HISTORY OF EBIRA SECOND PAGE

HISTORY OF EBIRA SECOND PAGE


Ohizi had five children who are progenitors of the five traditional Adavi clans named after them. These are:- upopo-uvete (Apasi), Uka, Idu (Aniku), Adeyika and Uhwami. A migrant group from Eganyi known as Ezi-Onogu clan is also foun d in Adavi.

The sons of Ododo who are the ancestors of Okehi clans were Okovi Oviri and Enwgu konyai. Obaji the founder of Eika had ten children named Ohiaga, Iyewe, Avassa, Ehemi, Anchi, Epoto, Egiri, Ubobo, Ogu and Eyire.

Uga of Okengwe had two sons whose children constitute the present Okovi and Agada group of clans. Due to a sizeable concentration of other Ebira clans in Okengwe district, they formed a socio-political coalition known as Ada-ehi.

Ochuga had six children and their descendants make up the six clans in Ihima. These are Emani, Oha/Idu, Ohueta, Ure, Ohongwa and Odumi. The seventh clan is Akuta who migrated from Okengwe.

Itaazi's daughter named Ohunene was the founder of Eganyi, not all the clans there are descended from her. Eganyi clans are Ede, Esugu, Eheda, Ogu, Onoko, Idu, Anavapa and Ogodo.

The Aningere who are skilled craftsmen are found in all districts. They are however more concentrated in Okengwe and Adavi districts.

We constitutes one of the ethnic groups in the Middle Belt zone of Nigeria. But however, did not evolve a centralized form of leadership until the advent of the British colonial authorities which brought together the various Ebira clans under the leadership of Attah Omadivi in 1902. therefore the year 1902 marked the evolution of a monarchical form of administration and the gradual development of central administration in Ebiraland.

LOCATION AND SIZE:- Ebiraland is a small hilly inland area that stretches roughly for twenty three kilometres west of the Niger at Ajaokuta and thirty two kilometers southwest of the Niger-Benue confluence. The range of hills occasionally rises to six hundred and sixty seven metres above sea level.
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