Onitsha

What is Onitsha known for?


commercial educational

of Nigerian languages first1 Francis O. last1 Egbokhare first2 S. Oluwole last2 Oyetade page 106 publisher CASAS year 2002 isbn 1-919799-70-2 is a city, a commercial (Commerce), educational, and religious centre and river port on the eastern bank of the Niger river in Anambra State, southeastern Nigeria. In the early 1960s, before the Nigerian Civil War (see also Biafra), the population was officially recorded as 76,000, and the town


huge

to the city; at its end came the subsequent oil boom years bringing a huge influx of immigrants into the city. The war-damaged facilities, still under repair, could not cope with the pace of the rural-urban exodus into the city. Slums consequently began to emerge from the hasty haphazard building construction to accommodate the huge influx. The Onitsha Brewery (Intafact Beverages Limited) started production in August 2012. In January it was announced that upgrades to the value of $110 million

. There is also a teacher training college for women and a famous leper colony. Despite being one of the biggest commercial cities of west Africa, Onitsha remains congested from the over-concentration of all her huge markets within the old city center and minimal expansion of the colonial roads infrastructure. In February 2006, armed militants killed at least 24 ethnic Hausa Fulani (Muslims) and burned a few Muslim sites including two mosques.

and Onitsha developed as pre-colonial urban centres with Awka as the craft industrial centre of the Nri hegemony; and Onitsha the city state on the Niger and a river port and commercial centre. Onitsha is a fast-growing commercial city, and has developed to become a huge conurbation extending to Idemili, Oyi and Anambra East LGAs with one of the largest markets in West Africa. Nnewi (the Taiwan of Nigeria) is a rapidly developing industrial and commercial centre; and Awka, by becoming


huge success

in the eastern city of Onitsha set the stage for Nollywood as it is known today. The story goes that Kenneth Nnebue had an excess number of imported video cassettes which he then used to shoot the first film. The huge success of this film set the pace for others to produce other


large commercial

Category:Cities in Nigeria With the decline of Nri kingdom (Kingdom of Nri) in the 1400-1600 AD, several states once under their influence, became powerful economic oracular oligarchies and large commercial states that dominated Igboland. The neighboring Awka city-state rose in power as a result of their powerful Agbala oracle and metalworking expertise. The Onitsha Kingdom (Onitsha), which was originally inhabited by Igbo

, another very large commercial city, both of which are trading centers in Nigeria. The average temperature in this city is cooler to mild (60 degrees Fahrenheit) in its cooler months and gets warmer to hot in its warmer months (upper 80 degrees Fahrenheit) and very good for outdoor activities with family and friends or just for personal leisure. Geography Geographically, Nnewi falls within the tropical rain forest region of Nigeria. Though it suffers from soil leaching and erosion


quot popular'

. He started his primary education in 1954 in Onitsha, Anambra State. In 1962, he moved to Kano, where he completed his primary education in 1963. He moved to Buguma in Rivers State where he enrolled in King’s Commercial College in 1964. :LOL *'''Delete'''. Unreferenced and so far unverified. Probably vanity or possibly a hoax. But there seems to be other Okekes of interest. Somebody should write an article on the "popular Prophet Eddy Nawgu


school community

School Aguleri; Girls High School Umunya; Ajalli Government School; Community Secondary School Igbariam and many more. Primary and secondary school enrollment in the state is one of the highest in the country. '''Blessed Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi''' (born in Aguleri, Anambra State, Nigeria in September 1903 – died in Leicester, England, January 24, 1964) was an Igbo (Igbo people) Nigerian ordained a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria on December 19, 1937. He worked in the parishes of Nnewi, Dunukofia, Akpu Ajalli and Aguleri. ''Entirely for God: the life of Cyprian Michael Iwene Tansi'', p. 37, Elizabeth Isichei (Cistercian Publications, 1980)


research year

highway (Nigeria) A343 from Abakaliki to Enugu's west, makes Enugu the site of a major junction. Early life Okigbo was born on August 16, 1932, in the town of Ojoto, about ten miles from the city of Onitsha in Anambra State. His father


science school

Special Science School Achina; Girls' Secondary School Ozubulu; St Charles' Special Science School (SCSSS), Onitsha; Christ the King college (C.K.C) Onitsha; Our Lady's High School Onitsha; Comprehensive Secondary School Nawfia; Queen Of the Rosary College (Q.R.C.) Onitsha, St. Monica's College Ogbunike; Nnamdi Azikiwe Secondary School, Abagana; St Mary's High School Ifitedunu; Igwebuike Grammar School Awka; Lorretto Special Science School Adazi; Father Joseph Memorial High


building construction

to the city; at its end came the subsequent oil boom years bringing a huge influx of immigrants into the city. The war-damaged facilities, still under repair, could not cope with the pace of the rural-urban exodus into the city. Slums consequently began to emerge from the hasty haphazard building construction to accommodate the huge influx. The Onitsha Brewery (Intafact Beverages Limited) started production in August 2012. In January it was announced that upgrades to the value of $110 million


white book

the country. Bismarck then sent out his nephew, Herr von Puttkamer, as German consul general to Nigeria, with orders to report on this affair, and when, this report was published in a White Book, Bismarck demanded heavy damages from the company. The Nigerian painter (Painting) and animator '''Ebele Okoye''' (born October 6, 1969, Onitsha, Anambra State) has been resident in Cologne, Germany, since the year 2000. Early life Ukattah was the fourth

Onitsha

'''Onitsha''' ( is a city, a commercial (Commerce), educational, and religious centre and river port on the eastern bank of the Niger river in Anambra State, southeastern Nigeria.

In the early 1960s, before the Nigerian Civil War (see also Biafra), the population was officially recorded as 76,000, and the town was distinctive in a number of dimensions; the great Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe (born and raised in the contiguous town of Ogidi (Ogidi, Anambra State)) characterized it as harboring an "esoteric region from which creativity sallies forth at will to manifest itself," "a zone of occult instability" (see "Onitsha Matters" Though it experienced great suffering during and after the civil war, by virtue of its still-strategic geographic position Onitsha has continued to develop, and by 2001 had an estimated population of 511,000 with a metropolitan area metropolitan population of 1,003,000. The indigenous people of Onitsha are Igbo and speak the Igbo language.

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