LATE, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS EZE ASHIRIM EDMUND UNOSHI EZE EKPEYE LOGBO I OF EKPEYE ETHNIC NATIONALITY
His Royal Majesty, Ashirim Edmund Unoshi was born at Ihuaba Community warmed by mild wind from the Sombriero River in Ahoada East Local Government Area. When Western Education was scarce in his clime, Ashirim was among the few that had it.
In 1946, Ashirim started to make Presentations to the Colonial Government on the need to grant Recognition of an overall Clan Head for Ekpeye in Line with Ekpeye Ancestral Culture in Benin where Ekpeye Migrated from. The recognition came after a relentless effort, in 1960 Ashirim Edmund Unoshi was elected as the first Eze Ekpeye Logbo of Ekpeye Land. this status Empowered him to Represent the Ekpeye people at the Eastern Region House of Chiefs. Today the Stool has become a Rallying point for Ekpeye, has brought Peace, Stability and a Sense of Belonging.
He Strove to be a Real Sovereign to the Ekpeye People and passed away in 1977. His nameless acts of Kindness and Genuine Love for Ekpeye Land still count for his Soul.
LATE, HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY EZE (FLT. LT.) CON. JP ROBINSON O. ROBINSON, EZE EKPEYE LOGBO II OF EKPEYE ETHNIC NATIONALITY
HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY EZE (FLT. LT.) CON. JP ROBINSON O. ROBINSON When Destiny called him Okpolumwo, it was only a prelude to a call that one day, Eze Robinson would serve the Ekpeye kingdom as it first in – born son’ (KING) of this era. Born on march 13th 1940 to a modest Christian family at odiereke, Ubie in Ahoada west local Government Area, Eze Robinson is gifted with courage, dariness and compassion.
At age 16, he enlisted into regular military service. He was trained in various formations including the reconnaissance squadron, kaduna, lagos garrison organization and Nigeria army ordinance depot, lagos.
After a Brilliant Sojourn in the army, the young Robinson was transferred to the Nigeria Air force in 1966. He was personal Assistant to the First Nigeria Chief of Air Staff and later Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to the military Governor of plateau state. Robinson Was also a Training instructor at the Nigeria Air Force, Administrative School, Port Harcourt. He voluntarily retired from the Air Force in November 1979 in the Rank of Flight Lieutenant when he was called to ascend the Throne of Eze Ekpeye Logbo of Ekpeye Ethnic Nationality as a First Class Traditional Institution.
Eze Robinson, is a Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), was Appointed the First Chairman of Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers and Chief in 1983, Described in Royal Circles as the ‘’Lion Of Ekpeye Ethnic Nationality, Eze Robinson hold numerous Awards and is known for his Modesty, Generosity, clarity of Thought and Statesmanship.
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LATE, HRH EZE JACOB OKWUKWU, EZE IGBU UBIE I
Late Chief Jacob Okwukwu who hailed from Ubarama was the First Eze Igbu Ubie. A Businessman of Repute with daring Spirit, Okwukwu took Great interest in Community Development and was known for his Charitable deeds.
A Great turning-point in Ubie was fulfilled through him. Okwukwu died on February 19, 1975 at the age of 93 years.
LATE, HRH EZE WILLIAMS EMELOSHIWELA UNUGBOJI, EZE IGBU UPATA I
Late William Unugboji from Odiabidi was installed Eze Igbu Upata I in 1976. William unugboji was famous both in Business and Politics, he was a member of the Defunct Niger Delta Congress (NDC) a Group that Championed the minority right of the Niger Delta People.
A successful entrepreneur, Unugboji in 1964 Contested for the Ahoada West Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives but lost. He joined his forefathers on 1986. Later Eze Clifford Cheta Nwuche Succeded Unugboji as Eze Igbu Upata II
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LATE, HRH EZE WILFRED OWUKORI, EZE IGBU IGBUDYA I
Late Wilfred Owukori of Idu-Ekpeye took office as Eze Igbu Igbuduya I in 1976. Though his earthly leave taking was quick in May, 1986, yet placed the Stool on the marble of History.
LATE, HRH EZE DENINS OLOLUBE, EZE IGBU AKOH I
Late Dennus Ololube as Eze Igbu Akoh I, Loved by the Akoh , Ololube personified humility, service and unbending will in his earthly sojourn. He live for a century and joined his Ancestors in 2014.
LATE, HRH EZE VICTOR OBUZOR, EZE IGBU UBIE II
Late Victor Obuzor of Odiokwu Community Succeeded Okwukwu as Eze Igbu Ubie the Second (11) in 1976. Obuzor was a Merchant and known for Genuine Severity and Compassion till his Earthly Passage in 1985.
LATE, HRH EZE CLIFFORD CHETA NWUCHE, EZE IGBU UPATA II
Late Clifford Cheta Nwuche was Coronated Eze Igbu Upata II on may 20th 1987. He was a successful Business man and Retired Police Chief. A leading protagonist for the creation of a state for the upland Rivers, Nwuche was at a time, President- General of Uzugbani Ekpeye.
He was a very influential Traditional Ruler and one time Chairman of the Defunct Nigeria People Party (NPP) in Rivers State. His life is a Testament to what the human spirit can achieve with Dedication, he departed the earth on 2012. HRH Eze Clifford Cheta Nwuche
The Eze Igbu-Upata II (18th April, 1987 – 12th January, 2012)
LATE, HRH EZE WILSON EKEKE OGBOBULA, EZE IGBU UBIE III
The Igbu Ubie between April 1986-may 2013, had Wilson Ekeke Ogbobula as Eze Igbu Ubie 3rd. Ogbobula was Born on june 17, 1927 in Ubio. In 1956, he Enlisted in the Nigeria Army and Served Meritoriously in the Army Medical Corps.
He was Trained at Fort Sam in Houston, Texas, USA and in 1979, he Retired from the Army as a Major. Ogbobula was Chairman Ahoada Local Government in 1982 and in 1986 he was Crowned the Eze Igbu Ubie (111) a Second class Stool. He Passed-on in May 2013.
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