After the release of the list of Top 10 Most Influential malabresses which was widely welcomed by the students, Unical Matters comes up with a matching list of Top 10 most Influential Malabites the term “malabites” refers to all male students of the University of calabar. The list is compiled through recommendations, observations, review of their bio and activities on and off campus and also popularity on campus, not necessarily by current political positions, in no particular order below is an un biased list of Top 10 most influential malabites it includes only active undergraduates of the university of calabar.
Ojong Bofa is a 400 level student of the department of radiography and radiological sciences, faculty of allied medical sciences, university of Calabar. A firm believer in equity and rule of law, as well as student’s unionism. Having held some noteworthy positions such as the former chief of staff to then SUG president, sen. Raymond Moses Derek. He is currently the SUG senate President. He continues to hold firm the ideal that a better student union is possible and indeed a better Nigeria.
Etta Enyi anative of Abi local government are in Cross River state is an active unionist and student of the department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Calabar. He was Mr. Unical in 2015, SUG presidential candidate in 2016,
He was the Senate President of the 5th SUG senate and currently the spirit head of Calabar university medical students’ association (CUMSA)
Asides school politics, Etta Enyi is into fashion, modelling, Cryptocurrency, Forex Trading and other businesses
He makes the list of Top 10 most influential malabites
Icha Godswill is a 400 level student of the Department of Sociology Faculty of Social science, he is currently the Chairman National association of Nigeria students CRS AXIS. He was senate president Of the 6th SUG senate in Enyam Kelvin administration, he is one of the most influential malabites.
SUMUKO WISDOM UMINA
Sumuko, Wisdom is a native of Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State. He is an undergraduate student of Law, at the University of Calabar. He recently served as the General Secretary of the University of Calabar Students’ Union Government, and Chairman of the Writing and Literary Society.
He is a committed christian, public speaker, political analyst, an advocate for good governance, accountability, equality, and justice.
As an African, Sumuko, Wisdom is a passionate and fervent advocate of Pan-Africanism, and a mentee of the PLO Lumuba Foundation.
As a Pan-Africanist, he holds the view that building Africa requires the collective effort of Africans.
In 2015, Sumuko, Wisdom volunteered with the Society for Family Health– a non-governmental organisantion– where he served as a Venue Outreach Staff.
As a debater, he was among the ten best debaters shortlisted in 2016, by the University of Calabar’s Debate Club.
Sumuko, Wisdom was a nominee, and representative of the University of Calabar Students’ Union Government’s Senate, where he faithfully served as the scribe of the Senate in 2017.
In 2019, he was awarded the Best Performed Executive Officer in the 2018/2019 Raymond Moses Derek led Executive Council, in recognition of his distinguished character, and immense contributions to the growth, education, and general welfare of Nigerian students at large.
Upon his emergence as the General Secretary of the University of Calabar Students’ Union Government, Sumuko, Wisdom gave the SUG Secretariat a new look through visible renovations, and administrative repositioning.
As a fervent advocate for justice, he was conferred with the rank of a Senior Advocate of the University of Calabar Moot and Mock Society, on the 18th day of July, 2020.
As a passionate and committed advocate for the interest of students’, he has received numerous recognitions and awards from students’ associations, with the most recent being the award of Leadership Personality of the Year presented to him by the Law Students’ Association of Nigeria, University of Calabar Chapter.
As the then Chairman of the Writing and Literary Society, he showed uncommon passion to see young writers improve. He demonstrated this by organizing writing seminars, and competitions, geared towards improving the writing skills of young writers, and giving them a platform to showcase their art(s).
He had alongside other youths in Calabar organized a campaign against sexual violence and rape in Calabar, Cross River State in 2020.
Sumuko, Wisdom is an energetic gentleman who is purpose driven. He is a gentleman, whose vision and dreams for a better Nigeria, Africa, and the World at large, has greatly influenced his actions towards humanity.
He holds the view that the human race can’t attain its true potentials without love and compassion for one another.
Esekpa Eyong was born on the 11th day of March 1995 in the family of Late Obol Eyong Esekpa Eyong.
Sen Esekpa Eyong started his primary education in St. Daniel Nursery and Primary School Idomi, Yakurr L.G.A. Later proceeded to Ben’s High School Idomi where he obtained his West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) certificate.
In 2014, he was awarded a scholarship to study in Standard University South Africa (Hospitality Management).
But following the occurrence, he decided to start up a Diploma program in University of Calabar (DLIS).
He was elected as a senator representing his constituency 2015/2016 academy session, served as secretary committee of finance and appropriation, Charman inter faculty political resolution, chairman constitutional review and many more.
Esekpa is Currently, president faculty of Education serving in a dual capacity as the chairman Forum of faculty president University of Calabar. Also acting college president. while in his days at the SUG he was senate Secretary finance, Chairman constitutional review and Chairman inter faculty political resolution.
COCO BASSEY ESU
Coco-Bassey Esu,born into the family of Late Etinyin Henry N. Coco-Bassey of Eyamba clan of Calabar South LGA,Cross River State
Educational Qualification: FSLC, SSCE Registered Nurse, Registered Orthopedic Nurse, a professional Nurse, MBBS in view
Office held: Secretary, National Students Nurses And Midwives Association,CRS,
- SUG President,College of Nursing,Itigidi,
- PRO, National Association of Nigeria Nurses/ Midwives, Uburu,Ebonyi state
- Secretary, National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Uburu,Ebonyi state
- Clinical instructor, Ebonyi state University, Uburu
- Secretary, Post basic, National orthopedic schools, Enugu.
- Parliamentarian, Calabar University Medical students Association.
- President, Calabar Golden Leo club
- Region Director, Region 5,Leo District 404 A2
- Region / District officer, Leo District 404 A2 Nigeria
- PRO, National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Headquarters unit, CRS.
- Currently, Secretary, National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Headquarters unit, CRS.
- Currently, Secretary, National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives Publicity committee, CRS.
Special Assistant- International Development Cooperation to the Governor of Cross River State, Gov Ben Ayade.
Media Aids to Senator Gershom Bassey, Senator, Cross River South Senatorial District.
Media Aids/PA to Hon Commissioner for Health, Dr Inyang Asibong now Commissioner for international Development Cooperation/Donor Support.
Awards: Leo Award of Honor, (LAH)
- Member Order of Malabor (MOM),University of Calabar,Campus Personality Award,
Niger Delta Icon and Dynamic Award as the Most Influential Personality and among others.
- Candidate for unical SUG president 2017/18
Mbang confidence is a final year law student currently serving as Honorable Member Niger Delta Youth Parliament (NDYP). representing Abi/Yakurr LGA 2014 – Director of Information LAWSAN UCC
2015 – Senator Representing Diploma 2 Constituency LAWSAN Senate
2016- SUG Senator Representing Faculty of law.
SUG Senate Presidential Candidate
Chairman Constitutional Drafting committee, Chairman Rules and Procedure.
Chief Press Secretary to the NANS JCC Chairman CRS
SA on media and publicity to the CENSA Chief
Chief Press Secretary to the President Yakurr World-wide
SUG Presidential Candidate- 2nd
Procedural Adviser Pragmatic leaders CRS
Paralegal Godwinson Churchill & co law firm calabar CRS.
NANS JCC Chairman CRS Axis
Honourable Member Niger Delta Youth Parliament (NDYP).
RAYMOND MOSES DEREK
Raymond Moses Derek is a final year student of medicine and surgery, a native of yakurr local government area in Cross River State, he is the immediate past Unical SUG president, in his administration a lot of new ideas and wonderful initiatives had been introduced by the Remedy led exco. The entrepreneur drive campaign which I initiated attracted a US based android app developer to hold an entirely free seminar for students, the outcome of which we had the UNICAL EXAM REVIEW APP developed for POST UTME and GSS. We collaborated with the WINDSWORTH HOSTEL facility managers to subsidize accommodation for all POST UTME students at the cost of a thousand naira which covered their two days stay in Calabar for the exams, a feat that had never been achieved by the SUG.
in his administration he also rejuvenated the defunct Malabo radio to a standard Radio studio with a design laid down by SPARKLING FM, a leading radio station in the state, Malabo ultra-illuminated 5- aside football pitch (mini-stadium) which is meant to make sporting exercise at the square enjoyable.
Raymond Also initiated the University students health initiative on campus, he was a class rep up to year 4 and later stepped down to contest SUG president, as class rep he organized tutorial lectures for college students which was attended by all departments, in college right from year one, at a point he was regarded as college class rep. Raymond is also known for academic excellence, in he had the highest CGPA in college as shown in the image below
Raymond also passed a professional exam while contesting SUG election, a feat hardly achieved by any unionist, he is on our list of Top 10 most Influential malabites.
AYENI SUCCESS SMART
Ayeni Success Smart is a 400 level student of the faculty of law, university of Calabar.
Former chief of staff to the president national association of obudu Students, unical chapter.
Former member, lawsan welfare board, unical.
One time Senator representing faculty of law at the Students Union government Senate, unical. Exchquer, Kanu Agabi Chambers of Justice, SUG presidential candidate, unical. 2020/2021, asides students unionism Ayeni success is also an entrepreneur, Founder of de Success interior decorations, he makes the list of Top 10 most influential malabites.
UGAH JAMES UGAH
Ugah james Ugah is native of obudu local government area Cross River State, a 300 level student of the department of accounting, faculty of management science, he is currently executive president of the students union government, University of calabar,, he was the scribe of the 7th senate led by omori okokon in 2019/2020 remedy led administration, Ugah james is also the president of the forum of SUG presidents, Cross River state. as the Number one student of the republic of malabor, he tops the chart of the Most Influential malabites