Urhobo Historical Society

WARRI
LAND, OVERLORDS & LAND RIGHTS
(OMETAN Vs DORE NUMA)
FACT, FICTION & IMPERIALISM

By D. A. Obiomah

 Originally published in Warri by GKS Printers. Published in URHOBO WAADO by permission of Mr. D. A. Obiomah. 
© D. A. Obiomah 1987, 2002

 
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

DEDICATION

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

PREFACE

FOREWORD

PART ONE

INTRODUCTION

ADVENT OF THE BRITISH AND THE LEASES

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE OVERLORDSHIP OF OLU OF ITSEKIRI

WHO WAS CHIEF DORE NUMA?

THE LAWSUITS AND PRONOUNCEMENTS OF JUDGES:

OGEGEDE V DORE NUMA

PRIDE IN ANOMALIES

DORE COMPELLED TO LITIGATE

DORE’S REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY

OPPOSITION TO DORE

 OMETAN V DORE NUMA, FALSE ‘FACTS’

 LAND HOLDING IN WARRI
 
 

 PART TWO

CONSTRUING THE OVERLORDSHIP OF THE OLU - PRELUDE

THE SECOND COMING OF DORE NUMA

THE ITSEKIRI COMMUNAL LANDS TRUST

CONCLUSION
 

 APPENDIXES

 APPENDIX I
FIRST SKETCH PLANOF AREA OF LEASE B.7 1911

APPENDIX II
SECOND SURVEY PLAN OF AREA OF  LEASE B.7 1932

APPENDIX III
PETITION: GOVERNMENT POLICY ON APPOINTMENT

APPENDIX IV
PETITION: BENDEL STATE GOVERNMENT  & WARRI QUESTION

APPENDIX V
GOVERNOR’S REPLY TO PETITION

APPENDIX VI
OKERE & AGBARHA URHOBOS: JOINT PETITION (TO WHICH THERE WAS NO REPLY)
 


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