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Ughelli Festival

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26 Sep 2014

Ughelli is a town in Delta State, Nigeria. The city of Ughelli has an 'Ovie', which is the traditional ruler. The indigence of Ughelli Kingdom have a yearly celebration festival called Iyerin during which cultural display of 'Omanoku' is performed on the river by the market.  According to the 1991 census Ughelli had a population of 54,206; a 2007 estimate places its population

Ughelli North LGA has its headquarters located at Ughelli, and is one of the oil producing areas of the state with at least 45 oil wells. With an area of 1440 square kilometers, it came into existence following the split of the defunct Ughelli LGA into North and South. It has an estimates population of 200,000 spread across seven major clans namely; Ughelli, Orogun, Agbarha, Agbarho, Uwheru, Evwreni and Ogor each with a traditional ruler. The people are Urhobo. It is also the seat of the Ovie of Ughelli.

  

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