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  1. Afikpo

    name blank info blank1 name blank1 info website footnotes Afikpo Lang ig Ehugbo is the second largest ... region . The town had an estimated population of 672,000 in 2005. Igbo Traditional Centre Afikpo ... by the state tourism board. Afikpo is an ancient city state. Several archeological findings support the claim that Afikpo civilisation existed as far back as the Neolithic age. Educational and Medicinal Establishments Afikpo hosts the Prestigious Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Uwana and the legendary Mater Misericordia Specialist Hospital, Afikpo . The Mater Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing ... in Nigeria by the Ireland Irish missionaries and Dr. Akanu Ibiam. Prominent Residents Afikpo has produced ... and more peaceful in Afikpo than similar List of cities in Nigeria cities elsewhere in Nigeria .... Afikpo is a major food basket of Nigeria. Urban Communities Afikpo comprises the following urban communities Ozizza, Ohaisu, Nkpoghoro, Ugwuegu and Itim. Afikpo city is the Headquarters of Afikpo ..., Okpani Agu etc. New Political Dispensation Afikpo presently has a new political dispensation consisting ... Mr. Obinna, has been working hand in hand with the people of afikpo YOUTHS towards a strategical development ... during the local government election. Afikpo has also developed from grassroot level, the development ...   more details



  1. Afikpo North

    Infobox settlement official name Afikpo North other name native name nickname settlement type Local Government Areas of Nigeria LGA motto image skyline imagesize image caption image flag flag size image seal seal size image map mapsize map caption pushpin map pushpin label position pushpin mapsize pushpin map caption subdivision type Country subdivision name flag Nigeria subdivision type1 States of Nigeria State subdivision name1 Ebonyi State subdivision type2 Capital subdivision name2 subdivision type3 subdivision name3 government footnotes government type leader title leader name established title established date area magnitude unit pref Imperial area footnotes area total km2 area land km2 population as of 2006 population footnotes population note population total population density km2 timezone West Africa Time WAT utc offset 1 timezone DST utc offset DST latd latm lats latNS N longd longm longs longEW E elevation footnotes elevation m elevation ft postal code type postal code area code blank name blank info website footnotes Afikpo South is a Local Government Areas of Nigeria Local Government Area of Ebonyi State , Nigeria . Its headquarters are in the town of Afikpo. It has an area of 240  km and a population of 156,611 at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 490. ref cite web title Post Offices with map of LGA work publisher NIPOST url http www.nipost.gov.ng PostCode.aspx accessdate 2009 10 20 archiveurl http web.archive.org web 20091007011423 http www.nipost.gov.ng PostCode.aspx archivedate 7 October 2009 DASHBot deadurl no ref References Reflist coord missing Nigeria LGAs and communities of Ebonyi State Category Local Government Areas in Ebonyi State Ebonyi geo stub yo Agbegbe Ijoba Ibile Ariwa Afikpo ...   more details



  1. Afikpo South

    Infobox settlement official name Afikpo South other name native name nickname settlement type Local Government Areas of Nigeria LGA motto image skyline imagesize image caption image flag flag size image seal seal size image map mapsize map caption pushpin map pushpin label position pushpin mapsize pushpin map caption subdivision type Country subdivision name flag Nigeria subdivision type1 States of Nigeria State subdivision name1 Ebonyi State subdivision type2 Capital subdivision name2 subdivision type3 subdivision name3 government footnotes government type leader title leader name established title established date area magnitude unit pref Imperial area footnotes area total km2 area land km2 population as of 2006 population footnotes population note population total population density km2 timezone West Africa Time WAT utc offset 1 timezone DST utc offset DST latd latm lats latNS N longd longm longs longEW E elevation footnotes elevation m elevation ft postal code type postal code area code blank name blank info website footnotes Afikpo South is a Local Government Areas of Nigeria Local Government Area of Ebonyi State , Nigeria . Its headquarters are in the town of Nguzu Edda. It has an area of 378  km and a population of 157,072 at the 2006 census. The postal code of the area is 490. ref cite web title Post Offices with map of LGA work publisher NIPOST url http www.nipost.gov.ng PostCode.aspx accessdate 2009 10 20 archiveurl http web.archive.org web 20091007011423 http www.nipost.gov.ng PostCode.aspx archivedate 7 October 2009 DASHBot deadurl no ref References Reflist coord missing Nigeria LGAs and communities of Ebonyi State Category Local Government Areas in Ebonyi State Ebonyi geo stub ...   more details



  1. Government Secondary School, Afikpo

    Infobox UK school name Government Secondary School Afikpo image size latitude longitude dms motto Fear God, Honour the King motto pl established 1952 approx closed c approx type Secondary School religion president head label Principal head Pastor De Gaulle Azu r head label r head chair label chair founder Charles W. Low founder pl specialist street off Amasiri Afikpo Road city Afikpo county Ebonyi State country Nigeria postcode LEA ofsted staff enrollment about 1000 sex Boys lower age 11 upper age 18 houses 9 colours Purple colorbox purple publication Purple Times free label 1 Pupils free 1 Mgbomians free label 2 free 2 free label 3 free 3 website http www.gssaaa.org website name Alumni Association Website Government Secondary School, Afikpo GSSA is a boy s high school located in Afikpo , a town in Ebonyi State in the former Eastern Region of Nigeria . This was the part of Nigeria that sought without success to secede as the independent state of Biafra in the late 1960s. The Nigerian Civil War was Nigeria s ultimately successful attempt to reintegrate Biafra forcibly into the larger Nigerian polity. GSSA was one of the best of the antebellum leadership academies of Nigeria . The war and its aftermath changed that. ref http gssaaa.org main ref History GSSA was established in 1952 by Charles W. Low. ref http gcuoba.org history.htm ref The first Principal was Charles W. Low, an Australian Academics GSSA was established as an elitist school. The school has continued to be one of the best secondary schools in Nigeria . All students are required to complete a number of core courses in the Arts and Sciences . Its students constantly achieved high scores in examination results at Senior Secondary Certificate Examination SSCE , O Level and Advanced Level UK A Level . Sports Extra curricular Activities Students of the school also participate in athletics and sports like, cricket ... are assigned upon admission are Afikpo House Akabogu House Charles Low House Ibiam House Mboto ...   more details



  1. Amaozara

    multiple issues unreferenced October 2008 orphan February 2009 Amaozara is a village located in Afikpo in Ebonyi state , Nigeria . It is made up of four compounds Ezi Ukwu, Ezi Egwu, Ezi Okoro and Ezi Uhu. Geography Amaozara has the largest land mass in Afikpo. Most of the inhabitants are farmers, traders, civil servants and bricklayers. The village has spring water s, stream water, as well as the river Enyium. The geography of the land is very diverse, with hills, lakes, forests, ponds and a river. Culture and Economy Most of the Indigenous peoples indigenous are christianity Christians and few are traditional worshippers. The village has a primary school. The village has its own calendar and market days Eke, Orie, Afor, Nkwo . Eke market day is the major market day in Afikpo. The headquarters of Afikpo NorthEast Development center is located in Amaozara village. Amaozarans take part in traditional activities, such as traditional wrestles NGBA , New yam festival Ike JI and the Okrchi festival. coord missing Nigeria Category Populated places in Ebonyi State ...   more details



  1. Edda people

    Multiple issues cleanup September 2009 confusing September 2009 unreferenced September 2009 Afikpo South , also known as the Edda , are a People group sub group of the Igbo people . Category Ethnic groups in Nigeria Category Igbo subgroups ethnic stub ...   more details



  1. Okumkpa

    Wikify date September 2009 Okumkpa is an African dance noted for its humorous qualities, performed in Igbo Afikpo tribes in Nigeria . It is usually performed after the Dry Season Festival. The performers wear masks to transform themselves into mma spirit . Each Okumkpa mask has a name, and the dancer wearing the mask is expected to dance according to the quality of the mask. Themes include satirical subjects, such as competing for being the most foolish man on earth to win the Pot of Foolishness . References Herbert M. Cole , African Art and Leadership , 2004 , Univ of Wisconsin Press, ISBN 0299058247, Page 104 106 External links http www.seattleartmuseum.org SAMcollection code emuseum.asp?style single¤trecord 2&page search&profile objects&searchdesc okumkpa&quicksearch okumkpa&newprofile objects&newvalues 1&newcurrentrecord 1 An Okumkpa mask at Seattle Art Museum http www.masksoftheworld.com Africa African 20Igbo 20 20Mask 204.htm Mask used in Okumkpa performance Category African dances dance stub ...   more details



  1. Ebonyi State

    Its capital and largest city is Abakaliki . Afikpo is the second largest city. Other major towns are EDDA ... from the old Abakaliki division of Enugu State and old Afikpo division of Abia State . The state ... Igbo Languages spoken in Ebonyi State Afikpo, Mgbo, Izzi, Ezaa, Ikwo, Kukele, Legbo, Mbembe, and Oring ... Local Government Areas in Nigeria LGA s div col colwidth 15em Abakaliki Afikpo North Afikpo South Ebonyi ...   more details



  1. Onitsha-Ado

    cleanup date March 2011 Onitsha Ado is the small, original village that was later incorporated and formed the city of Onitsha , on the east bank of the river Niger in eastern Nigeria , in the area currently called the Anambra state of Nigeria . The Onitsha Ado were originally Igbo people who migrated from the Igbo hinterland, in around 1100 AD crossed to the western bank of the river Niger, and moved into the deeper interior of what is now known as western Nigeria. They later settled on the east bank of the river Niger after migrating back from Benin or the present western Nigeria , The people forming the Onitsha Ado originally called Onicha Udo but corrupted by the British colonial masters to Onitsha Ado were perhaps originally Aro people from Arochukwu , Ohafia , Bende , Afikpo , Okigwe , and other parts of Igboland. Today, the people of Agbor speak a dialect exactly like that of the present day Afikpo and Owerri people, showing that these may be descendants of the contingents from the areas in the Igbo hinterland. These show very ancient civilization in the Igbo areas. although the made impossible the republican system that is also associated with the Igbo civilization. ref Ikime O. Ground work of Nigerian history, Ibadan Heinemann book publisher Heinemann educational books , 1980. ref ref Onwuejeogwu MA. Igbo civilization Nri kingdom and hegemony London, Ethnographica, 1981 ref ref Roth RL. Great Benin. Its customs, arts and horrors . Northbrook, Illinois, USA, Metro books Inc, 1972 ref ref Uchendu VC. The Igbo of south eastern Nigeria . New York, USA, Holt, Rinehart and Winston Inc, 1965. ref ref Okonjo IM. British administration in Nigeria 1900 1950 A Nigerian view. New York, Nok Publishers LTD,1974. ref For instance the Igbanke people are Igbos Ika and Anioma people are Igbos. The Igbo speaking people of Benue and Kogi state are some of these Igbos who migrated from the bank of the river Niger or the areas around Nri, IgboUkwu, Awka, Orlu Owerri, Afikpo, and ...   more details



  1. List of Governors of Ebonyi State

    Warning The text in this article is transcluded into a template used at the foot of several pages. It therefore cannot contain references like ref ... ref . But you can and should list sources in the References section at the foot. onlyinclude This is a list of administrators and Governors of Ebonyi State , Nigeria . Ebonyi State was created in October 1996 from the old Abakaliki division of Enugu State and old Afikpo division of Abia State . class wikitable border 1 style width 100 margin auto text align left Name Title Took Office Left Office Party width 40 Notes valign top Walter Feghabo Administrator 7 October 1996 August 1998 Military valign top Simeon Oduoye Administrator August 1998 May 1999 Military valign top Sam Egwu Governor 29 May 1999 29 May 2007 People s Democratic Party Nigeria PDP valign top Martin Elechi Governor 29 May 2007 Present People s Democratic Party Nigeria PDP onlyinclude See also States of Nigeria List of all Nigerian state governors References cite web url http www.worldstatesmen.org Nigeria federal states.htm title Nigerian Federal States publisher WorldStatesmen accessdate 2009 11 30 Category Lists of Nigerian state governors Ebonyi Category Ebonyi State Governors yo List of Governors of Ebonyi State ...   more details



  1. Nnachi Ipia

    Nnachi is one of the founding fathers of the city of Arochukwu , one of the largest cities in Abia State in southeastern Nigeria . During the conclusion of the 17th century, he was a Dibia priest doctor from the Edda group near Afikpo . The Eze Agwu clan led by King Agwu Inobia in the Aro people Aro region called on Nnachi for help during the Aro Ibibio Wars . Unable to break the stalemate in the favor of Eze Agwu, Nnachi called some allies from the east of the Cross River Nigeria Cross River known as the Akpa people. Osim and Akuma Nnubi Akuma and Osim Nnubi led the Akpa people into the Aro region and collaborated with Igbo forces and Ibibio rebels to defeat the Obong Okon Ita kingdom. Though Osim died, Akuma survived and became the first EzeAro . After his death, Nnachi s descendants took over the throne starting his son, Oke Nnachi . They are the ruling clan of the Aro people . External links http www.aro okigbo.com history of the aros.htm http www.aronetwork.org others arohistory.html http www.aronewsonline.com origincivilization.html Persondata Metadata see Wikipedia Persondata . NAME Ipia, Nnachi ALTERNATIVE NAMES SHORT DESCRIPTION DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH DEFAULTSORT Ipia, Nnachi Category Aro people Nigeria bio stub ...   more details



  1. Nigerian National Assembly delegation from Ebonyi

    Use dmy dates date September 2011 The Nigerian National Assembly delegation from Ebonyi State comprises three Senate of Nigeria Senators and six Nigerian House of Representatives Representatives . 6th Assembly 2007 2011 The 6th National Assembly 2007 2011 was inaugurated on 5 June 2007. Senators representing Ebonyi State in the 6th Assembly were ref cite web url http www.nassnig.org senate members.php?state 13&party all&button Submit title Senators Ebonyi publisher National Assembly of Nigeria accessdate 6 June 2010 Dead link date October 2010 bot H3llBot ref class wikitable border 1 Senator Constituency Party Anthony Agbo Ebonyi North People s Democratic Party Nigeria People s Democratic Party PDP Anyimchukwu Ude Ebonyi South People s Democratic Party Nigeria People s Democratic Party PDP Julius Ucha Ebonyi Central People s Democratic Party Nigeria People s Democratic Party PDP Representatives in the 6th Assembly were ref cite web url http www.nassnig.org house members.php?state 13&party all&button Submit title Members Ebonyi publisher National Assembly of Nigeria accessdate 6 June 2010 Dead link date October 2010 bot H3llBot ref class wikitable border 1 Representative Constituency Party Chima Innocent Ugo Ikwo Ezzra South People s Democratic Party Nigeria People s Democratic Party PDP Elizabeth Ogbaga Ohaukwu Ebonyi People s Democratic Party Nigeria People s Democratic Party PDP Paulinus Igwe Nwagu Ezzra North Ishielu People s Democratic Party Nigeria People s Democratic Party PDP Okereke D. Onuabunchi Ivo Ohaozara Onicha People s Democratic Party Nigeria People s Democratic Party PDP Omo Christopher Isu Afikpo North Afikpo South People s Democratic Party Nigeria People s Democratic Party PDP Sylvester Ogbaga Abakaliki Izzi People s Democratic Party Nigeria People s Democratic Party PDP See also Senate of Nigeria Nigerian National Assembly References reflist 30em NigerianAssembly delegation DEFAULTSORT Ebonyi State Delegation Category Ebonyi State Category Nigeria ...   more details



  1. Aro History

    and eastern Cross River militarized states particularly Ohafia , Abam , Abiriba , Afikpo , Ekoi , etc ... against the British in in the region such as Afikpo 1902 1903 , Ezza 1905 , and other areas ...   more details



  1. Chinweizu Ibekwe

    Refimprove date April 2011 Chinweizu is a Nigeria n critic , poet , and journalist . Though he has identified himself and is known simply as Chinweizu, he was born Chinweizu Ibekwe at Eluoma in Isuikwuato in the part of Eastern Region that is known today as Abia State , and was educated at Government Secondary School, Afikpo . He later attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT for college education. While studying in United States America , during the civil rights era, Chinweizu became influenced by the philosophy of a black arts movement. He is commonly associated with Black orientalism . Background He enrolled for a Ph.D. at the State University of New York SUNY , Buffalo, under the supervision of political scientist Claude E. Welch, Jr. http www.polsci.buffalo.edu faculty staff welch Chinweizu apparently had a disagreement with his dissertation committee and walked away with his manuscript, which he got published as The West and the Rest of Us White Predators, Black Slavers, and the African Elite by Random House in 1975. He took the book to SUNY, Buffalo, where he demanded, and was promptly awarded, his Ph.D. in 1976, one year after he had published the dissertation. Thus, the publication settled his disagreement with his advisors in his favor. Chinweizu started teaching overseas, at MIT and San Jose State University . He had returned to Nigeria by the early 1980s, working over the years as a columnist for various newspapers in the country and also working to promote Black orientalism in Pan Africanism. In Nigeria, he became a literary critic, attacking what he saw as the elitism of some Nigerian authors, particularly Wole Soyinka . References Simon Gikandi, Encyclopedia of African Literature , Routledge, 2002 Persondata Metadata see Wikipedia Persondata . NAME Ibekwe, Chinweizu ALTERNATIVE NAMES SHORT DESCRIPTION DATE OF BIRTH PLACE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH PLACE OF DEATH DEFAULTSORT Ibekwe, Chinweizu Category Nigerian poets Category People from Abia ...   more details



  1. Akanu Ibiam

    Afikpo , Ebonyi State , Nigeria DATE OF DEATH 1995 PLACE OF DEATH DEFAULTSORT Ibiam, Akanu Category ...   more details



  1. Agwu Inobia

    Agwu Inobia or Eze Agwu was one of the founding fathers of the city of Arochukwu , the third largest city in Abia State in southeastern Nigeria . He was the descendant of Nna Uru a immigrant from the Igbo heartland to the Obong Okon Ita area and king of the Eze Agwu clan centered in their capital the Amanagwu city state. As new settlers, the Eze Agwu clan was resisted by the regional power Obong Okon Ita which led to the start of the Aro Ibibio Wars . The war initially became a stalemate. Both sides arranged a marriage between the king of Obong Okon Ita and a women from the Eze Agwu clan in an attempt for a peaceful coexistence. The marriage eventually failed to bring peace but eventually played a decisive role in the war. King Agwu Inobia invited Priest Nnachi from the Edda group near Afikpo to help him break the stalemate and win the war. When he arrived, Nnachi and Eze Agwu allied with prince Kakpokpo Okon of the Ibibio kingdom of Obong Okon Ita. Kakpokpo Okon was the son of the marriage between the Igbo women of the King of Obong Okon Ita. The Eze Agwu Nnachi faction decided to help Kakpokpo attempt to overthrow his brother king Akpan Okon and the coup was heavily resisted. Nnachi called on an Eastern Cross river group known as the Akpa for help. The Akpa are said to have possessed guns and are credited for introducing the weapon to the region. Princes Osim and Akuma Nnubi led Akpa soldiers to help fight against the Ibibios. The alliance between Eze Agwu, Nnachi, Kakpokpo Okon, and the Akpa eventually defeated the Obong Okon Ita forces 1690 1720 under the leadership of Osim Nnubi. As a result of the Aro Ibibio Wars, the alliance formed the Arochukwu kingdom. Akuma Nnubi was appointed king of Arochukwu in the place of his brother Osim Nnubi who died during the end of the war. Prince Kakpokpo Okon died and the Ulu Okon dynasty was assimilated into the Eze Agwu lineage. The Amanagwu was incorporated as the first of the 19 city states of Arochukwu and Eze Agwu becam ...   more details



  1. Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic

    Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic , Unwana is located in Afikpo , Ebonyi State , Nigeria . The polytechnic was founded in 1981 and is owned by the federal government. ref cite web url http nigeria.usembassy.gov nigeria polycolleges.html title DIRECTORY OF POLYTECHNICS & COLLEGES IN NIGERIA publisher US Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria accessdate 2010 05 27 ref It is named after Akanu Ibiam , the Nigerian First Republic First Republic Governor of Eastern Region, Nigeria . The school was initially located on the present site of Federal Government College Okposi, and moved to its site in Unwana in 1987. There are five schools that offer programs leading to National Diploma ND and Higher National Diploma HND in sciences, engineering, and humanities. ref cite web url http unllib.unl.edu LPP owolabi jimoh okpeh.htm title Information Seeking Behaviour of Polytechnic Students The Case of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana Nigeria ISSN 1522 0222 work University of Nebraska Lincoln Libraries accessdate 2010 05 27 ref In October 2003 the polytechnic was designated a center for excellence in the southeast by the Nigeria Board for Polytechnic Education due to its excellent administration and the quality of its courses. ref cite web url http allafrica.com stories 200310270412.html title NBPE Names Akanu Ibiam Poly Centre of Excellence work ThisDay author Chinedueze date 26 October 2003 accessdate 2010 05 27 ref On 16 September 2008 the school had to be temporarily closed after a violent protest that caused considerable property damage triggered by the murder of an elderly woman at the school. ref cite web url http allafrica.com stories 200809290880.html title Akanu Ibiam Poly Re Opens Oct 2 work ThisDay author Christopher Isiguzo date 27 September 2008 accessdate 2010 05 27 ref In October 2008 the Polytechnic was selected for establishment of a world class Information and Communication Technology center by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO . ref ...   more details



  1. Sonni Ogbuoji

    Infobox Officeholder name Sonni Ogbuoji image imagesize smallimage caption order office1 Senator for Ebony South term start1 May 2011 term end1 predecessor1 Anyimchukwu Ude successor1 majority birth date birth place death place nationality party People s Democratic Party Nigeria People s Democratic Party PDP alma mater occupation profession religion website footnotes Sonni Ogbuoji is a Nigerian people Nigerian politician who was elected Senator for Ebonyi South, in Ebonyi State , Nigeria in the 9 April 2011 national elections. He was elected on the People s Democratic Party Nigeria People s Democratic Party PDP ticket. ref name Champion20110411 Ogbuoji was the local government chairman of Afikpo local government area during the military regime before the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic . ref cite web url http business.webpagesonlineng.com ebonyi senate contests pdp apga anpp in salty runs date March 15th, 2011 title Ebonyi Senate Contests PDP, APGA, ANPP in salty runs author PETER OKUTU work Nigeria Best accessdate 2011 04 27 ref Ogbuoji was Commissioner for Economic Empowerment and Poverty Reduction in the government of Martin Elechi . In this role he supervised construction and stocking of 35 catfish ponds in an effort to provide youth employment. ref cite web url http www.independentngonline.com DailyIndependent Article.aspx?id 21857&print 1 date Oct, 10 2010 work Daily Independent title Ebonyi spends N135m on catfish ponds, others author By Felix Uka accessdate 2011 04 27 ref In November 2010 Ogbuoji, resigned from this post. He remained the Ebonyi coordinator for the Goodluck Sambo Presidential campaign. ref cite web url http pmnewsnigeria.com 2010 11 04 2011 polls commissioners resign work PM News title 2011 Polls Commssioners Resign date 4 Nov 2010 accessdate 2011 04 27 ref Ogbuoji won 65,735 votes in the 9 April 2011 elections for Senator for Ebonyi South. Idu Igariwey of the All Nigeria Peoples Party ANPP followed with 16,501 and Darlington Okere of t ...   more details



  1. Aro Confederacy

    Infobox Former Country native name Omu Aro conventional long name Aro Confederacy common name Aro Confederacy continent Africa region Nigeria country Nigeria status Confederation era Early Modern year start 1690 date start year end 1902 date end p1 Aro people flag p1 s1 Colonial Nigeria flag s1 Flag of British Colonial Nigeria.svg national motto national anthem image flag Flag of the Aro Confederacy.svg image map image map caption common languages Igbo language Igbo , Ibibio language Ibibio , Ekoid languages Ekoi , Ijaw language Ijaw , Urhobo language Urhobo , Isoko language Isoko , Itsekiri , etc. capital Arochukwu leader1 Eze Aro government type Constitutional Monarchy currency Manillas , Cowry Cowry shells and African slaves Slaves stat pop1 3,000,000 stat year1 1900 The Aro Confederacy 1690 1902 was a political union orchestrated by the Igbo people Igbo subgroup, the Aro people , centered in Arochukwu in present day Southeastern Nigeria . Their influence and presence was across Eastern Nigeria into parts of the Niger Delta and Southern Igala during the 18th and 19th centuries. It is claimed that their influence extended through parts of present day Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea . The Arochukwu Kingdom was an economical, political, and an oracular center as it was home of the powerful Ibini Ukpabi oracle, High Priests, the Aro King Eze Aro , and Chiefs. The Rise By the mid 18th century, there were mass migrations of several Aro business families to the Igbo hinterland and adjacent areas as a result of the rise of the palm oil and slave businesses. This migration, influence of their god Ibini Ukpabi through priests, and their military power supported by their alliances with several related neighboring Igbo and eastern Cross River militarized states particularly Ohafia , Abam , Abiriba , Afikpo , Ekoi , etc. , quickly established the Aro Confederacy as a regional economic power. The Confederacy Era Aro activities helped coastal Niger Delta city states grow and bec ...   more details



  1. Aro-Ibibio Wars

    Infobox Military Conflict conflict The Aro Ibibio wars partof image caption date 1630 1720 and 1720 1902 place Southeastern Nigeria casus territory result The Arochukwu Kingdom is founded 1690 1720 and Aro Colonies form in Ibibioland 1700s 1902 . combatant1 Eze Agwu clan br Nnachi clan br Obong Okon Ita rebels br Akpa allies combatant2 Obong Okon Ita commander1 Agwu Inobia br Kakpokpo Okon br Nnachi br Oke Nnachi br Osim and Akuma Nnubi commander2 Akpan Okon br Urunk strength1 Unknown strength2 Unknown casualties1 Slight casualties2 Slight The Aro Ibibio Wars were a series of conflicts between the Aro people subgroup of the Igbo people Igbo and several Ibibio people Ibibio groups in present day Southeastern Nigeria from 1630 to 1902. These wars led to the foundation of the Arochukwu kingdom 1690 1720 and played a role in the Aro Confederacy s rise and fall 1690 1902 . The Arochukwu conquest For about a thousand years, the Ibibio people Ibibio lived in the area which later became Arochukwu. During their staying, they founded several Sovereign state states Obong Okon Ita and Ibom and had a strong cultural presence. Igbo people Igbo migrants into the region, was led by the Eze Agwu clan in the mid 17nth century. The Ibibios resisted these newcomers and this resulted in a stalemate. The Eze Awgu clan searched for ways to subdue the stiff Ibibio resistance. The Priest Nnachi from the Edda group near Afikpo , was called by their king Awgu Inobia Eze Agwu for help. When he arrived, Nnachi and Eze Agwu allied with prince Kakpokpo Okon of the Ibibio kingdom of Obong Okon Ita. Kakpokpo Okon was the son of a marriage between an Igbo women of the Eze Agwu clan and the King of Obong Okon Ita in an attempt of a peace treaty. The Eze Agwu Nnachi faction decided to help Kakpokpo attempt to overthrow his brother king Akpan Okon . The coup was heavily resisted which called for even more help. Through Nnachi, an Eastern Cross river group answered the call for help. They were known as ...   more details



  1. Aro people

    particularly Ohafia , Abam , Abiriba , Afikpo , Ekoi , etc. quickly established the Aro Confederacy ...   more details



  1. Akanu Ibiam International Airport

    Infobox Airport name Akanu Ibiam International Airport nativename Enugu Airport image Enugu Airport.JPG image width 200 caption Airport terminal IATA ENU ICAO DNEN center Location map Nigeria width 200 float center caption mark Airplane silhouette.svg marksize 10 label ENU position top lat deg 06 lat min 28 lat sec 27 lat dir N lon deg 007 lon min 33 lon sec 43 lon dir E small Location of airport in Nigeria small center type Public owner oper Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN city served Enugu , Nigeria location if different than above elevation f 1,466 elevation m 447 coordinates coord 06 28 27 N 007 33 43 E region NG type airport website metric rwy y r1 number 08 26 r1 length m 3,000 meters r1 length f 9,843ft r1 surface Asphalt footnotes Sources Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN ref name FAAN cite web url http www.faannigeria.org nigeria airport.php?airport 11 title Enugu Airport publisher Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria accessdate 24 April 2010 ref and DAFIF ref name WAD http www.worldaerodata.com wad.cgi?airport DNEN Airport information for DNEN from DAFIF effective October 2006 ref ref name GCM GCM ENU source DAFIF ref Akanu Ibiam International Airport ref name THISDAY airport codes ENU DNEN , also known as Enugu Airport ref name FAAN , is an airport serving Enugu , ref name WAD the capital city of Enugu State of Nigeria . The airport is named after the late Akanu Ibiam 1906 1995 , a Medical Doctor and Statesman who hails from Afikpo in Ebonyi State.The Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu serves well over 600,000 passengers currently every year but this number is expected to change when the airport commences services for international passengers. On February 10, 2010, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria FAAN temporarily closed the airport in order to expand the runway. ref cite web url http www.arikair.com arikair racine site press.asp?page ArikAir suspends services to Enugu due airport closure&id sessionlangue 2 title Arik ...   more details



  1. Taffy Williams

    at two locations, and captured Afikpo , a main town on the western side. ref name ForsythC Forsyth ...   more details



  1. Anyimchukwu Ude

    2000 2003 . Citation needed date July 2010 A former President General of Old Afikpo Union OAU comprising ...   more details



  1. Arochukwu

    Cross River militarized states particularly Ohafia , Abam , Abiriba , Afikpo , Ekoi , and etc quickly ...   more details




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