Post Tagged with: "Award"

Abacha’s Award: SERAP Backs Soyinka, Wants FG To Disclose Spending On Centenary Celebration

News March 10, 2014 at 12:07 am 0 comments

By Adetokunbo Mumuni
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has backed Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka’s rejection of the centenary award, and said that “any public award to indicted corrupt public officials sends a wrong message and amounts to a triumph of

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Why I Accepted Centenary Award —Buhari

News March 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

The Centenary Award presented to 100 notable Nigerians by President Goodluck Jonathan on the occasion of the nation’s one hundred years of amalgamation has continued to generate comments from Nigerians.
While, some of the awardees like Professor Wole Soyinka, the families late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and MKO Abiola rejected the

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Centenary Award: Abati Defends Abacha

News March 8, 2014 at 10:22 am 0 comments

In the face of mounting criticisms over why it posthumously honored the late General Sani Abacha (among other controversial award recipients) with a centenary gong, the Presidency has said Nigerians were muddling up the issues. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, told The

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Professor Wole Soyinka

The Canonisation Of Terror By Wole Soyinka

Opinions March 2, 2014 at 12:51 am 0 comments

The sheer weight of indignation and revulsion of most of Nigerian humanity at the recent Boko Harma atrocity in Yobe is most likely to have overwhelmed a tiny footnote to that outrage, small indeed, but of an inversely proportionate significance.  This was the name of the hospital to which the

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Dictator Gen. Sani Abacha Deserves To Be Honour – Pres. Jonathan

News March 1, 2014 at 7:53 pm 1 comment

Premium Times reports that the Nigerian government on Friday said although late General Sani Abacha’s regime was one of the most controversial in Nigeria’s history, the military dictator deserved to be honoured.
The government also explained why Mr. Abacha, Nigeria’s military dictator from 1993 to 1998, was among those who

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100 Nigerians Receives Centenary Awards From President Jonathan [See Full List]

100 Nigerians Receives Centenary Awards From President Jonathan [See Full List]

News March 1, 2014 at 1:23 am 0 comments

The Nigerian government yesterday honoured 100 distinguished Nigerians with the Centenary Awards. Some recipients are being awarded posthumously.
The families of Gani Fawehinmi, Moshood Abiola and Fela Anikulapo had earlier given indications they won’t accept the awards on behalf of their patriarchs.
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has also rejected the

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