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Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by DoffMan2: 12:40pm On Sep 22, 2013
Maitama to be precise.

All those trillions spent turning a jungle into a city and what have we gained?

Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by Abagworo(m): 12:57pm On Sep 22, 2013
As at 1987 Abuja had a population of few thousands but today is 3million.
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by Nobody: 12:58pm On Sep 22, 2013
Doff_Man: Maitama to be precise.

All those trillions spent turning a jungle into a city and what have we gained?
a world class city

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Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by ceaz4r(m): 12:58pm On Sep 22, 2013
Wow!!
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by Sunnybobo3(m): 1:01pm On Sep 22, 2013
Doff_Man: Maitama to be precise.

All those trillions spent turning a jungle into a city and what have we gained?
That's Transcorp Hilton hotel.
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by bloggernaija: 2:35pm On Sep 22, 2013
sheyie2007: a world class city

And lost the future.
Others countries like Indonesia , Malaysia ,South Korea ,India ,china were building

Power plants
Steel plants
Science ,tech and clinical research/manufacturing hub
Chemical plant etc

Now we are importing crap from those countries.
Can anybody here remember does crappy daewoo cars ,crappy samsung tv etc of the 90's.


Guess what they are doing now.
They are using the money they make from selling us crap to build many modern cities .

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Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by angelTI(f): 3:31pm On Sep 22, 2013
So Abuja also has a 'grass2grace' story.....
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by Saraben(f): 4:21pm On Sep 22, 2013
Lol na real grass to gracious grass
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by Brimmie(m): 4:28pm On Sep 22, 2013
Issokay! undecided
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by grafikii: 4:30pm On Sep 22, 2013
How i wish it was/is the niger delta

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Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by DoffMan2: 4:42pm On Sep 22, 2013
bloggernaija:

And lost the future.
Others countries like Indonesia , Malaysia ,South Korea ,India ,china were building

Power plants
Steel plants
Science ,tech and clinical research/manufacturing hub
Chemical plant etc

Now we are importing crap from those countries.
Can anybody here remember does crappy daewoo cars ,crappy samsung tv etc of the 90's.


Guess what they are doing now.
They are using the money they make from selling us crap to build many modern cities .

Very true.

All that money for a brand new city while the rest of Nigeria (pre 1999) remained stuck in the doldrums?

How much does FCT contribute to Nigeria's financial income?
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by Nomski0(f): 4:47pm On Sep 22, 2013
For a country like Nigeria, its not that beautiful for a capital city.
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by Nobody: 5:01pm On Sep 22, 2013
Nomski0: For a country like Nigeria, its not that beautiful for a capital city.
have you been there before?
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by specialguest(f): 5:16pm On Sep 22, 2013
If only some of our parents had foresight then and bought those 'bushes' surrounding Hilton, we would have been billionaires by now...
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by BarryX(m): 5:27pm On Sep 22, 2013
specialguest: If only some of our parents had forsight then and bought those 'bushes' surrounding Hilton, we would have been billionaires by now...
Nice thought !! There's still room for you
I don't think FCT is 20% developed -- there are still satellite towns --- you can start buying, its not too late !
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by s3nn2x(m): 6:30pm On Sep 22, 2013
More pictures please!
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by Rossikk(m): 6:33pm On Sep 22, 2013
specialguest: If only some of our parents had forsight then and bought those 'bushes' surrounding Hilton, we would have been billionaires by now...

No doubt, much like their descendants today they had ''NO HOPE'' in the future of the country, at the time, and all they saw was a half empty glass.

Meanwhile, those who see a half full glass continue to reap the fruits.
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by specialguest(f): 9:51am On Sep 23, 2013
BarryX: Nice thought !! There's still room for you
I don't think FCT is 20% developed -- there are still satellite towns --- you can start buying, its not too late !

Rightly said! Most people are now acquiring lands in these satellite towns because We cant afford to make the same mistake our parents made several years ago.
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by NellyGhenghen(m): 9:55pm On Oct 06, 2013
Nomski0: For a country like Nigeria, its not that beautiful for a capital city.

this one definitely hasn't been to abuja!! kmt my city my town cool

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Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by ennecco: 11:13pm On Oct 06, 2013
fast development

Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by 3ace(m): 7:53am On Oct 07, 2013
specialguest: If only some of our parents had foresight then and bought those 'bushes' surrounding Hilton, we would have been billionaires by now...
This is what normally comes to our mind whenever we talk about areas with plots of land being sold for millions. You see, such decision is difficult to take even though I know some people are good at identifying areas of massive development in future. For instance, how would someone in Lagos(a place which was far better in terms of development than Abuja at that time) buy land in that bushy Abuja where he could still buy land at iyana ipaja, ikotun, ikorodu, ogba e.t.c in 1987? Who could ever have envisaged that a coup will lead to relocation of seat of power to Abuja in 1991 and consequently, massive development? Most land owners there bought theirs after the relocation and not when seat of power was still in Lagos. And if some saw the prospect of high ROI in land after Babangida moved to Abuja, how many could still afford to go there and buy land? The bottom line is that foresight hardly come to play when buying land in areas where there's no SINGLE SIGN or HOPE of development in future. Availability of funds too is another issue.

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Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by donphilopus: 8:56am On Oct 07, 2013
If ABJ could develope under a short period of time, i believe Lokoja and other under-developed state capitals can still develop
Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by 3ace(m): 10:09am On Oct 07, 2013
donphilopus: If ABJ could develope under a short period of time, i believe Lokoja and other under-developed state capitals can still develop
Yes but not as fast as Abuja. Abuja's case is different.

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Re: Picture Of Abuja In 1987 by donphilopus: 10:23am On Oct 07, 2013
3ace: Yes but not as fast as Abuja. Abuja's case is different.
even if it takes extra 10 years

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