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STECHITE GIST Media will be talking about Queen Zainab Abiola, the Akasoba of the Kalabari Kingdom in Rivers State and the founder of the Akasooba Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ACPCR) in this article.


Professor Zainab Duke Abiola is the wife of the late MKO Abiola, who was recently arrested on charges of assault on female Inspector, Teju Moses.

Rebecca Enechido, one of her housemaids, was also detained; another male housemaid, however, is still at large, Stechitegist Media gathered.

It was alleged that Zainab, who is friendly with the wife of Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba, said that she would face no repercussions for her actions.

Force spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi released a statement on Thursday saying the politician’s wife had been arrested.


Adejobi continued by saying that the Inspector-General of Police has ordered the removal of all Police officers assigned to the professor.

Professor Zainab Duke Abiola Biography and Origin

Zainab Duke-Abiola is often referenced as ‘The Akasoba of Kalabari’. She hails from Delta state.

The oil-producing states of Rivers and Bayelsa, Nigeria are home to the Kalabaris, who are part of the wider Ijaw community.

The Kalabaris, also known as the Awome, are known for their rich cultural traditions. A story like that can wait for another time. For the time being, let’s concentrate on their queen’s stunning good looks.


Please keep in mind that she is not the first Niger Delta queen before STECHITE GIST go any further. In 1450, after the death of her father, Amanyanabo (King) Edimini, Queen Kambasa of Bonny ascended to the kingdom.

The Ikuba House of Skulls was kept up by Queen Kambasa. Skulls of defeated warriors were literally stuffed inside. She was a warrior queen with an outstanding army, and once her father died, she took the ivory tusk as a sign of power and forced the kingmakers to crown her.

Among the surviving spouses of the late MKO Abiola, she holds that distinction. At a news conference held in Lagos on May 25, 1999, she advocated for Abiola to be honored posthumously. In fact, she penned a letter to President Jonathan when he renamed UNILAG as Moshood Abiola University of Lagos (MAULAG). Among the contents of her letter were the following:

President Goodluck Ebelen-waneya Jonathan GCFR, “I wish to personally thank my dear brother, President Goodluck Ebelen-waneya Jonathan GCFR, for the honor accorded my late husband Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, the winner of the 12 June 1993 Presidential Elections, the freest and fairest elections ever held in Africa, which was annulled by the military junta.”

The Queen has made some very divisive remarks. While living in Argentina in November 2012, she wrote that Barack Obama was a descendant of the Obama (Bakana) Kingdom in the state of Rivers.

She claimed in the report that she had campaigned for Obama, despite his supposed origin in Obama Kingdom far away in Kalabariland. But other experts say she was actually referring to the politics of Rivers State in her post.

Chief (Mrs.) Zainab Ibitein Duke Diete-Spiff was an earlier title for her (the Akasoba of Bakana).

Professor Zainab Duke Abiola Career

As a lawyer, political scientist, and traditionalist, Her Royal Highness Akasoba of Kalabari is well-versed in the law and politics. As the leader of the Akasoba Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Akasoba Duke-Abiola is committed to fostering a world free of violence and war (ACPCR).


At the UN General Assembly in New York in November 2013, the ACPCR presented Ban Ki-moon and South African President Jacob Zuma with the 2013 Global Peace Award. She has been using this vessel to constantly promote peace while remaining inaudible to the outside world.

There, she met with South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and advocated for her country’s need for a unified front in the fight against violence. President Kiir was informed by her that Africa’s stagnation is due to the lack of peace and unity. Her message in South Sudan was focused on:

We support any efforts that contribute to a peaceful Nigeria, Sudan, Africa, and world. That’s why we’re so harsh on the South Sudan government: the conditions for women and children there are just terrible.

She also wrote the name that became Bayelsa State, in case you were wondering. Take heed:

Some of us fought tooth and nail for the establishment of Bayelsa State. I’m responsible for the sociopolitical delineation of its local government areas, which is reflected in the term Bayelsa.

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At a meeting in ACPCR Centre, Kula, Ekulama, Rivers State in July 2013, she convened President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, former Head of State Yakubu Gowon, former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda, former UN Secretary-General Boutros-Boutros Ghali, and a number of Nigerian traditional rulers to discuss a resolution to the crisis in Rivers State and the maintenance of peace in Nigeria.

As of right now, she is also one of the most vocal advocates for establishing a Kalabari State. Also, she is always demanding that politicians prioritize the needs of the people.

Professor Zainab Duke Abiola Books

Queen Akasoba of Kalabari is well-known not only for her stunning ornate writings but also for the beautiful beads and royal accoutrements she wears.

MKO Abiola, His Loved wife, and the Real Story of June 12 is another of her works. Her works “Concupiscence” and “The Colour Black: A Philosophy of Life” are among her most famous works. Some of her books even include prefaces by famous authors like Elechi Amadi.

General Domkat Bali (ret.) of Nigeria’s former military leadership praised her, saying:

“The Queen of Akasoba has begun her unassuming ascent to literary greatness. Reading these verses has been a thrilling experience for me.

One of her most popular works is titled “The Revolutionary Potentials of the Nigerian Military.”


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