FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA  –   KNOW OUR STATES

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  Name Capital Population*  Governor Highlights
  Abuja   1,406,239    
  Abia State Umuahia 2,845,380  Dr. V. Okezie Ikpeazu   
  Adamawa State  Yola 3,178,950  Bindo Jibrilla  
  Akwa Ibom State  Uyo 3,902,051  Emmanuel Udom  
  Anambra State  Akwa 4,177,828  Willie Obiano
  Bauchi State  Bauchi 4,653,066
 Barrister Mohammed Abubakar  
  Bayelsa State  Yenegoa 1,704,515  Hon. Seriake Dickson  
  Borno State  Makurdi 4,171,104  Samuel Ortom  
  Benue State  Maiduguri 4,253,641  Kashim Shettima  
  Cross River State  Calabar 2,892,988  Ben Ayade  
  Delta State  Asaba 4,112,445  Senator Ifeanyi Okowa  
  Ebonyi State  Abakaliki 2,176,947
 Engr. Dave Umahi  
  Edo State  Benin City 3,233,366  Godwin Obaseki  
  Ekiti State  Ado-Ekiti 2,398,957   Ayo Fayose  
  Enugu State  Enugu 3,267,837  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi  
  Gombe State  Gombe 2,365,040  Ibrahim Dankwambo  
  Imo State  Owerri 3,927,563  Chief Rochas Okorocha  
  Jigawa State  Dutse 4,361,002  Alhahi Badaru Abubakar  
  Kaduna State  Kaduna 6,113,503  Malam Nasir El-Rufai  
  Kano State  Kano 9,401,288  Dr. Umar Danguje  
  Katsina State  Katsina 5,801,584   Aminu Masari  
  Kebbi State  Bernin Kebbi 3,256,541  Atiku Bagudu  
  Kogi State   Lokoja 3,314,043  Yahaya Bello  
  Kwara State   Ilorin 2,365,353  Abdulfatah Ahmed  
  Lagos State  Ikeja 9,113,605  Ambode Akinwunmi  
  Nasarawa State  Lafia 1,869,377  Umaru Tanko Al-Makura  
  Niger State  Minna 3,954,772  Alhaji A. Sani Lulu-Bello  
  Ogun State  Abeokuta 3,751,140
 Ibikunle Amosum  
  Ondo State  Akure 3,460,877 Oluwarontimi Akeredolu  
  Osun State  Osogbo 3,416,959  Rauf Aregbesola  
  Oyo State  Ibadan 5,580,894
 Abiola Ajimobi  
  Plateau State  Jos 3,206,531  Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong  
  Rivers State  Port Harcourt 5,198,716  Nyesom Wike  
  Sokoto State  Sokoto 3,702,676  Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal  
  Taraba State  Jalingo 2,294,800  Dr. Darius Ishaku  
  Yobe State  Damaturu 2,321,339  Ibrahim Geidam  
  Zamfara State  Gusau 3,278,873  Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari  
      * 2006 Census.  Source: Nigeria Data Portal