Talk:Abuja

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Popuation[edit]

Suggestion for Abuja page:

In the opening paragraph, it might be useful to add an extension to the final sentence which talks about the population. Something along the lines of...

"As of the 2006 census, the Federal Capital Territory has a population of 778,567. However, it is estimated that the current population is much larger, at around x,xxx,xxx"

I suggest this because it is fairly obvious that the current population of Abuja far exceeds 778,564 - and is in fact possibly now several million. The figure given is therefore quite misleading. As for the estimated population, I won't hazard an actual suggestion, but there must exist somewhere a fairly accurate estimate (?).

(Imran7 (talk) 10:25, 20 July 2010 (UTC))

Sadly you have mis-stated the 2006 situation. The population of the Federal Capital Territory (7,607 sq.km) at that Census was 1,406,239. The figure of 776,298 was the Census population of Abuja (city) within the FCT. The FCT also contains five Local Government Areas (Abaji, Bwari, Gwagwalada, Kuje and Kwali) in addition to the city of Abjua. Rif Winfield (talk) 07:13, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

I think the article quotes the male population estimate only. The correct number is 1,406,239. UNFPA population projection suggest that by 2014 will be around 3,028,807. http://nigeria.unfpa.org/abuja.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.172.39.59 (talk) 15:21, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

August 2009 Edits[edit]

Hi Wikipedia Editors. This is Contimm. Please read the below regarding my recent edits to the Abuja page. STOP undoing my revisions, or I will report you to Wikipedia. The following refers to edits also made on the Lagos page: Whilst I appreciate your concern for the Lagos and Abuja pages, if you actually took the time to see my edits, you would see that I removed NO INFORMATION and NO PHOTOS from the page. I removed the dead hyperlinks because they are tacky. If you hyperlink something for which a page does not exist AND you do not take the initiative to start a page, then you are not doing Wikipedia a service. Further, pictures of privately owned apartment blocks (Abuja and Lagos articles) and a grainy picture of the back of someone's head at a Lagos lounge are PRIVATE pictures, and not at all indicative of the cities themselves. My resize of some of the pics related to their disproportionate size vis-a-vis the blocks of texts they sat next to. In addition, I added certain photos (like the Abuja Residential Duplex) to the photo gallery in the article because it did not correspond to any text in the article. Please, do NOT try and tell me not to "undo" the hard work of others. You might be interested to know that I have personally contributed a substantial amount of time to both the Lagos and Abuja articles, albeit before I signed up for a username. Not only did I not remove anyone's text, but I went to specific pains to leave intact other people's pictures if they were mildly appropriate. I will reinstate my revisions, and you should be forewarned not to undo them without valid reason. I look forward to an intelligent response if you have one to offer.

Sincerely,

Contimm (talk) 07:20, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Cheap Abuja Tourist guide on Wikipedia[edit]

The past edits have not discussed the issues that are really going on in Abuja like the slums and Oppressive legislations and severe poverty of over 40% of the Urban population.

This article reads more like a cheap internet Tour guide than true encylopedic information.

I have edited the main heading of the article to give the article a more balanced realistic portrayal of Abuja. This city has a lot of problems and this article is somewhat dubious and false. Winibago 04:13, 1 August 2007 (UTC)winibago

SPAM PICTURE REMOVE, replace[edit]

I removed the spam picture of abuja and return the page that redirect you back to wikipedia automically.. do not change it.. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Africamaster (talkcontribs) 19:23, 3 January 2007 (UTC).

"Aso Rock" or "Zuma Rock"?[edit]

I noticed that the cliff in the Abuja article is referred to as "Aso Rock". However, Aso Rock is the name of the presidential palace in the capital city of Nigeria. The name of the cliff is "Zuma Rock". -- Qasamaan 13:03; November 1, 2006 (UTC)

Zuma Rock is the one on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway, close to Suleja. The rock behind the Three Arms Zone in Abuja is Aso Rock, the president lives at Aso Villa. The media in Nigeria use "Aso Rock" as a short-hand term for the presidency. Orourkek 11:11, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

I guess one is preferred to the other. Jeffrey Adaralegbe (talk) 22:20, 15 October 2016 (UTC)

2014 Commonwealth Games[edit]

This section mostly sounds like PR rather than encylclopaedic content.

I don't think "The Abuja Masterplan, a unique city plan including spectacular high rise buildings, artificial lakes, and tourist resorts such as Heritage city, a huge roller coaster resort, will be featured in Abuja by 2014." sounds like it should be in an encyclopaedia but can't think how to rewrite it.

Any suggestions for improving this section? Orourkek 16:16, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Abuja City Centre[edit]

Which of capital territory's 6 Local Government Areas is the central Local Government Area that contains the city centre/historic city? I know the city is young, but which of the LGA's is the central one? --Criticalthinker 07:57, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Re: Sharia[edit]

Nigeria is a federal republic. 12 States have introduced sharia since 1999.[1]. President Obasanjo did not intervene to avoid another civil war.[2] The remaining 24 states, and the federal capital, Abuja, have a mix of religions and are governed by secular laws.[3] Ankimai 19:50, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Origin of Abuja[edit]

While Abuja is certainly a planned city, what of what was there before the capital was officially planned? The 1960 Handbook of Commerce and Industry in Nigeria has several maps of Nigeria in the back that show Abuja, and then there's A Chronicle of Abuja (1952) that also talks about the area. I'll look at researching more about this, but if someone has some general information about the pre-capital Abuja I'm all ears. Rjhatl (talk) 21:40, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Accuracy?[edit]

An IP in Abuja added the following without any sourcing (and it has been subsequently removed): "Abuja is dominated with one major Tribe known as Gbegyi used as their local communication language, and others such as Ganagana, Bassa,Gade, Gwadala and Kuro . This peoples they are full of cultral activities, kind, Socially, trusted, Harmonied, and also, They produce local pot'mostly they are farmers, farming crops such as yam, groundnut, plantains, millons, cassava, guinea corn/maize cowpea, beans and others farm crops." I couldn't find anything about these groups/ languages. Are there alternate spellings? Can anyone source this? ChildofMidnight (talk) 19:50, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

No one knows. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.11.169.240 (talk) 04:28, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

RE: Origin of Abuja[edit]

There has been a city by the name of Abuja before the new capital was planned some 40 km WNW of the Three-Arms-Zone. At some time during the planning process of the new capital -- unfortunately I have no official date yet -- this city was renamed to Suleja to avoid confusion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.206.12.37 (talk) 14:21, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Highways in Abuja[edit]

I tried contributing an article on transportation in Abuja but it was deleted.Major capital cities have transportation articles and Abuja being complex in design should have an article on transportation,the bus system,highways,flyovers.--196.220.11.58 (talk) 20:06, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Neighbourhoods[edit]

The BBC article mentions Durumi, Nyanya and Maraba WhisperToMe (talk) 01:54, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Infobox[edit]

Someone can fix the infobox?

79.16.220.204 (talk) 17:35, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Abuja a planned city, by Jesmion[edit]

It's explicitly and carefully following in accordance with the drawn plans, iam Jesmion, i was in suleja and a rumor came that Suleja is Abuja, and it was true, that was 1978, every suleja documentations turns to Abuja, piece of land i bought from Danbaba of suleja local government is bearing Abuja Native Authority, the contract license i obtained from Suleja is bearing Abuja Contract License Authority, i Jesmion was employed by the first company that came from Lagos to survey suleja, for a place where FCDA would stay, it was WIMPEY COMPANY, so Suleja is the main Abuja Satellite, am Jesmion, there are no area that accommodated 'FC' than suleja, because suleja itself is also Abuja, am Jesmion 41.203.65.171 (talk) 16:30, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Abuja/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Rated Start A short article with few pictures and limited coverage.
  1. Cite at least 25 sources. WP:CITE
  2. Use properly formatted references, see WP:CITET.
  3. Find and include more photographs of the city.
  4. Remove wikilink tagging from red/broken links.
  5. Create a culture section and write about local arts and sports.
  6. Reduce usage of subsections. Consolidate the districts section into complete paragraphs.
  7. Include coat of arms, seal and/or flag for City.

Last edited at 01:04, 12 February 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 04:54, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

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My contributions getting deleted[edit]

I am a new user and I noticed that the Wikipedia page on Abuja is rather scant and a little outdated. As someone who has lived (and still lives)in this city for over 10 years I think I have sufficient knowledge of the city and it's environs and hence I have posted extra content to various sections which DO NOT VIOLATE ANY COPYRIGHT OR CHALLENGE EXISTING CONTENT and can be easily verifiable by visiting. I do not see why my contributions should be deleted by someone who probably has never been here before and probably has a set bias on what they think the city is all about. I therefore serve notice of my intention to re-post my edits ; if in the future such is repeated for no justifiable reason then I will be forced to reconsider my decision to join Wikipedia which would be a shame as I have been an avid follower for almost a decade. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Naziftm (talkcontribs) 18:59, 13 January 2018 (UTC)