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The capital of Nigeria, in the central part of the country. Laid out in the 1970s according to a comprehensive plan, Abuja replaced Lagos as the country's capital in 1991.


(Placename) the federal capital of Nigeria, in the centre of the country. Pop: 467 000 (2005 est)


(əˈbu dʒə)
the capital of Nigeria, in the central part. 378,671.
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Noun1.Abuja - capital of Nigeria in the center of the countryAbuja - capital of Nigeria in the center of the country
Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigeria - a republic in West Africa on the Gulf of Guinea; gained independence from Britain in 1960; most populous African country
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South African national carrier, the South African Airways (SAA), has announced its plans to launch flight operations from Johannesburg to Abuja on January 26, 2016.
Riyadh, Muharram 5, 1437, Oct 18, 2015, SPA -- Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense sent a cable of condolence and consolation the President of Nigeria Mohammed Bukhari, on the latest bombings in the suburbs of Abuja.
Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja expressed hope that the 500 days would be a symbolic catalyst to move the Nigerian community into recognizing the serious problem on its hands and finding a solution.
The Union's Chairman, Shugar Bashar, has pointed out that the African center has recently launched an initiative for holding the African Youth Summit in Abuja to adopt a unified stance against the ICC, adding that the African youth delegation will meet a number of the state's leaderships .
Abuja has focused on Nigeria's non-conventional resources, a major challenge in view of a spectacular boom in the American production of shale oil and gas, having made the US the world's largest producer of liquid petroleum and natural gas in 2013.
ABUJA (CyHAN)- Nigeria's outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan has concluded plans to hand over power to incoming president Muhammadu Buhari on the eve of May 29, the country's actual inauguration date, Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki said Wednesday.
ABUJA (TAP) -Nigeria announced Saturday that it was postponing the February 14 presidential election until March 28 due to security concerns.
The five justices of the country's top court unanimously ruled that prosecutors made a crucial technical error and should have tried Talal Ahmad Roda in the northern city of Kano, where he was arrested, rather than the capital Abuja.
Dubai-based Emirates plans to upgrade the aircraft on its Abuja route to a Boeing 777-200ER, starting from October 1.
Abuja is Emirates 26th destination in Africa and its 144th worldwide.
Abuja (Nigeria), July 14 ( ANI ): Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai, who survived being shot in the head by the Taliban, met with some parents of the over 200 girls abducted in northern Nigeria on Sunday.
PARIS, May 2 (KUNA) -- France condemned on Friday a bomb attack the previous day on a railway station near the Nigerian capital, Abuja, and expressed support for Nigeria's bloody war with terrorist extremists.