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IDUU ERI KINGDOM

The Ancestral Monarchy and Foundation of the Igbo people and culture

21st August 1976 - Traditional Rites and Coronation of Eze Eri 34th (Eze Aka Ji Ofor Igbo)

2018 Olili Obibia Eri

The Paleo-Hebrew writing at the stone foot throne of Eri at Obu-Gad in Enugwu Aguleri.

BRIEF HISTORY

The Ancient Obu-Gad Palace in Enugwu Aguleri is the seat of the ancient Iduu Eri kingdom, which has held a theocratic or religious sway over all Igbo land and beyond. The Igbo are ancient in their origin and are known as “Ndigbo”.

His Majesty, Eze Chukwuemeka Eri, Ezeora 34th is a direct descendant of Eri and his Obu-Gad palace is the base of the Eri priestly sect. This priestly sect carried out the functions of the coronation of kings and purification ceremonies in Igbo land.

The Ezeora dynasty of Iduu Eri Kingdom is one of the oldest dynasty in Nigeria in which the kingdom has produced over thirty four kings of Aguleri, up to the 18th century, and has continued, in recent times, up to now, to produce the ruler of Enugwu Aguleri and head of Eri clan.

The Ezeora dynasty has remained powerful been the sacred holder of the Ovo Eri and as well occupying the throne of Eri at Obu-Gad. It is located in the present Anambra State.

The Ezu-Anambra River Basin, the cradle of Igbo civilization, witnessed the establishment of Iduu Eri kingdom from where waves of Igbo migrants fanned out to the North, South, East and West of Nigeria founding new settlements and linking up with their other related to kith and kin within and beyond.

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