It may interest you to know that, my father Chief Ochonu Onwe (Aluba) who brought me up was a custodian of Idoma history Agila inclusive.
Permit me sir, to educate you that, Ere-ononu, is not a festival hence can't be new yam festival. Ere-ononu is a cleansing ritual. Let me remind you sir, that, after Akatakpa festival, the Ere-ononu ritual is perform immediately, to chase away bad fortunes and sicknesses of Agila people. Ere-ononu ritual is perform by some elders, supervised by the Echo e'bi.
Sir, I hope you know that, some elders particularly the title holders, don't eat new yam until ujor is celebrated, also new yams are not expected or allowed to be sold in the Agila open market except ujor is celebrated.
Sir, ujor (the new yam festival), is a festival of great heroes, great farmers, wrestlers and warriors. What is remarkable in the ujor day is the Ikpa dance and Igbabom demonstration.
It is not all Etsogwus or title holders that perform the egbabam demonstration. And it should be noted that, only those who killed in war have the traditional right to dance the Ikpa dance.