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Megan Fowler Bridge
The Chad Basin National Park
About Chad Basin National Park Famous among the farmers, fishermen and herdsmen in the area, the Chad Basin national park spans a total area of 2,258km2. It is a combination of the following reserves: the Chingurmi-Dugoma Game Reserve, Gorgoram and Zurgun Baneri Forest Reserves, and Bulature Oasis. Some of the animals seen in chad basin national park include; the resident black crowned crane (Balearica pavonina) which is in plentiful but is considered vulnerable. The helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris) is also plentiful. Demoiselle cranes (Grus virgo) visit in the winter, as well as large numbers of white storks (Ciconia ciconia). Safety This is a very safe location but guests are advised not to feed the animals alone. Things to Do/What to Bring Enjoy the tropical sun and the spectacular view of the animals moving about freely in the park. Cameras and a picnic set can be taken along to the park. Best features Variety of wildlife on show which makes for a spectacular viewing. Most Common Visitors Tourists, Fun seekers, Nature enthusiasts, researchers. Why You Should Visit Its closeness to nature, the relaxing ambience.
ABOUT Aso Rock is a large outcrop of granitic rock located on the outskirts of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The Aso Rock is a 400-metre (1,300 ft) prominent monolith with a peak height of 936-metre (3,071 ft) above sea level. It is one of the city’s most noticeable features. The Nigerian Presidential Complex, Nigerian National Assembly, and Nigerian Supreme Court are located around it. Much of the city extends to the south of the rock. “Aso” means victorious in the native language of the Asokoro (“the people of victory”) ethnic group. Aso Rock was the site of the 2003 Aso Rock Declaration, issued by Heads of Government of the Commonwealth during the CHOGM held in Abuja. It reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s principles as detailed under the Harare Declaration, but set the ‘promotion of democracy and development’ as the organisation’s priorities SERVICES Aso Rock, Abuja, you could attend an official function or ceremony,work or sight see. BEST FEATURES Aso Rock, Abuja has a cool beautiful environment and security is taken very seriously as well BEST TIME TO VISIT The official time to visit Aso Rock, Abuja is from Monday to Friday (8am – 4pm) and any other time fixed by President WHO CAN VISIT Common visitors include government officials and authorized personnel SAFETY Aso Rock, Abuja is a very safe place to Visit
Millennium Park, Abuja
One of the largest parks in Abuja with its serene environment, Millennium Park is the perfect choice when looking for a place for picnic, dog walking or bird watching.
Wonderland Amusement Park and Resort
National Children’s park and zoo
Does your child know that male Ostriches are black in color while the female ones are grey colored? If No, the national children’s Zoo is a fun, educative place to excite your child’s mind and to also give impressions that will last a life time.
Abuja National Mosque
Abuja national mosque with its rich Architectural design is a place of worship for the Muslim faithfuls. It should also be noted that Non-muslims are also allowed in except during prayers.
About Aso Villa (officially The Aso Rock Presidential Villa) is the workplace and official residence of the President of Nigeria since 1991, when Nigeria moved its capital from Lagos to Abuja. It is located at Yakubu Gowon Crescent, The Three Arms Zone, Asokoro, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria. Several names that are used for Aso Villa include: State House, The Rock and The Villa. The Aso Rock villa is the most protected presidential state house in Africa. The most powerful man in Nigeria lives in the Aso Villa and it is from here that the bulk of the nation’s decisions occur. The rock on which the villa is built is an impressive 400-meter monolith which is the most noticeable feature of the town. The beautiful palatial residence was completed in 1991, the same year the military junta of Ibrahim Babangida relocated the national capital from Lagos to Abuja. Aso Villa encompasses the 400 meter monolith Aso Rock, located within the Three Arms Zone of Abuja metropolis. In 1976 the Military Government of Murtala Mohammed took the decision to relocate the Federal Capital from Lagos by a committee under the leadership of Justice Akinola Aguda which recommended the creation of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the center of the country and its proclamation to this effect was issued on February 3, 1976. Akinola Aguda House (formally named on October 1, 1983) was originally conceived as a Presidential Lodge & Guest House Complex and hosted the first ever formal Cabinet Meeting held outside Lagos, only days after Abuja hosted Nigeria’s Independence Anniversary celebrations for the first time, in October 1982. President Ibrahim Babangida, who took office in 1985, commenced construction of a new Presidential residence and in 1991 the Aso Rock Presidential Villa was completed and President Babangida became the first Head of State to occupy it, in on December 12, 1991. Upon completion of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa the Aguda House became the Vice Presidential Complex, and has remained so till date — apart from the period between 1999 and 2007 when the Vice President lived in a Residence that has since been transferred to the Judiciary as Official Quarters for the Chief Justice of Nigeria. In 2010, construction of a new Vice Presidential Residence commenced. The Residence has yet to be completed the Buhari administration has said it is not a priority. Today the Presidential Complex, located in the Three Arms Zone of the Federal Capital Territory, consists of the Main Presidential Villa (Office and Residence of the President, and Offices of the Vice President and Wife of the President), the State House Conference Center, State House Annexe, and the Akinola Aguda House. The old Presidential Lodge in Marina, Lagos, was handed over to the Lagos State Government in 2017. The villa is currently under the protection of the Presidential Guard Brigade which perform ceremonial and protective duties for the president. The brigade performs public duties in a weekly changing of the guard ceremony outside the villa. Services Asides the villa being the residence of the president, other activities like the plenary session takes place within the villa. Best Features The villa has the Presidential Complex, National Assembly, Supreme Court, Abuja National Mosque, Nigerian National Christian Centre, Zuma Rock, Millennium Tower. Who Can Visit Visiting the villa is strictly on invitation. Best Time To Visit If you’re looking to catch all the great moments at Aso Rock, then you should visit this place in the day, between 8 am and 5 pm, as this the period when government functions like plenary at the Senate, House of Assembly, Children’ Parliament as well as proceedings at the Supreme Court are carried out at Aso Rock. Safety The Presidential Villa has the first roadblock manned by a surfeit of security agents – police, army etc. It is heavily guarded.
Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
The Abuja airport named after the first president of Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikwe, is the main airport serving the capital city. It has both an international and a domestic terminal which share the same runway.
Arts and Craft Village
The arts and craft village aims to represent the diverse and beautiful culture of the Nigerian people via expressions of paintings, beadworks and sculptures.
Ibrahim Babaginda International Golf and Country Club
It was the early 1980’s and Abuja had recently been made the capital city. Officers were making constant trips to Lagos to play golf. In a bid to stop these short trips, the idea of a standard golf course where officers could enjoy their game was birthed and thus it came to be that the Ibrahim Babaginda golf course was formed. Since then, it has grown to be a prestigious tourist and recreational center in the capital city.
The Bank Abuja
In Abuja for a business meeting and feel like unwinding after that successful presentation? Check out this high profile and executive lounge. You just might catch your favorite artiste dancing along with you.
With meals prepared by professional Chinese chefs from Mainland China and private dining rooms, Sinoni Restaurant provides the best oriental meals to experience the best Chinese cuisine in Abuja
Mirage Hookah Lounge
With a balcony that overlooks the city, a well-grilled meat, a bottle of your favorite drink and soft soothing music in the background, this is the ideal place for after-work relaxation
Jabi lake offers an inexpensive way to have fun with the family, enjoy a date or simply get lost in the pages of a book.