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Bida

(bēdä`), town (1991 est. pop. 111,000), W central Nigeria. It is the trade center for a rice-growing region and is noted for its fiber, glass, and metal handicrafts. In the 19th cent. Bida was the capital of an emirate of the Muslim FulaniFulani
, people of W Africa, numbering approximately 14 million. They are of mixed sub-Saharan African and Berber origin. First recorded as living in the Senegambia region, they are now scattered throughout the area of the Sudan from Senegal to Cameroon.
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, city (1987 est. pop. 164,000), NW Nigeria, on the Sokoto River. It is the commercial center for a wide region and a collection place for hides, skins, and peanuts. Rice and tobacco are grown for local consumption.
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The northern Bida basin is successively made up of Bida sandstone, Sakpe ironstone, Enagi siltstone and Batati ironstone (Figure 2) whereas the southern Bida basin lithostratigraphy successively consists of Lokoja sandstone and the Patti and Agbaja ironstone formation.
Aliyu Mohammed Babadoko, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, The Federal Polytechnic, Bida, P.
The various parts of the locally grown Moringa oleifera (root bark, stem bark and leaves) were obtained from the Department (Botanical) garden, Department of Science Laboratory Technology, The Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State, Nigeria.
1992 Michal Viewegh, Bajecna leta pod psa 1993 Michal Ajvaz, Druhe mesto 1994 Daniela Hodrova, Perunuv den 1994 Jachym Topol, Sestran 1994 Halina Pawlowska, Diky za kazde nove rano 1995 Jiri Kratochvil, Avion 1997 Vaclav Kahuda (Petr Kratochvil), Vesela bida 1999 Ivan Landsmann, Pestre vrstvy 2000 Zuzana Brabcova, Rok perel 2002 Kveta Legatova (Vera Hofmannova), Jozova Hanule
Master plans for UAE national residential projects were approved for Aldar Properties' Al Shabahat development in Al Ain (for sale to UAE nationals), and the Bida Al Mutawa development - which will be developed by Musanada as part of the UAE National Housing Programme - in Al Gharbia.
The project was ted by BIDA Directors Gus Desbarats and Les Stokes.
However, the only Unesco sites in Abu Dhabi Emirate are in Al Ain, and include six oases, the archaeological sites of Bida Bin Saud, Hafit, and Hili.
120E in Katcha Local Government Area of Niger State is around one-hour drive from the heart of Minna (off Maraya junction, Minna/ Bida road) and 20 minutes drive from Bida.
Hydrocarbon deposits in Bida Basin in Niger State are said to have higher oil content than those in the Niger Delta.
Cinven has given itself a December 2 to complete these tasks and launch its bidA spokeswoman for Herefordbased Wyevale said the firm would not make a statement unless a firm offer was made.
ZUG, Switzerland -- Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq: FWLT) announced today that its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO) for the provision of project management consultancy (PMC) services for the development of the Bida Al Qemzan oilfield in the United Arab Emirates.
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