The phenomenological approach was employed by the authors to examine the historical configuration of the itsekiri social system and the place of ife oracle it was concluded that ife oracle, as compendium of knowledge and reality, is the access point to understanding our human inheritance and realizing our core values. As gowon, tinubu, sagay, others sue for reconciliation by charles kumolu unlike some fora where one can easily tell what to expect as the event proceeds, this one was different neither did the presence ofâ various national figures in traditional attires, on the high table, give a clue as to what the. The itsekiri are a people of very mixed ethnic origins who speak a language very closely related to the yoruba of south western nigeria and the igala language of central nigeria but which has also borrowed some cultural practice from the edo people of benin city, given the hegemony that the benin empire once exercised. Iwere ni mi (1) for i belong to the powerful bloodline of the proud iginua (2) whose haughtiness sent him out of benin down to ode itsekiri (3) that we may reside in the richness and splendorous wealth of our pride iwere ni mi for i belong to the historic people of itsekiri whose powerful olus define the history of times (4. Disclaimer: this character is an anthropomorphism of the itsekiri people and the kingdom of warri and its history this is another piece meant to educate people on the history of nigeria i'm aware that she does not look as distinct as the other tribes but that is because modern itsekiri people are extremely. The rich traditional and cultural heritage of the itsekiris is as a result of an evolution brought about by a hybrid of cultures. Let me educate the younger generation of warfarians that the genetic name of agbasa was bomalie, an admittedly itsekiri name and the name was changed in the same way that meshaga has been changed to mosagar the generation of sapele brigadiers above mine will attest to meshaga's history.
The nana living history museum provides insight on the lives and times of the itshekiri people especially during their contact with british explorers nana olomu was an itsekiri chief and merchant from the niger delta region of southern nigeria after to be exiled by the british imperialists, chief nanna olomu returned home. The itsekiri are an ethnic group of nigeria's niger delta area, delta state the itsekiri presently number just under 1 million people and live mainly in the warri south, warri north and warri south west local government districts of delta state on the atlantic coast of nigeria significant communities of. So i can tell you clearly that the truth is unraveling on a daily basis and they do not have any other thing to do, other than to destroy history, which is what they are doing the problem with the itsekiri i also want to inform you that one problem with the itsekiri is that, they do not like development. He would want the itsekiri to abide by their history and not change it around at the expense of their neighbours the title “olu itsekiri” is historic and deserves to be retained by the itsekiri changing it to “olu of warri” is illegitimate, not only because it violates itsekiri history, but because it takes and steals from their neighbours.
History: itsekiri people from benin by jos ayomike the benin empire as described by prof philip igbafe in his benin under british administration represented the unwieldy but fluid empire which was made up of a loose conglomeration of various people's covering from most of present-day delta and. In a book titled history of the itsekiri written by a renowned itsekiri historian, william a moore, came more revelations he wrote, prior to the advent of the benin prince iginua, the territory now known as the kingdom of itsekiri or iwere, was inhabited by three tribes, namely, ijaws, sobos and the.
For those familiar with history of the niger delta, itsekiris are not weak many itsekiris have made impact historically chief nana is there in koko, chief dore numa leased all these places out to the white man, we were dealing with the white man before nigeria was created and we were at ambassadorial level with portugal,. Inability to overcome the paramountcy of the itsekiri chieftains in their affairs but the pains and sense of humiliation felt by urhobos in the diaspora were far more engaging everywhere in the 1930s and 1940s, urhobos were determined to overcome their handicaps and the disabilities which the history and geography of the. Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks.
History that the ijaws are the most ancient people in the whole nigeria, and are among the most ancient west africa18 this argument has brought a lot of controversies as the itsekiri was fast to react and also laid claim for ancestral territory according to p a talbot, once acting resident of benin division (1920), calls the. The 'oghara kingdom lose' story is nothing short of kingdom annexation through the back door by the itsekiris if oghara people are too docile to know that the itsekiris using uduaghan is about conquering urhobo kingdom, upu should be perceptive enough to realize this the name 'urhobo win' is harmless but carries a. The itsekiri in the nineteenth century an outline social history by p c lloyd in i8oo the itsekiri kingdom of warri in the north- western corner of the niger delta had a highly centralized government in 1848, the king died, followed shortly by his two principal heirs, and a state of anarchy developed in. The organisation was founded towards the tail end of the year 2004 after the disintegration of itsekiri youth association (iya) there was the need for an enabling body whose goal primarily is to promote the itsekiri culture and improve social interaction amongst our people certain individuals with burning desire decided to.
Demographically, the itsekiri people constitute a minute minority – a kind of microcosm in a macrocosm in the geo-political and heterogeneous nation called nigeria the history and origin of the itsekiri people like other tribal groupings in the old western region of nigeria, remains unambiguously lucid phylogenic history. The itsekiri are a peculiar and unique people in the nigerian niger delta they have inhabited their homeland, which now constitutes the three warri local government areas of delta state, nigeria, for centuries the itsekiri have rich traditional and cultural practices itsekiri modern history dates from the late fifteenth century.
Uk national maritime museum i am currently working at the uk national maritime museum one of the curators here has asked me to find out a bit more about some of the museum's african flags we have a lot relating to nigeria, but we also have three owned by nana olomu. Since his majesty ogiame ikenwoli the olu of warri categorically told the federal government and the world that he and his people will not allow imposters and interlopers to steal the itsekiri homelands under the crown, a lot of feathers has been ruffled within the camps of the customary tenants living within. Talk2me9ja11 months ago ewohimi was founded by eken great adaobi grand son who some of his children live in iviaro he had settled in river state also i do not think his descendants are still over there some of them may be in igbanke know your history before you start making incendiary comments.