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Awka South
LGA
Awka South is located in Nigeria
Awka South
Awka South
Coordinates: 6°10′N 7°04′E / 6.167°N 7.067°E / 6.167; 7.067
Country  Nigeria
State Anambra State
Capital Awka
Population (2006)
 • Total 189,049
Time zone WAT (UTC+1)

Awka South Local Government Area (LGA) is made up of nine towns, namely, Amawbia, Awka, Ezinato, Isiagu, Mbaukwu, Nibo, Nise, Okpuno and Umuawulu. In the past, the people of Awka South LGA were well known for blacksmithing. Today they are respected among the Igbo people of Nigeria for their technical and business skills.

Awka is a town in Awka south local government area, It is the seat of government, And has a lot of prominent people both home and abroad while Amawbia is home to the state house i.e. Governor's lodge and the State Prisons. Nise have notable infrastructures like WAEC (West African examination council) state head office and St. Paul University college situated there.

Isiagu community is a town in Awka south local government area. It is one of the agricultural areas in the state with rich fertile soil for farming. It is believed to be one of the ancient towns in south eastern Nigeria (igbo land).

Isiagu community have had two traditional rulers till date. The current traditional ruler is Igwe Augustine Nwankwo (igwe agu 1 of Isiagu).

Isiagu has two primary schools and one secondary school. The community has a history of peaceful coinhibition and strong cultural heritage.

Schools[edit]

Here is the list of secondary schools in Awka South Local Government Area:

  • St. John Of God Secondary School, Awka
  • Igwebuike Grammar School, Awka
  • Girls Secondary School, Awka
  • Community Secondary School, Umuokpu
  • Capital City Secondary School, Awka
  • Kenneth Dike Memorial Secondary School, Awka
  • Ezi-Awka Community Secondary School, Awka
  • Community Secondary School, Okpuno
  • Nneoma * Community Secondary School, Nibo
  • Community Secondary School, Mbaukwu
  • Emeka Aghasili High School, Nise
  • Community Secondary School, Agulu-Awka
  • Community Secondary School, Amawbia
  • Union Secondary School, Umuawulu
  • Union Secondary School, Amawbia
  • Ezike High School, Nibo
  • Holy Cross High School, Umuawulu Mbaukwu
  • Community Secondary School, Isiagu

Nibo is a town in Awka South, Anambra State, Nigeria. Its geographical coordinates are 6° 10' 0" North, 7° 4' 0" East.

References[edit]



Coordinates: 6°10′N 7°04′E / 6.167°N 7.067°E / 6.167; 7.067



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Leadership Newspapers
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:03:48 -0800

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 10:28:17 -0800

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:20:35 -0800

At the end of the voting by four local governments, Awka South, Dunukofia, Njikoka and Anaocha, Ekwunife was said to be leading with 284 votes against Ikeazor's 35. As at press time yesterday, delegates from Awka North, Idemili North and South were ...

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Sat, 09 Jan 2016 15:21:06 -0800

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 21:03:45 -0800

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Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:16:35 -0700

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