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Chieftaincy Titles

  • Ogieorumoa of Weppa Wanno – 1986
  • Araba of Osooroland – 1987
  • Osese of South Uneme – 1990
  • Gbobaniyi of Ilawe-Ekiti – 1994
  • Oganigwe Umu Orji Ako Nibo – 1999
  • Sardaunna of Kpaduma, Abuja – 2002
  • Ezomo of Weppa Wanno Land – 2003
  • Otunba Akorede of The Source, Ile-Ife – 2010

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Early Life

HIGH CHIEF RAYMOND ALEOGHO DOKPESI, a Marine Transport Engineer was born in Ibadan, Oyo State on the 25th of October 1951. He hails from Agenebode in Etsako East Local Government Area in Edo State, Nigeria.


He attended Ebenezer African Church School, Ibadan; Loyola College, Ibadan and Immaculate Conception College, Benin City. He worked briefly with the Nigerian Ports Authority as Marine Office Cadet in 1969 before proceeding to Poland for further studies between 1970 to 1977. He attended Wyxsa Szokta Morska Gdynia and University of Gdansk Sopot for his Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate Degrees.

He graduated with a first class Degree both with Distinction and was also the Best graduating student in Marine Transport Engineering in fifty years in the history of tertiary education in Poland.

Career Achievement

After graduation with such an exceptional academic performance, he was engaged as an Assistant Lecturer in Marine Transport Economics from 1975 to 1977 before returning to Nigeria on the invitation of the then Nigerian Head of State who was on State visit to Poland. Dokpesi was part of the Polish Government delegation that received the Nigerian Head of State and his delegation.
While schooling, he held the following positions: President, Nigerian Students Union Poland (1972-1975), President, African Students Union, Poland (1974/76), President, International Students Association, Poland (1974/76), President, Nigerian Students, Eastern Europe (1975/76).

He worked with the Federal Ministry of Transport as the Head of Water Transport Division on Secondment from Nigerian Ports, Plc (NTCC) between 1978-82. He was appointed the Chief of Staff to the Gongola State Government; a position that he held from October 1983 to December 1983.

In 1984, he joined some eminent Nigerians to establish the first indigenous shipping line and was the pioneer Managing Director from 1984 to 1988. In Feb 1989, he solely established his won shipping line – Baldok Shipping line and is the Executive Chairman till date. Executive Chairman – DAAR Investment & Holding Company Limited, Rimat Properties Limited and Founder/Chairman – DAAR Communications Plc.

Upon the deregulation of the broadcast sector in 1993, he amongst other Nigerians applied for broadcast licence which he was eventually granted in 1993. He pioneered Independent Broadcasting with the establishment of RayPower FM in Lagos in 1993. He also pioneered global satellite broadcasting with the establishment of Africa Independent Television (AIT) which debut transmission from Lagos in October 1999. To his credit also was the establishment of RayPower 2 FM which was in collaboration with the BBC World Service in 1999. The station metamorphosed into a fully indigenous FM station for Yoruba speaking South Western part of Nigeria with the call sign – Faaji FM in 2013.

High Chief Aleogho Dokpesi’s remarkable role in broadcasting in the Federal Republic of Nigeria apart from pioneering private radio and global satellite broadcasting, he also revolutionized the sector through the introduction of 24 hours transmission on both radio and television right from inception, introduction of cyber and chroma technology for television operations and digitalized audio and video signals on both radio and television. Through his efforts Africa Independent Television (AIT) became the first African broadcast station to transmit into the United States of America (USA) in 2003.


1. Optimal size of Tankers for Nigerian International Trade 1974
2. West African Shipping Range 1975
3. Technological Changes in Shipping and its impact on Ports 1976
4. Consultation Machinery in Shipping – The West African Experience 1978
5. International Multi-modal Transport System – Implication on Nigeria Economy 1980
6. Thoughts on Nigerian National Shipping Policy 1981
7. Fiscal and Financial Arrangements to Encourage Investment in Shipping in Nigeria 1984
8. Problems of Line Shipping Policy and the review of the United Nations Convention on a Code of Conduct Linear Conferences – Present Status and Prospects 1984
9. Security in Cargo Handling – The Nigerian Experience 1985
10. Bulk Fleet Development 1986
11. The Role of Seaports in the structural Adjustment Programme 1986
12. The Issue of a Shipping Agent in the Maritime Industry 1987
13. The Role of Shipping Agents in Maritime Industry 1987


We shall institutionalize regular interface with our elected political office holders at all levels.

- Raymond Dokpesi 2016 -

About Me

HIGH CHIEF RAYMOND ALEOGHO DOKPESI, a Marine Transport Engineer was born in Ibadan, Oyo State on the 25th of October 1951. He hails from Agenebode in Etsako East Local Government Area in Edo State, Nigeria.

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