The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja ”Centre of Unity”

 Abuja City Gate

Abuja is the fastest developing city in Nigeria and one of the fastest developing city in the continent of Africa, the city located in the north central part of Nigeria is the capital city of Nigeria. Abuja is a well-planned city, built in the 1980s mainly to replace the country’s most populous city of lagos as the capital in 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, that lies just north of the city on the road to Kaduna State. Abuja which is Nigeria’s center of unity offers visitor a fascinating and unique sight as well as the hospitality of Africa’s most populous county.


Abuja play host to many visitors who troops into the city throughout the years for one thing or the other ranging from tourism, political activities, business activities etc. Abuja provides visitors with the most glamourous and happening nightlife, the city also offers visitors with unique and amazing attractions, ranging from Rocks, Hills, Lakes, festivals, modern architectures and so on.


Abuja’s Central District, also called Central Area, spans from the foot of Aso Rock, across the Three Arms Zone, to the southern base of the inner ring road. It is like the city’s spinal cord, dividing it into the northern sector with Maitama and Wuse, and the southern sector with Garki and Asokoro. While each district has its own clearly demarcated commercial and residential sectors, the Central District is the city’s principal Business Zone, where practically all parastatals and multinational corporations have their offices. An attractive area in the Central District is the region known as the Three Arms Zone, so called because it houses the administrative offices of the executive, legislative and judicial arms of the federal government. A few of the other sites worth seeing in the area are the federal secretariats alongside Shehu Shagari Way, Aso Hill, the Abuja Plant Nursery, Eagle Square (which has important historic significance, as it was in this grounds that the present democratic dispensation had its origin on 29 May 1999) and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier across the road facing it. The National Mosque and National Church of Nigeria are opposite each other on either side of Independence Avenue.

Abuja experiences three weather conditions annually. This includes a warm, humid rainy season and a blistering dry season. In between the two, there is a brief interlude of harmattan occasioned by the northeast trade wind, with the main feature of dust hazeand dryness.
The rainy season begins from April and ends in October, when daytime temperatures reach 28 °C (82.4 °F) to 30 °C (86.0 °F) and nighttime lows hover around 22 °C (71.6 °F) to 23 °C (73.4 °F). In the dry season, daytime temperatures can soar as high as 40 °C (104.0 °F) and nighttime temperatures can dip to 12 °C (53.6 °F). Even the chilliest nights can be followed by daytime temperatures well above 30 °C (86.0 °F). The high altitudes and undulating terrain of the FCT act as a moderating influence on the weather of the territory.
Rainfall in the FCT reflects the territory’s location on the windward side of the Jos Plateau and the zone of rising air masses with the city receiving frequent rainfall during the rainy season from April to October every year

Abuja is considered as one of the most hospitable places in Nigeria. Like every other city in the world, Abuja has something for every visitor who comes to the city. When it comes to accommodation, Abuja hotel can be quite expensive and cheap at the same time, for those who what to live a life of luxury, they can treat their self with the best by staying in an executive and luxurious Abuja hotel and enjoy the benefits that comes with staying in a top accommodation in and around the city, although there are many luxurious hotels in Abuja, Abuja also has many affordable hotels for those that want to stay in a simple, comfortable and well managed hotel with outstanding services.

Transportation – Abuja is a well-planned very civilized and very organized city, upon your entry into the city, either my plane via Nnamdi Nzikiwe international airport or by road through any of the transport company, taking a ride around the city can be stress free, not only that the transport fair is very or relatively cheap, the road is wide enough and very free.

Festivals- Abuja is inhabited by both the Christians and Muslims, aside the religious festivals that is celebrated by different religion, the major festival that brings people of different belief and faith together in the annual Abuja carnival. Abuja carnival which commenced in 2005 serves as an avenue to showcase the diverse culture and practices of the 36 states of Nigeria and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory in a competitive manner. The carnival is a yearly event usually in the month of November. It features road parade shows, musics concert, cultural dances, masquerades, durbar and so much more.

Shopping- Abuja is basically a shopping center as there are shopping complex(es) and malls at every corner of the city, but aside the malls which are mainly patronized my the rich, there are market for both the rich the middle class and the low income earners, although these markets open from 7am to 6pm, there are lot of street market where one can get what ever thing they need at a more cheaper rate but these street markets opens from 6pm and they are mostly crowned.

Food-  Abuja is a multi cultural city and every ethnic group and region in the city has their own unique food. it can not be certain which is the most popular food in Abuja because there are varieties of dishes to try out in the city but the most popular dish you can get in a beer parlor are fresh fish or Nkwobi from the south eastern part of the country. popular Nigerian food you cant afford to miss are, Abacha, Ofe Akwu and Rice, Ofe Oha, Ofe Onugbo, Ofe Egusi these can either go with pounded yam or fufu those are some popular dishes from the south eastern part of the country. from the North we have Tuwa da miyen kuka, Tuwo shinkafa, suya, kilishi and other, from the south south you can get food like the Fisher man soup, Banga, Afang and Edika Ikong and from the South West you can get dish like Efo Riro, Amara and Ewedu, Ofada rice and others.


 Ibb golf course

                                                                                             National Mosque
                                                                               National Assembly Complex
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The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja
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The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja

Abuja At Night

37 thoughts on “The capital city of Nigeria, Abuja ”Centre of Unity”

  • robyn

    wow these images are amazing

  • My Teen Guide

    The city of Abuja is beautiful! It seems there is very little to light traffic on the roads which is great! The unique architecture of the buildings is something to marvel at.

  • Annemarie LeBlanc

    The National Mosque looks so grand! The streets are wide enough, well lit and traffic is free flowing. I just can’t believe that rainy season lasts that long! Wow.

  • Laurence

    Never been to Nigeria before, but kinda know that is warm, but no idea that it can be humid or dry season. Not sure I want that though. I’e experience it before, that gave me headache while touring. But good thing that the transportation is cheap, which is favorable to all the tourist.

  • I have never been to Nigeria, but I would visit Abuja carnival with pleasure! I think this annual event helps to understand the culture and traditions of the country more deeply!

  • These are some of the most beautiful pics I have had the opportunity to ogle at – ooh! lovely

  • Never been to Abuja, but it looks like a great place to visit! I liked all these photos.

  • Love the pictures! I know absolutely nothing about Nigeria, so it was really nice to have a digital tour. It looks like a beautiful place!

  • There are some great photos here! I love the nightlife ones in particular they are beautiful! oh and of course the food aha

  • I come from a background that is heavily invested in cultural festivals and parades so the sound of the Abuja festival is definitely one that appeals to me. Would you say that there is good vegetarian food options?

  • The city is beautiful. It’s great to see that all religions are there. Such a vibrant city. The food sounds fantastic. I am not very familiar with Nigeria. I have studied a bit of nigerian fashion for my dissertation so know of a few designer but that’s where my knowledge of the country stops unfortunately

  • I have never heard of Abuja before, although geography is not my strongest point, but it sounds like somewhere we would be interested in learning more! The festival sounds great!

  • So nice to see so many beautiful places Abuja, very positive and interesting facts about this city. The festival sounds great!

  • Wow! I would love to visit during carnival or any of the festivals! This truly looks like a beautiful and unique place.

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