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Wednesday, 16 November 2011 21:23

Nigeria National Awards in Abuja in pictures

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President Jonathan decorating Dangote President Jonathan decorating Dangote Aso Rock

Nigeria's 2011 National Honours Awards

"The 2011 edition of the National Honours Awards held in Abuja on Monday. With about 364 recipients, the award ceremony took several hours as honourees from diverse fields filed out for the presidential handshake and award. The event, beamed live into homes and offices across the country, saw the awardees well decked out to receive their medals. Although the list of persons selected for the awards by the National Honours Awards Committee has always had whiffs of controversy, the body has at every occasion explained that it selected the awardees from those found qualified among those recommended for the honours."  - The Sun

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN DECORATING PRESIDENT OF DANGOTE GROUP, DR. ALIKO DANGOTE WITH GCON NATIONAL AWARD.

GOODLUCK JONATHAN PRESENTING NATIONAL AWARD TO A NOLYWOOD MEMBER, OSITA IHEME AKA PAWPAW.

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN PRESENTING NATIONAL AWARD OF CON TO THE PETROLEUM MINISTER, DEZIANI ALLINSON MADUEKE.

FROM LEFT, PRESIDENT OF SENATE, DAVID MARK, PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, SGF, ANYIM PIUS ANYIM AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, HON. AMINU TAMBUWAL.

FROM RIGHT, GOV. ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE OF EDO STATE, INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, HAFIZ RINGIM, DG, SSS, EKPEYOUNG ITA, DR. DALHATU TAFIDA, NIGERIAN AMBASSADOR TO BRITAIN, GOV. SHEHU SHEMA OF KATSINA STATE, SEN. BEN OBI AMONOTHERS AFTER THEIR DECORATION WITH NATIONAL HONOUR AWARDS TODAY IN ABUJA. PHOTOS: STATE HOUSE.

President Goodluck Jonathan (l) decorating the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika (CFR) during the 2010 & 2011 National Honours Award at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

"The 355 awards conferred on Monday brought the number of such awardees to 3,924 since the exercise began in 1963.A breakdown of the latest awards showed that one person got GCON, 65 Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON); 38 Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR); 74 Officer of the Order Federal Republic (OFR); 69 Member of the Officer of the Order Federal Republic (MFR); 71 Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON); 28 Member of the Order of the Niger (MON); two First Class Federal Republic Medal and three Second Class Federal Republic Medal. Apart from Dangote, other prominent awardees were the Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal; governors of Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Cross River, Edo, Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Rivers and Jigawa states, Godswill Akpabio, Peter Obi, Liyel Imoke, Adams Oshiom-hole, Patrick Yakowa, Mua’zu Babangida, Rotimi Amaechi and Sule Lamido respectively. There were also Service Chiefs, including the Chief of Defence Staff, Oluseyi Petinrin; Chief of Air Staff, Muhammed Dikko Umar; Chief of Naval Staff, Saad Ibrahim; Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika; traditional rulers, including King Theophilus Jacob Tom Princewill, the Amanyanabo of Kalabari Kingdom and the Okere of Saki, Oba Kelani Olatoyese Larin."  - Tribune

"Nigerian literary icon Chinua Achebe said he rejected an award due to be given to him by President Goodluck Jonathan this week because the political problems in Africa's most populous nation had not been tackled since he snubbed the prize seven years ago." - Reuters

 

Nigerian author Chinua Achebe makes a speech of thanks during an award ceremony in Frankfurt's St.Paul's Church October 13, 2002. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/FilesProfessor Chinua Achebe

 

Picture Sources: PM, Reuters, Tribune, Aso Rock

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