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The South South People- Beautiful, Blessed, Diverse. by CHM11: 12:20pm On Aug 19, 2015
South South Region Guide

The South South region of Nigeria comprises of six states and is strategically located at the point where the Y tail of the river Niger joins the Atlantic Ocean through the Gulf of Guinea. Though a relatively small stretch of land, the south of the country provides the economic mainstay of the economy: oil. In addition to oil and gas, the region equally contributes other key resources, with potential huge investment opportunities in tourism and agriculture.

Akwa-Ibom State - Promised Land

Akwa-Ibom is located in the coastal part of the country, with an area of 7,081km2 and a population of almost five million. The state shares boundaries with Cross River State, Rivers State, Abia State and the Atlantic Ocean, with Uyo the capital city. The main languages in the state are Ibibio, Annang, Eket, and Oron. Akwa-Ibom has a rich historical and cultural heritage with major attractions like the Ibeno Sand Beach, Oron Museum, Mary Slessor House and monument tomb.

Akwa-Ibom State is the third largest producer of crude oil in the country and is endowed with various resources such as natural gas, salt, silver nitrate, limestone, clay, coal, and glass sand.

Bayelsa State - Pride of the Nation

Bayelsa is located in the lower southern part of the Niger Delta region, and its capital is Yenagoa. This state is blessed with many historical attractions, like the Slave Transit Hall and cultural festivals (Ekpetiama Okelede new yam festival, Odemimon festival, Otuoke and others), and houses a population of two million people occupying an area of 10,773km2. There are 10 languages spoken in the state; of these, Izon, Nembe, Ogbia and Epie-Atissa are the most predominant.

Bayelsa State, a major oil and gas producing area,
accounts for over 30% of Nigeria’s oil production and is also renowned for fishing, farming, trading, carving and weaving. With the majority of the state under sea level, over three quarters of the area is covered
by water and consists of a maze of meandering
creeks and mangrove swamps. In addition, Bayelsa
has large reserves of clay, sand and gravel which are
of utmost importance to the industrial sector.

Cross River State - The People’s Paradise

[quote]Calabar is the capital city of Cross River State. Being a
coastal state, it shares boundaries with Benue State
to the west, Abia State to the south and the Atlantic
Ocean to the east. The major languages spoken in
Cross River State are Ejagham and Efik.

Cross River State is home to some of Nigeria’s most
beautiful scenery. Over half the land is covered by
tropical rain forests, making it one of the world's
biodiversity hotspots. The state is also blessed with
natural resources like oil and gas, limestone, kaolin,
clay, salt, barite and quartzite.

Delta State - The Big Heart

Delta State has Asaba as its capital and is made up of
25 local government areas. There are various solid
mineral deposits in the state which include crude oil,
industrial clay, silica, lignite, kaolin, tar sand,
decorative rocks and limestone, with many serving as
raw materials for industries
Some major tourist attractions include Nana's Palace,
Koko, Asaba Beach, Abraka River Resort Motel
and River Ethiope. There are also traditional festivals
in every community; the Ishe Festival for peace and
progress in Ewulu town, the Edjenu of the Agbarha
Clan which takes place only once or twice in a
lifetime and the Oki Masquerade of Torugbene.

Edo State - Heartbeat of Nigeria

[quote]Benin City is the capital of Edo State. The state is
endowed for its abundant natural resources of crude
oil, clay, chalk, marble, natural gas and limestone.
Edo is home to several ethnicities with 18 local
government areas. There are many tourist attractions
in the state: Oba's Palace in Benin City, Ramat Park,
Sakpoba Holiday Resort, the Emotan statue in Benin
City, Ise Lake and River Niger Beach in Agenebode,
among others.

There are over 100 major festivals celebrated in Edo
State between September and March annually.

Rivers State - Treasure Base of the Nation

[quote]Port Harcourt is a cosmopolitan city and capital of
Rivers State, which makes it the second largest
commercial centre in Nigeria. Rivers State boasts a
diverse ethnic population of over six million people
and occupies an area of 11,077km2. The major
languages are Ijaw and Ikwerre, although 23
languages are spoken altogether.

Rivers State accounts for over 40% of Nigeria's crude
oil production and food production - no wonder it's
called the 'treasure base of the nation'. In addition,
there are two major refineries and seaports in Rivers
state, with various industries spread across it.

The south south is a region in the lower part of Nigeria, they are a beautiful, culturally diverse and naturally blessed people with very rich histories. The South South is home and mother to various minorities who have been through a lot and have learnt from the anomalies of history. The south south people include, the Abayon, Abua (Odual), Adim, Adun, Agbo, Akaju-Ndem (Akajuk), Anang, Andoni, Anyima, Anioma, Bachere, Bahumono, Bekwara, Bette, Bini, Boki (Nki), Degema, Ebana, some Ebirra (igbirra), Ebu, Efik, Egbema, Ejagbam, Ekajuk, Eket, Ekoi, Engenni (Ngene), Epie, Esan (Ishan), Etche, Etsako, Etung, Etuno, Gokana (kana), Ibenno, Ibibio, Ijaw, Ika, Ikwerre, Ikorn, Isoko, Isekiri (Itsekiri), Iyala, Izondjo, Mbembe, Mbube, Nkim, Nkum, Ododop, Ogoni, Ogwashi-uku, Okobo (okkobor), Okpamheri, Okpe, Olulumo, Oron, Owan, Qua, Ukelle, Ukwani (Kwale), Uneme (Ineme), Urhobo, Uyanga, Yache, Yakurr (Yako) and many others

References:
http://www.mydestination.com/nigeria/regionalinfo/6182974/south-south-region

Re: The South South People- Beautiful, Blessed, Diverse. by gmaribel(m): 12:21pm On Aug 19, 2015
Luvly
Re: The South South People- Beautiful, Blessed, Diverse. by Daniel058(m): 12:21pm On Aug 19, 2015
Yep
Re: The South South People- Beautiful, Blessed, Diverse. by sigain: 12:24pm On Aug 19, 2015
Nice one. i like this states and their worth but part of you are Igbos so nothing good comes out of it
Re: The South South People- Beautiful, Blessed, Diverse. by basilo101: 1:32pm On Aug 19, 2015
See d map u uploaded, Aba and Benin which one is closer to d sea? i.e. Which one is more southern. Cross river and imo which one is more Niger Deltan? All these abnormal nomenclatures sef.
Re: The South South People- Beautiful, Blessed, Diverse. by CHM11: 2:05pm On Aug 19, 2015
basilo101:
See d map u uploaded, Aba and Benin which one is closer to d sea? i.e. Which one is more southern. Cross river and imo which one is more Niger Deltan? All these abnormal nomenclatures sef.
Sorry dear, this thread has nothing to do with south east igbo regions, this thread was to simply show the region called the SS and the people there. It has nothing to do with Aba or Imo.

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Re: The South South People- Beautiful, Blessed, Diverse. by CHM11: 2:08pm On Aug 19, 2015
sigain:
Nice one. i like this states and their worth but part of you are Igbos so nothing good comes out of it
Whatever rocks your boat dear friend, it doesn't affect the igbolike groups in the SS or other tribes, they are blessed and they are growing.

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Re: The South South People- Beautiful, Blessed, Diverse. by Nobody: 2:09pm On Aug 19, 2015
basilo101:
See d map u uploaded, Aba and Benin which one is closer to d sea? i.e. Which one is more southern. Cross river and imo which one is more Niger Deltan? All these abnormal nomenclatures sef.

Please this post is about south south. Dont bring Igbo madness into it.
Re: The South South People- Beautiful, Blessed, Diverse. by Nobody: 2:10pm On Aug 19, 2015
CHM11:

Whatever rocks your boat dear friend, it doesn't affect the igbolike groups in the SS or other tribes, they are blessed and they are growing.

there are Yoruba speaking people in south south too. Have u seen them coming to turn the topic to yoruba vs south south?

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