Nigeria

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Contacts

Branch Secretary
Imo House of Assembly
Private Mail Bag 1559
Owerri , Imo
Nigeria
Imo NG
Branch President
Jigawa State House of Assembly
PMB 7007
Dutse , Jigawa
Nigeria
Jigawa NG
Branch Vice-President
Jigawa State House of Assembly
PMB 7007
Dutse , Jigawa
Nigeria
Jigawa NG

Members

  • Plateau

    Plateau State, which derives its name from the Jos Plateau, is located more or less at the centre of the country. The State has an area of about 26,899 sq. km and shares common boundaries with...

    Plateau

    Seat of Parliament:
    Jos
    Nigeria
    9° 55' 59.988" N, 8° 52' 59.988" E
    Population: 3,553,440 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 03 Feb 1976 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1981 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Plateau State, which derives its name from the Jos Plateau, is located more or less at the centre of the country. The State has an area of about 26,899 sq. km and shares common boundaries with Benue, Nassarawa, Kaduna, Taraba, Bauchi, and Gombe States. Plateau State is a product of half a century of boundary adjustments arising on the one hand, from the ambition of the colonial masters to create a province which consisted largely of non-Muslims under one Resident, in order to protect the railway line being constructed at that time and guarantee the sustenance of tin mining activities which began in 1902, and the strong desire of the peoples in this area of political self-determination, on the other hand. In the formative years of British colonialism in Nigeria, much of Plateau State was part of Bauchi Province. In 1926, Plateau Province, comprising Jos and Pankshin Divisions, was carved out of Bauchi Province. At various times between 1926 and 1976, the boundary of Plateau Province oscillated, paralleling the general trend of political development in the country, as the government of the day acquiesced to the agitation of different ethnic groups to be merged with their kith and kin that are of larger concentrations in other provinces. During this period, therefore, some administrative units or divisions as they were then called, from neighbouring provinces were added to or subtracted from Plateau Province. In May 1967, Benue and Plateau Provinces were merged to form Benue-Plateau State, one of the twelve states into which the military administration of General Yakubu Gowon divided Nigeria in place of the four then existing regions. The division of the country into smaller semi-autonomous states was an attempt to introduce a sense of balance between the north and the south, and to save the Federation from total disintegration which was imminent from the polarization of the country along ethnic lines after the bloody military take-over of 1966 and the subsequent crisis which led to an attempted secession by the Eastern Region. Benue-Plateau State emerged as one of those large states of the Federation where pressure was mounted on the Federal Government immediately after the civil war for the creation of more states. When the country was however further divided into nineteen states in 1976, Plateau Province was severed from Benue-Plateau State to become Plateau State. In 1996, the present Nassarawa State was carved out of the western half of Plateau State by the Abacha military regime.

  • Rivers

    Rivers State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. Its capital is Port Harcourt. It is bounded on the South by the Atlantic Ocean, to the North by Imo, Abia and Anambra States, to the East by Akwa...

    Rivers

    Seat of Parliament:
    Port Harcourt
    Nigeria
    4° 47' 5.352" N, 7° 0' 19.62" E
    Population: 6,689,087 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 27 May 1967 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Rivers State is one of the 36 states of Nigeria. Its capital is Port Harcourt. It is bounded on the South by the Atlantic Ocean, to the North by Imo, Abia and Anambra States, to the East by Akwa Ibom State and to the West by Bayelsa and Delta states. Rivers state is home to a variety of ethnic groups, including Abua, Andoni, Ekpeye, Engenni, Etche, lbani, lkwerre, Kalabari, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Okrika and Ogoni. The inland part of Rivers state consists of tropical rainforest; towards the coast the typical Niger Delta environment features many mangrove swamps. Rivers state, named after the many rivers that border its territory, was part of the Oil Rivers Protectorate from 1885 till 1893, when it became part of the Niger Coast Protectorate. In 1900 the region was merged with the chartered territories of the Royal Niger Company to form the colony of Southern Nigeria. The state was formed in 1967 with the split of the Eastern Region of Nigeria. Until 1996 the state contained the area which is now in the Bayelsa State.

  • Sokoto

    Sokoto State is located in the extreme northwest of Nigeria, near to the confluence of the Sokoto River and the Rima River. As of 2005 it has an estimated population of more than 4.2 million....

    Sokoto

    Seat of Parliament:
    Sokoto
    Nigeria
    13° 3' 25.272" N, 5° 14' 44.664" E
    Population: 4,244,399 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 01 Oct 1960 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1983 Voting Age: 18
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    Sokoto State is located in the extreme northwest of Nigeria, near to the confluence of the Sokoto River and the Rima River. As of 2005 it has an estimated population of more than 4.2 million. Sokoto City is the modern day capital of Sokoto State (and its predecessor, the Northwestern State). The name Sokoto (which is the modern/anglicised version of the local name, Sakkwato) is of Arabic origin, representing suk, 'market'. It is also known as Sakkwato, Birnin Shaihu da Bello or "Sokoto, Capital of Shaihu and Bello"). Being the seat of the former Sokoto Caliphate, the city is predominantly Muslim and an important seat of Islamic learning in Nigeria. The Sultan who heads the caliphate is effectively the spiritual leader of Nigerian Muslims. From 1967 when states were created to replace Regional Governments in the Country to date, Sokoto has had 16 Governors both civilian and Military. Alhaji (Dr) Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko (Sarkin Yamman Sokoto) is the fifth democratically elected Governor of the State after Late Alhaji Shehu Muhammad Kangiwa, Dr. Garba Nadama, Malam Yahaya Abdul-Karim and Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa. He was first elected on the platform of the PDP in the April 14th 2007 election and was subsequently sworn in on 29th May, 2007 at Shehu Kangiwa Square, Sokoto. Following the annulment of the 2007 election in April 2008 by the Appeal Court that ordered for another election in the state, Dr. Magatakarda again won the election held in May 2008 and was sworn-in for the second time in one year on 28th May 3008 at the biggest gathering the Shehu Kangiwa Square has ever witnessed.

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