Ebonyi State History: Local Government Areas, Headquarters, Map And Population. The Ebonyi is a state in south-east Nigeria. It is inhabited and populated primarily by the Igbo. Its capital and largest city is Abakaliki. Other major townships include Afikpo, Onueke, Edda, Onicha etc. It was one of the six states created in 1996 by the then federal military government.
The State of Ebonyi was created from parts of both Enugu State and Abia State; which in turn were initially constituents of the old Anambra and Imo States respectively. It is home to six Higher institutions of learning: Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki (EBSU); Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (FUNAI); Ebonyi State College of Education Ikwo (EBSCOEI); Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana; College of Health Sciences, Ezzamgbo and Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu.