African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 389

Full Length Research Paper

Women in the development of Ibani (Opobo) kingdom: 1990 to 2000

  Jones M. Jaja
Institute of Foundation Studies, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, P. M. B. 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. 
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 April 2011
  •  Published: 30 June 2011



Advancement is one common goal of groups and nations. Its direct effect on society cannot be over-emphasized, hence the argument for the holistic contribution from every segment. In Opobo kingdom, a community described as disadvantaged, the low participation of women in the development and advancement of the kingdom is regarded as a bane militating against the complete advancement of the society. To ameliorate this, this paper examines the impediments and posits a change of attitude if the challenge of advancement is perceived as a collective effort of all stakeholders.


Key words: Advancement, impediments, Opobo kingdom, women participation in development.