So how do people want us to survive if we go ahead to fight the Centre? English and French are the major foreign languages of the state while Bekwarra, Ejagham and Efik are major indigenous languages of this state. If APC wants him let them rather cross over because I know he will lead us right, especially at this crucial time the state is undergoing re-engineering in all sectors. The town was one of the provinces during pre-colonial times. Did they not say that he will pack. The crisis, political observers believe, may soon explode, following the alleged “imposition” of persons into the various positions in the ward, chapter and state congresses, held in May 2016. Its headquarters are in the town of Okpoma located east of the area. Read More... Abaribe Wants NIDCOM Headquarters Named After Late Sen. Rose Oko. According to the 2006 census, Etung has a population of 80,196. Or is there any document to show he is moving to APC? Edo Election: Obaseki Visits Wike, Praises The Rivers Governor Over Win (Photos) / Ogun Government Arrests Woman For Blasting Governor Over Stone … Its headquarters are in the town of Effraya. ~ AFRONAIJA NEWS, Update: PA To Kidnapped Justice Ignatius Agube’s Wife Dies Of Internal Bleeding, Cross River: Top Politicians Lobby Police To Release Notorious Gangsters Arrested For Civil Unrest. :222 The present day Akwa Ibom State was excised from it in the state creation exercise of September 1987 by the then regime of General Ibrahim Babangida. Most indigenes of Abi come from the Agbo tribe which is a subgroup of Igbo. Emirates Airlines lends support to anti trafficking initiative, BREAKING: ASUU rejects FG’s N20bn offer to revamp public universities, demands N500bn, #EndSARS Protests: Listen to Nigerians, act fast, cleric advises Buhari. For now, no new date has been fixed. This makes Yala the second most populated Local Government Area in Cross River State, coming after Akpabuyo. 19 hrs. According to the 2006 census, Calabar South has a population of 191,630. The Yala are a subgroup of the Idoma nation, part of the Yala LGA's subgroups are the Igede speaking people believed to have migrated from the Oju part of Benue State, who migrated from Ora, in Edo North. Political opponents are everywhere even with the party and they are the ones behind the speculation. Also, the Yala/Yache, Igede, Ukelle, Ekajuk, Mbube, Bette, Bekwarra and Utugwang people are found in Ogoja, Yala, Obudu and Obanliku and Bekwarra LGA's. The Act places the exploration and exploitation of solid minerals in the Exclusive... Tue Sep 22nd, 2020 Read More → 1 Ejagham remains the largest ethnic group which stretches from the northern senatorial district to the southern senatorial district. For instance, majority of the party stakeholders in the state were relegated to the background during the exercise, as most of them had no input into who became their Ward or Council party chairmen. The Current Governor is Benedict Ayade, who was sworn into office on 29 May 2015. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Cross River State epitomises the nation's linguistic and cultural plurality and it is important to note that, in spite of the diversity of dialects, all the indigenous languages in the state have common linguistic roots as Niger–Congo languages. The state has been previously governed by many governors and administrators including Udoakaha J. Esuene, Paul Omu, Tunde Elegbede, Clement Isong, Donald Etiebet, Daniel Archibong, Ibim Princewill, Ernest Atta, Clement Ebri, Ibrahim Kefas, Gregory Agboneni, Umar Faoruk Ahmed, Christopher Osondu, Donald Duke, Liyel Imoke and Benedict Ayade. “So, the governor is playing some kind of politics that I can play if I am in his shoes, especially at this stage when our allocation is at zero level and with no big IGR base. But some PDP members are also waiting anxiously on the wings for the governor to defect, so that they could re-group, pick the pieces and move on. Tertiary educational institutions in the State includes University of Calabar and Cross River State University of Technology located in the state capital Calabar, Ibrahim Babangida College of Agriculture located in Obubra Local Government Area, Cross River State College of Education located in Akamkpa Local Government Area, College of Health Technology, Iboko Okpoma, Federal College of Education located in Obudu and Technical College Ugep located in Yakurr Local Government Area Arthur Jarvis University located in Akpabuyo Local Government Area. Cross River South Senatorial District. There are also the Yakurr /Agoi/Bahumono ethnic groups in Yakurr and Abi LGA, while the Mbembe are predominantly found in Obubra LGA. “We also know that PDP has a culture of dominating Cross River state because when we resolve all our disputes, we resolve in favour of equity, we resolve in favour of justice, we resolve in favour of history of hard work and commitment to the party.