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South South Nigeria is a region of Nigeria composed of the following states: Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo, and Rivers.


Map of South South Nigeria

Delta State

  • 1 Agbarho — centre of the Agbarho kingdom, and home of the Urhobo tribes
  • 2 Warri — a major city for crude oil industry
  • 3 Asaba — The administrative capital of Delta State
  • 4 Sapele

Edo State

  • 5 Benin City — one of the oldest cities in Nigeria, dating back to pre-colonial times
  • 6 Auchi  
  • 7 Ekpoma  

Cross River State

  • 8 Calabar — a charming city that is one of the oldest trading centres in Nigeria

Rivers State

  • 9 Port Harcourt — a gulf city that is the centre for the oil industry in the country
  • 10 Bonny Island — island town that traditionally served as the seat for the Kingdom of Bonny
  • 11 Okrika
  • 12 Ogoja
  • 13 Eleme  

Akwa Ibom State

  • 14 Uyo
  • 15 Oron

Bayelsa State

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This is where the oil wealth of Nigeria originates, which has led to environmental degradation of its extreme south in the mangroves, rivers, and swamps facing the Atlantic.

The official language of Edo is Bini but most people still speak English, because English is the official language of Nigeria. The English spoken by most Edos is pidgin English, while some Edos speak English.

Edo is the home of art; there is a lot of bronze art in Edo.

Edo state loves the presence of foreigners, because the presence of foreigners make them feel proud of the state. Edo is rich in culture and there is no internet tribal conflict because they consider everyone to be equal.

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Do not go out at night, especially women, cases of rape is common in Edo.


As with any other region of Nigeria, you would most likely find a reliable coverage of the 2G/3G mobile networks in most states and cities of this region, but reliable coverage of the 4G network might only be limited to some cities or states. Signal strength might diminish further away from cities' centers, and you might occasionally experience a network outage for all or some of the mobile phone service providers in some remote areas in the region. Different networks tend to be more stable and reliable in different locations of the region at different times.

MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel (Zain) and GLO are all available service providers. So if you are planning a visit to any of the states or cities in the South-south region of Nigeria, you should probably consider having multiple SIM cards, preferably for all the mobile service providers, since you can't tell which will be more stable and reliable at a time in your location during your visit. And if you will risk not having any of them, you might be better off not risking the MTN network, because, from indications, it seem to perform well than the others, though its rates may be high and its offers and services might be stringent, but you are less likely to be concerned of erratic voice and data connection compared to others.

Airtel is another service provider which is fairly satisfactory for all you might need to connect to the world, including rates and network reliability. Of course, Glo (or Globacom) boasts of fast network speed for internet browsing activities, only that you might not be able to enjoy the privilege in some locations. And 9Mobile (formerly Etisalat) usually also performs well in internet browsing speed too but with locational limitations as well, plus data rate is fairly higher.

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