Monday, March 28, 2011

Bill Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger at THISDAY AWARDS 2011

 From the choice of the venue and its exquisite interior to the caliber of participants present, the 16th edition of the Annual THISDAYAwards depicted sheer brilliance that has surpassed any other award in Nigeria.

The Award was set to Recognise The Achievements of Notable bodies in Nigeria for their excellence and good governance for this year. 

The event, which started at exactly 9 pm, saw the arrival of guests, artistes and dignitaries like award winning Tuface, Ifeoma Williams, former Miss Nigeria, Helen Prest Ajayi, Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith bank, Gov. Uduaghan of Delta state, Nkiru Anumudu a socialite on the ravishing red carpet of Eko Hotel and Suites, the event venue.

Prior to that there was a VVIP reception with the Special Guests of Honor President Bill Clinton and Governor Arnold Schwazenegger at Eko Hotel and Suites Penthouse.

The Publisher of THISDAY Newspapers as well as the host of the event, Mr. Nduka Obaigbena gave the opening remarks and welcomed the guests present. He also recognised the presence of other important personalities such as Mr. Atedo Peterside, Yemisi Ransome-Kuti etc.

President Bill Clinton took the stage and gave a remarkable speech that earned him a standing ovation. In his words, “Nigeria needs Good Governance” while Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “Don’t Always ask what can our country do for us, ask what can we do for our country”.

Awards presentations took place right after that and were presented by former beauty queen Helen Prest Ajayi and Mr. Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith bank.


Order of Presentation of Awards.

1st Set of Awards

Lifetime Achievement Awards


Umaru Musa Yar’adua

Hassan Adamu

Adebayo Adedeji

Femi Adeniyi-williams

Bolaji Akinyemi

Jibril Aminu

George S. Coumantaros

Faysal Mohammed El-Khalil

Francesca Yetunde Emmanuel

Ismaila Isa Funtua

Alexander Uruemu Ibru

Shehu Malami

Ben Nwabueze

Abdulsamad Rabiu

Khalifa Isyaku


2nd set of Awards

Young Global Champions


J.K Olusegun Agbaje

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede

Oladele Akinyemi

Kolawole Aluko

Dr. Ernest Azudialu-Obiejesi

Ladi Balogun

Mofe Boyo

Chief Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuman

Tonye Parker cole

Sola David-Borha

Uzoma Dozie

Cathy Echeozo

U.K Eke

Victor Ezenkwo

Akinola George- Taylor

Phillip Ihenacho

Ade Oluwole Odunsi

Jide Ogundare

Emeka Onwuka

ABC Orjiakor

Titilayo Osuntoki

Abdulsamad Rabiu

Yinka Sanni

Kashim Bukar Shettima

Tope Isiaka Shonubi

Jubril Adewale Tinubu

Hassan Usman

Herbert Wigwe


3rd Set of Awards

New Champions For An Enduring Culture


Chimamanda Adiche

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Innocent Ujah Idibiah

Alex Okosi

Deola Sagoe

Toyin Subair


4th Set of Awards

Change Makers in Social Entrepreneurship


Fola Adeola

Samuel Adesanya Adeyemi

Tony Rapu


5th Set of Awards

Change Makers in Governance


Rotimi Amaechi

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

This Day

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