City Guide, Abuja
Nicknamed, "Second London", Abuja is Nigeria's new capital. It is a beautiful
city with clean roads, The idea was conceived in 1975 and the seat of government
formally moved to Abuja from Lagos in 1992. It was intended to be developed in four
phases. The first phase had so far been completed. In a few years the city will
have a few million inhabitants, but right now there are only a few hundred thousand.
This means that the city is pretty spread out and there are a lot of half empty
spaces. Abuja is known as the center for unity as a result of its rich culture based
on the lifestyles and people from different tribes.
Close to Abuja you find Zuma Rock, which looks like a pale version of Ayers Rock.
The local population used to attribute magical power to the rock. You can see it
on the way from Abuja to Kaduna - the same road brings you to Zaria and Kano.
Culture and entertainment
The culture is shaped by Nigeria’s multiple ethnic groups. The people of Nigeria
still cherish their traditional languages, music, dance and literature. Many religions
are followed in Nigeria. The constitution guarantees religious freedom. Christians
predominantly live in the south of the country, whereas Muslims live predominantly
in the north.
Food and drink
Nigerian cuisine consists of dishes or food items from the hundreds of ethnic group
that comprise the West African nation of Nigeria. Like other West African cuisines,
it uses spices, herbs in conjunction with palm oil or groundnut oil to create deeply-flavored
sauces and soups often made very hot with chili. Nigerian feasts are colorful and
lavish, while aromatic market and roadside snacks cooked on barbecues or fried in
oil are plentiful and varied.
If you are interested in Shopping in Abuja, you will not be disappointed during
your trip to the region. Abuja, which is the capital city of Nigeria has loads to
offer its tourists. This "planned city" features a number of tourist attractions
like Nigerian National Christian Centre and Nigerian National Mosque. So, while
you are on your Abuja Tours, be sure to indulge in shopping in Abuja. You will be
able to find virtually anything that you need in Abuja. From large local markets,
to convenience stores and supermarkets, the city of Abuja has it all. Some of the
most popular markets are Wuse Market and New Market. You can shop at some of these
shops while on your Abuja Travel.