Centenary: FG to honor 100 Nigerians; Abacha, Obasanjo, Ojukwu make list

The Nigerian government on Sunday released a list of 00 persons that have been named as winners of Nigeria’s Centenary Honours Award. On the list is late military ruler Sani Abacha, listed in the category tagged: Outstanding promoters of unity, patriotism and national development. It also contained the names of former leaders of the country at the federal level and some art promoters, as well as names of those who fought for the independence of Nigeria. The list, said to have been approved by President Goodluck Jonathan, is reproduced below in full along with the categories:

(A). CONTRIBUTORS TO THE MAKING OF NIGERIA

  1. Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II
  2. Frederick John Dealtry Lugard

  3. Dame Flora Louise Shaw, Lady Lugard

(B). HEROES OF THE STRUGGLE FOR NIGERIA’S INDEPENDENCE/PIONEER POLITICAL LEADERS

  1. Herbert Samuel Heelas Macaulay
  • Rt. Hon. Dr. Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe, GCFR

  • Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, KBE

  • Chief Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo, GCFR

  • Sir Ahmadu Bello, KBE

  • Professor Eyo Ita

  • Jaja Anucha Wachuku

  • Pa Michael Imoudu

  • Chief Anthony Enahoro

  • Chief Joseph Sarwan Tarka

  • Mallam Aminu Kano

  • Margaret Udo Ekpo

  • Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti

  • Hajiya Gambo Sawaba

  • (C). PIONEERS IN PROFESSIONAL CALLINGS/CAREERS

    1. Christopher Sapara Williams
  • Chief Frederick Rotimi Alade Williams, SAN

  • Chief Akintola Williams

  • Major-General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi

  • Vice Admiral Joseph Edet Akinwale Wey

  • Brigadier General George Tamunoiyowunam Kurubo

  • Louis Orok Edet

  • Major-General Abdullahi Mohammed

  • Professor Thomas Adeoye Lambo

  • Professor Kenneth Onwuka Dike

  • Capt. Chinyere Kalu

  • Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Oviemo Ovadje

  • Professor Grace Alele-Williams

  • (D). PIONEERS IN COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY

    (31). Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu

    (32). Alhaji Alhassan Dantata

    1. Chief Adeola Odutola

    (E). PROMOTERS OF DEMOCRATIC TRANSITION IN NIGERIA

    1. Alhaji Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, GCFR
  • Chief Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola

  • General Shehu Musa Yar’adua, GCON

  • General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar, GCFR

  • (F). HEROES IN GLOBAL SPORTS COMPETITIONS

    1. Madam Chioma Ajunwa
  • Nwankwo Kanu

  • Richard Ihetu (Dick Tiger)

  • Chief Michael Okpala (Power Mike), MON

  • Monday Ochuko Emoghawve

  • (G). ACCOMPLISHED PIONEER PUBLIC SERVANTS

    1. Chief Stanley Olabode Wey
  • Justice Egbert Udo Udoma

  • Chief Emeka Anyaoku

  • Sir Adetokunbo Adegboyega Ademola

  • Dr. Taslim Oluwale Elias

  • Dr. Rilwan Lukman

  • Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki

  • Alhaji Aliyu Mai Bornu

  • (H). ACCOMPLISHED CONTEMPORARY ENTREPRENEURS

    1. Alhaji Aliko Mohammed Dangote
  • Chief Mike Adenuga

  • Chief (Dr.) Innocent Chukwuma

  • (I). DISTINGUISHED ACADEMICS

    1. Professor Benjamin Oluwakayode Osuntokun
  • Professor Kelsey Harrison

  • Professor Chike Obi

  • Professor Dagogo Fubara

  • Professor Jacob Festus Ade Ajayi

  • Professor Claude Ake

  • Professor Aliu Babatunde Fafunwa

  • Professor Godwin Olu Patrick Obasi

  • Professor Umaru Shehu

  • (J). INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARTISTS, LITERARY ICONS AND JOURNALISTS

    1. Michael Taiwo Akinkumi
  • Professor Wole Soyinka

  • Professor Chinua Achebe

  • Prof John Pepper Clark

  • Cyprian Odiatu Duaka Ekwensi

  • Alhaji Abubakar Imam

  • Daniel O. Fagunwa

  • Ernest Sesei Ikolli. Alhaji Ismail Babatunde Jose

  • Kenneth Needeth. Patience Ozokwor

  • Alhaji (Dr) Mamman Shata Katsina

  • Hubert Adedeji Ogunde

  • Fela Anikulapo Kuti

  • Stephen Osita Osadebe

  • (Dr.) Ladi Dosei Kwali 79. Ben Enwonwu

  • Oludotun Jacobs

  • (K). OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC SERVANTS

    1. Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule
  • Professor Akinlawon Ladipo Mabogunje, NNOM

  • Dr. Barnabas Sanyaolu Oloruntoba, OFR 84. Honorable Justice Maryam Aloma Mukhtar, GCON

  • (L). OUTSTANDING BRAVERY AND PUBLIC SPIRITEDNESS

    1. Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN
  • Michael Chukwugekwu Ihuka

  • (M). OUTSTANDING PROMOTERS OF UNITY, PATRIOTISM AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    1. General Yakubu Gowon, GCFR
  • General Murtala Ramat Mohammed

  • General Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo, GCFR

  • General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR

  • General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, GCFR

  • Chief Ernest Shonekan, GCFR

  • General Sani Abacha, GCFR

  • Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar’adua, GCFR

  • General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, GCON, fss

  • (N). EXEMPLARY SERVICE IN THE PROMOTION OF PEACE AND MORAL EXCELLENCE

    1. Sir Abubakar Sadiq III

    2. Sheikh Abubakar Mahmud Gumi

    3. Blessed Cyprian Michael Tansi

    4. Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye

    5. Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi
      The statement on Sunday added: “The Centenary Award Ceremony holds on Friday, 28th February, 2014 at 7.00 PM. at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja. All award recipients should be seated by 6.30 PM. and attendance is strictly by invitation. Accommodation is reserved for the award recipients at the NICON Luxury Hotel, Plot 903, Tafawa Balewa Way, Area 11, Garki District, Abuja from where they will be conveyed to the venue of the ceremony.“State Governors are encouraged to facilitate the attendance of the recipients or their representatives from their respective States, please
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