Capital change Lagos/Abuja
jnorgard at Prodigy.Net.mx
Mon Jan 10 04:18:33 UTC 2000
I'm not sure if there exists a rule that the tzdata files should use the capital of a country as base e.g. "Europe/Copenhagen" when there is only one time zone in a country. However, if that is the convention which is followed, it might interest you that Nigeria apparently changed capital in 1991 from Lagos to Abuja.
My best source (there are plenty) is http://www.usia.gov/regional/af/sectrp99/infonige.htm which mentions the date for the capital change as being 12.th. of December 1991:
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note: on 12 December 1991 the capital was officially moved from Lagos to Abuja; many government offices remain in Lagos pending completion of facilities in Abuja.
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