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The Untold Story of a Nigerian Royal Family


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The Untold Story of a Nigerian Royal Family presents the story of the Urhobo ruling family of Okpe Kingdom and its political power in Nigeria. It traces the origins and history of the Okpe people and their social and political organization. Topics include:

· The Okpe revolution of the sixteenth century and the assassination of Esezi I

· British Colonial rule of the kingdom, late 1800s-1960

· Civil war between the Okpe and Olomu of Itsekiri and the palm oil trade rivalry

· Urhobo-Itsekiri collaboration in the slave trade, and slavery in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Okpe.

· The political role played by traditional chiefs

· Feminists who campaigned for women's rights to participate in the council of elders

· The effort by HRH Esezi II to promote the democratic system of government within the Okpe council. · The story of the uncrowned king of Okpe Kingdom, including a brief history of the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-70

· The reign of HRH Orhoro I.

· The story of the author's candidacy for Okpe King after the death of Orhoro I

· Nigeria oil policy

· Muslim-Christian strife and human rights abuses

Product Details

iUniverse, Inc.
Asagba, Joseph O.
History : General
Publication Date:
February 2005

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History and Social Science » World History » General

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