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The North West is a region of Nigeria. It is native homeland of Hausa people with the second largest tribe being Fulani. It is composed of the following states: Jigawa State, Kaduna State, Kano State, Katsina State, Kebbi State, Sokoto State, and Zamfara State.

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  • 1 Birnin Kebbi — capital of Kebbi State
  • 2 Daura — the historical mother-city state of the Hausas
  • 3 Dutse — capital of Jigawa State
  • 4 Gusau — capital of Zamfara State
  • 5 Kaduna — commercial centre, possessing an oil refinery, and the capital of Kaduna State
  • 6 Kafanchan — economic capital of Southern Kaduna, beautiful waterfall, railway graveyard
  • 7 Kano — an ancient trading city with surprisingly many attractions to visit, and capital of Kano State
  • 8 Katsina — the centre of an agricultural region producing groundnuts, cotton, hides, millet and guinea corn, and capital of Katsina State
  • 9 Sokoto — an important seat of Islamic learning in Nigeria, and capital of Sokoto State
  • 10 Zaria - Hosts Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), one of the oldest and most respected tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

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Hausa is by far the predominant language in this region.

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