The Announcement of Egi New Yam Festival, in commensuration of the date fixing the Paramount Ruler of the Erema Community HRH Eze Azubuike Georgewill JP, The Eze Ali Erema Ukwu, Paramount Ruler Ancient Kingdom in conjunction with Eze Amala and HRM King Prof. U A Nwokoma, Eze Ogba Ukwu III today in Erema Central playground (Anama Orji) announced the Egwu Ogba new yam festival to hold on the 12th August 2019. The Eze Ali Erema Ukwu as usual promised to host all Rivers State stakeholders at his palace come 12th August 2019
The Egi new-yam festival is a longtime practice of the Egi ancient kingdom to showcase her rich cultural heritage to promote unity , peace and cleansing without the involvement of human sacrifice.
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This New yam festival it’s known for showcasing of foods and farm produce, where visitors across visit to witness the historic event every August in every year.
The festival is marked by the cleaning fire called Njo-oje, Njo-otua which commonly translates the eradication of evil practices such as witchcraft, stealing, prostitution. Etc by the fire.
The Egi group comprises about seventeen communities with a history of natural resources. The Erema , Ogbogu , Akabuka , Obagi , Oboburu , Obite , Ede, Egita , Akabuta , Obiyebe, Obukegi, Obiozinini , Ohahi-elu , Itu , Ibewa, Communities etc is famous for the production of natural crude for oil and gas and ceramic wares
because of the vast deposit of natural clay
Ali-Egi in Ogbaland speak the Ogba language, a dialect of mixed Igbo language, consisting of the Egi and Igburu Sections.
The Egi’ speaks one dialect with no difference with each other, having a combine population of about 282,000 people. It is located in the central Orashi-Sombreiro plains of Rivers State, Nigeria. It is one of the major producers of the OIL that powers Nigeria’s economic development in recent decades. According to current oil company records, no local government in Nigeria produces as much crude oil and gas as the Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni (ONELGA) local government
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