Abuja Nigeria 

Abuja is an emerging destination for business especially small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs). It is the capital city of Nigeria, one of the biggest economies in Africa. It is in the central region of Nigeria, within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It is a planned city which was created in 1976, and officially become the capital of Nigeria on 12th December 1991.

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Business In Abuja

Nigeria is the second largest economy in Africa and its capital city is an emerging business destination. There are great business opportunities in real estate, hospitality, tourism, construction, services industry etc.

Abuja Real Estate

Real Estate is a booming industry in the Federal Capital City, FCT. There has been great influx of people and businesses into the city since it officially became the capital of Nigeria in 1991. This has placed high and growing demand for real estate and properties. Abuja has huge investments opportunities in the real estate industry.

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Tourism In Abuja

Tourist attractions include Aso Rock, Zuma Rock NNPC Towers, National Christian Centre, Abuja International Conference Centre, Millennium Park, Silver Bird Cinema, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja Zoological Park, IBB International Golf course Read more


Politics in Abuja is very central and significant. Abuja is the federal capital city of Nigeria, the oil-rich and most populous black nation. It is home to ASO ROCK, Nigeria’s presidential villa. It also hosts many federal ministries, parastatals, embassies, international organisations and government agencies. Abuja is  home of the administrative headquarters of ECOWAS

Abuja Zip Codes


  • 900231 – Asokoro
  • 900241 – Garki
  • 900271 – Maitama
  • 900211 – CBD
  • 900281 – Wuse
  • 900288 – Wuse II
  • 900108– Gwarinpa


  • 900108 – Utako
  • 901101 – Kubwa
  • 900107 – Lugbe
  • 900103 – Nyanya
  • 900104 – Apo
  • 902101 – Wuye



Education is a vibrant sector in Abuja. There are many schools across the different districts, these include both government owned schools and privately owned schools. From primary to tertiary institution, there are different classes of school from the very affordable to the very expensive ones.

The Federal Capital Territory is the area that hosts Abuja. It covers a total land area of approximately 8,000 square kilometres. The territory was carved out of Niger state, Kogi State and Nassarawa state.

Monarch Inc.

The FCT is now divided into six administrative units known as area councils namely Abuja Municipal Area council, Abaji Area council, Gwagwalada Area council, Kuje Area council, Bwari Area council, Kwali Area council.

The Federal Capital Territory is governed by a Minister (appointed by the President) who heads the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).



Abuja Lifestyle

ABUJA PEOPLE (A-B-JANS) Abuja is a cosmopolitan city; with a good blend of people from the various tribes in Nigeria namely the Gwaris, Igbos, Yorubas, Hausas, Fulanis etc. It also has a lot of foreign nationals like Americans, Britons, Indians, Koreans, Israelis etc.

The predominant indigenous groups are the Gwari people (also called Gbabyi ) and the Koro people. There are also people of Gade, Egbura, Gwandara, Bassa and Gana-gana.


Abuja is a beautiful city with lots of parks and recreational gardens. Some of the major ones are Millennium park in Maitama; Magicland (Wonderland) park beside the City-gate; Maitama Amusement Park in Maitama; Children’s National Park & Zoo in Asokoro; City park in Wuse II; Merry-Makers park in Wuse; Jabi park in Jabi; Monoliza park in Garki.

ABJ as this city is fondly called is a beautiful town with state of the art houses, well maintained roads, pedestrian walk-ways and green areas. In the night the streets are aglow with street lights.

There are a good number of beautifully structured malls in most parts of the city. These malls are the main centres of commerce in the city centre.

There are also general markets like Wuse market, Garki ultra modern market, Utako market etc.


Lagos, the traditional capital of the Federal republic of Nigeria faced some real and perceived challenges as the capital of Nigeria. Some of these include inadequate land for expansion, urban congestion, non-centrality, proximity to the sea and its security consequences.

In August 1975, the General Murtala Mohammed led military government set up a seven-man panel headed by Dr. Akinola Aguda to review the suitability of Lagos as the federal capital and to make recommendations of new location if otherwise. The Dr Aguda led panel recommended that the federal capital be relocated to a new location, Abuja. The recommendation was accepted by the federal government.

On February 5th 1976 the General Murtala led government through Decree No. 6 of 1976 created the new federal capital of Nigeria. The Federal government commenced the development of the territory and on the 12th of December 1991, the General Ibrahim Babangida led military government officially moved the seat of government to Abuja. Prior to becoming the federal capital, the area was a relatively quiet settlement of mainly farmers.



The Central Business District (CBD) is the major business area in the city. Many notable places are located in this district including the three arms zone, the Federal secretariat, the National Christian centre, the Eagle Square, the National Mosque, Grand Square, Parastatals, Banks and Multinational Corporations. Read more…


Asokoro district is where the Presidential villa (ASO Rock) is located. It is also home to the ECOWAS secretariat. Most serving ministers and top government officials live in Asokoro. It is a high class area and very secured.

Properties for Sale In Asokoro



Wuse district is divided into zones (Zones 1 – 7). There is also Wuse II which is different from Wuse Zone 2. Notable places in Wuse include Wuse Market, AP Plaza, Banex plazas, General Post office, FRSC, NAFDAC, FERMA, Sheraton Hotel, Rockview Hotel, SilverBird Cinema, EFCC and AGIS. Wuse II is very close to Maitama and also share its exclusivity. Read more…



Development in the FCT actually started in Garki. Garki is divided into areas 1- 11. There is also Garki II different from Garki Area 2. Notable places in Garki include the FCDA office, the International Conference Centre, Nicon Luzory Hotel, Radio house, NTA corporate headquarters, AMAC office and the Old federal secretariat. Read more…

Properties for Sale In Garki


The Gwarinpa district is popular for the Gwarinpa Housing Estate in the district said to be the biggest housing estate in West Africa. There is also another residential area called Life camp in the Gwarinpa district. Most Construction companies have their staff quarters in Life Camp. It is about 15 minutes drive to the city centre. Read more…

Properties for Sale In Gwarinpa


Maitama is home to most embassies and high commissions. It is an exclusive and expensive area where the crème de le crème and top politicians live. Notable places in Maitama include Transcorp Hilton Hotel, British Council, Ministers hill, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Nigerian Communication Commission, National University Commission and Independent National Electoral Commission. Read more…



Lugbe is one of the popular suburban settlements in Abuja. It is in the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). It is largely residential and densely populated. Lugbe is about 17 minutes drive from the Central Business District of Abuja and 13 minutes drive to the Abuja Airport. It is along the airport road. Lugbe is divided into five districts namely Lugbe south, Lugbe north, Lugbe central, Lugbe west, Lugbe east.

Though Lugbe is not in the Federal Capital City (FCC), its proximity to the city centre and also to the Abuja airport has brought it into lime light and attracted significant development to the area. The area is developing very fast and is viable area to invest in real estate.  Read more…

Properties for Sale In Lugbe


Utako district is mainly a residential area. It has good road network and there are many beautiful residential houses. Most transport companies like ABC transport, Chisco, Ekene, Ifesinachi, Peace Mass Tansit etc have their terminals in Utako district. Read more…

Properties for Sale In Utako


Jabi district is mainly a residential area near Utako. It has good road network and there are beautiful residential houses. It also has many newly built hotels and guest houses that offer relatively cheap accomodation. It is about 13 minutes drive from the city centre. Read more…

Properties for Sale In Jabi


Kubwa is one of the major suburban districts in Abuja. It is mainly a residential area and is densely populated. It is about 25 minutes from the Central Business District of Abuja. It is on the right side of the Murtala Mohammed Express Way (from the city centre to Suleja).

The Murtala Mohammed Express Way has heavy traffic in the early hours of the morning between 6.00am to 10.00am and 4.00pm to 8.30pm on the lanes from Kubwa to city centre and city centre to Kubwa respectively. Read more…

Properties for Sale In Kubwa


Guzape is a district in the Abuja phase one, but it has not been fully developed like other districts in phase 1. This is likely due to the hilly nature of the area. Guzape is near Asokoro and Garki 2 districts.

Properties for Sale In Guzape


Nigeria Police Service

Force Headquarters

Louis Edet House, Area 11 Garki.

Phone Number: 0706622820


25, Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Maitama.

07058791210, 07058791211, 07058791212



National Planning Commission

Plot 421 Constitution Avenue,

Central Business District, Abuja

Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment

Block H, Old Federal Secretariat, Garki Area 1,

P.M.B 88, Garki

Telephone – +234 9 234 1884


Ministry of Petroleum Resources


Central Business District

  1. M. B. 449, Garki




National Judicial Council

Supreme Court Complex,

Three Arms Zone, CBD

Phone No: 234-9-6705701

Fax: 234-9-2342751





FMF Complex

Ahmadu Bello Way, Central Area,

PMB 14, Garki

Telephone: +234 9 234 6290

Website: www.fmf.gov.ng



Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development

FCDA Secretariat,

PMB 135, Area 11,Garki,

Telephone +234 9 5237112

Website: www.fmard.gov.ng



Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road ,Sauka

P.M.B. 38 Garki

Phone:           +234-9-7806771

Website:    www.immigration.gov.ng



Radio House

Herbert Marcaulay Way,

Area 10, Garki



Tafawa Balewa House,

Federal Secretariat, Central District.



New Federal Secretariat Complex, Phase III,

Ahmadu Bello Way, Central Business District,

PMB 083 Garki, Abuja Nigeria

Telephone: +234 9 523 8362

Fax: +234 9 523 4590

Website: www.fmh.gov.ng



Federal Secretariat,PHASE III,


Website: www.fme.gov.ng.org



2nd Floor (257-237), Block 4A, New Federal

Secretariat Complex, Shehu Shagari Way

Central Area, Abuja

Tel: 09-5231694



No 416 E Kumasi Crescent,

Wuse II. Abuja



Plot 2032,   Olusegun Obasanjo Way,

Wuse Zone 7.



Customers Close, off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent,

Wuse II



Kisumu Street, Off Olusegun Obasanjo Way,

Wuse Zone 7.



Plot 1012 Cadastral,

Central Business District.

E-mail: contactus@pppra-nigeria.org



Herbert Macaulay Way,(South end)

Opp Moshood Abiola Way


Federal Ministry of Communication Technology

P.M.B. 12578

Federal Secretariat Complex

Phase I, Annex III, Shehu Shagari Way.

Email: roundtable@commtech.gov.ng



Shehu Shagari Way, Central Area.

Telephone: +234 9 523 5208

Fax: +234 9 523 5194

Website: www.fmj.gov.ng

Email: info@fmj.gov.ng



2nd Floor (257-237), Block 4A,

New Federal Secretariat Complex, Shehu Shagari Way

Central Area.

Tel: 09-5231694


Federal Ministry of Power

New Federal secretariat Complex,

Shehu shagari way

Central business District.




(Presidency)Secretariat Complex,

Area 11, Garki.



Ship House, Area 10, Garki.

Telephone – +234 9 234 0534

Fax – +234 9 234 0714

Website: www.mod.gov.ng

Email: info@mod.gov.ng



Phase II, Federal Secretariat,

Block A, 1st Floor,

Shehu Shagari Way.

Website: www.nacd.gov.ng



Mabushi, Abuja

Email: info@climatechange.gov.ng




Plot 1092 , Mohammadu Buhari Way , Area 7, Garki.

Phone: (+234) 092340142



There are many restaurants that serve both Nigerian dishes and continental dishes. Some of them are Jevnik restaurant in Wuse II and Garki II; Calabar Kitchen in Garki Area 11; Cuppro in Wuse II, Hungryman Restaurant in Wuse II etc. Most of the hotels also have functional restaurants

There are also many fast food places like Drumstix, Southern Fries; Mr Biggs, Chicken republic; Tantalizers, Tetrazzini etc. There are also eateries in Grand square mall, Ceddi plaza, Silverbird Cinemas, Shoprite, Domes plaza etc.

One popular delicacy in Abuja is barbecued fish which is available in most joints and bars especially in the evenings. There are also many Suya and Shawama joints in the city. Among the popular ones is Yahuza Suya in Central business district.


Abuja Nigeria can be accessed by road and air. The city is surrounded by land hence cannot be accessed by sea. The major roads into Abuja are from Lokoja, Kaduna and Jos/Keffi. The good road network within the city makes movement around town easy either on your private car or commercial cars.

Car rental services are available at the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport and the big hotels likeTranscorp Hilton, Sheraton etc. There are also commercial taxis which offer ‘drops’ (drop off passengers from one location.to another) at prices between N200 and N1000 per ‘drop’. The commercial taxis are normally painted green and have identification numbers.

There are mass transit buses that go from the city center to the suburban districts like Kubwa, Nyanya, Gwagwalada etc. There are presently no train services but a light rail system is in the pipe-line.

In the suburban districts there are also commercial motor-cycles and tricycles that move over short distances but these are not permitted in the city center.


  1. Nigeria, with  a population of over 180 million is the most populous Black nation and the 7th most populated nation in the entire world, trailing after—from least to most—Pakistan, Brazil, Indonesia, USA, India and China (1.3bn).
  2. For every five Black Africans, one is Nigerian.
  3. There were over 14 well organized and independent kingdoms and empires in the area latter named Nigeria before the coming of the Europeans. These included the Nri Kingdom, The Benin Kingdom, the Oyo empire, the Sokoto Caliphate, the Hausa Kingdom, the Ibibio kingdom etc.
  4. Dr Nmadi Azikiwe was the first President of Nigeria.
  5. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Belewa was the first and only Prime Minister of Nigeria.
  6. Dennis Osadebey was the First President of Nigeria’s Senate after independence.
  7. Nigeria, with 521 languages has the fourth highest number of languages in the world. This includes 510 living languages, two second languages without native speakers and 9 extinct languages.
  8. Nigeria was the first country to contain ebola after the outbreak in 2014.
  9. The Obasanjo military regime converted Nigeria from a Parliamentary system to a Presidential system of government.
  10. The Portuguese reached Nigeria in 1472. In 1880 the British began conquering Nigeria’s south. The north was conquered by 1903.
  11. Travel Visa was not required to travel to the United Kingdom till 1984.
  12. The Nigeria state came into being in 1914 when Southern Protectorate and Northern Protectorate were merged.
  13. Nigeria has one of the largest youth population in the world.
  14. Nigeria has over 500 ethnic groups.
  15. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians and Muslims.
  16. Nigeria became Africa’s largest economy in 2014 overtaking south Africa
  17. In 2016 it relapsed back to the second largest economy in Africa.
  18. In September 1980 one dollar was equivalent of 53 kobo (.53 naira)
  19. In January 2015 a dollar exchanged for 198 Naira.
  20. In September 2015 a dollar exchanged for 470 Naira
  21. Boko haram started in the north east of Nigeria in 2002.
  22. Cameroon was an administrative part of Nigeria in 1945, hence the NCNC party (National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons).
  23. Wole Soyinka is a Nigerian Nobel laureate. He wrote ‘Telephone Conversation!’
  24. The June 12th 1993 presidential election is seen as the fairest and freest election in the Nigeria but the acclaimed winner, MKO Abiola was never declared the winner.
  25. Shehu Shagari is the first elected executive President of Nigeria.
  26. With a net worth of $16.1bn, Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote is the richest Black person in the world.
  27. The 2006 Census found Nigerians to be the highest educated ethnic or racial group in America.
  28. The Nri Kingdom of  the Igbos consolidated in the 10th century and continued until coming of the British in 1911.
  29. The Northern knot, Arewa insignia has Christian origins, investigation by Ibraheem A. Waziri revealed. It is adapted from the Church Celtic knot.
  30. Pre-tribalism: Malam Umaru Altine, a northern Fulani man was the first elected Mayor of Enugu, in the east, and was even re-elected for a second term.
  31. Pre-tribalism: John Umoru, from Etsako in today’s Edo State (Western region) was elected for the House of Assembly to represent Port Harcourt in the Eastern Nigerian House of Assembly.
  32. The Colonial Cantonments Proclamation of 1914 established ‘foreign quarters,’ ‘Sabon Gari,’ institutionalizing the Sabon Garuruwa system of ‘foreigner’ residential segregation in Nigeria.
  33. Crispin Curtis Adeniyi-Jones (1876-1957) who the street in Ikeja, ‘Adeniyi-Jones’ was named after, was a medical director from Sierra Leone (a Saro). As a co-founder of NNDP, he won one of the Lagos 3 legislative council seats in 1923 and represented Nigerians for 15 years
  34. Nigeria’s population was just 16 million in 1911. It is projected to hit 444 million by 2050, surpassing the US and becoming the 4th largest in the world.
  35. Lagos’ population in 1872 was 60,000. By 2015 it will be the third largest city in the entire world.
  36. 1st republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi hid former South African President, Nelson Mandela, for six months in Nigeria to evade his arrest by the apartheid regime.
  37. Valor: Part of the ‘Forgotten Army,’ Nigerians volunteered to fight with the allied forces among the 81st and 82nd West African Divisions, in the Second World War.
  38. The Adubi war in 1918 was a major uprising by 30,000 Abeokuta Ebga warriors against the colonial government for colonization, taxation and slave labor. One British was killed and rail and telegraph lines destroyed. The British rewarded their soldiers with medals for quelling the uprising. Awape Adediran a Molashin/ Kingmaker was imprisoned for his active involvement.
  39. Activist Mrs. Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti travelled widely, including to the Eastern bloc (Hungary, USSR and China where she met Mao Zedong). These interactions angered Nigeria, Britain and America. America called her a communist and refused her a U.S. Visa.
  40. Mrs. Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti, legendary Fela’s mother, was one of the delegates that negotiated Nigeria’s independence in Britain.
  41. Once upon a time, the north was the more literate part of Nigeria. According to Lord Luggard, there were 25,000 Qur’anic Arabic schools with about 250,000 pupils in the north.
  42. Kaduna Nzeogwu killed Sardauna in Nigeria’s first military coup.
  43. Idrîs Aloma (1571-1603) King of Kanem-Bornu went on pilgrimage and came across firearms. He brought some guns back, along with Turks to train his army on how to use them.
  44. A brand new car sold for N2000 in 1975. A ticket to London was less than N100 in 1975.
  45. In 1976, 75 kobo exchanged for one British Pound and 60 kobo for one US dollar.
  46. Nigeria took its first loan from the World Bank in 1977.
  47. Obasanjo’s first term and Babangida’s regime oversaw the weakening of the naira.
  48. Nigeria has the 4th highest number of poor, living under a dollar a day in the entire world. 100 million are ‘destitute’ according to figures from the NBS (National Bureau of Statistics).
  49. In 1967 Gowon split the four regions into 12 states.
  50. Nigeria has the highest paid legislators in the entire world.
  51. Yobe: The oldest discovered boat in Africa, and 3rd oldest on the world, the 8500 yr old Dufuna canoe was discovered by a Fulani herdsman in 1987 in Dufuna village, Fune LGA
  52. Kano history has it that a great warrior princess Magajiya Maimuna led her cavalry from Zaria to conquer Kumbwada.
  53. Kumbwada in Kano today is ruled by Queen Hajiya Haidzatu Ahmed, who presides over up to half a million subjects. A throne curse which makes men sick and die, keeps males off the throne. {Sadly, the woman ruled Kumbwada is the least funded chiefdom in Nigeria}.
  54. The Igbo ethnic group are the ‘Jews’ of Nigeria. Eager for a home state and highly entrepreneurial; during the Biafra secession attempt in the 60’s, this industrious people were already constructing indigenous tanks and other weaponry.
  55. Cross River State: The Ejagham (Ekoi) people in the Southeast are believed to have originated the Nsibidi (Nsibiri) writing system which later spread to the Efik, Igbo, Ibibio, Efut, Banyang and Annag peoples.
  56. Discovered in 1928, Nigeria’s North and North Central region hosts West Africa’s oldest civilization; the Nok civilization which flourished between 1000 BC and 300 BC. {Nok sculptures recently went on display disappointingly in Germany (not Africa).

The National Open University of Nigeria is an ODL institution renowned for providing functional, flexible, accessible, cost-effective education adequate for flourishing in the 21st  century and beyond. Right from our first inception in July 1983, our mandate has remained to deliver university education at the doorstep of every interested  Nigerian. The founding president,  Alhaji Shehu Shagari, the first executive president of Nigeria, envisioned a university with the capacity to admit and meet the education and skill needs of citizens no matter their status and circumstances. This vision was predicated on the realization that  a sustainable democracy, functional economy,   happy  and prosperous   people,  all  depend  on knowledgeable citizens. Meeting the educational needs of such  citizens in a highly populous country like’ Nigeria was beyond the capacity of Nigeria’s conventional higher institutions.

Despite its suspension in 1984 by the Federal Military Government that succeded Alhaji Shehu Shagari, the resuscitation of NOUN in 2002 by the civilian regime of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, went side by side with the awakening of the vision that informed the initial establishment of the university. As a faithful trustee of the Nigerian people, NOUN leverages on Information and Computer Technologies to deliver  an education tailored  towards  the globalised  economy. The University offers  exceptional academic programmes  that  meet  the specific needs of all sectors of the global economy, in the Arts; Health; Law; Physical, Social, Agricultural and Management Sciences.

As an ODL institution, we are an equal opportunity university determined to meet the following objectives that necessitated the establishment of open and distance education in Nigeria:

  • Provision of Education for All and promotion of lifelong learning
  • Filling the gap created by the closure of outreaches/satellite campuses
  • Cost effectiveness
  • Improved economies of scale
  • Flexibility of delivery system
  • Maximum utilisation of academic personnel
  • On the job teacher training
  • Poverty eradication, vocational and lifelong education
  • Provision of non-formal education
  • Reaching the unreached
  • Propagation of national orientation
  • University of Abuja



Abuja is the capital of Nigeria.  It was created in 1976 from Nasarawa state, Niger state, Kogi state and Kaduna state. It officially become the capital of Nigeria on 12th December 1991 and since then it has grown greatly in population, development and business activities.

It is one of the fastest growing cities in the world today. It has good road networks, beautiful gardens, hot entertainment spots, peaceful atmosphere and friendly people.

Nigeria is the biggest economy in Africa and the most populous black nation.

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