Thursday, September 18, 2014

Full List of National Award recipients


President Goodluck Jonathan has approved a list of 305 Nigerians and non-Nigerians for the 2013/2014 National Honours Award.

Among those to be honoured are the All Progressives Congress National Chairman, John Odigie Oyegun, Service Chiefs and 298 others.

A statement issued on Thursday evening in Abuja by the Director (Special Duties Office), Dr. Adeyemo, M. Tunde on behalf of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, said the Investiture holds by 9.00 am on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the International Conference Centre.

The recipients include Air Marshal Alex Sabundu Badeh, Chief Of Defence Staff, (CFR), Maj. Gen. Kenneth Minimah, Chief Of Army Staff (CFR), Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin, Chief Of Naval Staff (CFR), Air Vice Marshal Adesola Amosu, Chief Of Air Staff (CFR), Alhaji Sulaiman Abba, Acting Inspector General Of Police (CFR), Hon. Justice Bolarinwa O. Babalakin, Fmr. Supreme Court, Judge (CFR), Hon. Justice Abubakar Bashir Wali, Justice Of The Supreme Court, (Rtd) (CFR).

Also in the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) category are Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, Justice Of The Supreme Court (CFR), Hon. Justice Christopher M. Chukwuma – Eneh, Justice Of The Supreme Court (CFR), Hon. Justice Muhammad S. Muntaka Coomassie, Justice Of The Supreme Court (CFR), Hon. Justice John Afolabi Fabiyi, Justice Of The Supreme Court (CFR), Hon. Justice Olufunlola Oyelola Adekeye, Justice Of The Supreme Court (CFR), Mohammed Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser (CFR), Bukar Goni Aji, Former Head Of Service Of The  Federation (CFR), Mr. Danladi  I. Kifasi, Head Of Service Of The Federation (CFR), Amb. Ayo Oke, Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (CFR), Hrm Oba Dr. Victor Ademefun A. Kiladejo, Traditional Ruler (CFR), Chief Philip C. Asiodu, Outstanding Public Servant (CFR), Brig. Gen. Jones O. Arogbofa (Rtd), Chief Of Staff To The President (CFR), Hrh Alayeluwa Oba (Dr.) Jimoh Oyewumi, Traditional Ruler (CFR), Chief Kolawole Babalola  Jamodu, Former Minister/ President Of M.A.N. (CFR), Chief Oludolapo Ibukun Akinkugbe, Entrepreneur (CFR), Chief (Dr.) Emmanuel C. Iwuanynwu, Business Man (CFR), Jimoh Ibrahim Folorunsho, Entrepreneur (CFR).

Other categories for the award are below:

Alhaji Ibrahim Adejoh Idris Former Governor Con Hon. Justice Olatokunbo Oduyinka Olopade Chief Judge, Ogun State Con Hon. Justice Aloy Nweke Nwanko Chief Judge, Ebonyi State Con Hon. Justice Isua Idongesit Nfem Bassey Chief Judge, Akwa Ibom State Con Hon Justice Nasiru A, Ajanah Chief Judge, Kogi State ConHonourable Justice Hakila Yalah Heman Chief Judge, Gombe State Con Honourable Justice Kate Abiri Chief Judge, Beyelsa State Con Alh. Abdulkadir Saidu Tambuwal Grand Khadi, Sokoto State Con Hon. Justice Amina Adamu Augie Justice Of The Court Of AppealCon Hon. Justice Abubakar Jega Abdul-Kadir Justice Of The Court Of Appeal Con Dr. Peter Odili Former Governor Con Engr. Muhammed Abba Gana Former Minister Con Chief Thomas Ikeokwuadem Aguiyi-IronsiFormer  Minister Con Hm Oba (Dr.) Fredrick E. Obateru Akinruntan Traditional Ruler Con Amb. Dan SuleimanFormer Ambassador Con Olorogun Felix O. IbruBusiness Man Con Chief Olusegun Oladipo OsunkeyeChairman, Nestle Plc Con Hon Justice Ali Umar EriFormer C.J. Kogi State/Dg National Judical Institute ConHamidu Gambari Erubu Retired Civil Servant/ Prominet Educationist For Over 50 Years Con Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya Justice Of The Court Of Appeal ConChief John E. Kenneth Odigie Oyegun Fmr. GovernorCon Chief Tom Ikimi Politician/Fmr. Minister Con Ahmad Rufa'i Sani Senator /Fmr. Governor Con Hrh Muhammodu Isa Muhammadu Traditional Ruler/Emir Of Jama'a Con Erelu Olusola I.A. Obada Former Deputy Governor/Former Minister Con Mr. Mutiu Olaniyi A. Sunmonu M.D. Spdc Con Hon. Justice P.D. DamulakChief Judge, Plateau State Con Chief (Dr.) Michael Olawale Cole Former President, Nigerian Institute Of Management Con Chief (Dr.) Mrs. Onikepo AkandeFormer Minister Con Sen. Nkechi J. Nwaogu SenatorCon Sen. Christopher Babajide Omoworare SenatorCon Dame Virgy N. Etiaba Former Deputy / Acting Governor/Educationist Con Senator Iyiola Omisore Fmr.  Senator/Fmr Deputy Governor Con Sen. Marafa Kabir Garba Senator Con Umar Ayinla Saro BusinessmanCon Funso K. Lawal, Oon Industrialist Con Chief (Dr.) Theodore Ahamefula  Orji Governor Con Mallam Isa Yuguda Governor Con Barr. Sullivan Iheanacho ChimeGovernor Con Dr Olusegun Mimiko Governor Con Alhaji Sa'idu Usman Nasamu Dakingari Governor Con Da David Jonah Jang Governor Con Senator Ibikunle Amosun Governor Con Dr John Kayode FayemiGovernor Con Brig. Gen. Raji Rasaki (Rtd) Former Military Administrator Con Mallam Ibrahim ShekarauHon. Minister Con Prof. Chinedu O. Nebo, Oon Hon. Minister Con Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe Hon. MinisterCon Arc. Mike Onolememen Hon. Minister Con Mr. Labaran Maku Hon. Minister Con Hajiya Zainab Maina, Mfr Hon. Minister Con Arc. Musa Mohammed Sada Hon. Minister Con Amb. Bashir Yuguda Hon. Minister Con Mr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike Hon. Minister Con Senator Femi Okunronmu Senator Con Mr. Olatunde John AyeniChairman,  Skye Bank Plc Con Mr. Godwin EmefieleGovernor, Cbn Con Senator George Thompson Sikibo Jp Senator Con Major Gen. Suraj Alao AbdulrahmanForce Commander, Liberia Armed Forces Con Dr. Abduallahi Umar Ganduje Deputy Governor, Kano StateOfr Amb. (Dr.) Martin Ihoeghian Uhomoibhi Permanent Secretary, Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Ofr Kobis Ari Thimnu Ssg, Adamawa Ofr Alh. Sahabi Isa  Gada Ssg, Sokoto State Ofr Prof. Mkpa Agu Mkpa Ssg, Abia StateOfr Garvey Achen Yawa Ssg, Taraba State Ofr Hannatu Inti Ugah (Mrs) Head Of Service, Kaduna State Ofr Maj. Gen. Shehu Usman Abdulkadir Pioneer Force Commander, First African Union And Ecowas Peace Mission In Mali Ofr Bolaji Ayorinde, San Legal Practitioner Ofr Engr. (Chief) Amin Ibrahim MoussalliGroup Managing Director Aim Group Ltd Ofr Chief Gafar Kayode Animasahun Group Managing Director Aim Group Ltd Ofr Pa. Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi Designer Of The National Flag Ofr Mike Agbedor Abu Ozekhome (San) Legal Practitioner Ofr Chief Simon Nsunndu Okeke Fmr. Chairman Police Service Commission OfrHrh. Abubakar Umar Suleiman Traditional Ruler OfrChief Victor Umeh Politician Ofr Alhaji Buhari BalaFormer Minister Ofr Senator Umar Abubakar ArgunguSenator Ofr Prof. Oloyede  Is-Haq Olarewaju Former Vice Chancellor University Of Ilorin Ofr Dr. Gregory Ikechukwu Ibe Visitor Gregory University Ofr Chief Joe Kyari Gadzama, San, Mfr Legal Practitioner Ofr Sir Emmanuel N. Maduekwe Chairman First Tarzan Motors Ltd Ofr Chief Adenigba F. Fadahunsi Rtd Custom OfficerOfr Hrh. Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Foreign Investor OfrJude Nnodum, San Legal Practitioner Ofr Dafe Akpedeye, San Legal Practitioner Ofr Dr. Igwe Aja-Nwachukwu Pro. Chancellor, Ebonyi State UniversityOfr Mr. Erico Monfrini Legal Practitioner Ofr Prof. Peter T. Akper, San Legal Practitioner Ofr Engr. Bekinbo R. Dagogo-Jack Chairman, Presidential Task Force On Power Ofr Amb. Godson Onyemachi Echegile Former Ambassador Ofr Prof. Williams Barnabas Qurix Vc, Kaduna State University Ofr Alahaji Sani Sidi D.G . National Emergency Management Agency (Nema) OfrSheikh Abdulhafeez Abou Religious Leader Ofr Brig. General Nnamdi Okorie Affia Former D.G. National Youth Service Corps Ofr Rt. Hon. Bathel Nnaeka AmadiSpeaker, Pan African Parliament Ofr Dr. Alex C. OttiM.D. Diamond Bank Plc Ofr Engr. M. A. K. Abubakar, Mfr Deputy Chief Of Staff To The President Ofr Lt. Gen. Chikadibia Isaac Obiakor Chairman United Nations Board Of Inquiry In Abiyei Ofr Mr. Mike Omeri Agbo-Omeri Dg. National Orientation Agency Ofr Ukura Samuel Tyonongo, Fca Auditor General For The Federation Ofr Mr. Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla Accountant General Of Federation Ofr Bashorun Seinde ArogbofaEducationist/Author Ofr Mr. John Kennedy Opara Public Servant Ofr Dr. Valerie Azinge Secretary, National Conference Ofr Mr. David Shikfu Parradang Comptroller General Of Immigration Ofr Honourable Arua ArunsiMember, House Of Representative Ofr Prof. Bartholomew Okolo Former Vc, University Of Nigeria Nsukka Ofr Mrs. Catherine Uju Ifejika Managing Director, Britenia–U Nig. Ltd Ofr Faith Tuedor MathewsGroup Managing Director/Ceo Mainstreet Bank Ofr Prof. Kimse Amaebi Biye Okoko Chairman, Committee Of Pro-Chancellors Ofr Prof. Epiphany Azinge Director-General, Nigerian Institute Of Advanced Legal Studies (Nials) Oon Dig Suleiman Dauda Fakai Dig Oon Atiku Yusuf Kafur Dig Oon Emmanuel Onyedikachi Udeoji DigOon Peter Yisa Gana Dig Oon Dig. Marvel Enajero Akpoyibo Dig Oon Abdel Rahman Olajide Akano DigOon Philemon Ibrahim Leha Dig Oon Jalal Ahmad ArabiState House Counsel Oon Hon. Justice Gabziu Ademola Bakre Rtd. Judge Oon Maj.  Gen. Felix O. A. Iorshase (Rtd) Former Provost Marshal Nigeria Army Oon Adamu Muhammed Garin Gabas Permanent Secretary In Jigawa State Oon Chief (Dr.) Fabian Nwaora Business Man Oon Prof. Osita Ogbu Academician Oon Mr. Akinsanya Sunny Ajose Retired Head Of Service, Lagos State Oon Maj. Gen. Sunday Nlemchukwu ChikweFormer Goc 81 Division, Nigeria Army Oon Prof. Israel Olatunji Orubuloye Academician Oon Prof Andrew Jonathan Nok Academician Oon Prof. Cyprian Ogbonna Onyeji Vice Chancellor, Esut Oon Prof. Opeoluwa Oladeinde Adekunle Member Post Graduate Committee, Academic Health Service Computer Of Eastern CapsOon Mr. Oscar Onyema Ceo, Nigerian Stock ExchangeOon Dr. Patrick I. Okpah Business Man Oon Amb. Aliyu Dala Hassan Diplomat Oon Folusho Olaniyan (Mrs)Managing Director, Utc Nig. Plc Oon Mohammed Sani Kallah Researcher Oon Otunba Theophilus Oluwole Akindele Engineer Oon Ben Murray – Bruce (Mr)Businessman Oon Hrm. Ovie Richard L. OgbonTraditional Ruler Oon Sir Steve B. Omojafor Chairman Zenith Bank Plc Oon Mr. Chukwuemeka Godswill Onwuka Chairman Enterprise Bank Oon Alh. Suleiman Yahaya Chairman Nahco Oon Chief (Sir) Emmanuel Umeohia Ceo, Emabumeh And Sons Ltd Oon Abubakar Ladan Zaria Musician Oon Mr. Bernard O. N. Otti Ged Finance And Accounts Nnpc Oon Dr. Aminu Ladan Sharehu Dg/Ceo, National Teachers Institute KadunaOon Mr. Joseph Oluremi Akande Commissioner Fcsc, Abuja Oon Amb. Chukwudi N. Okafor Nigeria's Ambassador To Thailand Oon Mr. Adeyemo M. TundeAccomplished Civil Servant Oon Dr. Shehu YahayaExecutive Director African Development Bank (Adb)Oon Cecilia Akintomide Secretary, Adb Tunisia/   Ivory Coast Oon Mahmood Ahmadu Ceo. Ols Services OonDr. Ado Jimada Gana Muhammad Civil Servant Oon Dr. Abdullahi Y. Shehu Dg. Int. Govt. Action Against Money Laundring In West Africa Oon Amb. Bina Citip SelchumDiplomat Oon Amb.  Esther Audu (Mrs) Nigeria's High Commissioner To The Gambia Oon Manu Garba (Mfr)Chief Coach, Under 17 Football Team Oon Mrs. Beatrice E. Jedy-Agba Executive Secretary Naptip OonObong Michael A. Afangideh Entrepreneur/ PoliticianOon His Eminence Ime A. Umoette Religious LeaderOon Hrm Offong (Eng) Effiong Robin Asabi Traditional Ruler Oon Alhaji Muhammadu Nadada Umar Former Director-General Smedan Oon Alhaji Gimba Ya'u KumoManaging Director, Federal Mortgage Bank Of NigeriaOon Boma Ozobia, Llm Former President Commonwealth Lawyers Association Oon Prof. Shehu Arabu Riskwa Former Vc, Usman Danfadio University, Sokoto Oon Dr. (Chief) David Ogba OnuohaEntrepreneur Oon Ibrahim Mohammed Mera Public Servant/Dcg Customs Oon Peter Dedevbo Coach Under 20 National  Female Football Team Oon Dr. Akilu Ndabawa Secretary Presidential Advisory Committee On National Conference Oon Prof. Abdu Iganiyu AmbaliVc University Of Ilorin Oon Idris Abiodun JawandoRetired Director Engineering Civil And Sanitary Infrastructure Oon Stella Ugboma Prominent Lawyer, Fmr. President Of Fida Oon Mrs.  Katherine Philip Adamu Chief Catering Officer, State House Mfr Hamalai Jummai Gwalem House Keeper, Presidential Wing, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Mfr Mr. Felix Ikumapayi, Fdc Director, Directorate Of State Service (Dss) Mfr Olalekan Odugbemi, Fdc Director, Directorate Of State Service (Dss) Mfr Hon. Faruk Malami YaboHon. Commissioner  In Sokoto State Mfr Hon. Gabriel Hamadama Hon. Commissioner, In Adamawa State MfrElder (Dr,) Mrs. Hannah Odepo-Yama Retired Secondary School Principal Mfr Mr. Knut UlvmoenExecutive Director, Dangote Group Mfr Eng. Yuval LevyGm. Scc Nigeria Ltd. Mfr Hajiya Zainab Abu BelloEducationist Mfr Alh. Kabir Alkali MuhammedAccountant Mfr Prof. Hafez Abubakar Educationist MfrDoukpola Francis Amaebi Banker Mfr Alh. Nuhu Abdulkadir Traditional Ruler Mfr Mr. N. G. PatelIndustrialist Mfr Amb. Adamu Saidu Daura Politician MfrChief (Mrs.) Leila Euphemia Apinke Fowler Legal Practitioner Mfr Kenneth Emeka Nwabueze (Engr.)Consultant Mfr Barr. Joel Sabo Aninge Traditional RulerMfr Blessing Okagbare Athlete, Gold Medallist 2014 Commonwealth Games Mfr Bishop Dr. (Mrs.) Ireyeesoriseone Akumagba Clergy Mfr Chhief (Dr.) Christian Obidinna Ogedazi, Bl Legal Practitioner MfrIdris Ibrahim Ginsau Director In Jigawa State Civil Service Mfr Chief (Mrs.) Doherty Bolajoko BimbolaEducationist Mfr Mr. Udeme Onofiok Ufot BusinessmanMfr Prof. Oluwole Daniel Makinde Scientist Mfr Mrs. Maiden Ibru Publisher Guardian News Paper Mfr Mr. Imeh Usuah Taxi Driver Mfr Dr. Joe Okei-OdumakinHuman Right Activist Mfr Prof. Niyi Akinnaso LecturerMfr Alh. Ahmad Badamasuiy Retired Civil Servant MfrChief (Dr.) Murtala Adebayo Legal Practitioner Mfr Prof. Kevin Michael Ogon Etta Educationist Mfr Rt. Hon. Atoza Ihindan Politician Mfr Adedapo Oluseun Abiodun Akande Business Executive Mfr Mr. Ebere Young Acharaike Media Consultant Mfr Chief (Mrs.) Moji Makanjuola Journalist Mfr Elder Urum Kalu EkeExecutive Director, Public Sector, First Banks Plc MfrMuhammad Babandede Deputy Comptroller General Of Immigration Mfr Davou Timothy Pwajok Executive Chairman Of Afrimines Ltd Mfr Hrh. Haruna Tanko Jibrin Kuje Traditional Ruler Mfr Hrh. Alh. Hassan Attahiru Bungugu Traditional Ruler Mfr Emmanuel AmunekeAssistant Coach, Under 17 Football Team Mfr Nduka Ugbade Assistant Coach,  Under 17 Football Team MfrEmeka Amadi Goalkeeper Trainer Mfr Mr. Engeniusz Lac Howski Chauffer, Nigeria High Commission, Canada Mfr Patience Okaeme Captain, Under 20  National Female Football Team Mfr Chief Mrs. Nkechi Okemini Mba National President, National Council Of Women Societies Mfr Hajia Ramatu Bala Usman Former National President, National Council Of Women Societies Mfr Mr. Kenneth Nnebue Actor Mfr Omotola Jalade Ekeinde Film Maker /Actress Mfr Ajoke Sylva Jacobs Actress Mfr Nnimmo Bassey Environmental Rights Activist Mfr Chief Oladeji Fasuan Retired Permanent Secretary Mon Se-Alabo (Amb) Dagogo Claude-Wilcox Fmr. Ambassador Mon Abraham Ndana Yisa Legal Practitioner Mon Hassan Muhammad Liman Esq, San Legal Practitioner Mon Chief (Dr.) Sylvanus O. Ebigwei Medical Doctor Mon Salihu Sintalma AbubakarPublic Servant Mon Aliyu Omar Civil Servant Mon Hrm. Oba Jacob Olufemi Omolade Jp Traditional Ruler MonHrh. Ezekwo Samuel Chartered Accountant Mon Onuh Isaac Michael Head, Presidential Stewards Mon Ado Ahmad G. Dabino Public Servant Mon Cpl. Solomon Dauda Traffic Warden Mon Mrs.Mairo I. LondonEducationist Mon Odo Claire Kalango Administrator MonDr. Nathaniel Chidi Nwaneri Accomplished Teacher MonOba Michael Adesina Traditional Ruler Mon Alh. Shitu Muhammed Business Man Mon Yusuf KunlePolitician/Youth Mobilizer Mon Egbaiyelo TemitayoTeam Secretary, 2013 National Under 17 Football TeamMon Ayodeji Olarinoye Team Doctor, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Gabriel Oyenuga Team Physiotherapist, 2013 National Under 17 Football TeamMon Morakinyo Abodunrin Team Media Officer, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Suleiman Abubakar Team Coordinator, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Mohammed Kafa Equipment Manager, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team MonMusa Muhammed Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Sunday Alampasu Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Abdulazeez Abubakar Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Uzoho Odinaka Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Zaharadeen Bello Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Aliu AbubakarPlayer, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team MonObasi Chigozie Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Musa Yahaya Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Samuel Godwin Okon Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Chidiebere Nwakali Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football TeamMon Akinjide Idowu Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Salihu A. Baba Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Godwin SaviourPlayer, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Alfa Abdullahi Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football TeamMon Makanjuola Habeeb Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Chidera Ezeh Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Success IsaacPlayer, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team MonKelechi Iheanacho Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Awoniyi Taiwo Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Dennis Okon NyaPlayer, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team MonJaphet Raymond Player, 2013 National Under 17 Football Team Mon Prof. Alashile Abimiku EducationistMon Asisat Oshoala Highest Goal Scorer, 2014 Under 20 Fifa Female Football Competition Mon Aminat Adeniyi Gold Medallist 2014 Commonwealth GamesMon Abdulazeez Ibrahim Gold Medallist 2014 Commonwealth Games Mon Ese Brume Gold Medallist 2014 Commonwealth Games Mon Loveline Obiji Gold Medallist 2014 Commonwealth Games Mon Maryam Usman Gold Medallist 2014 Commonwealth GamesMon Oduayo Adekuoroye Gold Medallist 2014 Commonwealth Games Mon Oluwatoyin Adesanmi Gold Medallist 2014 Commonwealth Games Mon Paul Kehinde Gold Medallist 2014 Commonwealth GamesMon Adekoya Jamiu Police Inspector Frm I Sgt. Jafaru Wadzani Police Officer Frm Ii

Attendance at the investiture, the statement said, is strictly by invitation.

The Accreditation Of All Award Recipients And The Media Will Be Done From Friday 26th To Sunday 28th September, 2014 At Agura Hotel Abuja, Beginning 8.00 A.M. To 8.00 P.M. Daily.

MIMIKO FOR 2013/2014 NATIONAL HONOURS AWARDS


ONDO STATE GOVERNOR, DR OLUSEGUN MIMIKO HAS BEEN SELECTED AMONG OTHER PROMINENT ONDO STATE INDIGENEs FOR 2013/2014 NATIONAL HONOURS.

 

GOVERNOR MIMIKO WILL BE CONFERRED WITH COMMANDER OF THE ORDER OF NIGER (CON) AT THE CEREMONY TO HOLD ON THE 29TH THIS MONTH at the international conference center abuja.

 

OTHER HONOUREES FROM THE STATE ARE THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO THE PRESIDENT, RETIRED BRIG. GEN DEINDE AROGBOFA, (CFR) HIS ELDER BROTHER, BASHORUN SEINDE AROGBOFA, (OFR) THE OSEMAWE OF ONDO KINGDOM AND CHAIRMAN COUNCIL OF OBAS AND TRADITIONAL RULERS, OBA DR. VICTOR KILADEJO (CFR).


ALSO ON THE LIST ARE THE OLUGBO OF UGBOLAND, OBA FREDRICK AKINRUITAN (CON), PROF. NIYI AKINNASO. (MFR), MR JIMOH IBRAHIM, (CFR)AND NOLLYHOOD DIVA, OMOTOLA  JOLADE EKEHIDE, (MFR),ONDO STATE COMMONWEALTH GOLD MEDALISTS AMINAT ADENIYI AND ODUNAYO ADEKUOROYE (MON)

 

 



S’West states announce new Ebola measures in schools

Many states across the South West Zone are putting in place new strategies to contain any outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease in order to meet Monday's resumption date announced by the Federal Government.

In Oyo State, the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Solomon Olaniyonu, said government and relevant stakeholders had put in place mechanisms to ensure that schools resume on Monday.

Olaniyonu told the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan that sensitisation on the disease had been ongoing among the stakeholders.

"Oyo State schools will resume on September 22 as promised because enough sensitisation campaigns has been going on on the disease.

"We have been meeting with all stakeholders including principals, teachers and students," he said.

Olaniyonu also said that his ministry met with the Board of Technical and Vocation Education and the All Nigerian Confederation of Secondary Schools Principals.

The ministry, he added, had deployed top government officials to rural areas to sensitise residents on the disease before resumption of schools.

"If not for the fact that there is no proper demarcation of boundaries, there would have been no fear of Ebola in this state," he said.

He said that the Federal Ministry of Education has requested for the number of schools so that the Federal Government could help out with the facilities needed to fight against Ebola.

Mr. Waheed Olojede, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Teachers in the state, however, told NAN that schools would not resume until adequate measures were in place.

"Until adequate measures are put in place by government to check the spread of the dreaded Ebola virus, no school will resume," he said.He said that apart from the sensitisation exercise carried out by the Ministry of Education, no facility was in place in schools to prevent the spread of the disease.

the President of the All Nigerian Confederation of Secondary Schools Principals in the state, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Ojoawo,  said the resumption date was a source of concern to the body.

She also said preventive kits were yet to be put in place in schools to check the disease.

"If an infected EVD child enters the school, it will just spread like wildfire and this will be very bad," she said.

In Ogun, the state government said it had trained no fewer than 12,000 teachers to handle any possible outbreak of Ebola in schools, ahead of Monday's resumption date.

The state Commissioner for Education, Segun Odubela, stated this in an interview with NAN.

Odubela said that the teachers were drawn from public and private primary and secondary schools in the state.

He added that an additional 3,000 teachers would be trained on Thursday.

The commissioner said that the training programme was facilitated by the state Ministry of Health and some private medical practitioners in the state.

He added that the state had also procured preventive and protective gadgets like hand-gloves and sanitisers for use in the schools.

Odubela said that the state government was already liaising with the Federal Ministry of Education for the procurement of infra-red thermometers to check the temperature of students before resumption.

He explained that the government was also making efforts to ensure that there were clean toilets and running water in the schools.

Odubela said that a special desk had been created in the ministry with a dedicated line for issues relating to the disease.

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PDP BoT endorses Jonathan, approves party’s timetable, guidelines

‎The PDP Board of Trustees on Wednesday endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan as the party's sole candidate for the 2015 presidential election.

Rising from a meeting held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, the board also approved the timetable and guidelines for the party's primaries and national convention.

A former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting which ended in the early hours of Thursday.

Gana was joined in the briefing by the Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, and the PDP BoT Secretary, Mr Walid Jibril.

Gana said members of the board unanimously endorsed Jonathan after the Chairman of the PDP Governors' Forum, Mr Godswill Akpabio, addressed them on the forum's earlier endorsement of the president.

Gana said the PDP governors agreed that none of them would contest for the party's presidential ticket with the president.

He said, "BoT was so informed today about this and that decision by the governors was fully endorsed in a motion by the BoT on its own.

"Having received that news, the BoT also unanimously resolved that because of the excellent work which Mr President has done, he should be the party's sole candidate.

"The decision was also informed by the mature, humble and dedicated way the president has been leading Nigeria.

"When you add to that, the way he has been handling very sensitive national issues, the Board of Trustees is delighted, convinced and overwhelmed by the fact that we have a very impressive candidate.

"Therefore, the BoT also unanimously resolved that President Goodluck Jonathan be the sole candidate of the party in the forth coming election.

"That was unanimously resolved with a standing ovation and the BoT is very excited."

He commended the governors for "their wisdom, maturity and love for the party."

He said, "I want to emphasise that we asked the governors and they said all the PDP governors signed the endorsement document which is going to be presented to the president in another session."

Gana said Akpkabio also confirmed to the BoT members that Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa State phoned him (Akpabio) during the governors' meeting and directed his deputy, who represented him, to sign the document.

The former minister was responding to a question on whether the decision of the governors was in line with the aspiration of some of their colleagues like Lamido, who was reportedly aspiring for the presidency.

Gana added: "In other words, Lamido authorised his deputy to sign on his behalf, and therefore the answer to your question is that he too endorsed that decision.

"We asked the same question and that is the answer we got."

On whether internal democracy had not been compromised, Ekweremadu said democracy was a part of the party, going by its name.

He said, "The name of our party is the Peoples Democratic Party. So, democracy is part of us and we are very conscious of the need to have internal democracy in our party.

"But you must remember that consensus building is also part of democracy. For us in the PDP, we believe that the BoT is the conscience of the party.

"So, if the BoT has agreed to endorse Mr President as the candidate of the party, what we are simply saying is that we are persuading every member of the party to accept that position.

"We are not going to force any person, but we are making a strong statement; we are persuading our people strongly to accept this position for the reasons earlier mentioned.

"It is also important for us to know that we need to reward hard work; we need to reward commitment; we need to reward achievement. We need to reward performance.

"We are borrowing from other democracy, including the United States of America where a sitting president who has done so well is expected to be rewarded by his party with a ticket.

"So, we are building a tradition which we hope that those who will come after us will be able to imbibe.

"This is also within the tenet of democracy, not only in Nigeria but in other parts of the world."

On the new guidelines and timetable for the party's primaries, Gana said the documents would be presented to the party's National Executive Council at its meeting on Thursday for endorsement.

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Kwara, Ondo direct schools to open Monday

The Kwara State government has directed primary and secondary schools to resume on Monday.

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) had directed itsmembers not to resume, until their demands on the control of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) were met.

The Commissioner for Education, Saka Onimago, asked all schools to provide basic hygiene materials, such as washing bowls, soap and towels.

Onimago, in a statement, directed two teachers from each school to undergo training on Ebola prevention, adding that the programme would begin as soon as the federal ministries of Health and Education provide the necessary facilities.

He said the new school fees of N750 per term had been fixed for senior secondary schools, N500 for junior secondary and N250 for primary schools.

Also, the Ondo State government has directed all public and private schools to resume on Monday.

Commissioner for Information Kayode Akinmade, in a statement, said the government has made provision for the safe return of pupils to their schools.

He said the state has lined up activities to sensitise the public, headteachers and teachers on how to prevent the disease.

The statement said scanners would be distributed to schools for early detection of contagious diseases.

The statement said meeting and sensitisation are on-going among education and health officials as well as stakeholders in the primary and secondary education system.

 Akinmade said government has also brought in a disinfection expert from the United Kingdom to train in the prevention of the disease.

But in Niger State, the government has fixed October 10 for the resumption for all schools.

The government said the new date was informed by the Eid-el-Kabirfestival expected to hold in the first week of October.

The new date was announced when Governor Mu'azu Babangida Aliyu received a delegation of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examinations Council (NECO) in his office yesterday.

Aliyu said mostpupils would want to celebrate the festival with their parents, hence the September 22 date will not work.

"Most of the children will want to witness the slaughtering of rams and participate in other post-Sallah festivities," Aliyu said.

He said fixing the resumption date for Friday would enable pupils in boarding schools to tidy their surroundings for classes to begin on Monday.‎

THE NATION

Reps summon Diezani, NNPC GMD, NUPENG over strike

The House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, over the ongoing strike by oil workers in the country.

Also summoned were the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Joseph Dawah, the leadership of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers.

The House issued the summons through its Joint Committees on Petroleum Resources (Upstream)/Petroleum Resources (Downstream); and Gas Resources.

In a statement signed by the three chairmen of the committees in Abuja, the House said it was worried that a strike in the oil sector at this time would adversely affect the country's economy.

Those who signed the document were Mr. Muraina Ajibola (Upstream); Mr. Dakuku Peterside (Downstream); and Mr. Bassey Ewa (Gas Resources).

The statement noted that media reports indicated that members of staff of the NNPC had already embarked on strike.

"The Joint Oil and Gas Committee of the House of Representatives is concerned by the strike, as reported in the media by members of staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation," it said.

The lawmakers observed that as the main driver of the economy, any strike in the oil sector would be costly.

The statement added, "Alive to our constitutional responsibilities, the joint committee has decided to intervene in this matter with a view to resolving whatever the issues may be.

"Accordingly, we have invited the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the affected unions and relevant stakeholders in the sector to a meeting for tomorrow, Thursday, September 18, 2014.

"Given the urgency of this matter, it is our hope that the relevant parties will attend this meeting.

"We enjoin the parties to work with us to resolve their differences in the overall interest of the nation."

The joint committee fixed 11am as the time of the meeting.

Members of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria

Media reports indicated on Monday that a major cause of the looming crisis was the dispute over compliance with the Pension Reform Act, 2014.

The National Pension Commission had already given the NNPC a 12-month grace to ensure full compliance with the law.

On Monday, the Group General Manager, NNPC Public Affairs Division, Ohi Alegbe, had stated in Abuja that the corporation would ensure that the strike was averted.

The NNPC had added that as of 2010, there was N298bn funding gap in the pension scheme, which had been reduced to N85bn in June this year.

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Today in Da Prints (Online Newspapers Headlines Review)

Punch

Tambuwal, Reps flout House resumption time
Reps summon Diezani, NNPC GMD, NUPENG over strike
Amosun, Daniel clash over ex-gov's state of origin
Kano college blast kills 20
2015: PDP governors endorse Jonathan
No US combat mission against IS in Iraq -Obama
Ebola could wreck W'Africa economies -World Bank
B'Haram sponsorship: Ohanaeze defends Ihejirika
Ebola: FG approves N200m for Rivers
75, 000 Nigerian refugees need $34m, says UNHCR
Female soldier sprayed BRT vehicles with petrol – Witness
Power sector needs drastic measures, says Fashola
Fulani gunmen kill 32 in Kaduna
Ebola: Senate urges schools to take precautionary measures
Minister seeks end to outsourcing of local jobs
Nigeria cuts gas supply to Ghana over strike
Workers may get loans from pension contributions
Fuel queues may resurface by weekend
Synagogue: S'Africa sends DNA experts to Nigeria
Fuel tanker explodes in Calabar, kills twodemoadefa.wordpress.com
NDLEA recovers drugs from S'Africa football coach
Ogun police arrest 25-year-old for defiling toddler
Odegbami faults NFF electoral system
Eagles lack hunger for success – Shofoluwe
Competing favourably in a changing business environment
I'm facing hard times – TB Joshua
Getting the most from social media's big four
An encounter with a gay couple
Ebola and Nigeria's winning ways
PDP lacks moral right to question Oshiomhole –APC
Accord confident of victory in 2015 –Ladoja
How Scotland's independence may affect Nigeria
Choosing between buying land or investing in stocks
Economic changes that businesses should explore
Weak laws frustrating fight against pipeline vandalism
IFC, Lafarge, Wartsila to build $400m power plant
Living in denial predisposes to mental illness
Examine your breasts, prevent cancer
Fresh controversy over value of imported cargo
Shipowners may lose N10bn to single vessel ban
No vacancy! Employers shut the door on blind graduates
Ending stigmatisation of Ebola survivors
Inside national library of outdated books

Vanguard
I assisted Daniel to claim Ogun indigeneship — Amosun
Many participants at confab were there for the money— Agbakoba, SAN
Environmental degradation: Lagos seals bank, brothel, three buildings
Stop death sentence on soldiers, Ubani, ex-chairman, Ikeja NBA, tells Jonathan
Nightmare as fuel-laden tankers kill 3 in Calabar
Sierra Leonean human trafficker nabbed in Enugu
Ebola: Rivers schools may not resume yet
Kashamu faults ACF on Jonathan, insurgency
Fayose accuses Fayemi of diverting workers' salary
30% of Keshi's players have no business in Super Eagles – Ladipo
Adepoju: I'm Worried About Nigerian Football
Akpabio Classics: N18m prize money highest in World circuit
Falcons face ejection from hotel
Chelsea frustrated as Huntelaar earns a point
Ebola: Senate tells schools to take precautions
PDP can't question Edo govt expenses— APC
Abia 2015: Abaribe revs up political machine
2015: Lamido absent as PDP govs endorse Jonathan
PDP has impoverished Kogi says APC
2015: Alkali's verification of pro-Jonathan groups in order — Irikefe
Ogbemudia @ 82: Edo unveils statue
PDP dares Amaechi on LG polls
Police arrest man, 25, for raping 3-yr-old in Ogun

The Tribune
Amosun, Daniel in hot exchanges Daniel not an Ogun indigene —Amosun •That's an insult, I'm from Ojelobaye family in Makun-Sagamu —Daniel
It's good that traitors are leaving our party —C'River APC chairman
Kwara's potentialities untapped—Ibrahim
Nigerian presidency not for small boys —Nwanyawu
Vote for independence: Scotland decides today •Mass rallies mark referendum climax •Latest polls suggest results too close to call
Collapsed Synagogue building had no plan —Lagos govt •Death toll now 80
No Boko Haram emir in Gwoza, Damboa —Locals •Say over 400 insurgents killed in separate attacks in Konduga, Ngamdu
Suicide bombers kill 13 students in Kano •We won't keep quiet again —Emirs
Adamawa bye election: Fintiri picks running mate

National Mirror
Another 15 soldiers court martialled in Yola
Tanker, truck collision kills 3 in Calabar
Rivers women protest location of girls' school
Daniel, a 'foreigner' in Ogun —Amosun
New SFU CP resumes duty
Osun set for referendum on proposed LCDAs
BRT, soldiers clash: Witness accuses soldiers of vandalism
Assembly okays bill for special courts in Osun
2015: Okorocha sacks six commissioners
Anglicans pray against Nigeria's break-up

Leadership
15 Soldiers Court-Martialed, Get 4 Years' Imprisonment In Yola
15 Students Killed In Kano Attack
Mutiny: 'It's Too Early For Jonathan To Intervene'
LEADERSHIP Conference/Awards Now October 14 Reps Summon Diezani, As Petrol Supply Drops By 36m Litres 2015: PDP Fixes Dec 6 For Primaries, Govs Endorse Jonathan
Niger Schools Won't Reopen Till October – Gov Aliyu
I'll Expose Bad, Corrupt Govs – Edwin Clark
Osun Guber: INEC Denies Plan To Frustrate Tribunal Process
Gbenga Daniel Not From Ogun State – Amosun

The Sun
Boko Haram kills Adamawa acting gov's uncle
Ebola: Ekiti NUT orders teachers to stay off work September 22
Why we celebrate sexually virtuous Girls
Sacked Ondo Rep goes to Supreme Court
Tension in LASU over withheld workers' salaries
Blood flows again in Kano, Kaduna, Borno
Dimgba Igwe for burial October 11… God'll expose those behind his death –Amosun
Dimgba: The challenge in his death
2015 Presidency: PDP govs endorse Jonathan as sole candidate

Daily Independent
Opone: Setting agenda for Delta in 2015
We must stop recycling politicians –Benson
Imo Charter of Equity can wait – Okonkwo
Warri: New voice in Delta governorship
Kano explosion: 15 dead, 34 injured – Ojukwu
Troops crush insurgents after 12 hours of battle – DHQ
Lagos 2015: Pitan promises to focus on human development
Scrabble: N20m up for grabs at 2014 Akpabio International Classic
Legal groups concerned about verbal attacks on Pistorius judge
Attack: Jonathan assures people of Kano on security

Compiled by Demola Adefajo