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The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by frankdudus(m): 6:30pm On Aug 09, 2014
I was filling a form online nd I came across d Zip postal code field, wasn't sure wat to put there so I google naija zip/postal code... for those of us dat had bn confused over this ish here is wat I found out

ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) codes apply ONLY to the United States . The US does not regard postal codes from other countries as “ZIP” codes. In all other countries, postal codes are used. However, ZIP codes in the US are used for the same purposes for which other countries use postal codes for mailing purposes. So, ZIP codes are to the US while postal
codes are to other countries including
Nigeria.

Nigeria's ZIP / POSTAL code is NOT +234 for all cities and states as most people think- Rather +234 is only the International Dialing Code for Nigerian phone numbers.. example +23470********

Postal codes in Nigeria are numeric, consisting of six digits. NIPOST , the Nigerian Postal Service, divides the country into nine regions, which make up the first digit of the code. The second and third digits combined with the first, are the dispatch district for outgoing sorting. The last three digits are for delivery.
The main postal head office in each region will have a postal code ending in 0001, so Garki Main HO in Abuja has the postal code 970001, Ikeja HO in Lagos has 100001, Lokoja in Kogi has 270001 and Port Harcourt has 500001. The lowest postcode is 100001 and the
highest is 930001.

The Nigerian Postal Services still works despite
internet / email and the other Big names in the
Business (DHL, UPS, FEDEX) taking over delivery of
letters and packages faster. They NPS still offer P.O
Box address amongst other services for individuals
and corporations.

You can Visit the New Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) Website http://www.nigeriapostcodes.com to get more info.

Tnks wink

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by lequatee(m): 6:37pm On Aug 09, 2014
nice work bro, more of that.

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by TheShootist(m): 7:06am On Feb 06, 2015
Thanks bro, this just came in handy over here.

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by kingtappa: 11:42am On Jun 05, 2015
Mistake in Enugu, should be 300001 not 400001... Note this!!!

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by voxpopp: 12:52pm On Jun 17, 2015
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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by netcraft: 8:52pm On Aug 15, 2015
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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by Nobody: 4:16pm On Sep 09, 2015
No, Enugu starts with 4 not 3


kingtappa:
Mistake in Enugu, should be 300001 not 400001... Note this!!!

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by chapatti: 12:29am On Sep 10, 2015
It is very important to note that +234 is not actually the postal or Zip code for all the states across the federation. Infact, +234 is only used as the country Zip code.

Below, i have written down the various state Zip code in Nigeria states.

Abuja - 900001

Abia - 440001

Adamawa - 640001

Akwa-Ibom - 520001

Anambra - 420001

Bauchi - 740001

Borno - 600001

Delta - 320001

Edo - 300001

Enugu - 400001

Imo - 460001

Jigawa - 720001

Kano - 700001

Kaduna - 800001

Katsina - 820001

Kebbi - 860001

Kogi - 260001

Kwara - 240001

Lagos - (Island) 101001

Lagos - (Mainland) 100001

Niger - 920001
Click here for the complete article.

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by ALKARULEZZ(m): 3:20am On Sep 10, 2015
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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by ultrazone(m): 5:45pm On Nov 23, 2015
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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by URCHMAN550(m): 9:58am On Aug 26, 2016
thnks u helped

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by veetubes: 5:12am On Aug 29, 2018
Nice write up bro, you can still get more information on postal codes from these sites
Nigeria zip codes
Nigeria Postal codes
Naija Postal codes

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by Youngem20: 8:37am On Sep 03, 2018
There's so much misplacement of the terms zip code and postal code in Nigeria. People always think zip codes apply to Nigeria. But it's not our fault. We are always browsing American websites and they always ask for zip codes.

And at first, I thought every state made use of the same code; but later, I realized that in most cases it is broken down to Local Government Areas (LGAs) and in some cases, districts.

I stay in Abuja where postal codes is not according to Local Government Areas, but according to Area Councils. I kept searching for Kubwa postcode on Google but didn't find the result I wanted. Little did I know that I was supposed to search for Bwari postcode.

Many postal code sites I noticed did not have a search bar, so browsing through them was quite complicated. I noticed one, though, that has a search bar in its homepage.

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by thatnewsguy: 9:13am On Dec 03, 2018
I think getting the right Nigeria Postal code will help you receive any package faster.

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by azipcode: 9:31pm On Dec 15, 2018
In Nigeria there are no ZIP codes, ZIP codes are only used and available in the United States of America.

In the country instead, they use postal codes for different states, depending on the state that you are located when required to give a ZIP code just give the postal code of the particular state you stay.

If you are searching for your current location zip code as well as the address for your location then azipcode.com is one of the best tool ever I seen before. AZipCode.com providing your current location zip code, postal code, and location lookup as per your current location address just in single touch.

How to Use AZipCode Tool:

1. Goto Google chrome browser.
2. Enter https://azipcode.com.
3. Click on "Find My Zip Code" Button.
(Ask for your GPS location Permission click on allow button at the top left of your browser)
4. Processing... Wait For a moment.
5. Done. Get location address and zip/postal code of your current location.

Tip: Try to use this tool in google chrome browser via your Android, iOS, and smartphones.

The Nigerian Postal Service has divided the country into nine regions with each regional code making up the first digit of the region’s postal code. Postal codes in Nigeria are made up of six numeric digits, the first digit is the regional code with the last three digits representing the delivery location mostly a post office or an urban area. Lagos has the lowest postal code 100001. The main postal head office in each region in Nigeria has a postal code ending with 0001.

Lagos has the lowest postal code 100001. The main postal head office in each region in Nigeria has a postal code ending with 0001.

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by YorubaNinja: 11:52am On Oct 16
Zip code for 9ja? How come? How does it help with our logistics issues?

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by Slawormir: 11:52am On Oct 16
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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by Imustreturn(m): 11:53am On Oct 16
Just put my +234 abeg i no get time

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by Lanre4uonly(m): 11:56am On Oct 16
Informative.

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by LadySarah(f): 11:58am On Oct 16
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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by Mac2016(m): 11:58am On Oct 16
This is an interesting article before I even read it

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Re: The Nigeria Zip/Postal Code Confusion by GeoAfrikana(m): 11:58am On Oct 16
Nice post bro. I've read something like this somewhere but didn't fully grasp it. Your post has clarified it all.

Thanks

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