Top entertainers such as Genevieve Nnaji,Stephanie Okereke, Osita Iheme of Aki and Paw Paw fame, Olu Jacobs and Kanayo O Kanaya made it to the national honour list this year. The federal government has considered them for the award of MFR (Member of the Federal Republic).
The captain of the Nigeria’s national football team, Joseph Yobo (the proud husband
of our ex-beauty queen Adaeze Igwe) was also considered by the Federal Government.Yobo would go home with MON (Member of the order of Niger) Gistmaster gathered.
The highest award this year would go to Alhaji Aliko Dangote of Dangote Group. He would be conferred with GCON (Grand Commander of the order of Niger). The honour used to be an exclusive preserves of Vice Presidents,the senate president and the Chief Justice of the Federation.Dangote, who has made Forbes list as the richest man in Africa is considered an extraordinary Nigerian who has made valuable contributions to the economy. He also render big financial support to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
Others who made the national list include the speaker of the lower house of parliament (House of Representatives), Hon Aminu Tanbuwal,Attoney General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke (SAN), former GMD Zenith Bank, Mr. Jim Ovia, the new head of service of the federation, Mr. Isa Sali, former first lady, Mrs. Victoria Gowon and others.Mariam Usman, a commonwealth medalist has also been listed in the MON category.