KALIKULUKULU KALIKA, OGBORIGBO, OGBORIGBO, GBROGBROBO, BEREBARA SI, GBROGBROBO., Prebokonkuma kengema biobele bele bele ogborigbo.
With gratitude to God Almighty and the forebears, for a fulfilled life well spent in service to God and Humanity and particularly the KALABARI Nation, we the families of HIS MAJESTY KING AMACHREE 1, THE KING KARIBO Amachree III, AND KING KARIBOYE -ABBI AMACHREE IV, THE KING J.T. Princewill Amachree VII, THE CHIEF OMUBO AND CHIEF ELEBIKE GROUP OF HOUSES, THE CHIEF OGO TOM PRINCEWILL AND QUEEN ELEBA-BENE families all of Buguma, THE QUEEN INOMAMA, IYORUBIRI, AND KING IBULUYE-OSOIN families of ABISSA, The chief Awoye- Odum Barboy of Bakana, King Owukori Manuel of Abonnema, The Jiba, kesiba- kalaobuta and Kala-Akpana families of CHIEF AMABIBI DON-PEDRO compound of Abonnema and ABALAMA community, The IKATA families of CHIEF INI-IKEIRUOARI ORUWARI BRIGGS compound, the Jane Dappa and Oya families of Iyalla compound Bakana, the Ihu and opuoruba families of Wokoma compound and Oko families o cheetam west compound of Buguma, The AMAYANAPU OF ALL THE COMMUNITIES and All War-canoe houses OF KALABARI Nation, THE ENTIRE CHIEFS, ELDERS, SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE KALABARI Nation, the Egbejile family of Ajegbedudu in Itsekiri Delta State, the Isita Sokari of Chief ATUBOINOMA, the dodoba bene families of chief Dick compound of Obuama and the Ekpele families of Ifoko in Degema, Asaritoru and Akukutoru Local government Areas of Rivers State, announce the glorious exit of our great Monarch, Leader, uncle, brother, husband, father, grand and great grand father: HIS SERENE MAJESTY KING PROF. THEOPHILUS JACOB TOM PRINCEWILL, JP, CFR, AMACHREE XI, THE AMANYANABO AND NATURAL RULER OF THE KALABARI KINGDOM AND FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE RIVERS STATE TRADITIONAL RULERS COUNCIL. Whose demise occurred after a brief illness at a private hospital in Portharcourt on 20th December 2019 at the age of 90years.
WEDNESDAY 1st November 2023 4am: seven Canon shots to announce the commencement of the final burial programme
MONDAY 6th November 2023: INTERDENOMINATIONAL Christian Prayers and fasting programme at Town Square, Buguma
Monday 20th November 2023: The traditional Ekinesekiapu Cleanse Buguma community, and Igira gyrations begins
Saturday 25th November 2023 by 11am: Kalabari Nation Unity Lecture at King Amachree Memorial Hall Buguma by Prof.Wabinte Wariboko
4.00PM: Novelty Football Match between old students of KNC and KGHS Buguma at the KNC sports field Buguma
Sunday 26th November 2023: All churches in kalabari Nation centrally holds INTERDENOMINATIONAL candle night/Carol service at Abalama Community
MONDAY 27th November 2023 by 4am Seven Canon shots to begin the final burial week activities
5am: EGBELE-EREME and Native women singing groups sing round Buguma and all other kalabari communities
5am to 6pm: Various Igira gyration groups perform in all Kalabari Communities
4.00pm: Service of songs and Night of tributes at Obiwali Centre Portharcourt
Tuesday 28th November 2023: 5am Igira continues and hoisting of flags in all Kalabari Communities
8.00pm: Country Classics and Jazz bands perform at Town Square in Buguma
WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2023: 5AM: All communities War and ceremonial regatta boats assembly at Orupoku and OWUSARA in buguma for display and proceed to Portharcourt to receive the corpse of the late King
10am: Brief stop over for lying in state at the Rivers State Council of traditional rulers Chambers in Port Harcourt
11am: Body of the late Monarch leaves Port Harcourt to ELEM-KALABARI
5.00pm: Body of the late King arrives Buguma city with 7 CANON SHOTS to be received by the REGENT, king’s of all the communities, clergymen, chiefs,elders, The kalabari Ekinesekiapu, sons and daughters of the kalabari Nation and escorted to his paternal home and later to king Abbi and King Amachree Memorial Halls for lying in state.
THURSDAY 30th November 2023: Dignitaries pay last respect , commendation service and the KIRIKIRIMINE rites shall be performed
5.00pm Interment at the Royal Cemetery:
ALL CLUBS AND SOCIO- CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS IN KALABARI ARE INVITED TO PERFORM.
MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.
CHIEF DR CHARLES . I. T. NUMBERE PRINCEWILL, (REGENT, OF KALABARI KINGDOM)
HRH KING ATKINSON B.BIG-TOM TOM, AMAYANABO OF ABALAMA
HRH KING BARR DISREAL GBOBO BOBMANUEL, AMANYANABO OF ABONNEMA
HRH CHIEF OMIEYE ODUM BAYBOY Amanyanabo of Bakana
CHIEF DR. DAVID BRIGGS CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE BURIAL COMMITTEE
PROF. VICTOR OMUARU,SECRETARY OF THE BURIAL COMMITTEE
CHIEF PRINCE TONYE TJT PRINCEWILL, CHIEF MOURNER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BURIAL COMMITTEE FOR THE KALABARI NATION.