Six Geo-political Zones In Nigeria & States

Most people don’t know that Nigeria is divided into six geo-political zones and has 36 states and capital. If you are looking for information on the list of the 36 states and capital in Nigeria, then you are on the right page as we have listed the 36 Nigerian states according to the six political zones

List of 36 states and capital in Nigeria according to their political zone

North Eastern States and Capital

Adamawa – Yola

Bauchi – Bauchi

Borno – Maiduguri

Gombe – Gombe

Taraba – Jalingo


Yobe – Damaturu


North Western  States and Capital

Jigawa – Dutse

Kaduna- Kaduna

Kano – Kano

Kebbi – Birnin kebbi

Sokoto – Sokoto

Zamfara – Gusau


North Central States and Capital

Benue – Makurdi

Niger – Minna

Katsina – Katsina

Kogi – Lokoja

Kwara – Ilorin

Nassarawa – Lafia

Plateau – Jos


South Eastern States and Capital

Abia – Umuahia

Anambra – Awka

Ebonyi – Abakiliki

Enugu – Enugu

Imo – Owerri


South Western States and Capital

Ekiti – Ado Ekiti

Lagos – Ikeja

Ogun – Abeokuta

Ondo – Akure

Osun – Osogbo

Oyo – Ibadan


South south States and Capital

Akwa Ibom – Uyo

Bayelsa – Yenegoa

Cross River – Calabar

Delta – Asaba

Edo – Benin City

Rivers – Port Harcourt

Abuja is the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria

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I am simply known as Ikenwa Chizoba, a seasoned blogger and the Founder of Nigerian Infopedia. A very simple person who loves writing, reading and research.


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  1. dayo

    where is Kaduna? For your information katsina is under north central.It is under north west.

    1. Admin

      Thanks for pointing it out, will recheck and make the necessary correction

  2. Ibrahim ibj abdullahi

    Katsina is under north west not north central

  3. mhizta Birdrick

    am mhizta Birdrick
    nice one. am also a blogger and I will us like to work

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