Sign in
Download Opera News App

edward james roye

CULTURE

The Only Igbo Man To Have Ever Ruled A Foreign Country And How He Died

Everyone knows that it is not easy for one to contest for a political position in his or her community, and finally come out victorious. In order not to bore you with too much words, I am going to reveal to you, the only Igbo man in the history of the world to have ever ruled another country as president and the country that he actually ruled:

  3 months ago ago
The Only Igbo Man To Have Ever Ruled A Foreign Country And How He Died

POLITICS

Meet The First Igbo Lawyer Who Became President In Liberia (1870)

Edward James Roye was a pure descendent of the Ibo tribe (West Africa, Nigeria), born in Newark, Ohio, USA, on February 3, 1815. He was the first pure black person to become President of Liberia. He arrived as a new immigrant in 1846, one year before Independence was proclaimed.

  2 months ago ago
Meet The First Igbo Lawyer Who Became President In Liberia (1870)

POLITICS

Meet The Former President Of Liberia Who Is A Nigerian Of Igbo Descent

Edward James Roye. Roye was a Liberian politician who served as the 5th president of Liberia from 1870 to 1871. He was born on 3 February 1815 in Newark, USA. He migrated to Liberia at the age of 31 where he was into business before venturing into Liberian politics.

  4 months ago ago
Meet The Former President Of Liberia Who Is A Nigerian Of Igbo Descent

POLITICS

Meet the Igbo man who was the president of Liberia from 1870 to 1871

His name is Edward James Roye and he was the president of Liberia from 1870 to 1871 but was later overthrown. He is a descendant of the Igbo people of Nigeria and was born in the year 1815 in a place called Newark. Before he was the president of Liberia, he served as the 4th chief justice of the country from 1865 to 1868.

  4 months ago ago
Meet the Igbo man who was the president of Liberia from 1870 to 1871

POLITICS

Meet Igbo Man Who Was Liberia's Fifth President And Has His Picture On Their 5 dollar Note

Liberia's fifth president is a Nigerian known as Edward James Roye, he is also the first recorded igbo lawyer in history, his administration was short as he died under a mysterious circumstance. Roye father known as John Roye was an igbo slave in America who later gained freedom and became a merchant with huge wealth and land in several cities of America. Roye was born on February 3rd, 1815, in Newark, Ohio, he attended one of the best schools because his father was wealthy, subsequently he attended the University

  1 year ago ago
Meet Igbo Man Who Was Liberia's Fifth President And Has His Picture On Their 5 dollar Note

POLITICS

Meet The Igbo Man Who Served As President Of Liberia Before He Was Killed

Meet The Igbo Man Who Served As President Of Liberia Before He Was Killed We all know that for you to be able to contest for any position in a country, you have to be considered a citizen of that country. Edward James Roye was a Igbo man that migrated to Liberia and set up a business and over time registered to become a citizen. He delved into politics, became a representative and speaker in the Liberian house of representative and later became president of the country from 1870 but he was overthrown and killed

  1 year ago ago
Meet The Igbo Man Who Served As President Of Liberia Before He Was Killed

POLITICS

See The Igbo Man That Ruled Liberia as President

The Igbo People From The Eastern Part of Nigeria are known to be very smart industrious people and also known to be record breakers and very hardworking. It is unusual to think of an Igbo man Ruling another country but Edward James Roye has Done it in the past. An Igbo Man Named Edward James Roye Served as The Fifth President of Liberia starting from 1870 up till when he was overthrown in the year 1871 and subsequent Violent Death. Before he became President He served as the 4th Chief Justice of Liberia fr

  1 year ago ago
See The Igbo Man That Ruled Liberia as President

POLITICS

History: See First Wealthy Igbo Man To Become President of a Country

History will never forget Edward James Roye for his achievements, and a record he broke for the Igbo tribe. He was an Igbo lawyer who became the 5th President of Liberia with a pure African blood.  The lawyer was born in February 1815, he died in Monrovia in February 1872, at age 57. The cause of his death was described as a mysterious circumstance.  The Ohio born lawyer was accused of embezzlement while in office and was forcefully removed in the first coup that took place in the country.  According to history,

  1 year ago ago
History: See First Wealthy Igbo Man To Become President of a Country

POLITICS

Meet Edward James Roye The Igbo Man Who Became Liberian 5th President And 4th Chief Justice

In the history of African, the list of great men who have walked through the face of the earth can not be listed without the name of Igbo's great sons and daughters being mentioned. Nigeria as a whole has written their name with gold ink in the history of African. From the likes of Nnamdi Azikiwe to the Queen Amina of Zaria, including the great warlord Dim Chukwueka Odumegwu Ojukwu, but none is as much outstanding than Edward James Roye the fifth President of Liberia, and the first member of the Liberia True

  1 year ago ago
Meet Edward James Roye The Igbo Man Who Became Liberian 5th President And 4th Chief Justice

TRAVEL

18 Strange But True Historical Facts You May Not Have Come Across Before

Here are some striking facts you may not have come across: 1. There is a town in Jamaica called ABEOKUTA. It was founded by former slaves from present-day Ogun State who were brought to a plantation in that part of Jamaica. 2· The letter 'i' that Apple use (in their products iPhone, iPad, iMac, iPod) stands for "Interactive". 3· Edward James Roye, the fifth President of Liberia, was of Igbo(Nigeria) descent. 4· President Robert Mugabe was Africa’s oldest Head of State and the world’s second oldest He

  1 year ago ago
18 Strange But True Historical Facts You May Not Have Come Across Before

POLITICS

Profile of Edward Roye, First Ever Igbo Lawyer who Became Liberia President

Edward James Roye is a name every Nigerian should know due to his impact in the world scene even before the independence of the country. He was an Igbo man born in America on February 3, 1815. He was businessman who tapped almost every opportunity that came his way. He is the foremost recorded lawyer of Igbo descent. Roye moved to Liberia in 1846 with his family as an African-American through a program that encouraged people of African origin to move to the then American colony. In 1847, Liberia gained inde

  1 year ago ago
Profile of Edward Roye, First Ever Igbo Lawyer who Became Liberia President

POLITICS

Did you know there was an Igbo man who was the President of Liberia?

Did you know there was an Igbo man who was the president of Liberia. For years, the Igbos have been known to as highly successful people, they have made Nigeria proud in many ways, they are hard working, intelligent and industrious. Edward James Roye was an Igbo man who became the 5th president of Liberia. He was born 1815, February 3rd and died 1872 February 11. He served as the president in the year 1870 but was overthrown from power in 1871.  Even before he became the president, he served as the Chief Justice

  11 months ago ago
Did you know there was an Igbo man who was the President of Liberia?

ENTERTAINMENT

15 Facts I Bet You Never Knew

Some striking facts You May Not Have Come Across!!! 1. There is a town in Jamaica called ABEOKUTA. It was founded by former slaves from present-day Ogun State who were brought to a plantation in that part of Jamaica. 2· The letter 'i' that Apple use (in their products iPhone, iPad, iMac, iPod) stands for "Interactive". 3· Edward James Roye, the fifth president of Liberia, was of Igbo descent. 4· President Robert Mugabe is Africa’s oldest Head of State and the world’s second oldest Head of State. He w

  2 years ago ago
15 Facts I Bet You Never Knew

SOCIETY NEWS

Some Striking Facts You May Not Have Come Across. Number 9 & 16 Especially

Some striking facts You May Not Have Come Across!!! 1. There is a town in Jamaica called ABEOKUTA. It was founded by former slaves from present-day Ogun State who were brought to a plantation in that part of Jamaica. 2· The letter 'i' that Apple use (in their products iPhone, iPad, iMac, iPod) stands for "Interactive". 3· Edward James Roye, the fifth president of Liberia, was of Igbo descent. 4· President Robert Mugabe is Africa’s oldest Head of State and the world’s second oldest Head of State. He w

  2 years ago ago
Some Striking Facts You May Not Have Come Across. Number 9 & 16 Especially

SOCIETY NEWS

Some Striking fact you may have not come about

1. There is a town in Jamaica called ABEOKUTA. It was founded by former slaves from present-day Ogun State who were brought to a plantation in that part of Jamaica. 2· The letter 'i' that Apple use (in their products iPhone, iPad, iMac, iPod) stands for "Interactive". 3· Edward James Roye, the fifth president of Liberia, was of Igbo descent. 4· President Robert Mugabe is Africa’s oldest Head of State and the world’s second oldest Head of State. He was born in 1924. 5· The name"Nigeria" was coined by

  2 years ago ago
Some Striking fact you may have not come about

LIFESTYLE

17 facts that you obviously have not read about in any newspaper or factbook

Here are some facts that I believe you have never come across before and even never thought about them 1. There is a town in Jamaica called ABEOKUTA. It was founded by former slaves from present-day Ogun State who were brought to a plantation in that part of Jamaica. 2· The letter 'i' that Apple use (in their products iPhone, iPad, iMac, iPod) stands for "Interactive". 3· Edward James Roye, the fifth president of Liberia, was of Igbo descent. 4· President Robert Mugabe was Africa’s oldest Head of State

  1 year ago ago
17 facts that you obviously have not read about in any newspaper or factbook

TRAVEL

18 Weird Facts About Nigeria you did not Know

1. There is a town in Jamaica called ABEOKUTA. It was founded by former slaves from present-day Ogun State who were brought to a plantation in that part of Jamaica. 2· The letter 'i' that Apple use (in their products iPhone, iPad, iMac, iPod) stands for "Interactive". 3· Edward James Roye, the fifth President of Liberia, was of Igbo(Nigeria) descent. 4· President Robert Mugabe was Africa’s oldest Head of State and the world’s second oldest Head of State before his death. He was born in 1924. 5· The name,

  1 year ago ago
18 Weird Facts About Nigeria you did not Know

TRAVEL

Unbelievable facts about the world

*STRANGE BUT TRUE ARCHIVAL MATERIALS!!!* *Some Striking Facts You May Not Have Come Across:* 1. There is a town in Jamaica called ABEOKUTA. It was founded by former slaves from present-day Ogun State who were brought to a plantation in that part of Jamaica. 2· The letter 'i' that Apple use (in their products iPhone, iPad, iMac, iPod) stands for "Interactive". 3· Edward James Roye, the fifth President of Liberia, was of Igbo(Nigeria) descent. 4· President Robert Mugabe was Africa’s oldest Head of State

  1 year ago ago
Unbelievable facts about the world

TRAVEL

Nigerian Facts That Will Really Make You Become Proud Of Your Country

*STRANGE BUT TRUE ARCHIVAL MATERIALS!!!* *Some Striking Facts You May Not Have Come Across:* 1. There is a town in Jamaica called ABEOKUTA. It was founded by former slaves from present-day Ogun State who were brought to a plantation in that part of Jamaica. 2· The letter 'i' that Apple use (in their products iPhone, iPad, iMac, iPod) stands for "Interactive". 3· Edward James Roye, the fifth President of Liberia, was of Igbo(Nigeria) descent. 4· President Robert Mugabe was Africa’s oldest Head of State

  1 year ago ago
Nigerian Facts That Will Really Make You Become Proud Of Your Country