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States of Nigeria, there are a total of 36 states in Nigeria and then Abuja, the federal capital territory.

States:

  1. Abuja
  2. Anambra
  3. Enugu
  4. Akwa Ibom
  5. Adamawa
  6. Abia
  7. Bauchi
  8. Bayelsa
  9. Benue
  10. Borno
  11. Cross River
  12. Delta
  13. Ebonyi
  1. Edo
  2. Ekiti
  3. Gombe
  4. Imo
  5. Jigawa
  6. Kaduna
  7. Kano
  8. Katsina
  9. Kebbi
  10. Kogi
  11. Kwara
  12. Lagos
  13. Nasarawa
  1. Niger
  2. Ogun
  3. Ondo
  4. Osun
  5. Oyo
  6. Plateau
  7. Rivers
  8. Sokoto
  9. Taraba
  10. Yobe
  11. Zamfara

Federal Capital Territory: Abuja

Nigeria is currently divided into 36 states and Abuja, the 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 and FCT

Former state boundaries

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1991-1996

During this period, there were 29 states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

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1987-1991

During this period, there were 19 states and, later, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

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1967-1987

During this period, there were 12 states.

See also

  • ISO 3166-2:NG

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