Are Itsekiri Yorubas?

Itsekiri represents one end of a continuum of Yoruba dialects from the northern Yoruba lands of Oyo and Offa to the western reaches of the Niger-Delta. … Itsekiri is most closely related to Yoruba and Igala and incorporates elements of both languages.

What tribe is Itsekiri?

Itsekiri, also called Jekri, Isekiri, or Ishekiri, ethnic group inhabiting the westernmost part of the Niger River delta of extreme southern Nigeria. The Itsekiri make up an appreciable proportion of the modern towns of Sapele, Warri, Burutu, and Forcados.

Is Warri part of Yoruba?

Palace Watch wondered how come Warri is part of the Yoruba nation… … Ginuwa left Benin to found Warri, and since then, Warri kingdom has produced the 20th Olu of Warri in Ogiame Ikenwoli.

Is Itsekiri part of oduduwa?

“The Itsekiri are part of the greater Oduduwa family. … “Generations of Yoruba and Itsekiri have the responsibility to uphold this important history,” he said. Oba Ogunwusi also wished itsekiri people well in their General Assembly event, coming up on Monday, April 5.

Who is the richest Urhobo man?

Top 10 Richest Men In Delta State

  • Tony Elumelu. At the top of the list are Tony Elumelu economist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. …
  • Jim Ovia. Jim Ovia is another very rich Nigerian from Delta State. …
  • Igho Sanomi. …
  • Ayiri Emami. …
  • Onajite Okololo. …
  • Emmanuel Emoefe. …
  • Adaro Benson. …
  • Godwin Agofure.
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Is Warri safe?

Mrs. Oluseyi Oluyede, Managing Director, Niger-Benue Transport Company (NBTC) Limited, has described Warri as a good business destination and safe for living, advising those companies that left for insecurity reasons to return.

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