South East (Nigeria)

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South East of Nigeria is one of the six geopolitical zones in the country. The region consists of the following states;[1][2]

Origin and People[edit]

The South East came about with Alex Ekwueme's recommendations, although is formerly known as Eastern Nigeria, or simply East, following the division of the country into three parts in 1950s. In 1967, it was later split into three under the Gowon Administration (1967-1975). It was in 1976 that more states, including Imo and Anambra began to emerge.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "'In Nigeria, glaucoma affects south east region most' - Premium Times Nigeria". Premium Times Nigeria. 2017-02-07. Retrieved 2017-02-20.
  2. ^ Uchendu, Victor Chikezie (1965-01-01). The Igbo of southeast Nigeria. Holt, Rinehart and Winston.