our late clan head the Ogieavianwu of avhianwu Chief Patrick A. Oboarekpe to accept. He accepted with heavy heart because he was comfortable in politics. The Egboise graduated to ukpi drummer in 2008 when HRH T.A. Osigbemhe died. Chief William Uloko Idode is the current Okphe-Ukpi of Ogbona. He is thanking God that today together with each and every one of you we have been able to move the community forward, better than where it was when he took over. By God grace, better days are ahead.
History was made by Okphe-Ukpi of Ogbona, Chief Willy Idode for introducing and inaugurating the first Ogbona Advisory Committee. Terms of reference from the Okphe-Ukpi were; Organization, Generation of positive ideas for the development of our community, Act as think-tank responsible for the development of the community, Mobilization of necessary human and material resources, Maintenance of peace and security in our community and Implement approved projects.
The committee and subcommittees were then divided into the following committees to help achieve these goals. Security, Education, Town planning/works, Health, Agriculture, Revenue/Markets, Cultural Revival/Socialization and Judiciary .

Profile of Chief Bernard Ikhanoba – The Egboise of Ogbona and the Village head of Akpabeghie village, Okotor-Ogbona

The Egboise of Ogbona and the Village head of Akpabeghie village, Okotor-Ogbona
The Egboise of Ogbona and the Village head of Akpabeghie village, Okotor-Ogbona

Chief Bernard Ikhanoba was born in 1942 at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.
Currently the Village head of Akpabeghie village, Okotor-Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
Certificate in Literature

Carrier in Public Service
Apprentice Electrician
Community Development Assignments:
Holder of Egboise Title of Ogbona
Member of Oghie Avhianwu in-council
Chairman, Ivhiovhera quarters, Okotor, Ogbona

Profile of Chief Patrick Kadiri Ikhane – The Ogboikpise of Ogbona and Village head of Ikhane Village, Ivhiorevho Ogbona

Chief-Patrick-Kadiri-Ikhane
Chief-Patrick-Kadiri-Ikhane

Chief Patrick Kadiri Ikhane was born on the 6th June, 1933 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.
Currently holds Ogboikpise Title and the Village head of Ikhane Village, Ivhiorevho Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
Standard 6 1951
Teachers Grade II Certificate 1957
ACE 1972

Carrier in Public Service
Employer: Teaching Service Board, Edo State
Retired in 1991 as HM Special, Grade level 10, step 8
Community Development Assignments:
Member of Education Committee, Etsako East Local Government till the creation of Etsako Central Local Government
Chairman, entertainment Committee of 1st and 2nd edition of Ogbona Day Celebrations
Chairman, PTA Ogbona Secondary School from 1998 to 2013
Chairman, Health Committee of Ogbona and UBTH Ogbona
Chairman Etsako Central District Authority ward 4 in 2011
A member, Education Committee, Etsako Central Local Government but recently dissolved

 

Profile of Chief Stephen Aloye Apakhade – Holds the Utokho Ukpi Navho title of Ogbona and the Village head of Oyemheuno Village, Ogbona

 

Chief Stephen Aloye Apakhade
Chief Stephen Aloye Apakhade

Chief Stephen Aloaye Apakhade was born on the 6th September, 1948 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.
Currently Utokho Ukpi Navho, Ogbona and the Village head of Oyemheuno Village, Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
Primary School Leaving Certificate at EDC Primary School, Ogbona 1963
Obtained Electrical Installation Work in 1970
Trade Grade III in 1982 and Trade Grade II in 1991

Carrier in Public Service
Electricity Co-Operations of Nigeria (ECN) 1971 to 1972
Nigeria Paper Mill Ltd, Jebba as Electrical Technician 1972 to 2001 (29 Years)
Skills Acquisition Center for Etsako Central LGA, Fugar, 2006-2015 as Electrical Instructor
Community Development Assignments:
Village head of Oyemheuno Village, Ogbona 2008
Utokho Ukpi Navho, Ogbona 2011
Chairman Ogbona Lighting Committee

PROFILE OF CHIEF JACOB UTU ORBIH – Holds the Utokho-Ukpi Nape title of Ogbona and the Akpagi of Ivhido Village, Ogbona

Family Background
Chief Jacob Utu Orbih was born into the family of late Pa Orbih Ekhamhekpe (his father) and late Madam Maria Oboh Orbih (his mother) nee Imhoagene both from Ogbona in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State of Nigeria on 25th June 1939 among other eleven siblings which are as follows in the order of seniority:

1. Mrs. Oyagha Eboiso (late)
2. Pa Aleghe Amedu Orbih (late)
3. Mrs. Ulokoaga Idode Irumhire (late)
4. Pa Peter Zogetti Orbih (late)
5. Mrs. Umagajia Eghieye (late)
6. Mr. Anthony Isah Orbih (late)
7. Chief Michael Clement Kadiri (late)
8. Mr. Henry Omholua Orbih (late)
9. Mrs. Ikhatsuekevho Asapokhai
10. Chief Jacob Utu Orbih (himself)
11. Mrs. Juliana Fatima Anabor
12. Chief (Dr) Felix Emhoakemhe Orbih

CHIEF JACOB UTU ORBIH
CHIEF JACOB UTU ORBIH

Chief J. U Orbih lost his father at a very tender age, as a teenager. His father died on the 26th of April 1950 when he (Jacob) was eleven years old, and after the death of his father, he was left under the tutelage of his mother and his elder brothers under the family headship of Pa Aleghe Amedu Orbih. At age 22, in the year 1961 Chief J.U Orbih married his first wife, Mrs. Grace Omosida Orbih, after which he married Mrs. Juliana Amiosinor Orbih and Mrs. Queen Orbih his second and third wife respectively. He is blessed with six (6) males and twelve (12) female children.

Educational Background
Despite the effort of his mother and his elder brothers to give him a formal education, he would rather prefer to follow his elder brother Pa Aleghe to the farm and help him manage home affairs. Though he is not formally educated, he can read, write and communicate in English language. He is a lover of education, this he demonstrated in his quest to ensure his children are formally educated.

Religious Background
Chief Jacob Utu Orbih was born into a Muslim family. He was later converted to Christianity at the arrival of the Catholic mission in Ogbona. He was baptized in the same Catholic Church in the year 1958 and became dedicated in service and worship to God in the Catholic Faith. As a committed member of the church, he worked in various capacities for the growth and development of the church. As part of his little contribution to the growth of the church, Chief Jacob Utu Orbih under Rev.(Fr) Colone was fully involved in the building process of the first Catholic church (St John the Baptist Catholic Church) in Ogbona community. Himself and other faithful brethren went as far as Ekperi (a village far from Ogbona community) bare footed to get some of the materials used in the construction of the church building. Also, like King David in the bible, the passion to build the house of God drove him into a foreign land in search of launchers and supporters for the proposed building of Rev. Father’s house in the year 1998. With the support of God Almighty and that of the people they worked together in the building committee, they were able to successfully start the construction of the Rev. Father’s house. Based on the inspiration he received to bring the church closer to the people of God in the catholic faith in Ogbona, Chief J.U Orbih pioneered the Basic Christian Communities (BCC), the first of its kind in the history of the Catholic Church in Ogbona. On 2nd of January 2015, he rededicated himself to the Lord Jesus Christ by confessing Jesus as his Lord and personal saviour.

Career Development
Chief J. U Orbih is an industrious farmer, a building contractor and a distinguished politician. His political career started far back in the year 1954/1955 at age 16 when his late elder brother, Chief M. C. K Orbih contested for the post of counsellorship (Ogbona/Iraokhor Ward). Since that election which he won overwhelmingly under the then NCNC party, Chief J. U Orbih became a renowned politician in the political history of Edo North in particular and Edo state in general under the leadership and tutelage of Chief M. C. K Orbih, his political mentor. He is presently a prominent member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). As a member of the party, he has functioned in various capacities ranging from ward leader, member of PDP Elders Forum, Etsako Central LGA, and coordinator, Senator Yisa Briamah Campaign Organization in Etsako Central LGA. He is presently the second oldest politician in Edo state after Chief Edebiri who is the current oldest politician in the state.

Community Development
Chief Jacob Utu Orbih has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Ogbona community, his community. As a chief (Okhaimho) representing Ivhiobere village (his kinsmen), he was an active member of the cabinet of both late Chief T.A Osigbemhe (the then Okphe-Ukpi of Ogbona) and late Chief P.A Oboarekpe (the then Ogieavianwu of Avianwu Clan). He was known for his notable contributions in the matters that concern the development of Ogbona community and Avianwu Clan in general. Chief J.U Orbih is currently an active member of the cabinet of the current Okphe-Ukpi of Ogbona, HRH William Uloko Idode and the Ogieavianwu of Avianwu, HRM Jackson Etokhana.

Honorary Chieftaincy
Chief Jacob Utu Orbih became one of the chiefs (Odwevho) of the then Ivhiobiri (now Ivhiobere) village on 8th November, 1997, and was latter made the Okhaimho of the same village by Chief T.A Osigbemhe on 29th, July 2006. On 26th, October 2008, Chief J.U Orbih was honoured with a chieftaincy title by the Ogie-aga of the three Ibie as the Este-Owa of the three Ibie. This honour was as a result of the contribution of the Orbih Family to the three Ibie Clan. He became the Oghie-ebo of Ivhiobere Adi on 2nd of April 2015. On the 25TH of March, 2017, he was made the Akpagi of Ivhido Village and the Utokho-Ukpi Nape.

Nicknames
He is popularly known as Chief Ovokhawhera, a nickname given to him by late chief P.A Oboarekpe. Because of his smartness, he is also fondly called 440 (four-forty) by his close friends. In 1995, because of his contribution to the growth of the Orbih family, late chief M.C.K Orbih (his immediate elder brother) nicknamed him “the minister of home affairs”

Social and cultural Life
Chief J.U Orbih though reserved is a very sociable person who is fun to be with. He pioneered so many social and cultural groups in Ogbona community. He was a prominent band member in the early days of Gen. Bolivia Osigbemhe band group. He organized a dance group known as Orchestra in the year 1960; the Agbi cultural dance in 1970 where he became the founder and chairman. He is a very good and skillful drummer. He was one of the prominent drummer in Agbi Cultural Group, Uke Ivhido Cultural Dance Group; the Elue Ivhido Dance Group and the Ishoko (Hunters) Cultural Dance Group. Chief Jacob Utu Orbih is also a good dancer. He was an active member of the Igieleghede Dance Group from the year 1964. He became one of the founding members of Anabui Club 88. Under his leadership as the president of that club, the club constructed a bus stop garage along Fugar-Auchi Express way as part of their humanitarian service to Ogbona Community. He was also a founding member of Ogbona Aloaye Union (now known as Ogbona Federated Union).

Family Life
Chief Jacob Utu Orbih is a lovely husband to his three beautiful wives whom they still live happily together and a wonderful father to his lovely eighteen children. He is presently the eldest man and the family head of the great Orbih family. He is a disciplinarian and a lover of truth and justice.

 

PROFILE OF CHIEF JOSEPH ABASEBEMHE SADO OBEAKEMHE, – THE AKPAGI OF IVHIOSANO AND THE OKHAEMHO OF IVHIOSANO VILLAGE, OGBONA, SINCE 2006

1. PERSONAL DATA:
(a) FULL NAME – JOSEPH ABASEBEMHE SADO OBEAKEMHE
(b) SEX: – MALE
(c) DATE OF BIRTH – IST NOVEMBER, 1943
(d) PLACE OF BERTH – OGBONA
(e) NATIONALITY – NIGERIAN
(f) MARITAL STATUS – MARRIED
(g) PERMANENT HOME IVHIOSANO-IVHIOCHIE, OGBONA, ETSAKO CENTRAL L.G.A.
(h) CURRENT POSTAL ADDRESS – C/O HILL TOP HOTELS, BOX 77, AUCH1
(i) RELIGION – CHRISTIANITY
2 INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES:
(i) ST. JOHN’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL, OGBONA -1949 – 1954
(H) ST. JOHN’S BOSCO COLLEGE, UBIAJA – 1957 – 1958
(iii) PROVINCIAL TEACHER’S TRAINING, COLLEGE, ABUDU – 1963 – 1964
3 QUALIFICATION WITH DATES:
(i) PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE – 1954
(ii) TEACHERS GRADE THREE CERTIFICATE – 1958
(iii) TEACHERS GRADE TWO CERTIFICATE – 1964
(iv) GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION, GCE O/L – 1981
4. WORKING EXPERIENCE:
(i) Class Teacher. St. Theresa’s Catholic School, Fugar – 1955 – 56
(ii) Class Teacher, Catholic School Emu-Ebendo, Kwale – 1959
(iii) Class Teacher, St. Leo’s Catholic School, Ashaka, Kwale -1960
(iv) Class Teacher, Catholic School Ibrede-Isoko – 1961
(v) Class Teacher, Catholic School, Utagba-Ogbe, Kwale – 1961
(vi) Headmaster, Catholic School, Ogege-Isoko – 1962
(vii) Teacher, Olubi Demonstration School, Elekuro, Ibadan – 1965
(viii) Enlistment into the Nigeria Police Force – 1st May, 1966
(i) Recruit Constable Training – Police College, Ikeja, 1st May-31st
October, 1966.
(ii) Mobile Police Course at Mopol II Keffi – Lagos, 1st May 1967-31st
July, 1967
(iii) Weapon course at Mopol 3, Enugu – June 1973
(iv) PC – CPL, Promotion Course, Police College, Enugu, 1st May -31st July, 1976
(v) Inspectorate Promotion Course PC. Ikeja, 1st May- 26th July, 1979
(vi) Quick Intervention Advance Weapon Course at Mopol 5, Benin – City – May – September, 1990
(vii) ASP Promotion Course, at Oji River Police College and
Promoted ASP 1st October, 92.
6. SERVICE CARRIER IN NIGERIA POLICE FORCE:
(i) Police Constable – (DETECTIVE) DIV POLICE HQ Ikeja, 1966 – 1967
(ii) Mopol 2 Keffi – Lagos
Deployed to Calabar during the Civil War in 1967 – 1970
(iii) Detective (DCB) – DIV HQ. Ikeja – January 1971 – May 1971
(iv) Motor Traffic Division (MTD) Ikeja January 1971 – May 1972
(v) Patrols – Agege Police Station, Lagos May 1972 – May 1973
(vi) Patrols -Abakaliki Road Police Station, Enugu-May 20th, 1973-Dec. 23rd, 1974
(vii) High way Patrol Onitsha 23rd December 1974 – 1st January, 1975
(viii) PC Lecturer Police College, Enugu – 11th January, 1975 – 10th February 1982
(ix) CORPORAL LECTURER – 26th July, 1976- 31st September, 1976
(x) SGT. Lecturer 1st October, 1976 -26th July, 1979
(xi) Quarter Master, Police College, Enugu – 26th July, 1979 – 10th February, 1982.
(xii) 2 i/c Traffic, Ihiaia Police – 10th February, 1982 – 7th February, 1984
(xiii) O/C Escort Duties Anambra State Police H/Q Enugu 8th Feb. 1984 –20th May, 1985
(xiv) O/C DCB Ogidi Police DIV HQ – May 1985 October 1989
(xv) 2 i/c High Way Patrol, Agbor, October 1989 – May 1990
(xvi) S/O Owan Police Station, Agbanikaka, Benin City – September 1990 – May 1991
(xvii) O/C Control Room, Operations Dept. Police State HQ, Benin City, O/C
Patrols, Benin-Ore and Benin Auchi Routes. November 1990 – May, 1991
(xviii) Patrols, DIV HQ. Agbor-June 1991 – August 1992
(xix) S/O Abuloma Police Station, River State Police Command – Aug. – Sept. 1992
(xx) DPO (ASP) Abuloma Police Station – November 1992 – March 1993
(xxi) Provost Marshal (ASP) Isiokpo Police DIV. HQ March – July, 1993.
(xxii) DCO (ASP) Oporoma Div. Police HQ- Southern Ijaw LGA, Rivers State
April 1993 – Jure 1994
(xxiii) DPO (ASP) Nembe Div. Police HQ Nembe LGA, Rivers State April 1994 – June 1996
(xxiv) 2 i/c Area Command (ASP) Sub-Urban Two HQ, Bori-Ogoni. Rivers State
June 1996 – July 1999.
(xxv) Patrols & Guard (P & G) (ASP) OPS Dept. Rivers State Police HQ. Moscow Road, Port Harcourt – July – September 1999
(xxvi) DPO (ASP) Tombia Police Station, Calabari, Rivers State
(xxvii) Provost Marshal (ASP) Police College, Nonwa Tai-Ogoni, Rivers State
October 1999-May 1st, 2001.
(xxviii) Retired as ASP after thirty-five years of meritorious service – May 1st, 2001.

CHIEF JOSEPH ABASEBEMHE SADO OBEAKEMHE
CHIEF JOSEPH ABASEBEMHE SADO OBEAKEMHE

Community Activities:
• Chief Joseph Abasebemhe Itsado Obeakemhe retired from active service from the Nigerian Police Force in 2001 as ASP I.
• He was appointed Area Customary Court 2nd member Etsako Central LGA, Fugar 2003-2006
• Appointed Okhaemho in Ivhiosanu quarters in Ogbona in 2006
• Chairman Rev. Father Valentine Anaweokhai ordination Committee in 2007 at St John’s the Baptist Catholic Church, Ogbona.
• Vice Chairman Pastoral Council at St John’s the Baptist Catholic Church Parish, Ogbona
• In 2014 was made Chairman, Ogbona Vigilante Group and has held many security related positions prior to this period
• On March 17th 2017 he was installed as the Akpagi 1 of Ivhiosanu, Ogbona
SPORTING ACTIVITIES: SOCCER AND ATHLETICS
8. HOBBY: Hunting

THE PROFILE OF CHIEF MOSES OBADELE OGBUALO – The village head of Ototo Village, Ivhiochie Ogbona

 

CHIEF MOSES OBADELE OGBUALO
CHIEF MOSES OBADELE OGBUALO

Chief Moses Obadele Ogbualo is the current village head of Ape Ototo kindred in Ivhitse. He was crowned on 15th September, 1985, a position he has maintained till date thus becoming the most experienced palace chief among others in Ogbona community. He is also the most senior Oghiebo in Ivhitse quarters

Chief Moses Obadele Ogbualo was born on the 2nd of February, 1932 to the families of Pa Daudu Ogbualo Ototo of Ivhitse kindred of Ivhiochie quarter, Ogbona and Madam Iyawo Akhadumhe of Ivhiegbepui town, Uweppa, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Chief Moses Obadele Ogbualo attended Catholic Missionary School, Ogbona from 1945 to 1948 and passed to Standard 3 but got expelled for going for club activities against the school rule. Straightaway, he joined his father in the farming profession. His father trained him in the cultivation of various crops including yams, cassava, rice, groundnuts, melons, maize and other cash crops. He has had over 75 years’ experience in farming.
He is happily married to Mrs. Victoria Obakhaye Ogbualo and Mrs. Cecilia Amino Ogbualo and the marriages are blessed with seven children and many grand and great grand-children.
Chief Moses Obadele Ogbualo is the current village head of Ape Ototo kindred in Ivhitse. He was crowned on 15th September, 1985, a position he has maintained till date thus becoming the most experienced palace chief among others in Ogbona community. He is also the most senior Oghiebo in Ivhitse quarters.
As a cultural man, he is the patron of Ogbona Community masquerade cultural dance band known as Ikpeluemhe Dance Group, OGAKPOGUN, A cultural dance group he joined in 1946 and was made the head on 31st August, 2014.
Chief M. B. Ogbualo is an encyclopedia on Ogbona history based on what was transmitted to him by his father and what he has gathered from over 85 years of his existence. For example, his late father told him that Ogbona was the first born of Imhakhena who was the last born of Anwu that migrated from Bini and settled at UTAGBABOR, Fugar in the present day Etsako Central LGA of Edo State. And that Ogbona later gave birth to two children, namely, OKHUA and OMIERELE. Okhua later had, OCHIE, OREVHOR, UDOKHAKOR while OMIERELE had OKHOTOR and ANAGA
Chief M.B. Ogbualo is a consultant in all issues relating to burial ceremonies, New Year, new yam festival, customary court, traditional dance band, chieftaincy, Okhei title etc.
Chief M.B. Ogbualo is a true Christian believer and a catholic hence he wedded his long time 1st wife in 2014
His major regret in life is that he did not know his mother who passed when he was just a toddler.
He would want to be remembered for his humility, simplicity and dedication to Ogbona service.
Chief M.B. Ogbualo wants the Okhei title to be modernized to reflect Christian values as things cannot remain the way they have always been.
NOTE FROM ALFRED IDODE
In those days, there was this story of Pa Ogbualo and his elderly friends who paid a visit to the school, Native Authority, Ogbona. Pa Ogbualo and his group of elders arrived the school chorusing this greeting: Vha nana, ene wena, lagi ene awena. Meaning, good morning teachers and pupils. After the exchange of greetings, Pa Ogbualo observed his son, Obadele was sitting idle, not writing anything, curiously, he asked: Obadele go obe? Aaoh, ude amhe?. Meaning: Obadele, where is your book? Aaoh, did you buy for me? This encounter later became popular up to the point that local drummers started drumming and singing with it. Badele go obe, Aaoh, ude amhe?

 

PROFILE OF CHIEF VITAL ENAMEGBAI ANAWEOKHAI – The village head of Ivhiosano Quarter, Ogbona

• He was Secretary to Avhianwu Traditional Council from 1992 to 2010. Member of The Area customary Court, Fugar, from 2000 to 2003.
• Palace Chief representing Ivhiosano Quarter from 1992 till date
• He has served in pastoral council in most parishes he worked from 1955 to date. Church Council, Ogbona 1986 – Till Date
• One of the go to persons on Ogbona history and customs

CHIEF-VITAL-ENAMEGBAI-ANAWEOKHAI
CHIEF-VITAL-ENAMEGBAI-ANAWEOKHAI

Chief Vital Enaimhegbai Anaweokhai, a native of Ivhiosano-Ivhiochie in Ogbona (Imhakhena), Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State. He was born into a Christian family of Mr. Joseph Akhaniamhe Anavheokhai of Ivhiosano-Ivhiochie and Mrs. Christiana Eladi Asapokhai of Ivhitse-Ivhiochie on the 8 October, 1935 at Onitsha. His father was a businessman who travelled as far as Onitsha to sell goods. He was baptized in the year 1940, confirmed 1950 and got married on the 14 May, 1961.
EARLY LIFE, EDUCATION AND CAREER
As a young boy, he started his education at Holy Trinity Catholic primary School, Onitsha, between 1946 -1947. In 1948, he returned home at the request of his father and resumed studies at St John’s School, Fugar. He had to return back to Onitsha and attended the African school which would later change to Our lady’s primary School, Onitsha. Between1951 to 1954, he also attended the Metropolitan School Onitsha. And since in those days, once one finished school, he/she was sure of an available employment, immediately started working.

His career in life began at the West African Institute for Oil Palm Research (WIFOR) now Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR) in 1955 as Agricultural Assistant in training. In 1957, he proceeded to School of Agriculture in Ibadan for more training till 1959. Upon completion of his studies, he returned to NIFOR, since he was trained by the institute. His normal career continued till 1964. With the creation of the Midwestern Region, he had to transfer to the Midwestern Nigerian Development Corporation (MNDC) from 1964 to 1970. But not long after, it was dissolved. He worked at Urhonigbe Rubber estate for some time. In 1970, Government acquired Rubber plantation in Egbududu-Aka and he was immediately posted there in 1971 to develop and manage the Ajagbodudu Oil Palm (Howard Estate) from 1973 to 1986. He was seconded to the Malaysian government by the Nigerian government to develop palm Oil farming in Malaysia between1960-61.

OGBONA ACTIVITIES
He was Secretary to Avhianwu Traditional Council from 1992 to 2010. Member of The Area customary Court, Fugar, from 2000 to 2003. Palace Chief representing Ivhiosano Quarter from 1992 till date.

CHURCH LIFE
Chief Vital E. Anaweokhai, to say the least can easily be referred to as a “churchman”. Right from an early young age has been faithful, committed and dedicated catholic. He is well grounded in his catholic faith that has always been very active in almost all places he worked and was posted. He has served in pastoral council in most parishes he worked, JDPC, Evangelization 2000 (then in Ben in Diocese council, Inter Religious Dialogue Commission, to mention a few:

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
1955 Church Council, NIFOR
1964-1966 Church Council, Igueben
1966 -1970 Church Council, Urhonigbe
1970 -1973 Church Council, Egbudu Aka
1973-1974 Church Council, Ajagbodudu
1974-1976 Church Council, Ewhohimi
1976-1978 Church Council, Nsukwa
1978-1986 Church Council, Benin City
1986 – Till Date Church Council, Ogbona

HIS REGRET That in spite of all the memos they wrote to the Federal Government pointing out the dangers of abandoning palm oil for crude oil was not heeded.

Profile of Chief Matthias Amionikhena Akpaibor – The Okhaemho of Osimhua Village – Ogbona Sub-Clan, Avhianwu

 

Chief Matthias Amionikhena Akpaibor
Chief Matthias Amionikhena Akpaibor

This gentleman played major roles as General Secretary of Ogbona Federated Union 1984 – 2004 and Secretary to Ogbona Community for over 20 years respectively. The work of secretaries in those days was very tedious due the methods apply. We salute these gentlemen for documenting stuff for posterity.

• Chief Matthias Amionikhena Akpaibor, is the Okhaemor of Osimhua Village. Ogbona.
• General Secretary of Ogbona Federated Union 1984 – 2004
• Was the First Ogbona indigene to establish a Computer Business Centre, named St. Matthias Computer Center, Ogbona

Chief Mathias Amionikhena Akpaibor was born on 8th August, 1949 at Ogbona in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo State, his parents are late Pa Onotu Akpaibor and Madam Iyawo Ameogbomhi Akpaibor (Nee) Asuelimhe.
Attended Saint John primary school, Ogbona 1955-1961 and later continued in St Michael Modern School, Ogbona 1962 – 1964. He later attended New Guide Commercial Secondary school, Warri 1965 – 1969 and later proceeded to Auchi Polytechnic, Benin Campus.
Chief Mathias worked in several places in his career; Institute of Continuing Education, Benin City, 1972-1974 as a Confidential Secretary, State Board Of Education, Benin City As Secretary, Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun as A Personal Officer. Now Retired.
Ad-Hoc Training: Attended Short Courses and Seminars both National and International.

Community Activities:
• General Secretary of Ogbona Federated Union 1984 – 2004
• Chairman Advisory Council to His Royal Highness, the Okphe-Ukpi of Ogbona, Organising Development Projects in the Community.
• Was Crowned the Okhaemor of Osimhua Village – Ogbona Sub-Clan, Avhianwu, Edo state.
• Was the First Ogbona indigene to establish a Computer Business Centre, named St. Matthias Computer Center, Ogbona.
• The First Chairman of Avhianwu Summit Organising Committee held in 2014 at Yerima Hotel, Oghiadomhe Way, Fugar.
Church Activities:
• Member of Association of Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Marv as a Promoter.
• Member of Holy Ghost Missionary Movement.
• Chairman, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Parish Laity Council, Ogbona.

Profile Chief overall Daniel Ikpemhinoghena Oshiotse – The Village head of Ukhami Village of Ivhianaga quarter of Ogbona

 

Daniel Ikpemhinoghena Oshiotse
Daniel Ikpemhinoghena Oshiotse

Chief overall Daniel Ikpemhinoghena Oshiotse, Village head of Ukhami Village of Ivhianaga quarter of Ogbona, born on 2nd December, 1943, professionally trained Transporter and first Ogbona to purchase two brand new Peugeot salon cars same day same time in 1979.
Created and first to chairman NATIONAL UNION OF ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS UNION of Avhianwu from the larger united Etsako union then headquartered in Auchi and later became the overall chairman of all the union units in Etsako central local government upon the creation of the local government in 1998.
Presently a palace chief, married and blessed with children among who are 18 graduates.

PROFILE OF CHIEF JOHN OSHIOMHOGHO OGEDEGBE – THE OKHAEMHO OF INNIH VILLAGE, OGBONA

 

Chief John Oshiomhogho Ogedegbe
Chief John Oshiomhogho Ogedegbe

Chief John Oshiomhogho Ogedegbe was born on the 3rd of February 1944 in Ogbona Etsako central LGA, Edo State. A possesses a Grade 3 trade test certificate in Carpentry (1966). He is currently the village head of Innih village, Ogbona.
Currently the Okhaimho of Innih village, Ogbona.
Community Development Assignments:
• Member: Ogbona Union, Ibadan Branch – 1969-1988.
• Member: Ogbona Union, Auchi – 1988-1990.
• Ivhiochie Apakhaide Union, Home Branch -1990 till date.
• Member: Oghie ‘Avhianwu in-Council.
• Member: Carpenter’s Union (voluntary services during rain storm disaster in Ogbona).

 

PROFILE OF CHIEF LAWRENCE IYEVHOBU – VILLAGE HEAD OF ATOGWE VILLAGE, OGBONA

 

Chief Lawrence Iyevhobu
Chief Lawrence Iyevhobu

Chief Iyevhobu Lawrence was born on the 24th, April 1962 in Ogbona. He obtained a WAEC/GCE certificate in 1983.
Currently the Village Head of Atogwe Village, Ogbona
Community Development Assignments:
• Secretary Ogbona Youth Vigilante 1996-1999.
• Secretary NURTW, Ogbona Unit- 1993-2003.
• Chairman NURTW, Ogbona Unit- 2003-2010.
• Secretary NURTW, Etsako Central LGA – 1998-2011.

 

Profile of Chief George Kadiri – The Okhaemho of Emhoepo Village, Ivhiochie, Ogbona

 

Chief Francis A. Umago (Franco)
Chief Francis A. Umago (Franco)

Chief George Kadiri was born on the 20th April, 1943 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.
He is currently the village head of Emhoepo, Ivhiochie-Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
a. Primary Six Certificate 1957
b. General Certificate of Education (GCE)
c. 50/100 WPM Typewriting/Shorthand
d. Certificate in Public Admin, University of Benin, Benin City
Carrier in Public Service
a. Stenographer/Confidential Secretary 1970-1991
b. Higher Executive Officer 1992-2004
c. Retired as Principal Executive Officer Grade One in the Federal Public Service in 2004
Community Development Assignments:
a. Secretary to Okphe Ukpi-in-Council 2012 – Date
b. Executive member Oghie Avhianwu-in-Council
c. Deputy President Ogbona Federated Union 2011-2015
d. General Secretary, Ogbona Federated Union 2004-2011
e. President, Ivhiochie –Apakhaide Federated Union 1980-1987
f. Chairman/Secretary, Ogbona Imhakhena Union (now Ogbona Federated Union) in Ibadan, Benin and Auchi branches from 1964 to 1992.
g. Served as a member/secretary in various Ogbona Development projects like Water, Electricity, Grammar School Building etc. between 1964 to 1989

Profile of Chief Richard Otse – The Village head of Agba Village, Ivhiosano-Ogbona

 

Chief Richard Otse

Chief Richard Otse was born on the 15th May, 1950 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.
Currently the Village head of Agba Village, Ivhiosano-Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
City and Guilds of London

Carrier in Public Service
Employed in the Nigerian Railways on 1st April 1972
Retired as Principal Officer on 1st September, 2005
Community Development Assignments:
Village head of Agba Village, Ivhiosano, Ogbona
PTA Chairman, Ogbona Secondary School, Ogbona
Contact Phone Number: 0803-332-7911

Chief Richard Otse

Profile of Chief Lawrence Ikhiagwa – The Village head of Okhatie Village, Ivhiorevho-Ogbona

 

Chief Lawrence Ikhiagwa
Chief Lawrence Ikhiagwa

Chief Lawrence Ikhiagwa was born on the 21st July, 1947 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.
Currently the Village head of Okhatie Village, Ivhiorevho-Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
Secondary Modern Three Certificate, 1963

Carrier in Public Service
Retired as Inspector of Police from the Nigerian Police
Community Development Assignments:
Member, Ogbona Imhakhena/Asama Union, Lagos Branch (now Ogbona Federated Union) 1964
Chairman, Ogbona Federated Union, Benin City Branch, 1979-1981
Chairman, Ogbona Federated Union, Auchi Branch, 2004-2011
National Treasurer, Ogbona Federated Union, Headquarters, 2004 to 2011
Member: Oghie ‘Avhianwu in-Council 2007 to date.
Member: Okphe Ukpi-in-Council 2007 to date

Profile of Chief Vincent Agbodekheme Otsoi – The Village head of Eragbe Village, Ogbona

 

Chief Vincent Agbodekheme Otsoi
Chief Vincent Agbodekheme Otsoi

Chief Vincent Agbodekheme Otsoi was born on the 6th June, 1963 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.
Currently the Village head of Eragbe Village, Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
TC II 1983
ACE 1989
NCE 1994
BED, 2006

Carrier in Public Service
Teaching
NUT assistant Secretary, Etsako East, 1999 to 2001
NUT Financial Secretary, 2002 to 2005
Deputy Chairman, NUT, Etsako 2014 to date
Working experience – over 34 years
Community Development Assignments:
Chairman, Eghietsemhe Age Group, Ogbona 1977 to date

Profile of Chief Joseph Okozi – The Village head of Okozi Village, Ogbona

 

Chief Joseph Okozi
Chief Joseph Okozi

Chief Joseph Okozi was born on the 17th September, 1949 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.
Currently the Village head of Okozi Village, Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
Primary School Leaving Certificate, WASC and OND, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi

Carrier in Public Service
People’s Bank, Uromi technical College Branch
Principal, Prudence Comprehensive Secondary School, Ogbona
Community Development Assignments:
Village head of Okozi Village, Ogbona
Contributed to Educational developments in the community

Profile of Chief Francis Akisayo Irene – The Okhaimho of Anyai village, Ivhiorevho, Ogbona

 

Chief Francis Akisayo Irene
Chief Francis Akisayo Irene

Chief Francis Akisayo Irene was born in 1938 at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.
Currently the Village head of Anyai, Ivhiorevho, Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
Primary School Leaving Certificate, 1957

Carrier in Public Service
Etsako Central local Government as works attendant since 2007 till date
Community Development Assignments:
Okhaimho of Anyai village, 2011 to date
Community leader in Ogbona in general. Always called upon to settle issues between Ogbona and neighboring communities

Profile of Chief Azelake Okhire – The Okhaimho of Oghe village, Ogbona

Chief Azelake Okhire
Chief Azelake Okhire

Chief Azelake Okhire was born in 1952 to Pa. Okhire and Aminetu at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.
Currently the Village head of Oghe village, Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
Anglican Primary School Ogbona, 1958 to 1964
Primary School Leaving Certificate, 1964

Carrier in Public Service
Ugbekpe, Ekperi Etsako Central local Government as a Mechanic
Community Development Assignments:
Okhaimho of Oghe village, Ogbona
Azelake is a story teller

Profile of Chief David Omoegie Ugbodaga – The Village head of Ivhietso village, Ivhido quarters, Ogbona

 

Chief Noel Ikhane Imhoedemhe

Chief David Omoegie Ugbodaga was born 25 October, 1967 at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State. Currently the Village head of Ivhietso village, Ivhido quarters, Ogbona since 2011.

Educational Qualifications

Secondary School Certificate 1984

Carrier or Vocation

Trader/Farmer

Community Development Assignments:

General Secretary, Ivhido Quarters, Ogbona, 2009-2015

General Chairman, Ivhido Quarters, Ogbona, 2015- 2017

Financial Secretary 2010-2017, Inakwegiemhe age group, Ogbona

General Secretary, Ivhietso, Ivhido quarter, Ogbona, 2011-2017

General Secretary, Apategie family meeting, 2012-2017

Treasurer Unic Club of Ogbona, 2011 – 2017

Financial Secretary, Aloagbaye general meeting

Profile of Chief Sunday Osilama Ogah – The Village head of Imela Village, Ivhitse-Ogbona

 

Chief Sunday Osilama Ogah

Chief Sunday Osilama Ogah was born on the 20th October, 1945 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State to Late Pa. peter Brai Ogah and Anima Ogah (nee Imoagene)
Currently the Village head of Imela Village, Ivhitse-Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
BAEd/History, NCE, TC II, Modern III and First School Leaving Certificate

Carrier in Public Service
Employed as a teacher 1st January 1967 and progressed to become Principal II.
Retired 1st October 2000
Community Development Assignments:
Secretary, Ogbona Federated Union, Auchi Branch, from 1976 to 1997
Chairman, Ogbona Federated Union, Auchi Branch, from 1997 to 2004
Became the first Okhaimho of Imela Village, Ivhitse-Ogbona on June 26th 2007
Hobby
Reading and Farming
Football and Basketball

Profile of Chief Paul Saliu Eleta – The Village head of Anyiora Village, Ivhido-Ogbona

Chief Paul Saliu Eleta

Chief Paul Saliu Eleta was born on the 5th May, 1932 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.
Currently the Village head of Anyiora Village, Ivhido-Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
Teachers Grade I Certificate

Carrier in Public Service
Retired as Senior Assistant Inspector of Education
Community Development Assignments:
Pioneer Executive member of Ogbona Federated Union, from 1992 to 2016
Deputy President, Ogbona Federated Union, from 2004 to 2011
Secretary to Okphe Ukpi in Council 2001 – 2011
Served as Chairman/member of various Ogbona Development projects

Profile of Chief Okpobisa Omiawa – The Village head of Akphiokhai Village, Ivhiochie-Ogbona

 

Chief Okpobisa Omiawa
Chief Okpobisa Omiawa

Chief Okpobisa Omiawa was born in 1949 at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State to Late Pa. Omiawa and Catherine Omeawa
Currently the Village head of Akphiokhai Village, Ivhiochie-Ogbona
Occupation
Farming
Community Development Assignments:
First village head Akphiokhai Village, Ivhiochie-Ogbona since 3rd September 1993
Served as an arbitrate to land disputes in the community

PROFILE OF CHIEF THOMAS AGBEPUE – THE VILLAGE HEAD OF IMHONIGHIE VILLAGE, OGBONA

 

Chief Thomas Agbepue
Chief Thomas Agbepue

Chief Thomas Aigbepue was born on the 3rd of February 1950 to the family of Elder Oshioke Aigbepue of Ivhioroke quarters Ogbona. His late mother Madam Awawu Aigbepue hails from the Owunuma family of Ivhiozima, Irume village Ogbona Subclan in Etsako Central Local Government Area of Edo state.

 

 

Education

At a tender age the little promising Thomas was taken to stay with his uncle, late pa Audu Aigbepue in Jos far away northern state of Nigeria. He started his elementary education in the late 50’s while staying with his uncle in Jos and came back to Ogbona with his uncle on retirement to complete his primary school at CMS in the year 1967.

Carrier in Public Service

He sojourn as a young star for a greener pasture and find settlement at Ile- Ife where he took up his first job with the University of Ife, now OAU as a staff worker in the university college guest house from 1968 to 1977.

He had another spectacular working experience in Auchi polytechnic now the federal polytechnic Auchi from 1978 to 1984 before he was relieve of his job under the administration of General Mohammadu Buhari (GMB) mass retrenchment programme in 1984.

The chances he had to work with various institutions of high learning also gave him the apple opportunity to associate with learned people from all walks  of  life, and this gave him  a wider knowledge pertaining to the general issues of life.

With the wealth of experience he took up yet another job as a security personnel with a construction company, (Niger Cat Nigeria Limited) Ighikwu, Uzairue in Edo state and was duly retired in the year 2010.

Community Development Assignments:

Chief Thomas Aigbepue was made the Okhaemor in Ogbona in the year 2011 where he has been making tremendous contributions to the growth and well deserved development in Ogbona.

He is also a member of the advisory council to the Okpe Ukpi, Chief Williams Idode.

Today Chief Thomas Aigbepue is the chief of Imhonighie village, Ogbona and he is respectfully married with children.

 Profile of Chief Joseph Amhanesi Edogamhe – Village head of Agieamhesor, Ivhiochie, Ogbona

Chief Joseph Amhanesi Edogamhe was born in 1937 to Thomas Eragbhe Edogamhe and Omhonaya Edogamhe in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State. He married Mrs. Esther Edogamhe in 1961 and had 8 children out of which 6 are alive today.

He is currently the village head of Agieamhesor, Ivhiochie-Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
e. Saint John’s Catholic School, Ogbona
f. Saint Thomas Modern School, Agenebode
g. NMTC, Jaji, Kaduna State
h. Nigerian Army Medical Corps, Diplomatic Corps
i. Nigerian Army Certificate of Education (ACEI), Port Harcourt

Chief Joseph Amhanesi Edogamhe
Chief Joseph Amhanesi Edogamhe

Carrier in Public Service/Military
d. Chief Clerk in various army medical units and Military Hospitals e.g. Port Harcourt, 3 Div., Military Hospital Ibadan, and NDA MRS, Kaduna
e. Higher Executive Officer 1992-2004
f. Retired military warrant officer
Community Development Assignments:
h. A palace chief with Ikphe Ukpi-in-Council since 1986 – Date
i. An Akpagi designate
j. Catholic Church Parishioner
k. General Secretary, Ogbona Federated Union 1978-1999
l. Chairman Ogbona Federated Union home branch
m. In 2010, elected chairman, Ogbona Development Committee and completed several projects, including Mini water scheme (EDO- CSDP) for Ogbona and the town hall
n. He was the Ogbona community chairman for the Ogbona\Imiava communal case. He is very happy today that those condemned to death were set free.
o. When Chief Osigbemhe was installed as Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona, he was still in service. He handed the day to day running of the community to Chief Joseph Edogamhe till he came home finally to run the affairs of the village.
Chief Joseph Edogamhe is proud to come from Ogbona and is devoted to its development and progress. He encourages all his children to visit home regularly and also learn about Ogbona.

 

Profile of Chief Mathias Osikhena Esue – The Okhaemho of Apekhore Village, Ogbona

 

Chief-Mathias-Osikhena-Esue
Chief-Mathias-Osikhena-Esue

Chief Mathias Osikhena Esue was born on the 16th August, 1950 in Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State.
He is currently the village head of Apekhore, Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
j. Secondary Modern III Certificate
k. Trade Test Certificate Grade one
l. Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency wiring License Category B
Carrier in Public Service
Maintenance Department, Electrical Section, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, 1969-1977

Community Development Assignments:
p. Assistant Secretary, Ogbona Federated Union Ile Ife 1972-1977
q. General Secretary, Ogbona Federated Union Auchi 1982-1989
r. Vice Chairman, Ogbona Federated Union Auchi 2004-2011
s. Chairman Ogbona Electricity Bulk billing Committee
t. Chairman Ivhiomhierele Family Union Auchi
u. Treasurer, Ivhiomhierele Federated Union 2012-To Date
v. Assistant Secretary to Okphe Ukpi-in-Council 2005 To Date

Profile of Chief Hon Cyril Esiosimhua Okhakumhe – The Village head of Aleghe village, Ogbona

Chief-Hon-Cyril-Esiosimhua-Okhakumhe
Chief-Hon-Cyril-Esiosimhua-Okhakumhe

Chief Hon Cyril Esiosimhua Okhakumhe was born on the 15th January, 1935 at Ogbona in Etsako Central Local Government Area, Edo State

He is currently the head of Aleghe village, Ogbona
Educational Qualifications
a. University of Benin, Benin City, 1980-1981, Associate Diploma in Education Certificate
b. Assumption Teachers College, Uzairue, 962-1963, Teachers Grade 11 Certificate
c. St John Bosco’s College, Ubiaja, 1957-1958, Teachers Grade III Certificate
d. Preliminary Teachers College, Ubiaja, 1952
e. St. John’s Catholic School, Ogbona, 1944 – 1951, Standard VI

Carrier in Public Service
Teaching Service Board, 1953-1988, Headmaster Class II
Community Development Assignments:
a. Volunteered to run a postal Agency and was singularly responsible for the community’s mails in 1964.
b. He was the first to organize Inter House Sporting Activities in Ogbona Community Secondary School, now Ogbona Secondary School in 1981 as a Staff
c. First to donate a shield/cup to the school for the winning House and had a ‘HOUSE’ ie OKHAKUMHE HOUSE’ during the next competition.
d. First Chairman of Ogbona Asama union ‘Home Branch’ now known as Ogbona Federated Union, Ogbona.
e. The only elected ‘APP’ Councilor in-the Council from 1999 to 2002 and constructed a culvert between Ivhiorevho and Ivhido Quarters to check erosion menace that time
f. Conferred with Honourary Chieftaincy Title in 2001 by late Alhaji P.A Oboarekpe, Oghie Avhianwu of Avhianwu as the ‘ANOGHIE OF AVIANWIJ’
g. Donated Land free of charge to the Community to erect a Town Hall.
h. General Secretary of Umorunoamhe Age Group in the community,
i. Patron to “CLUB 88” of Nigeria since 1988 in Ivhiomhierele Quarters. Ogbona
j. The first to be installed as the Okhaemho & the head of Aleghe village in Ogbona Sub Clan on February 14th 2007.

Profile of Chief Bernard Damaza – The Village head of Anyiora, Ivhido Ogbona

Chief Bernard Damaza
Chief Bernard Damaza

Chief Bernard Damaza was born on the 1st October, 1960 at Ogbona Etsako Central LGA, Edo State. Currently the Village head of Anyiora, Ivhido Ogbona
Occupation
Driving

Carrier in Public Service
1. Etsako East LGA 1992 -1995
2. Julius Berger Construction Company 1996-2001
3. Setraco Nigeria Ltd 2001 – 2005
Community Development Assignments:
Member: Oghie ‘Avhianwu in-Council 15th August 2015 to date.
Head of Anyiora, Ivhido, Ogbona 15th August 2015
Empowered Youth in Ogbona

Profile of Chief John Omore Ikeku aka (Eagle Ewueye) – The Village head of Irume village, Okotor-Ogbona

Chief John Omore Ikeku
Chief John Omore Ikeku

Chief John Omore Ikeku was born in 1944 to the late Pa Ikeku Omonubi family of Ivhiozima quarters Ogbona, Etsako Central LGA, Edo State. His late mother Mrs. Mamuna of the Oboarekpe royal family of Ivhitse quarters Ogbona.

Educational Qualifications/Schools/Trade
He had his elementary education between 1950 and 1962 at EDC School Ogbona and acquired the certified certificates.

He took up an apprenticeship scheme as a Carpenter with late Mr. Shaibu Ikhanoba of Ivhiorevhor in Ogbona. In quest for more knowledge he via into driving profession with Mr. Umolu Aigu, from Avhiogwiri, who was the driver to the renowned merchant chief Vincent Azagbo Omadimhe and was License to drive all category of vehicle in 1969.

Carrier in Public Service/Trade
He drove the popular uneasy lorry called “Obayeaye” which most conventional drivers cannot handle till date, navigating to Onitsha in the east and to Lagos in the southwest.
He also drove a similar vehicle “Morris minor lorry” for the Ikhane’s family plying Ibadan making any long distance a footstool.

Due to his exceptional skill in driving and prompt delivery, the elders nicknamed him “Ewueye” meaning an eagle bird who is able to soar against any storm any day and those in the city proudly and fondly call him eagle on arrival.

He later went into private driving and helping people in procurement and purchase of vehicles. Also had an outstanding driving work with Edo state ministry of education and was attached to Ogbona community secondary school from 1981 and was duly retired in the year 2000.

Community Development Assignments:
Member of Oghie Avhianwu in-council since 1991
High chief John Ikeku was made the Okhaemho by the Ogieavhianwu, HRH Patrick Oboarekpe in 1993.
Has been the palace treasurer from the late Oghie Avhianwu palace to the present Okphe Ukpi palace council chiefs
The co-coordinator environmental sanitations in Ogbona
He is the head of Irume village of Ogbona.
He is a member of the council if chief and advisory board to the current Okpe Ukpi.
Chief Williams Idode.

Profile of Alhaji Musa Anetekhai – The Village head of Uzobonwu village, Okotor-Ogbona

Alhaji-Musa-Anetekhai
Alhaji-Musa-Anetekhai

Alhaji Musa Anetekhai was born into the Ulogho and Lametu Anetekhai family at Ogbona, Etsako Central LGA, Edo State. He is married to 3 wives and have 23 children
Currently the Village head of Uzobonwu village, Okotor-Ogbona
Educational Qualifications/Schools
Traditional Bone mending Course
Carrier in Public Service
• Traditional Doctor of Bone mending
• Bricklayer with 10 years’ experience
Community Development Assignments:
Member of Oghie Avhianwu in-council since 3rd September, 1993
• Continuation of late father job of Bone stretcher and able to encourage his children to keep the trade
• Uses his Bone stretching experience to help Ogbona indigenes and other communities for their medical solutions
• He settles minor and major issues that might hinder peace and growth/development of Ogbona Community
• His aspiration is to establish a Bone stretching Hospital at Ogbona and he is thankful to God for bring him to this world through Ogbona.

Profile of Chief Mathias Isine Isede – The Village head of Umogba village, Ivhiozima Quarter, Ogbona

Chief Mathias Isine Isede
Chief Mathias Isine Isede

Chief Mathias Isine Isede was born on the 15th February, 1942 at Ogbona in Etsako Central Local Government Area, Edo State
Educational Qualifications
f. Standard 6 1949-1955
g. Technical School 1962 – 1966
h. Army School Certificate 1981 – 1983
i. Army Certificate of Education Grade I 1984-1986

Carrier in Public Service
Retired from the Nigerian Army in 1987
Farming

Community Development Assignments:
He is the head of Umogba village, Ivhiozima Quarter, Ogbona

A Chat with Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona, Chief Willy Uloko Idode on April 14, 2017

Amateur reporting by Gilbert Odior, President Ogbona Elites Forum

How long have you been the Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona

  • Installed as the Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona in 2010

What do you consider your major achievements so far?

  • There has been relative peace and security in the community.
  • Good relationship among Ogbona Children
  • Better relationship with our neighbouring Communities
  • Good relationship with our sons and daughters across the world
  • There has been a few developments but looking forward to attracting some more development projects to our community
  • Modernize our governing process with appointment of Akpagis, Isese and others

What are your major challenges and how did you overcome 

Getting the people to understand my agenda and vision for Ogbona

Issues between the palace and the village youths.  Will continue to organize enlightenment meetings with them

Turn out at any meeting by the youth is very low but hoping it will improve with time

What is your vision for Ogbona?

  • See Ogbona as one big family and trust among our sons and daughters
  • Promote Development as one family
  • Discuss issues and progress as one family
  • Development in several areas including cottage industries, farms etc.
  • Attract development projects to our community

What do you want from your subjects to improve the lot of the Community? 

  • Embrace all associations that are for the development of our community
  • Participation in the activities of the community and contribution of ideas and support to move the community forward
  • Scholarships and foundations for our children to go to Higher institutions
  • Visit home occasionally to fellowship with us and let your children know where you are from

If someone wants land at Ogbona, who does he/she approach?

  • The Palace has a laid down policy on land allocation and resolving land disputes or issues.
  • You approach your village chief or the Okhaemho for land
  • The village chief will take you to the chairman of the land allocation committee (Currently Chief Lawrence Iyevhobu)
  • Depending on your need, personal or commercial, the committee will work with you to get your required land

 

We heard that you have introduced some new form of governance at Ogbona.

  • The avhianwu clan rulers decided to create some more villages in each sub-clan and advised not to create more than 8-9 villages.
  • At Ogbona, 8 villages were created with Akpagi as head with the Ikhaemhos in each village reporting to the Akpagi.
  • Ivhiochie and Okotor have 3 villages/Akpagi each, while Ivhido and Ivhiorevho have one village/Akpagi each.
  • Only 2 Akpagis have been installed but most of them have been appointed
  • An Akpagi now handle all issues in any quarters that the Ikhaemhos cannot handle and is only issues that the Akpagi cannot handle in their quarter that now come up to the Okphe Ukpi’s palace
  • Under the Ikhaemhos who take care of all kindred issues, we have the Iduevhos that handle mostly family issues, domestic violence etc.
  • Also reporting to the Okphe Ukpi directly are the “Isese” – currently the chairman is Kuku Anabor
  • The Isese compliment the Akpagis by settling matters /disputes between family members and neighbours.
  • Also reporting to the Okphe Ukpi is the security committee


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