At the height of nineteenth-century Niger Delta commercial conflicts, Britain mobilised gunboats from her naval base at Simonstown, South Africa, "to carry out manoeuvres and make naval demonstrations at Opobo
, Bonny, and Forcados...
The projects, as per to him, comprised the Bodo-Bonny road in Rivers State with three major bridges across Afa Creek, Opobo
Channel and Nanabie Creek, the new Ikom Bridge, the Agae-Katchia-Baro road in Niger State, reconstruction and dualisation of Aba-Port Harcourt and Enugu-Lokpanta sections of the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway.
(12) In the current context, at least two ceremonies have been adapted to welcome ex-combatant child soldiers home after they have been decommissioned: mato oput (drinking the bitter herb) and nyouo tong gweno (a welcome ceremony in which someone steps on an egg over an opobo
Popular narratives link the fate of Saro Wiwa and his comrades to that of local kings and powerful merchants in the delta such as King Jaja of Opobo
, Chief Overawhen Norgbaisi and Chief Nana of Itsekiri, who resisted colonial political and economic interests and were brutally crushed or exiled.
The hydrobiology and fishes of Opobo
channel, Rivers state, Nigeria.
The gathering on 23 August praised the bravery of African men and women who resisted, such as Queen Nzinga, King Affonso I, Joseph Cinquez, who led a revolt of 50 slaves in 1839 and took control of a Spanish ship called Amistad and tried to sail it to Africa, King Jaja of Opobo
, King Cudjoe, the leader of the Jamaican Maroons, and many others.
The guilty party has to crush a raw egg "Nyono Togweno" to symbolize a new beginning and step over a bamboo stick or "opobo
" to represent a move from the past.
Two major channels: Dor Nwezor and Kpador link Bodo Creek to Opobo
channel--an adjunct between Andoni and Bonny rivers--and Bonny River, respectively.
And later this year, her father, Lambert Ogolo, will meet Ayo in England and take her to the Rivers State in the mangrove swaps of Nigeria, where he is King of Opobo
, an important coastal town.
I made it my business to tell the whole story, identify by names the specific African tribes, coalitions, and kingdoms which fought the intruding powers--the Ashantis, the Fanti Confederation, the Opobo
Kingdom, the Fulani, the Tauregs, the Mandingos, and so on.
There are interesting and well researched sections on Ja Ja of Opobo
(a whole chapter) and on the raid on Akassa, both topics closely related to the main trade theme.
It is bounded by other Ijaw communities, such as those of the Elem Kalabari to the west, the Okrikans to the north, and the Andoni, Opobo
, and Ogoni to the east.