PROGRAMME OF ACTIVITIES IN HONOUR OF THE LATE MONARCH HSM KING PROF. T. J. T. PRINCEWILL JP, CFR, AMACHREE Xl, AMANYANABO AND NATURAL RULER OF THE KALABARI KINGDOM, IN RIVERS STATE FROM NOVEMBER 1ST –DECEMBER 25TH 2023.

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DATE/ACTIVITY
ACTION BY COMMITTEE

Wednesday 1st November 2023:
Spiritual/Culture

4:00 am: Seven Canon Shots as Formal Traditional Announcement of The commencement of Burial
Culture

8:00 am: Final (Oku) Emissaries to All Communities In Kalabari Kingdom and compounds of Buguma to announce the Burial Activities
Culture

Monday 6th November 2023:

6:00 am – 12:00 pm: Prayers/Fasting at various Kalabari Communities
Prayer

Wednesday 8th November 2023:

5:00 am-3:00 pm: Ekine Sekiapu Perform Town Cleansing at Buguma
Culture

Thursday 9th November 2023:

5:00 am: Egbele-Ereme sing round Buguma
Culture

Monday 13th November 2023:

4:00 am-8:00 am: Women Native Singing Groups sing round Buguma
Culture

Wednesday 15 -18 November 2023:

Ekine Sekiapu Annual night Ngbula display
Culture

Monday 20th November 2023:

King Abbi Polo Kick-Starts The Igira Sira activities
Culture

Tuesday 21st-25th November 2023:

All communities In Kalabari Kingdom/Compounds In Buguma begin the Igira Sira activities
Culture

Saturday 25th November 2023:

7:00 am – 10:00 am: Sanitation at Buguma and along the Emohua- Kalabari road
Sanitation/Council Chairman

4:00 pm Eklne Sekiapu perform the final cleansing rites from Elem-Kalabari to Buguma City
Culture/Security

I1:00 am: Kalabari Kingdom Unity lecture in King Amachree Memorial Hall, Buguma.
Media/Publicity

4:30 pm: Novelty Football Match in honour of the late Monarch between KNC Old Boys and KGHS Old Girls teams
Special Duties

Sunday 26th November 2023:

5:00 pm: All Churches in Kalabari land to centrally hold Interdenominational Carol Service at the King Amachree Square.
Prayer

Monday 27th November 2023:

4:00 am: Se-Erena Kurusu To Announce The Burial With Native Women Singing Groups Singing Round Buguma
Culture

All Communities and Compounds of Kalabari Decorate Their Communities/Compounds With Flags
Venue/Decoration

4:00 pm: Service Of Songs and Tributes At Christians Ecumenical Centre, Port Harcourt
Prayer/Entertainment/ Security

8:00 pm: All Churches Native Choirs Sing In Buguma At The Town Square
Prayer/Security

Tuesday November 28th 2023:

6:00 am Final Igira Sira
Culture

4:00 pm: Candle Procession Round Town By Choirs Of The Various Churches In Buguma
Prayer/Security

4:00 pm: Country Classics And Jazz Band Display At Buguma
Entertainment/Security

Wednesday 29th November 2023:

4:00 am: The 7 Canon Shots Announce The approach Of The Corpse
Culture

5:00 am: All Communities/War Canoe Houses Despatch Their War Boats And lavishly Decorated Alali (Festival) Boats With Masquerades To Port Harcourt To Escort The Corpse
Culture/Security

10:00 am: Body Of The Late Monarch And One Time Chairman Of The Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers Lies-In-State At The Council of Traditional Rulers’ Chambers
Culture/Security

12:00 pm: Igira Groups And Warrior-Like Dressed Groups Display To Escort The Corpse From UTC Junction To Abonnema Wharf Jetty In Diobu Port Harcourt
Culture/Security/Works

2:00 pm: Corpse Arrive Elem-Kalabari For Final Rites And move To Buguma City escorted By All War Canoes.
Culture/Security

4:00 pm: Body Of The Late Monarch King Prof. T. J. T. Princewill JP, CFR, Amachree Xl, Arrives Kalabari Owusara In Buguma And is Received By The Kings, Kalabari Chiefs, Kalabari Ekine Sekiapu, sons and daughters of Kalabari kingdom with pomp and pageantry
Culture/Security/Prayer

5.00pm: Body is escorted to (Chief Prince Ogo Tom Princewill) Compound and later to King Abbi Memorial Hall in Abbi Polo Buguma for Lying-In-State
Culture/Security

Thursday 30th November 2023:

I:00 am: Body of the late Monarch moves to the King Amachree Memorial Hall, Buguma, For final Lying- In -State for Traditional Wake-Keep
Culture/Security

10:00 am: Dignitaries from across the globe pay last respects
Protocol/Security

I:00 pm: Kirikiri Mine and interment
Culture/Ekine Seki apu

Saturday 2nd December 2023:

8:00 pm: The Country Classics and Jazz Band Display
Entertainment/Security

Monday 4th – 23rd December 2023:

Canon Shots and the Okuro Fari as well as various communities, clubs, compounds and the Ekine Sekiapu of Buguma and other communities will take turns to perform cultural and other activities display at designated compounds and centres in Buguma
Culture

Sunday 24th December 2023:

Thanksgiving Service at First Baptist Church, Buguma
Prayer

Monday 25th December 2023:

Buguma Community Thank God at the Town Square
Prayer

PS: Response in respect of a date for a Valedictory Session by the University of Port Harcourt is awaited.