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Obiaruku is located in Nigeria
Location in Nigeria
Coordinates: 5°51′N 6°09′E / 5.850°N 6.150°E / 5.850; 6.150
Country Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
State Delta State

Obiaruku town is the headquarter of Ukwuani Local Government Area (LGA), Delta State, Nigeria. It is one of the major homeland of the Ukwuani speaking(akashiada) people. The Okpala-Ukwu of Obiaruku is the oldest male in the town.[1]


In Ukwuani language, Obi means "the heart, the center, the point, the main", while Aruku is the local name of the trees found in the area. These trees are big and have canopy shades which made it comfortable for the founders of the area to settle under. Put together "ObiAruku" means "the settlement founded around the great tree" or a "great work" or a "great event".


The population of Obiaruku was 68,7310 in 2005, with 33090 males and 35620 females. The town has 16,205 households, and the population density of 168.

Obiaruku was founded by a man called Morka a native of Umuebu as a farm settlement.During time Morka located Obi - Aluku he never knew if there was other settlers in the other area.History recorded that when okuzu people came they cross River Ethiope and settled, when the whites came they change the name from Obi- aluku to Obiaruku.


  1. ^ Amaize, Emma (2005-05-28). "Story that touches the heart: Families rendered homeless as youths set villages ablaze". Online Nigeria (Devace Nigeria). Retrieved 2007-10-07. 

Coordinates: 5°51′N 6°09′E / 5.850°N 6.150°E / 5.850; 6.150

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DailyPost Nigeria
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:45:00 -0700

Crimestopperslogo Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have apprehended a 33-year-old Festus Okenedu over the murder of one Barrister Emmanuel Egwatu,36, who was killed by unknown persons along Eziokpor road Obiaruku while waiting for ...

Daily Times Nigeria

Daily Times Nigeria
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 16:26:15 -0700

“I was drafted to the 3MCO, the code name for 3rd Marine Commando, when Nigerian soldiers entered into the then Midwestern State, particularly the Ukwani-speaking town called Obiaruku in 1967. “One of the most illustrious sons of the town, his name was ...

DailyPost Nigeria

DailyPost Nigeria
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:48:45 -0700

gunmen3 A group of suspected thugs have shot one Emmanuel Egwuatu, a 36-year-old lawyer and snatched his Honda car with registration number, AKD 382 AA. The incident occurred in Eziokpor road, Obiaruku community in Delta State. DAILY POST ...

DailyPost Nigeria

DailyPost Nigeria
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:52:30 -0700

The Police in Delta State has shot dead a robbery suspect during a shootout with a gang of armed robbers along Umutu-Obiaruku road. Police spokesperson in the state, DSP Celestina Kalu said in a statement on Friday in Asaba that the suspect met his ...
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 17:08:13 -0700

Asaba – MEN of the Delta State Police Command have arrested four suspected members of a gang that killed a former Divisional Police Officer, DPO, at Obiaruku in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state, Mr. William Agbogoroma, in January this year.

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:48:20 -0700

... killing of some traders at Apo, otherwise known as the “Apo Six,” the invasion and killings in Ogoniland by mobile policemen and soldiers, the military invasions of Odi in Bayelsa State and Zaki Biam in Benue State, and the killings in Obiaruku ...

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)

The Guardian Nigeria (satire) (press release) (blog)
Mon, 08 Jun 2015 18:40:32 -0700

The General Overseer will visit Asaba, Ogwuashi-Uku, Agbor, Kwale, Ughelli, Bomadi, Sapele and Obiaruku where he is expected to hold spiritual programmes for the people. Nkemjika said that the visit was in fulfillment of the Divine commission, which ...

DailyPost Nigeria

DailyPost Nigeria
Wed, 20 May 2015 00:28:44 -0700

Bishop Greatman Nmalagu, Bishop of God Worshippers Assembly Worldwide and the National Presiding Bishop of Ecumenical Apostolic Church, Nigeria, spoke on behalf of the group to newsmen shortly after their meeting at Obiaruku in the Ukwuani Local ...

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