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Knowledge of African history should propel leaders and citizens to have a sense of dissatisfaction for the status quo in order to create a new history that the children will be proud of, Tony Elumelu, chairman of UBA, says. •
The UBA chairman said this during the celebration of Africa Day 2019 at the bank’s headquarters in Lagos. Themed ‘Africa’s History Redefined: Our past, a path to the future,’ the celebration brought together notable names in Africa and Nigerian history – Wole Soyinka,Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Samil Nkhrumah, politician and daughter of the late Kwame Nkrumah, Djibril Tamsir Niane, historian and playwright, Femi Kuti, afro musician and son of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, and Ayo Obe, lawyer and partner at Ogunsola Shonibare. •“After 500 years of suffering, we can’t still be complaining in 2019,” said Elumelu. “I want to see startups from different industries conquering the world.

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