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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Odioko1(m): 12:02am On Mar 17, 2018
obaataaokpaewu:
The new palace is directly opposite my former parish.

My question for the Urhobos here: Among all the Urhobo kings: Ovie of Uvwie, Ovie of Ughelli, Oroseun of Okere Urhobo, Orodje of Okpe, King of Agbon clan etc, which of them is the most popular or should I say commands the most respect?
Frathermathy, Efewestern
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Nowenuse: 12:11am On Mar 17, 2018
fratermathy:
Ovie r'Uvwie, wo su ntor!

He is one of the most important kings in Urhoboland and he controls one of the largest kingdoms. Most of what we know as present day Warri is under his domain. His kingdom is also 100% urbanised, making Uvwie a center of Urhobo civilisation.

He is royalty personified! A true scion and advocate of Urhobo!

Umogu! Umogu! Wo sun tor, Wo rhie tor!

Happy 10th anniversary! Your reign has been peaceful and impactful.

Uvwie wadoo!


Lko
Opharhe
Onosprince
DBriteLitehouse
Scionofurhobo
Caringguy

@the bolded. There are some communities along Effurun-Sapele road before you get to the boundary between Uvwie and Okpe if you are going from Effurun R/about to Sapele ...Those communities are not urbanized... Are they not Uvwie communities?
Cc Efewestern
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by mathy001: 12:12am On Mar 17, 2018
clefstone:
I grew up in Uvwie but I'm surprised that the Uvwie and indeed the Urhobo people do not talk about their history to as far back as 200yrs ago. Since u r a proud Urhobo son, my question to u is, do the Urhobo people have a long history, why don't we have an urhobo kingdom(exception is Okpe kingdom) with up to 10 kings in their history

Many Urhobo clans never fancied monarchies. What was in vogue was gerontocracy or otherwise quipped as ekpako r'Urhobo oyin Ivie r'Urhobo (Urhobo elders are Urhobo Kings). We also had a few cases of plutocracy.

Taking care of a king was expensive and tasking and so the Urhobos of old were not interested in setting up kingdoms. They were satisfied with the wisdom of the elders in arbitration and administration.

It was in the colonial period that many of the so-called kingdoms were created due to the British policy of indirect rule. The British wanted a direct leader that they could use for their own good and so they mandated all the Urhobo polities to set up kingdoms. That is why some of these kingdoms are fairly new.

However, there are exceptions to the foregoing. Some historical monarchies, heriditary even, exist in Urhoboland. The Ughelli Kingdom can trace their heriditary monarchy to the very first king that reigned when they arrived their present location (and they have had more than 10 kings). Same goes for Okpe, Agbarha, Olomu, and others. Historians are yet to publish many works on the history of these kingdoms and that is why they seem not to have a long line of kings. But rest assured that if you look for them, you will find them. Urhobo kingship was never about subjugation or conquest as obtained in many other polities. It was primarily for arbitration, consultation and other ritualistic functions. The Ivie
never sought to increase their territories or wage wars. They were mainly charismatic figures who garnered respect.

Finally, stop making sweeping generalisations on monarchies in an ethnic group. You have to research thoroughly and consult the people before you assume anything. Some groups, probably due to early contacts with the Europeans, have documented kings but others did not have such luck but that is not to say kings did not exist in those polities. Luckily for us, many Urhobo scholars are researching into our past and many more findings will be made.

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by obaataaokpaewu: 12:15am On Mar 17, 2018
Nowenuse:


@the bolded. There are some communities along Effurun-Sapele road before you get to the boundary between Uvwie and Okpe if you are going from Effurun R/about to Sapele ...Those communities are not urbanized... Are they not Uvwie communities?
Cc Efewestern
Ohore community smiley Before Opuraja community if you are going to Sapele

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by mathy001: 12:16am On Mar 17, 2018
Nowenuse:


@the bolded. There are some communities along Effurun-Sapele road before you get to the boundary between Uvwie and Okpe if you are going from Effurun R/about to Sapele ...Those communities are not urbanized... Are they not Uvwie communities?
Cc Efewestern

They are not Uvwie communities. They are Okpe communities. Uvwie terminates at Effurun at the Effurun-Sapele Road axis. Any community you encountered after Uvwie would most likely be those in the Mereje dukedom of Okpe. The only area in Uvwie that used to be semi-urban was the Ugbomro axis but the federal university has changed that too. Uvwie is 100% urban.

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Nowenuse: 12:16am On Mar 17, 2018
Efewestern:


* Orodje of okpe ( Since okpe is the biggest kingdom in Urhoboland)

I thougt Ughelli is bigger than Okpe? Is Ughelli kingdom not Ughelli north and south combined?

Also, Ughelli seems to have a larger population than Okpe. Ughelli natives are extremely many.
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Nowenuse: 12:22am On Mar 17, 2018
mathy001:


They are not Uvwie communities. They are Okpe communities. Uvwie terminates at Effurun at the Effurun-Sapele Road axis. Any community you encountered after Uvwie would most likely be those in the Mereje dukedom of Okpe. The only area in Uvwie that used to be semi-urban was the Ugbomro axis but the federal university has changed that too. Uvwie is 100% urban.

Wow, Ok, thanks. I always thought they were Uvwie. They are so close to Uvwie.

Pls what about that famous army checkpoint close to effurun R/about? Is it under Okpe or Uvwie? Is that the exact boundary btw Uvwie and Okpe?
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by obaataaokpaewu: 12:24am On Mar 17, 2018
Nowenuse:


I thougt Ughelli is bigger than Okpe? Is Ughelli kingdom not Ughelli north and south combined?

Also, Ughelli seems to have a larger population than Okpe. Ughelli natives are extremely many.
Agbarha, Agbarha-otor and some other kingdoms are in Ughelli North LGA. Okpe kingdom extends upto Sapele

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by mathy001: 12:26am On Mar 17, 2018
obaataaokpaewu:
The new palace is directly opposite my former parish.

My question for the Urhobos here: Among all the Urhobo kings: Ovie of Uvwie, Ovie of Ughelli, Oroseun of Okere-Urhobo , Orodje of Okpe, King of Agbon clan etc, which of them is the most popular or should I say commands the most respect?
Frathermathy, Efewestern

Urhobo operates a policy of equal kingdoms no matter how large or how small the kingdom is. This is so practical such that the Ovie of Okparabe with a small kingdom is not inferior to the Orodje of Okpe with a large kingdom.

However, even though equality manifests in theory and praxis, the popularity of kingdoms and their sizes take center space. Kingdoms such as Okpe, Ughelli and Uvwie, are known for their large landmass and historical monarchies. These kingdoms are also urbanised. In truth, they can be said to be the most populous, with Okpe taking the lead and Uvwie being cognate. However, their Kings are not of more importance than other kings in Urhoboland.

In terms of size, Okpe is also the largest, covering 2 LGAs. Agbon comes next in size and Uvwie takes the 3rd position.

If I am to give my personal opinion on this, I'll say that the Orodje of Okpe and the Ovie of Uvwie, by virtue of the size of their kingdoms and their education/pre-kingship achievements, command more respect. The Ohworode of Olomu also commands respect as the oldest living Urhobo king!

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by obaataaokpaewu: 12:28am On Mar 17, 2018
mathy001:


They are not Uvwie communities. They are Okpe communities. Uvwie terminates at Effurun at the Effurun-Sapele Road axis. Any community you encountered after Uvwie would most likely be those in the Mereje dukedom of Okpe. The only area in Uvwie that used to be semi-urban was the Ugbomro axis but the federal university has changed that too. Uvwie is 100% urban.
But that place(Aziza junction, Ohore) Nowenuse is saying, there is a signpost of the Ovie's 10th anniversary mounted there. Will Okpe allow such to be mounted in their land?

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by mathy001: 12:28am On Mar 17, 2018
Nowenuse:


I thougt Ughelli is bigger than Okpe? Is Ughelli kingdom not Ughelli north and south combined?

Also, Ughelli seems to have a larger population than Okpe. Ughelli natives are extremely many.

Ughelli Kingdom is just a minute part of Ughelli North and South LGAs. More than 10 kingdoms inhabit the 2 LGAs. Okpe is the largest, followed by Agbon, and this is both in population and landmass.
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by mathy001: 12:30am On Mar 17, 2018
obaataaokpaewu:
But that place(Aziza junction, Ohore) Nowenuse is saying, there is a signpost of the Ovie's 10th anniversary mounted there. Will Okpe allow such to be mounted in their land?

Okpe and Uvwie are of the same ethnic group. There is no animosity between them. Signposts can be mounted anywhere and besides, that army checkpoint is considered neutral grounds.

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by mathy001: 12:32am On Mar 17, 2018
Nowenuse:


Wow, Ok, thanks. I always thought they were Uvwie. They are so close to Uvwie.

Pls what about that famous army checkpoint close to effurun R/about? Is it under Okpe or Uvwie? Is that the exact boundary btw Uvwie and Okpe?

That is more like a buffer zone. But there are Okpe villages in the interior of that area so it's more of Okpe than Uvwie. Infact, Okpe people claim that some of their communities are administratively grouped with Uvwie.
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Nowenuse: 12:37am On Mar 17, 2018
obaataaokpaewu:
Agbarha, Agbarha-otor and some other kingdoms are in Ughelli North LGA. Okpe kingdom extends upto Sapele
mathy001:


Ughelli Kingdom is just a minute part of Ughelli North and South LGAs. More than 10 kingdoms inhabit the 2 LGAs. Okpe is the largest, followed by Agbon, and this is both in population and landmass.

Wow, Ok, I never knew. I always thought all Ughelli people were under one kingdom. I only thought Ughievwen to be seperate. Now I know better.

I guess the size of Okpe might be the reason why some Okpes claim to be a distinct group.
In my secondary school in Warri. Some Okpe people claimed that they were not urhobos and I never understood why.

One last question, don't most Ughelli people speak the same dialects?
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Nowenuse: 12:43am On Mar 17, 2018
mathy001:


That is more like a buffer zone. But there are Okpe villages in the interior of that area so it's more of Okpe than Uvwie. Infact, Okpe people claim that some of their communities are administratively grouped with Uvwie.

Damn. That means Okpe is very huge. But how come with the very large Okpe population and landmass, yet most of them now seem to be switching to Ughelli urhobo dialect or general urhobo?

I had a very close friend in Uniben from Sapele and he told me this. I also ask other Okpe people this, it seems like it's mostly only the elderly people who speak the original okpe dialect, or not?
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Nowenuse: 12:48am On Mar 17, 2018
Efewestern:
Uvwie is one of the major kingdom in Urhoboland, It is bounded by Okpe Kingdom (Urhobo) in the North and Udu and Ughiẹvwen in the North-West, Agbarho kingdom in the North East, Agbarho-Ame in the East, Okere kingdom in the South and Itsekiri in the South West.

Uvwie Kingdom just like most Urhobo kingdoms in Warri, Udu, okpe etc is 100% urban and a centre of civilization for the Urhobo people.

The kingdom is home to Nigeria's major Companies and facilities, such as Federal University of Petroleum Resource Effurun (Best petroleum University in West Africa), Petroleum Training Institute Effurun (Best Petroleum institute in West Africa), Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (Warri Refinery).

Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso (JP), Abe 1, the Ovie of
Uvwie Kingdom last month celebrated his 10th year anniversary as the ovie of Uvwie, below are some photos from the event.



Umogu! Umogu!
Wo su tor!


Uvwie' wa boma ru'fe
Good bless Uvwie Kingdom
God bless Urhobo land
God bless Nigeria

Long live His Royal majesty!
May Uvwie land see greater progress and development in his continous reign as king.
Uvwie wado!

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by mathy001: 12:52am On Mar 17, 2018
Nowenuse:



Wow, Ok, I never knew. I always thought all Ughelli people were under one kingdom. I only thought Ughievwen to be seperate. Now I know better.

I guess the size of Okpe might be the reason why some Okpes claim to be a distinct group.
In my secondary school in Warri. Some Okpe people claimed that they were not urhobos and I never understood why.

One last question, don't most Ughelli people speak the same dialects?

Ughelli dialect is basically central Urhobo dialect. All Urhobos can understand it. However, those in Ughelli South speak various dialects that may or may not be understandable to some Urhobos from other clans.

Regarding Okpe, the truth is that many of them mistake the unintelligibility of their dialect to other Urhobos as a form of ethnic uniqueness. Okpe, Isoko and Urhobo have always been together from time immemorial. At a point, we were all called Sobo people by the colonial masters. Unfortunately, Isoko people opted out of the union due to politics of bad blood.

Quite interesting is that fact that there is no group known as "Urhobo". Urhobo describes the land we occupy more than the language we speak. So all who identify as Urhobos do so only by affiliation with their respective clans. I.e. I am an Urhobo because I am from Agbon. So you can't claim to be Urhobo without coming from a specific clan. This is the logic that many Okpe claimants fail to get. They think there is a group of people who are purely Urhobos as opposed to those who are purely Okpes. This idea is totally false. Okpe people are Urhobos by virtue of Okpe's classification as an Urhobo clan. Yes, they are Okpe but by being Okpe, they automatically assume Urhobo identity.

If and when the Orodje of Okpe or the Udogun Okpe, as the final authorities in Okpe matters, declares Okpe as an independent ethnic group from the Urhobos, then their affiliation would cease to exist. Until then, Okpe is Urhobo and no matter what a few may say, that stand will never change.

Furthermore, it is interesting to know that Okpe is mutually intelligible with Uvwie yet Uvwie people are not in doubts about their identity. It is also interesting to note that Urhobo Progress Union, the mother union of the Urhobo people, was formed in Orerokpe, the headquarters of Okpe Kingdom. It was this union that fought for the reinstatement of the Orodje of Okpe in the 1930s. They also fought against the Itsekiri's claim that Sapele was their land; a legal battle which Okpe won fair and square at all levels. It is also interesting to know that all Okpe people can understand Urhobo and infact, in Orerokpe, the headquarters of Okpe, Urhobo is the lingua franca!

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by mathy001: 12:57am On Mar 17, 2018
Nowenuse:


Damn. That means Okpe is very huge. But how come with the very large Okpe population and landmass, yet most of them now seem to be switching to Ughelli urhobo dialect or general urhobo?

I had a very close friend in Uniben from Sapele and he told me this. I also ask other Okpe people this, it seems like it's mostly only the elderly people who speak the original okpe dialect, or not?

Okpe is quite a difficult dialect and that is why many of the youths fancy Urhobo far more than Okpe. Urhobos also saturate the entire Okpe kingdom and as such, Urhobo language became the default mode of communication. Furthermore, Urhobo language is the only indigenous language taught at the secondary school level and it is compulsory for all Junior Secondary School students in the entire Delta Central Senatorial District.

The pristine form of Okpe is spoken more in Mereje and environs than anywhere else in Okpe. That area is virtually untouched by Urhobo incursion.

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Nowenuse: 1:07am On Mar 17, 2018
mathy001:


Ughelli dialect is basically central Urhobo dialect. All Urhobos can understand it. However, those in Ughelli South speak various dialects that may or may not be understandable to some Urhobos from other clans.

Regarding Okpe, the truth is that many of them mistake the unintelligibility of their dialect to other Urhobos as a form of ethnic uniqueness. Okpe, Isoko and Urhobo have always been together from time immemorial. At a point, we were all called Sobo people by the colonial masters. Unfortunately, Isoko people opted out of the union due to politics of bad blood.

Quite interesting is that fact that there is no group known as "Urhobo". Urhobo describes the land we occupy more than the language we speak. So all who identify as Urhobos do so only by affiliation with their respective clans. I.e. I am an Urhobo because I am from Agbon. So you can't claim to be Urhobo without coming from a specific clan. This is the logic that many Okpe claimants fail to get. They think there is a group of people who are purely Urhobos are opposed to those who are purely Okpes. This idea is totally false. Okpe people are Urhobos by virtue of Okpe's classification as an Urhobo clan. Yes, they are Okpe but by being Okpe, they automatically assume Urhobo identity.

If and when the Orodje of Okpe or the Udogun Okpe, as the final authorities in Okpe matters, declares Okpe as an independent ethnic group from the Urhobos, then their affiliation would cease to exist. Until then, Okpe is Urhobo and no matter what a few may say, that stand will never change.

Furthermore, it is interesting to know that Okpe is mutually intelligible with Uvwie yet Uvwie people are not in doubts of their identity. It is also interesting to note that Urhobo Progress Union, the mother union of the Urhobo people, was formed in Orerokpe, the headquarters of Okpe Kingdom. It was this union that fought for the reinstatement of the Orodje of Okpe in the 1930s. They also fought against the Itsekiri's claim that Sapele is their land; a legal battle which Okpe won fair and square at all levels. It is also interesting to know that all Okpe people can understand Urhobo and infact, in Orerokpe, the headquarters of Okpe, Urhobo is the lingua franca!


Ok, great answer.
I hope Okpe leaders never pull out of the union, they would be making a very big mistake by doing that. I wonder why people like to unnecessarily divide themselves into smaller bits, instead of uniting with each other to form a greater force.

As for Isoko, I have met many of them who are so proud of their oneness with urhobo and are very much okay if you call them Urhobo. But it seems like they are in the minority.
Do you really have an idea why Isokos pulled out of the union?

Don't mind my too many questions. I love history a lot. I was also born in Uvwie land, so I find it quite bad that I do not know much of Urhobo history.

Also, why is Sapele so big and developed compared to Orerokpe which is the headquarters of Okpe kingdom? It is ironic.

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by otokx(m): 1:12am On Mar 17, 2018
Efewestern:


We shouldn't copy the white always, even the Nigeria constitution recognizes customary law provided it doesn't infringe on anyone's right.

So nothing backward about the celebration.

Something backward about shutting down an entire town and its economy, most of the companies have since moved to Port Harcourt, Rivers State
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Nowenuse: 1:14am On Mar 17, 2018
mathy001:


Okpe is quite a difficult dialect and that is why many of the youths fancy Urhobo far more than Okpe. Urhobos also saturate the entire Okpe kingdom and as such, Urhobo language became the default mode of communication. Furthermore, Urhobo language is the only indigenous language taught at the secondary school level and it is compulsory for all Junior Secondary School students in the entire Delta Central Senatorial District.

The pristine form of Okpe is spoken more in Mereje and environs than anywhere else in Okpe. That area is virtually untouched by Urhobo incursion.

Ok interesting.

I wish Urhobo youths would value their language more. I only meet like 1 in 20 urhobo youths who actually take pride in their language. In Effurun-Warri Urban area for instance, you hardly see 2 urhobo youths speaking in Urhobo, but I commonly see Ijaw youths speaking their language together. Uvwie is the worst! In all my life in Ekpan and environs, I never saw an uvwie youth speaking the language.
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Akpowene(m): 1:19am On Mar 17, 2018
Efewestern:


Orimi're mavor, wo mor'uvwie?

Orimire rere not mavo
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Burgerlomo: 1:49am On Mar 17, 2018
Efewestern:


We shouldn't copy the white always, even the Nigeria constitution recognizes customary law provided it doesn't infringe on anyone's right.

So nothing backward about the celebration.

So are you trying to say that forcefully closing peeps shops because of celebration doesn't infringe on their rights cool
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by efemena5050(m): 5:09am On Mar 17, 2018
ibotic:
Uvwie....is part of Biafra..
green yellow goat.......
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Efewestern: 5:15am On Mar 17, 2018
Nowenuse:


I thougt Ughelli is bigger than Okpe? Is Ughelli kingdom not Ughelli north and south combined?

Also, Ughelli seems to have a larger population than Okpe. Ughelli natives are extremely many.

I disagree with you on this, Okpe is by far the biggest kingdom in Urhobo land, and the current orodje is a former military general.

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Efewestern: 5:18am On Mar 17, 2018
Nowenuse:


@the bolded. There are some communities along Effurun-Sapele road before you get to the boundary between Uvwie and Okpe if you are going from Effurun R/about to Sapele ...Those communities are not urbanized... Are they not Uvwie communities?
Cc Efewestern

yes they are okpe land. only few belongs to uvwie. okpe and uvwie were having a land dispute during the last UPU meeting regarding most land in that axis, especially the army Barack.

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Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Efewestern: 5:22am On Mar 17, 2018
Akpowene:


Orimire rere not mavo

thanks for the correction, atleast am trying na.. am learning the dialect so most times I do inter switch urhobo words for uvwie. all the same

Urhobo! Ovou'vo
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by coputa(m): 5:23am On Mar 17, 2018
mathy001:


You seem to have problems understanding simple English. It was clearly stated that most of what we "know" as present day Warri is under the Ovie's domain. Many people regard Effurun, Enerhen, Ekpan, etc as part of the cosmopolitan Warri which has grown large via conurbation.

Stop ruffling your frail feathers.
There's is no such place as modern day warri.Warri is warri with three local government areas:warri north,warri south West and warri south.
Effurun is formally under okpe local government, when uvwie local government was founded with its headquarters in Effurun,it was then removed from okpe local government.
So,don't distort,bend and misinform readers with your bogus postulation.
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Efewestern: 5:23am On Mar 17, 2018
Burgerlomo:


So are you trying to say that forcefully closing peeps shops because of celebration doesn't infringe on their rights cool

No it doesn't, when government declares public holidays does it infringe on you right?
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Efewestern: 5:28am On Mar 17, 2018
coputa:
Uvwie is synonymous with civil disturbances.The indigenous youths are epitome of trouble and intimidation,this attitude lead to the avalanche of oil firms from uvwie to port Harcourt.This level of roguery,and youths restiveness has lead to a high decline in development and economic activities.
Uvwie is reputed as the most dirtiest local government in the state considering its huge internally generated revenue which goes into private pockets.

Dude everywhere is dirty in Nigeria, have u been to Lagos of recent?, so I don't understand your point, the only place that is even very dirty is effurun, alaka axis. Some places like Ubrumede, jakpa road, etc are very neat and okay.
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Efewestern: 5:33am On Mar 17, 2018
clefstone:
I grew up in Uvwie but I'm surprised that the Uvwie and indeed the Urhobo people do not talk about their history to as far back as 200yrs ago. Since u r a proud Urhobo son, my question to u is, do the Urhobo people have a long history, why don't we have an urhobo kingdom(exception is Okpe kingdom) with up to 10 kings in their history

@Bolded, let me help you out. there is no Urhobo kingdom that Is not at least 600-400years old , agbon Kingdom for example has produced up to 7-10 kings and I can get the names for you if you so wish.
Re: Emmanuel Ekemejewan Sideso's 10th Coronation Anniversary As The Ovie Of Uvwie by Efewestern: 5:49am On Mar 17, 2018
Nowenuse:


Damn. That means Okpe is very huge. But how come with the very large Okpe population and landmass, yet most of them now seem to be switching to Ughelli urhobo dialect or general urhobo?

I had a very close friend in Uniben from Sapele and he told me this. I also ask other Okpe people this, it seems like it's mostly only the elderly people who speak the original okpe dialect, or not?

Okpe and Uvwie dialect are fast loosing it, Only few can speak the original language, they are now speaking general urhobo language and answering general urhobo names.

I wish the urhobo community can do something to help protect the dying language. and by the way where are u from?

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