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Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tuface, 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



Recipients-



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



Recipients-



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



Recipient-



Chimamanda Adiche



Chiwetel Ejiofor



Innocent Ujah Idibiah



Alex Okosi



Deola Sagoe



Toyin Subair





4th Set of Awards



Change Makers in Social Entrepreneurship



Recipients-



Fola Adeola



Samuel Adesanya Adeyemi



Tony Rapu





5th Set of Awards



Change Makers in Governance



Recipients-



Rotimi Amaechi



Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

kudos to all the winners!

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