Compliments of the season and a Happy New Year
Dr. Godwin Ibe and family wish you #compliments of the season and a #Happy #New #Year
Some Interesting Facts about year #2021
Even if you slept all through the year, we got you covered! Wait for it! You can add your own! ?
1. Egypt discovered the 'Lost golden city', a 3,000-year-old city that was lost to the sands of Egypt and this has been hailed as one of the most important archaeological findings maybe since Tutankhamun's tomb. The city dates to the reign of Amenhotep III, one of Egypt's most powerful pharaohs, who ruled from 1391 to 1353 BC.
2. People will toast the New Year at 38 different times during 26 hours around the globe!
3. The Kiritimati atoll in Kiribati is the first place on earth to enter the New Year!
4. Baker Island will be the last place on earth to toast the New Year, 26 hours after Kiritimati!
5. About 25 percent of the world's population will enter 2022 at the same time when the clock reaches midnight in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and Western Australia.
6. In 2021, Archaeologists Discovered the World’s Oldest Jewelry, a Set of 150,000-Year-Old Snail-Shell Beads in Morocco. They were probably worn as necklaces or bracelets.
7. 2021, After several years at No. 2 and one at No. 3, Canada finally climbed to the No. 1 spot for 2021 in the Best Countries rankings in both the Quality of Life and Social Purpose subrankings.
8. In 2021, there is a wider age Gap on Gender Rights. Younger people surveyed were less likely to agree with the following statement: "Women should be entitled to the same rights as men." With a sample of about 1,600, only 85% of respondents aged 18-24 agreed, substantially lower than the 91.4% of the more than 17,000 overall global respondents. In 2021, men (74.76%) were much more likely than women (63.3%) to say that married couples should have children if they can according to a global survey.
9. February 10 - After traveling through space for seven months, China's Tianwen-1 probe successfully reaches Mars and enters the planet's orbit.
10. On 17 February 2021, bandits attacked a school in Kagara, Niger State, Nigeria abducting 27 students and killing one pupil in the process. This would be the first major attack on a school in 2021
11. March 19 - Tanzanian Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan is sworn in as the country's first female president, two days after the death of President John Magufuli, one of Africa's most prominent Covid-19 skeptics, was announced.
12. March 23 - The Ever Given (owned by Evergreen), a 224,000-ton vessel, runs aground in the Suez Canal. The resulting traffic jam disrupts global supplies including oil and leads a huge backlog in logistics. The vessel is fully dislodged on March 29.
13. May 16: Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala became the first African woman to win the UEFA Champions League, after coming on in the 71st minute as Barcelona Femenino thumped Chelsea 4–0 in the final of Europe’s number one women’s football club competition. The four-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year enjoyed a perfect year with Barcelona, helping them win the treble for the first time in the club’s history.
14. May 21: the Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, Lieutenant General, Ibrahim Attahiru, and 10 others died in an air crash. He had barely spent five months in office and died in the NAF Beechcraft B300 King Air 350i crash near Kaduna International Airport. While an interim report into the crash has been submitted, Nigerians await the final report which the Nigerian Air Force promised to make public.
15. May 29 - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson marries fiancée Carrie Symonds in a secret wedding at Westminster Cathedral in London.
16. June 5: The General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Joshua (popularly known as TB Joshua) died on Saturday, June 5, 2021, just seven days to his 58th birthday. His death increased the church’s social media following by over 600,000 and the week-long burial which was held in July 2021, at the church in Ikotun, Lagos, was met by an outpouring of millions of testimonies and tributes from 195 countries of the world.
17. June 5: Nigeria suspends Twitter barely days after it deleted a controversial tweet by the President.
18. June 10: Buhari inaugurates Lagos-Ibadan railway service
19. June 29: FG announces Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest
20. July 19: Sunday Igboho was arrested
21. July 28: Tokyo shame: 10 Nigerian athletes were disqualified
22. August 16: Signing of the Nigerian Petroleum Industry Act
23. October 25: Nigeria launches eNaira
24. November 24 - Three German political parties seal a deal for a new government, with left-leaning Olaf Scholz set to become the next chancellor, following lengthy coalition negotiations and a historic election that sees Angela Merkel stepping down after 16 years at the helm.
25. December 20: Nigeria's President Buhari rejects the Electoral Act amendment bill
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-Dr. #Godwin Ibe (Godwin Ibe)
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Some info from Punch Newspapers