ASABA – Jewel of the Niger

Asaba is the capital of Delta State, Nigeria. It is a fast developing urban area, strategically located at the western edge of the Niger River, opposite Onitsha. The Onitsha bridge is the boundary between Delta and Anambra state, separating Asaba and Onitsha.

Asaba is a fun place with numerous hotels, clubs, cinemas, malls, event centre. The Stephen Keshi Stadium at Asaba has hosted several international competitions and soccer events since it was upgraded. The stadium is the home of Delta Force FC.

Asaba has a bubbling night time for night crawlers. There are various joints, sit-outs and nightclubs all providing night entertainment. Nighttime hangouts in Asaba include De Iceberg, Gagas Garden, Barnyard Lounge, Didoz Lounge, Y2K Pub and Lounge (See addresses of joints in Asaba).

There are nice hotels for every class in Asaba. Hotels like Lone Palm Hotels in Ezenei Axis, Best Western Hotel, and Swiss Spirits in Okpanam axis, Southgate Hotel, and Bellwood Hotel just opposite the Asaba Mall (Shoprite) (See addresses, phone numbers of hotels in Asaba, and room prices)

Asaba Mall is a modern shopping mall, offering entertainment and hangouts. Filmhouse cinema, along Okpanam road, opposite Government house provides entertainment – Lounge, PlayStation and arcade games, shopping, movies, and food. (See recreational places in Asaba)

Asaba is accessible by road from all parts of Nigeria through Benin, and Onitsha. The major motor parks include Benin Park by Summit Junction, RTC park by Abraka, Kwale Park at Koka. (See Addresses of Bus parks in Asaba). On the average, it costs about N2,500 to get to Asaba within Southern Nigeria (See transportation cost from Asaba to major cities)

The city of Asaba and neighbouring cities are accessible by air through the Asaba international airport.

Industries in the city include the urban market and hotels, shops, bars.

Asaba is also one of the filming locations for directors of the Nigerian movie industry. Nollywood stars like Junior Pope, Regina Daniels, and Zubby Micheal reside in Asaba.