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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by BUTTERMILKSUGAR: 1:23am On Nov 04
Danwakae:



Kwara is not among...before some part of kwara will make up Abuja , all Niger state must have been abuja
kogi was not in existence when the federal capital was created.
Kogi was still part of kwara then

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by Burgerlomo: 1:37am On Nov 04
Sambisa cool
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by naijacentric(m): 2:52am On Nov 04
JonDon12:


And of course he got a Yoruba man Akinola Aguda to do it for him. Only an Afonja will take state capital out of his own land and give it to Hausa man. Born Backstabbers.
this why the east is the most homogenous part of naija u guys play bitter politics terrible!!!

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by debasco1(m): 2:55am On Nov 04
Niger state...

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by content208: 2:56am On Nov 04
Danwakae:



Kwara is not among...before some part of kwara will make up Abuja , all Niger state must have been abuja

That's because you never knew that kogi state was formerly part of kwara state.

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by lexy2014: 3:46am On Nov 04
JonDon12:


And of course he got a Yoruba man Akinola Aguda to do it for him. Only an Afonja will take state capital out of his own land and give it to Hausa man. Born Backstabbers.

FCT was created long b4 IBB became president. IBB only hastened moving from Lagos to Abuja because of d orkar coup d previous year. It wasnt IBB that asked aguda to create federal capital

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by lonelygem(m): 4:19am On Nov 04
On August 8, 1975, a panel was set up under Justice Akinola Aguda to examine the options for a new capital city. One political option was to move the capital and in so doing, meet two criteria: to locate it both in 'neutral' territory not associated with one particular or influential ethnic group into and 'centrally', making it equally accessible to all Nigerian and facilitating administration.

The panel examined the suitability of the dual role of Lagos as a state and as a federal capital and recommended in its report that the capital city of Nigeria be relocated to a new federal capital territory sized approximately 100 x 100 kilometres in the geographical centre of the country, at Abuja. THE LATTER WAS THE NAME OF A NEARBY VILLAGE THAT WAS RENAMED SULEJA, with Abuja reserved instead for the capital-to-be.

On February 5, 1976, Decree no. 6 (henceforth known as the federal capital territory act) was issued, sounding the starting gun for the move to a new capital that was "a symbol of Nigeria's aspirations for unity and greatness".

Planning the new capital was entrusted to the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) of Nigeria as a new legal entity that was given the mission of "building and administering the new Federal Capital" a brief that extended to constructing and maintaining "roads, railways, sidings, tramways, bridges, reservoirs, water courses, buildings, plants and machinery and other works as may be necessary.

In June 1977, the FCDA commissioned a team of international planning consultants to draft a master plan for the new Federal Capital of Nigeria, and a little more than 18 months later, the blueprint was published.

The City was to be built in four phases, the first was scheduled to commence in 1980 and to provide space for 230,000 inhabitants by 1986, the capital was scaled OVERALL FOR A POPULATION OF 1,600,000 - and expandable sideways of 3,000,000. with a "Central Area" at its heart.

The latter had two wings, which contained a total of eight essential self-contained sub-cities like pearl on a string-forming a backbone of the future rapid transit lines. It also boasted the "Three Arms Zone" made up of the National Assembly (Legislative), the Presidential Complex (Executive), and the Supreme Court (Judiciary).

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by furio: 4:54am On Nov 04
It was Obasanjo's idea. Abuja is Obasanjo's baby. As commissioner of works doing Gowon's regime, Obj was worried about the congestion in Lagos. He also felt that Lagos proximity to the ocean was a security threat. He campaigned for the creation of a new capital that would be central and would have a master plan (to avoid the mistakes of Lagos). Gowon approved the concept, Murtala approved the location, whilst Obj's regime brought it to reality by kick starting its development. He selected Justice Akinola Aguda to head the team that chose and worked out the modalities for a new federal capital. Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun (a Lagosian) was the first FCT Minister/Commissioner and the only Southerner to occupy such position till date.
Bleiz:
I wasn't IBB's idea. The idea predated him. I think it started during the latter days of Gowon or the years of Murtala. IBB simply implemented it

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by orisa37: 5:13am On Nov 04
murphyibiam15:
Does anyone have answer to this?



Niger, Kaduna, Nassarawa, and Kogi States.
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by Enemyofpeace: 5:37am On Nov 04
Kwara, Nasarawa, niger, plateau and kaduna
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by funshint(m): 5:45am On Nov 04
It's a combination of Niger, Kaduna and Plateau states.
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by mcayomind(m): 6:08am On Nov 04
naptu2....... where art thou?
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by anataala(m): 6:09am On Nov 04
North western state. That is the present Sokoto State. quote author=murphyibiam15 post=83713722]Does anyone have answer to this?[/quote]

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by drealzum(m): 6:12am On Nov 04
It was part of old Plateau state that comprises of Nasarawa. Then some parts were cut from Kogi like Abaji area council with Ebiras.
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by naptu2: 6:14am On Nov 04
mcayomind:
naptu2....... where art thou?

grin

People are mentioning states that did not exist when Abuja was created. Abuja was created by Murtala Muhammed, who also created 19 states.

Abuja was carved out of Niger state and Niger State was carved out of Kwara, Benue-Plateau and North-Western states.

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by ibietela2(m): 6:24am On Nov 04
furio:
It was Obasanjo's idea. Abuja is Obasanjo's baby. As commissioner of works doing Gowon's regime, Obj was worried about the congestion in Lagos. He also felt that Lagos proximity to the ocean was a security threat. He campaigned for the creation of a new capital that would be central and would have a master plan (to avoid the mistakes of Lagos). Gowon approved the concept, Murtala approved the location, whilst Obj's regime brought it to reality by kick starting its development. He selected Justice Akinola Aguda to head the team that chose and worked out the modalities for a new federal capital. Mobolaji Ajose-Adeogun (a Lagosian) was the first FCT Minister/Commissioner and the only Southerner to occupy such position till date.

If it's supposed to be central, free from religious and tribalism why are all the ministers Muslims?
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by West2019(m): 6:30am On Nov 04
sokoto Benue kogi Ilorin makurdi lokoja and kwara
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by juola(f): 6:52am On Nov 04
HajiMT:
Please note that the old Kwara State donated Abaji part of the FCT.


Kwara is among...before some part of kwara will make up Abuja , all Niger state must have been abuja
Kogi state and some part of Niger state was part of old Kwara state.

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by kokomilala(m): 7:00am On Nov 04
Very intriguing question. I read an article some years back where it was stated that the issue of indigenes of Abuja had been put to bed because Abuja was carved out of 3 states: KOGI, NIGER and PLATEAU STATES.
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by Chu2k2: 7:06am On Nov 04
Kogi, Nasarawa, and Niger States
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by naptu2: 7:08am On Nov 04
drealzum:
It was part of old Plateau state that comprises of Nasarawa. Then some parts were cut from Kogi like Abaji area council with Ebiras.

There was no Kogi State in 1976.
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by naptu2: 7:09am On Nov 04
Chu2k2:
Kogi, Nasarawa, and Niger States

Kogi and Nasarawa states did not exist in 1976.
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by Yorubasareslave: 7:11am On Nov 04
wahles:

from parts of the states of old Kwara, Niger, Kaduna and Plateau States with the bulk of landmass carved out of Niger State.
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by k2money(m): 7:23am On Nov 04
Kayharry:
How Abuja Was Chosen as Nigeria’s Capital
The problems associated with the capital being in Lagos, such as population pressures, political and ethnic divisions, led to the search for a new capital in 1976. Abuja was selected from among 33 possible sites.

Physically located in the centre of the country and viewed as neutral both ethnically and religiously, it is where culture and religion meet.

The criteria used for selection included: centrality, healthy, climate, land availability and use, water supply, multi-access possibilities, security, existence of resources, drainage, good soil, physical planning convenience and ethic accord.

The Emir of Abuja at the time, Alhaji Suleiman Barau, was asked to meet with his Emirate Council to approve contributing four of the five districts to Abuja to become the new capital.
The council was divided as some districts considered it too much of a sacrifice; but at the end, they approved the request from the Federal Government.
Thus, the Abuja in Niger State contributed 80% of the land of the territory, Plateau State (now Nassarawa State) contributed 16% of the South east territory and Kwara State (Now Kogi State) contributed about 4% of the south-west territory.
Educative quote not like some bigot posting negative things about the Nation and some idiot posting afonja arewa and ipod. Those fools need to go for brain transplant

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by adelekeolu(m): 7:23am On Nov 04
Bleiz:
It wasn't IBB's idea. The idea predated him. I think it started during the latter days of Gowon or the years of Murtala. IBB simply implemented it

Tribalism Envy and Jealousy will not allow him to read his books of history
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by ABOVEDELAW: 7:24am On Nov 04
MURTALA TO BE PRECISE.
Bleiz:
It wasn't IBB's idea. The idea predated him. I think it started during the latter days of Gowon or the years of Murtala. IBB simply implemented it

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by Sterope(f): 7:42am On Nov 04
Yes, his mum is from there. His dad is Yoruba. He must have been an absentee father.

Passionate888:
I remember watching his interview with Charley Boy on tv (zoom time), he said he is from Gwari or Gbagi
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by Niyinficient(m): 7:45am On Nov 04
ibietela2:


If it's supposed to be central, free from religious and tribalism why are all the ministers Muslims?

You have a lot reading to do. Abuja has nothing to do with the numbers of minister. Go and do ur research on how ministers are chosen.
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by Brunicekid(m): 8:11am On Nov 04
JonDon12:


And of course he got a Yoruba man Akinola Aguda to do it for him. Only an Afonja will take state capital out of his own land and give it to Hausa man. Born Backstabbers.
The matter is beyond tribe... Aguda recommended Abuja based on selected factors like geographical location, land mass, centrality of region, bla bla bla...

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by springer: 8:15am On Nov 04
And of course he got a Yoruba man Akinola Aguda to do it for him. Only an Afonja will take state capital out of his own land and give it to Hausa man. Born Backstabbers.[/quote]

We did that to avoid turning Oduduwa lands to NO-MAN'S-LAND. The only stateless people in Nigeria are the original owners of Federal Capital Territory Lands. That is why it was carved from many states and many tribes with gwari as major tribes. Who is FCT Governor? Does the minister come from FCT region?

Igbo's must listen to Igbokwe and learn National Politics. FCT Lands belongs to all Nigerians while Lagos belongs to Oduduwans while South Easterners are our tenants on determined tenancy.

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Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by Danwakae(m): 8:17am On Nov 04
content208:


That's because you never knew that kogi state was formerly part of kwara state.


You don't have knowledge about those states and their borders...I don't have time to start educating u
Re: In Which State Was Abuja Before It Was Made The Nation's Capital? by Danwakae(m): 8:24am On Nov 04
BUTTERMILKSUGAR:
kogi was not in existence when the federal capital was created.
Kogi was still part of kwara then


Even at that , No part of OLD KWARA is part of ABUJA which is mainly from Niger state( Gwari and Gbaggi tribes)...Google the land mass to see , I am used to those area , I don't need Google to know that.

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