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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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POLICE and soldiers attached to the Abuja Environmental Protection Agency (AEPB) clashed with the officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps on Wednesday in Abuja.
Emirates announced today it will reinstate its second daily service to Lagos and resume operations to Nigeria's capital city, Abuja, with four weekly flights from 15 December 2017.
Summary: Abuja (Nigeria), Aug 19 (ANI): Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday returned to the country after over three months of medical leave from the United Kingdom for an undisclosed "health challenge".
The 82 girls, who were part of a huge group kidnapped from their school in 2014, are in the care of security services in the capital, Abuja.
Alfred Nelson was abducted by unknown gunmen Thursday on the highway linking the capital Abuja with Kaduna state in the north, where he had been invited by the army, dpa reported.
ABUJA -- Nigerian authorities said Friday that Islamist group Boko Haram was planning to carry out suicide attacks in the capital 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.
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 women's soccer team can still be better in spite of Friday's massive victory over the Mali, the coach said.
Abuja is Emirates 26th destination in Africa and its 144th worldwide.
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.
Abuja: Nigeria police boosted security across Abuja on Tuesday after a bomb blast ripped through a packed bus station killing at least 72 people, the deadliest attack ever to hit the capital.