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LAGOS — It was a gathering of some of Africa’s finest yesterday at Radisson Blu in Victoria Island of Lagos, during the Africa Illustrious Award organised by My Media Africa. Different categories of awardees graced the occasion from different African countries. Award categories include; leadership and public service, entertainment, tech invention and innovation, academia, business and entrepreneurship, as well as integrity awards. The event also featured unveiling of the latest edition of My Media Africa...

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ABUJA — The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem and the Vice President of the Silverbird Group, Guy Murray-Bruce were amongst 28 other recipients of the maiden edition of Nigeria most respected CEO’s Awards. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the award ceremony held in Abuja on Saturday saw 30 personalities receive awards in different categories as the most respected CEOs in various sectors of the economy. Baroness Paulette Kporo,...

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YOLA — Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has directed for the immediate promotion of Mubi II Primary School Headmaster,  for denying access to the opposition All Progressive Congress ( APC ) to conduct local government Congress in the school. The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the APC National Caretaker Chairman and Gov. of Yobe state, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, has announced that the September 5, 2021 local government congresses in Mubi North...

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LAGOS — Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Mr. Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, has been voted the 2021 Man of the Year by Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora. In a 14-day Leadership Excellence Awards voting by Nigerians via online platforms, Obi Cubana was voted ahead of three other nominees. He defeated Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State; Chairman UBA Group, Tony Elumelu; and Chairman/founder of BUA Group Abdul Rabiu, to clinch...

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By Dr. Kathy Kiely Thirty-two years ago next month, I was in Germany reporting on the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event then heralded as a triumph of Western democratic liberalism and even “the end of history.” But democracy isn’t doing so well across the globe now. Nothing underscores how far we have come from that moment of irrational exuberance than the powerful warning the Nobel Prize Committee felt compelled to issue on Oct....

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NEW YORK — UN nations on Monday paid tribute at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks launched against the U.S. that changed the course of history. UN Counter-Terrorism chief, Vladimir Voronkov, in his message to commemorate the anniversary, said the UN would continue to stand in solidarity with all victims of terrorism. Speaking at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in downtown Manhattan where the...

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MAKURDI — The Association of Local Government Vice Chairmen of Nigeria (ALGOVC), will honour Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and 10 others on Sept.9 during its 4th Annual National Conference. This was contained in a statement signed by its National President, Mr. Lawrence Anuchukwu, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Makurdi, on Wednesday by its National Acting Secretary, Mr. Austin Nemba. According to the statement, Osinbajo, Gov Samuel Ortom, Gov...

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LAGOS — Former Presidential Aspirant, Kingsley Moghalu, will be the guest lecturer at the 10th Chief Emeka Anyaoku Lecture Series, a lecture series that will be hosted by the Anambra State Government. Anayaoku, who is the Grand Commander of the Victorian Order (GCVO) of the United King, CFR, former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, and the Adazie Ndichie of Obosi, is a first-class global statesman and diplomatic expert. Commenting on the invitation as a...

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LAGOS — The Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Charles Okechukwu Esimone, has been honoured by My Media Africa as the most distinguished Vice-Chancellor in Nigeria, during the My Media Africa Awards/Leadership Summit, held at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos. My Media Africa, publisher of My Media Africa magazine and convener of Africa Illustrious Awards is committed to celebrating African excellence in tech innovation, entrepreneurship, community service, and leadership. The organisation is also focused on using its...

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AWKA — To mark the 40th anniversary of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) which Africa’s greatest raconteur and novelist founded at the University of Nigeria at Nsukka, the Anambra State Government has endowed a one-million naira (N1 million) worth Chinua Achebe Prize for Nigerian Writing. The Prize is to be administered by ANA founded in 1981. The state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C. Don Adinuba, made the endowment known in Awka, the...

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