History of Yobe State Nigeria

Yobe State is one of the thirty-six states of Nigeria situated at the North-East geopolitical zone. The state was formed out of old Borno State one of the Largest state in land areas. It was confirmed that Borno State was too large for easy administration and useful development as well as ethnic disputes among the people. This therefore caused the forming of a new State which is Yobe State. Yobe state has boundaries with Borno State (eastern axis), Jigawa and Bauchi state (west), Gombe state (south), and republic of Niger (North). The state is divided into seventeen (17) local government areas under three units which are called the senatorial District Zones.

History of Yobe State

Yobe State came into existence on the 27th August 1991, by the General Ibrahim Babangida (Military Government). Its capital is Damaturu. The State is referred as ’’ The Young shall Grow ’’. The first military governor is Sani Daura Ahmed while the first civilian governor is Bukar Abba Ibrahim. The State is mainly into agriculture as a source to means to boost the economy.

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Ethnic Groups in Yobe State

Yobe State is mainly populated by the Hausa and fulnis. However there are five major tribes in Yobe State, which are Hausa, Fulani, Karekare, Bade and Kanuri. Yobe State, they are rich in culture and are known for traditions rising from the ancient Historical connection with the North Arabian.

Population of  Yobe State

According to the national censors of 2006, Yobe State had about 2,321,339 people living in it with an Area of 45,502 km2

Map of Yobe

Yobe State Map
Yobe State Map

Local Government Areas in Yobe State

Yobe State has seventeen Local Government Areas.

  • Bade
  • Bursari
  • Damature
  • Fika
  • Fune
  • Geidam
  • Gujba
  • Gulani
  • Jakusko
  • Karasuwa
  • Machine
  • Nangere
  • Nguru
  • Potiskum
  • Tarmua
  • Yunusari
  • Yusufari

List of Wards in Yobe State

Damaturu

  • Bindigari/Fawari
  • Damakasu
  • Damturu central
  • Gabir/Maduri, Kalallawa/Gabi
  • Kukareta/Warsala
  • Maisandari/Waziri Ibrahim estate
  • Murfa Kalam
  • Nayinawa
  • Nyiwaji/Gwange
  • Sasawa/Kabaru

Fika

  • Daya/Chana
  • Fika/Anze
  • Gadaka/Shembire
  • Janga/Boza/fa.Sawa/t.Nanai
  • Gudi/Dozi/Godo Woli
  • Mubi/Fusami/Garin Wayo
  • Nagaida/Dumbulwa
  • Shoye/Garin Aba
  • Turmi/Maluri
  • Zangaya/Mazawaun

Nangere

  • Chilariye
  • Dadiso/Chukwu
  • Dawasa/g.baba
  • Degudi
  • Kukuri/Chiromari
  • Langawa/Darin
  • Nangere
  • Pakaru Kare Kare/Pakarau  Fulani
  • Tikau
  • Watinani

Fune

  • Abakire/Ngenishengele/Shamka
  • Alagarno
  • Borno Kiji/Ngarho/Bebbende
  • Dogon Kuka/Gishiwari/Gununu
  • Fune/Ngelzar/Miibliyar/Lawan
  • Kalam
  • Gaba tasha /Aigada/Dumbuiwa
  • Daura/Bulanyiwa/Dubbui/Bauwa
  • Jajere/Banellewa/Babbare
  • Kayeri
  • Kollere/Kafaje
  • Mashio

Potiskum

  • Bore Bare/Bauya/Lalai Dumbulwa
  • Bolewa ‘a’
  • Bolewa ‘’b’’
  • Danchuwa/Bula
  • Dogo Tebo
  • Dogo Nini
  • Hausawa
  • Mamudo
  • Ngojin/Alaraba
  • Yerimaram/Garin Daye/Babejo/Nahuta

Gujba

  • Bungari/Lawanta
  • Buniyadi north/south
  • Dadingel
  • Goniri
  • Gotala/Gotumba
  • Mallam Dunari
  • Mutai
  • Gujba
  • Ngurbuwa
  • Wagir

Bursari

  • Bayamari
  • Damnawa /Juluri
  • Danani
  • Dapchi
  • Garun Dole/Garin Alkali
  • Guba
  • Guji/Metalari
  • Kaliyari
  • Kurnawa
  • Masaba

Geidam

  • Asheikiri
  • Balle/Gallaba/Meleri
  • Damakarwa/Kusur
  • Dejina/Furti
  • Futchimiram
  • Gumsa
  • Hausari
  • Kawuri
  • Ma’annna/Dagambi
  • Shame Kura/Dilawa
  • Zurgu Nigilewa/Borko

Tarmuwa

  • Babanigba
  • Barkami/Bulturi
  • Biriri/Churokusko
  • Jumbam
  • Koka /Sungul
  • Koriyel
  • Lantaiwa
  • Mafa
  • Mandadawa
  • Shekau

Yunusari

  • Bultuwa/Mar/Yaro
  • Daratoshia
  • Degaltura/Ngamzai
  • Dekwa
  • Dilala/Kujari
  • Ngirabo
  • Wadi/Kafiya
  • Zajibiri/Dumbal

Gulani

  • Borno Kiji/Tetteba
  • Bara
  • Bularafa
  • Bumsa
  • Dokshi
  • Gabai
  • Gagure
  • Garin Tuwo
  • Gulani
  • Kushimaga
  • Njibulwa
  • Ruhu

Bade

  • Dagona
  • Gwio Kura
  • Katuzu
  • Lawan Audu/Lawan  al-wali
  • Lawan Fannami
  • Lawan Musa
  • Sarkin Hausawa
  • Tagali/Sugum
  • Usur/Dawayo
  • Zangon Musa /Zangon  Umaru

Jakusko

  • Buduwa/Saminaka
  • Dumbari
  • Gidgid/Bayam
  • Jaba
  • Jakusko
  • Jawur/Katamma
  • Lafiya Loi Loi
  • Muguram
  • Zabudum/Dachia

Machina

  • Bogo
  • Damai
  • Dole
  • Falimaram
  • Kom Komma
  • Kuka Yasku
  • Lamisu
  • Machina Kwari
  • Maskandere
  • Taganama

Yusufari

  • Alanjirori
  • Gumshi
  • Jebuwa
  • Kajimaram/Sumbar
  • Kaska/Tulotulowa
  • Kumagannam
  • Mai Malari
  • Mayori
  • Yusufari

Karasuwa

  • Bukarti
  • Fajiganari
  • Garin Gawo
  • Gasma
  • Jaji Maji
  • Karasuwa Galu
  • Karasuwa Galu  Guna
  • Wachakal
  • Waro
  • Yajiri

Nguru

  • Bulabulin
  • Bulanguwa
  • Dabule
  • Dumsai/Dogon Koka
  • Garbi/Bambori
  • Hausari
  • Maja Kura
  • Mirba Kabir/Mirba  Aagir
  • Ngwalwa

Economy of Yobe State

The Inhabitants of Yobe State are mainly into agricultural produce, Livestock (rearing animals) and fishing. These improve the labour market in this State. They are also rich in culture and heritage, there mineral which includes gypsum, Kaolen and quartz. Farming produce includes, gum, Arabic, groundnuts, beans, cotton.  Yobe State is has the largest cattle market in West Africa situated at Ptiskum local Government Area.

Senatorial Districts/Zones in Yobe State

Yobe state consists of seventeen (17) local government areas that are grouped into three (3) senatorial districts. These districts (zones) are:

ü  Yobe  South

ü  Yobe  East

ü  Yobe  North

ZonesLGAs
Yobe SouthDamturu, Fika,  Fune , Nangere,

Potiskum

Yobe EastGujba, Geidam, Bursari, Yunusar, Gulani
Yobe NorthNguru,  Karasuwa, Yusufari, Machina, Jakusko, Bade

Government of Yobe state

Yobe state has three Arms of Government: they are

  • The Executive Arm
  • The Legislative Arm
  • The Judicial Arm

 The Executive Arm of Yobe State

This Arm is headed by the State governor assisted by the commissioners who the governor appoints to head different ministries of the State. Ibrahim Geidam is the current governor of Yobe State.

The Legislative Arm of Yobe State

This is the State house of Assembly in Yobe State. It is made up of 24 members voted in by the electorates of the 24 constituencies in the State. Adamu Dala Dogo is the current speaker of the State Assembly.

The Judicial Arm of Yobe State

This Arm of the State is headed by the chief judge of the State to ensure justice in all areas.  Justice Garba Nabaruma is the current chief Judge of the State.

Tourism –Interesting Places to Visit in Yobe State

  • Dagon Birds Sanctuary
  • Bade Annual Fishing festival
  • Mai Madrinnama’s Place
  • Daniski Hills
  • Dufuna canoe (Africa’s oldest Boat)
  • Bula Tura Oases, Nguru
  • Dokshi Spring Water
  • Birnin Ngazargamu
  • Tulo-Tulowa(The desert land of Hope)
  • Kamti Festival
  • Old Daniski Settlement

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