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Abuja: Capital of Nigeria
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria located in the centre of the country within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). 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. Abuja's geography is defined by Aso Rock, a 400-metre (1,300 ft) monolith left by water erosion. The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the city extend to the south of the rock. Zuma Rock, a 792-metre (2,598 ft) monolith, lies just north of the city on the expressway to Kaduna.


West African slavery lives on, 400 years after transatlantic trade began

Blessing was only six years old when her mother arranged for her to become an unpaid housemaid for a family in the Nigerian city of Abuja, on the promise they would put her through school.
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At least 20 members of Nigerian Shi'ite group dead after protests: spokesmen

At least 20 members of a Nigerian Shi'ite organization have died after protests in the capital Abuja this week led to clashes with police, spokesmen for the group said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Abuja

African entrepreneurs encouraged to unlock their continent’s potential [Video]African entrepreneurs encouraged to unlock their continent’s potential

The recent Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum in Abuja, Nigeria brought together thousands of would-be entrepreneurs and potential investors.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:01Published


Shi'ite protesters clash with Nigeria military, police in Abuja

Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shi'ite Muslim marchers in the capital Abuja and gunfire could be heard, according to a Reuters witness.
Reuters - Published

Nigerian military, police clash with Shi'ite protesters in Abuja: witnesses

Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shi'ite Muslim marchers in the capital Abuja and gunfire could be heard, two witnesses told Reuters.
Reuters - Published

Nigerian police, Shi'ite group clash in capital, at least three dead

Nigerian police and Shi'ite Muslim protesters clashed in the capital Abuja on Monday, with at least one demonstrator, one journalist and a senior policeman killed, highlighting one of the security..
Reuters - Published

Nigeria police say senior officer killed as Shi'ite protest turns violent

Nigerian police said a senior officer was killed and three other policemen were injured on Monday as a Shi'ite Muslim protest in the capital city of Abuja turned violent.
Reuters - Published

Nigerian police kill 6 protesters demanding release of Sheikh Zakzaky

nigerian police kill 6 protesters demanding release of sheikh zakzaky
Nigerian security forces have killed at least six protesters who were demanding the immediate release of the senior Muslim figure Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zakzaky, who has been locked up in a government jail..
WorldNews - Published

Police fire guns during Shi'ite protest in Nigeria capital: witness

Police fired guns and teargas in a clash with a protesting Shi'ite Muslim group in Nigeria's capital city Abuja, Reuters witnesses saw on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Nigerian Shi'ite group says police shot at them outside parliament

Nigerian police shot at Shi'ite protesters outside the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday but the protesters did not shoot back, a spokesman for the Shi'ite group, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria..
Reuters - Published

Nigeria signs Africa free trade agreement: statement

nigeria signs africa free trade agreement: statement
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed up to the $3 trillion Africa free trade agreement, a...
WorldNews - Published

‘Regular Blood Donation Improves Body Fitness, Lowers Calories’

‘regular blood donation improves body fitness, lowers calories’
Martins Ifijeh The Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria (IHVN) has stated that regular blood donation improves body fitness, lowers calories and helps in the production and maintenance of the required..
WorldNews - Published

Pirates abduct Indian seafarers from merchant ship in Nigeria

Pirates have abducted 5 Indian seafarers after taking their ship MT Apecus at Bonny Outer anchorage in Nigeria. It was only on Wednesday that the High Commission of India in Abuja responded to the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Buhari Leaves for Chad Saturday for CEN-SAD Summit

buhari leaves for chad saturday for cen-sad summit
President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Saturday for N’Djamena, capital of Chad Republic, to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the..
WorldNews - Published

Nigeria's defeated main opposition candidate challenges election result

ABUJA (Reuters) - The defeated main opposition candidate in Nigeria's presidential elections filed a legal challenge on Monday to last month's vote. Atiku Abubakar's petition said that he, the..
Firstpost - Published

Atiku: This is the Worst Election in 30 Years

atiku: this is the worst election in 30 years
Adedayo Akinwale and Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last Saturday’s election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has described the poll conducted by..
WorldNews - Published

My Election is Victory for Nigeria, Says Buhari

my election is victory for nigeria, says buhari
Promises inclusive govt Receives certificate of return UK, China, others congratulate president on his re-election Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday moved to assuage..
WorldNews - Published

Nigeria’s president is re-elected after delayed, bumpy vote

nigeria’s president is re-elected after delayed, bumpy vote
“I will like to make a special appeal to my supporters not to gloat or humiliate the opposition. Victory is enough reward for your efforts,” said Buhari. He pledged that in his second term, his new..
WorldNews - Published

Dozens Dead As Election Results In Nigeria Delayed

dozens dead as election results in nigeria delayed
Civil society groups said at least 39 people were killed since the Saturday election in Nigeria on Monday as residents continued to wait for the presidential election results, according to The New York..
WorldNews - Published

African Union observers say Nigeria's election generally peaceful

african union observers say nigeria's election generally peaceful
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's election took place in a generally peaceful environment, the head of the African Union observer mission said on Monday, in his first public comments about the delayed..
WorldNews - Published

Islamic State claims election day attack on northeast Nigerian city

ABUJA (Reuters) - Islamic State on Saturday said it carried out a morning attack on the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri as the country holds elections, although the army has denied an attack took..
Firstpost - Published

Nigeria's Buhari promises security for delayed presidential election

nigeria's buhari promises security for delayed presidential election
ABUJA (Reuters) - President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians "to go out and vote", promising that there would be adequate security for Saturday's postponed election that pits him in a tight..
WorldNews - Published

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