List of Nigerian traditional states

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There are many traditional states in Nigeria. A partial list follows. Although the traditional rulers no longer officially have political power, they still have considerable status in Nigeria and the power of patronage.[1] Except where otherwise noted, names of traditional rulers are based on the World Statesmen.org list.[2]

State Region Ethnic
Group
Capital Present ruler Ruler
from
Title Notes
Abeokuta Southwest Yoruba Abeokuta Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo III 2005 Alake
Abuja Now the Suleja Emirate
Adamawa North Yola Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa 2010 Lamido
Agaie North Nupe Agaie Alhaji Yussuf Nuhu 2014 Etsu
Akure Southwest Yoruba Akure Adebiyi Adegboye Adesida Afunbiowo II 2010 Deji
Akwa Akpa Southeast Efik Calabar Bassey Ekpo Bassey II 2008 Edidem
Amike SouthEast Igbo Owerri HRM GAEO Agbanyim 1977 Eze Ahurukwe
Bade North Kanuri Gashua Abubakar Umar Suleiman 2005 Mai-Bedde
Bashar North Basharawa Bashar Adamu Idris 1963 Sarki
Bauchi North Hausa/Fulani Bauchi Rilwanu Adamu Jumba 2010 sarki
Benin Southwest Edo Benin City Erediauwa 1979 Oba
Bida North Nupe Bida Yahaya Abubakar 2003 Etsu
Biu North Biu Maidalla Mustafa dan Muhammad `Aliyu 1959 Emir
Rivers Southsouth Ekpeye Ahoada Robinson Okpoluwon Robinson CON 1978 Eze Ekpeyelogbo
Bonny Southeast Ijaw Bonny Edward Asimini William Dappa Pepple III 1996 Amanyanabo Also called Okolo-Ama
Borgu North Bariba New Bussa Haliru Dantoro Kitoro III dan Muhammadu Sani 2002 Emir Formed by merging Bussa and Kaiama
Borno North Kanuri Maiduguri Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi 2009 Shehu
Brass Southeast Ijaw Brass, Nigeria Alfred Diete-Spiff Amayanabo Once part of Nembe
Bussa See Borgu
Calabar (Old) see Akwa Akpa
Calabar (New) see Kalabari Kingdom
Damaturu North Kanuri Damaturu Hashimi II Ibn Umar El-Kanemi 1973 Shehu
Daura North Hausa/Fulani Daura Umar Farouk dan Umar 2007 Sarkin
Dikwa North Kanuri Dikwa Mohammed Masta II Ibn Alamin El-Kanemi[3] 2010 Shehu Divided into Bama and Dikwa Emirates in 2010
Edo See Benin
Eko see Lagos
Fika North Bole Potiskum Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idrissa 2009 Moi Distinct from the Potiskum Emirate, also based in Potiskum
Gobir North Hausa/Fulani Sabon Birni Muhammadu Bawa 1975 Sarkin Hausa city-state
Gombe North Hausa/Fulani Gombe Abubakar Shehu Abubakar 2014 Modibo
Gujba North Gujba Mai Shettima Muktar Ibn Ali Gangaram 2000 Emir Formerly part of the Fika Emirate
Gumel North Gumel Ahmad Muhammad Sani dan Maina Muhammad 1981 Emir
Gusau North Hausa/Fulani Gusau Muhammadu Kabir Danbaba 1997 Emir or Sarkin Katsina The rulers of Katsina and Maradi also use the title "Sarkin Katsina"
Gwandu North Hausa/Fulani Gwandu Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar Emir
Hadejia North Hausa/Fulani Hadejia Adamu Abubakar Maje 2002 Emir
Ibadan Southwest Yoruba Ibadan Samuel Odulana Odugade I 2007 Olubadan
Idah see Igala
Idoani Southwest Yoruba Idoani Aderemi Atewogboye Alani
Idoma Southeast Idoma Otukpo Elias Ikoyi Obekpa Och'Idoma IV Och'Idoma
Igala North Igala Idah Idakuwo Ameh Oboni 2012 Ata
Igbirra Southwest Okene Ado Ibrahim 1997 Ohinoyi
Ijebu Kingdom Southwest Yoruba Ijebu Ode Sikiru Adetona Ogbagba II 1960 Awujale
Ijebu-Remo Southwest Yoruba Sagamu Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo Erinjugbo II 1990 Akarigbo See also Ijebu Kingdom, List of the Lords of Remo
Ijesa see Ilesa
Ile Ife Southwest Yoruba Ife Okunade Sijuade 1980 Ooni Adesoji Aderemi was ruler until 1980
Ilesa Kingdom Southwest Yoruba Ilesa Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran II Owa
Ilorin North Yoruba Ilorin Ibrahim Sulu Gambari Emir
Isedo Southwest Yoruba Ila Orangun Oyedeji Ajide Obalumo Related to the Igbomina state of Oke Ila
Itele Southwest Yoruba Itele, Ijebu-East Adesanya Mufutau Kasali Iboriaran I Moyegeso See also Ijebu Kingdom Jones Adenola Ogunde Adeyoruwa II was King until 1996
Itsekiri see Warri
Iwo Southwest Yoruba Iwo Asiru Olatunbosun Tadese 1992 Oluwo
Jama'are North Jama'are Muhammadu Wabi IV dan Muhammadu Wabi 1975 Emir
Jema'a North Jema'a Muhammadu dan Isa 1999 Emir
Jos Middle belt Jos Jacob Gyang Buba 2009 Gbong Gwon
Jukun see Wukari
Kaiama Merged with Bussa into Borgu
Kalabari Southeast Ijaw Buguma Amakiri XI (Theophilus J.T. Princewill) 2002 Amanyanabo
Kano North Hausa/Fulani Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi 2014 Emir
Katagum North fulani/kanuri Katagum Muhammadu Kabir `Umar Emir
Katsina North Hausa/Fulani Katsina Abdulmumini Kabir Usman 2008 Emir or Sarkin Katsina The rulers of Gusau and Maradi also use the title "Sarkin Katsina"
Kazaure North Hausa/Fulani Kazaure Najib Husaini Adamu Emir
Kebbi North Hausa/Fulani Birnin Kebbi Muhammadu Mera Muza dan Muhammadu Sani 1960 Amir Argungu
Keffi North Keffi Muhammadu Cindo Yamusa II Emir
Kontagora North Hausa/Fulani Kontagora Sa`idu Namaska dan Malam 1974 Sarkin Sudan
Koton Karifi North Ebira Koton Karifi AIhaji Shuaibu Mamman Lafiya[4] 1970 Ohimege
Lafia North Lafia Isa Mustafa Agwa 1978 Emir
Lagiagi Southwest Lafiagi Sa'adu Kawu Haliru Emir Fulani jihad state founded 1824
Lagos Southwest Yoruba Lagos Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu I 2003 Oba Formerly the Eko state
Lapai North Nupe Lapai Umaru Bago Tafida 2002 Emir
Lere North Lere Umaru Mohammed Sani Emir
Machina North Machina Alhaji Bashir Albishir Bukar[5] Emir
Misau North Misau Muhammadu Manga III Emir
Mubi North Mubi Abu Bakar `Isa Ahmadu Emir
Muri Taraba North Muri Taraba Alhaji Abbas Tafida[6] 1988 Emir
Nasarawa North Lafia Ibrahim Ramalan Abubakar 1992 Emir
Nembe Southeast Ijaw Nembe Edmund Maduabebe Daukoru, Mingi XII 2008 Amanyanabo
Nembe Bassambiri Southeast Ijaw Bassambiri Ralph Michael Iwowari, Mein VII Amanyanabo
Ningi North Hausa/Fulani Ningi Yunusa Muhammad Danyaya Chief
Nnewi Southeast Igbo Nnewi Igwe Kenneth Onyeneke Orizu III 1963 Igwe
Obioko Southeast Obioko Ekpo Eyo Abassi Eyo III 2008 Obong
Oke Ila Southwest Yoruba Oke Ila Olufemi Oladapo Babalola Obalumo Related to the Igbomina state of Isedo
Oke-Ona Egba Southwest Yoruba Abeokuta Adedapo Adewale Tejuoso Karunwi III 1989 Oshile
Okolo-Ama Southeast Ijaw Bonny Edward Asimini William Dappa Pepple III 1996 Amanyanabo Known as Bonny in colonial times
Okpe Southeast Edo Orerokpe Orhue I 2006 Orodje
Okrika Southeast Okrika Alfred Semenitari Abam Ado IX 2002 Amanyanabo
Owu Southwest Yoruba Ogun Dr. Olusanya Adegboyega Dosunmu II 2005 Olowu
Ondo Southwest Yoruba Ondo Adesimbo Victor Kiladejo 2006 Osemawe
Onitsha Southeast Igbo Onitsha Nnayelugo Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe 2002 Obi
Opobo Southeast Ijaw Ikot-Abasi Daneson Douglas Jaja V 2002 Amanyanabo
Oshogbo Southwest Yoruba Oshogbo Ataoja
Owo Southwest Yoruba Owo Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi III 1999 Owo
Oyo Empire Southwest Yoruba Oyo Lamidi Adeyemi III 1970 Alaafin
Pategi North Nupe Pategi Haliru Ibrahim Chatta Etsu
Potiskum North Ngizim Potiskum Umar Bubaram[7] Emir Not to be confused with the Fika Emirate, based in the same town
Sokoto North Hausa/Fulani Sokoto Sa’adu Abubakar 2006 Sultan See also List of Sultans of Sokoto
Suleja North Hausa/Fulani Suleja Awwal Ibrahim 2000 Sarkin Zazzau Formerly Abuja Emirate
Tiv Middle belt Tiv Gboko Alfred Akawe Torkula 1991 Tor Tiv
Tula Chiefdom North Tula Kaltungo, Gombe Abubakar Buba Atare II 2009 Mai
Ubani see Okolo-Ama
Warri Southeast Itsekiri Warri Ogiame Atuwatse II[8] 1987 Olu Formerly Olu of Itsekiri. See also Warri Crisis
Wase North Fulani Wase Dr Muhammadu Sambo Haruna October 2010 Emir Fulani Emirate
Wukari Middle belt Jukun Wukari Shekarau Angyu Masa Ibi Kuvyon II Aku Uka
Yauri North Hausa/Fulani Yauri Muhammad Zayyanu Sarkin
Zamfara North Hausa/Fulani Gusau Muhammad Attahiru Ahmad Sarkin
Zaria Alternate name for Zazzau Emirate
Zazzau North Hausa/Fulani Zaria Shehu Idris 1975 Sarkin Ruler of Suleja Emirate also uses the title "Sarkin Zazzau"

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See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Ewokor (1 August 2007). "Nigerians go crazy for a title". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Traditional States of Nigeria". WorldStatesmen.org. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  3. ^ Abdulkareem Haruna (28 March 2010). "Kingmakers Crown New Shehu of Dikwa". Daily Independent. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  4. ^ PIUS ALAO (2009-10-26). "Otaru Tasks Ebira Nation On Unity". Nigerian Observer. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  5. ^ "Machina Emirate Council". Machina Emirate. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  6. ^ Tashikalmah Hallah (13 July 1988). "Emir of Muri Crisis Resolved - Nyame". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2010-09-04. 
  7. ^ Japhet Madaki (9 August 2010). "Mai Potiskum hails appointment of Bauchi Emir". Peoples Daily. Retrieved 2010-09-01. 
  8. ^ "Who Are The Itsekiri?". Ugbajo Itsekiri USA. Retrieved 2010-09-04.