Saturday, 21 October 2017

The Task before Warri National Council

           The Task before Warri National Council
Many people might not know it, but with the installation of Ologbosere, Iyasere, and Uwangue, we now have a fully functional Warri National Council. These three chiefs are now the mouth piece of the Isekiri Nation and of Warri kingdom. This historic moment has never happened in the past thirty years of Isekiri History. We greet the Olu Ikenwoli I; may God, the Umale and Ebura of all Isekiri protect and guide his decisions and actions. We also pray for the successful reign of these three chiefs. I am quite abreast with Johnson’s activity in securing the Ologbo axis for the Isekiri; Ayiri was very vocal, too on the Maritime University, Deep Sea Port, EPZ and all what not. It is only Awala, the Uwangue, I don’t really know his antecedent. No matter what I greet the three of you and wish you a most glorious reign. But, there are difficult tasks ahead which if you tackle well, will make you great, but if you toy with, you will fall among the dregs in Isekiri History. Leadership is not easy and you have come at a time that Isekiri is almost sinking.
·         You must ensure that Isekiri land and heritage is not negotiated for politics. This is very imperative. Since 1991 that Delta State is created, they have been using and selling Isekiri land for politics.
a.       Ibori and Uduaghan traded Ogbe-Ijoh as headquarters to pacify Ijaw militants.
b.      Uduaghan gave staff of office to the Ovie of Gbaramatu to create ‘peace.’
c.       Isekiri aristocrats were quiet about FUPRE, in Gbolokposo.
d.      Isekiri aristocrats allowed Ibori to give a false name to Otefe Polytechnic, which would have been Efurokpe Polytechnic.
e.       Presently, Isekiri aristocrats seeking for some goddamned political positions are on their way selling Omadino land for positions in Senate and House of Reps.
·         Those who sell Isekiri interest should be identified and the palace should declare those undesirable Esau descendants, selling their provenance for a pot of porridge as persona non grata. A curse should be placed on them and the Isekiri advised not to vote them.
·         There is big fight
a.       Fight for the soul of Omadino. Fight to retrieve the land of Gbaramatu and Okerenghigho (Okerenkoko), no matter what the foolish politicians are trying to do.
b.      Fight for the soul of FUPRE
c.       Fight for the soul of Efurokpe
d.      Return to Ogidigben as LGC Headquarters.
e.       Fight for the soul of Sapele Isekiri Communities.
1.      Right now there is litigation in Aja-Ojigwo
2.      Litigation in Ogorode
3.      Litigation in the Ologbosere community of Ajimele, where some undesirables are spreading false history that a hunter called Ogodo gave land to Imele an Olu and Ologbotsere descendant. What will not happen with these sons of Esau, plentiful in Isekiri now?
Your great Highnesses, the revered Warri National Council, I pray you look at this issues with a straight heart and as the fathers that you now are in Isekiri nation and in Warri kingdom. I do not believe in violence. But the Okerenkoko nonsense and other measures of Isekiri oppression can be stopped by
a.       Litigation. We can go to court and challenge whatever the bastard politicians negotiate. I don’t know of any law that can give another man’s land to murderers and militants, because they have a Tompolo who can destroy pipelines. My revered chiefs, you must be in the vanguard of those going to court, to stop this anomaly, and you must start IMMEDIATELY to gain trust and credibility from the Isekiri mass.
b.      We can cry to the UN. There is nowhere in the world where vagabondism is rewarded, it cannot happen in Warri Land.
c.       We can make alliances. I saw that our representative – especially Ireyenieju – did not reach out to our Yoruba, Igala and Edo brothers, when the evil of Maritime University is shaking. He claims to be detribalized. Please, we no longer need detribalized leaders that go about destroying our heritage in the name of being liberal. I can bet my life that if he had reached out, the Ijaw would not have had their way.
My highly revered chiefs, members of the Warri National Council, I have no way to come to the Palace to see you. But I pray this letter and advice gets to you. May God, our ancestors, and all Isekiri Umale protect you from these evil tyrants.
      Once again, the task before you is daunting; Isekiri land is now bargained for epuru and gbagba. You must with the help of God, our ancestors, the Olu crown and all Isekiri Umale stop the descendants of Esau in Isekiri from bargaining with our provenance.
Long Live Isekiri!
Long Live Warri National Council!
Long live the Olu
Ogiame Suooooo!
Augustine Oritseweyinmi Oghanrandukun Olomu (St.Ifa)

Friday, 20 October 2017



For a very long time I have not wanted to say anything about the dirty ethno-strangling and stupid politics indulged in by the present Isekiri aristocracy. If the Ireyeniejus of this world want to play civilized and impartial or what they foolishly called detribalized politics to get Ijaw block vote, they are in for a shocker. The Ijaws will always disappoint them at the eleventh hour. I can bet my life that no matter which politics they play in the House of Reps, they will never have a taste of the Senate. Consider –
·         Ibori shifted Warri South West LG Headquarters from Ogidigben to Ogbe-ijoh.
·         He created artificial CDCs – Community Development Committees.
·         He created and instituted illegal wards.
·         He was quiet while they were killing Isekiri, to please Urhobo and Ijaw.

When this same Ibori wanted to make his Isekiri  brother a governor, the whole Urhobo, Benjamin Okumagba, Ekeh and a host of others fought relentlessly to ensure that Uduaghan did not emerge. It took Ibori the might of the whole state to be able to put his senior brother Uduaghan in office. Do you have Ibori’s might? I laugh at you.  

·         Uduaghan continued with Ibori’s wrong policies
·         He gave more powers to CDCs.
·         He gave a staff of office to Ovie(Pere) of Gbaramatu
·         He succumbed to EPZ Ijaw magomago. If not for people like Chief Ayiri Emami, Chief Omolubi, etc, places like Kpokpo and Kantu would have been lost to Ijaws today. He was quiet throughout the hot politicking of the name of the Maritime University and of the Deep Sea Port. Yet Uduaghan’s candidate Obuh could not win the Governorship, Uduaghan himself was disgraced in the Senatorial primaries.  Why? Uduaghan has not the might of Ibori! Those with thinking should meditate. Isekiri don’t give birth to fools, they are only being wicked – Atuwatse II 1992.

I now come to the present leaders who think they can get the Senatorial and the House of Reps from the Ijaws by selling Okerenghigho. I repeat the Ijaws will totally disappoint the Isekiri leaders who think that by selling Okerenghigho in the House they will gain positions. I pity you all. Will they do more than Ibori who allowed Isekiri to be slaughtered; will they do more than Uduaghan who betrayed the Olu and all Isekiri by giving a stick to the tenant King of Gbaramatu? I bet You Uduaghan was a coward he was not at all detribalized. If he were detribalized, he would have also given a stick to Benjamin Okumagba. At least Okumagba had a possessory title, while the Olu has the radical title, but Ovie of Gbaramatu is a complete tenant. Uduaghan knew that Isekiri could size Okumagba, but could not size Ijaws.

What Ijaws should ask for

I am writing all these for the sake of peace.  Ijaws should not be deceived by Isekiri any longer. If the Isekiri are signing off Gbaramatu, they should sign it off properly. Let not one group of Isekiri come with some fake documents and another group of Isekiri come back tomorrow with litigations that will destroy any arrangement made by leaders of today, either out of greed, ignorance or self aggrandizement.
·         Omadino elders and youths should sign that they no longer own Gbaramatu.
·         Olu should endorse that signature.
·         All other Isekiri villages should endorse.
·         Isekiri and Omadino should renounce all the cases they have won.
·         There should be an ofo by Ijaw and Isekiri on this matter in Omadino and Ode-Isekiri.
·         Brikimo and Egbesu should be sworn side by side to effect this truce.
·         Ijaw should sign an open paper that they will be giving the senate seat to Isekiri.
·         This should be televised and given to the government UNO etc, and Ijaw should be free from Isekiri ‘tyranny’.

Why all these

·         Isekiri leaders will be disappointed by the Ijaw.
·         Future Isekiri will rise up to say the bargain by the present leadership headed by the Uduaghans and Ireyefoju is not binding on them.
·         Future Ijaw will rise up to say that they are more than Olu so they should be rotating the traditional council in Ode-Isekiri with the Olu.
My brothers, and sister, fellow Isekiri, some wicked admins will be bribed to remove me from Isekiri chat rooms because of this warning. But when we see that Ireyefoju fails his election, then people will know that I have fore sight.   

Warning to Ijaw
If crocodile can eat its own eggs, what will it not do to the flesh of a frog? If Isekiri leaders can be selling Isekiri to get your Ijaw votes, do you think Isekiri love you, or they have become wicked to an extreme? When Ugbokua collaborated with Tompolo to sell land, did the Olu not report to Osinbajo that the Ijaw are ‘impostors’? When ibori and Uduaghan did their evil Mathematics against Isekiri did that prevent another Isekiri Rita Lori from litigating against most of their political gimmicks?

Isekiri think
Anyone who thinks he can sell his father land for a pot of porridge is never respected. Esau was a very good man; Jacob was evil and a fraudster – 419 man. Yet, Jehovah blessed Jacob, because he kept his father’s heritage. Esau was cursed for destroying his father’s heritage. Are these people really Isekiri with these wicked acts and arts. Let us not become like the sons of Esau who are cursed beyond measure, let us follow our Jacobic anointing. A time will come when all those selling Isekiri today will die, and hot stones will be hurled at their descendants the time is ripe. Yes, the Ijaw and Urhobo will soon ask for the head of the Olu, yes, they will soon do it if the Omadino, the palace and the Isekiri National Council not renounce in totality the wickedness, foolishness, selfishness, greed, shortsightedness of the so called Isekiri Detribalized and thievish leaders. The time to work against these demons is now. Fellow admins if you are advised to remove me from any chat room, fine and good, I will start releasing my articles to the Urhobo, Ijaws and to International Journals. Isekiri cannot remain under the control of tyrants. Enough is enough.

Augustine Oritseweyinmi Oghanrandukun Olomu (St.Ifa)

Friday, 15 September 2017

Isekiri Deprivation and Marginalization: A Case Study of Tertiary Institutions in Delta State

Isekiri Deprivation and Marginalization: A Case Study of Tertiary Institutions in Delta State

Isekiri ethnic group has been greatly marginalized in Delta state of Nigeria. Every student of History is abreast with the fact that the Isekiri ethnic group produced the first graduate in Africa south of the Sahara; in the person of Dom Domingos(Atuwase I) the Olu of Warri (Joseph Kenny 2003). Isekiri king (Antonio Domingos) the son of Dom Domingos wrote the oldest surviving letter by a Nigeria, the letter was dated 20th Nov. 1653(P.C. Lloyd 1957; Talbot 1927; Ryder 1969 etc).
Warri and Aboh were the only two kingdoms in the Niger Delta (Ikime 1969; Alagoa 1989; Talbot 1927 etc). With this great History, it will be amazing to note that Isekiri ethnic nationality with its fame as the oldest kingdom in the Niger Delta (1472)(Egharevba, 1948) a Bini man; Ikime (1969)(an Isoko Professor of History) , older than Aboh(1650)(Elisabeth Isichei, an Igbo woman), has little or no place in the tertiary institution of Delta state.
The Maritime University to be cited at Okerenghigho(Okerenkoko by Ijaw vandals) is purely in Isekiri .
  Okerenghigho ( Okerenkoko by the Ijaw) where  the Maritime University is situated belongs to Omadino Isekiri. Suit No. W/30/1962: CHIEF E. E. SILLO & 2 ORS (for themselves and on behalf of Omadino people) vs. JAMES ULUBA & 2 ORS (for themselves and on behalf of Okerenghigho people is a clear testimony to this fact. With this declaration by the highest court in the land, the Nigerian Senate still went ahead , attempting to rob the Omadinos of their land in favour of the their Ijaw tenants, as against the court pronouncement.  If not for the court , the hope of the common man, where on earth do member of the house of senate want the Isekiri man to go to for justice?
          Consider the Petroleum University (Effurun). Is this not a wrong nomenclature? Because Effurun is   declared by the Supreme Court of Nigeria in suit no S.C. 98/1993, as tenants to Gbolokposo (an Isekiri land under the overlordship of the Olu of Warri). According to the judgment, Ugbomro is part of Ugbolokposo land. Every Isekiri land makes up the Warri Kingdom. Therefore, it is wrong to refer to the site of the University as Effurun or Ugbomro or any other Urhobo name, other than Gbolokposo or Warri. Ugbomro, Okwatata, Okufoghore… having boundary with Kerekere stream in present Okpe LGA, including Osubi Airstrip etc are parts of the land owned historically and   won  legally by Gbolokposo. We are magnanimous to allow their pocket ‘king’ remain in the land, as a show of love and concern towards our fellow human beings, neighbours and tenants. If not no king was there historically.  It will be proper to obey the laws of the land in order to live in peace and harmony. We should also render total obedience to the Nigerian Judiciary (Court). This is because it is where every wise and matured man goes to, to seek redress.
          Lastly, for the now, we look at Delta State Polytechnic, ‘Otefe’. This is another anomaly by the Ibori Regime. When he ( Ibori) was governor, he conscripted, for reasons best known to him, the land of Efurokpe(Isekiri) people and used it to build  a state owned Polytechnic and named it after an Urhobo village. Ginuwa I served UmaleOkun at Efurokpe(1472AD , Moore 1936, Omoneukanrin ,1948). But Oghara people came into existence between 1800 and 1850, when they were work hands for Olomu and later Nana of Isekiri (Miller Intelligence Report, 1923?)
 Claims by Isekiri Nationality
1.   Maritime University should be named as Okerenghigho , the rightful and legal name, rather than Okerenkoko, an Ijaw imperialistic name. Compensation should be paid to the Omadinor people. Isekiri sould take their proper 2/3 as stipulated by all the judgments quoted between Omadinor and the Ijaws – that is 1/3 to Olu in Council, 1/3 to Omadinor and 1/3 to Ijaw of (Gbaramatu –Ijaw tenants).
2.   The University at Ugbomro-Effurun, should reflect the proper name of Gbolokposo.
3.   The Otefe Polytechnic should be named as Efurokpe.
4.   Isekiri should have all compensation as per employment, admission  as the real catchment area of the Higher Institutions.  


1.   The president, Aso Rock, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

2.   The Executive Governor, Delta State of Nigeria.

3.   His Imperial majesty Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ooni of Ife
4.   Alaafin of Oyo His Majesty Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi II
5.   Olugbo Oba Obateru Akinrutan
6.   The Royal Palace – Mahin Kingdom
7.   Lenuwa of Ode-Omi  His Royal Majesty Oba Adenuga Okuniyi, the Lenuwa of Ode -Omi
8.   Attah of Igala His Majesty  Idakwo Ameh Oboni-
9.    Shehu of Bornu His Majesty Alhaji Abba Kyari
10.       The Palace of the Aku Uka of Wukari
11.       Olu of Warri His Majesty Ogiame Ikewoli I
12.       Chief Abdul-Ganiyu Adams – Leader of OPC – Oodua People’s Congress
13.       The Official Palace of the King of Ga.
14.       All leaders of Lucumi temples in Cuba, Haiti, Brazil etc.

Augustine Oritseweyinmi Oghanrandukun Olomu (St.Ifa)
And Taiye Emmanuel Amatesiro (Elite)