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Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 1:24am On Jul 31, 2011
I brought out this list for us Nigerians to be reflective of the fact that upon all this, an average Nigerian is still suffering. Our roads are bad. The Government does not want to pay the minimum wage of just 18,000N which amounts to nothing. Nigeria has a lot of potentials and have been under explored by out Government.


ABUJA
-   Marble
-   Clay
-   Tentalite
-   Cassiterite
-   Gold (partially investigated)
-   Lead /Zinc (Traces)
-   Dolomite

ABIA STATE
-   Gold
-   Salt
-   Linestone
-   Lead/Zinc

ADAMAWA STATE
-  Kaolin
-   Bentonite
-   Gypsium
-   Magnesite

AKWA IBOM STATE
-   Lead/Zinc
-   Clay
-   Limestone
-   Uranium (Traced)
-   Salt
-    Lignite (Traced)

ANAMBRA STATE
-   Lead/Zinck
-   Clay
-   Limestone
-   Iron-Ore
-   Lignite (Partially investigated)
-   Salt
-  Glass-Sand
-   Phosphate
-   Gypsium

BAYELSA STATE
-   Clay
-   Limestone
-   Gypsium (partially investigated)
-   Uranium (partially investigated)
-   Manganese
-   Lignite
-   Lead/Zinc (Traces)

BAUCHI STATE
-   Amethst (violet)
-   Gypsium
-   Lead/Zinc (Traces)
-   Uranuin (partially investigated)

BENUE STATE
-   Lead/Zinc
-   Limestone
-    Iron-Ore
-   Coal
-   Clay
-   Marble
-   Sakt
-   Berytes (traces)
-   Gem stones
-   Gypsium

BORNO STATE
-   Diatomite
-   Clay
-   Limestone
-   Hydro-carbon (oil and gas)
Partially investigated) cool
-   Gypsium
-   Kaolin
-   Bentonite


CROSS RIVER STATE
-   Limestone
-   Uranium
-   Manganese
-   Lignite
-   Lead/Zinc
-  Salt


DELTA STATE
-   Marble
-   Glass Sand
-   Gypsium
-   Lignite
-   Iron-Ore
-   Kaolin

EBONYI STATE
-   Lead
-   Gold shocked
-   Salt


EDO STATE
-   Marble
-   Lignite
-   Clay
-   Limestone
-   Iron Ore
-   Gypsium
-   Glass-sand
-   Gold
-   Dolomite Phosphate
-   Bitumen

EKITI STATE
-   Kaolin
-   Feldsper
-   Tatium
-   Granite
-   Syenite

ENUGU STATE
-   Coal
-   Linestone
-   Lead/Zinc

GOMBE STATE
-   Gemstone
-   Gysium

IMO STATE
-  Kead/Zinc
-   Limestone
-   Lignite
-   Phosphate
-   Marcasite
-   Gypsium
-   Salt

JIGAWAA STATE
-   Butytes

KADUNA STATE
-     Sapphire
-      Kaoline
-   Gold
-   Clay
-   Surpentinite
-   Asbestos
-   Amethyst
-   Kyanite
-   Graphite (partally investgated)
-   Silhnite
-   Mica (Traces)
-   Aqua marine
-   Ruby
-   Rock Crystal
-   Topaz
-   Flosper
-   Tourmaline
-   Gemstone
-   Tentalime

KANO STATE
-   Prrochinre
-   Cassiterite
-   Copper
-   Glass – Sand
-   Gemstone
-   Lead/Zinc
-  Tantalite

KATSINA STATE
-   Kaolin
-   Marble
-   Salt

KEBBI STATE
-   Gold
KOGI STATE
-   Iron-Ore
-   Kaolin
-   Gypsium
-   Feldsper
-   Goal
-   Marble
-   Dolomite
-   Talc
-   Tantalite

KWARA STATE
-   Gold
-   Marble
-   Iron-Ore
-   Cassiterite
-   Colubite
-   Tantalite
-   Feldspar (Traces)
-   Mica (Traces)

LAGOS STATE
-   Glass-sand
-   Clay
-   Bitumen

NASARAWA STATE
-   Beryl (emerald)
-   Asquamirine and
-   Haliodor)
-   Dolomite/Marble
-   Sapphire
-   Tourmaline
-   Quartz-   Amethyst (Topaz, gamet)
-   Zireon
-   Tantalite
-   Cassiterite
-   Columbite
-   Limenite
-   Galena
-   Iron-Ore
-   Barytes
-   Feldspar
-   Limesstone
-   Mica
-   Cooking coal
-   Talc
-   Cay
-   Salt
-   Chalcopyrite

NIGER STATE
-   Gold
-   Talc
-   Lead/Zinc

OGUN STATE
-   Phosphate
-   Clay
-   Feldspar (traces)
-   Kaolin
-   Limestone
-   Germstone
-   Bitumen


ONDO STATE
-   Bitumen
-   Kaolin
-   Gemstone
-   Gypsium
-   Feldspar
-   Granite
-   Clay
-   Glass-sand
-   Dimesion stones
-   Limestone
-   Coal


OSUN STATE
-   Gikd
-   Talc
-   Toumaline
-   Toumaline
-   Colimbite
-   Granite


OYO STATE
-   Kaoline
-   Marble
-   Clay
-   Sillimnote
-   Talc
-   Gold
-   Cassiterite
-   Aqua Marine
-   Dolomite
-   Gemstone
-   Tantalite


PLATEAU STATE
-   Emerald
-   Tin
-   Marble
-   Granite
-   Tantalite/columbit
-   Lead/Zinc
-   Barytes
-   Irton-Ore
-   Kaolin
-   Belonite
-   Cassiterrite
-   Phrochlore
-   Clay
-   Coal
-   Wolfam
-   Salt
-   Bismuth
-   Fluoride
-   Molybdenite
-   Gemstone
-   Bauxite


RIVER STATE
-   Glass-sand
-   Clay
-   Marble
-   Lignite (traces)


SOKOTO STATE
Kaolin
-   Gold
=   Limestone
-   Phosphate
-   Gpsium
-   silica-sand
-   Clay
-  Laterrite
-   Potash
-   Flakes
-   Granite
-   Gold
-   Salt

TARABA STATE
-   Kaolin
-   Lead/Zinc

YOBE STATE
-   Tintomite
-   Soda Ash (partially Investigated)

ZAMFARA STATE
-   Goal
-   Cotton
-   Gold

Lastly, crude oil can be found in Anambra, Imo, Abia, Lagos, Ondo, Bayelsa, cross river, Edo, Rivers state,
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 1:33am On Jul 31, 2011
Also lets not forget the human resources we have in Nigeria. Nigeria is 150 million people at the last count.
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by SouthEast1: 1:42am On Jul 31, 2011
Fake list in all its ramification. There is no state in Nigeria with less than 10 different mineral resources
To begin with, where is the oil and Gas in Abia and Imo and Anambra?
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 1:44am On Jul 31, 2011
South-East:

Fake list
Where is the oil and Gas in Abia and Imo and Anambra?

i posted it at the bottom of the list

please reread wink

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Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by SouthEast1: 1:46am On Jul 31, 2011
Again, very wrong LIST FOR Ebonyi
Bo gack and do a better job, you bigot.
Limestone, Zinc, quarry stones and 100s of other minerals are found in Ebonyi
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 1:48am On Jul 31, 2011
South-East:

Wrong LIST FOR Ebonyi
Bo gack and do a better job, you bigot.

if you have some else to add, please share it with us

thank you smiley

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Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by SouthEast1: 1:51am On Jul 31, 2011
alj_harem:

if you have some else to add, please share it with us

thank you smiley
No you complete your silly job; you created this thread to laugh at Ebonyi but in the process you showed how ignorant you are.
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by Rhino5dm: 1:52am On Jul 31, 2011
Those are the fake pictures they keep  painting to make people lazy. Until i see state by state human capacity potential, this deduction remains  IsNull=val(Rhino_5dm.Text). Thank you.
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by jmaine: 1:53am On Jul 31, 2011
Good thread from Harem

South-East:

No you complete your silly job;[b] you created this thread to laugh at Ebonyi [/b]but in the process you showed how ignorant you are.
^
Could you please give it up . . . .

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Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 1:54am On Jul 31, 2011
South-East:

No you complete your silly job; you created this thread to laugh at Ebonyi but in the process you showed how ignorant you are.

laugh at what. i think it is a good thing that ebonyi has gold although I did not expect it but from my research i found out there is gold present.

if you have any other thing to add to ebonyi please share it and stop that your attack on me. moreover lets discuss. Sorry for the earlier out burst wink i should have known better my friend
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 1:56am On Jul 31, 2011
jmaine:

Good thread from Harem


thanks man, what do you think about the this and how Nigeria government have been underrating us and Nigeria as a country
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by SouthEast1: 1:57am On Jul 31, 2011
alj_harem:

I brought out this list for us Nigerians to be reflective of the fact that upon all this, an average Nigerian is still suffering. Our roads are bad. The Government does not want to pay the minimum wage of just 18,000N which amounts to nothing. Nigeria has a lot of potentials and have been under explored by out Government.



EBONYI STATE
-   Lead
-   Gold shocked
-   Salt


Google is your friend, dude
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 1:58am On Jul 31, 2011
Rhino.5dm:

Those are the fake pictures they keep  painting to make people lazy. Until i see state by state human capacity potential, this deduction remains  IsNull=val(Rhino_5dm.Text). Thank you.

human capacity by states is another issue

but even be exploring HALF of this resources, it would go a long way in creating employment and revenue for the country
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 1:59am On Jul 31, 2011
South-East:

Google is your friend, dude
alj_harem:

laugh at what. i think it is a good thing that ebonyi has gold although I did not expect it but from my research i found out there is gold present.

moreover that was a "shock"/ surprise expression and not laughing
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by SouthEast1: 2:03am On Jul 31, 2011
1. Many of the natural resources in terms of solid minerals are found in the North. The Savanna soil type would support mineralization activity than heavy rainfall areas, where mineralization will more easily be followed by increased weathering activities that degrade solid minerals.

2. The North has ruled Nigeria more than the South and so had more opportunities to harness these resources for the betterment of the North in particular and the country in general.

Yet, the North remains the poorest of the poor

Why is that so, Alj Harem Yorubaman who wannabe Kanuri?
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by jmaine: 2:07am On Jul 31, 2011
alj_harem:

thanks man, what do you think about the this and how Nigeria government have been underrating us and Nigeria as a country

This thread reveals our need to move away and divest from our Crude oil blindness . . . Every region has some real gem buried beneath them that can be used to develop every part of the country . . . Though the perennial deficiency of human capital to harness them is another huge factor that . . . .If not addressed will only render those  . minerals. . dormant as they always have  . . .
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 2:08am On Jul 31, 2011
South-East:

1. Many of the natural resources in terms of solid minerals are found in the North. The Savanna vegetation would support mineralization activity than heavy rainfall areas wheremineralization will more easily be followed by increased weathering activities that degrade solid minerals.

2. The North has ruled Nigeria more than the south

Yet the North remains the poorest of the poor

Why is that so, Alj Harem Yorubaman who wannabe Kanuri? grin grin grin grin grin SMH I am not yoruba smiley but thanks for the compliment

Yes I see you point but the so call north that rule only ruled for there pockets and not for us

Lets leave this north and south thing and face it as a country. There are resources in the south as well that has not been explored like You pointed out. Gold in ebonyi state which I did not know of before.

This are the things we need to tackle as a country cool
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 2:11am On Jul 31, 2011
jmaine:

This thread reveals our need to move away and divest from our Crude oil blindness . . . Every region has some real gem buried beneath them that can be used to develop every part of the country . . . Though the perennial deficiency of human capital to harness them is another huge factor that . . . .If not addressed will only render those  . minerals. . dormant as they always have  . . .

well said

I had always thought that the crude oil is more of a curse than a blessing to Nigeria

before the discovery of crude oil, we were a lot better off than we are now cry

I am sure we still have more in commercial quantities but our FG is too fixed on crude oil

that is apart from the agricultural produce we have as a country
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by SouthEast1: 2:14am On Jul 31, 2011
Crude oil is for everyone, but the solid minerals are for those in whose states they are found. That is the inequality that needs to be addressed first. As we speak, illegal gold mining is ongoing in Osun and Niger and Zamfara and Sokoto
Zamfara folks went on illegal lead mining and 400 of them died of lead poisoning following seepage into drinking well waters
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 2:20am On Jul 31, 2011
South-East:

Crude oil is for everyone, but the solid minerals are for those in who states they are found. That is the inequality that needs to be addressed first. As we speak, illegal gold mining is ongoing in Osun and Niger and Zamfara and Sokoto
Zamfara folks went on illegal lead mining and 400 of them died of lead poisoning following seepage into drinking well waters

Ok i see you point

but it all boils down to whether we have a good resource monitory system that can crack down on this people. We can not say crude oil is for all and yet say other mineral resource is for individual states.

Before all this is done the FG has to have a good system to make sure people do not vandalise this sites as the case of zamfara

i believe this would put less pressure of oil producing states and in short. it would out an end to MEND and other states are contributing there quarter as well
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by Beaf: 2:30am On Jul 31, 2011
alj_harem:

if you have some else to add, please share it with us

thank you smiley

Thank you.

The human resources of Maidugury = boko haram.
The natural resources of Maidugury = bombs.
The state govt = JTF.
The citizens = 100 metre champs, running for their lives from their own state faster than Usain Bolt.

The above is the story of Nigeria. What is the purpose of resources when the will to be educated and intelligence to harness them are lacking?

Japanese natural resources = zero.
Japanese economic size = Worlds 3rd largest.
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 2:51am On Jul 31, 2011
Beaf:

Thank you.

The human resources of Maidugury = boko haram.
The natural resources of Maidugury = bombs.
The state govt = JTF.
The citizens = 100 metre champs, running for their lives from their own state faster than Usain Bolt.

The above is the story of Nigeria. What is the purpose of resources when the will to be educated and intelligence to harness them are lacking?

Japanese natural resources = zero.
Japanese economic size = Worlds 3rd largest.

Dude you represent jonathan on this forum and yet you are very tribalistic. What kind of a person are you
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by EkoIle1: 3:03am On Jul 31, 2011
Very flawed and pointless list.
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by Beaf: 3:15am On Jul 31, 2011
alj_harem:

Dude you represent jonathan on this forum and yet you are very tribalistic. What kind of a person are you

I do not represent Jonathan and have zero connection with govt or PDP.
Why do you guys wheel out the same stale argument when you are faced with vastly superior armo? Why? You enemies of progress can't all be that tired! Lol!

Please face the question I asked without dodging here and there; "what is the purpose of resources when there is a worrying absence of the will to be educated and a complete lack of the required intelligence to harness those resources?"
The above is what I have pointed out as the sad story of Nigeria typified by Japan with zero natural resources and the Worlds 3rd largest economy and Nigeria's Borno state with its primitive boko haram and headlong dash for primitivity. Counter that or give the floor to someone who can.
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by Chyz2: 3:43am On Jul 31, 2011
Abia State
Capital: Umuahia
Main Towns: Aba, Akwette, Bende, Afikpo, Arochukwu
Points of Interest: National War Museum at Umuahia where relecs of the Nigerian civil war and inventions are displayed. Aba - foremost electronics and indigenous technology city. Akwette - Blue River Tourist Village, Uwana Beach Akwette is also famous for its unique weaving industry. Aba Central Market.
Agricultural Resources: Yams, Cassava, Oil Palm, Rubber.
Natural Resources: Oil, Salt

Adamawa State
Capital: Yola
Main Towns: Yola, Jimeta, Numan, Mubi
Agricultural Resources: Guinea Com, Maize, Cattle, Fish, Millet, Cotton.
Points of Interest: Three Sisters Hill - three hills that stand side by side.

Akwa Ibom State
Capital: Uyo
Main Towns: Abak, Eket, Etinan, Ikono, Ikot Abasi, Itu, Oron, Uyo, Ikot Ekpene, Ukanafun.
Natural Resources: Petroleum, Salt, Iron, Coal, Gold, Clay, Limestone, Laterite and Gravel.
Agricultural Resources: Largest Palm Forest in Nigeria
Points of Interest: Ibeno famous for yatching and swimming, Oron Museaum - collection of finest carvings in Africa, Opobo Boatyard. Natural sand beaches at Ikot Abasi.

Anambra State
Capital: Awka
Main Towns: Onitsha, Awka, Njikoka, Amawbia
Natural Resources: Iron Ore, Limestone, Coal Fine Clay, Marble and Silica Sand, Lead, Zinc, Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Agricultural Resources: Cocoa, Palm Oil, Maize, Rice, Cassava.
Points of Interest: Ijele masquerade from Aguleri, Omaba festival, Yearly yam festival, Odinani Museum at Nri. Anambra State is historically known for great craftsmanship, The River Niger with the famous Niger bridge links the bustling commercial town of Onitsha with ports at Port Harcourt, Burutu and Warri in Delta State.

Bauchi State
Capital: Bauchi
Main Towns: Bauchi, Gombe, Azara, Misau, Jama'are, Ningi, Billiri, Dass.
Natural Resources: Columbite, Gold, Cassilerite, Coal, Limestone, Iron Ore, Antimony, Marble,
Agricultrual Resources: Millet, Coffee, Cottom, Buinea Corn, Maize, Yams, Tomatoes.
Points of Interest: Yankari Game Reserve with warm spring at Wikki Lame Burra Game Reserve, Tomb of Late Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, first Prime Minister of the Federation.

Benue State
Capital: Makurdi
Main Towns: Gboko, Katsina_Ala, Otukp, Ida, Dekina, Ankpa, Aliade, Vaneikya.
Natural Resources: Coal, Limestone, Petroleum, Tin, Columbite.
Agricultural Resources: Coffee, Rice milling, Seed crushing for oil.
Points of Interest: Enchanting scenic view of the Rivers Niger and Benue confluence. Ushango Hills. Enemebia Falls, Kwaghir theatrical display, Ingongh Dance, Alekwu masquerade Ogagany Dance, Pleasant beaches, numerous fishing festivals.


Borno State

Capital: Maiduguri
Main Towns: Borno, Bade, Fika, Biu, DGwoza, Nguru, Geidam, Gas, Konduga,Monguno, Potiskum, Bama.
Natural Resources: Clay
Agricultural Resources: Tomatoes, Carrots, pepper Isorghum.
Points of Interest: Kyarimi Park in Maiduguri - sightseeing for animal and bird lovers, Shehu of Borno's Palace, Lake Chad, Sambisa Game Reserve, Fishing festival at Gahsua (Usur) Ngeji Warm Springs. Leather tanning & ornamental leather work.

Cross River State
Capital: Calabar
Main Towns: Akampa, Ikom, Obubra, Odukpani, Ogoja, Ugep.
Agricultural Resources: Cross River is extremely rich in fish production - major commercial psecies of fish include shrimps, croakers, catfish, the bonga and shark.
Points of Interest: Obudu Cattle Ranch. Agboin Falls and Kw Falls near Oban. Gamer Reserve at Okwangwo in Obudu local government and Boshi Game Reserve.

Delta State
Main Towns: Warri, Sapele, Ughelli, Effurun, Forcados, Ozoro, Orerokpe, Agbor.
Major Ports: Warri, Koko, Burutu, Forcados handle a substantial part of the nation's trade.
Agricultural Resources: Rubber Crude Oil, Plywood, Timber.
Points of Interest: Sandy beaches of Asaba Koko Port Ajagbodudu, Olu's Palace. ATP Timber and Plywood Factory at Sapele

Ebonyi State
Capital: Abakiliki
Main Towns: Abakiliki, Afikpo, Izzamgbo, Iboko, Aba Omege, Okposi, Uburu, Edda, Onueke
Natural Resources: Cement, lead, zinc, salt
Aricultural Resources: Rice, Yam, Groundnut
Points of Interest: Ganymede Chapel is the historical site where the first governor of the Eastern Region was buried. Nkalagu cement factory, Modotel, Ebonyi Hotel, modern golf course. Abakiliki was one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Region that displayed annual agricultural shows through the initiative of Dr. M. Okpara.

Edo State
Capital: Benin City
Main Towns: Agbor, Ubiaja, Uromi, Auchi, Ekpoma, Sabongida-Ora.
Agricultural Resources: Produces about 80% of country's Rubber and Crepe. Timber, Palm Produce, Cocoa.
Points of Interest: Royal Palazce at Benein, Benin Museum, Benin Moat, Emotan Statue, Somorika ills, Udo Tourist Centre, Benin is famous for its unique bronze, brass, ivory works of art.

Enugu State
Capital: Enugu
Main Towns: Abakaliki, Nsukka, Oji River.
Agricultural Resources: Rice, Yam, Cashew Nuts, Cassava.
Natural Resources: Coal, Lead, Limestone, Gypsum.
Points of Interest: Miliken Hill, Nike Lake, Iva Valley Coal Mines.

Imo State
Capital: Owerri
Main Town: Okigwe, Orlu, Oguta, Afikpo.
Natural Resources: Lead, Zinc, White Clay, Natural Gas, Limestone, Salt. Imo State is a major oil producing state.
Agricultural Resources: Cassava, Oil Palm, Rubber, Cocoa, Rice, Maize, Yam.
Points of Interest: Oguta Lake Holiday Resort with its sand beaches. The Rolling Hills of Okigwe. Amusement Park at Owerri. The Nekede Botanical Zoological Gardens. The Palm Beaches Tourist Village at Awomama.

Kano State
Capital: Kano
Main Towns: Dambatta, Bumel, Gwarzo, Hadejia, Karaye, Kano, Ririwan. Kano is one of the ancient Hausa Kingdoms where custom and tradition still play important roles in the life of local communities.
Natural Resources: Tin, Columbite, Casseterite.
Agricultural Resources: Wheat Groundnut, Cotton, Agriculture is the major economic activity and offers employment to more than 90% of the people. Kano is well recognized as a center for traditional arts and crafts such as leather work, weaving, pottery and wood carving. Exquisite Kano leather works are exported to Europe and North America.
Popluar Markets: Kurmi, Sabon-Gari and Kantin-Kwan (all in Kano municipality).
Popular Markets: Kurmi, Sabon-Gari and Kantin-kwan (all in Kano municipality).
Historical Places/Festivals: Emir's Palace, Baturiya Birds Estuary, The Ayanduwa Fishing Festival, Ancient City Walls and Gates first built about 900 years ago. The Gidan Makaman Museum, Koofar Mata Dyeing Pits--believed to be the oldest in Africa, 35 Acre Kano zoological Garden at Gankum Albaba, Kurmi Market. Kazaure Rock Ranges. Famous Tiga Dam.

Katisina State
Capital: Katsina
Main Towsn: Daura, Katsina, Dutsin-ma, Malumfashi, Funtua, Manikankia, Kankari, Batsari, Mastu, Bakori, Jibiya.
Natural Resources: Large deposits of Kaolin and Asbestos.
Agricultural Resources: Groundnut, Maize, Cotton, Guinea Corn, Rice, Yam, Onions, Tomatoes, Wheat.
Points of Interest: Wall that surrounds Katsina-900 years old with its seven different gates. Emir's Palace in Katsina and Daura. Kusugu well in Daura is of historical importance.

Kebbi State
Capital: Birmin Kebbi
Main Towns: Birmin Kebbi, Gwandu
Natural Resources: Gypsum, marble, and Kaolin
Agricultural Resources: Millet, wheat and Guinea Corn
Points of Interest: Argungu Fishing Festival - a major international event featuring regatta, cultural dances, agricultural air, drama, motor rally and archery competition. Kanta Museum in Argungu is also a tourist attraction in this state. Famous for traditional arts and crafts, beads, words, glassware.

Kogi State
Capital: Lokoja
Main Towns: Okene, Kabba, Lokoja
Natural Resources: Iron ore, marble
Points of Interest: Old buildings used by the Royal Niger Company when it had a royal charter over Nigeria. The Iron of Liberty-located in the compound of the first primary school in Northern Nigeria. Kogi Stte is also famous for "the Okene" cloth, woven with rich thread into exquisite styles of varying colours. The confluence of Rivers Niger and Benue at Lokoja, Borgu Game Reserve.
Important Festival: Ekuechi festival of the Ebirras.

Kwara State
Capital: Ilorin
Main Towns: Jebba, New Bussa, (Kainji), Offa, Oro, Orru-Aran, Ajase-Ipo, Obange, Bode-Sa'adu, Esie.
Natural Resources: Coal, Limestone, Marble, Iron, Ore, Feldspar, Clay, Tin, Talc, Gold.
Agricultural Resources: Cotton, Cofee, Cocoa, Kolanut, Tobacco leaves, Berniseed, Palm Produce.
Points of Interest: Esie Stone Image at Esie Kudn Igbomina-Ekiti area of the state. Kwara State has two of the largest dams, namely, the Kainji and Jebba, major sources of hydro-electric power for the country. Mungo Park Monument at Jebba.

Lagos State
Capital: Ikeja
Main Towns: Ikorodu, Epe, Badagry, Lagos, Mushin, Oshodi, Shomolu.
About 60 percent of the total industrial investment in Nigeria is in Lagos State and 65 percent in Nigeria's commercial activities also take place in the State. It hosts the nation's two largest seaports-Apapa and Tin Can Island. There are more than 2,000 industries of various sizes and description in Lagos State.
Points of Interest: Seaside attraction and resorts at Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Badagry, Lekki Penninsula. National Museum which houses important relics such as the traditional Benin Bronzes and the replica of the Festac '77 symbol.
Important Festivals: Eyo Masquerade, eld to celebrate memorable occasions of the death of an important person, especially a distinguished member of the royal family.


Niger State

Capital: Minna
Main Towns: Bida, Kontagora, Agaie, Kuta, Lapai, Padogari, Mokwa, Zungeri, Wushishi.
Natural Resources: Rice, Maize, Sorghum, Groundnuts, Millet, Sheanut, Beans, Soya, Cotton. Niger state is well-known for arts and culture, including hand made pottery, glass beads, bangles, mat making, brass works, embroidery and dyeing.
Points of Interest: Guara Falls in Boru Village, Zuguma Park, Zuguma, Shiror Hydroelectric Dam, Mungo Park's Cenotaph.


Ogun State

Capital: Abeokuta
Main Towns: Aiyetoro, Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu-Ode Ilaro, Odeda, Ogbere, Ota, Owode, Sagamu, Idogo, Iperu.
Natural Resources: Large deposits of Limestone, Chalk, Phosphate, Clay, Kaoline, Stones.
Agricultural Resources: Cocoa, Rubber, Timber, Kolanuts.
Points of Interest: Oba's Palace at Ake, built in 1854 as the official residence of the Alake, the traditional ruler of Egbaland, is noted for its heavy concentration of antiquities and relics. The Centenary hall at Abeokuta, Birikisu Sugbo Shrine in Ijeu-Ode. Olumo Rock.
Important Festivals: Agemo, Obinrin Ojowu, Egungun, Oro, Igunnuko Masquerades.

Ondo State
Capital: Akure
Main Towns: Ado-Ekiti, Ondo, Ikere-Ebkiti, Ilawe-Ekiti, Owo, Efon-Alaaye, Oko-Akoko, Ikare-Akoko, Ise-Ekiti.
Agricultural Resouces: Ondo State is the leading Cocoa producing area in Nigeria.
Points of Interest: National Museum at Owo which houses the wood and ivory carvings, brass and bronze works, excavated at Egbaren Estate, Owo in 1971, Ikogosi Warm Spring, Idanre Hills Igbokodo Water Front, Ipole-Iloro Water falls, Oko Marie Hills at Oka-Akoko, Ebomi Lake at Epinmi-Akoko, Aiyetoro Holy Apostle Community.


Oshun State

Capital: Oshogbo
Main Towns: Ile-Ife, Ede, Ilesha, Ejigbo, Iwo, Igbajo.
Agricultural Resources: Cocoa, Coffee, Soyabeans, Kola-nuts, Tobacco.
Natural Resources: Marble, Tin Columbite.
Points of Interest: Oshun Shrine at Oshogbo, Opa Oranmiyan at Ile-Ife, Places of Owa Obokun in Ilesha and the Oni, Ife City Walls at Ile-Ife.

Oyo State
Capital: Ibadan
Main Towns: Ogbomosho, Oyo, Isyin, Saki, Eruwa, Fiti. Ibadan, the state capital is the largest indigenous city in Africa, south of the Sahara with a population of about 1.4 million.
Mineral Resources: Tin, Gold, Columbite and Marble exist in commercial quanties.
Agricultural Resources: Tobacco, Cocoa, Palm Produce, Beans, Platain, Cassava, Maize, Kolanuts.
Points of Interest: Ibadan university Zoo, Agodi Zoological Garden, Mbari ARts Center.
Traditional Festivals: Egungun, Ode-Ibadan

Plateau State
Capital: Jos
Main Towns: Akwanga, Awe, Bukuru, Barkin Ladi, Keffi, Lafia, Langtang, Nassarawa, Pankshin, Shendam, Von.
Natural Resources: Jos is the cradle of Tin mining operations on the Jos Plateau.
Agricultural Resources: The State has unique and beautiful climate that is conducive for the production of many crops and livestock varieties that flourish in both tropical and temperate environment, for example cotton, groundnuts, rice, Irish potatoes, maize, soyabean.
Points of Interest: Plateau state has a very rich cultural heritage. The Nok culture one of the earliest iron smelting cultures dating between 500 BC and AD 200 is associated with the area. The National Museum at Jos, the oldest in the country. Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture, containing various architectural designs of major Nigerian ethnic groups. Jos wildlife Safari Park, Zoological Gardens. Asop Falls, Kura alls, Wase Rock, Kerang volcanic Mountain where the population Swan brand spring water is produced Shere Hills.

Rivers State
Capital: Port Harcourt
Main Towns: Bonny, Bori, Ahoada, Town Brass, Buguma, Yenagoa, Abonema, Akassa, Okrika, Degema.
Natural Resources: Crude Oil, Natural Gas
Agricultural Resources: Oil Plam, Citrus fruits, Coconut, Banana, Cassava.
Points of Interest: Isaac Boro Park, the zoo which as a wide variety of animals, Nigeria's first petroleum refinery at Elesa Elema, Water Glass Boatyard. Isaka Holiday Cruise Island, Oil well at Oloibiri. The Riverine town of Bonny with the beautiful Finima Beach. Monument of King Jaja of Opobo and the relics of the Akassa raid of 1859. Slave transit hall at Akassa. The Ogidi Shrine at Nembe. The Onne Port.

Sokoto State
Capital: Sokoto
Main Towns: Gusau, Yelwa, Gwandu. Sokoto is a major centre of Islamic scholarship in Nigeria.
Mineral Resources: gold, Clay, Kaolin, Gypsum, Salt, Marlbe, Granite, Flipper and Limestone.
Agricultural Resources: wheat, Maize, Millet, Guinea Corn, Rice, Beans, Groundnut, Cotton, Sugarcane, Tobacco. Livestock production is a major activity in Sokoto State.
Points of Interest: Sokoto State has a rich history of culture and traditional festivals as well as many sites of historical or religious value which are of abiding interest to both scholars and tourists. Dyeing or closes - Fulani attires and wrapper known as "Wagambari," Famous Moroccan leather products of trans - Saharan trade era has its roots in Sokoto. The museum, Emir's palace, Gibadi Rocks ancient fossils that are believed could provide a clue to the origin of the tomb of Usman Dan Fodio.

Taraba Sate
Capital Jalingo, Gembu, Takum
Main Towns: Gembu, Takum
Agricultural Resources: It has soothing termparate climate with a rich vegetation that not only caters for herds of cattle but also grows a very poplar and unique tea which is now being processed for export because of the richness of the flavour.
Points of Interest: Enchanting Mamilla Plateau Gashaka and Karimbela Game Reserves present and alluring scenery to tourists and visitors.

Yobe State
Capital: Damaturu
Main Towns: Potiskum Nguru.
Agricultural Resources: Millet, wheat.
Points of Interest: Biu Plateau which has a very conducive tourist weather condition.
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by Abagworo(m): 5:44am On Jul 31, 2011
All these lists are bullsh*t.The only mineral resource that runs Nigeria is oil and it is found mostly in Rivers and Delta States with fringes in Imo,Abia,Bayelsa and Akwa-Ibom State.

A lot of politics has been played with the oil including assigning offshore wells of beyond 40 nautical miles to States in order to make them oil-producing.The best thing is to stop oil production and focus on these minerals in our imaginary list.
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 7:13am On Jul 31, 2011
thanks chyz cool
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by aljharem3: 7:14am On Jul 31, 2011
Abagworo:

All these lists are bullsh*t.The only mineral resource that runs Nigeria is oil and it is found mostly in Rivers and Delta States with fringes in Imo,Abia,Bayelsa and Akwa-Ibom State.

A lot of politics has been played with the oil including assigning offshore wells of beyond 40 nautical miles to States in order to make them oil-producing.The best thing is to stop oil production and focus on these minerals in our imaginary list.

I concur
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by oyewolejos(m): 7:29am On Jul 31, 2011
ONDO STATE
- Bitumen
- Kaolin
- Gemstone
- Gypsium
- Feldspar
- Granite
- Clay
- Glass-sand
- Dimesion stones
- Limestone
- Coal
I have been hearing that since the day i was born but nothing has been done to start the exploration of Bitumen.
Their priority is a single 6 year term.
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by hakanai(m): 9:02am On Jul 31, 2011
Chyz*:

Abia State
Capital:  Umuahia
Main Towns:  Aba, Akwette, Bende, Afikpo, Arochukwu
Points of Interest:  National War Museum at Umuahia where relecs of the Nigerian civil war and inventions are displayed.  Aba - foremost electronics and indigenous technology city.  Akwette - Blue River Tourist Village, Uwana Beach Akwette is also famous for its unique weaving industry.  Aba Central Market.
Agricultural Resources:  Yams, Cassava, Oil Palm, Rubber.
Natural Resources:  Oil, Salt

Adamawa State
Capital: Yola
Main Towns:  Yola, Jimeta, Numan, Mubi
Agricultural Resources:  Guinea Com, Maize, Cattle, Fish, Millet, Cotton.
Points of Interest:  Three Sisters Hill - three hills that stand side by side.

Akwa Ibom State
Capital:  Uyo
Main Towns:  Abak, Eket, Etinan, Ikono, Ikot Abasi, Itu, Oron, Uyo, Ikot Ekpene, Ukanafun.
Natural Resources:  Petroleum, Salt, Iron, Coal, Gold, Clay, Limestone, Laterite and Gravel.
Agricultural Resources: Largest Palm Forest in Nigeria
Points of Interest:  Ibeno  famous for yatching and swimming, Oron Museaum - collection of finest carvings in Africa, Opobo Boatyard.  Natural sand beaches at Ikot Abasi.

Anambra State
Capital:  Awka
Main Towns:  Onitsha, Awka, Njikoka, Amawbia
Natural Resources:  Iron Ore, Limestone, Coal Fine Clay, Marble and Silica Sand, Lead, Zinc, Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Agricultural Resources:  Cocoa, Palm Oil, Maize, Rice, Cassava.
Points of Interest:  Ijele masquerade from Aguleri, Omaba festival, Yearly yam festival, Odinani Museum at Nri.  Anambra State is historically known for great craftsmanship, The River Niger with the famous Niger bridge links the bustling commercial town of Onitsha with ports at Port Harcourt, Burutu and Warri in Delta State. 

Bauchi State
Capital:  Bauchi
Main Towns:  Bauchi, Gombe, Azara, Misau, Jama'are, Ningi, Billiri, Dass.
Natural Resources:  Columbite, Gold, Cassilerite, Coal, Limestone, Iron Ore, Antimony, Marble,
Agricultrual Resources:  Millet, Coffee, Cottom, Buinea Corn, Maize, Yams, Tomatoes.
Points of Interest:  Yankari Game Reserve with warm spring at Wikki Lame Burra Game Reserve, Tomb of Late Alhaji Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, first Prime Minister of the Federation.

Benue State
Capital:  Makurdi
Main Towns:  Gboko, Katsina_Ala, Otukp, Ida, Dekina, Ankpa, Aliade, Vaneikya.
Natural Resources:  Coal, Limestone, Petroleum, Tin, Columbite.
Agricultural Resources:  Coffee, Rice milling, Seed crushing for oil.
Points of Interest:  Enchanting scenic view of the Rivers Niger and Benue confluence.  Ushango Hills.  Enemebia Falls, Kwaghir theatrical display, Ingongh Dance, Alekwu masquerade Ogagany Dance, Pleasant beaches, numerous fishing festivals.


Borno State

Capital:  Maiduguri
Main Towns:  Borno, Bade, Fika, Biu, DGwoza, Nguru, Geidam, Gas, Konduga,Monguno, Potiskum, Bama.
Natural Resources:  Clay
Agricultural Resources:  Tomatoes, Carrots, pepper Isorghum.
Points of Interest:  Kyarimi Park in Maiduguri - sightseeing for animal and bird lovers, Shehu of Borno's Palace, Lake Chad, Sambisa Game Reserve, Fishing festival at Gahsua (Usur) Ngeji Warm Springs.  Leather tanning & ornamental leather work.

Cross River State
Capital: Calabar
Main Towns:  Akampa, Ikom, Obubra, Odukpani, Ogoja, Ugep.
Agricultural Resources:  Cross River is extremely rich in fish production - major commercial psecies of fish include shrimps, croakers, catfish, the bonga and shark.
Points of Interest:  Obudu Cattle Ranch.  Agboin Falls and Kw Falls near Oban.  Gamer Reserve at Okwangwo in Obudu local government and Boshi Game Reserve.

Delta State
Main Towns:  Warri, Sapele, Ughelli, Effurun, Forcados, Ozoro, Orerokpe, Agbor.
Major Ports:  Warri, Koko, Burutu, Forcados handle a substantial part of the nation's trade.
Agricultural Resources:  Rubber Crude Oil, Plywood, Timber.
Points of Interest:  Sandy beaches of Asaba Koko Port Ajagbodudu, Olu's Palace.  ATP Timber and Plywood Factory at Sapele

Ebonyi State
Capital:  Abakiliki
Main Towns: Abakiliki, Afikpo, Izzamgbo, Iboko, Aba Omege, Okposi, Uburu, Edda, Onueke
Natural Resources:  Cement, lead, zinc, salt
Aricultural Resources:  Rice, Yam, Groundnut
Points of Interest:  Ganymede Chapel is the historical site where the first governor of the Eastern Region was buried.  Nkalagu cement factory, Modotel, Ebonyi Hotel, modern golf course.  Abakiliki was one of the oldest towns in the Eastern Region that displayed annual agricultural shows through the initiative of Dr. M. Okpara.

Edo State
Capital:  Benin City
Main Towns: Agbor, Ubiaja, Uromi, Auchi, Ekpoma, Sabongida-Ora.
Agricultural Resources:  Produces about 80% of country's Rubber and Crepe.  Timber, Palm Produce, Cocoa.
Points of Interest:  Royal Palazce at Benein, Benin Museum, Benin Moat, Emotan Statue, Somorika ills, Udo Tourist Centre, Benin is famous for its unique bronze, brass, ivory works of art.

Enugu State
Capital:  Enugu
Main Towns:  Abakaliki, Nsukka, Oji River.
Agricultural Resources:  Rice, Yam, Cashew Nuts, Cassava.
Natural Resources:  Coal, Lead, Limestone, Gypsum.
Points of Interest:  Miliken Hill, Nike Lake, Iva Valley Coal Mines.

Imo State
Capital: Owerri
Main Town:  Okigwe, Orlu, Oguta, Afikpo.
Natural Resources:  Lead, Zinc, White Clay, Natural Gas, Limestone, Salt.  Imo State is a major oil producing state.
Agricultural Resources:  Cassava, Oil Palm, Rubber, Cocoa, Rice, Maize, Yam.
Points of Interest:  Oguta Lake Holiday Resort with its sand beaches.  The Rolling Hills of Okigwe.  Amusement Park at Owerri.  The Nekede Botanical Zoological Gardens.  The Palm Beaches Tourist Village at Awomama.

Kano State
Capital:  Kano
Main Towns:  Dambatta, Bumel, Gwarzo, Hadejia, Karaye, Kano, Ririwan.  Kano is one of the ancient Hausa Kingdoms where custom and tradition still play important roles in the life of local communities.
Natural Resources:  Tin, Columbite, Casseterite.
Agricultural Resources:  Wheat Groundnut, Cotton, Agriculture is the major economic activity and offers employment to more than 90% of the people.  Kano is well recognized as a center for traditional arts and crafts such as leather work, weaving, pottery and wood carving.  Exquisite Kano leather works are exported to Europe and North America.
Popluar Markets:  Kurmi, Sabon-Gari and Kantin-Kwan (all in Kano municipality).
Popular Markets:  Kurmi, Sabon-Gari and Kantin-kwan (all in Kano municipality).
Historical Places/Festivals:  Emir's Palace, Baturiya Birds Estuary, The Ayanduwa Fishing Festival, Ancient City Walls and Gates first built about 900 years ago.  The Gidan Makaman Museum, Koofar Mata Dyeing Pits--believed to be the oldest in Africa, 35 Acre Kano zoological Garden at Gankum Albaba, Kurmi Market.  Kazaure Rock Ranges.  Famous Tiga Dam.

Katisina State
Capital:  Katsina
Main Towsn:  Daura, Katsina, Dutsin-ma, Malumfashi, Funtua, Manikankia, Kankari, Batsari, Mastu, Bakori, Jibiya.
Natural Resources:  Large deposits of Kaolin and Asbestos.
Agricultural Resources:  Groundnut, Maize, Cotton, Guinea Corn, Rice, Yam, Onions, Tomatoes, Wheat.
Points of Interest:  Wall that surrounds Katsina-900 years old with its seven different gates.  Emir's Palace in Katsina and Daura.  Kusugu well in Daura is of historical importance.

Kebbi State
Capital: Birmin Kebbi
Main Towns:  Birmin Kebbi, Gwandu
Natural Resources:  Gypsum, marble, and Kaolin
Agricultural Resources: Millet, wheat and Guinea Corn
Points of Interest:  Argungu Fishing Festival - a major international event featuring regatta, cultural dances, agricultural air, drama, motor rally and archery competition.  Kanta Museum in Argungu is also a tourist attraction in this state.  Famous for traditional arts and crafts, beads, words, glassware.

Kogi State
Capital:  Lokoja
Main Towns:  Okene, Kabba, Lokoja
Natural Resources:  Iron ore, marble
Points of Interest:  Old buildings used by the Royal Niger Company when it had a royal charter over Nigeria.  The Iron of Liberty-located in the compound of the first primary school in Northern Nigeria.  Kogi Stte is also famous for "the Okene" cloth, woven with rich thread into exquisite styles of varying colours.  The confluence of Rivers Niger and Benue at Lokoja, Borgu Game Reserve.
Important Festival:  Ekuechi festival of the Ebirras.

Kwara State
Capital:  Ilorin
Main Towns:  Jebba, New Bussa, (Kainji), Offa, Oro, Orru-Aran, Ajase-Ipo, Obange, Bode-Sa'adu, Esie.
Natural Resources:  Coal, Limestone, Marble, Iron, Ore, Feldspar, Clay, Tin, Talc, Gold.
Agricultural Resources:  Cotton, Cofee, Cocoa, Kolanut, Tobacco leaves, Berniseed, Palm Produce.
Points of Interest:  Esie Stone Image at Esie Kudn Igbomina-Ekiti area of the state.  Kwara State has two of the largest dams, namely, the Kainji and Jebba, major sources of hydro-electric power for the country.  Mungo Park Monument at Jebba.

Lagos State
Capital:  Ikeja
Main Towns:  Ikorodu, Epe, Badagry, Lagos, Mushin, Oshodi, Shomolu.
About 60 percent of the total industrial investment in Nigeria is in Lagos State and 65 percent in Nigeria's commercial activities also take place in the State.  It hosts the nation's two largest seaports-Apapa and Tin Can Island.  There are more than 2,000 industries of various sizes and description in Lagos State.
Points of Interest:  Seaside attraction and resorts at Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Badagry, Lekki Penninsula.  National Museum which houses important relics such as the traditional Benin Bronzes and the replica of the Festac '77 symbol.
Important Festivals:  Eyo Masquerade, eld to celebrate memorable occasions of the death of an important person, especially a distinguished member of the royal family.


Niger State

Capital:  Minna
Main Towns:  Bida, Kontagora, Agaie, Kuta, Lapai, Padogari, Mokwa, Zungeri, Wushishi.
Natural Resources:  Rice, Maize, Sorghum, Groundnuts, Millet, Sheanut, Beans, Soya, Cotton.  Niger state is well-known for arts and culture, including hand made pottery, glass beads, bangles, mat making, brass works, embroidery and dyeing.
Points of Interest:  Guara Falls in Boru Village, Zuguma Park, Zuguma, Shiror Hydroelectric Dam, Mungo Park's Cenotaph.


Ogun State

Capital:  Abeokuta
Main Towns:  Aiyetoro, Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu-Ode Ilaro, Odeda, Ogbere, Ota, Owode, Sagamu, Idogo, Iperu.
Natural Resources:  Large deposits of Limestone, Chalk, Phosphate, Clay, Kaoline, Stones.
Agricultural Resources:  Cocoa, Rubber, Timber, Kolanuts.
Points of Interest:  Oba's Palace at Ake, built in 1854 as the official residence of the Alake, the traditional ruler of Egbaland, is noted for its heavy concentration of antiquities and relics.  The Centenary hall at Abeokuta, Birikisu Sugbo Shrine in Ijeu-Ode.  Olumo Rock.
Important Festivals:  Agemo, Obinrin Ojowu, Egungun, Oro, Igunnuko Masquerades.

Ondo State
Capital:  Akure
Main Towns:  Ado-Ekiti, Ondo, Ikere-Ebkiti, Ilawe-Ekiti, Owo, Efon-Alaaye, Oko-Akoko, Ikare-Akoko, Ise-Ekiti.
Agricultural Resouces:  Ondo State is the leading Cocoa producing area in Nigeria.
Points of Interest:  National Museum at Owo which houses the wood and ivory carvings, brass and bronze works, excavated at Egbaren Estate, Owo in 1971, Ikogosi Warm Spring, Idanre Hills Igbokodo Water Front, Ipole-Iloro Water falls, Oko Marie Hills at Oka-Akoko, Ebomi Lake at Epinmi-Akoko, Aiyetoro Holy Apostle Community.


Oshun State

Capital: Oshogbo
Main Towns:  Ile-Ife, Ede, Ilesha, Ejigbo, Iwo, Igbajo.
Agricultural Resources:  Cocoa, Coffee, Soyabeans, Kola-nuts, Tobacco.
Natural Resources:  Marble, Tin Columbite.
Points of Interest:  Oshun Shrine at Oshogbo, Opa Oranmiyan at Ile-Ife, Places of Owa Obokun in Ilesha and the Oni, Ife City Walls at Ile-Ife.

Oyo State
Capital:  Ibadan
Main Towns:  Ogbomosho, Oyo, Isyin, Saki, Eruwa, Fiti.  Ibadan, the state capital is the largest indigenous city in Africa, south of the Sahara with a population of about 1.4 million.
Mineral Resources:  Tin, Gold, Columbite and Marble exist in commercial quanties.
Agricultural Resources:  Tobacco, Cocoa, Palm Produce, Beans, Platain, Cassava, Maize, Kolanuts.
Points of Interest:  Ibadan university Zoo, Agodi Zoological Garden, Mbari ARts Center.
Traditional Festivals:  Egungun, Ode-Ibadan

Plateau State
Capital: Jos
Main Towns:Akwanga, Awe, Bukuru, Barkin Ladi, Keffi, Lafia, Langtang, Nassarawa, Pankshin, Shendam, Von.(Now in nassarwa state )
Natural Resources:  Jos is the cradle of Tin mining operations on the Jos Plateau.
Agricultural Resources:  The State  has unique and beautiful climate that is conducive for the production of many crops and livestock varieties that flourish in both tropical and temperate environment, for example cotton, groundnuts, rice, Irish potatoes, maize, soyabean.
Points of Interest:  Plateau state has a very rich cultural heritage.  The Nok culture one of the earliest iron smelting cultures dating between 500 BC and AD 200 is associated with the area.  The National Museum at Jos, the oldest in the country.  Museum of Traditional Nigerian Architecture, containing various architectural designs of major Nigerian ethnic groups.  Jos wildlife Safari Park, Zoological Gardens.  Asop Falls, Kura alls, Wase Rock, Kerang volcanic Mountain where the population Swan brand spring water is produced Shere Hills.

Rivers State
Capital:  Port Harcourt
Main Towns:  Bonny, Bori, Ahoada, Town Brass, Buguma, Yenagoa, Abonema, Akassa, Okrika, Degema.
Natural Resources:  Crude Oil, Natural Gas
Agricultural Resources:  Oil Plam, Citrus fruits, Coconut, Banana, Cassava.
Points of Interest:  Isaac Boro Park, the zoo which as a wide variety of animals, Nigeria's first petroleum refinery at Elesa Elema, Water Glass Boatyard.  Isaka Holiday Cruise Island, Oil well at Oloibiri.  The Riverine town of Bonny with the beautiful Finima Beach.  Monument of King Jaja of Opobo and the relics of the Akassa raid of 1859.  Slave transit hall at Akassa.  The Ogidi Shrine at Nembe.  The Onne Port.

Sokoto State
Capital: Sokoto
Main Towns:  Gusau, Yelwa, Gwandu.  Sokoto is a major centre of Islamic scholarship in Nigeria.
Mineral Resources:  gold, Clay, Kaolin, Gypsum, Salt, Marlbe, Granite, Flipper and Limestone.
Agricultural Resources: wheat, Maize, Millet, Guinea Corn, Rice, Beans, Groundnut, Cotton, Sugarcane, Tobacco.  Livestock production is a major activity in Sokoto State.
Points of Interest:  Sokoto State has a rich history of culture and traditional festivals as well as many sites of historical or religious value which are of abiding interest to both scholars and tourists.  Dyeing or closes - Fulani attires and wrapper known as "Wagambari," Famous Moroccan leather products of trans - Saharan trade era has its roots in Sokoto.  The museum, Emir's palace, Gibadi Rocks ancient fossils that are believed could provide a clue to the origin of the tomb of Usman Dan Fodio.

Taraba Sate
Capital Jalingo, Gembu, Takum
Main Towns:  Gembu, Takum
Agricultural Resources:  It has soothing termparate climate with a rich vegetation that not only caters for herds of cattle but also grows a very poplar and unique tea which is now being processed for export because of the richness of the flavour.
Points of Interest:  Enchanting Mamilla Plateau Gashaka and Karimbela Game Reserves present and alluring scenery to tourists and visitors.

Yobe State
Capital:  Damaturu
Main Towns:  Potiskum Nguru.
Agricultural Resources:   Millet, wheat.
Points of Interest:  Biu Plateau which has a very conducive tourist weather condition.(It is not in Yobe but Bornu south )



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Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by Mobinga: 10:59am On Jul 31, 2011
The URL linking the homepage to this topic is wrong.

http://www.nairaland.com/www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-724526.0.html
Re: Nigerian States And Their Natural Resources by Mobinga: 11:01am On Jul 31, 2011
RIVER STATE
- Glass-sand
- Clay
- Marble
- Lignite (traces)


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Very ridiculous list. Please don't post rubbish next time.

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