capital city of Nigeria

Abuja is a city in Nigeria. It is the national capital of Nigeria. Around 2.5 million people live there. Abuja is in the middle of the country, in the center of the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.

Abuja gate

The capital of Nigeria used to be Lagos, but it was moved to Abuja in 1976.

Abuja is a planned city, which means that architects designed it specifically to be Nigeria's capital city. Construction of the first parts of the city was finished in the late 1980s.[1]


  1. Oke, Steve (9 October 2016). "History of Abuja - How it Was Created & Chosen as Nigeria's Capital".