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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 Okpalauku 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 alu uku, which is customarily called aruku for easy pronunciation, 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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Vanguard
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:03:45 -0700

Vanguard was informed that the kidnap gang broke into the residence of a lecturer at the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, Mr. Emmanuel Okolie, at Ebayadata quarters, Obiaruku and took away his wife, Roseline, aged 52 years, to unknown destination.
 
Nigerian Tribune
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:00:22 -0700

But hardly had the hoodlums made away with Roseline and the items when Okolie alerted operatives of Special Anti-Kidnapping Squad (SAKS), based at Obiaruku, that he had been robbed and wife abducted. Nigerian Tribune gathered that sequel to the ...
 
Leadership Newspapers
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 02:22:30 -0700

The police detectives in Abraka, Delta State, have rescued one Emmanuel Okolie, a lecturer with the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka and his wife, who were kidnapped by three armed men after breaking into their apartment at Ebayadata, Obiaruku, ...
 
THISDAY Live
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:52:30 -0700

At least, he had to take a temporal leave of his Lekki Phase 1-Lagos home to live in his Obiaruku village. He could have stayed in Warri where his office is but chose to stay in the village. His intention is that this decision will serve as a lesson ...

Daily Sun

Daily Sun
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:41:15 -0700

The police in Delta State yesterday said they are on the trail of a middle-aged man identified as Tomson, who allegedly murdered his 25-year-old girlfriend. Tomson allegedly snuffed life out of Augustina Edika in the early hours of last Sunday at ...
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