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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 Ukwuani town in Ukwuani Local Government Area (LGA), Delta State, Nigeria. The Okpala-uku 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 the Ukwuani speaking language, obi means "the heart; the center; the point; the main", while aruku means "The name of the trees that was found in the area, these trees are big and have canopy shades which make it comfortable for morka to settle under these trees". "a great work", or "a great event or happening".

Population[edit]

The population of Obiaruki 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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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:11:15 -0800

Strange substances capable of incapacitating unsuspecting personsacross various communities in Delta State, are currently causing panic in Kwale, Uzzere, Asaba and Obiaruku Communities in Delta state. Reports said some persons, presently victims of the ...

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Leadership Newspapers
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:18:45 -0800

Briefing Journalists in Asaba at the weekend, the police commissioner in the state, Alkali Baba Usman, said that under the week in review, the police recovered 17 snatched vehicles, disclosing that operatives of the crime patrol team from Obiaruku ...
 
Nigerian Tribune
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:02:40 -0800

The governor also inaugurated the 42.6-kilometre Iselegu/Utagba-Uno/Obiaruku and the 18.4-kilometre Ugiliama/Eweshi/Ogume/Abbi roads all in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of the state. The governor said the Iselu-Okaigben-Idungboko road was ...
 
Vanguard
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:03:45 -0800

Presenting the vehicles to the elated beneficiaries at his country home, Obiaruku, Delta State, Okolugbo who described the gesture as the beginning of his administration's reward to PDP loyalists in his constituency said he was appreciating them for ...
 
Leadership Newspapers
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 03:14:11 -0800

Speaking further, ASP Roland said that the suspects were currently helping the police at the state CID, disclosing that the six suspected Indian hemp sellers were arrested in Obiaruku and kwale by the police detectives, adding that upon interrogation ...
 
Nigerian Tribune
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:07:12 -0800

While soldiers of the Nigerian Army are still combing the woods of Kokori to smoke out suspectedarms-bearing miscreants who were loyal to arrested kidnap kingpin, Mr Kelvin Oniarah, men of the Nigeria Police, Delta State Police Command, were ...
 
AllAfrica.com
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 18:07:30 -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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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:56:15 -0700

The police command spokeswoman, Mrs Celestina Kalu, a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) who disclosed this in a statement, said that middle-aged Mrs Roseline Okolie was abducted from her home at Obiaruku, a neighboring town of Abraka at about ...
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