IZON BIBI WORLDWIDE CONDEMNED THE HORRIFIC AND BRUTAL KILLING IN BAYELSA STATE

PRESS RELEASE BY
IZON BIBI WORLDWIDE.

25th NOVEMBER 2018

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IZON BIBI WORLDWIDE CONDEMNED THE HORRIFIC AND BRUTAL KILLING IN BAYELSA STATE.

The  IZON  BIBI  WORLDWIDE (IBW) under the leadership Comr. Mingo F. Torwei the advocate body in the region to unify IZON language, developmental and centralize,  has condemned the robbery and resultant killing of Students in the  Bayelsa state,

According to the residents of Baylesans expressed there feelings and crime situations lay armless citizens fine diffucate  to close there eyes to sleep.

This has becomes  unbearable for the state capital Yenagoa residents and other parts of the state because of threat to security of life and properties.
The killing of  students,  youths, and army robbery  in the street, are not acceptable.

Comr, Mingo F. Torwei the Izon Bibi  worldwide President in a press statement have said that the insecurity experienced in the State is appalling and that the State Government should take drastic measures to arrest the situation.

Bayelsa state is one of the Peaceful state in Niger Delta,  now gradually turning to the state of nature were life is brutish and short.
In the same vain, the President of the apex Izon body in the Nation, have called on all relevant security agencies in the state to be up and doing in their duties to bring culprits and perpetrators of these crimes to book and deter others from occurring.

He also call on the residents of the Yenagoa metropolis and other parts of Bayelsa state to be security conscious and call the police when  suspicious activities are noticed as security is every man’s business.

The (IBW)  President also use this medium to send condolences on behalf of all apex body to the families of the deceased and pray that God should give them the heart to bear the lose.

We are also using this medium to plead with the Federal government, State and LGA to put an end for all these killing.

The P. R. O Comr. Isaac M. Johnny reiterate that also condemned the inhuman act in Bayelsa state, urged the  Inspector general of police to lecture  his men to perform there duty as professional police officers, to following the rules of engagement,
for not endangering innocent citizens of the state , because it was shock to the Izon Nation that a trained personnel from the Nigeria Police Force shoot innocent student in Niger Delta University dead.

I hereby call on all Bayelsa state commissioner of police to discharge his duties to protect lives and property, shun rumors and political sentiment and sponsoring of thugs to distract the peace of the state by  killing innocent Ijaw.

The Izon Bibi worldwide hereby condemned the act, let justice take place.

Comr, Mingo F. Torwei.
National President.
Comr, Senator. Johnny M Isaac.
National PRO.
Bibi Izon worldwide.

Powei Aja-ogonowei….. Happy new month

             IZON BIBI WORLDWIDE
                  IJAW NATION

NAU

ALUA

ADOO

ODOO

IBOSA

SERIDE

MBANA

KOITEI

BAITEI

KOUSINTEI

BALA KULE MO

AJA-OGONEI
AYA-OGONEI

AJA-OGONOWEI POWEI

HAPPY NEW MONTH

Aja ogonowei Powei kimese la

Aya ogonowei Powei kimese la

Tuwa piri kimese la mi aja ogonowei

Ojudo ke kimese la mi ajaogonowei

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THE MANDATE OF GOD IN LIVE OF WOMAN LEADER COMR.(MRS) DOUYE AKURAME EJEMI

BORN DAY CELEBRATION

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AJAKURAMA VOICE WISH TO ANNOUNCE
THE MANDATE OF GOD IN LIVE OF OUTSTANDING WOMAN LEADER  OF AJAKURAMA VOICE, COMR. MRS. DOUYE AKURAME EJEMI.
WE HUMBLY INVITE ALL INDIGENS OF AJAKURAMA TOWN, EGBEMA KINGDOM, IJAW NATION AND ALL FRIENDS TO JOIN US THANKS GOD FOR RE BORN DAY CELEBRATION COMING UP ON 30th SEPTEMBER 2018 ,
VENUS : GLORIOUS KINGDOM MINISTRY EGOR BY CHANNEL 55 RD
TIME 8 :00AM

THANKS.

SIGNED
COMR. MINGO T. F. SAYA.
NATIONAL PRESIDENT AV.
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IZON BIBI WORLDWIDE COMMISERATE WITH THE FAMILY OF PASTOR P. Z. AGINIGHAN

PRESS RELEASE BY IZON BIBI WORLDWIDE.

1ST SEPTEMBER 2018

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IZON BIBI WORLDWIDE COMMISERATE WITH THE THE FAMILY OF PASTOR P.Z. AGINIGHAN

Izon Bibi worldwide the social cultural organization that advocates for the centralization of Ijaw language, express the sudden departure of pastor P. Z. AGINIGHAN and first son Tami AGINIGHAN, as big blow  that turned Ijaw nation to sad moment.
The demise of Elder P. Z. Aginighan, former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and founding Secretary of the Ijaw National Congress (INC). Elder Aginighan was a patriot who was not afraid to speak truth to power especially on issues affecting the Ijaw nation and the Niger Delta region.
The Izon bibi worldwide and Ijaw nation will surely miss first son Tami AGINIGHAN.
He died at the time when the Ijaw nation most needed his wealth of experience on handling issues affecting our people.
The president of IZON bibi worldwide Comr. Mingo F. Meshach Saya acknowledge the trial times the Ijaw nation was going through over the loss of Ijaw leaders. The sudden death of a great leader, compatriot, nationalist and a golden voice of the Ijaw ethnic nationality struggle for the emancipation of Izon people,  Pastor P.Z Aginighan whose sad event and first son Tami AGINIGHAN occurred on 31th August 2018, along the East/west road, in a ghastly car accident that brought their end costly.
His contributions towards the development of the Ijaw ethnic nationality is still fresh and visible as the pioneer secretary of the Ijaw national Congress (INC).
He was a quintessential father devout Christian, and Ijaw leader, who devoted his lifetime to the service of God and humanity.
IZON bibi worldwide said that the loss of a parent no matter how old they were, was always a painful experience and urged the bereaved P. Z. AGINIGHAN family to muster the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Signed.

Comr. MINGO F. Meshach saya
National president of IZON Bibi worldwide.

IJON, IJOH, IJAW, IZON

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Know your history!!!!
Ijons/Ijaw – The lost tribe of Israel found in Nigeria
Zephamah 3:10
From beyond the rivers of (Kush) Ethiopia my supplants, even the daughters of my dispersed shall bring my offering, Messiah Ben Yosef. The Ijon tribe in Nigeria is willing to unite with Beityaaqov International for the restoration of the Northern kingdom of Israel. According to the oral history of the Ijon people of Nigeria, they were migrated to the present home in Nigeria after the invasion of King Asa;
2nd Chronicles 16:4
And Ben-hadad hearkened unto King Asa and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel and smote Ijon and Dan of Abelmain and all the store cities of Naphthali. Footnote 1st Kings 15:20 according to oral history the Ijon tribe in Nigeria dispersed during the invasion. The Ijons in Nigeria are coastal dweller/fishermen. They dwell almost all the coastal areas of West African countries Ghana, Gambia, Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, etc. They went to war like the Israelites in those days they are very powerful and minority tribe. They can never be defeated in war because their Elohim always protect them from their enemies. They are the only tribe in Nigeria AK47 cannot penetrate in their skin and body when they go out for war against their enemies. The population of the Ijon in Nigeria is Ten (10) Million people according to Nigeria National Population Census 2007. The Ijon people in Nigeria is always refers as Niger Delta people where as 90% of the Nigerian crude oil and gas was extracted, Nigeria main revenue is derived from the Niger Delta/ Ijon region. The Ijon people are grossly marginalized, balkanized and oppressed by successive government hence there was violence agitation of resources control of their God given resources of crude oil and gas, this agitation led to brutal repression against the Ijon by Nigeria Government. The agitation also led to the emergence of Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan- Ijon tribe man the only minority tribe man in the history of Nigeria – who became the president of the federal republic of Nigeria between 2010-2015. During Jonathan’s regime as president of Nigeria he knew the root of his tribe so he made it compulsory official visit to the holy land Jerusalem with more than 5,000 government delegates including religious leaders every year he visits the holy land during his six years in office. some major cities of the Ijon people in Nigeria Warri, Patani, Buguma, Abonema, Burutu, Forcados, Okrika, Yenagoa capital of Bayelsa state and partly Port Harcourt, etc.
Deut 30:1-10
And it shall come to pass when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and curse which I have set before thee thou shall call them to mind among all the nations wither the Lord thy God hath driven thee and return unto the Lord thy God and shall obey his voice according to all that I command thee. This day thou and thy children with all thin heart and all thou soul.
Please join us pray for Elohim to fulfill the promise in Jeremiah 23:3
And I will gather the remnant of my flocks out of all the countries to which I dispersed them.
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Bible Concordance
Ijon (3 Occurrences)
1 Kings 15:20 Ben Hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel, and struck Ijon , and Dan, and Abel Beth Maacah, and all Chinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 15:29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglath Pileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon , and Abel Beth Maacah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
2 Chronicles 16:4 Ben Hadad listened to king Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel; and they struck
Ijon , and Dan, and Abel Maim, and all the storage cities of Naphtali.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DB

The name Ijon in the Bible
The town of Ijon appears to be a fortified city or else a storage city of note in or very near the territory of the tribe of Naphtali . It’s mentioned two or three times in the Bible.
When kings Asa of Judah and Baasha of Israel were at each other’s throats, Asa took whatever treasures were left in the house of YHWH and donated them to Ben-hadad , the king of Aram , in order to acquire his military services. Ben-hadad took the bait, and attacked Israel from the north, which means that he overran Naphtali first. Thus fell Ijon, Dan , Abel-beth-maacah , Chinneroth and all the land of Naphtali (2 Kings 15:20, 2 Chronicles 16:4).
Much later, namely in the days of king Pekah of Israel, king Tiglath-pileser the Third of Assyria also came from the north and waltzed into Israel, again hitting Naphtali first and sacking among other the city of Ijon (2 Kings 15:29). This time all inhabitants were deported to Assyria — this event became known as the first deportation; the second deportation happened under king Shalmaneser the Fifth.

MINGO D GREAT at Ikogosi

NAME : MINGO TORWEI FRIDAY 
MATRIC NO: 15/16/MS/237788
DEPARTMENT: SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION. 
COURSE CODE: SSE 315
COURSE TITTLES : field experience /Feminist issues
COURSE LECTURERE: DR.(Mrs)  ESEOGHENE UMORU-SULE

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SUBMIT BY MINGO TORWEI FRIDAY 

THE FIELD EXPERIENCE TOUR REPORT.

Today being 8th August 2018 time 8:10am 

The team team was led by  The H.O.D of social studies department Dr.(Mrs)  Eseoghene Umoru-sule and team of lectureres and staff of Delta State College of physical Education Mosogar. 

They are.

The Dean of students affairs Mr. Oyibo G. Ogaga 

Dr. (MRS). IWELU 

Mrs. Anyia Ubiagulu

Mr. Ufouma Teacher 
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We  left the college campus with two schools, bus  one another  Bus  and one private car to Ekiti state. 

The three bus  met at Ethiope west LGA headquarter Oghara junction, at 8:00am, and started moved 8:15am.

The movements started and educational activities started as left Ethiope west LGA Delta state the next community  Ologbo 9am in Ikpaba okho LGA Edo state. 

 The four vehicle met at sapele Benin road in Benin city 

The community along the road to Ekiti state and date and time on our field trip tour 

[8/9, 11:09am )  we are in Owan in Edo state in 

Edo north

[8/9, 11:25am]  we are in Boundary between Edo and ondo IFON town,  whereby mobile  checking point situated.

11:23am

[8/9, 11:46am ] we are in Owo town along ondo state road Elegbeka Yam market

[8/9, 11:58am]  Ipele community 

Owo LGA

[8/9, 12:00pm]  Elegbusi yam market

[8/9, 12:12pm]  Oyoyo Igbe owo town 

Along road

[8/9, 12:22pm]  Nucleus Club owo town

[8/9, 12:22pm]  Owo main  town

[8/9, 12:27pm] Spu base 14 owo town

[8/9, 12:30pm]  Rufus Giwa polytechnic owo

[8/9, 12:52pm]  Oloba market

[8/9, 12:52pm]  Uso town

[8/9, 13:15pm]  Benin and owana river base developments arakan MI Akure

[8/9, 13:41pm] University of commerce 

Federal university of technology Akure

On this process of movement our vehicles distance to his others, and majority of passagers and drive didn’t have ideas of the road to Ekiti then we missed the road,  and one many working at the LGA in ondo state voluntarily assist our vehicles to Ekiti road,  and we also passed across call to other vehicles they equally missed the road to Akure and we advised them to turn back and they did. 

The journey procedure next community again 

Date and time 

[8/9, 14:23pm]  Igbara oke ondo state

[8/9, 14:52pm]  Igbara odo town

[8/9, 15:13pm]  Ikogosi town in Ekite state

[8/9, 15:18pm]  Ikogosi warm and cool water spring, 

Arrived at the resident of the warm and cool water spring  resort only our vehicles, waiting for 15minute the remaining three vehicle arrived, then the head of the Department led us to the management board, the management took all the students to the warm and cool springs water,  the first teacher name Mr. John  Taiwo . 

Second Mr. Abayomi 

Ikogosi Warm Springs AND THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF IKOGOSI 

The Ikogosi Warm Springs is a tourist attraction located at Ikogosi, a town in Ekiti State, southwestern Nigeria.
Flowing abreast the warm spring is another cold spring which meets the warm spring at a confluence, each maintaining its thermal properties.
These attributes make the spring a tourist attraction in Nigeria.

 Research suggested that the warm spring has a temperature of about 70oC at the source and 37oC at the confluence.

According to the teachers in the seen, Mr. Taiwo and Mr.  Abayomi, the springs last for some centuries,  and the traditional history of the springs trace to one man first discovered the springs, name Ogogo and he married two wives names mrs. Awe and Awale and this two disappeared in that particular location, due to disobey the rules guiding the location and both turned to two water, which cold and warm springs, these two women have different characters, one is easy going woman and one  is not easy going woman,  one is very clean and one is not average clean,  the not easy going woman turned to warm water,  and easy going woman turned to cold water, 

The two water also different colors one is pure and one is average pure. The location of the water is surrounded by  hilly, there ancient buildings and zoom,  local long bridge and tide road, there is beautiful swimming pool. There police officer posted to the resident and guiding the environment, the meeting point of the two water, one cymbal tree stand join with Palm tree, growing together about 90 years. At the beginning of the tour two as peer to entering point.

After the location all students came together and ate our foods and drink together. 

Background and history of the Ikogosi Warm Springs (1952-1977)

In 1952, Southern Baptist missionary, Rev. John S. McGee, from his mission base in the nearby Ekiti town of Igede, went to the source of the hot and cold springs, about which he had heard from the Ikogosi people. Initially, he was discouraged from doing this, for reasons of the tradition he had heard from the local residents, which was that nobody should ever visit the source of these two streams, because of the idea that to do so would be to invite death from the supernatural forces that were responsible for this strange, and most unusual, feature of nature. In spite of these “warnings,” Rev. McGee made his way through the bush/forest, up the hill to the source of the two side-by-side springs. According to Rev. McGee’s later brief, written account, “After seeing it, I felt that it could be used for a good purpose. I discussed the possible use of it with some of the Mission and (Nigerian Baptist) Convention friends. With the growing interest of Royal Ambassador work, and youth work, we felt that it could best be used by building a Youth Camp. I took it up with the Ekiti Association and we decided to build a camp for our R.A.s and G.A.s. The land was secured through the Convention.” 

Having had the water from both springs tested to ensure its purity, Rev. McGee, with support from the Ekiti Baptist Association of churches and the Nigerian Baptist Convention who secured 28 acres of land which was the original camp, began planning for the building of the camp. The Baptist Mission architect, Rev. Wilfred Congdon (located at the Baptist Mission in Oshogbo) drew the design and plans for the original (16) buildings, which were built in this order: the swimming pool, fed by the warm springs (built in 1962); a combination dining hall, large kitchen and storage areas; eight (8) small cabins, each of which could house sixteen persons, with sleeping, bath and toilet facilities; a Baptist Mission residence, which was occupied by the McGees from the middle 1960s until October, 1973, when the McGees received word from Ibadan, that the Nigerian government was taking control of the camp; and finally, a chapel, was completed in the late 1960s. By 1972, all the buildings of the original Nigerian Baptist Convention camp had been completed, and the camp was being visited regularly by groups of Baptist youth and adults, along with missionaries and other visitors who came for vacation/”local leave.” According to a letter from Mrs. Doris McGee, “In 1968, we had 734 people stay at the camp either in the 12 camps or retreats, or on local leave or vacations. Already in the first four months of this year we have had 322 people in seven camps or retreats or for rest.” 

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, following the Biafran Civil War, some public opposition to the Baptist Camp began to develop, particularly as the McGees resisted public/military use of the camp, as they gave firm priority to the religious events and groups for which it had been built. News from the Lagos area alleged that the facility being developed at the warm springs was the work of the (U.S.) Central Intelligence Agency, for political purposes. One newspaper, in particular, expressed the negative and critical views of one well-known writer, Dr. Tai Solarin, based on the misinformation that was being circulated. Finally, some prominent alumni (“old boys”) of the Baptist College at Iwo (now Bowen University) brought Dr. Solarin to the Ikogosi camp to be introduced and to meet with Rev. McGee. My father told me that they were all together in my father’s office at their house at the camp, when he went and got the “Prestigious Beaded Walking Stick,” which had been presented to him by the Ewi of Ado in 1961. He showed it to Dr. Solarin and told him, “Your people do not give this to someone who does not love them.” My father said that Dr. Solarin looked at it with amazement and asked, “Where did you get this?!” When my father told him, Dr. Solarin’s attitude changed completely.

 Nonetheless, by early 1971, news of the Baptist Camp was becoming much more known by persons (outside of the Baptist Mission and Nigerian Convention) who saw possibilities for the development of a commercial, tourist resort. By December 22, 1973, the government had opened its guest house which was located by the warm springs swimming pool, and the following month, January 18, 1974, the McGees received word that the government was taking control of the swimming pool, the Baptist Camp’s featured attraction. From that time forward, the activity at the camp significantly declined, with the McGees continuing to manage the facilities (other than the pool) from their Baptist Mission residence at Igede, until their retirement from Nigeria. When the McGees retired from Nigeria in July, 1977, Rev. McGee was installed as “Chief Akorewolu of Ikogosi,” by the Loja of Ikogosi Ekiti, in a ceremony that occurred on 1 July 1977. This followed Rev. McGee’s having been installed as “Chief Gbaiyegun” by the Onigede, Chiefs and people of Igede on March 10, 1957. As mentioned above, in 1961, Rev. McGee was given the “Prestigious Beaded Walking Stick” by King Aladesanmi the Second of Ado-Ekiti, on behalf of the Ekiti Baptist Association.
Unfortunately, for the future of the Baptist “Warm Springs” Camp at Ikogosi, when the McGees left, there was no Mission or Convention person available or willing to manage the camp, and in 1978, the entire property was sold to the Nigerian government by the Nigerian Baptist Convention, for the price of three-hundred thousand Naira. Within a matter of less than ten years, when the McGees very briefly visited Igede and Ikogosi (1985), the camp had been covered with bush. Rev. McGee, who walked to the camp on the road there he had built, told me that he did not bother to try to enter the camp grounds, and could barely see the buildings which were already being covered by bush.
 As already described above, by the early-middle 1970s, the Nigerian government took control of the swimming pool, and had built some guest chalets adjacent to it, with a separate entrance road from that which the McGees had built to the camp entrance. From that time forward, there was always the hope/intention of developing that area for tourist purposes, but it was not until the past three or four years (2011-2014), that the Ekiti government under the leadership of its Governor, was able to enter into an agreement with resources which have been able to develop the facilities to their current high level. Just for the record, for those who may be interested, any of the current, renovated buildings which have a STONE portion of their exterior, are buildings which were preserved from the original Baptist camp.

THE SECOND DAY BRIEF REPORT AND THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF IDANRE HILL RESORT. 

The tour continue at same day 8th August 2018 we left Ikogosi town Ekiti state,  at about 17:10 pm and procedure to Idanre kingdom  Ondo state, arrived Idanre hill resort was late at about 7:10pm and the guidance of the resort advise us to find a place to sleep and procedures for the next day, and they took us to one Hotel call Rock velly but the price is too much then we move to another Hotel call starlight hotel at Alade  Idanre.  The next day we move to the resort again, at about 7:48am and arrived 8:03am Eka Aro Idanre resort 

The Idanre Hill, or Oke Idanre is located in Idanre town in Ondo State of southwestern Nigeria.

The hill of Idanre is one of the most beautiful natural landscapes in Nigeria.

It includes such cultural sites as “Owa’s Palace, Shrines, Old Court, Belfry, Agbooogun footprint, thunder water (Omi Apaara) and burial mounds and grounds”.

It resides 3000 ft above sea level and houses a unique ecosystem upon which the cultural landscape has integrated. On getting to the entrance of the hill you will see a great tree at the entrance of the ancient city of Idanre called the IRAYE TREE, then you can now get prepared to take the steps to the great city beyond the hills of Idanre.

Geology

Idanre Hills is located on a Precambrian igneous batholith that is about 500 Million years old, and is cut by several large fracture that form deep valleys within the rocks.

World Heritage status

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on October 8, 2007 in the Cultural category.

Wildlife

Amietophrynus perreti, or the Perret’s toad, is only known from a single locality at the Idanre Hill. The five sites where forest elephants are found in southern Nigeria are the Omo Forests in Ogun State, the Okomu National Park in Edo State, the Cross River National Park in Cross River State, the IDANRE FORESTS and Osse River Park in Ondo State and the Andoni Island in Rivers State. [Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) ]

Civilization

The ancient settlement of Idanre has existed on the hill since antiquity, however Western civilization was introduced to the ancient city when a team of missionaries led by Rev. Gilbert Carter arrived in the year 1894. The missionaries built the first primary school in the year 1896 of which the clay building still stands strong till this day. In the year 1906, a law court was established which includes an ancient prison where the convicts spend their jail term.

My personal experience in IDANRE hills resort tours. 

I Feeling On Top Of The World At Idanre Hills Ondo

Posted on August 9th 2018

When I say Nigeria has beautiful landscapes and views, you have to believe me. Even when it took us 660 steps, four bottles of water and a number of stops to discover this, it was all worth it at the end of the day. Our visit to Idanre hills in Ondo was my favorite in our 2 day tour.

On our way to Idanre hills, we passed through the main Ondo town and the state capital Akure. I was impressed by the level of development I saw. I liked the fact that they had an organized set of cabs and buses, which had their own lane. They also had working traffic lights and active traffic wardens. The main roads were quite good. I saw lots of boutiques, stores and popular eateries (like the ones in Delta ). The town is also very hilly and our drive to Idanre was filled with views of different rocks and hills.

Ondo is a very hilly state

Idanre Hills resort

When we arrived at the resort, it was apparent, just like in Ikogosi, that the government has been paying special attention to it. The reception alone spoke of constant are and maintenance. I was already impressed. The attendant we met was quite courteous and welcomed us to the resort amidst smiles and told us that we had 660 steps to climb. The students was not ask to pay anything but the HOD Dr. (Mrs)  Eseoghene Omoru-sule show love to the management board. 

The entrance of idanre hills resort 

 The reception is very artsy. I liked it 

Before we started the journey, our tour guide by Mr.  Cletus John and  advise us to  buy some bottles of water. We were told that it would be very necessary for the journey. No kidding fam, the water was more than necessary. We met fellow climbers who were on their way down. Some of them were encouraging us, while others were laughing and quipped about how long we still had to climb. I was a bit worried, but excited at the same time about the adventure. If you want to lose some weight, just climb the hills every day for a month and you’ll be amazed

Before we started climbing

 

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History behind it 

We climbed 100 steps in the twinkle of an eye and found the first resting spot. We didn’t stop there because we still had energy. Mr Cletus  told us the history behind the rock. He told us how the rock was a useful hideout for the indigenes of the town during the war a very long time ago (I honestly can’t remember when). He showed us a point which was called Dagunro which means the end of war.

One of the Resting points

Many of them are littered with goat faeces. I think that needs to be taken care of

We continued climbing and by the time we reached the 660th step, I was OK because of the everyday sporting live pattern and my job as mobile police officer I saw some lost there breath. They was  literally gasping and they had  to find the nearest place to seat. It took about 20 minutes including stops and picture taking to get to the top. When you get to the top, you still have to walk and climb a little to the main summit. When we finally got there though, it was a beauty to behold. I felt like Maria from Sound of Music, at the part where she was singing “The Hills are alive”. After pouring water on my face (advice from Friends T. J Jay   really worked) to douse the sweat and all, I grabbed my camera and began taking shots of the magnificent views.

 

I zoomed in on our car which was way down. It looked a lot tinnier than this

We saw some defunct chalets on top of the hills. Then we proceeded to some other parts of the hills. Our tour guide showed us the first primary school in Idanre which was called Igboore standard school. Obviously the school is no longer functioning. We were also able to view the Oba’s Palace which was in the middle of another hill.

One of the defunct Chalets on top of the hill

Our tour guide told us that warriors used to fetch this water and it made them victorious agains their enemies at war. 

The people of Idanre then worship two main deities Olofin and Orosun. 

Every adult was initiated into either or both of these two cults.  An Olofin worshiper answers ”Moji” while Orosun devotees answer ” MODE”

The people who were in neither of these two fold were regards as unbelievers .

Ancient Idanre was deeply a traditional societies with many taboos. 

It was customary for Owa to slaughter a cow during Ije festival Every year in memory of his ancestors. The numbers of cow heads hung during the reigns of Owa reflected the years he must have spend on the throne. These cow heads since time immemorial, we’re hung at a particular at a particular corner in the ancient palace. Also addition of these cow heads gathered at different periods enabled the people to calculate the numbers of years they have spent in the ancient town,  Ufe Oke 

The first primary school in Idanre. Igboore Standard school Idanre

 

Other Attractions

Idanre hills resort has a lot of other attractions. They have lodges available for people who would like to stay over. The lodges are actually wooden chalets which come in different sizes. They also have swimming pools, an outdoor entertainment area, a playground, indoor sports facility and hall. Interestingly we saw various camp tents around, so it’s safe to say their grounds are safe for camping. They also have various food and drink vendors.

 

They were having a picnic, which is a really great idea after climbing and I had to snap that cute girl

 

Campers

In conclusion

I utterly and absolutely loved this adventure. Would I consider visiting Idanre hills again? A big Yes. But the next time, I would prefer to go with a lot of people and after climbing, we would probably have a picnic, swim and camp (creepy) too.

The sign says Ekaabo To Idanre Hills, but since we were leaving, I’ll rather say Odaabo to Idanre Hills

I commend the government for maintaining it and giving us one more tourist attraction to be proud of. In my opinion, with just a little more care and a lot of marketing, it can become a UNESCO world heritage site

            ReferencesEdit

Oke Idanre (Idanre Hill) – UNESCO World Heritage Centre Retrieved 2009-03-03.http://www.ncfnigeria.org/careers/item/163-forest-elephant-alive-campaig

^ “Redeveloped Ikogosi Resort: Revolutionising revenue generation in Ekiti”Daily Independent, Nigerian Newspaper. Retrieved 1 March 2015.

^ “Ikogosi: Resort comes alive in Ekiti”The Punch – Nigeria’s Most Widely Read Newspaper. Retrieved 1 March 2015.

^ “Awesome Ikogosi Warm Springs Resort, Articles – THISDAY LIVE”thisdaylive.com. Retrieved 1 March 2015.

^ “Ikogosi warm spring: Nature’s gift to mankind”Vanguard News. Retrieved 1 March 2015.

^ The Reminiscence: Personal reflections and contributions by Rev. & Mrs. John S. McGee to the development of Baptist Mission Work in Western Nigeria (page 122); published by Sola Oresson & Associate; 10, Church Street, Pen Cinema; Agege, Lagos, Nigeria; authored by John David McGee, 2009

^ 1968 report from Doris McGee; The Reminiscence; pages 130-133.

^ The jReminiscence; page 57

^ The Reminiscence; pages, 152-53; 48-50; 57-59.

^ (Information source: I, John David McGee, am the older son of Rev. and Mrs. McGee; who grew up in Igede, and visited Ikogosi numerous times as a child; saw the camp area in 1960, before anything had been built; spent the summer at the camp there in 1964; and five weeks at the camp in 1972, after it had been completed.)

IZON BIBI WORLDWIDE

Names – Meanings

Abinla – Princess

Abiye – What I want or need/ my desire

Adenbofa – There is no one greater than her

Adibobouigbe/Adibo – Head turner/ Whoever takes a look at her hits the bush

Agake-ere – A woman’s character makes her a wife

Akpotutari – Let the people of the world love me

Akumoere – The only woman amongst women

Alaere – Queen/ A woman of substance

Alakere – Royalty makes a woman

Alali – Festival

Alayingi – Royal mother

Amafini-ere – A woman who opens up the glory of a town/ community

Anitorufa – None like her

Ayakpo – New life

Ayawari – New house

Bekeara – English woman

Beleuzi – First born

Beredugo – Judgement

Beriyai – Rejoice/ jubilate

Bibinidei – I have been accepted

Bibobra – Destiny

Biboye – Destiny

Biobele – Happiness/ joy

Birakumo – Don’t forget me

Bobolayefa – Nothing can be compared to my own

Bobomiegha – I didn’t do it on my own

Bodisere – A woman who likes to come into the world

Boma – Praise

Boyelayefa – Nothing like your own

Braibi Victory

Buboupakumo – Don’t grow alone

Dabota/Data – Father’s beloved/ Father’s wife / Daddy’s girl

Dedelolia – Morning Star

Deina – Peace

Dirimoebi – Black beauty/ African beauty

Diseiin – Peace, tranquillity

Disemi – God’s work / I like it

Diseye – Desired

Doubra – Desire

Douye – Desire

Ebeleakpo – Sweet life
Ebi – Good

Ebiakpo – Good life

Ebiarede – My eyes have seen good

Ebiarere – Good gain

Ebiasuode – I have come into goodness

Ebibani – Good water

Ebidein-ere – Best woman/ Most beautiful lady

Ebideseghabofa – There’s no one who doesn’t like good/ good things

Ebidisebofa – Everybody likes a good thing

Ebidomere – A woman who wants or likes good things

Ebidouere – A woman in search of good things
Ebiere A beautiful woman/ Good woman

Ebierediseghakimifa – Everyone loves/ craves for a good woman

Ebierelayefa – There’s nothing better than a good woman or wife

Ebieridei – I have seen good

Ebieya Yours is good

Ebikake Accept good things

Ebilamobofa – Most beautiful / There will be none more beautiful than you

Ebimeisegha – Doing good is not bad

Ebimie – Do good

Ebimini – It is well

Ebimoboere – Woman born with blessings/ A Woman who has brought good

Ebimotimi – Good stays with me

Ebipade – Goodness/good fortune has happened to me

Ebipatei – Goodness/ good fortune has happened to me

Ebisinkumor – Don’t praise beauty

Ebisuode – Good has come in

Ebitare – Love is good

Ebitari – Good love

Ebiwou – Good road/ path

Ebiye – A good thing

Ebiyopreye – It is well with you

Ebrakumo – Don’t forget me

Edubamo – Honour me

Egbesopiriye/ Sopririye
Egbesu’s – gift/ Divine gift

Egbesupiriala/ Supiriala
Egbesu – has given me wealth/ Divine wealth

Ekiyor – Wisdom

Elayokon – Take what reaches you

Emeleakpo – Good life

Emomoemi – Stay with me

Emomotimi – Stay with me

Enai – Mine

Endiseimokomor – Do not look down on who I am today

Enemo – Endurance

Eneyi – My own

Enibraye – Mine

Eniye – My child

Erebemoboyiama – Specifically sent to me

Erebi – The beauty of womanhood

Eredapa – Women household

Erefagha – My name is not lost

Erekpodesiemi – I love woman too

Eremiemi – My name shall live on

Eremina – Women household

Erewarifagha – A house with women shall live on

Eyerin-ama – Life

Eyoroki-ebidein-emi – Woman is the best

Faghafagha-ebi – Unending beauty

Fasingha – A name never dies

Fiberesima – Death is the end of everything

Fila – Blessing

Fimienye – What death has done

Funakpo – Book life

Funebi – Knowledge is good

Funere – Book woman

Funware A family full of knowledge

Furopanye – My own blood

Furopanyekirim – Your child is your child

Ibiere – Beautiful woman

Ibifuro – Fruitful womb

Ibigido – Good mother

Ibime – I am good

Ibimina – Good relative

Ibinabo – Came with good fortune

Ibiso – I am well

Ibumieghaye – Not my making

Ikaebinyo – I will be good too

Ineboloubelemere – The woman who makes my heart rejoice

Inekidou – Look for your own

Inemo/ Inemoweri – Endurance

Ineye – My own

Inibrakemi – Your destiny is in your hands

Iniebi – My good

Iniye – Mine

Iso – God’s will

Itohan – I don’t wish you bad

Itorufa – There is none like you (referring to God)

Izibekien – God’s gift

Kalaya – Little grandmother

Kariara – I prayed for her

Kariebi – The blessing we prayed for

Kemelayefa – Nothing can be compared to a human being

Korimodi – Head turner/ Branch to take a look

Leleru – Happiness/ joy

Lolia – Star

Luckere – Lucky woman

Makuere – Cute woman

Naden – I understand

Nengimote – Above all

Ngoebi – Money is good

Nimi – Knowledge

Ogbotubo – Child of the soil

Ogola – Judgement

Okoba-ere – Good woman

Okubo-ere – Money woman

Orubai-ere – Old-fashioned woman

Orubibisia – The Promise of the ancestral gods

Oyabrade – I have forgotten my sorrows

Oyeinkeperemo – God’s gift

Oyin-efiye – God’s time

Oyinagonoemi – God is in heaven

Oyinbodei – Our mother has returned

Oyinbra – God’s hands

Oyinbrakemi – It’s in the hands of God

Oyinenade – God has heard me

Oyinenetaena – May God hear my call

Oyinkarebi – The reward/ beauty of serving God

Oyinkenumuworimi – Only God knows

Oyinkuro – God’s power

Oyinmeide – God has done it

Oyinprebi – My gift from God

Oyinpreye – God’s gift

Oyintari – God’s love

Oyinteke – Beg God

Oyintokoni – Praise God

Pabura-ebiere – A beautiful woman/ An endowed woman

Paebi – Prosper

Pere-ere – Wealthy woman/ Queen

Pereasuodei – Wealth has come to me

Perede – Freed

Peremobo-ere – Woman that comes with riches

Pinaere – Light skinned woman

Powei – Happiness

Père – Wealthy

Pówéìla – Receive happiness

Seiakumokumo – Don’t take me in a bad way

Sobomabo – The one who praises heaven

Sodienye – Heavenly gift

Sotonye – Heaven’s will / purpose

Suoton – Just as planned

Suoyo – Gain

Takumeire – My pretty daughter or woman

Tamara – God

Tamara-enikarinate – God has answered my prayer

Tamarabrakemi – It’s in the hands of God

Tamaradenbofa – There is none greater than God

Tamaradenyefa – Nothing is greater than God

Tamaradoubra – God’s will/ The way God wants it

Tamaraefie – God’s time

Tamarakarena – God has heard my prayers

Tamarakarinate – God hears prayer

Tamarakru – God is strong

Tamaralayefa – Nothing is bigger than God

Tamaramiemini – God will do it

Tamaramieyeseigha – God never makes mistakes

Tamarapreye – God’s gift

Tamarataena – God has heard my prayers

Tamaratare – God’s love

Tamaratonye – God’s will

Tamarau diepriye – God’s gift

Tamarauemi – There is God

Tamarauifie – God’s time

Tamaraukarina – God answered my prayer

Tamarautonbra. – God’s will

Tamunoibi – God is good

Tare – Love

Tari – Love

Tariebi – The goodness of love

Tariebi – Love is good

Tariemi – There is love

Tariere – Beloved woman

Tarikebuna – Love is relationship

Tarila – Lovely

Tarilayefa – Nothing is like love

Tarimoboere – A woman who comes with love

Tariperedei – Love has been given to me

Tekena – Hear my plea

Timiere – Live to see

Timipamo-ere – She who will survive

Tobolayefa – Incomparable child

Tokoni – Praise

Toruagbei – Admirable

Woyengi-inetemona – God answer my prayers

Woyengidiepeye – God’s gift

Woyengiemi – God is alive

Woyengifie – God’s time

Woyengitonye – God’s will

Woyinbode – God has come

Yenimiere – Intelligent woman

Yinkeye – A mother is valuable/ great

Yinlayefa – Nothing can be compared to a mother

Yinlayefagha – Mother is supreme

Yoriyori – Sparkling/ shiny/ clean/ adorable thing

Yoroakpo – A Woman’s life

Ziniebimiete – God has done another good/ great thing

Ziola – The last born

Zuo – Protection

Pronouns.

Á(mini).  3rd person singular feminine.= ‘she’

À(mini). 3rd person plural. =’They

Ò(mini). 3rd person singular masculine.= ‘he’

Ániye/áriye. 3rd person possessive singular pronoun = ‘hers’

Àniye/àriye. 3rd person possessive plural pronoun =theirs

Ówoye. 1st person possessive plural pronoun= ours

Òwoye. 1st person singular possessive pronoun= his

Èniye. 1st person possessive singular pronoun.=mine

Éniye. 2nd person possessive singular pronoun =yours

È(mini). 2nd person pronoun= you

ẹ(mini)/ᴉ(mini). 1st person singular pronoun. = me/I

If I remember any more I will add.

IZON BIBI WORLDWIDE.
MORNING GREETINGS

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Alua
Ibosa
Mbana
Doo
Odoo
Adoo
Baitei
Koitei
Kousintei
Bala kule mo
seride,
baide

IZON BIBI WORLDWIDE CONDENM THE KILLING IN BRASS LGA BAYELSA STATE.

Haaaaa Izon! Izon Keme mie!.

FROM THE OFFICE  P.

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R. O IZON BIBI WORLD WIDE

COALITION FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE  CONDEM THE KILLING IN BRASS LGA OF BAYELSA STATE.

20/08/2018

The group has decried the rising wave of killings in brass LGA of Bayelsa State in recent times, urging the security agencies to map out strategies to stop this ugly incident

The Izon Bibi Worldwide is also charging security agencies to do everything possible to unmask the killers of the two youths and several injured members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and People Democratic Party (PDP).

The Izon Bibi Worldwide condemned what it  expressed disappointment that the traditional institution seem as in capacitated like the other security agencies, which ordinarily ought to have brought the gruesomeness of the terrifying situation to a stop.

It is the view of all the Izon Youths, community leaders Comr. JOHNNY M ISAAC  who is the P R O of Izon Bibi Worldwide. To the Izon Leaders and  Youth Leaders and also to the law makers IYC worldwide, said  the killers are human beings who are supposed to be traceable. They are not spirits, hence all efforts should be made by all who are supposed to do the needful. Also calling the youths of Brass LGA and Bayelsans to support Security agencies by reliable informations that will lead to the arrest of killers.

We seize this opportunity to commiserate with the families on those murdered in cold blood. May Their Soul Rest in Peace.

COMR. JOHNNY M ISAAC  THE CHIEF P.R.O IZON BIBI WORLDWIDE.