Abdusalam Abubakar (GCFR)
General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, (GCFR), will be 80 on Tuesday August 17. He is the second longest serving Military ruler in Nigeria, the first being General Yakubu Gowon (GCFR), who ruled Nigeria from August 1, 1966 to July 29, 1975.
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Nigeria central bank digital currency (CBDC), the eNaira, has gone live after an official launch by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. Buhari launched the eNaira at the State House in Nigeria's capital Abuja after a previous plan to unveil the digital currency on October 1 was put on hold. "We have become the first country…