What was the former name of Cross River State?
South-Eastern Cross River, formerly South-Eastern, state, southeastern Nigeria. What is now Cross River state was part of the former Eastern region until 1967, when it became South-Eastern state; it received its present name in 1976. In 1987 the southwestern third of Cross River state became a new state called Akwa Ibom.
How old is Cross Rivers State?
Cross River StateCross RiverGeopolitical ZoneSouth SouthDate created27 May 1967CapitalCalabarGovernment26 more rows
Where did cross river originated from?
Cross River State was created on May 27, 1967 from the former Eastern Region, Nigeria by the General Yakubu Gowon regime. Its name was changed to Cross River State in the 1976 state creation exercise by the then General Murtala Mohammed regime from South Eastern State.
When was Calabar the capital of Nigeria?
After the chiefs of Duke Town accepted British protection in 1884, the town, which was called Old Calabar until 1904, served as capital of the Oil Rivers Protectorate (1885–93), the Niger Coast Protectorate (1893–1900), and Southern Nigeria (1900–06) until the British administrative headquarters were moved to Lagos.
What is the deepest river in Nigeria?
River Ethiope River Ethiope is believed to be the deepest inland waterway in Africa.
What is the largest lake in Nigeria?
Oguta Lake It is the largest natural lake in Imo State, Southeastern Nigeria; within the equatorial rainforest region of Niger Delta....Oguta LakePrimary inflowsUtu, Awbana, Orashi and Njaba riversBasin countriesNigeriaMax. depth8 m (26 ft)Ramsar Wetland11 more rows