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Western Region, Nigeria
The former Western State of Nigeria
Nigeria
was formed in 1967 when the Western Region was subdivided into the states of Lagos and Western State. Its capital was Ibadan, which was the capital of the old region. In 1976 the state was subdivided into three new states, Ogun, Ondo and Oyo. The region now consist of nine states, across three geopolitical zones: Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Ogun States. References[edit]Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome (3 July 2013). Contesting the Nigerian State: Civil Society and the Contradictions of Self-Organization. Palgrave Macmillan
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Nigeria
The Federal Republic
Republic
of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria (/naɪˈdʒɪəriə/ ( listen)), is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Benin
Benin
in the west, Chad
Chad
and Cameroon
Cameroon
in the east, and Niger
Niger
in the north. Its coast in the south lies on the Gulf of Guinea
Guinea
in the Atlantic Ocean. It comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja
Abuja
is located. Nigeria
Nigeria
is officially a democratic secular country.[6] Nigeria
Nigeria
has been home to a number of kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia
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Delta State
Delta or Delta State
Delta State
is an oil and agricultural producing state of Nigeria, situated in the region known as the South-South geo-political zone with a population of 4,112,445 (males: 2,069,309; females: 2,043,136).[2] The capital city is Asaba, located at the northern end of the state, with an estimated area of 762 square kilometres (294 sq mi), while Warri
Warri
is the economic nerve center of the state and also the most populated. It is located in the southern end of the state. The state has a total land area of 16,842 square kilometres (6,503 sq mi).Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Demographics 4 Administration4.1 Local government areas5 Natural resources 6 Higher education 7 Tourist attractions 8 Sports 9 Notable people 10 References 11 External linksGeography[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Osun State
Osun
Osun
( pronounced; "O'Shoon") is an inland state in south-western Nigeria. Its capital is Osogbo. It is bounded in the north by Kwara State, in the east partly by Ekiti State
Ekiti State
and partly by Ondo State, in the south by Ogun State
Ogun State
and in the west by Oyo State. The state's current governor is Rauf Aregbesola, who was declared as the winner of 2007 election by Appeal Court in Ibadan
Ibadan
on 26 November 2010. Ogbeni (Rauf Aregbesola) was also Reelected as Osun's Governor on August 9, 2014. Osun
Osun
is home to several of Nigeria's most famous landmarks, including the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria's pre-eminent institution of higher learning. The university is also located in the ancient town of Ile-Ifẹ, an important early center of political and religious development for Yoruba culture
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Kwara
Kwara
Kwara
(Yoruba: Ìpínlẹ̀ Kwárà) is a state in Western Nigeria. Its capital is Ilorin. Kwara
Kwara
is located within the North Central geopolitical zone, commonly referred to as the Middle Belt. The primary ethnic group is Yoruba, with significant Nupe, Bariba, and Fulani minorities.[3]Contents1 History 2 Population 3 Local Government Areas 4 Tourism 5 Transport 6 Economy6.1 Industry7 Education 8 Sports 9 Notable people from Kwara
Kwara
State 10 ReferencesHistory[edit] Kwara
Kwara
State was created on 27 May 1967, when the Federal Military Government of General Yakubu Gowon broke the four regions that then constituted the Federation of Nigeria
Nigeria
into 12 states
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Ekiti State
Ekiti is a state in western Nigeria, declared a state on 1 October 1996 alongside five other states in the country, by the military under the dictatorship of General Sani Abacha. As one of the newest states of the Nigerian federation, it was carved out of the territory of old Ondo State, and covers the former 12 local government areas that made up the Ekiti Zone of old Ondo State. On creation, it had 16 Local Government Areas (LGAs), having had an additional four carved out of the old ones. Ekiti State
Ekiti State
is one of the 36 states (inc. Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)) that constitute Nigeria
Nigeria
and is reputed to have produced the highest number of professors in the country
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Geopolitical Zones Of Nigeria
The six geopolitical zones of Nigeria
Nigeria
is a major division in modern Nigeria, created during the regime of president General Sani Abacha. Nigerian economic, political and educational resources are often shared across the zones.[1][2][3][4][5]:98Contents1 Reason for the Zones 2 Agitations for Constitutional Recognition 3 Zones 4 Map of Nigerian Geopolitical Zones 5 ReferencesReason for the Zones[edit] The six zones was not entirely carved out based on geopolitical location, but rather states with similar cultures, ethnic groups, and common history were classified in the same zone.[6]:98 Nigeria
Nigeria
is made up of approximately 400 ethnic groups and 450 languages
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Ondo State
Ondo or Ondo State
Ondo State
is a state in Nigeria
Nigeria
created on 3 February 1976 from the former Western State. It originally included what is now Ekiti State, which was split off in 1996
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Ogun State
Ogun State
Ogun State
is a state in southwestern Nigeria. Created in 1976, it borders Lagos State
Lagos State
to the south, Oyo and Osun states to the north, Ondo to the east and the Republic of Benin
Benin
to the west. Abeokuta
Abeokuta
is the capital and largest city in the state. The state's nickname is "Gateway to Nigeria". It was created in February 1976 from the former Western State. The 2006 census recorded a total population of 3,751,140 residents. Other cities and towns in the Ogun State
Ogun State
are Ijebu Ode, Ijebu Imusin, Sagamu, Ijebu Igbo, Ogere Remo, Iperu, Ilisan Remo, Ikenne, Ilaro, Ayetoro, Agbado, Akute and Ota. The state is notable for having a high concentration of industrial estates and being a major manufacturing hub in Nigeria
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List Of Governors Of Western State
This is a list of Premiers, Administrators and Governors of Western State, Nigeria, including the former Western Region. In 1976-02-03, Western State was divided into Ogun, Ondo, and Oyo states.Western Region Premier Title Took Office Left Office Party NotesObafemi Awolowo Premier 1954 1959Samuel Ladoke Akintola Premier 1960 May 1962Senator (Doctor) Moses Majekodunmi Administrator 29 June 1962 December 1962Appointed during political emergencySamuel Ladoke Akintola Premier 1 January 1963 15 January 1966Western Region GovernorSir John Dalzell Rankine Governor 1 October 1954 July 1960Sir Adesoji Aderemi Governor July 1960 December 1962Chief Joseph Odeleye Fadahunsi Governor December 1962 15 January 1966Lt
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Edo State
Edo is a state in Nigeria. With Benin City
Benin City
as capital, the population of the entire state is approximately 8 million people. It is made up of four major ethnic groups; namely Edo (Binis), Esan, Owan and etsako. However the State has a high presence of residents from across the country and the world because of its cosmopolitan tendencies. Benin City
Benin City
the capital has a history of being one of the foremost destinations of Europeans during their exploration of the African continent many centuries ago. Some of the flash points have remained enviable tourists’ attractions for the state.Contents1 History 2 People2.1 Demographics3 Governors 4 Local Government Areas 5 Demographics 6 Economy 7 Notable people 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] The Mid-Western Region was a division of Nigeria
Nigeria
from 1963 to 1991, formally known as Bendel state from 1976
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Western State (Nigeria)
The former Western State of Nigeria
Nigeria
was formed in 1967 when the Western Region was subdivided into the states of Lagos and Western State. Its capital was Ibadan, which was the capital of the old region. In 1976 the state was subdivided into three new states, Ogun, Ondo and Oyo. The region now consist of nine states, across three geopolitical zones: Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, and Ogun States. References[edit]Mojúbàolú Olúfúnké Okome (3 July 2013). Contesting the Nigerian State: Civil Society and the Contradictions of Self-Organization. Palgrave Macmillan
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Lagos State
Lagos, sometimes referred to as Lagos
Lagos
State to distinguish it from Lagos
Lagos
Metropolitan Area, is a state located in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The smallest in area of Nigeria's 36 states,[6] Lagos
Lagos
State is arguably the most economically important state of the country,[7] containing Lagos, the nation's largest urban area. It is a major financial centre and would be the fifth largest economy in Africa, if it were a country.[8] The actual population total is disputed between the official Nigerian Census of 2006, and a much higher figure claimed by the Lagos
Lagos
State Government. Lagos
Lagos
State is located in the south-western part of the Nigerian Federation. On the North and East it is bounded by Ogun State. In the West it shares boundaries with the Republic of Benin. Behind its southern borders lies the Atlantic Ocean
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Obafemi Awolowo
Chief Obafemi Jeremiah Oyeniyi Awolowo, GCFR (Yoruba: Ọbáfẹ́mi Awólọ́wọ̀; 6 March 1909 – 9 May 1987), was a Nigerian nationalist and statesman who played a key role in Nigeria's independence movement, the First and Second Republics and the Civil War. He was the first premier of the Western Region and later federal commissioner for finance, and vice chairman of the Federal Executive Council during the Civil War
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