Ebenebe

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Ebenebe
Town
Ebenebe is located in Nigeria
Ebenebe
Ebenebe
Ebenebe in Nigeria
Coordinates: 6°20′02″N 7°07′45″E / 6.33389°N 7.12917°E / 6.33389; 7.12917
Country Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
State Anambra State
LGA Awka North
Government
 • Type Traditional[1]
 • Igwe[1] Christopher Nnaegbuna[1][2]
Population (2006)
 • Total 45,897
 • Ethnicity Igbo 97%>, Others
 • Demonym Onye Ebenebe (singular)
Ndi Ebenebe (plural) (Igbo)
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)
Postcode 420117[3]

Ebenebe (English: Places and Places)[4] or Amago Ebenebe[5][6] is a town in the Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria with an estimated population of 45,897, according to the 2006 Nigerian Census. It is made up of seven villages,[7] with each village containing many hamlets.

Ebenebe is 25 km from Awka,[8] the capital city of Anambra State. With climate and soil conditions that are favorable to farming, Ebenebe is one of the highest producers of agricultural commodities in the state of Anambra.[9] Ebenebe was the capital of the Ezu Local Government Area during the regime of Gov. Samson Omeruah.[citation needed]

Ebenebe is bordered by Amansea to the south, Odoli River and Mgbakwu to the west, Ugbenu to the north, and (Agbaja) Ezi-agu Local Government Area of Enugu State to the east.[10]

Villages

Ebenebe contains eight villages:[7]

  • Obuno
  • Okpuno
  • Umuajana
  • Umuji
  • Umuogbuefi
  • Umuoye
  • Uwani
  • Umuaba

Some notable churches in Ebenebe are: St. Thomas Anglican Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church,[11][12] and Blessed Iwene Tansi (aka St. Anthony's) Catholic Church.[12] Oye market, and two major primary schools (Community Primary School and Central School) are all located in Umuoye village, formerly known as Amagu village.[citation needed]

Climate

Ebenebe is in the tropical zone of Nigeria and experiences two distinct seasons and two wind patterns that have a prominent effect on the area, namely, the southwestern monsoon winds from the Atlantic Ocean and the northeastern dry winds from the Sahara desert. The monsoon winds from the Atlantic create seven months of heavy tropical rains, which occur between April and October. They are followed by five months of dry weather from November to March.[citation needed] The Harmattan, also known as Ugulu in the Igbo language, is a particularly dry and dusty wind which enters Nigeria in late December or in the early part of January. It is characterized by a grey haze that limits visibility and blocks the sun's rays.[citation needed]

The temperature in Ebenebe is generally between 28–32.8 degrees Celsius from June through December. It rises to 32–34 degrees between January and April, with the last few months of the dry season marked by intense heat.[citation needed]

Climate data for Ebenebe
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.6
(90.7)
33.8
(92.8)
33.9
(93)
33.5
(92.3)
32
(90)
30.4
(86.7)
29
(84)
28.1
(82.6)
29.6
(85.3)
30.8
(87.4)
32.3
(90.1)
32.8
(91)
31.57
(88.83)
Average low °C (°F) 27.4
(81.3)
28.4
(83.1)
29
(84)
28.7
(83.7)
27.6
(81.7)
26.3
(79.3)
25.6
(78.1)
25.2
(77.4)
25.8
(78.4)
26.5
(79.7)
27.5
(81.5)
27.3
(81.1)
27.11
(80.77)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.12)
35
(1.38)
17
(0.67)
100
(3.94)
150
(5.91)
78
(3.07)
125
(4.92)
80
(3.15)
50
(1.97)
222
(8.74)
106
(4.17)
0
(0)
966
(38.04)
Average rainy days 2 2 4 5 5 5 10 7 5 12 6 0 63
Source: Climate-data.org[13]

Education

Name Classification
Community Secondary School Government
Favour of Grace International School Private & Government Approved
Signs & Wonders Secondary School Private & Government Approved
Holy Spirit Secondary School Private & Government Approved
Community Primary School Government
Central School Government
Irunese Primary School Government
Obuno Primary School Government
Umuogbuefi Primary School Government
Umuji Primary School Government
  • Community Secondary School (Government).
  • Favour of Grace International School (Private & Government Approved).
  • Signs & Wonders Secondary School (Private & Government Approved).
  • Holy Spirit Secondary School (Private & Government Approved).
  • Community Primary School (Government).
  • Central School (Government).
  • Irunese Primary School (Government).
  • Obuno Primary School (Government).
  • Umuogbuefi Primary School (Government).
  • Umuji Primary School (Government).

Commerce

Ebenebe contains large rudimentary open-air markets where many things, including food, produce, clothes, and cosmetics are sold[citation needed].The largest market in the town is Oye Ebenebe, which is named after one of the four market days in Igboland (see Igbo calendar). There are two Oye markets in Ebenebe. One is located adjacent to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church cemetery in Amagu village, the center of the city. The other is situated opposite Obuno Primary School (OPS), Ebenebe, along Umumba ndi-uno (a town in Ezi-agu LGA of Enugu State). On every Oye market day, Oye attracts residents from the surrounding towns such as Ugbenu, Ugbene, Agbaja, Amansea, Achalla, Oba-ofemmili, Ugwu-oba, with people from Awka and Onitsha arriving in order to resell farm produce in Eke Awka and Onitsha Main Market[citation needed].

== Hospitals == [what is the name of the hospital? it seems to be separate from the mobile unit, because I can't imagine a surgery theater and 20 beds are driving around to help patients in surrounding villages] The project of building the hospital began with by Düsseldorf children's psychiatrist Dr. Eugen E. Jungjohann. The Samuel Foundation then became involved in the project, which aimed to provide basic medical aid for Ebenebe in 1991, when the community had 20,000 citizens. The Samuel Medical Foundation Ebenebe financed the construction of the hospital with an out-patient facility as well as an in-patient area with 20 beds and an operating theater. The hospital was finished and officially opened in 1992. Two years later, another project under the supervision of the Samuel Foundation set out to build an extension to include a school of nursing with space for 8 students. Artists from Düsseldorf helped finance the hospital while some of the investment costs were covered by an auction of donated artworks.[14]


A notable hospital in Ebenebe is the Mobile Hospital, which has reportedly provided the best medical care in Awka North since it opened[citation needed]. The hospital's mobile unit serves the villages in the surrounding area to spare invalid and infirm citizens patients from having to walk the many miles to the hospital. The Mobile Hospital is located between the boundaries of Umuji village and Amagu village called Ugwu Iyi-ocha. Some other major health centres and clinics are the Dike Medical Centre and the Ebenebe Health Centre.

Postal Service

The Nigerian Postal Service operates one post office in an area of Amagu (Umuoye) village called Ugwu-agbangwo, near the Oye market, and a postal agency located in Obuno village[citation needed].

Rivers and water sources

Ebenebe has numerous springs and rivers such as Omuzo, Omuzo Umuonicha, Iyi-ocha, Iyi Agbangwo, Ezu Odoli and Ezu Ajali. Omuzo and Omuzo Umuonicha are both located in Amagu village. Gov. Peter Obi commissioned a bridge on the Ezu Ajali River at Umuji village in 2012 in order to serve as the boundary of Ebenebe and Amansea. The rivers Odoli and Ajali formed a large riverbed in the Agbangwo area of Amagu village, demarcating the boundary of Ebenebe and Mgbakwu[citation needed].

References

  1. ^ a b c Francis Emeka (2013-09-17). "Ebenebe Community Women Besiege Anambra Govt House". Daily Times Nigeria. Dailytimes.com.ng. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  2. ^ Okechukwu Onuegbu (2013-09-11). "Over 500 Women Of Ebenebe Besiege Anambra State Government House". The Nigerian Voice. thenigerianvoice.com. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  3. ^ "Postcode Lookup System". Nigerian Postal Service. Retrieved 5 February 2014.  (Search by Rural Location for Anambra, Awka North, Ebenebe, Obuna).
  4. ^ Egbokhare, Francis O.; Oyetade, S. Oluwole (2002). Harmonization and Standardization of Nigerian Languages. CASAS. p. 106. ISBN 1-919799-70-2. 
  5. ^ "Weather in Amago Ebenebe, Nigeria | 14 day weather outlook of Amago Ebenebe". Worldweatheronline.com. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  6. ^ "Where is Amago Ebenebe in Anambra, Nigeria located?". Gomapper.com. 2006-05-31. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  7. ^ a b "Postal Codes of Ebenebe, Awka North, Anambra, Nigeria". Mapanet.eu. 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  8. ^ "Amago Ebenebe / Amago Ebenebe, Nigeria (general), Nigeria, Africa". NG: Travelingluck.com. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  9. ^ http://www.onlinenigeria.com/anambra-state/?blurb=197
  10. ^ "List of Cities Near Amago Ebenebe in Anambra, Nigeria". Gomapper.com. 2006-05-31. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  11. ^ "St. Joseph at Ebenebe, Awka North Nigeria". Thecatholicdirectory.com. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  12. ^ a b "Catholic Diocese of Awka - Ebenebe Deanery". Host23.ssl-gesichert.at. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  13. ^ "Climate: Amago-Ebenebe". Climate-data.org. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Health care aid project in Nigeria by the Samuel Medical Foundation in Ebenebe". Samuel.de. Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
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