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Asaba[1] is the capital city of Delta State, Nigeria. It is located at the western bank of the Niger River, in the Oshimili South Local Government Area.[2][3][4] Asaba had a population of 149,603 as at the 2006 census,[5] and a metropolitan population of over half a million people.[6][2]

Asaba is well known for social activities and amenities such as hotels, clubs, cinemas, malls, event centre, etc. It holds a yearly program named Delta Yaddah which always hosts a series of gospel singers among others. Due to its large population, the crime rate is high. Pickpocketing, robbery, etc., are rampant.[citation needed] Because of the presence of foreigners in the state, the cost of living is high in Asaba. The Onitsha bridge is the boundary between Delta and Anambra state, as the bridge separates Asaba and Onitsha.


  1. Isichei, Elizabeth Allo (1997). A History of African Societies to 1870. Cambridge University Press. p. 249. ISBN 0-521-45599-5. Retrieved December 13, 2008. 
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  3. "Asaba Progressive Union". 
  4. Okenwa Nwosu (Igbo Focus) (January 2, 2014). "The Politics of Second Niger Bridge". 
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  6. "A History and Tradition". Asaba Online. Asaba Progressive Front.