Ll. B. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1982.
B.L. Nigerian Law School, Lagos, 1983.
L.L.M. Business Law and Admiralty, University of Pennsylvania , 1984 .
Chief Executive, Hegeds International Limited
Member, Board of Directors of Voice of Nigeria, 1991.
Member, Cross River State Executive Council and Commissioner for Finance, Budget and planning, 1992.
Former Chairman, Allied Merchants & Brokers Limited
Former Governor, Cross River State, May 29,1999 – May 29, 2007.