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Gombe is the capital city of Gombe State, North East Nigeria, with an estimated population of 262,000 (2001). The city is the headquarters of the Gombe Emirate, a traditional state that covers most of Gombe state. This article also covers the nearby town of Tunfure.


The city is the headquarters of the Gombe Emirate, a traditional state that covers most of Gombe State. New developments include an electrical generation operation forming the basis for the Dadin Kowa water project and the opening of the new Gombe Lawanti International Airport serving Gombe State.

Get in[edit]

  • 1 Gombe Lawanti International Airport (Sani Abacha international airport GMO IATA), Along Bauchi-gombe Rd, Lawanti. The international airport got its name because of its nearness to Lawanti, a small village in Gombe. Gombe Lawanti International Airport (Q3914644) on Wikidata Gombe Lawanti International Airport on Wikipedia

Get around[edit]

Map of Gombe


  • 1 Emir Of Gombe palace, Dukku Rd, by PDP Rd Roundabout. It was built by the 10th Emir of Gombe, the late Shehu Usman Abubakar (1984-2014).
  • 2 Gombe state university, Shamaki ward, nTundun wada. Founded and established 2004 under the Mohammed Danjuma Goja Administration.
  • 3 Abubakar Umar Memorial Stadium, Dukku Rd, opp Gombe Mega park. Formerly the home stadium of Gombe F.C., this is a multi-use stadium mostly used for local football matches.
  • 4 Federal Government College, Billiri, Billiri, Billiri LGA. One of the two federal government-owned Unity colleges in Gombe. Run by the Federal Ministry of Education.
  • 5 Dadin Kowa Dam. 8AM - 5PM. Dadin Kowa Dam is about 35 km east of Gombe town, and provides irrigation water for farms. The dam was completed by the federal government in 1984, with the goal of providing irrigation and electricity for the planned Gongola sugar plantation project. Dadin Kowa Dam (Q5208083) on Wikidata Dadin Kowa Dam on Wikipedia
  • Gombe State University Zoo (GSU Zoo) (Inside Gombe State University). It is a recreational centre. ₦100.
  • Gombe State Stadium (Pantami Stadium) (Beside Kastwa Wire, Pantami, Gombe State). It is a sport complex. ₦200.



  • 1 Makay Supermarket, Gombe. Daily 8:30AM-9:30PM. In-store pickup. Delivery. In-store shopping.
  • 2 San Husain Supermarket, Jekada Fair Rd, toll-free: +234-816-667-6760. Daily 9AM-9PM. In-store shopping. In-store pick up.
  • 3 Jamilu Supermarket, GRA, +234-814-967-7075. M-Sa 8AM-10PM. In-store shopping.
  • 4 Alheri Provision Store, Bolari west. Daily 8AM-6PM. In-store shopping.
  • 5 Amana supermarket Nigeria LTD, Yusuf Maitama Street,Abuja Quarters, Bolari, +234-706-501-8393. M-Sa 7AM-10PM, Su 6:30AM-10PM. In-store shopping. In-store pick up. Delivery.
  • 6 Tunfure Market, Bauchi - Gombe Rd, Tunfure, +234 803 676 3993. 8AM-9PM. An open Street market with in-store shopping.
  • 7 Gombe Old Market, Tsohuwar Kasuwa, Tunfure, +234803 692 4469. 7AM-6PM. Market in Gombe.


  • 1 Dados Eatery, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Rd, +234-901-429-2076. Daily 1:30PM-9PM. Dine-in. Takeaway. Delivery.
  • 2 Makay Shawarma, +234-803-260-3248. Dine-in. Takeaway. Delivery.
  • 3 Aroma Restaurant. Daily 9AM-8:30PM. Dine-in. Takeaway. Delivery.
  • 4 Al-Ami-Restaurant, +234-803-644-3130. Daily 8AM-10PM. Dine-in. Takeaway. Delivery.
  • 5 Al-Kasim Suya Spot (Meat Dish Restaurant). Daily noon-11PM. Dine-in. Takeaway. Delivery.
  • Al-Kasim Suya Spot (Meat Dish Restaurant). Daily noon-11PM. Dine-in. Takeaway. Delivery.
  • 6 Alhaji Garba Namati Special suya, Tunfure Market, Bauchi - Gombe Rd, Tunfure. noon-9PM. Takeaway.


  • 1 Na Kauna Guest inn, CBN quarters. Daily 24 hours. Takeaway.
  • 2 Cheztela Bar & Restaurant, Gombe. Daily 6AM-1AM. Dine-in or takeaway.
  • 3 PPMC Club House, Bauchi Rd,G.R.A. Daily 8AM-11PM. Dine-in or takeaway.
  • 4 Bubes Bar, Gombe. Daily 24 hours. Dine-in, takeaway or delivery.
  • 5 G Connect, Behind women center, 760212. Daily 24 hours. Dine-in, drive-through or no-contact delivery.


  • 1 Gombe International Hotel, Gombe-Yola Rd. Check-in: noon. Free parking, free breakfast, pool and air conditioning. ₦9,200.
  • 2 Maidugu Guest Inn. Check-in: noon. Free breakfast, restaurant, pool and free parking.
  • 3 Don Kay hotel, Don Kay (behind Assemblies of God church), +234-806-379-8368. Check-in: noon, check-out: noon. Free parking, free breakfast, air conditioning and airport shuttle. ₦6,750.
  • 4 Kanek suites, Gombe Rd. Free parking, and air conditioning. ₦4,000.
  • 5 Dakrim Guest House, +234-706-553-7860. Breakfast, room service and free parking.
  • 6 Tunfure Hotel, Tunfure Resort St, Tunfure (behind Hakimin Akkos Residence, Bauchi Road), +234 814 880 8800. Bar, restaurant, 24-hr room service and front desk, 24-hr electricity and free Wi-Fi.
  • 7 Dakrim Guest House, Tunfure, +234 706 553 7860. Check-in: 8AM, check-out: noon. Dakrim Guest House offers lodging, restaurant and bar. ₦5,000-20,000.


Go next[edit]

  • Yobe
  • Bauchi
  • Taraba
  • Adamawa
  • Maiduguri

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