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Akhigbe, CJN, Ayefele 183 others get national honours

Justice Katsina-Alu, GCON and Mike Akhigbe, GCON

ABUJA—THE Federal Government, yesterday, released the list of recipients for 2009 National Honours Awards.

The list which contained names of the good and surprising personalities, showed that most of the awardees were public and political office holders whose major credentials for the recognition were the offices they occupy.

Some of them had received similar awards few years ago, while few others are traditional and religious leaders.

Vanguard gathered that the original list was submitted to President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua while he was alive. After his demise it 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 no recipient was awarded the nation’s highest honours of GCFR.
13 awardees are to receive the Commander of the Federal Republic, CFR; 27 to get Commander of the Niger, CON, 43 would get Order of the Federal Republic, OFR; 46 to be given Order of the Niger, OON; 22 would have Member of the Federal Republic, MFR; while 25 would be honoured with Member of the Niger, MON. Four others will get FRM I while three would be bestowed with FRM II.

Dr. Joseph Wayas would be awarded the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, GCON, with former Chief of General Staff, Rear Admiral Mike Akhigbe and 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 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 Ayangburen 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


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