Former president Olusegun Obasanjo, late Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, Dr Samuel Ortom, Alhaji Tanko Almakura and Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai last Friday were among recipientsof the maiden edition of The True Nigerian Award and Hall of Fame. Others are Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Mike Adenuga, Senator Ben Murray Bruce and Onyeka Onwenu.
The award which was founded by torch-light spotting musician Zaaki Azzay held on October 31, 2017 at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. The singer turned TV host who was inducted into the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) Celebrity Marshal Unit on Friday, November 10th, was able to pull the movers and shakers in the society.
The award is aimed at celebrating Nigerians who are role models worthy to be emulated according to its organiser, Zaaki.
Several royal fathers and dignitaries who graced the occasion included HRH Emir of Lafia-Dr Alh Isa Mutaspha Agwai 1, HRH Emir of Keffi, Dr (Alh) Shehu Chindo Yamusa 111, HRH Sarkin Kwandare Alh Abdun Kura, Hajia Hadiza Hazdokas, Chana, Joshua Lidani, Saminu Turaki, Mrs Hembadoon Zaaki Azzay and others.
Onyeka Owenu who thrilled the guests with her evergreen hit song ‘One Love’ also received the True Nigerian Award.
“This award is particularly special to me because of what it stands for and the faith that I have in Zaaki Azzay,” she said, showing appreciation.
#EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)
Young Nigerians protesting against SARS brutality, under the #EndSARS movement, stormed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos state.
The protesters in their hundreds are preventing movement in and out of the busiest airport in the country.
Nationwide protests have been going on over the past 11 days, demanding an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings, but since it began, this is the first time protesters would disrupt activities inside an airport.
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#EndSARS: ‘Our Problem Is That We Lack Fresh Ideas’ – Singer Korede Bello
Nigerian singer, Korede Bello, has shared what he thinks is the problem of Nigerians. The Mavin Records act took to his Twitter page to state that the lack of fresh ideas is the main hindrance to the cherished new Nigeria on everyone’s lips.
According to him, a New Nigeria can only emerge from a people who are willing to see Nigeria in a new light.
His tweet reads:
“Our problem is that we lack fresh ideas and only dwell on recycled & infective ideas to the problems our current leaders may or may not have created. A New Nigeria can only emerge from a people who see or are willing to see Nigeria in a new light”
See his tweet below:
American Actor, Wesley Snipes ‘Blade’ Supports #EndSARS
Hollywood actor, Wesley Snipes, popularly known as ‘Blade’ has lent support to the #EndSARS movement. The American actor took to his Twitter page to simply tweet:
The Florida-born 58-year-old movie star, film producer and author earned the moniker ‘Blade’ for his role as the titular character ‘Blade’ in Marvel’s film trilogy (1998-2004), ‘Blade’.
The most notable movies he has been on till date include ‘New Jack City’, ‘Passenger 57’, ‘U.S. Marshals’, ‘The Expendables 3’ and ‘The Player’.
Snipes joins other international celebrities such as Kanye West, Trey Songz, Big Sean, John Boyega, Chance The Rapper, and Lil Baby who have lent their voices to the trending #EndSARS movement.
See Wesley Snipes’ tweet below:
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