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October 31, 2019

10 Most Expensive Private Jets in the World 2019 - 2020

These air monsters are so luxurious and very expensive. Acquiring a private jet is not an easy stuff as they are extremely costly but lots of them can be owned. 

Big names purchase these private jets for their journeys to different parts of the world. The comfort it gives is overwhelming with some owners going overboard to give a whole new expensive interior and exterior designs.

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Do you love private jets and dream of getting one someday, then we are giving you the most expensive private jets in the world 2019 - 2020 through publications from wealthygorilla


Air Force One

Trump entering the Air Force One

1) Air Force One - $5.2 Billion 

The Air Force One is the most expensive private jet in the world. It has a price tag of $5.3 billion. This price is pentagon's first public accounting to include the new hangers and various other costs. 


According to Air Force Magazine, President Donald Trump's new Air Force One fleet will cost a total of $5.2 billion, up from the 2016 estimate of $3.2 billion.

Wondering what the features of this Air Force One would be?, well according to businessinsider, the body of this plane can withstand nuclear blast from the ground, Oh Gosh, never knew this.


More interesting facts about the most expensive jet is that it is as tall as a six-storey building and gives an undeniable authoritative presence wherever it flies. 

The jet has flares that are hidden under the wings that can be released to confuse enemy missiles. Even having pilot and copilot, there is also an engineer and navigator in the cockpit, the three deck plane has two exit doors located in the fronts and lots of other features. 


Boeing 747 Refit

Boeing 747 Refit

2) Boeing 747 Refit - $617 million

The Boeing 747 Refit is the second most expensive private jet in the world. The jet is worth a whopping $617 million. 

The Refit there means the aircraft cabin interiors have been fitted again i.e the cabin interiors are similar in look and feel to the airline's newest aircraft and additional club world lie flat seats. 

According to Troy Warfield, British Airways director of Customers experience, "We know customers who fly the revamped 747s really appreciate the improved interiors, with their mood lighting, better seating and new state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system, making their flight just fly by".


Boeing 747 Refit

Boeing 747 Refit

The refitting included 61 miles of wiring for the new Panasonic ex3 next generation entertainment system, giving customers a choice of over 1300 hours of entertainment including 130 movies and 400 TV programmes.

This jet is owned by a mystery billionaire who loved so much luxury. From the sitting room with lots of elegance to master bedroom with huge bed and arm chair. 

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Airbus a380

Airbus a380

3) Airbus a380 custom - $500 million 

The Airbus A380 is owned by prince Al-Waleed Bin Talad. The jet is considered the biggest private jet in the world maybe bigger than the new Air Force One. 


In 2009 Guinness World records, it was noted as the largest private jet in the world. This can fly either 525 or 800 passengers 8,000 miles before refuelling. 

The jet is said to have a concert hall, a Turkish bath, a garage for a Rolls Royce and even a prayer room with electronic mats which automatically rotate to face Mecca. 


Boeing 747-8 intercontinental BBJ

4) Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental BBJ - $403 million 

A new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental BBJ will cost $367 million. Well this new price tag is only for the jet without any interiors fitted. 

$25 - 50 million will get you a proper interior design and also depending on what features are installed and how the interior is designed. 

As not much happy as it might sound, creating an interior design might take up to two years or more. 


Airbus a340-300

5) Airbus A340-300 - $400 million 

This huge aircraft can fly as much as 9,000 miles nonstop, seating up to 375 people inside. 

Russian Billionaire, Alisher Usmanov is the most known owner of the Airbus a340. Well, Usmanov is known for luxury expenses at great extents. He reportedly made $1.4 billion for selling his facebook shares. 


This jet is the largest in Russia, even bigger than the aircraft of Vladimir Putin. This jet features lots of luxuries such as lavish dining room equipped with luxurious leather chairs. 

Other features are sleeping quarters, bathrooms and various seating areas. Four turbofan engines allow for a maximum cruising speed of 915Km/hr and maximum flight range of 13,699.

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Boeing 747-430

Boeing 747-430

6) Boeing 747-430 - $240 million 

This is the 6th most expensive jet in the world. The Sultan of Brunei is the owner of this Air monster.

The Sultan of Brunei paid atleast $100 million through Lufthansa to purchase a Boeing 747-430 then he spent another $120 million to outfit the aircraft with a mouthwatering interior. 


Boeing 747-430

Boeing 747-430

The interiors of this jet screams luxury with Gold used mainly as the interior designs. The living room, bedroom and bathroom are all in gold and crystals. 


Boeing 787-8 BBJ

7) Boeing 787-8 BBJ - $224 million 

This is another jumbo jet on the list. For some, the 61.5 million Dollars Gulfstream G550 and it's likes are the costliest and most expensive but huge airliners and jumbo jets are now turned into private jets. 

The Boeing 787-8 BBJ is one of the most expensive private jets in the world, coming in at a staggering $224 million.

It can also accommodate up to 39 guests and has a rather impressive master suite. The suite includes a walk-in wardrobe, a double shower and heated marble floors.

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Boeing 767-33A ER

8) Boeing 767-33A (ER) - $170 Million 

This expensive jet is owned by the Eclipse owner, Roman Abramovich. Alongside his luxury superyatch which is fitted with missile detection system, he owns one of the most expensive private jets.

The super jet is nicknamed "Bandit" and has the same security system as Air Force One. 



Boeing 767-33A ER

Boeing 767-33A ER

The drastically modified Boeing 767-33A ER owned by the Russian oligarch is based at the Harrods Aviation facility at London Stansted airport.

It was purchased in 2004, the year after Abramovich moved in to Stamford Bridge, after Hawaiian Airlines’ decided to cancel their order.

The private jet features a banquet hall which seats 30 people and features a kitchen, office and bedroom with double bed. 

The aircraft has bright colouring of white, grey and brown lines on the outside. 


Boeing 747-81 VIP

9) Boeing 747-81 VIP - $153 million 

Joseph Lau ordered for this private jet in 2007. The Hong Kong real estate tycoon order is valued at $153 million, the current list price. 

The jet is the only privately owned Boeing 747 Dreamliner. The rest are owned and operated by the massive airline companies. 


Dreamliner

the only privately owned Dreamliner

Popular aviation YouTube star, Sam Chu had the same opportunity to tour the same type of plane. There are 18 flat seats in the back and an additional 6 premium economy seats for the servants.


The shower holds 210 gallons of fresh water for bathing, the master bedroom is so large and the sofas are movable with Buttons.


Tyler Perry's Gulfstream III

10) Gulfstream III - $125 Million 

The Gulfstream III is owned by popular and wealthy comedian, filmmaker and actor, Tyler Perry

The jet has been customised a lot over the years and can carry up to 14 passengers.



It has a 42-inch HD LCD screen, multiple Blu-ray players, a satellite TV and a fully operational theatre.

This jet is also famously remembered as the jet that flew past Whitney Houston's body after her shocking death in 2012.

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Conclusion 
Let's take the  whole list again 
  • Air Force One - $5.2 billion 
  • Boeing 747 Refit - $617 million 
  • Airbus A380 - $500 million
  • Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental BBJ - $403 million 
  • Airbus A340 - 300 - $400 million 
  • Boeing 747-430 - $250 million 
  • Boeing 787-8 BBJ -$224 million 
  • Boeing 767-33A (ER) $170 million 
  • Boeing 747-81 VIP - $153 million 
  • Gulfstream III - $125 million 

October 4, 2019

The Top 10 Longest Bridges In Africa Currently

Africa is a large continent with many countries with most leading into other countries and covering a vast surface area of land. Various sorts of bridges are built and some bridges are considered as main bridges of a country as these bridges tend to run as long as they can, connecting lots of states and countries.


On this post, you will find out which bridges are the longest in the continent and how long they are. You will get details of these bridges and countries they are found in. Below goes the top 10 longest bridges in africa now. 



1) 6th October Bridge
Country - Cairo, Egypt 
Length - 20.5km

The 6th October bridge is the longest bridge in Africa. The bridge crosses the Nile river twice from the West bank suburbs, east through Gezira island to Downtown Cairo and on to connect the city to Cairo international airport to the east.

The construction of this bridge took almost 30 years and was completed in 1996. It is called the "6th October Bridge" because that was the day it's crossing commenced.

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Third Mainland bridge

2) Third Mainland Bridge
Country - Lagos, Nigeria 
Length - 11.8km

This bridge was the longest in Africa until 1996 when the 6th October bridge commenced crossing. Third Mainland Bridge is also known as Ibrahim Babaginda bridge and the bridge was opened by him and constructed by Julius Berger PLC.

The third mainland bridge starts from Oworonshoki which is linked to the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and Lagos - Ibadan expressway and ends at the Adeniji Adele interchange on Lagos island.

The bridge contains eight lanes and has high vehicular traffic on weekdays due to it being a major road for commuters to and fro the Lagos mainland to the island.

Suez Canal bridge

3) Suez Canal Bridge
Country - El Quantara, Egypt 
Length - 3.9km

The Suez Canal Bridge was opened up on October 9, 2001. Other names for the bridge are Egyptian - Japanese friendship bridge, Mubarak peace bridge and Al salam bridge. This bridge links Africa to the continent of Asia.

The bridge is the longest bridge in Africa with length of nearly 4km. It was built with assistance from the Japanese government. The main contractor was Japanese construction company, kajima Corporation.


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Dona Ana bridge

4) Dona Ana Bridge 
Country - Mozambique 
Length - 3.67km

The Dona Ana bridge effectively links two halves of Mozambique. It crosses over the lower Zambezi river with a total length of 3,670 meters.

This bridge at it's time of construction was the longest railway bridge in Africa. It was originally constructed as a railway bridge to link Malawi and the Moatize coal fields to the point of Beira.

Mozambique island bridge

5) Mozambique Island Bridge 
Country - Mozambique 
Length - 3.4km

The 3.4km long bridge crosses over the Indian Ocean and links the Mozambique island to the mainland. The construction of Mozambique bridge finished in 1969.


The west of the bridge gets to the Lumbo north east Indian Ocean coast of Mozambique.

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Armando Emilio Guebyza Bridge

6) Armando Emilio Guebyza Bridge
Country - Mozambique 
Length - 2.38km

It seems like the country of Mozambique has a good number of very long bridges that are making good list. The Armando Emilio Guebyza bridge crosses over the famous Zambezi river. The bridge is named after the president of Mozambique, Armando Guebyza.


The bridge construction took four years to end and the construction cost is about €66 million. It connects the provinces of sofala and Zambezia.

Qasr Al-Nil Bridge

7) Qasr Al - Nil Bridge 
Country - Egypt 
Length - 1.93km

Alongside Mozambique, Egypt also has their fair share of good number of long bridges. The Qasr El-Nil bridge crosses the river Nile in central Cairo, Egypt. The bridge connects Tahrir square in downtown Cairo to the modern Cairo Opera complex towards the southern end of Gezira island.

The bridge is also used for tourist movements and a perfect place for dates for couples and a cool place of hangout for friends.

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Wouri bridge

8) Wouri Bridge 
Country - Cameroon 
Length - 1.8km

Wouri bridge is a bridge that is built over the Wouri river during the colonial period and it became the longest in the Central African sub-regions. The bridge connects Douala with the city of Bonaberi.

Second Wouri bridge was built by the Cameroonian government for the purpose of decongesting traffic on the first bridge. The second bridge runs 756m long and 34m bridge.

The Wouri bridge now supports thousands of various vehicles everyday.


9) Mkapa Bridge 
Country - Tanzania 
Length - 970 metres

The Mkapa bridge is among the longest bridges in Africa and the longest bridges in Tanzania. It crosses over the Rufiji river. The bridge was inaugurated on August 2, 2003.

The bridge is named after Benjamin Mkapa, the third president of Tanzania. It connects effectively the southern regions to other important areas of the country.

Katima Mulilo Bridge

10) Katima Mulilo Bridge 
Country - Zambia 
Length - 900 meters

Katima Mulilo is the tenth longest bridge in Africa. It connects the TransCaprivi Highway between Katima Mulilo, Namibia and Sesheke, Zambia over the Zambezi river.


The 900 metres long bridge is entirely part of Zambia and is part of Zambia's M10 route. In 2004, the bridge was inaugurated by Dr Sam Nujoma and levy Mwanawasa, president of Namibia and president of Zambia respectively.

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Conclusion
Let's take a look at these bridges again...

  • 6th October Bridge 
  • Third Mainland Bridge 
  • Suez Canal Bridge 
  • Dona Ana Bridge 
  • Mozambique island bridge 
  • Armando Emilio Guebyza Bridge 
  • Qasr Al-Nil Bridge
  • Wouri Bridge 
  • Mkapa Bridge
  • Katima Mulilo Bridge 
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October 1, 2019

The Full List of The Nine (9) Crude Oil Producing States In Nigeria


Did you know as recently as 2010, Nigeria provided 10% of overall US oil imports and ranked as fifth highest source for oil imports in the US. Though Nigeria has ceased those exports, India is now the largest consumer of Nigerian crude oil.

Nigeria is the largest producer of crude oil in Africa. Nigeria produces more than 2.53 million barrels of crude oil per day (402,000m3). At a current price of $65 per barrel, Nigeria crude oil exports records 2.2 million barrels per day. Below are the oil producing states located in Nigeria.

Akwa Ibom oil production area

1) Akwa Ibom State 
National Production Percentage - 31.4%
Barrel Per Day - 504,000BPD

Akwa Ibom is the highest oil producing state in Nigeria. This state is located in the Niger Delta having the production rate of 31% and forging out 504,000 barrels of oil. Wow!

The Ibeno, Nset-Eket, Onna, Ikot Abasi, Eastern Obilo and Esit Eket local government are well known communities that holds vast amounts of oil minerals. The Ibeno local government has the Qua Iboe terminal operated by ExxonMobil.

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Akwa Ibom is the largest oil producer of the country and the highest of the Niger Delta States, also serving the country with a main source of foreign exchange.


Bayelsa state oil production area

2) Bayelsa State 
National Production Percentage - 23.4%
Barrel Per Day - 500,000BPD

Bayelsa is the second largest oil producing state of Nigeria. It supplies approximately 23.4% of the nation's oil and releases around 500,000 barrels per day.

The state's enormous reserves of crude oil creates a large room for foreign investments interest. Two of the three great oil reservoirs of the Niger Delta are found in Bayelsa State. The major operators in bayelsa state are Shell Petroleum Development Corporation, AGIP, Chevron Texaco, Consolidated Oil and StatOil.

Production of oil is extensive in the State.

Delta State oil production area

3) Delta State 
National Production Percentage - 21.56%
Barrel Per Day - 346,000BPD

Delta is the second largest oil producing state in Nigeria. Delta State is also among the Niger Delta States which holds the major rate of oil production in the nation.

Delta State supplies about 22% of the country's crude oil. Areas like Warri North and South, Buruntu, Isoko North and South, Ughelli north and south, Okpe, Ethiope East and West are the oil producing local government areas of the state.

The capital city is Asaba which is located in the northern end of the state and the State has an estimated population of 4,112,445.

Rivers State oil production area

4) Rivers State 
National Production Percentage - 21.48%
Barrel Per Day - 344,000BPD

Rivers State comes fourth on the list. The state has a population of about 5,198,716 which makes it the sixth most populous state in Nigeria. The capital city of Rivers State is Porthacourt. The major indigenous ethnic groups are Kalabari, Ikwerre and Ogoni.

This state is among the top Niger Delta states that produces major share of crude oil in Nigeria. Rivers State supplies about 21.48% and 344,000 BPD. Rivers State is popular for it's Oil and Gas production and being one of the states giving the nation, the major source of it's revenue.

Ondo State oil production area

5) Ondo State 
National Production Percentage - 3.74%
Barrel Per Day - 60,000

This is another state located in the Niger Delta. Ondo State was formed on February 3, 1976 from former western state. The population range of this Nigerian state is around 3,460,877. The capital city of Ondo State is Akure.


Ondo State is the fifth largest oil producing state. Being able to produce around 3.74% of the nation's crude oil and forging out around 60,000 Barrel per day.

Lagos State oil production area

6) Lagos State 
National Production Percentage - 2.64%
Barrel per day - 40,000BPD

Pulse reported in March that crude oil from Aje field offshore Lagos rose to 1.2 million barrels in 2018 rising from 127,224 barrels of oil in May 2016.

Lagos wasn't among the oil producing states in Nigeria but was recently added. The state is very popular and said to be the most metropolitan State of the country.

2.64% of the country's oil is produced from Lagos State giving out around 40,000 to 50,000 Barrels of oil per day.

The state is the largest economically important state of the country. Lagos State would have been the fifth largest  economy in Africa if it was a country.

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Edo State oil production area

7) Edo State 
National Production Percentage - 2.06%
Barrel per day - 33,000BPD

The Edo refinery and petrochemicals limited is to commence it's operation at its 6000 barrels per day modular refinery in October.

Edo State is the seventh largest oil producing state in Nigeria. It supplies out 2.06% of the Nation's crude oil releasing about 33,000 barrels per day.

The total population of Edo State is around 8 million. Benin City is the capital of Edo State. Aside crude oil, the state also produces limestone and Quarry.


Imo State oil production area

8) Imo State 
National Production Percentage - 1.06%
Barrel Per Day - 17,000BPD

Imo State is the first to come out of South Eastern part of Nigeria. This state is also among the states of Niger Delta. There are many petroleum companies found here.

Over 163 oil wells are found at over 12 different locations in the state. The main oil producing companies in this state are Addax Petroleum, Chevron Corporation, Royal Dutch Shell and AGIP.

Oil rich areas of this state include Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta, Owe East, Iho, Oru West, Obowo and Ngor Okpala.

These areas have oil producing and servicing companies like Shell, Chevron and AGIP.

Abia State Oil Production Area

9) Abia State 
National Production Percentage - 0.68%
Barrel Per Day - 14,000BPD

Abia State is also among the state that is able to produce oil. It supplies about 0.68% of the nation's crude oil and gets out about 14,000BPD.

Ukwa West is the main Oil producing Local Government of Abia State. Unfortunately, this area is the only oil producing area in Abia State. It's oil producing communities include Owaza, Uzuaku, Umuokwor, Umuahola and Umuoria.

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Conclusion
The above detailed stated play major roles in maintaining the economy of the Nation. Though these states produce huge oil, some of them still lack basic amenities and more. Let's take a recap of the list.


  • Akwa Ibom State 
  • Bayelsa state 
  • Delta State 
  • Rivers State 
  • Ondo State 
  • Lagos State 
  • Edo State 
  • Imo State 
  • Abia State 
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Top 20 States In Nigeria And Their Land Mass

picture of a Nigerian State

Nigeria is often referred to as "The Giant of Africa" due to it's large population. It is the most populous country of Africa and also has the third youth highest population in the world after Asian countries, China and India.

Nigeria as a nation has 36 states excluding the Federal Capital Territory. Nigerian states are very large and has lots of people from different ethnic groups though Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba has most of the country's population.

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Preshhinfo has outlined the largest states in the country based on Wikipedia information and the rankings were based on each state land mass or surface area. Below is the list of the largest states in Nigeria and their land mass.


Niger State

1) Niger State
Surface Area - 76,363 km2
Capital - Minna

Niger State is the largest state in Nigeria. It's capital is Minna and Niger State is the home to Ibrahim Babagida and Abdusalami Abubakar, two of Nigeria's former military rulers. The State is named after River Niger and Niger State has two of the country's major hydroelectric power stations; Kainji Dam and the Shiroro Dam.


Also situated there is Kainji National Park, the largest National Park of Nigeria, which contains Kainji Lake, the Borgu Game Reserve and the Zugurma Game Reserve.

Borno State

2) Borno State
Surface Area - 70,898 km2
Capital - Maidugiri

Borno State, is a state in north-eastern Nigeria. Its capital is Maiduguri. The state was formed in 1976 from the split of the North-Eastern State. Until 1991 it contained what is now Yobe State.


Borno State consists of twenty-seven Local Government Areas, Until 1991 it contained what is now Yobe State. It is the homeland of the Kanuri people in Nigeria.

Taraba State

3) Taraba State
Surface Area - 54,473km2
Capital - Jalingo

The capital of Taraba State is Jalingo and it is located in the North Eastern Nigeria. Taraba is bonded in the west by Nasarawa State and Benue State, North west by plateau state, north by Bauchi State and Gombe State, northwest by Adamawa State, east and south by Cameroon.

The state was created out of the former Gongola State on 27 August 1991, by the military government of General Ibrahim Babangida.

Kaduna State

4) Kaduna State
Surface Area - 46,053 km2
Capital - Kaduna

Kaduna is located in the northwest of Nigeria. The capital of this state is Kaduna. The main religion in Kaduna State is Christianity and Islam.

Great universities such as Ahmadu Bello University located in Zaria, Greenfield University found in Kaduna, Kaduna polytechnic also found in Kaduna etc.

Kaduna has a museum and a park, the Kofar Gamji park and Zoo. Lord Lugard's Residence, is also a tourist attraction and it currently houses the state assembly.

Bauchi State

5) Bauchi State
Surface Area - 45,837 km2
Capital - Bauchi

Bauchi city is the capital of Bauchi State. Formed in 1976, Bauchi State according to the 2006 census has population of about 4,653,066.


The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University is located in the capital city Bauchi. Other educational institutions located in the state include Bauchi State University, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic and Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.

The state is bordered by seven states, Kano and Jigawa to the north, Taraba and Plateau to the south, Gombe and Yobe to the east and Kaduna to the west.

Yobe State

6) Yobe State
Surface Area - 45,502 km2
Capital - Damaturu

Yobe State was created on August 27, 1991. Yobe came out from Borno State. Yobe State was created because the old Borno State was one of Nigeria's largest states in terms of land area and was therefore considered to be too large for easy administration and meaningful development. Ethnic rivalries within the old Borno State also contributed to the decision.

The state borders four states, which are Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, and Jigawa State. It borders the Diffa Region and the Zinder Region to the north of the Republic of Niger.

Zamfara State

7) Zamfara State
Surface Area - 39,762 km2
Capital - Gusau

Zamfara State is located in the North western Nigeria. Gusau is it's capital and the state was created in 1996 but prior to its creation it was part of Sokoto State. Fulani and Hausa people are the main ones populating the state.

According to the 2006 Census, it's population is 3,278,873 and the State contains fourteen local government areas. The state has an area of 39,762 square kilometers.

Adamawa State

8) Adamawa State
Surface Area - 36,917 km2
Capital - Yola

This State was renamed in the year 1991 from Gongola State when Taraba State was carved out from it. Gongola State is now known as Adamawa State. The State is among the largest States in Nigeria and currently sits eight on this list.


The surface area of the State is 36,917 kilometers square and the major occupation of the people is farming. Their cash crops are cotton and groundnut while food crops include maize, yam, cassava, guinea corn, millet and rice.

Kwara State

9) Kwara State
Surface Area - 36,825 km2
Capital - Ilorin

The capital of Kwara State is Ilorin. The state is among the largest States found in the country with a surface area of 36,825 square kilometers. It is most times referred to as being located in the middle belts. The primary ethnic group of the state is Yoruba.

Kwara state has numerous mineral resources such as tourmaline, tantalite, and many mineral deposits in the northern part. Cocoa and Kolanut in the Southern parts Oke - Ero, Ekiti and Isin LGA.

Kebbi State

10) Kebbi State
Surface Area - 36,800 km2
Capital - Birnin Kebbi

The state was created in 1991. The surface area of Kebbi is 36,800 square kilometers and is bordered by Sokoto State, Niger state, Zamfara State, Dosso region in the Republic of Niger and Republic of Benin.

The total population of Kebbi State is 3,137,989 according to previous census records. Sudan and Sahel Savannah are located in Kebbi State. In Kebbi, the two main religion is Christianity and Islam and contains 21 local Government Area in the State.

Benue State

11) Benue State
Surface Area - 34,054 km2
Capital - Makurdi

Makurdi is the capital of Benue State. The State has a population of about 4,253,641 according to 2006 census and is located in North Central Nigeria.

Benue State is named after the Benue River and was formed from the former Benue-Plateau State in 1976, along with Igala and some part of Kwara State. In 1991 some areas of Benue state along with areas in Kwara State, were carved out to become part of the new Kogi State. Igbo people are found in the boundary areas like the Obi, Oju etc.

The state also shares a common boundary with the Republic of Cameroon on the south-east. Benue occupies a landmass of 34,059 square kilometres.

Plateau State

12) Plateau State
Surface Area - 30,913 km2
Capital - Jos

Plateau State is among the largest States in Nigeria. The State has population of about 3.5 million people. Located in the middle belt of Nigeria, Plateau State is known as the home of Tourism.

Tourist sites of this state include wildlife park Jos, National Museum, Museum of Traditional Nigeria Architecture, Solomon Lar Amusement Park, Jos Zoo, Assop Falls, Kurra falls and so much more.

The state is named after the picturesque Jos Plateau, a mountainous area in the north of the state with captivating rock formations. Bare rocks are scattered across the grasslands, which cover the plateau.

Kogi State

13) Kogi State
Surface Area - 29,833 km2
Capital - Lokoja

This state is mainly known for its Agriculture. The economy of the state bases mostly on fishing in the Riverline areas like Lokoja, Idah etc. Kogi State also has coal, petroleum, steel and other mineral industries.

The name Nigeria, was coined in Lokoja by Flora Shaw, the future wife of Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator, while gazing out at the river Niger.

Oyo State


14) Oyo State
Surface Area - 28,454
Capital - Ibadan

The capital of Oyo State is Ibadan. Ibadan is a very popular city and also one of the most populous centres in Nigeria. The state is located in South Western Nigeria. The population of Oyo State referring to 2006 census is about 3,580,894. The surface area of the state is 28,454 square kilometres.

Oyo State contains a lot of known institutions such as the first degree awarding institution in Nigeria, university of Ibadan. Others include Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Lead City University, Dominion University, Ajayi Crowther University etc.

Nasarawa State

15) Nasarawa State
Surface Area - 27,117 km2
Capital - Lafia

Nasarawa State is the Fifteenth largest state in Nigeria. The capital of this state is Lafia and Nasarawa State has Surface area of about 27,117 kilometers square. According to census, the population of Nasarawa State is award is around 1,869,377.

Nasarawa State is bounded in the north by Kaduna State, in the west by the Abuja Federal Capital Territory, in the south by Kogi and Benue States and in the east by Taraba and Plateau States.

Sokoto State

16) Sokoto State
Surface Area - 25,973 km2
Capital - Sokoto

Sokoto State is one of the oldest states of Nigeria. The capital of the state is Sokoto. Sokoto State is located in the NorthWest of Nigeria and has more than 4.2 million population according to census.

The surface area of the state is 25,973km2. The state was created in 1976 into Sokoto and Niger States, Sokoto States has been ruled by Governors, mostly ex-military officers who succeeded each other at short intervals. The Hausa people mostly populate Sokoto State and Islam is their main religion.

Katsina State

17) Katsina State
Surface Area - 24,192 km2
Capital - Katsina

Katsina State is a state in North West zone of Nigeria. Its capital is Katsina, and its Governor is Aminu Bello Masari, a member of the All Progressives Congress. Katsina State was carved out of old Kaduna State in 1987.

The Church of Nigeria has a Diocese of Katsina. The Redeemed Christian Church of God and the Roman Catholic Church are fairly present in the state.

Notable people from Katsina State include Muhammadu Buhari, Mohammed Bello, Ummuamu Dallaju, Faruk Umar Faruk etc.

Jigawa State


18) Jigawa State
Surface Area - 23,154 km2
Capital - Dutse

Jigawa State comes 18th on list of largest States in Nigeria. Dutse is the capital of the state with Jigawa State having surface area of 23,154 Kilometers Square and a population of about 4,361,002.

The topography of this state is characterized by undulating land with sand dunes of various sizes spanning several kilometers in parts of the State. The main religion in Jigawa is Islam and the so less religion is Christianity.

Cross River State

19) Cross River State
Surface Area - 20,136 km2
Capital - Calabar

Cross River is a state in South South Nigeria, bordering Cameroon to the east. Its capital is Calabar, and its name is derived from the Cross River which passes through the state. English, French, Bekwarra, Ejagham and Efik are major languages of this state.

Cross River State derives its name from the Cross River which passes through the state. It is a coastal state located in the Niger Delta region, and occupies 20,156 square kilometers.

It shares boundaries with Benue State to the north, Ebonyi and Abia States to the west, to the east by Cameroon Republic and to the south by Akwa-Ibom and the Atlantic Ocean.

Kano state

20) Kano State
Surface Area - 20,131km2
Capital - Kano

The State is rated along the oldest states found in Nigeria, it was created on May 27, 1967 from the northern region. The surface area of Kano State is 20,131 kilometers square and it's the twentieth largest state in the country also with a population of about 11 million and it's also among the oldest states in the country.

Subsistence and commercial agriculture is mostly practised in the outlying districts of the state. Some of the food crops cultivated are millet, cowpeas, sorghum, maize and rice for local consumption while groundnuts and cotton are produced for export and industrial purposes.

Conclusion
These are all the states on the list:

  • Niger State 
  • Borno State 
  • Taraba State 
  • Kaduna State 
  • Bauchi State 
  • Yobe State 
  • Zamfara State 
  • Adamawa State 
  • Kwara State 
  • Kebbi State 
  • Benue State 
  • Plateau State 
  • Kogi State 
  • Oyo State 
  • Nasarawa State 
  • Sokoto State 
  • Katsina State 
  • Jigawa State 
  • Cross River State 
  • Kano State 
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