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Brief history of Warri
« on: September 27, 2016, 10:30:22 PM »
BRIEF HISTORY OF WARRI

 

Warri was once a provincial capital to British rule. The Lagos and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria was formally united as Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria on 28 February 1906 and Walter Egerton was appointed as the Governor of new Colony and Protectorate of Southern Nigeria, holding office until 1912.

 In the new Southern Nigeria, the old Lagos Colony became the Western Province, and the former Southern Nigerian Protectorate was split into a Central Province with capital at Warri and an Eastern Province with capital at Calabar.

Warri sits on the bank of River Warri which joined River Forcados and River Escravos through Jone Creek in the lower Niger Delta Region. The city has a modern seaport which serves as the cargo transit point between the Niger River and the Atlantic Ocean for import and export.


The city's history dates back to the 15th century, when it was visited by Portuguese missionaries. Subsequently it served as the base for Portuguese and Dutch slave traders. Warri became a more important port city during the late 19th century, when it became a centre for the palm oil trade and other major items such as rubber, palm products, cocoa, groundnuts, hides, and skins.

Warri was then established as a provincial headquarters by the British in the early 20th century. There have been a tremendous growth in the population; it has grown from being a rural area to an urban area.

 The Warri Kingdom is a traditional state with the Olu (king) of Warri as the paramount ruler of the Kingdom. The current Olu of Warri is His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, The Olu of Warri who was crowned on 12 December 2015 at Ode-Itsekiri (Big Warri), the ancestral home of Itsekiri nation.

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Re: Brief history of Warri
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 10:31:59 PM »
Warri is regarded as a modern metropolitan area with expanded infrastructural development in other local government areas such as Uvwie, Udu, and Okpe in recent years, with various road networks linking these places into one. Each of these areas has its own administrative structure.

 


Warri City is residence to four monarchs namely the Olu of Warri (Itsekiri), Orosuen (Ovie) of the Okere-Warri Kingdom (Urhobo), the Ovie of Agbarha-Warri Kingdom (Urhobo) and the Pere of Ogbe Ijaw (Ijaw).

The major people in Warri comprise the Urhobos, Ijaws and Itsekiris. However, due to its urban status, there is a large influx of people from all over the country, most notably the Igbos.

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 10:33:17 PM »
There is the Warri Refinery and Petrochemicals located at Ekpan, Ubeji and Ifie-Kporo were majority of international and local oil companies operating in Nigeria having their operational offices close by. One of the nation's major sea ports is sited within Ugbuwangue, Warri. Delta Steel Company located at Aladja and Otorogu Gas Plants at Otor-Udu, Warri.

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Tourist Attraction centres in Warri
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2016, 10:34:48 PM »
Tourist Attraction centres in Warri
 

There are investment opportunities in the tourism sector within Warri and in nearby towns. Abraka is just one of these towns, a favourite destination for domestic and international tourists. It is just 30 minutes away from Warri by car. The Abraka beach is famous for its natural flowing spring water, and has sports and recreational facilities for outdoor activities like canoeing, fishing, swimming, barbecue, and picnicking. Hotels abound in the city of Warri. Of note is the Wellington Hotels and Suites in Effurun which is easily accessible at the East-West Road, Golden Tulip Hotels which houses Silverbird Cinemas, among others.

There are various tourist sites to visit while in Warri:[7]

Abraka Golf Course
Nana Living History Museum
Red Mangrove swamp
Warri Township Stadium
Delta Shopping Mall (Shoprite)

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Educational Institutions in Warri
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2016, 10:37:10 PM »
Educational Institutions in Warri

There are various institutions of higher learning sited within the Warri Metropolis
 

Federal University of Petroleum Resource Effurun (FUPRE) at Effurun,
Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) at Effurun
College of Education Warri
The Delta State Nursing School Warri .
Eagle Heights University, Omadino, Warri

Secondary schools are also in numbers in the city of Warri. Some of these include:

Delta Careers College
Federal Government College
College of Education Demonstration School
Hussey College, Warri
Nana College, Warri
Dom Domingos College, Warri
Dore Numa, Warri
Uwangue College, Warri
Yowunren College, Warri
Urhobo College, Effurun
Classical International Schools
Ugborikoko Secondary School
Army Day Secondary School*

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