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Sad Day as Bonny Monarch Bids Farewell to Late sister, Princess Kamba


It was a sad day for the people of Bonny Island in Rivers State, The mood of the day was sober as the legendary community joined her leader, the Amanyanabo and Natural Ruler of Bonny Kingdom, His Majesty, King Edward Asimini William Dappa Pepple III, CON, Perekule XI to bid farewell to his younger sister, late Princess Kamba William Dappa Pepple.

Princess Kamba, as she was fondly called, passed on to the great beyond on Saturday, October 24, 2020.


Among events lined up to honour her passing was parade by the women of Bonny Kingdom organized by the Bonny Women Forum (BWF) on Friday, December 4, 2020.

The funeral service was held at the St. Stephens Cathedral, Bonny,  on the morning of Saturday, December 5, 2020.


Special Dignitaries present  at the event included members of the State Executive Council, commissioners, political leaders.

Lawmakers in the Rivers State House of Assembly as well as members  of the federal legislative chambers. 


As a onetime Chairman of the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers, the bereaved Monarch was comforted by his colleagues in the council, Some captains of industry, such as Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG), the senior management staff, same as those of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPNU), Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), among other multinationals operating in Bonny Island.  


Orange magazine Sources close to the royal family hinted  that given the fondness and close bonding between the Bonny Monarch and his now late sibling, her passing was a huge emotional blow to him.

Orange magazine sources also  stressed that this is reinforced by the fact that the late Princess Kamba was a humane, compassionate and endearing personality during her earthly sojourn, ideals the King cherishes and exudes.   


Most of the dignitaries who granted interviews mentioned that; 

“Her philanthropy is well-known and yes, she was a good woman. She hardly could put up with people suffering around her, she was an epitome of compassion.”



In line with guidelines for the funeral, the Bonny Chiefs Council (BCC), which the king presides over, had earlier announced restrictions around the township area of Bonny Island, and also that residents, indigenes and non-natives, maintain decent dressing throughout the period of the funeral rites for the late Princess.

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Bibiyobra: Saturday, 5 December 2020 at 12/05/2020 11:48:00 pm
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