Francis Asekhame Alimikhena is a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Edo State. He represents Edo North in the current 8th National Assembly. Senator Alimikhena is the Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Housing and a member of the Senate committee on Constitutional Review. Alimikhena is a member of the All Progressives Congress, he is the Deputy Chief Whip of the 8th National Assembly. Edo North Senatorial District covers six local government areas:. Francis Alimikhena was born in Igiode area of Etsako East local government area in Edo state on 20th September 1947, he grew up with a strong Christian principle. He joined the Nigerian Army as a commissioned officer in 1972, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in 1982 and held the position of Adjutant, Army Garrison between 1985 and 1989 and promoted a Major in 1992. Senator Alimikhena was awarded the Forces Service Star in 1999. An honour meant for services Officers. Other positions held are Senior Officer: Nigerian Army School of Engineering, Borno state Nigerian Army Pension Board and Army Petroleum Trust Fund between 1999 and 2000.
He retired from the Army a Major in 2000. Alimikhena started his education at Saint Thomas Secondary Modern School, left in 1981. Thereafter, he proceeded to the University of Buckingham, he earned a Bachelor of Law in 2003 and was latered called to the Nigerian Bar as a solicitor and advocate of the supreme court of Nigeria. Alimikhena is philanthropist, he seat on the board of so many companies. He is the chairman Of Falzal group of companies, Vice Chairman of Solidgate properties, Managing partner at FA Alimikhena & Co and was the President of Anthony BBC between 1994 and 1997, his philanthropy and social ideals manifested themselves in the building of several projects within his home town in Etsako East local government which include building of Igiode Primary school to provide access to functional education and equipping a functional health center in Igiode based on the high level of cholera and the spread of water borne diseases, provided functional boreholes, still the major source of water supply in Igiode, Agenebode in Etsako East local government area of Edo State.
His philanthropy work within the Catholic church family gave him the honour of the certificate of the Mariam queen of the universe shrine in Orlando Florida United States Pope Benedict XVI honoured him with the papal knight of Saint Gregory the great. He is a knight of saint Mulumba and was given a respected traditional title as the OKHASO of wappa Wanno Kingdom by the Afemai people. In 2007, Alimikhena joined politics by contesting for the Edo North senatorial seat under the platform of People's Democratic Party but lost, he contested in 2011 for the same senatorial post but lost again. Thereafter defected to the All Progressive Congress and contested for the same senatorial seat in 2015 and won after polling a total of 86,021 to beat his closest rival Pascal Ugbome of the People's Democratic Party who polled 66,062 votes. Senator Francis Alimikhena was elected to the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the All Progressive Congress candidate from Edo North in March 2015, he won the election with 86,021 votes.
He was sworn in as a senator on 6 June 2015. It is noteworthy that Senator Alimikena was the only elected All Progressive Congress senator in the entire South South and South Eastern part of Nigeria in 2015 general election. Alimikhena has sponsored several bills in the Senate: Chartered Institute of Capital Market Registrar Bill 2015 A Bill for an Act to provide for the Establishment of Environmental Managers Registration Council of Nigeria to provide for Code of Conduct, Professional Ethics and Stipulation of Minimum Standards and for other related matters, 2016 Agricultural Processing Zones Establishing Bill 2016 Establishment of national commission for persons with disabilities On 19 December 2014, he emerged as the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in a heated party primary election at Edo state. Senator Alimikhena is blessed with children. Member, Nigerian bar association Member, International Bar Association Member, IBB Lagos golf club Ikeja Member, Usagbe club of Nigeria
The Edo period or Tokugawa period is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyō. The period was characterized by economic growth, strict social order, isolationist foreign policies, a stable population, "no more wars", popular enjoyment of arts and culture; the shogunate was established in Edo on March 24, 1603, by Tokugawa Ieyasu. The period came to an end with the Meiji Restoration on May 1868, after the fall of Edo. A revolution took place from the time of the Kamakura shogunate, which existed with the Tennō's court, to the Tokugawa, when the samurai became the unchallenged rulers in what historian Edwin O. Reischauer called a "centralized feudal" form of shogunate. Instrumental in the rise of the new-existing bakufu was Tokugawa Ieyasu, the main beneficiary of the achievements of Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Powerful, Ieyasu profited by his transfer to the rich Kantō area.
He maintained two million koku of land, a new headquarters at Edo, a strategically situated castle town, had an additional two million koku of land and thirty-eight vassals under his control. After Hideyoshi's death, Ieyasu moved to seize control from the Toyotomi clan. Ieyasu's victory over the western daimyō at the Battle of Sekigahara gave him control of all Japan, he abolished numerous enemy daimyō houses, reduced others, such as that of the Toyotomi, redistributed the spoils of war to his family and allies. Ieyasu still failed to achieve complete control of the western daimyō, but his assumption of the title of shōgun helped consolidate the alliance system. After further strengthening his power base, Ieyasu installed his son Hidetada as shōgun and himself as retired shōgun in 1605; the Toyotomi were still a significant threat, Ieyasu devoted the next decade to their eradication. In 1615, the Tokugawa army destroyed the Toyotomi stronghold at Osaka; the Tokugawa period brought 250 years of stability to Japan.
The political system evolved into what historians call bakuhan, a combination of the terms bakufu and han to describe the government and society of the period. In the bakuhan, the shōgun had national authority and the daimyō had regional authority; this represented a new unity in the feudal structure, which featured an large bureaucracy to administer the mixture of centralized and decentralized authorities. The Tokugawa became more powerful during their first century of rule: land redistribution gave them nearly seven million koku, control of the most important cities, a land assessment system reaping great revenues; the feudal hierarchy was completed by the various classes of daimyō. Closest to the Tokugawa house were the shinpan, or "related houses", they were twenty-three daimyō on the borders of Tokugawa lands. The shinpan held honorary titles and advisory posts in the bakufu; the second class of the hierarchy were the fudai, or "house daimyō", rewarded with lands close to the Tokugawa holdings for their faithful service.
By the 18th century, 145 fudai controlled the greatest assessed at 250,000 koku. Members of the fudai class staffed most of the major bakufu offices. Ninety-seven han formed the tozama, former opponents or new allies; the tozama were located on the peripheries of the archipelago and collectively controlled nearly ten million koku of productive land. Because the tozama were least trusted of the daimyō, they were the most cautiously managed and generously treated, although they were excluded from central government positions; the Tokugawa shogunate not only consolidated their control over a reunified Japan, they had unprecedented power over the emperor, the court, all daimyō and the religious orders. The emperor was held up as the ultimate source of political sanction for the shōgun, who ostensibly was the vassal of the imperial family; the Tokugawa helped the imperial family recapture its old glory by rebuilding its palaces and granting it new lands. To ensure a close tie between the imperial clan and the Tokugawa family, Ieyasu's granddaughter was made an imperial consort in 1619.
A code of laws was established to regulate the daimyō houses. The code encompassed private conduct, dress, types of weapons and numbers of troops allowed. Although the daimyō were not taxed per se, they were levied for contributions for military and logistical support and for such public works projects as castles, roads and palaces; the various regulations and levies not only strengthened the Tokugawa but depleted the wealth of the daimyō, thus weakening their threat to the central administration. The han, once military-centered domains, became mere local administrative units; the daimyō did have full administrative control over their territory and their complex systems of retainers and commoners. Loyalty was exacted from religious foundations greatly weakened by Nobunaga and Hideyoshi, through a variety of control mechanisms. Like Hideyoshi, Ieyasu encouraged foreign trade but was suspicious of outsiders, he wanted to make Edo a major port, but once he learned that the Europeans favored ports in Kyūshū and that China had rejected his plans for official trade, he moved to control existing trade
Nigeria the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the east, Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean; the federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located. The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular country. Nigeria has been home to states over the millennia; the modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures while practising indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960, it experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.
Nigeria is referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18; the country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa and Yoruba. The official language is English. Nigeria is divided in half between Christians, who live in the southern part of the country, Muslims, who live in the north. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities; as of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014.
The 2013 debt-to-GDP ratio was 11 percent. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank. However, it has a "low" Human Development Index, ranking 152nd in the world. Nigeria is a member of the MINT group of countries, which are seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies, it is listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world. Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many other international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and OPEC; the name Nigeria was taken from the Niger River running through the country. This name was coined in the late 19th century by British journalist Flora Shaw, who married Lord Lugard, a British colonial administrator; the origin of the name Niger, which applied only to the middle reaches of the Niger River, is uncertain. The word is an alteration of the Tuareg name egerew n-igerewen used by inhabitants along the middle reaches of the river around Timbuktu prior to 19th-century European colonialism.
The Nok civilisation of Northern Nigeria flourished between 500 BC and AD 200, producing life-sized terracotta figures that are some of the earliest known sculptures in Sub-Saharan Africa. Further north, the cities Kano and Katsina have a recorded history dating to around 999 AD. Hausa kingdoms and the Kanem–Bornu Empire prospered as trade posts between North and West Africa; the Kingdom of Nri of the Igbo people consolidated in the 10th century and continued until it lost its sovereignty to the British in 1911. Nri was ruled by the Eze Nri, the city of Nri is considered to be the foundation of Igbo culture. Nri and Aguleri, where the Igbo creation myth originates, are in the territory of the Umeuri clan. Members of the clan trace their lineages back to the patriarchal king-figure Eri. In West Africa, the oldest bronzes made using the lost-wax process were from Igbo-Ukwu, a city under Nri influence; the Yoruba kingdoms of Ife and Oyo in southwestern Nigeria became prominent in the 12th and 14th centuries, respectively.
The oldest signs of human settlement at Ife's current site date back to the 9th century, its material culture includes terracotta and bronze figures. Oyo, at its territorial zenith in the late 17th to early 18th centuries, extended its influence from western Nigeria to modern-day Togo; the Edo's Benin Empire is located in southwestern Nigeria. Benin's power lasted between the 19th centuries, their dominance reached further. At the beginning of the 19th century, Usman dan Fodio directed a successful jihad and created and led the centralised Fulani Empire; the territory controlled by the resultant state included much of modern-day northern and central Nigeria. For centuries, various peoples in modern-day Nigeria traded overland with traders from North Africa. Cities in the area became regional centres in a broad network of trade routes that spanned western and northern Africa. In the 16th century, Portuguese explorers were the first Europeans to begin significant, direct trade with peoples of modern-day Nigeria, at the port they named Lago
Local government areas of Nigeria
Nigeria has 774 local government areas. Each local government area is administered by a Local Government Council consisting of a chairman, the Chief Executive of the LGA, other elected members who are referred to as Councillors; each of the areas is further subdivided into wards with a minimum of ten and a maximum of fifteen for each area. The functions of Local Governments are detailed in the Nigerian Constitution and include: Economic recommendations to the State. Local Government Areas In Nigeria By State: A comprehensive list of all Local Government Areas in Nigeria and their respective States. Nigeria Congress On Line Nigeria Sustainable Urban Development and Good Governance in Nigeria Thomas Brinkhoff: NIGERIA: Administrative Division, in www.citypopulation.de
Action Congress of Nigeria
The Action Congress of Nigeria known as Action Congress, was a Nigerian political party formed via the merger of a faction of Alliance for Democracy, the Justice Party, the Advance Congress of Democrats, several other minor political parties in September 2006. The party controlled Lagos, it was regarded as a natural successor to the progressive politics more associated with the Action Group and Unity Party of Nigeria led by Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the First and Second Republics respectively. However, criticism of the party's more pragmatic and less ideological political outlook associated with AG and UPN, has made many argue it was less of a worthy political heir; the Party had strong presence in Mid-West and North Central Regions. Lagos, Ekiti, Ondo, Plateau, Adamawa and Osun states by far accounts for majority of the party's presence and discernible power base. In February 2013 the party merged with the Congress for Progressive Change, the All Nigeria Peoples Party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance to form the All Progressives Congress.
The party was formed in 2006 in order to form a larger political opposition to the federally dominant centrist People's Democratic Party and the Northern-based All Nigeria Peoples Party. On May 12, 2006, the provisional officers of the party were replaced at the Kaduna convention by ballot; the party ran Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who defected from the People's Democratic Party, as its presidential candidate in the 2007 presidential election. Abubakar was disqualified from the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, but the disqualification was overturned by the Supreme Court; the party's most prominent elected official was former member, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State. Prominent in the party was the political brain behind the party, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, the former Governor of Lagos State and erstwhile Senator in the Third Republica. Tinubu is noted for his astute Pro-Democracy credentials and progressive Federalist Principles that saw him clash severally with former President Olusegun Obasanjo of the more conservative unitarian school of thought.
In the 21 April 2007 Nigerian National Assembly election, the party won 32 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives and 6 out of 109 seats in the Senate. Following the victory of PDP candidate Umaru Yar'Adua in the 2007 presidential election, the AC has been pursuing a legal challenge to the results. On July 6, 2007, the party announced its rejection of an offer to join Yar'Adua's government, with a spokesman saying that "there is no compelling moral, legal or political reason for us to join a government that we have told the whole world stole its mandate" and that participating in the government would mean "partaking in stolen goods". However, on August 7, 2007, the National Secretary, Bashir Dalhatu, resigned over the refusal of the Action Congress to take up Yar'adua's offer, he was replaced by Usman Bugaje. Most of the Party's success came in 2008 via judicial challenges to the maligned 2003 General Elections, judged to be rigged by international observers and the ruling party in favor of the PDP.
In 2008, the Party's candidate in Edo State, former Labor leader Comrade Adams Oshiomhole won a decisive victory and took the mantle of power in that state. In Ekiti state, the Party's candidate- Dr. Fayemi emerged victorious over the PDP Candidate Engr. Oni in court, secured a cancellation of results of 63 wards, with the Appeals Court ordering rerun. Heading into this rerun, AC had an over 12 000 votes advantage; the current Acting Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly was an AC member. AC Governorship candidates still have cases pending in Osun and Ogun states where analysts have given them better than chance to secure a rerun or emerge outright victors; the Ekiti State Guber Rerun election saw some form of alliance between the Labour Party Governor in Ondo State, Dr. Mimiko and the Action Congress under the perceived leadership of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; the Action Congress changed their name to the Action Congress of Nigeria. The March 2010 rerun of the Ekiti Guber polls resulted in PDP Candidate and Ex-Governor, Engineer Oni being returned as winner despite widespread allegations of voter intimidation and pressures on INEC officials to release the falsified result to favor the ruling party.
AC Candidate proceeded to challenge these results at the Elections Tribunal, where he lost 3-2. Pinning his appeal on the minority judgement, he sought to be installed as Governor based on the cancellation of results from two local governments where PDP perpetrated fraud and violence. A ruling from the Appeal Court on September 14, 2010 returned Dr. Fayemi of Action Congress as the 3rd Executive Governor of Ekiti State after three and half years of protracted court battles and occupancy by the usurper PDP government in the state. On November 26, 2010, the AC Candidate in Engr. Aregbesola was declared the duly elected governor of Osun State by the Court of Appeals sitting in Ibadan; this brings the number of AC seats recovered via the judicial process to four out of five states controlled. Only one of those seats, was up for contest in the 2011 cycle i.e. Lagos State. On December 2010, the Act
People's Democratic Party (Nigeria)
The People's Democratic Party is a major contemporary political party in Nigeria. Its policies lie towards the centre-right of the political spectrum, it won every Presidential election between 1999 and 2011, was until the 2015 elections, the governing party in the Fourth Republic although in some cases, amid a few controversial electoral circumstances. PDP controls 14 states out of 36 states in Nigeria. In 1998 the PDP in its first presidential primary election held in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria norminated former military leader Olusegun Obasanjo who had just been released from detention as political prisoner as the presidential candidate in the elections of February 1999, with Atiku Abubakar as his running mate, they won the presidential election and were inaugurated 29 May, 1999. In the legislative election held on 12 April 2003, the party won 54.5% of the popular vote and 223 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives, 76 out of 109 seats in the Senate. Its candidate in the presidential election of 19 April 2003, Olusegun Obasanjo, was re-elected with 61.9% of the vote.
In December 2006 Umaru Yar'Adua was chosen as the presidential candidate of the ruling PDP for the April 2007 general election, receiving 3,024 votes from party delegates. Yar'Adua was declared the winner of the 2007 general elections, held on April 21, was sworn in on May 29, 2007, amid widespread allegations of electoral fraud. In the Nigerian National Assembly election, the party won 260 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives and 85 out of 109 seats in the Senate. At the PDP's 2008 National Convention, it chose Prince Vincent Ogbulafor as its National Chairman on March 8, 2008. Ogbulafor, the PDP's National Secretary from 2001 to 2005, was the party's consensus choice for the position of National Chairman, selected as an alternative to the rival leading candidates Sam Egwu and Anyim Pius Anyim. All 26 other candidates, including Egwu and Anyim, withdrew in favor of Ogbulafor. Meanwhile, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje was elected as National Secretary. In 2011, after the People's Democratic Party saw members defect for the Action Congress of Nigeria, some political commentators suspected that the PDP would lose the Presidency.
Following PDP candidate Goodluck Jonathan's victory in the 2011 elections, it was reported that there were violent protests from northern youth. The longtime slogan of the People's Democratic Party has been "Power to the people". During the party's National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 21 May 2016, David Mark, a former President of the Senate of Nigeria, introduced "Change the change" as the party's campaign slogan for the 2019 general elections; the party has a neoliberal stance in its economic policies and maintains a conservative stance on certain social issues, such as same-sex relations. The PDP favors free-market policies which support economic liberalism, limited government regulation. In 2003, President Olusegun Obasanjo and Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala embarked on a radical economic reform program, which reduced government spending through conservative fiscal policies, saw the deregulation and privatization of numerous industries in Nigerian services sector — notably the Nigerian Telecommunications industry.
On the other hand, the PDP adopts a more leftist stance towards welfare. In 2005, President Obasanjo launched Nigeria's first National Health Insurance Scheme to ensure that every Nigerian has access to basic health care services; the PDP strives to maintain the status quo on oil revenue distribution. Though the PDP government set up the Niger Delta Development Commission to address the needs of the oil-producing Niger Delta states, it has rebuffed repeated efforts to revert to the 50% to 50% federal-to-state government revenue allocation agreement established in 1966 during the First Republic; the PDP is against same-sex relations, favors social conservatism on moral and religious grounds. In 2007, the PDP-dominated National Assembly sponsored a bill to outlaw homosexual relations, making it punishable by law for up to five years in prison; the party is a moderate advocate of religious freedom for the Nigerian states. In the year 2000 the introduction of Islamic law in some states in Northern Nigeria triggered sectarian violence in Kaduna and Abia states.
The PDP-led federal government refused to bow to pressure from the southern, predominantly Christian states to repeal the law, instead opted for a compromise where Islamic law would only apply to Muslims. Tunde Ayeni, chairman of the PDP fundraising event in December 2014 who donated N2 billion was involved in the mismanagement of bank's funds. In the 2015 elections, the incumbent president and PDP presidential nominee, Goodluck Jonathan, was defeated by General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress by 55% to 45%, losing by 2.6 million votes, out of 28.6 million valid votes cast. Out of Nigeria's 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, General Muhammadu Buhari won 21 states while President Goodluck Jonathan won 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory. In the 2019 elections, Former vice president Atiku Abubakar and PDP presidential candidadate and his party on 25th of February, 2019 rejected the outcome of the elections as INEC was yet to conclude the entire process and make official pronouncement.
PDP National Party, Prince Uche Secondus alleged that the result as announced by INEC were incorrect. Official website
Igueben is a Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. The headquarters are in the town of Igueben. Igueben has an area of a population of 69,639 according to the 2006 census; the post code is 310. Igueben was founded around 1516, during the reign of the Benin monarch, Oba Esigie, one of the warrior kings of the great kingdom. War had broken out between the Kingdom of Benin and the Attah of the Igala Kingdom based at Idah, a town on the banks of the Niger River. Oba Esigie sent warriors in pursuit of men from Idah; the Igala kingdom subsequently had to pay a yearly tribute to the Oba for this transgression. On their way to Idah, these warriors camped at a spot for a number of days before setting out on the final leg; some months when they had accomplished their mission, they were returning home when they passed the same camp spot again. Whilst resting there, they found that the remains of the yams they fed on during their outward journey had germinated and blossomed. Searching for food and water, they found lots of succulent fruit and vegetables as well as many animals to hunt.
The water from the springs tasted good. They were impressed with the fertility of the soil in this area. A further survey of the place had no rocks or mountains. There were lots of palm, coconut and walnut trees together with a variety of fruit like mango, lime, lemon, pineapple, tomatoes, avocado pear, wild berries, okra, pumpkin and plantain. There were a wide variety of vegetables like water-leaf which grew and quickly, they found that tubular root crops like yams and sweet potatoes germinated and matured quickly. They knew that news of the discovery of this fertile land would please the king and decided that instead of going back to Benin, they would settle on the land and send their taxes back to him in the form of farm produce instead, they sent an emissary to the king of Benin to obtain permission to set up a new settlement in the area, ensuring that the king saw the advantages of a rich harvest and more crop taxes. After much deliberation, he granted them permission to live there. To reward these soldiers for their effort and retain their loyalty, the king granted them the patent to engage in bronze casting for added trade.
The new settlers perfected their craft of bronze casting and the production of the royal pestal called Eben. They cast and sent the Oba an Eben each year to show their gratitude and loyalty for this benevolence; the settlers named the place Igue-Eben which means a village or camp for producing Eben. The little settlement soon started to grow with the influx of traders from Benin city, they did business with distant lands toward the north eastern axis from Benin city. Its trade with other areas began to thrive and it became prosperous; the village is governed by a traditional ruler called Onogie. The present Onogie is HRM Ehizogie Eluojerior. He, along with his council of chiefs and prominent traditional rulers, maintain law and order in an ever-changing westernized world; this governance system is the same as is used in the current monarchy of Benin and has been in existence since the earliest times in Benin's history. The indigenous people of Igueben are hard working, creative and fun-loving, they are a literate population with most families educated to university level.
They continue to maintain their cultural heritage from Benin, celebrating many festivals and ritualistic traditions. Their language is a unique dialect of Esan, they use Pidgin English, a mixture of Portuguese and Esan. The majority speak good English due to their high levels of education. Today, Igueben is endowed with numerous sons and daughters in various professions e.g. doctors, barristers, bank directors and women, poets, engineers, architects, technicians, politicians and marketing professionals and some self-made millionaires. Igueben consists of several towns; some of the popular towns are: Eguare, Afuda, Idumonka, Egbiki, Ekekhen Idigun, Idumedo and Idumogo. A woman’s town origin may be determined by the manner in which she greets her elders in the early morning; the people of Igueben are sociable, showing deep respect for other cultures. They possess deep sense of fidelity and social responsibility. HRM EHIZOGIE ELUOJIERIOR JP. On 6 December 1956, a male child named Ehizogie, was born into the Royal family of His Royal Highness, Eluojierior Imadojemu II, the Onogie of Igueben, As the first male child with Royal blood, Ehizogie was therefore ordained by God to rule the people of Igueben KINGDOM.
At age one. Ehizogie lived with Chief Aire from 1957 to 1968. During this period, he travelled to so many towns and places in the Midwest as a Travel Teacher, they travelle