List of All Nigeria’s Leaders Past and Present

This is a list of all Nigerian president, Governor general and head of state, starting from the time Nigeria was created by Lord Lugard.

This list includes colonial’s leaders, civilian leaders and military leaders too.

1. Lord Frederick Lugard – 1st Governor-General of Nigeria (1914 – 1919)

2. Sir. Hugh Clifford – 2nd Governor-General of Nigeria (1914 – 1925)

3. Sir. Graham Thompson – 3rd Governor General of Nigeria (1925 – 1931)

4. Sir. Donald Cameron – 4th Governor General of Nigeria (1931 – 1935)

5. Sir Bernard Bourdillon 5th Governor General of Nigeria (1935 – 1943)

6. Sir Arthur Richards – 6th Governor-General (1943 – 1948)

7. Sir John Macpherson – 7th Governor-General (1948 – 1954)

8. Sir James Robertson – 8th Governor-General (1954-1960)

9. Rt Hon Dr.Nnanmdi Azikiwe – President and Head of State (1960-1966)

10. Alhaji (Sir) Abubakar Tafawa Balewa – Prime Minister and Head of Government (1960 – 1966)

11. Major General J.T.U Aguiyi Ironsi – Head of State (January 15,1966 – July 29, 1966)

12. General Yakubu Gowon – Head of State (July 29, 1966 – July 29, 1975)

13. General Murtala Ramat Mohammed – Head of State (July 29, 1966 – February 13, 1976)

14. General Olusegun Obasanjo – Head of State (February 13, 1976 – October 1, 1979)

15. Alhaji Shehu Aliyu Usman Shagari – President (October 1, 1979 – December 31, 1983)

16. Major General Muhammadu Buhari – Head of State (December 31, 1983 – August 27, 1985)

17. General Ibrahim B. Babangida – President (August 27, 1985 – August 25, 1993)

18. Chief Ernest Shonekan – Head of State (August 25, 1994 – November 17, 1993)

19. General Sani Abacha – Head of State (November 17, 1993 – June 8, 1998)

20. Gen. A.A Abubakar – Head of State (June 8, 1998 – May 29, 1999)

21. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo – President (May 29, 1999 – 29 May 2007)

22. Umaru Musa Yar’adua – President (29 May 2007 – 5 May 2010)

23. Goodluck Jonathan – President (9 Feb 2010 – 29 May 2015. Acting for Yar’Adua to 5 May 2010)

24. Muhammadu Buhari – President (29 May 2015 – till date)

Top Industrial Zones and Parks in Kano State

According to official government records Kano State a state in the Northern part of Nigeria is dotted with several industrial parks and zones. These are

Industrial estate and companies in Kano State

1. Challawa Industrial Estate that houses.

Companies are

Rice Mills, Beverages, Jute Bags Manufacturing, Plastic Products manufacturing, wool, fabrics and footwears

2. Sharada Industrial Estate, Phases 1, 2 and 3 dealing with


Hides and Skin, Textile mills, Foundry and steel rolling mills, Vegetable oil Mills, Plastic pipe extruding plants, Afro sacks plants, etc.

3. Bompai Industrial Estate accommodating


Flour mills, Mattress production, Animal feeds plant, etc.

List of Radio And TV Stations In Imo State Nigeria

These are list of top radio and tv stations in Imo State Nigeria, most of this media stations are in Owerri, while some of these stations are within Imo State.

The radio and TV stations all have their frequency attached to it so that you can check them out whenever you want to.

Top Radio Stations in Owerri

-1- Orient fm/TV Owerri -94.5 fm-
-2- Heartland fm Owerri- 100.5 fm
-3 Hot fm Owerri – 99.5 fm
-4- Zanders fm Owerri – 105.7
-5- My Radio fm Owerri -101.1
-6- Gold fm Owerri
-7- Darling fm Owerri -107.3
-8- OZISA fm Owerri -96.1
-9- Mega band fm Owerri – 97.3
– 10 – OJemba fm ORLU – 106.1
-11- 1 community Radio fm OGUTA
-12- Ojemba fm Owerri -96.9- (now on test transmission)
-13- Heritage fm -88.7
-14- Groove fm Owerri – 98.1
-15- IMSU star fm owerri-
-16- A new radio station springing up around mbaise- OBOWO axis.
-17- The Reach fm Owerri -104.9

-18- Boss fm New Owerri
-19- Toast fm New Owerri

List of TV stations In Imo State

-1- Orient tv-59 /Startime-113
-2- Zanders TV/ Startime
-3- NTA channel-12- Owerri.

36 Nigerian States Names Meaning And Origin

Nigerian states their meaning and origin

The Origin And Meaning of Nigerian State Names

Abia is an acronym derived from the name of the four main groups of the people in the state as at the time it was formed in 1991: Aba, Bende, Isuikwuato & Afikpo.

This state was named after a warrior that conquered the region in the beginning of the 19th century. His name was Modibbo Adama Bin Ardo Hassan.

Akwa Ibom is named after a river, the Qua Iboe (or Kwa Iboe) River.

It was derived from the name of the Oma Mbala
(Omambala) River (in Igbo, the native name of the river is Ànyịm Ọma Mbala).

There are three versions of how Bauchi got its name. One version says ‘Bauchi’ is Hausa word meaning the southern flanks of Hausaland. Tribes living in the southern parts of the Hausaland were referred to as “kasashen bauchi” and the area they lived in later came to be known simply as Bauchi.

Bauchi. According to the second version, the state was named after Baushe, a famous hunter who settled there before the 19th century while the third states that ‘bauchi’ is Hausa word for slavery since it was a center for slave traders.

Bayelsa was formed as a result of the clamour from the three LGAs in old Rivers (Brass LGA known as BALGA, Yenagoa LGA known as YELGA and Sagbama LGA – SALGA). The name came about from the combination of their acronymns.

It is a word from the Batta language ‘Binuwe’ which means ‘Mother of Waters’.

The name was derived from ‘Borno’, an alternative name of the Kanuris who form the predominant ethnic group in the state.

Cross River
The state took its name from a River called Oyono or Cross River.

It was named after the delta of the River Niger formed as it enters the Atlantic Ocean.

The state was named after the Aboine River that cuts through Abakaliki, the state capital.

Named after the Bini people who had always referred to themselves as Edo or Iduu.

‘Ekiti’ is a term that is said to denote a settlement of many hills.

Enugu derived its name from two local words “enu” & “ugwu” which means ‘top of the hill’.

Named after the dialect of Fulani language (Fulfulde) spoken in the area ‘Gombe’.

This state is named after the Imo River (Mmiri Imo).

The state was named after its distinctively golden-coloured soil, Jigawa.

The state after the crocodiles in Kaduna River. “Kadduna” is Hausa plural word for crocodiles.

The state was named after a blacksmith of the Gaya tribe who settled in the area while sourcing for ironstone. His name was Kano.

Katsina was named after the wife of the local ruler known as Janzama. Her name was Katsina.

Legend has it that Kebbi was named after the Ka’abba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

The name Kogi was said to have been derived from ‘kogi’, (hausa word for river). This is to represent the fact that the two biggest Rivers in Nigeria, River Niger and River Benue form a confluence in the state.

This was named after the River Niger which forms the Northern border of the state. The Nupes used to call the river, Kwara.

The name is a Portuguese word for lakes. The Portuguese were the first settlers from Europe to reach Lagos in 1472. The name was inspired by the lagoons and rivers in Lagos.

It was so named by the founder of Nasarawa kingdom, Makama Dogo. Nasarawa means Victorious.

Niger Named after the popular River Niger.
Named after the Ogun River.

This was named after the settlers of the old Ondo Kingdom. Ondo is a word for settlers.

Like a number of other Nigerian states, it was also named after a river; River Osun.

It was named after the Old Oyo empire.

The state was named for the Jos Plateau.

A state with many water bodies, Rivers State was named for many of the rivers present in the area.


Named after the defunct Sokoto Caliphate. Sokoto is the anglicized version of the Arabic word ‘suk’ which means ‘market’ or ‘place of commerce’.


The state was named after the Taraba River.

The state was named after Komadugu Yobe (Waube or Ouobe) or River Yobe (or River of Yo).


Zamfarawa is one of the subdialects of Eastern Hausa linguistic group.

36 states of Nigeria and Languages Spoken

36 states of Nigeria and Languages Spoken

Among the 521 languages in Nigeria, the division is obviously enumerated below.

The classification shows the 36 states of Nigeria and the federal capital territory with the number of the language spoken in each of the states.

Languages in Nigeria Are

1. Abia state

Igbo is the only first language spoken in Abia state. All local government areas.

2. Adamawa state

There are 58 languages spoken as first languages in Adamawa State. Major languages of Adamawa State are Bacama/Bata (Bwatiye), Bura phabir, Fultfulde, Huba (Kilba), Longuda, Mumuye and Samba Daka.

Most other languages in Adamawa State are extremely small and endangered minority languages, due to the influence of Hausa and Fulfulde. Holma is reported to be dying out.

3. Anambra state

There are three languages which are spoken as first languages in Anambra state. Igala and Igbo are the major languages of Anambra State, but Igbo dominates. Aduge is a small minority language.

4. Akwa Ibom state

There are 20 languages spoken as first languages in Akwa Ibom State. The major languages are Anaang, Ibibio, and Igbo. The other languages such as Anaang, Ebughu, Efai, Ekit, Ibino, Ibuoro, etc are minority languages.

5. Bauchi State

There are 60 languages spoken as first languages in Bauchi State. Major languages spoken in Bauchi State are Bole, Fulfulde, and Hausa. Most others are very small and extremely endangered languages, due to the strong influence of Hausa. Ajawa, Gamo-Ningi, Kubi, and Mawa are extinct, Lere, Shau, and Ziriya are nearly extinct. Many others may follow.

6. Bayelsa State

There are 10 languages spoken as first languages in Bayelsa State. Most languages belong to the Ijo cluster. There are Biseni, Ekpeye, Engine, Epie, Ijo, Izon, Kubo, Ogbia, Okodia, Oruma.

7. Benue State

There are 14 languages spoken as first languages in Benue State. The major languages are Idoma, Igede, and Tiv. The other languages are the minority.

8. Borno State

There are 28 languages spoken as first languages In Borno State. Many of them are endangered due to the influence of Hausa and Kanuri. Major languages of Borno State are Shuwa Arabic, Kanuri, and Marghi. Some languages are spoken across the border in neighboring Chad and Cameroon.

9. Cross River

There are 50 languages spoken as first languages in Cross River State. The major language of Cross River State is Efik. Bokyi, Ejagham, Igede, and Yala are also fairly large. The other languages are minority languages.

10. Delta State

There are 11 languages spoken as first languages in Delta State. The major languages are Igbo, Igala, Isekiri, Izon (Ijaw) and Urhobo. The other languages are minority languages.

11. Ebonyi State

There are five languages spoken as first languages in Ebonyi State: Izi ezaa-ikwo-mgbo, Kukele, Legbo, Mbembe, Cross River, Oring (all languages are affiliated to Igbo)

12. Edo State

There are 17 languages spoken as first languages in Edo State. The major languages are Ebira, Edo, Esan, and Okpamheri.

13. Ekiti State

Only Izon is spoken as the first language in Ekiti State.

14. Enugu State

Only Igbo is spoken as the first language in Enugu State.

15. Gombe State

There are 21 languages spoken as first languages in Gombe State. Most of them are endangered due to the strong influence of Hausa and Fulfulde. Major languages are Fulfulde, Hausa, Tangale, and Waja.

16. Imo State

Igbo is the Major language.

17. Jigawa state

Four languages are spoken as first languages in Jigawa State. Bade, Hausa, Kanuri, Warji. Two more languages Auyokawa and Teshenawa were spoken in this region before, but are now extinct.

18. Kaduna State

There are 57 languages spoken as first languages in Kaduna State. Gbari and Hausa are major languages, most other languages are small and endangered minority languages, due to the influence of Hausa. Sheni is almost extinct.

19. Kano State

There are four languages spoken as the first language in Kano State. Fulfulde and Hausa are major languages, Duwai and Kaduna are small minority gains of conflict

20. Kastina State

Only two languages fulfulde and Hausa are spoken as first languages in Katsina State.

21. Kebbi state

Hausa language is the dominant language spoken here.

22. Kogi state

Igala, Ebira, and Okun languages are the main languages here.

Other smaller languages are Bassa, a small fraction of Nupe mainly in Lokoja, Gwari, Kakanda, Oworo people ogori magongo and the Eggan community under Lokoja Local Government Area.

23. Kwara state

Kwara is divided mainly between Yoruba and Fulani/Hausa languages.

24. Lagos State

Lagos has Yoruba as the most dominant language closely followed by Igbo languages. Other minority are Hausa and Edo.

25. Nasarawa State

Fulani and Hausa are the most dominant languages.

26. Niger State

Hausa is widly spoken here.

27. Ogun State

Yoruba is the only language here.

28. Ondo State

Yoruba language is the main language in this state, minory speak izon (ijaw)

29. Osun State

Yoruba is the only language spoken in this state.

30. Oyo State

Yoruba is widely spoken here.

31. Plateau state

Berom and Eggon are major languages spoken in this state. The other is Hausa.

32. Rivers State

Ikwerre (afflicted to Igbo), Igbo, Ijaw languages are the main languages, followed by Ogoni.

33. Sokoto State

Fulani and Hausa are the major languages here.

34. Taraba State

Major languages are Mumuye Jukun, Jango, Kuteb, Chamba and Mambilla. Fulani is spoken by minority.

35. Yobe State

Languges spoken here are Bade Bole, Duwai, Karekare, Maka, Ngamo, and Ngizim.Hausa language is also spoken.

36. Zamfara State

Languages spoken in Zamfara are mainly Hausa and Fulani.