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    At the Fourth West African Universities Athletics Championships ending in Lagos on Saturday, Major-General Yakubu Gowon was the guest of honour, and Mrs Victoria Gowon presented the medals and prizes.

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    At the Fourth West African Universities Athletics Championships ending in Lagos on Saturday, Major-General Yakubu Gowon was the guest of honour, and Mrs Victoria Gowon presented the medals and prizes.

    The University of Ife, one of six Nigerian institutions of higher learning taking part, won both women's and men's competitions.

    As well as Nigeria, six other West African nations - Dahomey, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Senegal and Sierra Leone - took part.

    SYNOPSIS: Nigerian Head of State Major-General Yakubu Gowon was the guest of honour on Saturday on the final day of the fourth West African Universities Games, held at Lagos University.

    Universities took part from seven West African countries, two of them French-speaking ones. Nigeria the host nation had by far the biggest contingent, with men and women athletes from six of its institutions of higher learning.

    The Nigerian University of Ife won both the men's and women's competition. Ogunjobi took the 800 metres title for Ife comfortably...

    Ghana University took the men's hockey. Here Mrs Victoria Gowon presents them with their trophy.

    And here she presents the team from the University of Abidjan with their award for winning the men's basketball competition.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE9MCK33904PZL18IUE2ZJBQTT
    Media URN:
    VLVAE9MCK33904PZL18IUE2ZJBQTT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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