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Agbarho is a town in Ughelli North Local Government area of Delta State, South South region of Nigeria.

Understand[edit]

The Urhobo are the main tribes living within this area. They have a ruler who leads the whole of Agbarbo community named "The Osuivie of Agbarho Kingdom". Agbarho is located near the city of Warri and it is also one of the kingdoms that make up the Urhobo Tribe.

Agbarho, which simply  means “Let’s grow together”, is the heartland of Urhoboland.

The Agbarho Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State is made up of two reciprocal but sometimes rival sub-clans which are; Awvredjan and Okparegbe sub-clans. The area comprises 16 towns and villages in total with the headquarters at Orho-Agbarho. The Awvredjan sub-clan consists of Orhokpokpo, Oguname, Ohrerhe, Uvwiama, Uvwiamuge, Oviri, Oghara, Okorophan and Okufuoma while the Okaregbe sub-clan consists of Ehwerhe, Ikweghwu, Ughwrughelli, Ophori, Ekrerhavwe, Okan and Okorehavwe.

The old city of Agbarho was big and prosperous by harmonizing  the various dialects of the present day Urhobo. The old city of Agbarho existed for many years and geographically stands more or less in the very centre of Urhobo land, an appropriate centre where east and west converge. This old city of Orho-Agbarho was later destroyed and deserted by internal strife, which made it to break up into its present many other towns of the present day Agbarho. However, this desolate estate was quite temporary because before 1900, Agbarho people started trickling necessarily and slowly back to their former compounds in the area.

Agbarho is one of the densely populated towns in Delta State, with an estimated population of 178,000 people. Agbarho is made up of communities such as the Oguname, Ophori, Oviri, Oghara of agbarho, Uvwiamuge, Ughrugheli, Uvwiama Ekrerhavwe, Ikwegwu Okrherhe, Orhokpokpor, Orho-Agbarho, and the Ehwerhe.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

By road, the town can be accessed through the east-west road, from the cities of Warri, Ovu and Orerokpe with the use of road transport companies. Prominent among the major transport companies that have their terminal in the area are:

  • Agofure Motors
  • GUO Transport company
  • ABC Transport company
  • Peace Mass Transit

By plane[edit]

  • 1 Osubi Airport (QRW IATA), Warri, Delta. Osubi airport is the closest to Agbarho. It is a regional airport in Warri.

By train[edit]

Agbarho Train Station; by train, Agbarho can be accessed through the railway close by that is connected to the Warri/Itakpe railway.

Get around[edit]

Map of Agbarho

The major means of getting around the town is by tricycles popularly known as Keke napep and motorcycles also known as Okada.

See[edit]

Visitors and travelers to Agbarho are sure to find some interesting places and fun sights to explore and enjoy in the town. Some of these places include:

  • the King's Palace along Market Road
  • Hallmark schools
  • Agbarho town hall

Also, there are interesting places to visit in the wider area close to the town. Some of these places include:

  • Warri Stadium
  • Word of Life Church and
  • Delta Mall
  • Hussey College
  • 1 Osuivie of Agbarho Palace, Agbor - Eku Rd, Agbarho, Warri. Palace of monarch of Agbarho the palace is serene and peaceful. The treasures of the people found in the palace, the kings where mighty warriors and their palace reflects it.

Do[edit]

There are some notable events and festival in Agbarho. They include:

  • Agbarho Ibi Festival; This festival is all about traditional dancing from different villages in Agbarho. It is a bi-annual festival held on the second week of November every two years. There are also some prominent events that are held in the area. They include:
  • Mid-Year Conference 1st & 2nd of October every year
  • Annual Conference 7th to 14th January every year

Buy[edit]

There are some popular local markets in Agbarho where a lot of stuffs, especially food stuffs can be purchased. They include:

  • Orho market
  • Okan market
  • Osah market
  • Ogherimo market
  • Okuokoko market
  • Efferun market
  • 1 Meat Butcher Market, Agbarho.

There are also notable supermarkets in the area. Some of them include:

  • 2 Orerokpe Smart Market, Oviri Eko Road. In-store shopping.
  • 3 Ometa Supermarket, Sapele-Warri Road, Amukpe, Mosogar, +234 818 353 6813.
  • 4 Udu Market, Ovwian. 8AM - 6PM.
  • 5 El-Vanna Super Market, 184B Jakpa Rd,, +234 803 537 9145. 7AM - 8PM. Grocery supermarket.

Eat[edit]

Local delicacies like owu, banga soup, egusi soup, and pepper soup.

  • 1 Patkaro's Kitchen, Osah Street Agbarho, +234 814 329 2322. 6:45AM - 9PM. Dine-in, takeaway, delivery.
  • 2 Mr Eatery, Fupre Hostel Area, Effurun, Ugbomrho, +234 906 446 0999. Tu W 6–11:30PM, Th noon–5PM, F-Su 6–11:30PM, M noon–5PM. Dine-in, takeaway.
  • 3 More Bites, TM Lewin, +234 813 156 3961. Daily 8AM - 9PM. Dine-in, takeaway, delivery.

Drink[edit]

Agbarho has a couple of drinking bars that sell local dry gin popularly known as Ogogoro. This gin is popular in the area and well consumed by the people.

Sleep[edit]

There are a good number of nice accommodation options available for visitors and travellers in Agbarho ranging from 2-star to 4-star hotels. Some of these accommodation options include:

  • 1 Omamus Hotel & Suites, Along Ughelhi - Patani Road, Agbarho.
  • 2 Optimum Hotel Agbarho, 7 Ezewu Street Opposite Government Hospital, Agbarho, +234 706 043 1182.
  • 3 Jovia Zain Hotel, Agbarho, Warri, +234 811 966 4685.
  • 4 Little Paradise Home & Suites, Along Ambassador Joel Bisina Road, Former Uti Street, Off PTI Road, Ugbolokposo, Effurun.
  • 5 Global Hotel and Suites, Plot 7 Okoh Street Okuokoko, Orerokpe.
  • Everridge Suites Hotel, No. 7 Jesugharen Street (behind NNPC Filling station after argbarho bridge), +234 8039915400, toll-free: +234 39915044, . Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Apartment hotel. The rooms are all en-suites, from one bedroom to two bedrooms. On-site bar, restaurant and lounge. Free WiFi. The rooms are designed with glazed tile flooring and POP ceiling. Each room has an en-suite bathroom, wardrobe, a flat-screen 43” TV with satellite channels, an air-conditioner, refrigerator, an intercom telephone, a reading table, complimentary table water and tea/coffee making facilities. Guests can also make use of the mini bar and electric room keys are used to access the rooms. It has a “SMART” Presidential Suite that has a smart curved 48” TV in the living room, 2 smart 43” TVs in the rooms and a kitchenette with a dining area.

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