Nigeria is divided into states (HausajihaIgboȯraYorubaìpínlẹ̀), federated political entities that share sovereignty with the federal government. There are 36 states bound together by a federal agreement. The Federal Capital Territory is not a state and under the direct control of the federal government. The states are further divided into a total of 774 Local Government Areas.Under the Nigerian Constitution, states have the power to ratify constitutional amendments.

The Nigerian traditional states predate all the modern states but have no legal or administrative powers.

A clickable map of Nigeria exhibiting its 36 states and the federal capital territory.

The following is a list of Nigerian State capitals.

StateCapital
AbiaUmuahia
AdamawaYola
Akwa IbomUyo
AnambraAwka
BauchiBauchi
BayelsaYenagoa
BenueMakurdi
BornoMaiduguri
Cross RiverCalabar
DeltaAsaba
EbonyiAbakaliki
EdoBenin
EkitiAdo Ekiti
EnuguEnugu
GombeGombe
ImoOwerri
JigawaDutse
KadunaKaduna
KanoKano
KatsinaKatsina
KebbiBirnin Kebbi
KogiLokoja
KwaraIlorin
LagosIkeja
NasarawaLafia
NigerMinna
OgunAbeokuta
OndoAkure
OsunOshogbo
OyoIbadan
PlateauJos
RiversPort Harcourt
SokotoSokoto
TarabaJalingo
YobeDamaturu
ZamfaraGusau
[[Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria|FCT
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