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|Agueri (misspelled as Aguleri)|
Agueri (Aguleri), meaning "Eri" farm land, is a town in Southeastern Nigeria. It is located in the present Anambra State, and part of Igboland. The town has a population of about 890,000.
As in the Igbo culture, choosing properties is based on the order of birth. The first child is always first to choose property. Hence, villages in Aguleri are Igbo Ezunu, Ivite, Enugu na Eziagulu:- homeland (Enuobodo), Igboezunu-otu, Ivite-otu, Eziagulu-out & Enugu-otu, riverine or Aguleri-otu, located on the lower part of the omambala.
Aguleri is currently subdivided into three main quarters: Igboezunu, Ivite, and Enugu na Eziagulu (Ugu na adegbe) with component families replicated both in Aguleri Uno and Aguleri Otu.
New settlements called Ndi-uka (Mbito) were founded by early Catholic missionaries. Amaeze (Otuocha), founded by Eze Idigo II (Eze Rapheal Anakwuba Idigo), now exists as the urban town of Aguleri.
Augeri is located on the banks of River Omambala. The town is south of Igala towns (Kogi state) and Anam towns; north of Igbariam and Nando towns; west of Anaku and Omor towns; and it is east of Umuleri and Nsugbe.
- Ndi Ichie (Elders in Council) & cabinet chiefs
- Ndi Ojiana.
- Other lower age grades.
Aguleri has many sacred public squares designated for different traditional purposes known to ndi Aguleri.
Ndi Ichie is the highest decision-making body of the community.
The town has an official post office at Amaeze Aguleri.
(Eke, Oye, Afo, Nkwo), instead of the standard seven-day week (Sunday through Saturday).
Markets and Commerce
The Aguleri soil is very fertile. Farmers cultivate different kinds of food crops both for commercial and subsistence purposes. Aguleri is known as the food basket of Anambra State.
Culture and Festivals
The Ovala festival is a royal festival celebrated on the first Eke market day of the year. It attracts dignitaries from all walks of life. Neighboring village heads also come to pay homage to the Igwe of Aguleri on this day.
Alo mmo new yams festival.
Uta Oba is a cultural festival.
Other Aguleri cultural festivals and tourism locations include:
- The shrine of Blessed Iwene Tansi in Igboezunu Aguleri
- Ovilivo Spring water (Blessed Tansi water), which attracts visitors from all over the world
- Ijele Masquerade
- Ajana-Ukwu and Igu aro festivals at Aguleri
- Akwuneche enyi masquerade
- Izaga masquerade
- Agbanabo Ezu-na-Omambala (Confluence of Ezu and Omambala rivers) at Aguleri
- Obu-Gad at Enugwu Aguleri
- Ini ERI (Eri Grave) at Aguleri
- Olili Obibia Eri (Eri Festival) in Enugwu Aguleri, which attracts thousands of visitors annually
- Agwuve Trinity Tree at Enugwu Aguleri
- Igu-Aro, the major kingship festival in Aguleri
- Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi, a priest and Catholic monk
- Willie Obiano, current Governor of Anambra State
Institutions of learning
- Fr Joseph's Memorial High School, Aguleri
- Justice Chinwuba Memorial Girls High School
- Enugwu-Otu High Secondary School
- Eziagulu-Otu High School
- Michael Tansi Memorial Secondary School
- Encristo Grammar School
- Eddynumbers International School
- Obiadada International School Ama Eze Aguleri
- Icon International School
- Daba-awu Grammar School Aguleri
- St.james Grammar School Aguleri
- Father Tansi Memorial High School Aguleri
- Martyr Dei Model High school Aguleri
- Pope John Paul 11 Primary and secondary school Enugwu-Otu