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Buguma City is a larger town in Rivers State, Nigeria. It is the headquarters of the Asari-Toru Local Government Area and base of the Kalabari Kingdom, a Nigerian traditional state. The town has an official Post Office and a big set of commercial fish ponds set up by the State Government. The Current Mayor, popularly addressed as Chairman, of the LGA, which Buguma City is the headquarters, is Chief Odiari Princewill. It is also home to the great King Amachree of the Kalabari kingdom. In 1983, Buguma was designated a city by the Government of Melford Okilo and that status subsists to date.The Official Gazette of Rivers State of Nigeria No. 16, published in Port Harcourt on the 25th of August 1983 referred to “Buguma City Council”; the only other City Council after Port Harcourt City Council.

Notable People

*G K J Amachree *Ibim Princewill *Hilda Dokubo *Taribo West *Tam David-West *(Prof) T.J.T. Princewill, the Amanyanabo of Kalabari Kingdom *Prince Tonye Princewill *J.T Tom-West *Ojukaye Flag Amachree *Lolo Ibieneye

References

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