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Obiaruku
Obiaruku is located in Nigeria
Obiaruku
Obiaruku
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 is an Igbo town in Ukwuani Local Government Area (LGA), Delta State, Nigeria. The Okpala-Ukwu of Obiaruku is the oldest male in the town.[1]

In 2005, youths from Obiaruku and neighboring Abraka, in Ethiope East LGA, got into a fight at a funeral for an Obiaruku elder, leading to the razing of 37 houses.[1]

Etymology[edit]

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".

Population[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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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Wed, 20 May 2015 02:22:30 -0700

The group spokesman, Bishop Greatman Nmalagu, Bishop of God Worshippers Assembly Worldwide, who is also the National Presiding Bishop of Ecumenical Apostolic Church, Nigeria, revealed this to reporters shortly after their meeting at Obiaruku in the ...

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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 ...
 
AllAfrica.com
Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:40:07 -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.
 
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 03:05:36 -0700

In his sermon at the investiture service at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Obiaruku, the Bishop of Ndokwa, Rt. Rev. David Obiosa, read from the book of Proverbs 31:30-31 where he noted that the virtuous women are priceless and hard to find. He ...

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:00:00 -0700

“The project commences from Amukpe near Sapele and traverses Abraka, Obiaruku to terminate at the Benin-Asaba Expressway in Agbor in Delta. “Complete dualisation of this road will reduce current traveling time, cost of vehicle maintenance and increase ...
 
AllAfrica.com
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:44:54 -0800

While Marho uses his motorbike to get his supply from neighbouring Obiaruku, Tony gets his from Lagos, most times, using women as his couriers. "Police or NDLEA won't suspect any woman," Tony, 43, said. "They [security officials] don't search their ...

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The Guardian Nigeria
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:03:26 -0700

There are Igbo speaking peoples in Rivers State – the Ikwerre, the Etchie, the Andoni etc, and in Delta – the people from Asaba right through to the outskirts of Benin – through Isele Uku, Ogwashi Uku, Agbor, Boju Boju Owa, Obiaruku, Abraka, etc. We ...
 
AllAfrica.com
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:21:50 -0700

Resource persons during the programme were Eziechi, Dr. Etatsemi Onoriode, Principal Information Officer, Ukwuani local government araa., Ministry of Information Obiaruku office; Mrs. Edwina Okomoba, Head, Women in Agricultural Development ...
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