The BBC report, Alex Preston wrote a wonderful report where he completely insulted Nigeria. The story is entitled, “Nigeria's Unfinished Capital Built on 'Stolen' Land,” with the pictures.
Below is an article written by Alex Preston for BBC News
When one of Nigeria's long line of military rulers, General Olusegun Obasanjo, seized the land on which Abuja was to be built in the late 1970s, he could hardly have imagined that the city would remain unfinished 35 years on.
Abuja has a makeshift, haphazard feel to it: A place of bureaucrats and building sites, its streets eerily empty after the buzz of Lagos or the enterprising bustle of Kano.
It is one of the most expensive cities in Africa, and one of the most charmless.