Friday, 22 July 2016

Warri Weekly, Vol. 11 : 20 Random Facts About Warri.


Photo Credit : Solomon Abe @afestudio
Think Delta State, Think Warri. Warri is very important, not only to Delta State but Nigeria. 

It is an oil hub in Southern Nigeria and once served as the colonial capital of the then Warri Province. This cosmopolitan city is a fusion of more than one local government area.

How well do you know Warri? Here's 20 random facts about the city.
Photo Credit : Solomon Abe @afestudio


1. Warri is the economic capital of Delta State.

2. The most familiar name in the city is Enerhen junction.

3. Warri has 6 entry and exit points.

  • Effurun Roundabout That leads to Sapele, then to Benin,
  • DSC Roundabout that takes you to Ughelli,
  • PTI junction that brings you from Esombi Airport,
  • Express Junction that connects you to Aladja and Udu Villages,
  • From Air, Esombi Airport.
  • And through the Waters, Warri Boat Yard, Warri Dock Yard.
4. Warri has a Refinery.

5. Warri has two Library one around Robert road and the other at Airport road behind Tivo super store.

6. Warri has one TV station, Delta Broadcasting Service. @dbswarri

7. Warri has four Radio Stations @Crown88.9FM, @RizeFMradio, @Kpoko1005FM, and @MelodyFM88.

8. Warri has a standard shopping centre called Delta Mall and the popular @shoprite_ng is inside the mall.

9. Warri has two cinema, @LHCinemaswarri (Light house cinemas) located at Golden Tulip hotels @GenesisCinema (Geneis Cinema) inside Delta Mall.

10. The last CAN (Christian Association of Nigeria) president Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor has one of, if not the biggest church in Warri.

11. Warri has a standard city stadium and is the home of Delta State football team, Warri Wolves.
Photo Credit : Solomon Abe @afestudio

12. The current NFA Chairman is a HOW. (Human of Warri) Mr. Amaju Pinnick.

13. Warri has a minimum of 5 five star hotels. Wellington Hotels, Best Western, Protea, Hotel Excel, Golden Tullip, Kayriott Hotels and Suit, GT Maines, etc

14. Warri has no beach, but has standard swimming pools.

15. Humans of Warri (HOW) Can be hostile, friendly, funny and puffy.

16. Night life in Warri has lost it’s flavor.

17. Warri is a unification of three local government area. Warri South, Uvwie and Udu LGA.

18. Warri has a port, NPA.


19. Warri has a children play ground at Effurun roundabout that has been abandoned.
Photo Credit : Solomon Abe @afestudio

20. There’s a New Warri and you are part of it.

To Love Warri is to join this conversation, by sharing what you think we missed out, let the fun begin.

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