Historical Development: Enugu State was created on August 27, 1991 with the city of Enugu as its capital. The state derives its name from the capital city which was established in 1912 as a small coal mining town, but later grew to become the capital of the former Eastern Region of Nigeria (Ministry of Information, 1992). In 1967, when the Gowon administration created twelve states in Nigeria, Enugu remained the capital of the East Central State of Nigeria, one of the three states carved out of the former Easthern Region.
Kaduna is the state capital of Kaduna State in north-central Nigeria. The city, located on the Kaduna River, is a trade center and a major transportation hub for the surrounding agricultural areas with its rail and road junction. The population of Kaduna is at 760,084 as of the 2006 Nigerian census. The symbol of Kaduna is the crocodile, called kada in the native Hausa language.
In the month of March, I concluded plans to travel to Nigeria for my Easter holiday. Like most compatriots making travel arrangements to our dear country, I was filled with so much excitement and a sneaky feeling of apprehension. I was excited because I was going to spend one month with my family and friends alike. I could not help nursing that tiny tinge of apprehension because my friends scattered all over the world made it a point of duty to give me tips on how to beat the snares of kidnappers, armed robbers and trigger-happy policemen. At the risk of sounding immodest, I was already feeling like Rambo after taking in all the security tips I was bombarded with-I even added a little “macho-swagger” to my steps. My excitement about my waka to Nigeria peaked at Heathrow airport. Being a first time Arik Air flier, I was genuinely impressed by the level of customer service both on ground and up in the sky. I felt so proud to be a Nigerian flying to Nigeria with a Nigerian airline that prides itself as the “wings of Nigeria”. Thank you, Arik. A few minutes to touch down, I looked out of the aircraft window only to behold a site that triggered the feeling of dread that I thought I had permanently suppressed- the sight of Lagos from the sky at night is chilling! All one could see of Lagos were just pockets of lights scattered unevenly, the rest of the place reminded one of the description of the earth as was recorded by the Christian Creationists- covered in darkness! We landed, eventually, and passed through immigration without any hassle. I must commend the MMIA officials; they now appear in smart uniforms and are polite! At last, I came out to the embrace of my family and friends, and to the chaos that is Nigeria.
Oyo Empire was established by Yoruba people in the 15th century and was one of the Largest Empire in West African state. The empire succeeded lle-lfe as the dominant kingdom in the area after 1700. They were also most politically important state in the region from the mid 17th to late 18th century, holding sway not only over most of the other kingdoms in Yoruba land but also in some other nearby African states like Fon kingdom of Dahomey in republic of Benin.
Located in south-west geopolitical zone of Nigeria, Lagos State was created on May 27th 1967 by virtue of the state (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Decree 14 of 1967, which restructured Nigeria into a Federation of twelve States at the time. The state is divided into twenty local Government areas which include Agege, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Alimosho, Amuwo-Odofin, Apapa, Badagry, Epe, Eti-Osa, Ibeju-Lekki, Ifako-Ijaye, Ikeja, Ikorodu, Kosofe, Lagos Island, Lagos-Mainland, Mushin, Ojo, Oshodi-Isolo, Shomolu and Surulere.