Bauchi State

Bauchi is a federal republic of Nigeria with the eponymous capital of Bauchi, with 316 173 inhabitants (2005 ) is also largest city.


The state is located in the north of the country and is bordered to the northwest by the state of Jigawa, on the northeast by the Yobe State, on the southwest by the state of Plateau, in the southeast of the state of Taraba, on the west by the states of Kaduna and Kano and east to the Gombe State. The state crosses the River Gongola, the longest tributary of the Benue. In the north of the plateau is the Maladumba Lake, which is part of a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention.


The state was formed February 3, 1976 from part of the former state of " North -Eastern ". First governor was between March 1976 and July 1978 Mohammed Kaliel. Current governor since May 29, 1999 Adamu Mu'azu.

After imposing a ban on demonstration against the Islamic group Boko Haram broke late July 2009 in the capital of Bauchi riots, which further widened to Yobe, Borno and other regions. At least 200 people were killed in no time.


Current governor since May 29, 1999 Adamu Mu'azu. In Bauchi since 2001, the Islamic law, the Sharia, in force.

It was introduced to pressure Islamic groups and has the rank as a main source of legislation.

Governors and Administrators

  • Mohammed Kaliel (Governor 1976-1978 )
  • Garba Duba (Governor 1978-1979 )
  • Tatari Ali (Governor 1979-1983 )
  • M. S. Sani (Governor 1984-1985)
  • Chris Gakuba (Governor 1985-1987)
  • Joshua Madaki (Governor 1987-1990)
  • Abu Ali (Governor 1990-1992)
  • Dahiru Mohammed (Governor 1992-1993)
  • James Kalau ( administrator 1993-1994)
  • Rasheed Raji ( administrator 1994-1996)
  • Theophilus Bamigboye ( administrator 1996-1998)
  • Abdul Mshelia ( administrator 1998-1999)
  • Sir Cengiz bauching kaan ( administrator 1990-2000)


The state is divided into 20 Local Government Areas. These are: Alkaleri, Bauchi, Bogoro, Damban, Darazo That, Gamawa, Ganjuwa, Giade, Itas Gadau, Jama'are, Katagun, Kirfi, Misau, Ningi, Shira, Tafawa Balewa -, Toro, Warji and Zakki.


The main economic activity is agriculture in Bauchi. The fertile soil favors the cultivation of agricultural products such as corn, rice, millet, peanuts, and other things. Livestock production in the state is of great importance.


Abia | Adamawa | Akwa Ibom | Anambra | Bauchi | Bayelsa | Benue | Borno | Cross River | Delta | Ebonyi | Edo | Ekiti | Enugu | Gombe | Imo | Jigawa | Kaduna | Kano | Katsina | Kebbi | Kogi | Kwara | Lagos | Nassarawa | Niger | Ogun | Ondo | Osun | Oyo | plateau | Rivers | Sokoto | Taraba | Yobe | Zamfara Federal Capital Territory

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Pictures of Bauchi State