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Brief history of Awba-Ofemili - ITREALMS

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Awba-Ofemili is a town in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. The town has an estimated population of 15,978 according to the 2006 Nigerian Census. Awba-Ofemili has eight villages, each of which made up small communities of kindreds.

The eight villages in Awba-Ofemili today include Umuokpe, Umuchibu, Ezike, Akpana, Enugwu-Agu, Umuosite, Enugwu, Umuezeavu.

HRH Igwe Ezekwesili Maduagwuna,
Ofemili 1 of Awba-Ofemili

Awba-Ofemili is about 30kilometers (km) from Awka, the capital city of Anambra State. Like most towns in Awka-North, Awba-Ofemili’s climate and soil conditions are favorable to farming, especially for rice mass production.

Awba-Ofemili is bordered in the north by Ibite-Olo (Enugu State), on the East by Ugbene (by land) and Achalla (by water), on the West by Umuolum (Ayamelum L.G.A), and on the south by Aguleri through the Ezu-Omabala waterways (Anambra East L.G.A).

Since after the civil war in 1970s, Awba-Ofemili has had some three successive Traditional Rulers/ His Royal Highnesses (HRH)/Igwes; namely late, Igwe Samuel Nzegwu Obidigwe (Ezu 1 of Awba-Ofemili), late Igwe Samson Chike Akabueze (Okemili 1 of Awba-Ofemili) and the current being HRH Igwe Ernest Ezekwesili Maduagwuna (Ofemili 1 of Awba-Ofemili)

Awba-Ofemili has historical affinity with Nachi in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State as pertains to her origin.

For details and comments, see Brief history of Awba-Ofemili

Remmy Nweke/DoP


Cardinal said...

Good effort! Nice work!

Area for further research: Genealogy

Unknown said...

I love this, NICE WORK

Unknown said...

Good work 🙌
Sorry if I'm not mistaking this enugu agu is not correct,
And we still need more of this!!

Unknown said...

Nice one but I thought awba ofemili is 7 villages??

mmaduabuchi gideon okafor said...

nice work i love awba ofemili my town

Anonymous said...

I love Awba Ofemili my town

Anonymous said...

Nice work, but we need the complete history that cosist of how Awba ofemili came out of Nachi

Anonymous said...

I really love this but we still need more History
than this to bring our Dear Awba to the Map

Anonymous said...

Eze oba nice work on these one love
But I thought we had about nine villages there

Anonymous said...

I thought Oba Ofemmili is related to Olo people of Ezeagu

Anonymous said...

Well said

Chris Mmadu said...

Well said

Anonymous said...

Wonderful published

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