Nigeria States and Capital and their Slogans 2020

Nigeria consists 36 states, which are together given below in this article. Nigeria is an African country with the largest population of black in the world. The name "Nigeria" was coined by Flora Luggard in the year 1889.

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Formation of the 36 states in Nigeria

Nigeria was divided into 12 states by Gen. Yakubu Gowon on May 27, 1967.

General Murtala Mohammed divided Nigeria into 19 states on Feb 3, 1976.

General Ibrahim Babaginda gave Nigeria a 24 state structure on Sept 17, 1987.

On August 27, 1991, General Ibrahim Babaginda increased Nigeria's structures to 30.

On Oct 1, 1996, General Sani Abacha gave Nigeria its present 36 state structure.
Nigeria states slogan, and capital

Nigeria States And Their Slogan

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ABIA STATE                               UMUAHIA                                 God's own state

ADAMAWA STATE                   YOLA                    Land of beauty

AKWA IBOM STATE                  UYO  Land of promise

ANAMBRA STATE                     AWKA  Home for all

BAUCHI STATE         BAUCHI   Pearl of tourisms

BAYELSA STATE               YENAGOA   Pride of the nation

BENUE STATE        MAKURDI                  Food basket of the nation

BORNO STATE         MAIDUGURI   Home of peace

CROSS RIVER STATE         CALABAR     The people's paradise

DELTA STATE           ASABA   The big heart

EBONYI STATE             ABAKALIKI    The salt of the nation

EDO STATE               BENIN CITY    The heart beat

EKITI STATE           ADOO-EKITI     Fountain of knowledge

ENUGU STATE         ENUGU     Coal city state

GOMBE STATE         GOMBE     Jewel of the savannah

IMO STATE          OWERRI     Eastern heart land

JIGAWA STATE          DUTSE     The new world

KADUNA STATE          KADUNA     Centre of Education

KANO STATE               KANO     Centre of commerce

KATSINA STATE          KATSINA    State of hospitality

KEBBI STATE          BIRNI KEBBI    Land of equity

KOGI STATE            LOKOJA     The confluence state

KWARA STATE         ILORIN     State of harmony

LAGOS STATE         IKEJA     Centre of excellence

NASARAWA STATE         LAFIA      The home of solid minerals

NIGER STATE         MINNA         The power state

OGUN STATE         ABEOKUTA          The gateway state

ONDO STATE         AKURE         The sunshine state

OSUN STATE         OSOGBO          State of living spring

OYO STATE         IBADAN          The pace setter state

PLATEAU STATE         JOS          Home of peace and tourism

RIVERS STATE        PORT HARCOURT          Treasure base of the nation

SOKOTO STATE        SOKOTO           Seat of the caliphate

TARABA STATE        JALINGO         Nature's gift to the nation

YOBE STATE        DAMATURU           Pride of the Sahel

ZAMFARA STATE        GUASAU           Farming is our pride

FCT          ABUJA            Centre of unity


Are you interested in knowing the current governors of the 36 states in Nigeria, then scroll down to find out more exciting information. The term of a Governor is 4 years.

ABIA STATE                               UMUAHIA                                 Gov. Ikpeazu

ADAMAWA STATE                   YOLA                    Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

AKWA IBOM STATE                  UYO  Gov. Emmanuel Udom

ANAMBRA STATE                     AWKA Gov. Willie Obiano

BAUCHI STATE         BAUCHI    Gov. Bala Muhammed

BAYELSA STATE               YENAGOA   Gov. Henry Dickson

BENUE STATE        MAKURDI                  Gov.  Samuel Ortom

BORNO STATE         MAIDUGURI   Gov. BabaGana Umara

CROSS RIVER STATE         CALABAR     Gov. Ben Ayade

DELTA STATE           ASABA   Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa

EBONYI STATE             ABAKALIKI   Gov. Dave Uwahi

EDO STATE               BENIN CITY    Gov. Godwin Obaseki

EKITI STATE           ADOO-EKITI     Gov. Kayode Fayemi

ENUGU STATE         ENUGU    Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

GOMBE STATE         GOMBE     Gov. Muhammed Inuwa Yahaya

IMO STATE          OWERRI     Gov. Chukwuemeka Ihedioha

JIGAWA STATE          DUTSE     Gov.  Badaru Abubakar

KADUNA STATE          KADUNA     Gov. Nasirr El- Rufai

KANO STATE               KANO      Gov. Umar Ganduje

KATSINA STATE          KATSINA    Gov. Aminu Masari

KEBBI STATE          BIRNI KEBBI    Gov. Atiku Bagudu

KOGI STATE            LOKOJA     Gov.Yahaya Bello

KWARA STATE         ILORIN     Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq

LAGOS STATE         IKEJA     Gov. Babajide Sanwo-olu

NASARAWA STATE         LAFIA      Gov. Abdullahi Sule

NIGER STATE         MINNA        Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello

OGUN STATE         ABEOKUTA         Gov. Dapo Abiodun

ONDO STATE         AKURE         Gov. Odunayo Akeredolu

OSUN STATE         OSOGBO          Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola

OYO STATE         IBADAN          Gov.Oluwaseyi Makinde

PLATEAU STATE         JOS          Gov. Lanlong

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RIVERS STATE        PORT HARCOURT          Gov. Nyesom Wike

SOKOTO STATE        SOKOTO           Gov. Aminu Tambuwal

TARABA STATE        JALINGO          Gov. Darius Ishaku

YOBE STATE        DAMATURU           Gov. Mai Mala Buni

ZAMFARA STATE        GUASAU          Gov. Bello Matawalle

FCT         ABUJA

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