Akwa Ibom State is located in the south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Akwa Ibom State was created in 1987. The state belongs to one of the oil-producing states of the Niger Delta and it has a population of more than 3m people and a land area of 6,900 sq Km. It is bordered to the east by Cross River State, bordered to the north by Abia State, bordered to the West by Abia and River States and bordered to the south by Atlantic Ocean. The state is made up of thirty one (31) local government areas and the main languages in the state are Ibibio, Annang, Eket, and Oron. These languages are closely related with few dialectical differences.
Bayelsa State was created out of Rivers State on October 1, 1996 by the late Gen. Sani Abacha military regime. It is located in the Niger-Delta area, the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. It is a state with large deposits of crude oil and natural gas, and one of the major producers of petroleum products in the country. In fact, it was in Oloibiri, Bayelsa State that the first commercial oil well in Nigeria was discovered by Shell Darcy on Sunday 15 January 1956. The name Bayelsa is extracted from three former Local Government Areas, Brass, Yenagoa, and Sagbama. There are 10 languages spoken in the state; of these, Izon, Nembe, Ogbia and Epie-Atissa are the most predominant. Bayelsa is a multi-ethnic state comprising of groups such as Kolokunu, Ekpetiama, Igbriran, Atissa and Biseni. The state is mostly occupied by the Ijaws.
Cross River State that was named after a river called Cross River (Oyono), which passes through the state was created out of the old South Eastern State of Nigeria in 1976 – and Akwa Ibom State was carved out of the state in 1987 covering a total of 20,156 sq km land area and bordered to the west by Abia States, to be east by Cameron, to the south by Akwa Ibom and the Atlantic Ocean. The state is divided into eighteen local government areas which include Abi, Akamkpa, Akpabuyo, Bekwara, Biase, Boki, Calabar Municipal, Calabar-South, Etung, Ikom, Obanliku, Obubra, Obudu, Odukpani, Ogoja, Ugep-north, Yakurr, and Yala.
Delta State is one of the oil-producing states in South-South Nigeria. It used to be part of the old Bendel State which was split into Edo and Delta States on August 27, 1991 by the General Ibrahim Babangida military government. Delta State has a total land area of 16,842 square kilometres (6,503 sq mi) and composed of 25 local government areas: Ethiope West, Ethiope East, Okpe, Sapele, Udu, Ughelli North, Ughelli South, Uvwie, Aniocha North, Aniocha South, Ika North East, Ika South, Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West, Oshimili North, Oshimili South, Ukwuani, Bomadi, Burutu, Isoko North, Isoko South, Patani, Warri North, Warri South, and Warri South West. Asaba is the capital of Delta State.
Edo, a state located in the south-south part of Nigeria or the Deltan region, has a long history of civilization. It is partly what remains of the once powerful and famous imperial Benin kingdom one of the most powerful Africa Empires during 15th and 16th century. The Benin Empire authority and influence spreading to the coast of Benin republic, the Niger delta, the north west of Niger River and Onisha in the east. Benin City now serving as the headquarters of Oredo Local Government Area and the capital of Edo state was the power-house, seat of government and the capital of the ancient Empire. It's also the origin and ancestral home of all the descendants of ancient Benin kingdom.