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The Ancestral Monarchy and Foundation of the Igbo people and culture


Obu-Gad Palace in Enugwu Aguleri is the seat of the Ancient 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.

it’s dynasty “Ezeora” 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 the ancient Iduu Eri Kingdom.

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.

His Majesty,


(Eze Di Gbo, Ezeora 34th & Eze Aka ji Ov Igbo)  

The Present Occupant of Eri Throne

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