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(ä`bä), city (1991 est. pop. 264,000), SE Nigeria. It is an important regional market, a road and rail hub, and a manufacturing center for cement, textiles, pharmaceuticals, processed palm oil, shoes, plastics, soap, and beer. Originally a small market town, Aba was developed by the British as an administrative center in the early 20th cent. In 1929, women in Aba rioted against Britain's arbitrary use of indigenous persons as rulers and against direct taxation.



a city in southern Nigeria on the Aba River, at the intersection of a highway and the Port Harcourt-Enugu railroad. Population in 1963, 131,000. A center for oil palm trade, Aba is also the site of a soap factory and brewery. Oils and knitwear are produced there.



Architectural Barriers Act

An Act passed by the US Congress in 1968 requiring that buildings financed with federal funds, and/or owned or leased by the federal government, be constructed or modified so that they are accessible to, and can be used by, physically disabled people.
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CONTACT: Laura Fisher of American Bankers Association, +1-202-663-5466, lfisher@aba.
MDB is the perfect fit," said Eve Wallace, group director, Programs and Marketing, American Bankers Association.
The American Bankers Association brings together all categories of banking institutions to best represent the interests of this rapidly changing industry.
The New York, Virginia and American Bankers Associations today announced the creation of a charitable fund to help the victims and the families of the victims involved in Tuesday's terrorist attacks.
based American Bankers Association - charge that community, as originally intended in the Federal Credit Union Act of 1934, means a ``small area, neighborhood and rural district,'' said John Stafford, spokesman for the CBA.
28 /PRNewswire/ -- A telephone survey of 1,000 consumers found that 76 percent plan to charge $400 or less on their credit cards during the holidays, but the American Bankers Association is warning consumers that they might be underestimating their total spending.
The HSA Council, formed by the American Bankers Association and the American Bankers Insurance Association, consists of banks, insurers, and technology leaders dedicated to increasing the distribution of health savings accounts through banks.
It's illegal,'' said Virginia McGuire, spokeswoman for the American Bankers Association in Washington.
2 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people talk about the need to reach young adults about finance, but the American Bankers Association Education Foundation and Discovery Networks are actually doing something about it.
Triplett is a charter member of The HSA Council -- an organization formed by the American Bankers Association and the American Bankers Insurance Association committed to increasing the distribution of health savings accounts through banks.
The American Bankers Association defended the double charges, saying they are necessary to cover the cost of installing and maintaining the ATMs.
banks will increase more than 21% between now and 1997, accelerating moves already underway toward a consumer-driven, one-stop-shopping retail experience, according to a survey by Ernst & Young LLP and the American Bankers Association (ABA).

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