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A city of north-central Nigeria south-southwest of Kano. It is a processing center in a cotton-growing region.
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(Placename) a city in N central Nigeria: former capital of a Hausa state; agricultural trading centre; university (1962). Pop: 822 000 (2005 est)
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(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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It added that earlier in the day, the couple was heavily escorted by armed security forces of Nigeria's domestic intelligence agency, Department of State Services (DSS), from their residence in the city of Zaria to the airport in the capital Abuja, where they could fly to India.
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Waheed Akhtar, 30-year-old, was donated a kidney by his mother, 57-year-old Zaria Bibi.
First up on Thursday night are Apollon themselves, who take on Moldovan outfit FC Zaria at 8pm Cyprus time at the AEK Arena.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LAGOS, NIGERIA * Bishop George Dodo of Zaria, Nigeria, condemned the improvised explosive device detonated by a suspected Boko Haram insurgent who killed at least 24 government workers July 7.