April 10, 2022 Comments are off Admin

Conferment of Chieftaincy titles on prominent sons

Yesterday was one of those significant days that enriches the Kalabari Sociocultural heritage and history, and adds lustrous value to our common existence as Rivers people. It wasn’t just about the conferment of Chieftaincy titles on our prominent sons; it is the unanimity, the total commitment to peace, popular acceptance and the apparent display of communal love. Together with the Amayanabo of Abonnema, HRM King (Barr.) Disrael Bob-Manuel (II), Ekineye Gbobo, Owukori IX, and the members of Abonnema Council of Chiefs of the great Kalabari Kingdom, we jointly carried out the traditional task of conferring Chieftaincy titles on our sons; Chief Richmond Iwo Danagogo, Chief Toby Ogbotubo Kalaotaji and Chief Ogaji Bob-Manuel. These installations are part of the healing process that is ongoing in Abonnema and I am deeply glad that we are making progress in rekindling our affinity and oneness as a people. May God Almighty continue to help us as we put people first in our considerations.
Sokari Benita Briggs, Everest David Ovi and 532 others


December 30, 2021 Comments are off Admin

Chief O. B. Lulu-Briggs Kalabari Cultural Day

I will never get tired of celebrating my father because I know for sure that he lives in our hearts. His marks are indelible and his great legacies, incontrovertible. My beloved father brought honor and respect to his family and we can’t thank him enough for his sacrifices.
He loved humanity and his community. It therefore makes sense to make his memorial ceremonies about the people. The Chief O. B. Lulu-Briggs Kalabari Cultural Day that we have started will always serve as an important avenue to advance community love, strengthen social harmony and inspire greatness by discovering talents and building capacities.
I am most grateful to everyone who one way or another contributed to the success of this maiden edition. We will ensure continuity and favorable modifications with time in line with basic social needs and dynamics.
Keep enjoying the best of the season. Happy new year in advance my dear people.
July 31, 2021 Comments are off Admin

Chieftaincy Installation of Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs-Live

Chieftaincy Installation of Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, Ebuye-Lulu (II), Iniikeiroari (VI) of Kalabari Kingdom, as the Paramount Head of Oruwari Briggs War Canoe House of Abonnema.

February 16, 2020 Comments are off Admin

legal bottlenecks that have kept our father and paramount head of the Oruwari Briggs War Canoe Houses, late High Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs unburied.

Yesterday, I had the honor of meeting my people; chiefs and elders of the Oruwari Briggs group of houses. And I briefed the family and the press about the state of things and the nature of the legal bottlenecks that have kept our father and paramount head of the Oruwari Briggs War Canoe Houses, late High Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs unburied.

We wanted the press to cover the meeting so that it will be known that we have followed the recent directives by the Inspector General of Police. We have taken no action after a discussion we had with the IG but the recent action of our stepmother is a direct contravention of the express instruction of the Inspector General of Police. We therefore intend to make a formal complain to the IG.

The state of affairs today is that the family still do not have the mortal remains of our dearly beloved father despite the recent intervention by the IG. We cannot bury simply because we do not have the mortal remains, and instead of following through with the instruction to withdraw all legal actions, more are still being filed by our stepmother. I have no action in Ghana on any matter apart from responses to actions instituted by her.

The entire family is clearly pained by this ugly situation of unnecessary delays. We are however unanimously committed to taking the right steps and making the right decisions until we find closure. I urge everyone; my family members, Kalabari people and all loved ones within and outside Rivers State to remain calm while we continue to follow all lawful lead and hope that it ends in praise.

I heartily felicitate with High Chief, Navy Captain (Rtd) A.B. Ajumogobia, who, in that meeting, was officially declared as the Acting Head of the Oruwari Briggs House, by the Oruwari Briggs Chiefs.

To God be the glory!

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January 18, 2020 Comments are off Admin

DLB in Rhythm 93.7 Port Harcourt

Today, I was a guest at the Rhythm 93.7 Port Harcourt, and featured in a Saturday live program known as Viewpoint. I chose to make myself available for that program for two main reasons:

1. To set the records straight on issues concerning the position of my father’s mortal remains, the real reasons why he remains unburied as against all the spins and lies in circulation by my stepmother and her cohorts.

2. To appeal to Rivers people; everyone who loves my father to prevail on his wife to release the Mortal Remains of my father, High Chief Dr. O. B. Lulu-Briggs (OON) to his family for a befitting burial.

Contrary to the opinion of being weak held by many who I understand feel very disgusted by this sacrilege and show of impudence by my stepmother, I am very strong and fully in charge of my emotions for the sake of keeping the legacies of my father and respecting every memory of him. I believe that my strength is made manifest in my utmost exercise of restraint at this trying time.

I hope that my stepmother, Seinye Lulu-Briggs will for once listen to the voice of reason and release our father, your friend, your loving High Chief O. B. Lulu-Briggs for the last honor

DLB IN 93.7 that he deserves.

God keep us!



February 3, 2019 Comments are off Admin

Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, today on Viewpointph, Rhythm 93.7FM

“One key way of reducing insecurity is by making certain you create jobs. It’s unfortunate that investors daily leave the shores of the State for the purpose of insecurity, which has disastrously affected the economy of the State. This defect is caused by the absence of jobs, the presence of hunger, poverty, and lack of basic infrastructure. But we are coming to change all that, as our priority will basically be hinged on creating jobs, by expanding the economy in a manner that it will accommodate diverse interests. When this is achieved, then insecurity will naturally be fizzled out, and there will be peace and abundance for all. All these are centered on ideas, ideas that will benefit the people, that is all that matters. And that is why, our administration will be known as “Mr Jobs”.

February 3, 2019 Comments are off Admin

Word Press Conference

I lack words to express how I much the joy I feel for the great day that came and ended with complete success. I am most grateful to the National leadership of my party, the Accord Party for the high profile representation which was led by the national chairman himself; Mr. Muhammad Nalado. I am encouraged by the great words of my state Chairman, Dr. Nnanna Onyekwere, and the strategic inputs of the entire party executives and various Directorates who were fundamental instruments to the successful outing. I thank my spiritual fathers, the Royal Highnesses; my most Distinguished Elder Statesmen, for their patience throughout the event. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Rivers women, Captains of Industry, Respected Political Leaders and Leaders of Civil Society Groups.

I hail the spirit of Nigerian students who appeared in various clusters: NANS, Izon Students, NURSS, NUIS, NUOS, NUES, Orashi Students, etc. My deepest gratitude goes to my special friends, the physically challenged who came out in their numbers and presented a paper with instructive details about the plight of the community of persons living with disabilities in Rivers State.

The press really made the day interesting and fruitful. Indeed, I appreciate the services of Channels TV, TVC News, NTA, WAZOBIA FM, Rhythm, Today Fm, Nigeria Info, and other stations that were represented. I say a big thank you to the Communication Directorate of my Campaign Organization, my Media Team and all Social Media influencers who were present and offered correspondent services. I pray God to bless you all.

Let me restate the call on all Rivers people to stand up and make their PVCs count. Let us put an end to the era of governments that maltreat its own people. Let us mould a prosperous future for Rivers State together.

The torch has to pass to a new generation of Rivers people whose common enemies are hunger, disease, illiteracy and tyranny. Let the year 2019 be a turning point.

Let one, reach one; Let one, tell one; let one, bring one and together we shall liberate Rivers State. So help us God.

88TH Birthday celebration of HIGH CHIEF O.B. LULU-BRIGGS.

A man who has touched the lives of so many and has forever etched his name into the books of history for all his magnanimity, goodwill and wonderful deeds of charity.

We use this rare privilege to say thank you to a man that is our father. He has been amazing in every way; and we also THANK GOD for keeping him. He is a great man! We love him! we love him!! and we shall continue to love him!!! In another 365 days and 365 days and several other 365 days, we shall continue to give thanks God for his life.


There’s also an amazing woman right next to our father. She is our mother, the very elegant, very beautiful Dr Mrs Seinye O.B Lulu-Briggs. You know when God created man, He knew that man was incomplete and then gave man woman. When God created our father, High Chief O.B Lulu-Briggs, He knew that he would be incomplete without our mother, Dr Mrs Seinye Lulu-Briggs. She is the rock that God gave us. We also say, thank you so much.

To God be the glory

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June 16, 2017 Comments are off Admin

The Quintessence of an Excellent Leader and Gentleman @ 53 -By David Diai

“The true worth of a man is in the way he treats people who are absolutely in need. If you care about people in need, you are actually making a contribution to the development of the nation. We need to give life back to the people; democracy is important in governance. We need to see how we can use the available resources for everybody; create opportunities for all and care, especially for those who are truly in need. The gap between the rich and the poor should be bridged. Those of us blessed with material resources need to share with others. We must strike a balance with our resources”.
-Chief (Barr) Dumo Lulu-Briggs

Chief (Barr.) Dumo Lulu Briggs is the quintessential leader and gentleman. He is the embodiment of cerebral articulation, the essence of unparalleled philanthropy, the epitome of intellection and breathtaking simplicity, the personification of undiluted humanness, the perfect example of leadership symbolism, the paragon of idealism, the soul of humanity, the heart of warrior, the perfect gentleman.
Indeed, some leaders are born, some achieve leadership, some have leadership thrust upon them, while only very few have all three embedded in them.
DLB is one of those very few good men; a true philanthropist, an accomplished businessman, a perfect gentleman, a man of valour, the bringer of rain.
In the gallery of great leaders and great men, he is without doubt, a rare masterpiece.

On June 13, 2017, Chief (Barr) Dumo Lulu-Briggs celebrated his 53rd birthday and to put the epochal celebration in proper perspective, he attained the midpoint of midlife at the exciting peak and the proper prime of his mercurial powers where, poised like the bronzed champion, glowing flamboyantly in the golden flame of his jubilee decade, prepares himself to capture and conquer arguably, the one ultimate laurel for which his superlative gifts and brilliance clamour to be manifestly celebrated with maximum political aplomb woven into the matrix of an intrepid homogeneous ubiquity.

Tall, elegant and handsome, dark and unblemished in the magisterial lithe and athleticism of folkloric Kings and heroes, soft-spoken, with clear, unfettered, excellent diction and oratory, his brilliant smile like sparkling sun radiating from crystal clear eyes and embellished by the clean-shaven glistening scalp (sometimes covered majestically with the traditional bowler hat) and the rich luxuriant growth of a well groomed beard transforming gloriously into a sagely spread of wizened grey brushes, Dumo Lulu-Briggs cuts the dapper, debonair figure and personality of the complete man he has truly metamorphosed into in the last Fifty Three years.

Down to earth and corporate-smart, from the various experiences of home-bred grooming, ivy league sojourns in first class institutions and the inspirational influence and unparalleled, unquantifiable tutelage from the grand master himself, High Chief (Dr.) Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs, OON, Iniikeiroari V of Kalabari, who is his father and Chairman/Chief Executive, Moni Pulo, an indigenous oil company, Dumo is an accomplished businessman, technocrat, politician and grassroots mobilizer on his own merit.

A man of immense mettle and a completely detribalized human being with a profound depth of character, whose humility, devoid of discrimination, embraces all and sundry, he soars like an eagle and exudes reverence and integrity. A pragmatic leader full of benevolence, he gives hope to the hopeless, Job to the jobless and welfare and succor to the poor and needy. To everyone who crosses his path, he is a light. He is a friend to the youths, a role model to the young, a helper to many and a visionary man bubbling with the ideals of entrenching a united, peaceful, harmonious vision for his community and the world. Honest, Transparent, Dependable, uncomplicated and full of wisdom, Chief Barr Dumo Lulu Briggs can change you effortlessly, with his word.

A distinguished corporate player, outstanding legal luminary and blue chip captain of Industry, Chief (Barr) Dumo Lulu Briggs has served as General Manager, Pioneer Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Moni Pulo Limited from 1995 to 2002. He has been the Managing Director of DLB Concerns Ltd., since 2002 and also as Vice Chairman of Platform Petroleum Limited. He was in Private Legal Practice from 1988 to 1994 and is a Member Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).
He received LLB (ABU) in 1985 and BL, LLM (London) in 1987 and presently sits atop the board of several companies. He has been chairman of the National Maritime Academy, Oron, Akwa Ibom State, as well as the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo State.

A frontline politician in Rivers State and at the national stage, Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs forayed into the political terrain in 1992, when he joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP). That same year, he emerged as a candidate for the House Of Representatives in Akuku Toru Federal Constituency, in Rivers State. Between 1986 and 1998, he was National Assistant Legal Adviser to the Grass Roots Democratic Party, GDP and in 2003 contested for the governorship of Rivers State against Dr. Peter Odili.

He also contested the 2015 Governorship elections under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, but in April 2017, he caused a major tremor on the political landscape of Rivers State, when he announced that he has left the PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC, a move seen by many political watchers and pundits as a critically strategic master-stroke in the calculations and permutations for the 2019 general elections.
Affirming his decision to quit the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and pitch tent with the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs, in a statement, he personally signed and released to the Press, made the following declaration:
‘Greetings Brothers, Today, April 9, I formally registered as a member of All Progressive Congress, at Ward 4, Akuku Toru LGA, Rivers State. I pray I am able to contribute immensely to the growth of the party in my Ward, LGA and State, and those efforts translate positively nationally. As a major stakeholder, I thank you for accepting. I pledge to always acknowledge your sweat and to keep your confidence.
God keep us.
Sincerely, Dumo Lulu-Briggs (2015 PDP Governorship Aspirant)’

To commemorate his 53rd birthday, Chief (Barr) Dumo Lulu-Briggs in his typical humanitarian and philanthropic fashion by visiting Township school in Port Harcourt where he shared some nostalgic memories with the pupils and teachers, felicitated with them, donated books and learning aids and also cut a wonderful birthday cake, specially prepared for the day. He equally visited the home for the elderly where he showered them with various goodies and received prayers, after which he retired for a quiet time at home with his Maker and later attend a grand but cozy evening birthday reception and entertainment for friends and associates to cap the eventful and historic day.

Chief (Barr.) Dumo Lulu-Briggs is married to his beautiful wife, Dawn and they are blessed with lovely children.
Happy Birthday great leader and noble gentleman.



Rivers State @ 50

Borrowing immensely from the teachings of Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, I state that constituting one of the largest voting blocks in, and contributing about 20% of the earnings of Nigeria, Rivers State has both a special claim on Nigeria and a particular responsibility to it. Consequently, it must be strong economically, cohesive socially, robust politically and engaged nationally. To that end, governments in Rivers State must follow an approach of “participation of all, development for all”. Such democratic outlook must be the creed that animates successive administrations and the elite in our dear Rivers State.

Administrations in Rivers State must launch initiatives to generate faster and more inclusive growth, aimed at realising tangibly better lives for every Rivers man, woman and child. This entails eliminating poverty within a democratic polity on a scale unparalleled in human history. We must do so even amid a sputtering national economy and very serious security challenges locally.
While working to improve the local economy and income per head, we must embark on major increases in capital expenditure on infrastructure that have large multiplier effects on private investment.

Rivers State has tremendous social strengths, including pluralism, enduring family values, a good work ethic and others mindedness which we must consciously tend. We should work seriously on several aspects of our civic culture. We should remember that policy and lifestyle choices are key to sustainable development. In that respect we should rebirth our great tradition of inclusiveness, hospitality, conservation and respect for our environment.

There is a worry about allowing events that constitute a strong threat to our sense of a common future as a people bound together by God. This has in turn created an immense sense of urgency and expectations from governments and the elite. Inevitably, some of these expectations run ahead of us. As we celebrate Rivers [email protected], we the elite and government must remain conscious of the trust that has been placed on us by the forsaken “We the people” and we resolutely work to redeem it.

We must, as we celebrate, remember that today is indeed Children’s Day. Our children are keen observers and have an almost unerring ability to discern dissonance between our words and our actions. We must know we have no greater responsibility than to educate and prepare our young people as an essential to the development of our great State’s character, vitality and dynamism.

No less than the succces of all Rivers people and a better future for Nigeria is at stake.

Good morning Rivers State @50 and Happy Children’s Day

~ Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs