2009 Nominees for Nigeria National Honours Award

 

The Federal government has released the list of recipients for 2009 National Honours Awards containing names of the good and surprising personalities. In the list obtained by the Economic Confidential shows that most of the awardees are public and political office holders whose major credentials for the recognition are the offices they occupy. Some of them have received similar awards few years ago. Few others are traditional and religious leaders.

 
The Economic Confidential gathers that the original list was submitted to President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua while he was alive. After his demise the list was further panel-beaten to accommodate some interests. Some personalities were substituted or demoted in the ranking of titles at the last hour.
 
In the final list there is no single recipient for the nation’s highest honours of GCFR. There are 13 awardees for the Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR), 27 to receive Commander of the Niger (CON), 43 will get Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), 46 to be given Order of the Niger (OON), 22 will have Members of the Federal Republic (MFR) and 25 will be honoured with the Members of the Niger (MON). Four others will get FRM I and three to be bestowed with FRM II.
 
While Wayas will get the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) with former Chief of General Staff, Rear Admiral Mike Akhigbe and present Chief Justice of the Federation Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, those next in the ranking title of CFR are Former Finance Minister, Dr. Okonjo Iweala, former past Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Patricia Etteh and Hon Ghali Umar Na’Abba and Chief of Staff to President Jonathan, Chief Mike Oghiadhome.
 
Sanusi and Otedola will be awarded the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) while Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Mrs. Farida Waziri will get OFR.
  
In the CON category, the names include former governors: Brig. Gen David Bamgboye and Shaaba Lafiaji both of Kwara, Alhaji Balarabe Musa of Kaduna, Alhaji Lateef Jakande of Lagos, Dr Sam Egwu of Ebonyi and Chief Felix Ibru of Delta. Others for CON include former Director of Defence and Military Intelligence during President Ibrahim Babangida, Brig. Gen Haliru Akilu and former Petroleum Minister during Mohammed Buhari administration, Prof Tam David-West .
 
Some of the awardees for OFR include Foreign Affairs Minister Odein Ajumogobia, Commerce and Industry Minister Jubril Martins-Kuye. The Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mallam abubakar Jijiwa is to get MFR.
 
 

 

GRAND COMMANDER OF THE NIGER (GCON)
1. Akhigbe, Admiral Mike GCON
2. Katsina-Alu, Justice Aloysius Iyorgyer  GCON
3. Wayas, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Joseph    GCON
 
COMMANDER OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC (CFR)
4. Bashar, HRH Alhaji Mohammadu, Ilyasu, the Emir of Gwandu  CFR
5.Etteh, Hon. Patricia CFR
6. Garbai El-Kanemi, HRH Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar , the Shehu of Borno CFR
7. Musdapher, Justice Dahiru CFR
8. Na’abba, Hon. Ghali Umar CFR
9. Obe, Chief Abu CFR
10. Oghiadomhe, Chief Mike A. CFR
11. Oguntade, Justice G. A. CFR
12.Okonjo-Iweala, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi CFR
13. Onovo, Mr. Ogbonna O. CFR
14. Oronsaye, Mr. Steve CFR
15. Osuolale Akiolu 1, His Royal Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba Rilwanu Babatunde CFR
16. Tobi, Justice Niki CFR
 
COMMANDER OF THE NIGER (CON)
17. Abubakar, Justice Fati CON
18. Adekeye, Justice Olufunlola Oyelola CON
19. Akilu, Brig. General Haliru (Rtd.) CON
20. Bamigboye, Brig. General David Lasisi CON
21. Dalhat, Maccido CON
22. David-West, Prof. Tam CON
23. Egwu, Dr. Sam CON
24. Etiebet, Chief Don Obot CON
25. Etteh, Honourable Patricia CON
26. Fas, Prof. Mosobolaji Olaloye Oyawoye CON
27. Hashidu, Abubakar H. CON
28. Ibru, Chief Felix CON
29. Idris, HRH Alhaji Mohammadu Ibn Abali Mohammed, the Emir of Fika CON
30. Ilomuanya, Eze (Dr.) Cletus I CON
31. Jakande, Alhaji Lateef CON
32. Jang, Da Buba, Gbong Gwon Jos CON
33. Lafiagi, Shaba CON
34. Musa, Alhaji Balarabe CON
35. Nnaji, Professor Barth O. CON
36. Nwabueze, Prof. Ben CON
37. Otedola, Mr. Femi CON
38. Ogbeha, Senator Tunde CON
39. Oyefusi, Oba Salaudeen A. A. the Ayangbunen of Ikorodu CON
40. Sanusi, Sanusi Lamido CON
41. Saraki, Dr. Bukola CON
42. Solanke, Olufolake, SAN CON
43. Wellington, Chief (Dr.) O. O. CON
 
ORDER OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC (OFR)
44. Abdulkadir, Prof. Dan-Datti OFR
45. Aina, Lawrence Olusegun OFR
46. Ajumogobia, Odein, SAN OFR
47. Akaahs, Justice Kumai Bayang OFR
48. Akpan, Major-General Edet OFR
49. Alkali, Air C’dre Ibrahim OFR
50. Asika, Dr. (Mrs.) Edith Chinyere OFR
51. Batagarawa, Alhaji Ahmadi (Rtd.) Grand Khadi OFR
52. Bauchi, Sheikh Dahiru Usman OFR
53. Bello, Senator Muhammad Kanti OFR
54. Bonet, Chief Ufuwai OFR
55. Bozimo, Justice Rosaline Patricia Irorefe OFR
56. Braid, Prof. (Mrs.) Ekanem OFR
57. Chukkol, Prof. Kharisu Sufiyan OFR
58. Edebiri, Prof. Unionmwam OFR
59. Edu, Yomi OFR
60. Gwadabe, Alhaji Musa OFR
61. Inde, Abdullahi Dikko OFR
62. Jidda, Amb. Baba Ahmad OFR
63. Kuye, Senator Jibril Martins OFR
64. Lot, Sylvanus David OFR
65. Mohammed, Brig. General Garba (Rtd.) OFR
66. Muhammad, Justice Musa Dattijo OFR
67. Ndoma-Egba, Senator Victor, SAN OFR
68. Nwadialo, Bernard Shaw OFR
69. Nwaoduah, Peter Chukwuemeka OFR
70. Nwuche, Honourable Chibudom N OFR
71. Okafor, AVM Anene Edwin OFR
72. Okpara, Honourable Austin OFR
73. Olubor, Justice Joseph Otobor OFR
74. Oniyangi, Dr. Abdullahi OFR
75. Saadu, Alhaji Saka OFR
76. Said, Major-General Mohammed OFR
77. Sha, Justice Gabriel Adamu OFR
78. Shonekan, Chief (Mrs.) Margaret O. OFR
79. Tafida, Alhaji Abbas Njidda OFR
80. Tahir, Alhaji Abdulwahab OFR
81. Tijani, Prof. Kyari OFR
82. Ubangari, Justice Ahmed Yakubu OFR
83. Waziri, Adamu Maina OFR
84. Waziri, Mrs. Farida OFR
85. Yakubu, Justice Yusuf (Rtd.) OFR
86. Zagbayi, Dr. Shem Nuhu OFR
 
ORDER OF THE NIGER (OON)
87. Abdulmalik, Hajiya Bilkisu OON
88. Adam, Muhammad Alkali OON
89. Ademolaju, HRH Oba Oluwole A. OON
90. Adi, Barrister Baba OON
91. Afolabi, Prof. O. A. OON
92. Akinyede, Senator Sola OON
93. A lamai, Alhaji M ala OON
94. Alkali, Muhammed Bello OON
95. Chingozi, Prof. Joshua Ogbonnaya OON
96. Dahiru, Senator Umaru OON
97. Edebiri, Chief David U. OON
98. El-Ilory, Sheikh Habibullah Adam OON
99. Emowari, Engr. Rapheal Nein VII, the Amanyanabo of Nembe Bassanbiri OON
100. Funtua, Alhaji Babajo Ibrahim OON
101. Geidam, Alhaji Isa OON
102. Halilu, Danladi Umar OON
103. Ibrahim, Alhaji Garba Akinola, Chief Imam of Lagos OON
104. Ikeazor, Chief Chimezie, SAN OON
105. Ikedife, Dr. Dozie OON
106. Irodi, Udeagu Ebere OON
107. Kwaido, Alhaji Muhammadu OON
108. Labo, Dr. Hassan, mni OON
109. Mohammed, Sheikh Abba, Chief Imam of Katsina OON
110. Momoh, HRH Aliru H. OON
111. Muhammad, Sheikh Musa, Chief Imam of Abuja OON
112. Ndekwolu, Chief Ike F. OON
113. Nebo, Prof. Chinedu O. OON
114. Nicholas, Rev. Chukwuemeka OON
115. Ningi, Honourable Abdul A. OON
116. Nwakanma, Chief Bon, SAN OON
117. Nwosu, HRH Ozo Dr. Gibson KSJ, the Obi of Akwa OON
118. Ogbile, Surveyor E. I. OON
119. Ojerinde, Prof. Adedibu OON
120. Okokatu, Rev. Engr. OON
121. Omilani, Senator Olayinka Oladimeji OON
122. Omoboriowo, Chief Akin OON
123. Onah, Rear Admiral (Dr.) M. C. Ojinika (Rtd.) OON
124. Oni, Dr. Olaiya OON
125. Princewill, Chief TJT (Amanyanabo of Kalabari) OON
126. Sali, Mr. Bello I. OON
127. Sideso, HRM Emmanuel Ekemejewa OON
128. Tinubu, Chief (Mrs.) Oluremi OON
129. Uloko, Honourable Justice George Idenyi OON
130. Wakili, Honourable Mohammed OON
131. Waya, Rev. Bayia Bilan, JP OON
132. Yola, Alhaji Abdullahi Ahmed OON
 
MEMBERS OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC (OFR)
133. Abbo, Hamidu Demwe MFR
134. Abdulhamid, Mallam Abdul Azeez MFR
135. Abdumahid, Engr. Abou-Egelah Nabil MFR
136. Adhama, Saidu Dattijo MFR
137. Aduda, Honourable Phillips Jaminu MFR
138. Akingbule, High Chief Olabanji MFR
139. David, Emeritus Prof. Nicolas MFR
140. Egbule, Chief Richard Onwuka MFR
141. Gusau, Honourable Muhammed Bawa MFR
142. Hadejia, Idris Muazu MFR
143. Heidschuster, Udoh MFR
144. Ikedieze, Mr. Chinedum MFR
145. Isah, HRH Alhaji Muhammad Makwashe MFR
146. Jijiwa, Abubakar B. MFR
147. Matori, Senator Salisu Ibrahim Musa MFR
148. Noma, Alhaji Garba Mohammed MFR
149. Ojemen, High Chief Peter MFR
150. Ozukwa, Mrs. Patience MFR
151. Pius, Dr. Sinebe Isaac MFR
152. Rabah, Bello Muhammad MFR
153. Rhul, Mr. Onul MFR
154. Soji, Mr. Sule Sonni MFR
 
MEMBERs OF THE NIGER (MON)
155. Adeoye, Dr. Ileogben Sunday MON
156. Afolabi, Dr. Taiwo Olayinka MON
157. Akaai, Chaha Benjamin MON
158. Ari, Alhaji Musa Iliyasu MON
159. Ayefele, Joel Olayinka MON
160. Doma, Alhaji Aliyu Umaru MON
161. Dosunmu, Dr. Shamsuddeen Adegboyega MON
162. Ekuma, Mary Adaeze (Mrs.) MON
163. Eneche, Col. E. J. MON
164. Eseimokumo, Chief Anderson MON
165. Gwarzo, Ali Ahmed MON
166. Harina, Dr. Bala MON
167. Inah, Wilfred Oden MON
168. Itodo, Dr. Mohammed Sylvanus MON
169. Kabo, Sheik Ibrahim Umar MON
170. Kafarati, Mohammed Musa MON
171. Katagum, C’dre. Musa Bello MON
172. Magami, Musa Sa’id Abubakar MON
173. Mallo, Engr. (Dr.) Stephen MON
174. Murum, HRH Forum Joel MON
175. Nwazojie, Mrs. Caroline MON
176. Oguntuya, Dr. Dolapo Babujola Aleyemi MON
177. Shagaya, Hajia Muinat Bola MON
178. Sofola, Chief Idowu, SAN MON
179. Ukaegbu, Akuma Solomon MON
 
FEDERAL REPUBLIC MEDAL I FRM I
180. Alabi, Mr. Moshood Adesina FRM I
181. Donald, Wo Valdon FRM I
182. Emmanuel, Panasome FRM I
183. Jaiyeoba, Babajide Adeniyi (NCS) FRM I
 
FEDERAL REPUBLIC MEDAL II FRM II
184. Emmanuel, Orjile FRM II
185. Lemuel, Idenis Danbiyu FRM II
186. Manasseh, Papious Thomas FRM II
 
Source: Economic Confidential

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