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Category : States in Nigeria

There are 36 states in Nigeria and Abuja,
I have made a list of Nigerian states below.

The federal capital territory – Abuja is not included in the list above.

There is so much to be said about Nigerian states.

Here we will be talking about some of them and comparing them in terms of popularity, revenue generation, population, business opportunities, lifestyle and a whole lot of other factors to consider.

Lagos State, for instance, is reputed as the most popular state in Nigeria and also the busiest in terms of population.

Daily we get different questions about the states in Nigeria, we will be answering those questions here.

People behave differently in different states and every state is made up of different ethnic groups, languages, etc. These ethnic groups have foods that are indigenous to them.

There are more than 300 different ethnic groups in Nigeria that occupying different Nigerian states.

Here is a map of some Nigerian state.

The creation of 12 Nigerian states actually began in 1967 when General Yakubu Gowon came into power via a successful coup. He went ahead to dissolve the existing regions and created 12 states out of them.

By February 1976, almost a decade later, Gen. Murtala Mohammed would squeeze out another seven states from the already existing 12, making it a total of 19 states

Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, took the baton and added another 11 states from 1987 to 1991, making a total of 30 states existing in Nigeria.

Abacha came to power and added the last 6 states in 36 by the year 1996.

Find more information about Nigeria and the 36 states by following the links below.