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A city of north-central Nigeria south-southwest of Kano. It is a processing center in a cotton-growing region.


(Placename) a city in N central Nigeria: former capital of a Hausa state; agricultural trading centre; university (1962). Pop: 822 000 (2005 est)


(ˈzɑr i ə)

a city in N central Nigeria. 335,000.
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Noun1.Zaria - a city in north central NigeriaZaria - a city in north central Nigeria; agricultural trading center
Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria - a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
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The State Committee's chairman on the new education policy, Professor Garba Shehu disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Zaria on Friday.
Political activists said later the Nigerian army forces buried and set fire on the corpses of those Shiite Muslims who had been killed during the recent raids in Zaria region.
Maikanti Baru, is set to deliver the pre-convocation lecture at the 40th Convocation of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
First up on Thursday night are Apollon themselves, who take on Moldovan outfit FC Zaria at 8pm Cyprus time at the AEK Arena.
In 1961, he obtained a Diploma in fine art from Nigerian college of Arts, Science and Technology Zaria now Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) (Agbarah-otor, 2002).
Conclusion: The findings in this study confirmed the presence of HSV-2 infection in Zaria metropolis, Kaduna state with seroprevalence comparable to rates reported in various towns and cities in Nigeria and other countries of the world.
Sectarian tensions in Nigeria's Muslim-majority north had already been running high, especially in Kaduna, after the state government banned the IMN as an unlawful group and a security threat days earlierThat followed a recommendation from the judicial inquiry it commissioned to investigate clashes in Zaria city last December in which soldiers killed more than 300 IMN members.
Nigerian historian Tukur (1944-88) presents a revised version of the dissertation for his doctoral degree in history at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 1979.
A report by rights group Amnesty International contains horrifying eyewitness accounts of the mass slaughter of hundreds of men, women and children by the Nigerian military in the northern city of Zaria.
ZARIA, Nigeria (TAP) - The Nigerian military committed "mass slaughter" and used "unlawful and excessive force" in clashes with members of a Shiite sect, Amnesty International said in a report Friday.
In the history of Nigerian modern art, Okeke and his small group of pathfinders are referred to as the Zaria Rebels although the group, officially, was the Zaria Art Society.
Details of the weekend violence in Zaria have been slow to emerge, with the three attacked areas of the northern town on lockdown as late as Tuesday, with no-one allowed to enter or leave.