Number of States: 36 plus Abuja, the Federal Capital territory

Until 1989 the capital was Lagos, with a population of about 2,500,000, but the government recently moved the capital to Abuja.

Port Harcourt is the capital of River State.  It is in the centre of the oil industry in Nigeria. Sometimes referred to as "The Garden City" because of the abundance of trees and parks. ThoughPort Harcourt did not exist before 1913 it is now the 2nd most important port in Nigeria.  It is close to two historic ports - Bonny and Brass, formerly connected with the slave trade, but which now serve as oil ports and terminals.

The town is a good starting point from which to explore the local creek villages and towns.

Port Harcourt is very well connected to an international airport and is less than an hour from Lagos. There is also a well-developed transportation network.

Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria. It used to be the capital before this was changed to Abuja. The city has 3 major islands: Ikoyi, Victoria and the main Lagos Island which is linked to the other two islands by bridges.

Lagos has a population of around 15 million people and, rightly so, is Nigeria’s administrative and economic centre, with most financial institutions based here. It also happens to be the chief port of Nigeria.

Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, is located in the central part of the country.

Plans to move the capital from Lagos were approved in 1976, the construction was done throughout the 1980s. Abuja became Nigeria's capital in 1991. It is a modern city with many stylish buildings and villas. Abuja has now become Nigeria’s diplomatic hub.