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North Central Nigeria is a region of Nigeria. It is the larger chunk of the Nigerian Middle Belt, and is composed of the following states: Benue State, Kogi State, Kwara State, Nasarawa State, Niger State, Plateau State, and the Federal Capital Territory.

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  Federal Capital Territory
A federal territory mostly comprised of Abuja, the beautiful, purpose-built national capital city holding many of Nigeria's national monuments.
  Benue State
Colloquially called the "Food basket of the nation", Benue State is one of the biggest farming states in Nigeria.
  Kogi State
  Kwara State
  Nasarawa State
  Niger State
The largest state in Nigeria (by area) named after the River Niger.
  Plateau State

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Federal Capital Territory

  • 1 Abuja — the beautiful, purpose-built national capital city

Benue State

Kogi State

  • 5 Lokoja — the administrative capital of Kogi State.
  • 6 Kabba — a trade centre for the Yoruba, Ebira, and other peoples of the surrounding area
  • 7 Okene

Kwara State

  • 8 Ilorin — a multicultural gateway between the northern and southern parts of Nigeria
  • 9 Esiẹ
  • 10 Offa
  • 11 Omu-Aran — the Head Post of the Igbomina land

Nasarawa State

Niger State

  • 14 Minna — Capital city of Niger State.
  • 15 Bida - A former capital of the Nupe kingdom, Bida is noted for it's distinct glasswork, beads and metal casting.
  • 16 Jebba

Plateau State

  • 17 Jos — Capital of Plateau state. Jos is infamous for its extraordinarily cold weather. For this reason, it was said to be a favorite haunt for the British during the colonial period. With cheap and abundant food, and fine weather, life in this city is however marred by periodic violent clashes, a result of simmering ethnic and religious tensions.
  • 18 Lamingo

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