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Oct 27, 2015
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Any Update
by: Jide

Please who has update on the centenary city, is any thing happening there?
Has construction started?
Hope this will not be another abandoned project?

Oct 10, 2015
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(You are the One) and the Chinese Employment Market Case Solution
by: (You are the One) and the Chinese Employment Market Case Solution

This site and the resources you provide is really nice keep it up.

Sep 03, 2015
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A dirty game
by: Anthony Banks

Another dirt game is about to take event in the capital city.How come FG wants a city inside a city?A tax free zone,etc?Is a game bcos when you develpe a city, within a capital territory and thesame time giving it the freezone status, automatically you have created a first class and second class citizens.Can someone tell me how can a civil servant in FCT,with a minimum wage salary afford a bottle of coca cola in centenary city? talkless of fare deal in starting businessmen, along the two cities.
If the - master idea - was to celebrate our 100yrs of "stupidity",then why not locate the project within the costal cities,to atracts tourism,trans-ocean cruise and mega yachts. most attractive cities in the world have waters. Is a dirty game to defend and promote Arab intres. Would it have sound the same if the investor wr Chinesse or Jewish? My guess is as good as yours.The game is to devaluate our capital, so that in a nearby future this wolves will return to buy the remains and finish the game. No billionaire or millionaire loves paying tax,finish!!

Aug 28, 2015
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PMB gives node to Centenary City
by: Anonymous

The Presidency Friday in Abuja said it welcomed an assurance from the Centenary City PLC that all original inhabitants of the site had been fully compensated.

Speaking after being briefed by the Chairman of the company's board of directors, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, and members of its management team, Buhari praised the Centenary City's main development partners from the United Arab Emirates for having enough confidence in Nigeria to agree to invest about $18.5 billion in the project.

A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu said‎ Buhari also welcomed the assertion by Abubakar and his team that the project would create about 250,000 direct jobs in the Federal Capital Territory and about half a million indirect jobs.

The president noted that skills, expertise and vast experience that would be brought into country to build the Centenary City on the Dubai model, would also be of immense benefit to Nigeria's overall development.

He said that he looked forward to regular updates on the Centenary City's development.

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo who was also present at the briefing, said that the issue of the rights of the original inhabitants of the site acquired for the Centenary City had been of concern to the present administration.

"We are glad that it is being handled," he said while welcoming the assurance that compensation had been paid to those who would be displaced by the project and that the issue of their relocation was being addressed.

Abubakar and the management of the Centenary City also told Buhari and Osinbajo that the project would be totally private sector driven.

While briefing journalists after the meeting with the president, ‎Managing Director, Centenary City PLC, Dr Odenigwe Ike Micheal‎ said the president was impressed with the project.

Dec 13, 2014
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Enquiry.
by: Grace O

As a public servant,how can I buy a 3 or 4 bedroom fully detached bungalow in the centenary city and how much to it cost?.

Sep 10, 2014
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misplaced priorities
by: Mr. Mafe

The problem with this country is misplaced priorities; there was a similar project set up by the FCT called Abuja Technology Free zone which is sited at lugbe and up till date not a single building has been erected. The federal government is now coming up with a similar project where billions of naira would also be wasted.
Abuja is the administrative hub of Nigeria and should not be commercialised. Site these projects in other states so that development of support industries is encouraged.

Aug 13, 2014
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Compensation
by: Abayi

Please I need an information on how government intends to compensate those of us with land in that area please.

Aug 05, 2014
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NIGERIA MUST STANDOUT
by: UMAHI CYPRIAN

I am proud of the brains behind this great idea, and i believe with my whole heart that this project will see the light of the day and also give birth to more development. i must be part of this team to contribute my own idea and support.

NIGERIA MUST SURLY STANDOUT AS A COUNTRY AND ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WHOLE WORLD.

Jun 25, 2014
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DAY DREAMS
by: Just Me

This whole concept looks like my idea of FANTASY. I hope someone is not riding in a cable car at the moment. Time will tell.

Jun 25, 2014
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President Jonathan Performs Ground breaking ceremony of Centenary City.
by: Anonymous

President Goodluck Jonathan on 24th of June 2014 performed the ground breaking ceremony of the centenary city Abuja. He said that the centenary city will kick off with a 10-storey building and added that the concept of the city will include presidential archives.

“It will be a city of elegance, unity and hope. We want Nigerians to appreciate our journey of 100 years,” Jonathan said.

He expressed delight that what started as a dream was now becoming reality, adding that “we are developing the city for security, and to be free trade zone.”

Also speaking, the chairman of the Centenary City Plc, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, said the project will create 69,000 jobs and 250,000 construction jobs.

He noted that the city is being designed in a way that ranks it among the big cities in the world and that the model unveiled was in line with that vision.

According to him, “The board had worked diligently in concluding the first phase of the project,” adding that the issue of compensation of the indigenes was still ongoing.

Abubakar added that Sterling Partners was appointed as legal advisers, Price Waterhouse Coopers as financial consultants, while the official marketers for the centenary activities is Messrs DDB, Lagos.

On his part, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, said his ministry would be working hand-in-hand with the the group to ensure high quality infrastructure in the area. It will also maintain five per cent equity share in the project.

Bala said while all certificates of occupancy have been issued, the administration does not expect any hitches in the execution of the project.

Also speaking, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, noted that the city is not a housing estate but an economic project which Eagles Hill properties has the sole responsibility to fund at no cost to government.

Apr 23, 2014
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BALA SIGNS AGREEMENT ON ABUJA CENTENARY CITY
by: FCTA

The FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed CON, has signed an agreement for the development of the Abuja Centenary City in commemoration of the 100 years of Nigeria nationhood.

The agreement was signed between the FCT Administration and Centenary City Conglomerate chaired by former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Friday in his office at Area 11, Garki I District, Abuja.

Senator Mohammed said that the Centenary City was an initiative of the Federal Government to provide qualitative houses for Abuja’s rapidly growing population and to commemorate the centenary celebration of Nigeria.

The Minister disclosed that the sum of N2.976 Trillion (18.6 billion US Dollars) has mopped up to develop the 1,200 hectares of land earlier earmarked by the FCT Administration for the purpose.

According to him, a total of N1.2 billion had been paid being 100 percent compensation for economic trees of the original inhabitants as well as structures of some Non natives situated there.

He reiterated that 20 percent of the plot has been earmarked for residential houses while 80 percent is for mixed use and commercial purposes.

The Minister emphasized that the Federal Capital Development Authority, which is the custodian of the Abuja Master Plan, would be working hand in hand to ensure high quality infrastructure in the area.

Senator Mohammed noted that the FCT Administration would maintain 5 percent equity share in the project.

The FCT Minister of State, Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, FCT Permanent Secretary, Engr. John O. Chukwu fnse, and the FCDA Executive Secretary, Engr. Adamu Ismaila witnessed the brief ceremony.

Feb 22, 2014
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Board of the Centenary City Plc Pays Courtesy Call to Mr. President
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The Board of the Centenary City PLC, led by the Chairman, General (Rtd). A. A. Abubakar, GCFR, and representing twenty-two private sector investors paid a courtesy call to His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR to reiterate their readiness to actualize the Centenary City project - one of the legacy projects promised the nation during the Flag Off ceremony of the Centenary Celebration on the 4th of February, 2013.

Prominent among the board members is His Excellency Mohammed Ali Alabbar, Chairman of EMAAR Group based in Dubai, UAE. Other members of the Board that came for the visit included Prof. Ben U. C. Aghazu representing IBETO Group; Mr. Monabe Mitee representing One Plus Holdings Nigeria Limited; Dr. Pam Obaze representing Kandeed Construction and Engineering Limited; Mr. Olatunde Ayeni representing Olutoye Estate Development Limited; Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, SAN, CON representing Atlantic Golf International Limited; Mr. Ugochukwu Nkwocha representing Mulak Ventures Limited; Mr. Marks George representing Julius Berger Investment Limited; Engr. Hani T. Saliba representing NAEL and Bin Harmal Hydroexport (UAE); Dr. Musa A. Musa representing the FCDA; Mr. Emmanuel Uchola representing Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment; and Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr. representing Globacom.

The Centenary City is expected to signpost the Nigeria of the future, leveraging world class urban development as a tool for securing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and signalling a new economic awakening across the entire country. By the end of its 10-year development Lifecycle, this revolutionary and expansive urbanization project is expected to create over 55,000 well-paying jobs, attract over half a million visitors daily and accommodate a residential population of about 150,000 people. The Centenary City is envisioned as a business, leisure and tourism destination, driven by the Private Sector. The structure of the City is inspired by other Model cities across the globe that are insulated from the vicissitudes of policies and broken infrastructure that characterize the poorly run cities around them.

Dec 03, 2013
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centenary a failure
by: Anonymous

Y buy a bicycle for a child who dint perform well in his exams....d amalgamation of the southern n northern protectorate since d year 1914,is a failed experiment by our colonial masters...till today,derz this segregation of d hausas not wanting to b governd by d ibo's, d ibo's wanting power,d south south looking for proper marginalization...I see dis city as a change of live for d rich n mighty..education is not working,derz no peace,light can b d tin of d pass,yet we celebrating a centenary dats a failure....wat ave we got to show d world for d past 100 yrs.if not civil war,series of coup,riots,terrorism,high crimes, excessive looting etc.

Nov 23, 2013
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Great Initiative
by: chima ucheya

Very visionary, futuristic and yet practical! Great private sector-driven initiative. The challnege is to designa program with sufficient promise and potential to excite and incenticise the private sector on the sound business reasons to invest in this hub.

Sep 27, 2013
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ENCOURAGE INDEGENOUS ESTATE DEVELOPERS
by: NGY

The ACC is a good project but the SGF should ensure all developers who bought land from Amac AND IT IS BEING COLLECTED FOR CENTENARY PROJECT IN THE NAME OF OVERIDING PUBLIC INTEREST BE RESETTLED QUICKLY AS SOME OF THIS DEVELOPERS BORROWED MONEY FROM BANKS TO EMBARK ON THIS PROJECTS GIVEN THE HIGH INTEREST RATE FURTHER DELAY ON RESETTLING THIS DEVELOPERS WILL LEAD TO LOSING THEIR INVESTMENT LET CHARITY BEGIN AT HOME WE ARE BUSY BEGGING FOREIGN INVESTORS TO COME TO THE DETRIMENT OF LOCAL INVESTORS LET US LEARN TO LOVE OURSELVE FOR IF WE CANT SHOW LOVE TO URSELVES WE MAY NEVER BE ABLE TO CONVINCE THE FOREIGN INVESTORS THAT THEIR INVESTMENT IS SECURED.

Apr 02, 2013
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Sounds good
by: Anonymous

This doesn't sound bad after all. Though our problem in 9ja is not planning, its proper inplementation.

Apr 02, 2013
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Over-subscribed?
by: Anonymous

Is it true that the city has been over-subscribed?

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