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The National Assembly Complex, Abuja

Abuja FCT – “Centre Of unity”

Located in north-central geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Abuja FCT is a planned city built mainly in the 1980s and officially became Nigeria’s capital in 1991, replacing Lagos.

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Ikom Monoliths, Cross River State

Cross River State – “The People’s Paradise”

Located in south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Rivers State was created out of the old South Eastern State in 1976 with its capital in Calabar.

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Overview of Port Harcourt city

Rivers State – “Treasure Base Of The Nation”

Located in south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Rivers State was created out of the old Eastern Region in 1967 with its capital in Port Harcourt.

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Crystal clear Ikogosi Warm Spring in Ekiti State is a top tourism potential

Ekiti State – “Fountain Of Knowledge”

Located in south-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Ekiti State was created out of the old Ondo in 1996 with its capital is Ado-Ekiti.

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Riyom Rock Formation in Plateau State

Plateau State – “Home Of Peace And Tourism”

Located in north-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Plateau State was created out of the old Benue-Plateau in 1976 with its headquarter is Jos.

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Swange traditional dancers, Benue State

Benue State – “Food Basket Of The Nation”

Located in north-central geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Benue State was created out of the old Benue-Plateau State in 1976 with its headquarter is Makurdi.

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jigawa state

Jigawa State – “New World”

Located in north-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Jigawa State was created out of the old Kano State in 1991 with its headquarter is Dutse.

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The annual Arugugun Fishing Festival - Kebbi State

Kebbi State – “Land Of Equity”

ocated in north-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Kebbi State was created out of the old Sokoto State in 1991 with its headquarter is Birnin Kebbi.

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Kuri Wakko sand dunes, Yusufari, Yobe State

Yobe State – “Young Shall Grow”

Yobe State is a mainly agricultural state created out of the old Borno State on 27 August 1991, by the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida.

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Elephants at Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Taraba State

Taraba State – “Nature’s Gift To The Nation”

Located in north-east geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Taraba State was created out of the defunct Gongola State in 1991.

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Emir Palace, Kano

Kano State – “Centre Of Commerce”

Located in north-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Kano State was created out of the defunct Northern Region in 1976 and it is divided into forty four local government areas.

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The Emir's palace

Katsina State – “Home Of Hospitality”

Located in north-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Katsina State was created out of the old Kaduna State in 1987 and it is divided into thirty four local government areas

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Lake Chad Basin, Borno State

Borno State – “Home Of Peace”

Located in north-east geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Borno State was created out of the defunct North Eastern Nigeria in 1976

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Gurara_Waterfall is popular tourist destination in Niger State

Niger State – “Power State”

Located in north-central geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Niger State was created out of the defunct North Western Nigeria in 1976

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River Ethiope, Delta State

Delta State – “Big Heart Of The Nation”

Located in south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Delta State is an oil producing state situated in the region known as the Niger Delta which was created in 1991

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Olumo Rock, Abeokuta

Ogun State – “Gateway State”

Located in south-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Ogun State was created in 1976 with Abeokuta as the state capital, comprises the old Abeokuta and Ijebu provinces.

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Oguta Golf Course, Owerri

Imo State – “Eastern Heartland”

Located in south-east geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Ebonyi State was created in 1996 and it is called “the salt of the nation” for its huge salt deposit at the Okposi and Uburu salt lakes.

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Ndibe beach, Afikpo, Ebonyi State

Ebonyi State – “The Salt Of The Nation”

Located in south-east geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Ebonyi State was created in 1996 and it is called “the salt of the nation” for its huge salt deposit at the Okposi and Uburu salt lakes.

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Benin brass plaques

Edo State – “Heartbeat Of The Nation”

Located in south-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Edo State was created in 1991 when the old Bendel State was split into two in a state creation exercise that also led to the birth of Delta state.

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Tourists at Idanre hills, Ondo State

Ondo State – “The Sunshine State”

Located in south-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Ondo State was created in 1976 out of the defunct Western State and it has 19 local government areas.

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Gombe state some beautiful landscape formations

Gombe State – “Jewel In The Savannah”

Gombe state is situated right within the expansive savannah region and has 11 local government areas which include Akko, Balanga, Billiri, Dukku, Funakaye, Gombe, Kaltungo, Kwami, Nafada, Shongom, Yamaltu/Deba.

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Lord Lugard old residence Lokoja

Kogi State – “Confluence State”

Located in north-central geopolitical zone (also called middle-belt region) of Nigeria, Kogi State was created out of the former Kwara and Benue States in 1991 covering the area of the former Kabba Province.

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Nasarawa State cultural dancers

Nasarawa State – “Home Of Solid Mineral”

The state was carved out of the old Plateau State in 1996 and ever since it was created, the state has grown to become one of the top tourist states with its magnificently beautiful landscapes and spectacular highland

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Over-head bridge on Oyo State secretariat road, Ibadan

Oyo State – “The Pacesetter State”

Located in the south-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Oyo State was one of the three states carved out of the former Western state of Nigeria in 1976.

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Durbar Festival is popular in Kaduna

Kaduna State – “The Liberal State”

Kaduna State tourist information: Best of Kaduna State hotels, attractions, maps, photos, weather, travel info, tips and learn the history

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