Agbor

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Agbor
Agbon
—  Town  —
Agbor is located in Nigeria
Agbor
Coordinates: 6°15′9.93″N 6°11′58.79″E / 6.2527583°N 6.1996639°E / 6.2527583; 6.1996639Coordinates: 6°15′9.93″N 6°11′58.79″E / 6.2527583°N 6.1996639°E / 6.2527583; 6.1996639
Country Nigeria
LGAIka South
Government
 • ObiBenjamin Ikechuku, Keagborekuzi I
Time zoneWAT (UTC+1)
Postcode321...
Area code(s)055
 
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Agbor
Agbon
—  Town  —
Agbor is located in Nigeria
Agbor
Coordinates: 6°15′9.93″N 6°11′58.79″E / 6.2527583°N 6.1996639°E / 6.2527583; 6.1996639Coordinates: 6°15′9.93″N 6°11′58.79″E / 6.2527583°N 6.1996639°E / 6.2527583; 6.1996639
Country Nigeria
LGAIka South
Government
 • ObiBenjamin Ikechuku, Keagborekuzi I
Time zoneWAT (UTC+1)
Postcode321...
Area code(s)055

Agbor, also known as Agbor Boji Boji, is a town in Delta state, Nigeria. The indigenes of Agbor town are of Ika descent, an Igbo group with heavy Bini influence. Agbor was originally named Agbon a Bini word for "land", until the British anglicized it to Agbor.[1] The people of Agbor have traditionally relied on farming and fishing for their food and commerce. Its history is dominated by the many warriors it has produced. Agbor was once affiliated with the Benin Empire before the British conquered Benin, although the idea of Agbor being a colony of Benin is disputed.[2]

The traditional ruler of Agbor is known as Obi. The current Obi of Agbor is Benjamin Ikechuku, Keagborekuzi I who goes by Dein, the name of his ruling house,[3] instead of Obi.[4]

References

  1. ^ Ughulu, Emmanuel Obehioye (1950). The short history of (Esan) Ishan, Benin. s.n.. 
  2. ^ Okpewho, Isidore (1998). Once upon a kingdom: myth, hegemony, and identity. Indiana University Press. p. 177. ISBN 0-253-21189-1. http://books.google.com/books?id=DC-Q6vgEYTQC&pg=RA1-PA177. 
  3. ^ Ahiante, Andrew. "A Royal Father's Development Drive for His Kingdom". Thisdayonline. 
  4. ^ Enyinnaya, Buchy (August 14, 2007). "Unique king of Agbor". onlinenigeria.