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Re: Abuja – A Dream CameTrue

Hello sir.

I read your piece today  on Daily Trust and it is quite educative.

Do you have more articles on Abuja? I am writing a project on Ressettement and Compensation Plan of Abuja original inhabitants and its  effects on development of FCT.

I will appreciate your assistance, please.

Thank you.

Mrs Adesanya Lawrita Ukamaka

I wrote a lot on this subject. Some about 10 years ago. It will be difficult for me to get most of the articles for you. However, I will help you with some of the topics, it will help you in your inquiry at the Daily Trust newspaper:

  1. Travails of the FCT Indigenes I and II. 4th March 2007 and 28th March 2007.
  2. FCT Genesis of Its Creation I and II. 25th April and 2nd May 2007.
  3. Abuja How the Name and Land were Acquired. 21st November 2007.
  4. The Compensation Conundrum and Accelerated Land Grab. 30th April 2008.


Re: The FCT Floods and Emerging Trends

The most extreme rains of today are set to become more commonplace : Research Highlights

Very heavy rainfalls that are rare in our current climate are likely to become more common as precipitation patterns shift in a warming world.

Scientists have projected that climate change will increase average global precipitation, because in a warmer atmosphere the air has higher concentrations of water vapour. For the same reason, the heaviest downpours of the future might be even more drenching than the most intense rains of today.

Gunnar Myhre at the Center for International Climate Research in Oslo and his colleagues investigated whether global warming might also change the frequency of extreme precipitation events. Using historical weather records and climate-model simulations, the team found that the heaviest precipitation events of today will probably occur almost twice as often with each further degree of global warming.

The total amount of precipitation from extreme weather events is therefore also likely to roughly double per degree, with potentially severe impacts on societies.

From: Abubakar Alhassan


Re: Nocturnal Disturbance as a Business

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatAllah Tpl Umar,

I read your article in the Daily Trust of Monday 4th November. It’s so sad and unfortunate that the authorities are unable to save us from the menace of these ‘gardens’, which are night clubs and churches. I live in Gaduwa Estate, Gudu district. Right behind my house is a drainage canal and Bush, which has been converted into night clubs and churches. The loud noise from the churches is 24/7, while that of the night clubs starts at 7pm until 2am every day of the week.

We, the residents of the street, have written to AEPB, Parks and Gardens and Development Control but nothing has been done. We were told by some people that the owners of these churches and clubs have their agents in all this agencies.

We have given up and are living in terrible circumstances.

Do you have any advice on how to get some reprieve?


M.A. Elbaff.


 Dear Elbaff

Nocturnal disturbance in the City is a cankerworm, getting rid of the menace strongly requires political will. This administration has been dealing with these types of infractions ever since it came. Channel your complain to the office of the Coordinator Abuja Metropolitan Management Council, it will be approprietely adressed.


Re: Politics of Capital City and the ‘No-man’s’ Land Concept

My dear brother,

I hope this meets you well. I am Martins Oloja@‘The Guardian’. I read and enjoyed your seminal article on capital city land ‘no man’s land’. I am a researcher on Abuja and Lagos. You may not know me. I was at the City Gate in Abuja on Dec 12, 1991 when Gen. IBB  moved the capital to Abuja… I have written extensively on LAGOS and ABUJA…

I am persuaded that you have more documents than was written.

I would like to meet you any time soon if you are in Abuja or Lagos.

Thanks for the illuminating article

From: Martins Oloja


 Re: The Rumble in Abuja Tourism Development Board

You wrote and supported my predicament then when the Board status was challenged. That is by the way, thanks a lot. I am now into consulting and teaching in The Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa. I had just started a PhD online. My Research is “A Survey of preferences and experiences of family at Children Parks in FCT Municipal Council and I would very much appreciate your counsel and support. I have you in full regards for more than a decade now. kindly forward me your phone numbers.

Thanks a lot. Wassalam A M Idris FITP

From Abdullahi M Idris


 Dear Idris

The FCT Administration has produced and gazetted a policy, known as FCT PARK POLICY 2019. It will guide you on all you need on parks in the FCT, their classifications and all other information.

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