Fire Razes Down Ogbe-Ijaw Market, Again

December 18, 2018

The popular Ogbe-Ijaw Market was again engulfed in a fire outbreak which razed down properties worth millions of naira on Tuesday. This incident has become not just a yearly occurrence for this market and its neighbouring “twin sister” the Main Market, but a repeated avoidable disaster. It is believed that the fire began from the […]

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Popular Ogbe-ijoh Market in Warri Engulfed in Fire

June 16, 2018

Authorities of Warri South Local Government Area in the early hours of Saturday rushed to Ogbe-Ijoh Market, Warri, following a fresh inferno that engulfed the market over the night leaving no fewer than 100 shops razed. The inferno, which came barely seven months after similar incident occurred in the market, completely burnt down properties and […]

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My Warri Chronicles (5) 

April 4, 2017

Market Matters Ogbe Ijoh market was right on the beach beside the Atlantic Ocean…or whatever the name of that body of water is…in other places, it would be said that the market is on the beach, but not in my Warri. The market was on a large stretch of sand, so the Warri man…or woman…gave […]

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​My Warri chronicles (4)

March 29, 2017

Let’s go to the market  Warri markets were like everything else in Warri; they had character. There were several serving the bustling metropolis. And every neighborhood had its own markets. For Okumagba layout, there was Polokor market and Igbudu. There was also Karien street market for emergency purchases.  Serving Okumagaba estate was Okere market, which […]

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Aladja and Ogbe-Ijoh Communities still at Loggerheads over Land 

January 16, 2017

​ Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta recently warned against hostilities between the Urhobos of Aladja and Ijaw of Ogbe-Ijoh over disputed common boundary. Judicial Commissions of Inquiry had looked into the remote and immediate causes of the perennial feud and recommendations made all to no avail.

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