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Top Ten Cities in Nigeria

Lagos​
Lagos​

Lagos /ˈleɪɡɒs/ (Yoruba: Èkó) is a city in the Nigerian state of Lagos. The city, with its adjoining conurbation, is the largest in Nigeria, as well as on the African continent. It is one of the fastest growing in the world, and also one of the most populous urban agglomerations.

Calabar​
Calabar​

Calabar (also referred to as "Canaan City") is a city in Cross River State, in south southern Nigeria. The original name for Calabar was Akwa Akpa, from the Efik language. The city is adjacent to the Calabar and Great Kwa rivers and creeks of the Cross River (from its inland delta).

Ibadan​
Ibadan​

Ibadan (Yoruba: Ìbàdàn) is the capital and most populous city of Oyo State, Nigeria. With a population of over 3 million, it is the third most populous city in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano; it is the country's largest city by geographical area.

Uyo​
Uyo​

Uyo is the state capital of Akwa Ibom, an oil-producing state in Nigeria. The town became the capital of the state on September 23, 1987 following the creation of Akwa Ibom State from erstwhile Cross River State.

Benin City​
Benin City​

Benin City, originally known as Edo, was once the capital of a pre-colonial African empire located in what is now southern Nigeria. The Benin empire was one of the oldest and most highly developed states in west Africa, dating back to the 11th century.

Jos​
Jos​

Jos is a city in the Middle Belt of Nigeria. The city has a population of about 900,000 residents based on the 2006 census. Popularly called "J-town", it is the administrative capital of Plateau State.

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Akure​
Akure​

Akure is a city in south-western Nigeria, and is the largest city and capital of Ondo State. The city had a population of 484,798 as at the 2006 population census.

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Asaba​
Asaba​

Asaba (Igbo: Àhàbà) is a city strategically located on a hill at the western edge of the Niger River, overlooking its sister city, Onitsha, across the Niger Bridge. It is the capital of Delta State Nigeria.

Obudu​
Obudu​

Obudu is a local government area and town in Cross River State, Nigeria. The area features a tourist resort, Obudu Cattle Ranch, which hosts an annual mountain running competition called the Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race.

Ikeja​
Ikeja​

Ikeja is the capital of Lagos State. Prior to the emergence of military rule in the early 1980s, Ikeja was a well planned, clean and quiet residential and commercial town with shopping malls, pharmacies and government reservation areas. The Murtala Mohammed International Airport is located in Ikeja.

Abeokuta​
Abeokuta​

Abeokuta is the largest city and state capital of Ogun State in southwest Nigeria. It is situated on the east bank of the Ogun River, near a group of rocky outcrops in a wooded savanna;[2] 77 kilometres (48 mi) north of Lagos by railway, or 130 kilometres (81 mi) by water.

Ife​
Ife​

City life in Nigeria is unsafe, especially for tourists, compared with other cities in developed countries. As of September 2011, the U.S. State Department warns against travel to the Niger Delta states and many of the northern and southeastern states of Nigeria because of continued political instability.

Awka​
Awka​

Major cities near Awka, Nigeria This is a list of large cities closest to Awka, Nigeria. A big city usually has a population of at least 200,000 and you can often fly into a major airport.

Lekki​
Lekki​

Lekki is a city in Lagos State, Nigeria. It is located to the east of Lagos city. Lekki is a naturally formed peninsula, adjoining to its west Victoria Island and Ikoyi districts of Lagos, with the Atlantic Ocean to its south, Lagos Lagoon to the north, and Lekki Lagoon to its east; however, the city's southeast which ends at around the western edge of Refuge Island, adjoins the eastern part of Ibeju-Lekki LGA.

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Minna​
Minna​

Minna is a city found in Niger, Nigeria. It is located 9.62 latitude and 6.55 longitude and it is situated at elevation 243 meters above sea level. Minna has a population of 291,905 making it the biggest city in Niger. It operates on the WAT time zone.

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Badagry​
Badagry​

Badagry (traditionally Gbagle) is a coastal town and local government area (LGA) in Lagos State, Nigeria. It is situated between the city of Lagos, and the border with Benin at Seme. As of the preliminary 2006 census results, the municipality had a population of 241,093.

Makurdi​
Makurdi​

Makurdi is the capital of the Benue state, Nigeria. The city is located in North central Nigeria along the Benue River and holds the base for the Nigerian Air Force's MiG 21 and SEPECAT Jaguar aircraft squadrons. As of 2007, Makurdi had an estimated population of 500,797.

Suleja​
Suleja​

Suleja is a city in Niger State, Nigeria, pop. (2006) local government area, 216,578, just north of Abuja, capital of the Suleja Emirate.

Ado Ekiti​
Ado Ekiti​

Ado Ekiti is a city in southwest Nigeria, the state capital and headquarters of the Ekiti State. The population in 2006 was 308,621. The people of Ado Ekiti are mainly of the Ekiti sub-ethnic group of the Yoruba.

Umuahia​
Umuahia​

Umuahia (pronounced [ʊmʊaːhiaː]) is the capital city of Abia State in southeastern Nigeria. Umuahia is located along the rail road that lies between Port Harcourt to its south and Enugu city to its north. Umuahia has a population of 359,230 according to the 2006 Nigerian census. Umuahia's indigenous ethnic group are the Igbo.

Nsukka​
Nsukka​

Nsukka is a city found in Enugu, Nigeria. It is located 6.86 latitude and 7.40 longitude and it is situated at elevation 423 meters above sea level. Nsukka has a population of 111,017 making it the 2nd biggest city in Enugu.

Igboland​
Igboland​

Let’s have fun knowing how big the major cities in Igboland are. Aba: Aba is the biggest city in Igboland and the main trading center in Abia state. Upon the creation of Abia state in 1991, Aba city was divided into two local government areas namely; Aba south and Aba North. Aba south is the main city center and the heart beat of Abia State.

Yola​
Yola​

Yola (Fulfulde: Ƴoola), meaning 'Great Plain' or 'Vast Plain Land', is the capital city and administrative center of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Located on the Benue River, it has a population of 336,648 (2010).

Lafia​
Lafia​

Lafia is a city found in Nassarawa, Nigeria. It is located 8.49 latitude and 8.52 longitude and it is situated at elevation 179 meters above sea level. Lafia has a population of 127,236 making it the biggest city in Nassarawa. It operates on the WAT time zone.

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Abakaliki​
Abakaliki​

Major cities near Abakaliki, Nigeria This is a list of large cities closest to Abakaliki, Nigeria. A big city usually has a population of at least 200,000 and you can often fly into a major airport.

Jalingo​
Jalingo​

Jalingo is a city found in Taraba, Nigeria. It is located 8.89 latitude and 11.36 longitude and it is situated at elevation 349 meters above sea level. Jalingo has a population of 117,757 making it the biggest city in Taraba. It operates on the WAT time zone.

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Buguma​
Buguma​

Buguma is a city found in Rivers, Nigeria. It is located 4.74 latitude and 6.86 longitude and it is situated at elevation 7 meters above sea level. Buguma has a population of 135,404 making it the 2nd biggest city in Rivers.

Potiskum​
Potiskum​

The center of each city listed is within 228 km of Potiskum, Nigeria. Scroll down the page to find a list of big cities if you're booking a flight between airports.

Oguta​
Oguta​

Oguta is a town on the east bank of Oguta Lake in Imo State of southeastern Nigeria. It is made up of 27 villages. The Oguta people refer to themselves as Umu-Ameshi. It is the administrative seat for Oguta LGA. Oguta was one of the first territories used by the British to advance into the Igbo hinterland.

Ikorodu​
Ikorodu​

Major cities near Ikorodu, Nigeria This is a list of large cities closest to Ikorodu, Nigeria. A big city usually has a population of at least 200,000 and you can often fly into a major airport.

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