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BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by Codedrock(m): 11:35pm On Jun 26, 2015


ABOUT

Bonny Island is situated at the southern edge of Rivers State in the Niger Delta of Nigeria near Port Harcourt. In the early 1990s the Federal Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with 3 international partners, Shell Gas BV., CLEAG Limited [ELF] and AGIP International BV. started the multi-billion dollar project Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (Nigeria LNG). Due to its strategic position, the island hosts various oil companies including Royal Dutch Shell, Mobil, Chevron, Agip, and Elf.
Port Harcourt is the closest city to Bonny Island. Ferries are the main form of transport to and from the island.
Public secondary schools on the island includes: Bonny National Grammar School, Government Girls Secondary School, Community Secondary School, Lucille Education Center, Kingdom Heritage with so many more very educative schools on the Island.

It's been said the city is the only city in Nigeria which has a 24hour electricity for quite a longtime and still continuing.

HISTORY

Somewhere at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean facing the Bight of Bonny sits the island of Bonny. This serene Niger Delta community has several historical and economic symbolisms for the Nigerian nation. It was the melting point of economic activities right from the 16th century. It serves as Christianity’s first port of call in West Africa. It is also home to so many illustrious sons and daughters of Nigeria. This significant constituent of the larger Ijaw ethnic nationality has her local dialect, Ibani spoken across her various communities. With a thriving traditional system and robust cultural heritage it stands out as one of the foremost local communities in Nigeria. Her traditional institution is headed by Edward William-Dappa Pepple who serves as natural ruler and Amanyanabo-in-Council and ably assisted by a Council of Chiefs headed by Reginald Abbey-Hart who is also chief and head of Captain Hart major house. Her political leadership currently rests on the shoulders of Nelson Ben Irimagha who bears the traditional title of Amasenibo.
The community is subdivided into two main segments – the mainland and the hinterland. The mainland is comprised of the Township, Sandfield, Iwoama, Orosikiri, Aganya, Ayambo, Akiama, Workers Camp, Finima and some outlying fishing settlements lying along the Bonny River’s coastline. The hinterland includes the villages that serve as home to indigenes of Bonny kingdom.

After the migration from Orupiri to Okoloama (Bonny town), the eldest of the group, Opuamakuba became the leader. When Opuamakuba became very old, the elders and priests persuaded him to hand over to Alagbariye who was then the high priest. When the Ibani left Orupiri, they brought with them to Okoloama, only a son of their national god, Kala Ikuba (Ikuba Junior). Opu-Ikuba.(Ikuba Senior) was left behind at Orupiri, Alagbariye served as high priest of Ikuba and succeeded Opuamakuba as ruler. Since there was no fresh water at Okoloama, the elders consulted oracles.
It was revealed by the oracles that water could be obtained only through the sacrifice of the king’s child. Accordingly, Alagbariye sacrificed his daughter, Osunju, to the fresh water deities and so secured good drinking water for the people.

Religion
The Ibani people are Christians. Majority of the inhabitants of the area converted to Christianity in the early 1800’s. The Christian faith in Bonny was introduced by King William Dappa Pepple, who while in England elected to become a Christian King so that God will grant him power and wisdom to rule his people. King William Dappa Pepple was Baptised by Reverend G. H. McGill and later confirmed by Dr. Tait, the Bishop of London. At the behest of king William Dappa Pepple the Church Missionary Society in London sent Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the first Black African Bishop, to Bonny in 1864 to establish the Gospel of our lord Jesus Christ in Bonny.
From Bonny Christianity spread to the neighboring communities of Tuwon and Nembe in 1868, Kalabari in 1878, Okrika in 1878, Andoni ,Ogoni, Ikwerre and the hinterlands of Eastern Nigeria. On January 24, 1889, Bonny Christians presented their beautiful church to Bishop Samuel Ajayi Crowther as his Cathedral. This he accepted and St. Stephen’s church in Bonny became the first Cathedral in Nigeria and the second Cathedral in West Africa. The Church was eventually dedicated by the Bishop on 27th February , 1889. Bishop Crowther’s throne which he hallowed on February 27, 1889, remains till this day at the Lady chapel in Stephen’s Cathedral Bonny.
On April 27, 1952 Bishop Dimieari from Bonny was enthroned as the inaugural Diocesan Bishop of the Niger Delta Diocese at the St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Bonny. Bonny continued to blaze the trail with Rev. Cannon T. T. Green who was ordained a Deacon on December 20th 1953 at the St. Stephen’s cathedral Bonny. He graduated with a Bachelors Degree in 1958 from St. John’s College, Dunelm, England , to become the first graduate pastor in the Niger Delta Diocese and in fact east of the River Niger in Nigeria.
Before the advent of Christianity the early settlers in Bonny were worshipers of indigenous religions, very little of that remains today as majority of the natives have converted to Christianity.
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT BONNY

CULTURE
Today, there are several cultural groups in Bonny, for instance the "Nwaotam" carnival display which is a renowned and colourful display among men and women, young and old of the bonny community. Other cultural groups are also known in the communities which perform at various times in the year usually during the Christmas period.



BONNY ISLAND AERIAL-VIEW PICTURES.





BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN BONNY

Bonny Nature Park
Bonny Nature Park, being developed by Nigeria LNG is becoming popular for eco-tourism. The park covers the rain forest, mangrove swamps and area of sandy soil with fresh water ponds and tall timbers between the swamp and beach. It harbours some creatures like the pygmy hippo and reptiles including crocodiles, monkeys and some different bird species.



Finima Nature Park is a remarkable achievement on Bonny Island. -. It is also a lovely place to go and visit and get a sense of what the Niger Delta was like before, everything. If you'd like to visit. -


A BEACH IN BONNY ISLAND






BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS/HOUSES




MORE INTERESTING PICTURES OF BONNY ISLAND: http://www.takemetonaija.com/2015/06/about-bonny-island-nigeria-beautiful.html

SOURCE: T.I.N MAGAZINE
www.takemetonaija.com

Cc: Obinoscopy

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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by thefakestan: 11:37pm On Jun 26, 2015
Take me there
I wanna go there

Take me to that place where







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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by Starships4u(m): 11:41pm On Jun 26, 2015
I sure would be in this land someday

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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by ORACLE1975(m): 11:48pm On Jun 26, 2015
bonny island here I come.

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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by t0bbY(m): 11:56pm On Jun 26, 2015
hoping to serve here, if not akwa ibom straight
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by chesterlee(m): 12:11am On Jun 27, 2015
Beautiful city

Ishilove come see oh!!!
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by mikigen(m): 12:25am On Jun 27, 2015
Beautiful place...that's how its also cash filled..you can't be broke when in bonny!

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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by missdebs(f): 12:26am On Jun 27, 2015
abeg who get pin mouth charger i wan go bonny

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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by adusco(m): 6:07am On Jun 27, 2015
missdebs:
abeg who get pin mouth charger i wan go bonny



we two here, let get talking, how u?

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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by Funfreak: 7:41am On Jun 27, 2015
mikigen:
Beautiful place...that's how its also cash filled..you can't be broke when in bonny!
Lol.. tru bonny boy


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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by kidaberry(f): 3:01pm On Jun 27, 2015
To all those who ask this is where kida berry resides

Bonny Island
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by Hysmady(m): 4:41pm On Jun 27, 2015
That area makes lotta sense
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by ddugeri(m): 4:41pm On Jun 27, 2015
Codedrock:


SOURCE: T.I.N MAGAZINE
www.takemetonaija.com

Cc: Obinoscopy
i wuld av been FTC bt i was busy washing d buriful pishures

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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by AnointedG(f): 4:41pm On Jun 27, 2015
hmmm... proudly Rivers... Ikwerre to b precise
on a lighter note, all I see is our oyel money at work on our host community... dasol (in NSCDC man's voice)

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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by eleko1: 4:42pm On Jun 27, 2015
cool. Sigh!thot nah bonny camp wey our Military dey for Lagos embarassed.I wan shout Eureka grin
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by UnknownT: 4:43pm On Jun 27, 2015
Pls, is Burutu as beautiful as Bonny(like we have seen from these pictures) since both are Island? Who knows?
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by Leetunechi: 4:44pm On Jun 27, 2015
Hh
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by mcdreeezy: 4:44pm On Jun 27, 2015
If only other places could be like or better than this... Naija sucks sha
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by Drdaps(m): 4:44pm On Jun 27, 2015
Beautiful indeed
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by Chiefpriest1(m): 4:45pm On Jun 27, 2015
For the rich only
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by NewsINigeria: 4:45pm On Jun 27, 2015
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by tempest69: 4:45pm On Jun 27, 2015
Beautiful
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by Dindondin(m): 4:45pm On Jun 27, 2015
tbt
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by Nicepoker(m): 4:46pm On Jun 27, 2015
Food not ment for SW and SE.
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by Niwdog(m): 4:46pm On Jun 27, 2015
undecided cool
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by adorablepepple(f): 4:46pm On Jun 27, 2015
I love Naija
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by xmich(m): 4:47pm On Jun 27, 2015
What a beautiful area to be
Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by Largeese(m): 4:48pm On Jun 27, 2015
Industrial city, but not much to say if it's beautiful as we are yet to see the interior parts
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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by Leez(m): 4:48pm On Jun 27, 2015
Codedrock:

SOURCE: T.I.N MAGAZINE www.takemetonaija.com
Cc: Obinoscopy
so love ph jooor South West take note lol

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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by richidinho(m): 4:48pm On Jun 27, 2015
I worked with Daewoo for 2yrs +
Before Yaradua stopped the construction of Train 7 in 2007

The only beautiful place in Bonny is the NLNG and the beach

But uninterrupted power supply 24/7 x 366days

High Cost of living

One hour speedboat drive from PH

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Re: BONNY ISLAND, Nigeria. A Beautiful City Many Don't Know Of.[history&pictures] by brixton: 4:48pm On Jun 27, 2015
I will visit in my next country stay

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