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HRM Monday Obukohwo Arthur Whiskey(JP), Udurhie 1, Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State has not been removed, he remains Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom.


This was disclosed by Okakuro Onosia James Obriki, Avwebor R’Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom and Chairman, Publicity Committee of Idjerhe kingdom First Year Coronation Anniversary at the Palace of the King in Otorho Idjerhe, traditional headquarters of Idjerhe Kingdom, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, he said that the Kingdom has experienced tremendous development in the last one year of HRM Whiskey’s reign as Ovie of the Kingdom.

Okakuro Obriki congratulated HRM Whiskey on his coronation anniversary, saying, “on behalf of the good people of Idjerhe Kingdom, first, let me congratulate HRM King Obukohwo Monday Arthur Whiskey, Udurhie 1, Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom on his one year coronation anniversary on ascending the throne of his forefathers.”

Debunking the rumours making the rounds that the king has been removed due to a court ruling, Okakurho Obriki has this to say, “coming to the issues of people making careless statements about the court ruling on a motion of Thursday, October 14, 2021, I want to say that our king has not been removed as the Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom.”


He added, “the king is in his palace and has been receiving visitors and indigenes of the Kingdom trooping in and out of the palace. The Court ruling recently does not in any way stop the Coronation Anniversary celebration from taking place. Like I always say, the ship must sail and reach its destination without problems.
I want to assure the people of Idjerhe Kingdom and outside that there is no problem whatsoever with the kingship in Idjerhe Kingdom. Everything is in order. I thank you all for the confidence you have on our King.”

Okakuro Obriki further disclosed that within one year of the king sitting on the throne, he has fought against notable challenges among which are senseless acts of crime, cultism and cyber crimes, adding, “he has among other things re-positioned our great Kingdom to be known among oil producing communities in Nigeria.”

He spoke further, “the enthronement of our king as the traditional head of the kingdom has brought enormous blessings to all our people and a new sense of direction that is propelling the Kingdom to greater heights.”


Okakuro Obriki further added, ” I salute His Royal Majesty for his courageous and visionary leadership which has provided huge impetus for the sons, daughters and friends of Idjerhe Kingdom to continue doing their various legitimate businesses peacefully in our communities. Let me inform everyone that the preparations for the celebration of the coronation anniversary is in top gear.”

He listed the programme of events for the anniversary, ”
Friday, October 22, 2021, Carnival/procession and paying of homage by indigenes and non-indigenes to take place at Ovie’s Palace Otortor-Idjerhe.
Saturday, October 23, 2021 Installation of Chieftaincy titles on befitting indigenes and non-indigenes.
Sunday, October 24, 2021, will be thanksgiving service at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Otorho-Idjerhe, after which reception will be held at Idjerhe Grammar School playground at 10 am.



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Queen Josephine Diete-Spiff bags “Hero of Gender Advocacy Award”



The Twon Ibe Opuyingibo 1, of Twon Brass Kingdom,Her Majesty Queen Dame Josephine Aruoriwo Diete-Spiff Esq was honoured by the International Centre for the Research on African Women in Nation Building and Gender Studies (ICRAWINGS) as “HERO OF GENDER ADVOCACY” for selfless and incomparable contributions towards uplifting the living standard of Women and Girl Child in Bayelsa, Nigeria and Africa at large.

The event which was held in Abuja to commemorate the 16 days activism against sexual and gender based violence according to the organization (ICRAWINGS), which is under the authority of Standtall Africa Initiative (STAi).

The Award programme was Graced by His Majesty,King Alfred Pepepreye Diete-Spiff of Twon Brass Kingdom, important dignitaries from all works of life and captains of Industry.

Responding,the Awardee, Queen Josephine Diete-Spiff requested that everyone should join her to thank God for yet another feather added to her already crowded and adorned crown as she bags the Hero of Gender Advocacy Award from such a reputable and life impacting organization.

Dame Josephine Diete-Spiff,a Queen & Matriarch of Twon Brass Kingdom, Bayelsa State, Past Chairperson, Bayelsa State Traditional Rulers Wives Association (BSTWA), President, Royal Queens of the Niger Delta Initiative,

Patron, Advocate for Maternal and Child Health Award – National Council
Women Societies of Nigeria. (NCWS).


Woman of Excellence in Nigeria Award – Thisday Newspaper

Award of Honour to the growth of Entrepreneurship and HR
Development -AETMAN

Distinguished Service Award (DISA) as an Icon of
Transformation- International Centre for Population & Development
Activities (CIPA)

Most Respected Women Professionals in Nigeria, Virtuous
Amazon -The Guardian Newspaper


Gold Award for Selfless Service to Humanity -NEPAD
Bayelsa State

Golden Jubilee Nigerian Women Award for Leadership –
Radio Nigeria

Award of Honour as an Investor in Education – Celebrity Int.
Education Festival


Golden Advocate Award for an immense contribution towards
the progress of the Nigerian Child – African Children Emergency
Foundation (ACEF)

Award of Honour as the most outstanding Queen/Female
Humanitarian of 2018 – Ijaw Women of Substance Worldwide

Lifetime Achievement Award for Humanitarian Services –
Catholic Chaplaincy of the Nigeria Police Force: Our Lady of
Victory Chaplaincy.


Humanitarian Award for selfless Service– Rotary Foundation

Selfless Service Award 2012 by Gesi Publications, Bayelsa

Patron, Red Cross Society, Port Harcourt, Patron, Nigerian Girl Guide Association


Chairperson, Board of Trustees; Foundation for Children Orientation, President & Founder Lady Josephine Akporero Diete-Spiff Foundation for Widows, Physically Challenged, Orphans and the Aged.

Matron, Women Wing, Rivers State Chapter of HostCom,

Past Chairperson, NECA’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women, South-South, Nigeria.


Past National President, Ladies Golf Union of Nigeria and many more.

She has also been described because of her several endeavours as A Royal Mother, an Advocate, Humanitarian, Educationist,dogged supporter of Living Visions and Recipient of local and global awards.

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