Nigeria

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Branch President
Bayelsa State House of Assembly Assembly
Complex Amarata PMB 37
Yenagoa , Bayelsa
Nigeria
Bayelsa NG
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Bayelsa State House of Assembly Assembly
Complex Amarata PMB 37
Yenagoa , Bayelsa
Nigeria
Bayelsa NG
Branch President
Benue State House of Assembly
Legislative Buildings P.M.B 102356
Makurdi , Benue
Nigeria
Benue NG

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  • Cross River

    Cross River State has a land mass of 23,074km2. The State is covered by a body of waters from the tributaries of the Cross River and the Atlantic Ocean. This renders the land very fertile and...

    Cross River

    Seat of Parliament:
    Calabar
    Nigeria
    4° 57' 0" N, 8° 19' 30" E
    Population: 3,104,446 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 27 May 1976 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 1981 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Cross River State has a land mass of 23,074km2. The State is covered by a body of waters from the tributaries of the Cross River and the Atlantic Ocean. This renders the land very fertile and provides abundant aquatic resources for exploitation. Two-thirds of Cross River State is covered by tropical rain forests, making it one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. The state is also blessed with mineral resources like: oil and gas; clay; salt; lime stone; kaolin, barite, and quartzite. The capital of Cross River State is Calabar and the State has 18 local government areas namely; Abi, Akamkpa, Akpabuyo, Bakassi, Bekwara, Biase, Boki, Calabar Municipal, Calabar South, Etung, Ikom, Obanliku, Obubra, Obudu, Odukpani, Ogoja, Yakurr and Yala. The population of Cross River State is estimated at 2.89 million persons (2006). Forty per cent of the estimated population constitutes the active population that is engaged in various economic activities; ranging from subsistence agriculture to urban commerce and transport business. Agricultural has, since 1970, been acknowledged as the leading economic sector of the state. Agriculture currently employs about 80 percent of the State's labour force, and contributes about 40 percent to the gross domestic products (GDP) of the State. The State has modern agricultural estates and several smallholder farms located in the various local government areas. Traditionally one of the most peaceful states in the federation, Cross River State is home to some of Nigeria?s most beautiful scenery. The development of the state?s tourism potential remains at the core of the state government?s strategy for development. Taking in 32% of the entire State, Cross River boasts the world?s second largest preserved rain forests. The Afi Mountain Nature Reserve is one of the last remaining reserves and tropical rain forests in West Africa and is home to the most successful rehabilitation program for Drill Monkeys in the world today. In between the southern beaches and northern mountains, visitors can enjoy a range of activities including a most beautiful canopy walkway which is situated close to the Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary. This canopy walkway holds the record of being the longest forest canopy walkway in Africa. The Cross River National Park incorporates a large area of southeast Nigeria?s tropical rain forest between the Cross River State and the Republic of Cameroon border. Cross River National Park is now the only protected forest area in the rainforest region of Nigeria. Animal species to be found in the park are antelopes, chimpanzees, high forest monkeys, buffaloes, monkeys, high forest elephants, manatees and bush pigs. Others are baboons, leopards, and gorillas, some of which are endangered. Located some 17 km from Ikom, in northern Cross River State, and about 300 km from Calabar, are the Agbokim Falls. The falls are considered a ?miracle of nature? and consist of seven different streams, each cascading over steep cliffs, providing seven-faced falls. Cross River is also home to the largest naturally occurring lake in the South- South region of Nigeria: the Refome Lake. The lake is central to a fishing festival, which takes place between March and May every year. FACTS AND FIGURES Governor: Senator Liyel Imoke Type of Government: Federal System of Government Population: 2.89 million (2006 census) GSP Growth: 8.06% Market Access: MoUs with several firms prominent among which are Dangote, Unicem, Addax and several refineries. Major Cities: Calabar, Ikom, Akamkpa, Ugep, Obudu, Ogoja Climate and Weather: Tropical but temperate in the north eastern fringes, with dry and wet seasons Major Languages: Efik, Ejagham, Bekwarra, English Electricity: Voltage 240 volts at 50 Hertz Local Time: GMT + 1 Major Investors: TINAPA, UNICEM, Dangote, Addax, Eng Haut, Ecomarine Terminals, Intels, Obudu Ranch Resort Concourse Industries.

  • Delta

    Delta State is a state in Nigeria, comprising mainly Igbo (Anioma people), Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw and Itsekiri. The whole ethnic-groups that comprise the Delta are administratively grouped into...

    Delta

    Seat of Parliament:
    Asaba
    Nigeria
    6° 11' 52.224" N, 6° 43' 42.492" E
    Population: 6,710,214 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 27 Aug 1991 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Delta State is a state in Nigeria, comprising mainly Igbo (Anioma people), Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw and Itsekiri. The whole ethnic-groups that comprise the Delta are administratively grouped into three senatorial districts namely Delta North, Delta South and Delta Central for easy administrative purposes. Delta is an oil producing state of Nigeria situated in the region known as the Niger Delta, South-South Geo-political zone with a population of 4,098,291 (Males: 2,674,306 Females: 2,024,085 (see Federal Republic of Nigeria, Official gazette, No. 24, vol. 94, 2007.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the former Federal Minister of Finance and World Bank Managing Director is from this state. The capital city is Asaba located at the northern end of the state with an estimated area of 762 km2,while Warri is economic nerve of the state and also the most populated located in the southern end of the state. The state has a total land area of 16,842 km2. Delta State was carved out of the former Bendel State in 1991. The state was created following agitations for the creation of separate distinct states by the Urhobos and Anioma regions. The then Military President, Gen Ibrahim Babangida (Rtd) created the state using the name "Delta" advanced by Niger Delta region as "Asaba" another name advanced by the people of Anioma for the capital of the proposed "Anioma state." Delta state was once integrated in the Mid Western state from 1963 to 1976 and later Bendel state, from 1976 to 1991. The name "Bendel" (Ben-Del) meant Benin-Delta to reflect the integration of Benin and Delta provinces. Emmanuel Uduaghan, a member of the People's Democratic Party, was elected Governor and chief executive of Delta State in April 2007 and removed due to irregularities in the election process on the 9th of November 2010 from a court ruling. The Acting Governor is the current speaker of the house of assembly of the state, Prince Sam Obi. Rosaline Bozimo was appointed Chief Justice in April 2003. The State has three National Senatorial districts (South, North and Central). In 2007 the elected senators were James Manager, Patrick Osakwe and Adego Erhiawarie Eferakeya.

  • Ebonyi

    Ebonyi State is a mainland south-eastern state of Nigeria, inhabited and populated primarily by Igbo of south eastern Nigeria.Its capital and largest city is Abakaliki. Afikpo is the second...

    Ebonyi

    Seat of Parliament:
    Abakaliki
    Nigeria
    6° 19' 59.988" N, 8° 5' 60" E
    Population: 4,339,136 Constitution: State Date of Independence: 01 Oct 1996 CPA Branch Formed: 01 Jan 2000 Voting Age: 18
    Branch Profile:

    Ebonyi State is a mainland south-eastern state of Nigeria, inhabited and populated primarily by Igbo of south eastern Nigeria.Its capital and largest city is Abakaliki. Afikpo is the second largest city. Other major towns are EDDA, Mgbo, Onueke, Izziangbo, Nkalagu, Uburu, Onicha, Ishiagu (location of the Federal College of Agriculture), Ukawu, Amasiri and Okposi. It is one of the six new states in Nigeria created in 1996 by the Abacha government,Ebonyi was created from the of old Abakaliki division of Enugu State and old Afikpo division of Abia State. The state is governed by Chief Martin Elechi, who was elected State Governor in 2007. The current Deputy Governor is Prof. Chigozie N. Ogbu. The state also has large deposits of crude oil and natural gas untapped. Ebonyi is primarily an agricultural producing region. It is a leading producer of rice, yams, potatoes, maize, beans, and cassava. Rice and Yams are predominantly cultivated in EDDA. Ebonyi also has several solid mineral resources, but little large-scale commercial mining. The state government has however given several incentives to investors in the agro-allied sector. Ebonyi is called "the salt of the nation" for its huge salt deposit at the Okposi and Uburu Salt Lakes. There are nine major first languages (Igbo Languages) spoken in Ebonyi State: Afikpo, Mgbo, Izzi, Ezaa, Ikwo, Kukele, Legbo, Mbembe, and Oring. These languages are all subgroups of the "Igbo language" like Ikwere, Abakaliki, Etche etc spoken by all Igbo people of south eastern Nigeria. Chief Martin Nwancho Elechi was sworn-in as the second democratically elected governor of Ebonyi State on May 29, 2007. He is a seasoned economist, a veteran of many political struggles and father and grandfather to many children. He led the defunct Ebonyi State Movement, a group that waged a successful decades-long campaign for the creation of Ebonyi State.

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