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Aba (äˈbä), 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.
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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.

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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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In-depth information about each of these acts is available at the American Bankers Association Web site (www.aba.com).
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Through the alliance, Nehemiah will work closely with the CBCF and other WOW Initiative supporters, including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the American Bankers Association, among others, to create 1 million new African-American homeowners by 2005.
Hackett currently serves as chairman of the American Bankers Association Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee, a committee Of 15 bankers that presents positions on agricultural issues to Congress and works to resolve key ag banking challenges.
Bies has been active in leadership positions for various organizations, including the Emerging Issues Task Force of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Committee on Corporate Reporting of the Financial Executives Institute, the End Users of Derivatives Association, the American Bankers Association, and the Bank Administration Institute.

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