Abuja

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Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria located in the centre of the country within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).wikipedia
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Nigeria

Federal Republic of NigeriaNigerianNGA
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria located in the centre of the country within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja, is located.

Planned community

new townplanned citymaster-planned community
It is a planned city and was built mainly in the 1980s, replacing the country's most populous city of Lagos as the capital on 12 December 1991.
Several of the world's national capitals are planned capitals, including Canberra in Australia, Brasília in Brazil, Belmopan in Belize, New Delhi in India, Abuja in Nigeria, Islamabad in Pakistan, Naypyidaw in Burma and Washington, D.C. in the United States, and the modern parts of Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan and Ankara in Turkey.

Lagos

Lagos, NigeriaLagos Metropolitan AreaIsland
It is a planned city and was built mainly in the 1980s, replacing the country's most populous city of Lagos as the capital on 12 December 1991.
However, the state capital was later moved to Ikeja in 1976, and the federal capital moved to Abuja in 1991.

Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme CourtNigerian Supreme CourtNigeria's Supreme Court
The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the city extend to the south of the rock.
The Supreme Court of Nigeria (SCN), is the highest court in Nigeria, and is located in the Central District, Abuja, in what is known as the Three Arms Zone, so called due to the proximity of the offices of the Presidential Complex, the National Assembly, and the Supreme Court.

National Assembly (Nigeria)

National AssemblyNigerian National AssemblyNational Assembly of Nigeria
The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the city extend to the south of the rock.
The National Assembly, like many other organs of the Nigerian government, is based in Abuja, in the FCT, Abuja.

Aso Rock

Aso Rock Declaration
Abuja's geography is defined by Aso Rock, a 400 m monolith left by water erosion. Landmarks include the Central Bank of Nigeria headquarters, the Nigerian Presidential Complex, the Ship House, the National Stadium, which was the main venue of the 2003 All Africa Games and some games, including the final, of the 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, Aso Rock and Abuja National Stadium.
Aso Rock is a large outcrop of granitic rock located on the outskirts of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria.

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

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The city is served by the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is an international airport serving Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.

Capital city

Capitaladministrative centerDistrict seat
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria located in the centre of the country within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Suleja

Abuja
"Abuja" was in the earlier 20th century the name of the nearby town now called Suleja.
just north of Abuja, capital of the Suleja Emirate.

List of Nigerian cities by population

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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.

Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

Federal Capital TerritoryFCTFederal Capital Territory (Nigeria)
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria located in the centre of the country within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The master plan for Abuja and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was developed by International Planning Associates (IPA), a consortium of three American firms: Planning Research Corporation; Wallace, McHarg, Roberts and Todd; and Archisystems, a division of the Hughes organization. In addition to the civic administration the city is the location for the federal government of Nigeria, and likewise the Federal Capital Territory Administration which is responsible for the encompassing Federal Capital Territory.
Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, is located in this territory.

Aso Villa

Nigerian Presidential ComplexAso Rock Presidential VillaAso Rock Villa
The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the city extend to the south of the rock. Landmarks include the Central Bank of Nigeria headquarters, the Nigerian Presidential Complex, the Ship House, the National Stadium, which was the main venue of the 2003 All Africa Games and some games, including the final, of the 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, Aso Rock and Abuja National Stadium.
Aso Villa (officially The Aso Rock Presidential Villa) is the workplace and official residence of the President of Nigeria since 1991, when Nigeria moved its capital from Lagos to Abuja.

Kaduna

Kaduna, NigeriaCity of KadunaKachia
Zuma Rock, a 792 m monolith, lies just north of the city on the expressway to Kaduna.
Kaduna is also on the route of the planned Lagos–Kano Standard Gauge Railway, which has been completed between the national capital of Abuja and Kaduna.

Gbagyi people

GwariGbagyi
The indigenous inhabitants of Abuja are the Gbagyi (Gwari), with the Gbagyi language formerly the major regional language.
They inhabit the western parts of Abuja, southern Niger State, Chikun Local Government Area with its headquarters at Kujama in Kaduna state and Nassarawa states.

Köppen climate classification

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Abuja's weather, as defined by the Köppen climate classification, features a tropical wet and dry climate (Köppen: Aw).

Wallace Roberts & Todd

Wallace McHarg Roberts & ToddWallace McHarg Roberts & Todd (WMRT)Wallace, McHarg, Roberts and Todd
The master plan for Abuja and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was developed by International Planning Associates (IPA), a consortium of three American firms: Planning Research Corporation; Wallace, McHarg, Roberts and Todd; and Archisystems, a division of the Hughes organization.
WRT headed the design of Abuja, the new capital of Nigeria, and completed design projects for Inner Harbor in Baltimore.

Mamman Jiya Vatsa

Mamman Vatsa
He served as Minister of the Federal Capital Abuja, and was a member of the Supreme Military Council.

Aliyu Modibbo Umar

Aliyu Modibo
Aliyu Modibbo Umar is a Nigerian technocrat who was the federal Minister of State for Power and Steel from December 2002 to May 2003, Minister of Commerce from July 2006 to July 2007, then Minister for the FCT (Federal Capital Territory, Abuja), a post he held until October 2008.

Kubwa

There are five suburban districts: Nyanya, Karu, Gwagwalada, Kubwa, and Jukwoyi.
It is one of the major suburbs within the metropolitan area of Abuja.

Gwari language

GbagyiGbariGwari
The indigenous inhabitants of Abuja are the Gbagyi (Gwari), with the Gbagyi language formerly the major regional language.

Zuma Rock

Zuma Rock, a 792 m monolith, lies just north of the city on the expressway to Kaduna.
It rises spectacularly immediately west of Nigeria's capital Abuja, along the main road from Abuja to Kaduna off Madala, and is sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to Abuja from Suleja".

Federal government of Nigeria

Nigerian governmentGovernment of NigeriaFederal Government
In addition to the civic administration the city is the location for the federal government of Nigeria, and likewise the Federal Capital Territory Administration which is responsible for the encompassing Federal Capital Territory.
One member is selected in the single-seat constituency of the federal capital.

Jeremiah Useni

Jeremiah Timbut UseniJerry Useni
Speaking in April 2008, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Aliyu Modibbo Umar, blamed problems with the Abuja Master Plan on the administration of Useni as a minister under the Abacha military government.

Church of Nigeria

Anglican Church of NigeriaNigeriaAnglican
Among the places of worship, they are Christian churches and temples : Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (World Communion of Reformed Churches), Nigerian Baptist Convention (Baptist World Alliance), Living Faith Church Worldwide, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Assemblies of God, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos (Catholic Church) and Muslims mosques.
The administrative headquarters are located in Abuja.

Moshood Abiola National Stadium

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Landmarks include the Central Bank of Nigeria headquarters, the Nigerian Presidential Complex, the Ship House, the National Stadium, which was the main venue of the 2003 All Africa Games and some games, including the final, of the 2009 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, Aso Rock and Abuja National Stadium.
Moshood Abiola National Stadium (formerly known as National Stadium, Abuja) is a multipurpose national sports stadium located in Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria.