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Eastern Region, Nigeria

The Eastern Region was one of Nigeria's federal divisions, dating back originally from the division of the colony Southern Nigeria in 1954. Its capital was Enugu. The region was official 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

Name Period
Chief Nyong Essien, CMG ? - ?

Speakers of the House of Assembly

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

See also

  • Northern Region, Nigeria
  • Western Region, Nigeria

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