Nigeria@62: IBB tasks youths on Nigeria’s history knowledge

Former President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida

As Nigeria marks its 62nd independence anniversary, retired Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, has challenged youths to strive for more knowledge about its past. Babangida told newsmen on Friday in Minna that a good knowledge of the nation’s history would guide the youths in their search for a better Nigeria. According to him, it is necessary for the youths to know what Nigeria’s founding fathers went through to keep it strong and united. “Seven years after independence, we went through a civil war and came out of it. The…

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AFCON 2021: Mukansanga makes history, leads all-female referees


Rwandan–born referee, Salima Rhadia Mukansanga, will make history when she becomes the first woman to referee a match at the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Tuesday. A statement on the CAF official website said Mukansanga, 35, will take charge of the group stage match between Zimbabwe and Guinea on Tuesday at 17:00 local time (16:00 GMT) at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde. She is part of the quartet selected as match officials at the match; making it the first time ever that an all-women team officiates…

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