At the 2006 census, the city of Abuja had a population of 776,298, making it one of the ten most populous cities in Nigeria. According to the United Nations, Abuja grew at the annual rate of 139.7% between 2000 and 2010, making it the fastest growing city in the world. As of 2015, the city is still experiencing an annual growth of at least 35%, still retaining its position as the fastest growing city on the African continent and one of the fastest in the world. Abuja has witnessed a huge influx of people into the city; the growth has led to the emergence of satellite towns such as Karu Urban Area, Suleja, Gwagwalada, Lugbe, Kuje and smaller settlements to which the planned city is sprawling. The unofficial metropolitan area of Abuja has a population of well over three million and comprises the fourth largest metropolitan area in Nigeria, surpassed only by Lagos, Kano and Ibadan.
The former Nigerian leader General Yakubu Gowon was the head of the Abuja 2014 Commonwealth Games bid team, he called for all Nigerians to support the games for the "glory of Nigeria". He suggested that Nigeria would be a prime location for the games because of its unity, serenity, topography and availability of standard sporting facilities. Abuja had recently hosted the All-Africa Games, The African regional version of the olympics, for which it constructed a world-class olympic stadium and games village. It was a hugely successful tournament with more than 7,000 athletes (and larger in size than any Commonwealth Games ever held). The 2014 Commonwealth Games would also be an integral part of national celebration plans for Nigeria's centenary.
Chuks Okocha, Kingsley Nwezeh, Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja and Nume Ekeghe in Lagos... “We also deployed media-related campaigns that reached over 11 million people, leveraging over 40 radio stations, community outreach, and social media.
It is with great sadness that we announce that popular Abuja radio presenter Deborah Ohamara is no more ... The radio station said in a post expressing grief over her death that “With heavy hearts, ...
“Our interest is to bring in a face already known by the streets and also communicate with the streets to consolidate the efforts of our radio stations, Voice of the People 90.3 FM Lagos and Voice of the People 96.1FMAbuja.
... fan base of over 100,000 after it was played on BBCRadio One in the UK and several other music platforms. The song writer, who was once an intern of Abuja Digest Newspaper is a singer and a producer.
... and this is posing some challenges, because as at the time the AbujaMaster Plan was developed about 40 years ago, there was no consideration for telecoms radio network and telecoms masts deployment.
... of over 100,000 after it was played on BBCRadio One in the UK and several other music platforms. The song writer, who was once an intern of Abuja Digest Newspaper, is a singer and a producer. .
As the visionary founder of WFMLagos and Abuja, Nigeria’s first and only women’s radio, she has elevated the voices of women and shed light on the challenges they face in the professional world and politics.
•PDPPCC condemns attack on TV, radio station in Rivers. Deji Elumoye in Abuja, Sunday Ehigiator in Lagos, Gbenga Sodeinde in Ado Ekiti and Laleye Dipo in Minna... PDP PCC condemns attack on TV, radio station in Rivers.