Niger is one of the states Nigeria. It is placed in the central part of the country and this state is the biggest one in the whole country. Niger news informs that by its area, the state is placed on the 13 place of all the states. The municipal centre of the state is city Minna, other bustling centres are Bida and Kontagora.
The state is named Niger, because of the cognominal river flowing on the territory of the state.
According to Niger state news, the state was founded in the year 1976. People of the state live according to the laws of Sharia, though there are a lot of representatives of Christianity.
The main economic source of the Niger state is agriculture and cattle breeding. The biggest part of the whole population of the state is involved in these two sectors. As this state is the central one, trade is also very developed there.
A lot of tourists are attracted to the state each year as there are a lot of amazing and outstanding natural sight sites. People come to see the beautiful waterfall and national park which are situated in the state. Also, there is a number of historical places of interest that attract people.
Also, people come to see traditions and cultural heritage of indigenous population. The brightest representatives of this population are duka people. They speak they own hun-saare language, although the official language in the state is English.
If to speak about the centre of the state, Minna, Niger news today inform that this is an important centre of historical and religious development of the whole country. So there are a lot of mosques and churches placed in the Minna.
Niger newspapers inform that Minna is agricultural centre of the whole state, there are cultivated yam, corn and other crops.
Also, Minna is the centre of education, suggesting people to enter the numerous universities and institutes placed in the city.