ESSIEN, (His Highness) Edidem Nyong



Edidem Nyong

(full name - Nyong Akpan Efiom Iwatt Efembe Efiom), tradi tional ruler, teacher, retired civil servant, Nsom of 'Uruan; Born on November 9,1872; Education: atten ded Duke Town School, Calabar, 1900 - passed Standard Seven in 1907; taught in Duke Town School, 1908-1909 and became a missionary and preacher in Methodist Church at Issiet Ekim Town; joined the Judici ary as a confidential clerk and interpreter of the Supreme Court in Calabar under Justice Webber, Jus tice Herbert Norman Cleverly and Philip Peter-Rides in 1918; co-foun der of the banned N.C.N.C. party with late Herbert Macaulay and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe; one time President of the Eastern House of Chiefs; was conferred with an honorary degree in law, awarded C.M.G. in 1960, and C.O.N, in 1964; paramount ruler of Uyo Division, cjan head of Uruan (Nsom of Uruan), president of Uruan County Development Council, Idu, and president of Uyo Divisional Council of Chiefs;.Married and has 12 children, Address: (Home) Nsom's Palace, Issiet Ekim Town, Southern Uruan, Uyo; (Office): c/o No. 2 Gibbs Street, Uyo, Cross River State; Hobby: interested in History, book reading, tennis and other indoor games, owns one of the largest private libraries in Nigeria.
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