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.
The mass media, especially FM Radio stations which broadcast journalists largely operate as “citizen journalists,” promote views and opinions that seem to suggest that the country is facing famine ... However, most operatives of the FM Radio stations and writers in newspapers are based in cities.
The NAMA boss also disclosed that new ILS installed in Enugu, another new one (ILS CAT 2) in Maiduguri, in Sokoto, in Abuja (in runway 04), just as category 3 was installed on runway 22 of Abuja airport and Lagos runway 18R ... in addition to Lagos and Abuja that are operational.
It currently offers corporate internet plans for organisations and medium-sized businesses over a state-of-the-art -radio network in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt as well as residential plans ... Suburban Broadband Ltd is a next-generation multimedia service provider with fibre optics networks in major cities in Nigeria, including Lagos and Abuja.
Kasim Sumaina in Abuja. The NationalEmergency ManagementAgency (NEMA) yesterday in Abuja unveiled the first phase of 160 high-tech digital radios to facilitate more effective communications among its team of players ... The radios will facilitate rapid deployment during emergencies through the digital wireless ad-hoc repeaters.
A cross-section of consumers in Jos, Plateau, and Wuse, Abuja stated that the already beloved Hollandia Yoghurt and Hollandia Evaporated Milk have grown even more popular since television and radio commercials recently began airing as the products resonate with their local needs and way of life.
Abuja, May 9, 2022 — Liberian authorities should investigate the recent fire at Radio Kintoma FM to determine if it was an arson attack and make the findings public, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Monday ... Tarnue told CPJ that Radio Kintoma had not received any direct threats.