Names of Nigeria 36 States and capital & their slogan

Nigeria is a sovereign state , it has 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja .

Nigeria is an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, with its capital city as Abuja where the seat of power is situated ….has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats.

Nigeria got her independence on the 1st of October in 1960. But back then there were only three regions namely northern , eastern and southern regions.

The country has three major languages and ethic group namely, Hausa; Igbo; Yoruba

For the purpose of our discussion we are going to concentrate on the names of her states and capital as well as their various slogans.

List of Nigeria’s state capital and their slogan 

State          Capital             Slogan              Year of Creation
1  Abia State – Umuahia :  God’s own State  1991

2  Adamawa State  -Yola:    Highest peak of the nation  1991

3  Akwa Ibom  State  -Uyo :  Land of promise  1987

4  Anambra  State – Awka:   Light of the nation  1991

5 Bauchi  State  – Bauchi :  Pearl of Tourism   1976

6 Bayelsa  State  – Yenagoa:  The Glory of All Lands   1996

7 Benue StateMakurdi : Food basket of the Nation  1996

8 Borno StateMaiduguri  :  Home of peace  1976

9 Cross River  State –   Calabar  : The people’s paradise  1967

10 Delta State Asaba :  The Finger of God    1991

11 Ebonyi  State –  Abakaliki : The salt of the Nation  1996

12 Edo State Benin City :  The Heart Beat of the Nation   1991

13 Ekiti  State: –  Ado – Ekiti  : Former slogan:  Fountain of Knowledge  New slogan: Land of honour and integrity  1996

14 Enugu State:  – Enugu :  Coal City State  1991

15 Gombe State: –  Gombe : Jewel in the Savannah  1996

16 Imo State:-   Owerri  :  Old slogan: Land of Hope  New slogan: Eastern heartland   1976

17 Jigawa State: –   Dutse : The New World     199

18 Kaduna State: –     Kaduna:    Former slogan:   Liberal State new slogan: Centre of learning  1967

19 Kano  State:    Kano  : Centre of Commerce   1967

20 Katsina State:–   Katsina :  State of Hospitality  1987

21 Kebbi State :- Birnin Kebbi  :  Land of Equity  1991

22 Kogi State:–  Lokoja  :The Confluence State   1991

23 Kwara  State:-  Ilorin   :  The state of Harmony   1967

24 Lagos State:-     Ikeja:   Centre of Excellence   1967

25 Nasarawa State:–  Lafia :  The home of Solid Minerals  1991

26 Niger State:–  Minna:   The power State   1976

27 Ogun State:–  Abeokuta:  The Gateway State   1976

28 Ondo State:-   Akure:   The sunshine State  1976

29 Osun State :-  Oshogbo :  Old slogan:   State of living spring  New slogan: Land of virtue   1991

30 Oyo State:-  Ibadan  :  The pace setter State  1976

31 Plateau State:–   Jos  :  Home of peace and tourism  1976

32 Rivers State :- Port Harcourt :  Treasure base of the Nation  1967

33 Sokoto State :–   Sokoto :  Seat of the Caliphate  1976

34 Taraba State:- Jalingo :   Nature’s gift to the Nation   1991

35 Yobe State:-   Damaturu  :  Old slogan: The young shall grow New slogan: Pride of the Sahel 1991

36 Zamfara State:–   Gusau  :Old slogan: Home of Agricultural Products,New slogan: Farming is our    pride:  1996

To sum up, the country (Federal Capital Territory) is Abuja  Slogan : “Center of Unity”

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