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Abuja: Capital of Nigeria
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria located in the centre of the country within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It is a planned city and was built mainly in the 1980s, replacing the country's most populous city of Lagos as the capital on 12 December 1991. Abuja's geography is defined by Aso Rock, a 400-metre (1,300 ft) monolith left by water erosion. The Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court and much of the city extend to the south of the rock. Zuma Rock, a 792-metre (2,598 ft) monolith, lies just north of the city on the expressway to Kaduna.

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Hundreds loot warehouse as Nigeria protests continue [Video]

Hundreds loot warehouse as Nigeria protests continue

Hundreds of people carried sacks from a warehouse in Bukuru, near Abuja in Nigeria on Saturday, despite the president's call for calm in the country after unrest sparked by police brutality in the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

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