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 latest work is a follow up to ‘Undercover Lover’ released by TwelveXII alongside Tay Iwar on May 11, 2023, which earned him a cumulative listenership fan base of over 100,000 after it was played on BBCRadio One in the UK and several other music platforms.
Nigeria.. Folalumi Alaran in Abuja... Additionally, partnerships will be formed with five existing radio stations broadcasting in French across Nigeria ... Furthermore, 12 journalists/presenters from notable radio stations, including RadioMaria Abuja and Armed Forces Radio Abuja, will actively contribute ... .
Kuni Tyessi in Abuja... They also urged the media to intensify reports and remain committed to consistent reportage of the kidnapped Chibok girls abducted by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, on April 14, 2014 ... The call was made yesterday, at the media screening of, “Nine YearsLife after Chibok Abduction” organised by WomenRadio 91.7FM in Abuja.
Kuni Tyessi in Abuja... They also urged the media to intensify reports and make commitments on consistent reportage of the kidnapped Chibok girls abducted by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, on April 14, 2014 ... The call was made at a media screening of “Nine YearsLife after Chibok Abduction” organised by WomenRadio 91.7FM in Abuja.
As the CEO of Radio Now and one of the most influential women journalists in Nigeria, Kadaria is a force to be reckoned with ... 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... Rolake Odebunmi, who disclosed this on a radio programme monitored by THISDAY, explained that the electoral agency was well-prepared to ensure the success of Saturday’s poll.
Currently we have registered16 thousands users on the platform in Lagos and Abuja alone ... So what is the expansion plan of Wrkman outside Lagos and Abuja? ... We plan to begin radio jingle in Abuja next week, and we are expanding though our social media handles.
However, responding to questions on the subject matter on a radio programme in Abuja, Nwanisobi said, “We have been hearing these allegations, but they said N89 trillion stamp duty accumulated and the total assets for Nigerian banks is about N63 trillion and someone is claiming that fifty kobo accumulated to N89 trillion, how possible is it?.
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.