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Abuja

(äbo͞o`jə), city and federal capital territory (2006 provisional pop. 1,405,201), central Nigeria. Plans to move the capital from LagosLagos
, city (1991 est. pop. 1,274,000), SW Nigeria, on the Gulf of Guinea. It comprises the island of Lagos. Lagos is Nigeria's largest city, its administrative and economic center, and its chief port.
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 were approved in 1976, and a 3,000-sq mi (7,770-sq km) capital territory was created near the old town of Abuja (renamed Suleja). The site was chosen for its location near the center of the country, its good climate, and small population. The planned city of Abuja is located in the center of the federal capital territory. Construction was carried on throughout the 1980s and Abuja officially became Nigeria's capital in 1991.

Abuja

the federal capital of Nigeria, in the centre of the country. Pop.: 467 000 (2005 est.)
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The Abuja-Accra flight will operate daily with a 5:30pm (local time) departure out of Abuja and 7:40pm (local time) departure out of Accra.
Senator Dino Melaye, who was charged to an Abuja High Court came to court armed with his toothpaste, toothbrush and tissue papers in anticipation of his being remanded in prison by the court.
Ethiopian currently operates 20 weekly flights to four Nigerian cities; Lagos, Abuja, Enugu and Kano; offering hassle free connectivity to its worldwide network spread in five continents.
On the contrary, Governor Dickson ordinarily should not have a feud with politicians he gave nod to secure appointment in Abuja and those in the upper and lower chambers of the National Assembly, but his inability to stand firm on touted names to succeed him, according to those close to the his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
While work is ongoing at the country's second busiest airport, Abuja bound flights would divert to Kaduna Airport.
Mr Femi Amu, CEO of Traktag, commented "We witnessed first hand the functionality of the 2-Track product and we have now requested the assistance of 2-Track in developing a digital map for all Abuja.
In a statement issued and signed by the Press Secretary, FCT Permanent Secretary's office, Tony Odey, a copy of which was made available to Sunday Triune, on Saturday in Abuja, the permanent secretary said the figure showed that January allocation was higher than previous month by over N100 million and the highest so far since 2015, following the sudden slump in oil price in the international market.
FCT minister, Muhammad Bello, said this on Sunday while speaking to managing director of the Ahmadu Bello University Consultancy Services, Suleiman Karwai in Abuja.
Through its subsidiary, Xechem Pharmaceuticals Nigeria Limited, Xechem recently signed a long-term lease for a production facility on approximately 9 acres of land at nominal cost within Nigeria's scientific complex on land owned by Sheda Science and Technology Complex, Abuja, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria.
Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Umar Shuiabu, who gave this warning while addressing newsmen in his office in Abuja, revealed that indiscriminate pasting of posters in public places in Abuja on directional signs, bridges and buildings, among others was an offence liable to the fine of N100,000 for individuals, while N1 million went to organizations.
The Thomson broadcast activity has completed a multi-million euro deal with the International Broadcasting Centre of COJA providing cutting-edge broadcast equipment that were delivered to cover the successful production of the recent 8th All African Games held in Abuja Nigeria.
The Police on Thursday arraigned a 23-year-old businessman, Emeka Nnate, in a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates' Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing a cell phone.