The Administrative Organization of Asaba into Ebos, Ogbes and Idumus
Asaba is made up of five Ebos namely Unuezei, Ugbomanta, Umuagu, Umuaji and Umuonaje in the accepted order of precedence. Each ofthese Ebos wasfounded by one of six grandsons of Nnebisi, namely, Ezenei, Ugboma, Agu, Elibo- Ocho (Ajaji) and Elibo- Okei (Onaje) in descending order of age. The descendants of lyagba, the remaining grandson, have been absorbed into Umuagu and possibly other communities in Asaba and Kwara State.
The five Ebos are sometimes divided into two groups, namely UmuOnne comprising Umuezei, Umuaji and Umu Onaje and Eze Umunne which includes Ugbomanta and Umuagu. This clqssification exists for historical, reasons to acknowledge the ancestry of Umu Onne and Umu Eze Umunne respectively from Onne and Eze Umunne, the two sons of Nnebisi from different mothers. This grouping also forms the basis for the selection of Oloto (from Umu0nne) and Onoi (from Umu Eze Umunne), for the rotation of EzeUgbo and Odogwu titles, and for the determination of quorum in Asagbo-in- Council meetings.
THE OGBE/IDUMUS OF ASABA
The present organization of Asaba into Ogbes/ ldumus is as follows:
Olodi, lyibu & Onyebuchi
Umunkwo and Umu Okwubota
Umu Eze Afadia
Kwekagba (Ogbe – Okwulagwe)
Ojeada-Comprising Umuoje, Umuonyla, Umu Olo, Umuhmade and Urnu Ugbabi.
CHANGES IN ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE
Any change In the approved administrative structure, e.g. change of name, change In the composition of ebo or ogbe/idumu, creation Of new ebos or oghes/Idumu
THE ASAGBASHIP INSTITUTION AND THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OF ASABA.
ASABA NATIONAL MUSEUM