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Kingdom of Nri

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He held religious and political authority over the Kingdom of Nri.
The kingdom existed as a sphere of religious and political influence over a third of Igboland, and was administered by a priest-king called an Eze Nri.

Eze Nri Òbalíke

Òbalíke
The 15th recorded eze Nri, Òbalíke, was deposed by the British administration in favour of the "warrant chief" system, but the title continued to be held; the current eze Nri, Ènweleána II Obidiegwu Onyeso, was instated in 1988.
Eze Nri Òbalíke is the 15th recorded Eze Nri of the Kingdom of Nri in modern-day southeastern Nigeria.

Eze Nri Ènweleána II Obidiegwu Onyeso

Ènweleána II Obidiegwu Onyeso
The 15th recorded eze Nri, Òbalíke, was deposed by the British administration in favour of the "warrant chief" system, but the title continued to be held; the current eze Nri, Ènweleána II Obidiegwu Onyeso, was instated in 1988.
Eze Ènweleána II Obidiegwu Onyesoh is the 16th recorded, and currently ruling, Eze Nri of the Kingdom of Nri in modern-day southeastern Nigeria.

Eri (king)

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The Nri culture is believed to stretch back to at least the 13th century, with a traditional foundation by Eri dated 948.

Eze

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The 15th recorded eze Nri, Òbalíke, was deposed by the British administration in favour of the "warrant chief" system, but the title continued to be held; the current eze Nri, Ènweleána II Obidiegwu Onyeso, was instated in 1988.

Anambra River

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After this, he had to travel to Aguleri to obtain a lump of clay from the bottom of the Anambra River used to make the ritual pot (odudu) for the shrine to Nri Menri.

Nigeria

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Nri was ruled by the Eze Nri, and the city of Nri is considered to be the foundation of Igbo culture.