Welcome to Current affairs page for Yobe State — Pride of the Sahel

The state was created on August 27, 1991 by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida. It is located in the North-East region of Nigeria, and there are 17 local governments with the state capital being Damaturu.

State Capital

The state capital is Damaturu.

State Slogan

The official state slogan is Pride of the Sahel.

Creation Date

The state was created on August 27, 1991.

State Creator

The state was created by Gen. Ibrahim Babangida.


The population is 3,649,600.

Land Area

It has a land area of 45,502 square kilometres.

Number of Local Governments

There are 17 local governments here.

Geopolitical Zone

This state is situated in North-East geopolitical zone.

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