1 of 36 Nigerian States
Pride of the Sahel

Year of Creation

August 27, 1991

Size of State

45,270 sq km

Capital City


Other Major Town(s)

Adamawa, Karasuwa, Nangere, Tarmua, and Yunusari

Major Ethnic Group(s)

Kanuri, Fulani,Kare-Kare, Bade, Ngizim, and Hausa

 Language(s) Spoken

Kanuri. Kutto and Maaka


Tropical climate marked by two distinct seasons; the dry season (November – March) and the wet season (April – October)

State Website

  • Yobe was carved out of Borno State and shares borders with Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, and Jigawa
  • It also shares an international border with Niger Republic.
  • Natural Resources: Cotton and groundnut

Biu Plateau

While Yobe State s typically a hot region, the Biu Plateau has quite the opposite condition. The weather is comparable to the temperate climate found in the Jos Plateau in Plateau State. Gorges and escarpments are ideal for sightseeing. Among the escarpments are the most popular, Miringa and Marama.

Chad Basin National Park

The national park is situated between Borno and Yobe States. The wetlands of Bade and Buguru are internationally acclaimed as congregation sites for migrant birds coming all the way from Europe. The park contains some rare desert-fronted gazelle and many other sights for the nature enthusiast.

  • Dufuna Canoe
  • Damaturu Hadejia
  • Nguru Bird Life Project Wildlife/Eco-Tourism
  • Gujba Forest Reserve Wildlife/Eco-Tourism
  • Fika Ancient Town and Fika Monument
  • Bula Tura Oasis
  • Nguru Natural
  • Mai Madrinama’s Palace