A Photo Gallery of 8th UHS Annual Conference
Held at Effurun and Ovu, Urhoboland, Delta State, Nigeria, 27-29 November, 2009

Photo Gallery Compiled by Peter Ekeh.

UHS Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

Note: A UHS Annual Conference is usually concluded on a Sunday in which an assembly of Urhobo people of different grades gather to participate in an ecumenical service after which there are other cultural activities in a specially selected Urhobo town.

November 29, 2009
Ovu Grammar School, Ovu, Urhoboland, Nigeria



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Opening Ceremony

Academic Sessions

UHS Ovu Cultural Day

Memorial Wreath-Laying

Memorial Wreaths: Okoro

Memorial Wreaths: Okpodu

Memorial Wreaths: Salubi

Memorial Wreaths: Mrs. Mowoe

Memorial Wreaths: Mrs. Okumagba


UHS Thanksgiving Service

 Awards Ceremony

 Awards Ceremony: Chief  Johnson Ukueku

Awards Ceremony: Chief E. K. Clark

Awards Ceremony: Onigu Otite

Awards Ceremony: Sam Erivwo

Awards Ceremony: Oghenekaro


Awards Ceremony: Felix Ibru


Awards Ceremony: Moses Taiga


Awards Ceremony: Ighomrore

Awards Ceremony: Gordon Mukoro

Awards Ceremony: J. Barovbe


Awards Ceremony: S. S. Obruche


Awards Ceremony: Oskar Ibru

Awards Ceremony: V. O. Akpobome


Awards Ceremony: C. Bakpa


Awards Ceremony: Helen Ekeh

Awards Ceremony: O. Oyiborhoro

Awards Ceremony: V. Obruche

Awards Ceremony: M. Barovbe


UPU President-General at Ovu


Urhobo Aristocracy at  the Conference


Venerable Participants


Personalities at the Cobference




Monseigneur Anthony Erhueh, Ph. D. (left), and Reverend Professor Samuel Erivwo, Ph.D.


An Urhobo Choir from St. Luke's (Anglican) Church, Sapele, approaches a Congregation of hundreds of men and women  gathered in an open field at Ovu Grammar School


The Urhobo Choir from St. Luke's (Anglican) Church, Sapele, in sight of the Congregation seated under canopies in an open field at Ovu Grammar School.


The officiating Priests and Members of Urhobo Historical Society joined the Choir's procession.


A segment of the solemn and colourful procession showing the two officiating Priests at the rear.


A segment of the procession featuring Members of Urhobo Historical Society. They included Mr. Onoawarie Edevbie, Secretary, Dr. Aruegodore Oyiborhoro, Chief Johnson Barovbe, and Dr. Emmanuel Ojameruaye. Professor Peter Ekeh, Chairman of UHS, is at the rear of this section.


Monseigneur Anthony Erhueh delivers the homily of the service.


Reverend Samuel Erivwo prays for the welfare of the Kings, the Congregation , and for UHS.


Dignitaries at the service bow. From left are His Majesty Orhueh I, Orodje r' Okpe; His Majesty Okpara I, Ovie r' Agbon; Olorogun Felix Ibru, current President-General of Urhobo Progress Union; Maj.-General David Ejoor (rtd.), former President-General of Urhobo Progress Union; Chief (Mrs.) Benedicta Nwariaku (nee Salubi); and Madam Clara Okpodu.


Participants (from left): Chief Simeon Ohwofa; Chief Simpson Obruche; Mrs. Victoria Obruche; and Mr. Christopher Onomijega


Participants (from left: Dr. (Mrs.) Regina Otite; Chief Professor Onigu Otite; Mrs. Emuobo Ibru; and Mr. Goodie Ibru.


Participants (from right): Dr.(Mrs.) Helen Ekeh; Mrs. Clementina Bakpa; Mrs. Salubi; Engr. E. E. Bakpa; etc.

Dr. Ramsey Mowoe and a friend during the service.


Diverse participants.


A cross section of participants, including (extreme left): Dr. Ramsey Mowoe.


Three dignitaries lead a column of worshipers to make their offerings. In front (from left) are Maj.-General David Ejoor, His Majesty Orhueh I, Orodje r' Okpe, and Olorogun Felix Ibru, President-General of Urhobo Progress Union.


Part of the worshipers dancing to the offering baskets.


Urhobo Choir from St. Luke's Anglican Church, Sapele, serenade the Congregation with a unique Urhobo hymn which was composed for this occasion.