Hafiz Idris from Borno has joined the special league of Nigerians who went on the international stage and emerged winners.
The Borno state indigene won the 2019 King Malik Durban Quran contest of the world, that was held in Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian, Joel Kachi Benson, won the Lion Award for Best Story at the 2019 Venice Festival for his documentary on the Chibok school girls that were kidnapped by the Boko Haram insurgent group.
His documentary focused on the painful but important story of the abducted girls and what they have had to go through.
During his acceptance speech for the award, Benson said he felt it is important to tell the story of the girls and the pain their parents have had to endure as a result of their absence.
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He said it is wrong for everybody to forget about them and move on like nothing really ever happened.
When speaking with CNN, he said he had an out-of-the world experience when he was announced as the winner and had to walk to the stage. He said that despite the way he felt walking up the stage, he just wanted to remind the world that the experience is still there and unresolved.
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