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States of Nigeria

Nigeria is currently divided into 36 states and one federal capital territory. The states are further divided into 774 Local Government Areas

Before and after independence in 1960, Nigeria was a federation of three Regions: Northern, Western, and Eastern. Provinces were also used in colonial times. In 1963, two provinces were detached from the Western Region to form the new Mid-Western Region. In 1967, the regions were replaced by 12 states due to a military decree; only the former Mid-Western Region escaped division, and formed a single state following the restructuring. From 1967 to 1970 the areas of Mid-Western State and the Eastern Region attempted to secede, as Biafra. In 1976, seven new states were created, making 19 altogether; the Federal Capital Territory (now called Abuja) was established also. In 1987 two new states were established, followed by another 9 in 1991, bringing the total to 30. The latest change, in 1996, resulted in the present number of 36 states.

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Current States:

1. Abia

2. Adamawa

3. Akwa Ibom

4. Anambra

5. Bauchi

6. Bayelsa

7. Benue

8. Borno

9. Cross River

10. Delta

11. Ebonyi

12. Edo


13. Ekiti

14. Enugu

15. Gombe

16. Imo

17. Jigawa

18. Kaduna

19. Kano

20. Katsina

21. Kebbi

22. Kogi

23. Kwara

24. Lagos


25. Nasarawa

26. Niger

27. Ogun

28. Ondo

29. Osun

30. Oyo

31. Plateau

32. Rivers

33. Sokoto

34. Taraba

35. Yobe

36. Zamfara