Aji-Town

Aji

In Oru, Aji is the oldest. The seat of all the political and developmental activities until recently. Aji the prime being among the children of ORU still commands the respect of all his younger siblings.

The following are the villages in Aji:

1. Abuga
2. Akwada
3. Amiri Aji
4. Ezi Aji
5. Ihite Aji
6. Ubaha Aji
7. Ubaha Eze
8. Ubahanneri
9. Umumeagwu  

This information was provided by Tony Ibenacho (Washington, DC Branch). To provide additional information about Aji, please use the comment form below.

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TOP COMMENT

I appreciate the author for his kind attempt to put Aji in the lime light. But seriously, I am not comfortable with the somewhat altered information provided here.

First of all, Aji is not the son of the said ORU. Oru is a generic name used to refer to people in riverine areas by Oguta people, though our present ORU was just an adopted name. Aji is the son of a man called OMA… The same man is also the father of Ibiasoegbe and some other communities like Eleh, etc. Hence we have Aji-Oma, Ibi-Oma, and Eleh-Oma as the actual names of these communities. Aji is not the first son.

Secondly, there is no village like IHITTE AJI. Ihitte-Aji is a sub-division of Aji, made up of some villages including Ubahampam, Amorie Aji, Umumeagwu, etc. Aji has three subdivisions known as EZI, IHITTE and OKIJA. EZI includes Eziaji, Ubahaji, etc. OKIJA includes Ubahanneri, etc.

Thirdly, the name AMIRI AJI is incorrect. Though people mispronounce it, the right spelling is AMORIE AJI.

Finally, the villages are meant to be arranged in chronological order and not alphabetically. I had to make these corrections because I am into research writing and I help people write research project reports on the history of their respective communities and I have come to learn that once the initial author of a related work provides wrong information, especially on the internet, that wrong information is passed to the next generation.

Please kindly reconsider getting the right information and rewriting this piece. God bless you.

NZERIBE VICTOR CHISOM
(From Umumeagwu Aji)
OWERRI, NIGERIA
July 28, 2017

18 Comments

  1. A.J.I,s please let us join our hand togerther to develop our city……AJI…my home no place like home heee boyyyy were are you now..? I dey china but how can i do this to make my home to be like others God i beg you to forgive us our debts as we forgive our deptors save ur choldren please God denever my city AJI and my country NIGERIA please i beg you GOD of ABRAHARM let your blessings reach your choldren that from in AJI i mean bless all aji peoples in jesus name i pray AMEN……….urs sincerely frm CHINONSO EZERIOHA ABUGA AJI I……….in imo state nigeria oru west NAIJA AFRICA hello to my big brother tony i thank you for ur  work i love it thank you……

  2. my beloved people of aji, let us come together and build our great community Aji, one love aji.

  3. My Dear CVivian, Your love for Aji community is expressed in your address “my beloved people of Aji”. Your wish that Aji be united in love has always been the wish of those who care very much about their community. However, you failed to make known to us where you are, so we can reach you when we need to. Thank you though for your love and patriotism.

    Tony Ibenacho
    Abuga Aji

  4. Let’s join together to build our great community Aji. Long live Aji, Great Imolite, One Nigeria.

  5. Ada, (Adaoru), Thanks for making us all aware that Aji is indeed a great community worthy of upliftment. Aji, as history has confirmed, is the first son of Oru and should indeed be the paradigm in ORU community. Your quest for unity and your desire to build our great community Aji is in order.

    Tony Ibenacho
    Abuga Aji 

  6. My brothers and sisters, I am indeed impressed the way you/we interact using this available medium. However, we should make out more time to really address the important issues affecting Oru as a community. Also let us look out for Oru Pledge soon to be published. Read it, memorize it and recite it. Make it a pledge of pride for your community.

    Tony Ibenacho (Dallas Texas USA)

  7. Nwanne m Chinonso, Thanks for expressing how you feel about the web. I am impressed. Wherever you are, jisie ike and remain focused so one day your wishes of making our Town(s) an admirable one will be fulfilled.

    Tony Ibenacho
    Abuga Aji

  8. Brothers and sisters am happy that our brother tony have done such a wonderful job. thanks so much tony. am also from Aji living in Germany. My name is Ifeanyichukwu Edison Amado from Ubahanneri Aji. It will be wonderful if we the Sons and daughters of The Great Aji meets in such a form and interacts on how to move our great Town Aji foward in progress.I mean we living abroad, how and where we can contribute toward the progress of Aji.

  9. @ Ifeanyi Edison,
    Dee Edison, I just read about you here. For so long you left us back then in Lagos. Contact me via skype franc.bunor Henry Ugo Amaukwu from Ubahanneri Aji.

  10. My brother Ifeanyi, I am so humbled that our children express their satisfaction and, in addition, willing to do more for our community. Thanks my brother for your love for Aji community. I read with passion your desire to have a forum for the progress. Please continue with this zeal and sooner or latter, avenues will be created for such noble gesture. Thank you and May God bless your intention.

    Tony Ibenacho
    Abuga Aji 

  11. Brother Emmanuel, You are indeed a man of few words, but you spoke a lot in two sentences. Aji is and will continue to be popular thanks to people like you who read and comment on what you read about Aji. You indeed like what you see and what you read about Aji. Thank you and may this burning love continue as we look forward to your further comments.

    Tony Ibenacho
    Abuga Aji 

  12. I appreciate the author for his kind attempt to put Aji in the lime light. But seriously, I am not comfortable with the somewhat altered information provided here.

    First of all, Aji is not the son of the said ORU. Oru is a generic name used to refer to people in riverine areas by Oguta people, though our present ORU was just an adopted name.
    Aji is the son of a man called OMA… The same man is also the father of Ibiasoegbe and some other communities like Eleh, etc. Hence we have Aji-Oma, Ibi-Oma, and Eleh-Oma as the actual names of these communities. Aji is not the first son.

    Secondly, there is no village like IHITTE AJI. Ihitte-Aji is a sub-division of Aji, made up of some villages including Ubahampam, Amorie Aji, Umumeagwu, etc.
    Aji has three subdivisions known as EZI, IHITTE and OKIJA. EZI includes Eziaji, Ubahaji, etc. OKIJA includes Ubahanneri, etc.

    Thirdly, the name AMIRI AJI is incorrect. Though people mispronounce it, the right spelling is AMORIE AJI.

    Finally, the villages are meant to be arranged in chronological order and not alphabetically.

    I had to make these corrections because I am into research writing and I help people write research project reports on the history of their respective communities and I have come to learn that once the initial author of a related work provides wrong information, especially on the internet, that wrong information is passed to the next generation.

    Please kindly reconsider getting the right information and rewriting this piece. God bless you.

    NZERIBE VICTOR CHISOM
    (From Umumeagwu Aji)
    OWERRI, NIGERIA

  13. This , indeed, was the reason for the website. Every History has versions based on who the author/narrator is. Ask someone from Nsukka about Nigeria/ Biafra war, I bet his version will definitely be different from Isikwuator, Orlu and Oguta versions. We authenticate our history with proven facts cum oral tradition. My brother, I applaud your effort. Good job.

  14. Good morning… Please I am from Ubahaeze Aji and I have a project to write titled “Cultural Activities in Aji 1970-2015”. I don’t even know where to start from. I am confused because the date is just too much…I need assistance please.

  15. My dear Blesyn, where are you writing from ? If you are in Aji, visit the oldest person who you believe will give you some of the information you need. Authenticate the history by not limiting your interview strategy to just one person. At least, start with that. In addition, conduct more research to add to what you have already. By the time you are through with it, you will really be ‘heading’ in the right direction. Just start from somewhere.

    Tony Ibenacho

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