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Opobo is a city in Rivers State, southern Nigeria.

A key centre of the palm oil trade, Opobo was founded in 1867 by Jaja, an Igbo slave-boy who had risen to become a powerful Bonny merchant prince. Under Jaja, Opobo briefly dominated the region’s palm oil market, but was removed by the British in 1887 for blocking British access to Nigeria’s interior. After Jaja’s arrest and exile to Saint Vincent in the West Indies, Opobo rapidly declined in power. External linksHistory of Opobo

Coordinates: 4.57 N 7.58 E   This Nigeria location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

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Comments for opobo:you have 4 comments

siminialayi
why do you guys always forget the man that showed jaja opobo. i am talking about the man chief ubani from grand bonny.

27 Jul 2008
jide
good

06 Mar 2008
well
well

21 Jan 2007
me
hi

21 Jan 2007
18 Oct 2011 – start of travelblog

posted Friday March 2007

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