Eastern Region, Nigeria

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The Eastern Region was one of Nigeria's federal divisions, dating back originally from the division of the colony Southern Nigeria in 1954. Its first capital was Enugu and the second capital was Umuahia. The region was officially divided in 1967 into three new states, East-Central State, Rivers State and South-Eastern State. East-Central State had its capital at Enugu, which is now part of Enugu State.

The region was what later became Biafra, which was in rebellion from 1967 to 1970.

President of the House of Chiefs[edit]

Name Period
Chief Nyong Essien, CMG ? - ?

Speakers of the House of Assembly[edit]

Name Period
Ernest Egbuna 1954 - ?
Eze Daniel Okereke, CMG ? - ?

Notable people[edit]

Igbokwe Sixtus Chetachi He is a Nigerian writer born in Imo State in 1996. He has writen several books and articles in the National dalies and newspapers.

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