Biography Of Babatunde Adewale Ajayi

Edidem Bassey Ekpo Bassey II is a Nigerian journalist and politician who was crowned the Obong or traditional ruler of the Efik people of the Akwa Akpa kingdom (also called Calabar) on 6 April 2008

NAME: Edidem Bassey Ekpo Bassey II

DATE OF BIRTH: November 1949


PARENT: Etubom Dr EE Bassey a medical doctor and grandson of King James Ekpo Bassey of Cobham Town

OCCUPATION: journalist and politician

EDUCATION: He had his early education in Calabar, Onitsha and Lagos. In 1974 he graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a degree in journalism

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: As chairman of the Etubom Traditional Rulers Council, in February 2004 Bassey announced the dethronement of Nta Elijah Henshaw on the grounds that Henshaw had failed to observe traditions and had failed to preserve peace. Henshaw refused to accept the decision, and cast doubts on Bassey’s credibility on the basis that he represented a community in Akwa Ibom state whose ruling house no longer existed

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