Maiduguri

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Location of Maiduguri in Nigeria
Maiduguri or Yerwa is the capital of Borno State in Nigeria and sits along the Ngadda River.[1] It was founded in 1907 as a military outpost by the British.

History

The region was the home to both the Hausa and Kanuri empire for centuries. The city was founded in 1907 as a military outpost by the British. The city eventually grew into one of the largest cities in Northern Nigeria. On 18 February 2006, riots related to the Prophet Muhammad cartoons published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten left at least 16 people dead, and resulted in the destruction of approximately 40 churches.[2] [3]

Demographics

Maiduguri has an estimated population of 1,197,497 as of 2007.[4] It's citizens are mostly Muslim and largely Kanuri.

Economy

Maidaguri is home to two markets, a museum and is served by the Maiduguri International Airport. Maiduguri has one of the best-equipped universities and hospitals in Nigeria, the University of Maiduguri. It is home to the El-Kanemi Warriors, a football team.

It is the principle trading hub for northeastern Nigeria. It's economy is largly based on services and trade with a small share of manufacturing. The city lies at the end of a railway line connecting Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kafanchan, Kuru, Bauchi, and finally Maiduguri.[5]

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Coordinates:
Borno State is a state in north-eastern Nigeria. Its capital is Maiduguri. The state was formed in 1976 from the split of the North-Eastern State. Until 1991 it contained what is now Yobe State.
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Motto
"Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress"
Anthem
"Arise O Compatriots, Nigeria's Call Obey"


Capital Abuja

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Hausa may refer to:
  • the Hausa language
  • the Hausa people

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Kanuri are an African ethnic group living in Bornu state in northeastern Nigeria, southeast Niger, western Chad and northern Cameroon.

Name

Known as "Kanembu" in Chad and "Manga" in Niger, Kanuri speak the Kanuri language, a member of the Nilo-Saharan language family and
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February 18 is the 1st day of the year (2nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 0 days remaining.

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Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy began after twelve editorial cartoons, most of which depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammad, were published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten on 30 September 2005.
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet


Owner Jyllands-Postens Fond
Publisher JP/Politikens Hus A/S
Editor Carsten Juste
Founded October 2, 1871
Political allegiance Liberal-conservative
(Conservative -1938)[1]
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Kanuri are an African ethnic group living in Bornu state in northeastern Nigeria, southeast Niger, western Chad and northern Cameroon.

Name

Known as "Kanembu" in Chad and "Manga" in Niger, Kanuri speak the Kanuri language, a member of the Nilo-Saharan language family and
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market is a social arrangement that allows buyers and sellers to discover information and carry out a voluntary exchange of goods or services. It is one of the two key institutions that organize trade, along with the right to own property.
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museum is a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education, enjoyment, the tangible and intangible
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Maiduguri International Airport is an airport in Maiduguri, Nigeria (IATA: MIU, ICAO: DNMA).

Scheduled services

  • IRS Airlines (Abuja)
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The University of Maiduguri is located in Maiduguri, a city in Borno State in northeast Nigeria. The University was created by the federal government in 1975, with the intention of its becoming one of the country's principal higher-education institutions.
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El-Kanemi Warriors

Full name El-Kanemi Warriors
Founded
Ground El-Kanemi Stadium
Maiduguri, Nigeria

Capacity 10,000

League Nigerian Second League

2006/07

 
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Decaying infrastructure is one of the deficiencies that Nigeria’s National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (NEEDS) seeks to address. The government has begun to repair the country’s poorly maintained road network.
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Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Nickname: Garden City

Port Harcourt is the capital city of Rivers State, Nigeria. It lies along the Bonny River and is located in the Niger Delta.
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Enugu is the capital city of Enugu State, Nigeria. It has a population of 688,862 (2007 estimate). The people of Enugu belong largely to the Igbo ethnic group, which is one of the three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria.
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Kafanchan is a town in southern Kaduna State in north-central Nigeria. It is the location of a station of the Nigerian Railway Corporation,[1] and it sits on the line connecting Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kafanchan, Kuru, Bauchi, and finally Maiduguri.
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Kuru is a town in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. It has an estimated population of 4,331,[1] and sits along a Nigerian Railway Corporation's rail line connecting Port Harcourt, Enugu, Kafanchan, Kuru, Bauchi, and finally Maiduguri.
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Bauchi is the capital of Bauchi State in Nigeria. It is located at , with a population of 316,173 (2004). It was founded by Yaqub ibn Dadi, the only non-Fulani flag-bearer of the Sokoto Empire.
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