The Abuja Food Expo - Dont Miss the Celebrity Cook out, Eagle SQ #Abuja


The Food Expo is coming to the nation’s capital  today. A 3-day community based event, creating awareness about food and use involvement within the agricultural sector. An event aiming to create excitement about agricultural opportunities amongst the Nigerian Youth, possibly leading to increased participation within the industry, an essential measure to ensure the long-term sustainability of expansion of Nigerian agricultural production and process capacity.

With a proposed variety of avenues and platforms, the Food Expo plans to relate with young people by engaging them in creative conversations centered on agriculture, helping them make well informed decisions about getting involved in the agricultural sector. Different activities shall be incorporated into the program to entertain yet educate the youth, such as workshops, a “Young Entrepreneur Challenge” and a “Celebrity Cookout” with confirmed celebrities such as Stella Damasus, Timi Dakolo, Nse Ikpe-Etim and Chigurl and confirmed participating radio stations. Alongside the education and entertainment aspect, food companies and other famous brands such as Dangote, Nestle, Heinz, Maggi, Grand Cereals, Vita Milk, Tropica, Scanfrost, Frutta, Pringles, Snickers Chocolate, 7Days Croissants, and so much more to show case and sell their products to Expo participants at extreme discounted prices with even Special Royal Farms with their knock-off prices on fresh produce of food, fruits and vegetables.

This is the ultimate Christmas bargain exhibition not to be missed. From Christmas hampers, tomatoes, yam, even ugu, it is definitely the Christmas shopper’s paradise!

This jam-packed festival, celebrating local farmers, chefs, companies and organizations who work to better our food system and encourage the youth to participate in Agriculture, will be held December 7th to the 9th at Eagle Square, Abuja.

An event not to be missed! For more information, please visit: Twitter @FoodExpo or call 08088017995

5 distinct Eateries that have sprung up in Lugbe, Abuja

By Blessing Mills, guest writer / Blogger


Nigeria is a huge country with an assortment of tribal groups. Just as the Nigerian culture is varied and diversified, so also is the food recipes and cuisine. All the different ethnic groups in Nigeria have peculiar ways of cooking food as well as the staple food by which they are known.


Yes, that is the case even though foods like rice and eba/soup are general and are eaten by all the ethnic groups, their manner of preparing these foods still vary from tribe to tribe and from one ethnic group to the other. All the Nigeria food recipes are a combination of local food, fruit, vegetables, fishes and meats of different types and kinds.

Abuja, the federal capital territory, is packed full with Nigerians from different ethnic groups and cultures that have left their original villages, towns and states in search of greener pastures. These people of course carried with them their various traditions and cultures into the city, cuisine, food recipes and eating habits inclusive. This has led to the springing up of a variety of eateries which serve the needs of the people of different cultures and ethnic groups as well as international visitors or residents within the city.

Looking at the city center of Abuja Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which could rightly be termed the “Fastest growing city in Africa” one could hardly believe that there will be communities within the locality of Abuja that aren’t as developed as the city center.

However, the high cost of living within the city gave rise to many satellite towns in Abuja among which is Lugbe.    


Lugbe is a densely populated area with top class, middle class and lower class individuals living within the area. Many people, who work within the city center, live in Lugbe as a result of its close proximity to the city center and due to the cost of living within the city center. Consequently, Lugbe has become a bee hive of activities with people engaging in different activities to make ends meet.

Eateries, restaurants and fast food business as well as local “suya” sellers, “akara”-bean cake makers and local “mama put” sellers are also flourishing and booming. Lugbe has in fact become one of the major trading centers of Abuja. Among the majority of eateries that have sprung up in Lugbe are restaurants and fast Foods making a variety of Nigerian and African food recipes and cuisines as well as intercontinental dishes.

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You will find English dishes, Local Nigerian/African dishes, and assorted international dishes- mixed /American, Indian and Chinese cuisines among many others. If you ever happen to be in Lugbe, do not hesitate to visit some of these eateries, you will find them useful and helpful. These eateries can make your breakfasts, lunches and dinners divine and ecstatic moments. The food is always freshly cooked and the environment clean and tidy.

Some are experts in a variety of sea food especially fried rice and fish. You are sure to get an excellent in house service as well as outdoor services. You can also book their “take away services”. They are always hungry for your feedback, be it positive or negative to help improve their services and that is why they are ever ready to assist whatever your feeding needs are. However, we are just going to give you 5 different eateries among the vast majority of eateries in Lugbe to enable you make a choice when you need their services.

These five eateries are:

1. BIEN VENUE FAST FOOD Plot 290, 1st Avenue, FHA Estate, Off Airport Road, Lugbe, Abuja Beside Ngab Filling Station, Bama Road Lugbe, Abuja. Phone 08023193144 Fax 08023193144

2. MR. BIGGS Located close to Plot 556A, 4th Ave Federal Housing Estate Lugbe Abuja Local foods and intercontinental foods and snacks

3. BV FAST FOOD: Lugbe FHA, Abuja, Nigeria Located close to the Federal Housing Estate bus stop -while coming into Lugbe from the city center And on the same straight road

4. HILL TOP STOP OVER RESTAURANT 4th Avenue, FHA Estate Hill Opp. Corner Shop, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT

5. TEEKLES RESTAURANT: Suite 1, Block 49, Neighborhood Shopping Centre, E Complex, FHA Estate, Phase II, Lugbe, Abuja, FCT

Nigeria Now Art Soiree, holds in Abuja on Dec 1st 2012, RSVP required for attendance.

Dear Art  Lovers,

Its been an amazing year and so we have decided to top it off with an exciting final show.

For this show we have decided to bring you not one but TWO FEATURED artists, as well as an array of other new and established artistic talents.


The show will feature NEW WORKS
by Ayoola Gbolahan and Bob Nosa Uwagboe.

Other artists exhibiting include Nyemike Onwuka, Juliet Ezenwa, Tyna Adebowale Victoria Udondian, Temitayo Ogunbiyi, Tonie Okpe and numerous others.

This time we will also be bringing you an exciting performance by one of the best Yoruba Bata drumming troups in the country.

Featuring the well know Bata master Chief Muraina Oyelami
Will perform at 6pm

Drinks and light snacks will be served.

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RSVP is required to only guests on the Security list will be admitted. A donation of 1000Naira is suggested.

The Nigeria Now Art Fund is a not for profit group established to support emerging Nigerian artists. We look forward to receiving your confirmation, and spending a memorable evening with you.

Nigeria Now

Now open, Games City in Gwarinpa, For the latest arcade games & XD cinema. TEL 08163808087

Eltengi Plaza, 1st Avenue, Along Agete Hotel road Gwarinpa Abuja.

Tel 08163808087  or 08053531150 or 07088107210















Games City

Abuja is a new arcade in Gwarinpa set on two levels. 


A rooftop section with all the latest electronic arcade games and  a family-friendly eatery to keep you fueled.

The ground floor section houses the 1st XD cinema in Abuja plus another

 restaurant.   It is an ideal location for that fantastic birthday party  or a well deserved school excursion.  















Teens, pre teens, younger children and even adults will find all the latest coin/ card operated computerized games, very exciting while the retro-minded will find some classic old fashioned games appealing.




The upstairs tends to be a haven for the active games and younger children, give it a try today. For that unique activity in Abuja, get the Games City experience.

Hurry , book your events at a Newly Opened Events centre near Asokoro, The Sassy J events Venue



Sassy J  events centre was recently opened near  Asokoro, on Lord Luggard street Area 11, Garki Abuja . The   event centre is one of the  newest event centres In Abuja, it renders a variety of services ranging from in-house event management  to outdoor catering and hiring of marquee.


With a well-positioned 50 by 100 massive marquee arched windows and  a fully kitted  quality interior decor and breath taking Air-conditioning, you can host  anything from 400 to 1000 guests; it’s simply the solution for everyone.

It also has ample parking space and a massive standby generator to ensure constant power supply during your function.


An Added advantage is, they run a clean and classy outside-garden/bar which allows guests the option to have a drink and chill out in  the natural green  surroundings.







  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Cocktail events
  • Birthday parties
  • Corporate functions
  • Conferences
  • Political Functions


Lord Lugard Street Area 11, Garki, Abuja


Total filling station, Asokoro

Contacts: 08023060233,  0818598828,  08050423321

BEER BARN, Abuja. 72 Aminu Kano crescent wuse II - Call 08033113559



A lot of people talk about how they want the perfect drink and if at all it exists. It does infact, they do .

A lot of beverages are perfect if consumed in the right place,with the right people.

And sometimes with the right food.

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So it was only right that our vision was to create the perfect atmosphere that would inspire with warmth amaze with design and cater to you with comfort and service with the right drink.

This is the result a place to relax wine and dine or just kick back with friends and have a good time.
A place to be.



Theres no place like Beer Barn.



Abuja recently witnessed the unveiling of the newest sports bar, Beer Barn located in Wuse II, conveniently situated on 72 Amino Kano Crescent between Kryxtall Lounge and Zermatt Wine shop.


Beer Barn is already making a name with their selection of global beer brands and signature cocktails. They also have an exceptional selection of distinctly prepared nibbles in small plates.


Beer Barn is dedicated to remaining a sports bar that delivers unforgettable experiences to every guest. The unique atmosphere is filled with passionate bartenders that pour their heart and soul into their specialty cocktails including mojitos and margaritas made from the highest quality ingredients.

 A good variety of beers and over 20 wines available to round out their impressive beverage menu.


An ideal location for your  after hour office functions you should make sure you check out the unique jukebox and pool tables in the bar.    













The verandah is another unique feature of this bar you would enjoy and finally, Ladies, this sports bar is rumored to have one of the best toilets.





For more information about Beer Barn contact:  Tony 08033113559


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