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Definition of the noun Abuja

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  1. capital of Nigeria in the center of the country

Alternative definition of the noun Abuja

proper noun

  1. The capital city of Nigeria


Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria, within the Federal Capital Territory. Abuja is a planned city, and was built mainly in the 1980s. It officially became Nigeria's capital on 12 December 1991, replacing Lagos, though the latter remains the country's most populous city. At the 2006 census, the city of Abuja had a population of 776,298, making it one of the ten most populous cities in Nigeria. Abuja has witnessed a huge influx of people into the city; the growth has led to the emergence of satellite towns such as Karu Urban Area, Suleja, Gwagwalada, Lugbe, Kuje and smaller settlements to which the planned city is sprawling. The unofficial metropolitan area of Abuja has a population of well over three million and comprises the fourth largest urban area in Nigeria, surpassed only by Lagos, Kano and Ibadan.

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Google previewAgainst The Odds (2015)

by Mark Hollingsworth, Von Kemedi

Abuja is a big city. It is a massive construction site and much of that is...

Google previewThe Commonwealth Yearbook 2006 (2006)

by Richard Green

Abuja is a popular city for hosting conferences within the sub-region. The proposed Nigeria Cultural Centre and the Millennium Tower promise to be world class. It will stand in a choice area, between two religious monuments: the National ...

Google previewRegulatory Responses to the Bank Crisis in Nigeria: The Role of Transformational Leadership and Stakeholder Commitment (2008)

Abuja is a centrally located for the northern region and provided a ...

Google previewOnce an Expat, Always an Expat (2014)

by David Cotham

'Peter, you're going to Abuja. Abuja is a new city in central Nigeria and is the new capital and is supposedly like Canberra in Australia. Neil, you're going to Port Harcourt, which is on the coast and is an industrial port. David, you're off to Warri.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Africa South of the Sahara : A Geographical Interpretation by Robert Stock, ISBN 9781572308688 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. It is located in the centre of Nigeria, within the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT). Abuja is a planned city, and was built mainly in the 1980s. a. Maesmawr Hall b.

Google previewBritain and Africa Under Blair (2013)

In Pursuit of the Good State by Julia Gallagher

Abuja is an affluent, middle-class city. Its poorer inhabitants are regularly swept off the streets, and the relatively inexpensive motorbike taxis that help commuters from the margins of the City get to work are periodically banned from the city.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: World Regional Geography (without Subregions): Global Patterns, Local Lives by Lydia Mihelic Pulsipher, ISBN 9780716785224 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Abuja is a planned city, and was built mainly in the 1980s. colonialism: Colonialism is the establishment, maintenance, acquisition and expansion of colonies in one territory by people from another territory. It is a process whereby sovereignty ...

Google previewNigeria (2008)

The Bradt Travel Guide by Lizzie Williams

Abuja is a purpose-built capital surrounded by large granite hills, and much of it is still under construction. Very oddly for a new city, there's also much demolition going on and throughout the city you'll see big red crosses marked on buildings ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Kevin Shillington

Abuja is Nigeria's Federal ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of International Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa (2002)

by Terry M. Mays, Mark W. Delancey

ECOWAS SUMMIT, 14TH ANNUAL (JULY 4–6, 1991, ABUJA, NIGERIA). The Liberian Civil War and the introduction of the ECOWAS Monitoring Group ( ECOMOG) served as important topics throughout the summit. The body announced that ...

Google previewCapital Cities around the World: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture by Roman Adrian Cybriwsky

The decision to move the capital and build Abuja took shape during the 1960s and early 1970s. Ground was broken in the late ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture (2004)

by Stephen Sennott

ABUJA, FEDERAL CAPITAL COMPLEX OF NIGERIA 9 in favor of a rich variety of specific and distinctive spaces, would in the 1990s become a popular solution for art museums — yet another example of the way the Museum Abteiberg ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Sudan (2013)

by Robert S. Kramer, Richard Andrew Lobban, Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

ABUJA CONFERENCES. The Abuja conferences were convened by ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Africa (2010)

by Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates

Relative ethnic parity was one of several reasons that the Nigerian government chose Abuja as the capital. Other factors included its central location——almost exactly in the middle of the country——and its comfortable climate, low population ...

Google previewAfrica: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Culture and Society by Toyin Falola Ph.D., Daniel Jean-Jacques

Capital: Abuja Major Cities: Abuja, Sokoto, Benin, Makurdi, Lagos, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Kano, Enugu, and Jos Population: Over 178 million Languages: English is the official language of communication and administration. There are more ...

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