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Ebenebe is located in Nigeria
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
 • 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. The town has an estimated population of 45,897 according to the 2006 Nigerian Census. Ebenebe is made up of seven villages,[7] each of which contain 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]


Ebenebe contains eight villages:[7]

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



Ebenebe is in the tropical zone of Nigeria and experiences two distinct seasons. Two wind patterns that have a major effect on the area are 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
Average low °C (°F) 27.4
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3
Average rainy days 2 2 4 5 5 5 10 7 5 12 6 0 63
Source: Climate-data.org[13]


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).

Community Primary School and Central School are both located in Umuoye village, formerly known as Amagu village.[citation needed]


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 centre 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 to resell farm produce in Eke Awka and Onitsha Main Market[citation needed].


The major hospital in Ebenebe is the Mobile Hospital, so called because it has a mobile unit which serves villages in the surrounding area. It was conceived on the initiative of the Düsseldorf children's psychiatrist Dr. Eugen E. Jungjohann. The Samuel Foundation raised money for the project in 1991, when the community had 20,000 citizens. The hospital was finished and officially opened in 1992. It has 20 beds and an operating theatre. Two years later a further building extension was carried out which also integrated a school for nurses with space for 8 students. Artists from Düsseldorf helped finance the hospital—some of the investment costs were covered by an auction of artworks donated by the artists for this purpose.[14] The Mobile Hospital is located in the boundaries of Umuji village and Amagu village called Ugwu Iyi-ocha.

Other health centres and clinics are:

  • Dike Medical Centre
  • 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].


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  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. 
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  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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