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Nickname(s): Mba Oshimili
Country  Nigeria
State Anambra State
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Ogbaru(Official name) Native names (Ogbahu / Ogbesi) is a Local Government Area in Anambra State, south-central Nigeria, an Igbo land subgroup. Towns that make up the local government are Atani, Akili-Ogidi, Akili-Ozizor, Amiyi, Mputu, Obeagwe, Ohita, Odekpe, Ogbakugba, Ochuche Umuodu, Ossomala, Ogwu-aniocha, Umunankwo, Umuzu, Okpoko, Ogwu Ikpele. Ogbaru has its local government headquarters in Atani. Ogbaru People are traditional fisher-people, farmers as well as known warriors from its history. The Ogbaru people also share clan lineage and boundaries with its people in delta state and rivers state such as Asaba in delta state and Ndoni in rivers state. The Ogbaru people consider River Niger waters that runs through its lands as their territorial lands. Ogbaruland is neighbored by Onitsha, a major commercial city in south eastern Nigeria located in Anambra State in Nigeria. Ogbaru people and clan are stretched into three Nigerian states, namely Anambra State, Delta State and Rivers State in Nigeria.Ogbaru was a food basket in biafra country,during the nigerian civil war and post civil war.Ogbaru has notable people such as Atamanya Okwesa.( a king of ossomala kingdom in the 1800s ), Omu Okwei, a female industrious lady from ossomala kingdom in early 1900s), Professor Ben Nwabueze,Chief David Egonu of Dunon Furniture Company(First furniture company in the South East of Nigeria). Chief Luke Obi. MNI. ( Former Chairman Nigerian Coal Corporation, Enugu). Prof Ben Akpati, Diplomat, politician and Author, Oseloka H. Obaze, Senator Stella Odua,Late Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, a world-renowned and acclaimed high life musician. Also, Late Chief Obiajulu Osadebe, a musical protégé of his earlier mentioned father.Ogbaru today has a Nigerian Naval Base, an Industrial river harbor, a refinery, a federal road under-construction leading to Rivers State in Nigeria. Ogbaru is also a projected link road to other parts of the south east / south south zones of Nigeria with construction of a more inland link roads and a proposed 2nd Niger Bridge. Ogbaruland is very strategic to its surrounding region and Nigeria and West Africa(Africa) as a whole.


Here is the list of secondary schools in Ogbaru Local Government Area:

  • Ogbaru High School, Ogbakuba
  • Ideke Grammar Secondary School, Ideke
  • Unity Comprehensive Girls’ High School, Okpoko
  • Community Boys’ Secondary School, Okpoko
  • Community Girls’ Secondary School, Okpoko
  • Community Secondary School, Atani
  • Government Technical College, Osomala
  • Community Secondary School, Odekpe
  • Josephine Oduah Memorial Secondary School, Akili-Ozizor