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Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by kaura5000: 1:00pm On Jan 02, 2014
History of Abuja



Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, with an estimated population of 5 million (est 2005). The city is bordered to the north by Kaduna State, to the east by Nassarawa State, to the south-west by Kogi State and to the west by Niger State. Prior to its creation, Nigeria was administered from LAGOS as its capital.

The land of Abuja was the southwestern part of the ancient kingdom of Zazzau (Zaria). The name "Abuja" was derived from Abu Ja, a brother to Muhammadu Makau, the last hausa ruler of Zaria. Makau had left Zaria after being defeated by the Fulani and settled in the area now known as Abuja. In 1825 his brother Abu Ja succeeded him as the 62nd King of Zaria.

The full name of Abu Ja was Abubakar (shortened to "Abu"wink and the name Ja was given to him because he was light in complexion (in Hausa "Ja" means red or fair). He became known as "Abu-Ja", "Abu the fair one" (other sources claim that the name "Ja" was derived from the last name of his father which was "Jatau"wink. Abu Ja then built a new capital for his Kingdom and called it "Abuja".

In August 1975 the then Federal Military Government under Late General Murtala Muhammed convened a panel of experts to study, advise or recommend on the desirability of retaining Lagos as the Federal Capital of Nigeria. The panel recommended several alternatives such as Okene, Kafanchan, Markurdi, Ile, Auchi and Agege were also suggested.

The panel's recommendation for the setting up of the new Federal Capital City at Abuja was accepted and the Federal Government then promulgated Decree number 6 of 1976 which created the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

Abuja officially became Nigeria's capital on 12 December 1991. It is divided into six area councils namely: Abuja Municipal, Gwagwalada, Abaji, Kuje, Bwari and Kwali. The city is the headquarters of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as well as its Military arm (ECOMOG). It also has the regional headquarters of OPEC.

Abuja is blessed with a mix of agricultural produce such as tubers and root crops such as yams, cassava, maize and plantains and grains like sorghum, guinea corn and rice. The FCT has proven deposits of a wide range of mineral resources including marble, tin, mica, clay, wolfromite, tantalite and talc.

Abuja's feature is Aso Rock, a 400-metre monolith left by water erosion; the Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the town extend to the south of the rock. The city hosts Nigerian National Mosque and the National Ecumenical Centre cathedral. It is served by the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by kaura5000: 1:04pm On Jan 02, 2014
despite that, some clowns are claming abuja...abuja comprise of indigineous ethnic groups such as gwari,kataf,hausa fulani, kanuri and igbos
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by IGBOSON1: 1:09pm On Jan 02, 2014
kaura5000: despite that, some clowns are claming abuja...abuja comprise of indigineous ethnic groups such as gwari,kataf,hausa fulani, kanuri and igbos

^^^Who was claiming it?
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by Nobody: 1:11pm On Jan 02, 2014
Abuja is no mans land, we are the one that developed Abuja
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by kaura5000: 1:15pm On Jan 02, 2014
KIRIJI: Abuja is no mans land, we are the one that developed Abuja
in your dreams.. man wake up we are in 2014
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by kaura5000: 1:22pm On Jan 02, 2014
hausafulani and even kanuri are indigineous to many parts of nassarawa,abuja and suleja not gwari people only.... the hatred that some peope have for hausafuani has made them to cant see beyond their nose
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by WilyWily5: 1:27pm On Jan 02, 2014
Kaura5000, you are 1000000% correct, Abuja is the Capital of Arewa Republic.

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Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by DerideGull(m): 1:38pm On Jan 02, 2014
kaura5000: hausafulani and even kanuri are indigineous to many parts of nassarawa,abuja and suleja not gwari people only.... the hatred that some peope have for hausafuani has made them to cant see beyond their nose


I think you are a confused fellow. In one stance, you are convinced there are Hausa and Fulani ethnicities in Nigeria and in another you seemed to believe there is "hausafulani" ethnicity. Please try to understand in order to be understood.
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by Nobody: 1:39pm On Jan 02, 2014
kaura5000: in your dreams.. man wake up we are in 2014
You are a liar, Abuja is no mans land. you are jealous of us because we own 97% of the properties at Abuja. We are industrious
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by geeez: 1:43pm On Jan 02, 2014
KIRIJI: You are a liar, Abuja is no mans land. you are jealous of us because we own 97% of the properties at Abuja. We are industrious

Rightly said, Yorubas own Abuja and we will annex it alongside Lokoja

If not for Yorubas, Abuja won't be where it is

grin grin grin

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Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by holyvirgin: 1:43pm On Jan 02, 2014
kaura5000: hausafulani and even kanuri are indigineous to many parts of nassarawa,abuja and suleja not gwari people only.... the hatred that some peope have for hausafuani has made them to cant see beyond their nose
Hausa fulani ke? Guy you are high.
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by Nobody: 1:47pm On Jan 02, 2014
geeez:

Rightly said, Yorubas own Abuja and we will annex it alongside Lokoja

If not for Yorubas, Abuja won't be where it is

grin grin grin
cheesycheesycheesy
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by Nobody: 1:47pm On Jan 02, 2014
KIRIJI: You are a liar, Abuja is no mans land. you are jealous of us because we own 97% of the properties at Abuja. We are industrious
...we are the landlords while other tribes are the tenants. The economy will collapse if we leave.
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by holyvirgin: 1:48pm On Jan 02, 2014
geeez:

Rightly said, Yorubas own Abuja and we will annex it alongside Lokoja

If not for Yorubas, Abuja won't be where it is

grin grin grin
Sarcasm undecided
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by kaura5000: 2:03pm On Jan 02, 2014
no mans land? what of the indigineos people that where part of niger state.. if nigeria divides the northwest,northeast,niger state, 50 percent of nassarawa state, 15 percent of plateau,parts of kogi, kwara will constitute arewa republic with our capital in abuja.. one north one destiny!
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by DerideGull(m): 2:21pm On Jan 02, 2014
kaura5000: no mans land? what of the indigineos people that where part of niger state.. if nigeria divides the northwest,northeast,niger state, 50 percent of nassarawa state, 15 percent of plateau,parts of kogi, kwara will constitute arewa republic with our capital in abuja.. one north one destiny!

I guess northwest geoppolitical zone will constitute Arewa but I do not think entire northeast geopolitical zone will be part of Arewa. However, Islamic Republic of Arewa must look for another capital city because Abuja has already been taken.

Islamic Republic of Arewa can not have entire Niger State as you postulated in the above post.
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by Nobody: 2:22pm On Jan 02, 2014
Kaura you lied pretty well. For your information the original inhabitant of abuja are gwagyi, kwandara, bassa- nge, basa- ko, and so many other minor tribes in that vicinity. Abuja as a whole is an extraction of land from kogi, niger, benue,old plateau, and niger state . Though much land was estracted from niger state.
You should also note that abubakar was the emir of the present day suleja. Formerly sule-ja used to be known as abu-ja. But when the fct was named abuja, the emirate town decided to use the name suleja which derived from suleman the red who was also fair in complesion and a for emir of that dormain.
You should also understand that those various ethicity have thier various kings which existed before the coming of the hausas from zaria. The various rulers in karshi, bwarri, karu, gwagwalada, abaji, garki, kwali, kuje etc are not hausas/ fulani or kanuri, they are of gwarri, kwandara or any other minorirty tribes. Mind you most of these rulers are christain and muslems, with close ties to tradition. Even zuba chiefdom is led by the koro element
Mind you queen Amina of zaria ones tried to conquare these people in time past and lost her life.
If you should check your history very well you will also know that abuja (present day suleja) would have been sacked by the jihadist who regrouped at kotangora, if not the bravery of the koro gwarri -genge, kwandarra and some bassa element who defend the young emirate. Mind you it was in this battle that the founder of suleja emirate lost his life.

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Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by superstar1(m): 2:34pm On Jan 02, 2014
We own 80% of the estates and land in Abuja. Abuja is a no man's land. Abuja is FG, while Hadejia Zaria, Aba, Onitsha, belongs to hausa/fulani --- oh sorry sorry, that was a typo. I wanted to write sokoto, birnin Kebbi and nnewi. cheesy grin cheesy grin

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Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by Nobody: 2:47pm On Jan 02, 2014
[size=16pt]About[/size]

The Federal Capital Territoryis the home of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The territory was formed in 1976 from parts of former Nasarawa, Niger, and Kogi States and it is in the central region of Nigeria, bordered to the north by Kaduna State, to the east by Nassarawa State, to the south-west by Kogi State and to the west by Niger State.
The Federal Capital Territory lies between latitudes 8o 25'N and 9o 20'N and longitude 6o39'.
Phase 1 of the city is divided into five (5) districts - Central, Garki, Wuse, Maitama, and Asokoro. Phase 2 is divided into five (5) districts - Kado, Durumi, Gudu, Utako and Jabi. Phase 3 districts is divided into four (4) districts - Mabuchi, Katampe, Wuye and Gwarimpa.


[size=16pt]History[/size]

The land of Abuja was the southwestern part of the ancient kingdom of Zazzau (Zaria). The name"Abuja"was derived from Abu Ja, a brother to Muhammadu Makau, the last hausa ruler of Zaria. Makau had left Zaria after being defeated by the Fulani and settled in the area now known as Abuja. In 1825 his brother Abu Ja succeeded him as the 62nd King of Zaria.
The full name of Abu Ja was Abubakar (shortened to"Abu" ) and the name Ja was given to him because he was light in complexion ("Ja"means red or fair in Hausa). Hence he became known as"Abu-Ja","Abu the fair one"(other sources claim that the name"Ja"was derived fron the last name of his father which was"Jatau" ).
Abu Ja built a new capital for his Kingdom and named it"Abuja"after himself.
In August 1975 the then Federal Military Government under Late General Murtala Muhammed convened a panel of experts,under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Justice T.A. Aguda, to study and advise on the desirability of retaining Lagos as the Federal Capital of Nigeria.
The panel was also empowered to recommend a suitable alternative location should it determine that the Federal Capital be moved from Lagos. Abuja was not the only place considered, several areas such as Okene, Kafanchan, Markurdi, Ile, Auchi and Agege were also suggested. The panel's recommendations for the setting up of the new Federal Capital City, at Abuja(carved out of three states Niger Plateau and Kogi (formerly Kwara)), were accepted and the Federal Government then promulgatedDecree number 6 of 1976 which created the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

[size=16pt]In that case, Abuja is a Hausa/Fulani land since most part of it was part of Zaria, Kaduna state[/size]

And if Nigeria is to be divided, then we will name our country Arewa; United African Emirate(UAE)
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by Nobody: 3:05pm On Jan 02, 2014
everywhere for igbo's dictionary na no man's land

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Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by solomon111(m): 3:12pm On Jan 02, 2014
Though it was completely built and developed with niger-delta money,we're ready to release it to the North if that's what it takes for the north to seccede and leave us alone.
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by Nobody: 3:13pm On Jan 02, 2014
phantonce: everywhere for igbo's dictionary na no man's land


grin grin grin grin grin grin

LMAO...
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by Nobody: 3:14pm On Jan 02, 2014
solomon111: Though it was completely built and developed with niger-delta money[b],we're ready to release it[/b] to the North if that's what it takes for the north to seccede and leave us alone.

Please define the WE and US in your comment..
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by solomon111(m): 3:17pm On Jan 02, 2014
ilugunboy:

Please define the WE and US in your comment..
You don't have the capacity to understand even if i defined it.
Though you can be certain that the 'we' and 'us' does not involve the SW.

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Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by superstar1(m): 3:22pm On Jan 02, 2014
Usbeel: [size=16pt]About[/size]

The Federal Capital Territoryis the home of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The territory was formed in 1976 from parts of former Nasarawa, Niger, and Kogi States and it is in the central region of Nigeria, bordered to the north by Kaduna State, to the east by Nassarawa State, to the south-west by Kogi State and to the west by Niger State.
The Federal Capital Territory lies between latitudes 8o 25'N and 9o 20'N and longitude 6o39'.
Phase 1 of the city is divided into five (5) districts - Central, Garki, Wuse, Maitama, and Asokoro. Phase 2 is divided into five (5) districts - Kado, Durumi, Gudu, Utako and Jabi. Phase 3 districts is divided into four (4) districts - Mabuchi, Katampe, Wuye and Gwarimpa.


[size=16pt]History[/size]

The land of Abuja was the southwestern part of the ancient kingdom of Zazzau (Zaria). The name"Abuja"was derived from Abu Ja, a brother to Muhammadu Makau, the last hausa ruler of Zaria. Makau had left Zaria after being defeated by the Fulani and settled in the area now known as Abuja. In 1825 his brother Abu Ja succeeded him as the 62nd King of Zaria.
The full name of Abu Ja was Abubakar (shortened to"Abu" ) and the name Ja was given to him because he was light in complexion ("Ja"means red or fair in Hausa). Hence he became known as"Abu-Ja","Abu the fair one"(other sources claim that the name"Ja"was derived fron the last name of his father which was"Jatau" ).
Abu Ja built a new capital for his Kingdom and named it"Abuja"after himself.
In August 1975 the then Federal Military Government under Late General Murtala Muhammed convened a panel of experts,under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Justice T.A. Aguda, to study and advise on the desirability of retaining Lagos as the Federal Capital of Nigeria.
The panel was also empowered to recommend a suitable alternative location should it determine that the Federal Capital be moved from Lagos. Abuja was not the only place considered, several areas such as Okene, Kafanchan, Markurdi, Ile, Auchi and Agege were also suggested. The panel's recommendations for the setting up of the new Federal Capital City, at Abuja(carved out of three states Niger Plateau and Kogi (formerly Kwara)), were accepted and the Federal Government then promulgatedDecree number 6 of 1976 which created the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

[size=16pt]In that case, Abuja is a Hausa/Fulani land since most part of it was part of Zaria, Kaduna state[/size]

And if Nigeria is to be divided, then we will name our country Arewa; United African Emirate(UAE)


THE STORY OF ABUJA - HISTORICAL

The present Suleja was formally known as Abuja, a sparsely populated town with a population of about 500,000 people; it was completely rural with little or no infrastructure until the enactment of Decree No. 6 of 1976.

Before the 1976 Decree, a committee ('The Aguda Panel')was commissioned to go round the country in search of a suitable location for the New Federal Capital with two major points of reference; a region that is sparsely populated and that is centrally located. And the region now known as Abuja met these requirements and hence became the recommended location for the New Federal Capital.

The acceptance of the recommendation of the committee, led to the enactment of Decree No. 6, of 1976, the Federal Capital Territory Act, and this became the blueprint for the re-location of the new Federal Capital from Lagos to Abuja.

The town originally known as Abuja was later renamed Suleja, while the name “Abuja” was reserved for the capital-to-be.

In order to realise the objective of developing Abuja, the new Capital City, into a masterpiece on the African continent, the Federal Government established the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) as the sole agency vested with the responsibility of planning, designing and developing the city.


Stop lying here. The world knows that the GWARI people owns Abuja land. If hausa/fulani wants to claim Abuja of the Abubakar of Emir of Zauzzau, that will be present day Suleja.

Present day Abuja was formerly Suleja.

Well, we in SW careless about what you do with Abuja after the disintegration of the country. That is your cup of tea with GWARIs and north central people. Mind you, Gwaris are more related to Nupe than Hausas. It is not even Hausa/Fulani, because Hausas are the slaves of the fulanis -according to well documented history. Hausa/Fulani is just for numerical advantage effect, they are both individually different ethnic groups with fulanis as the ogas.

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Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by geeez: 3:23pm On Jan 02, 2014
solomon111: You don't have the capacity to understand even if i defined it.
Though you can be certain that the 'we' and 'us' does not involve the SW.

Is it the 'we' we or attaché we?

Are you truly from the Niger Delta or the Niger Erosion?

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Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by superstar1(m): 3:31pm On Jan 02, 2014
solomon111: Though it was completely built and developed with niger-delta money,we're ready to release it to the North if that's what it takes for the north to seccede and leave us alone.

You for go fight for it before nah?

No be FG property and no man's land again?
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by kaura5000: 3:35pm On Jan 02, 2014
gwaris and hausas have no problem..gwaris are northerners not middlebelters tell me whats relationship between ibb who is gwari and a berom say from plateau and i must repeat it here that hausas have emirs the present day fct abuja
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by Nobody: 3:37pm On Jan 02, 2014
solomon111: You don't have the capacity to understand even if i defined it.
Though you can be certain that the 'we' and 'us' does not involve the SW.

Keep fooling yourself there...

You will end up here as the b.utt of jokes.

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Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by kaura5000: 3:38pm On Jan 02, 2014
superstar1:
THE STORY OF ABUJA - HISTORICAL
The present Suleja was formally known as Abuja, a sparsely populated town with a population of about 500,000 people; it was completely rural with little or no infrastructure until the enactment of Decree No. 6 of 1976.
Before the 1976 Decree, a committee ('The Aguda Panel')was commissioned to go round the country in search of a suitable location for the New Federal Capital with two major points of reference; a region that is sparsely populated and that is centrally located. And the region now known as Abuja met these requirements and hence became the recommended location for the New Federal Capital.
The acceptance of the recommendation of the committee, led to the enactment of Decree No. 6, of 1976, the Federal Capital Territory Act, and this became the blueprint for the re-location of the new Federal Capital from Lagos to Abuja.
The town originally known as Abuja was later renamed Suleja, while the name “Abuja” was reserved for the capital-to-be.
In order to realise the objective of developing Abuja, the new Capital City, into a masterpiece on the African continent, the Federal Government established the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) as the sole agency vested with the responsibility of planning, designing and developing the city.
Stop lying here. The world knows that the GWARI people owns Abuja land. If hausa/fulani wants to claim Abuja of the Abubakar of Emir of Zauzzau, that will be present day Suleja.
Present day Abuja was formerly Suleja.
Well, we in SW careless about what you do with Abuja after the disintegration of the country. That is your cup of tea with GWARIs and north central people. Mind you, Gwaris are more related to Nupe than Hausas. It is not even Hausa/Fulani, because Hausas are the slaves of the fulanis -according to well documented history. Hausa/Fulani is just for numerical advantage effect, they are both individually different ethnic groups with fulanis as the ogas.
continue denying but at this point you cant deny that suleja emirate provide most of the land in present day abuja...go educate yourself goat
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by DerideGull(m): 3:50pm On Jan 02, 2014
Those of you clamoring that Abuja and Lagos belonged to their ethnic enclave seemed to forget there is word known as indemnity. In the case Nigeria disintegrates, the nation states that received Abuja and Lagos must agree to indemnity or face war and other diplomatic measures
Re: Abuja Capital Of Arewa Republic by Nobody: 3:53pm On Jan 02, 2014
DerideGull: Those of you clamoring that Abuja and Lagos belonged to their ethnic enclave seemed to forget there is word known as indemnity. In the case Nigeria disintegrates, the nation states that received Abuja and Lagos must agree to indemnity or face war and other diplomatic measures

War from who?

You will declare war against two or more sovereign countries at the same time...?

Dede...you are getting rather old for this your constant call out to war.....you want shrapnels to be lodged into your brain again? undecided

BTW ...Happy new year.

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