January 28, 2023



Mai Mala Buni chairs Blueprint lectures, awards August 16

Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state would, Tuesday, August 16, 2022, chair the 2021 Blueprint Newspapers’ Affect Sequence/Awards ceremony scheduled to happen on the Worldwide Convention Centre Abuja.

Chief Working Officer (COO) of the corporate, Malam Salisu Umar, who disclosed this Monday in an announcement in Abuja, mentioned the seventeenth Chief of Military Workers and former Minister of Inside, retired Lt.-Normal Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, is predicted to ship the keynote deal with on the occasion.

He mentioned Normal Dambazau would converse on “2023 Politics, Nationwide Safety and Nigeria’s Stability.”

The COO mentioned the selection of the subject was knowledgeable by the necessity to contribute to the nation’s political growth and engender nationwide cohesion.

Umar additionally mentioned the occasion is devoted to discovering workable options to the challenges related to elections, nationwide safety, peace and stability of the nation.

The COO mentioned the occasion “can be organised to honour key political actors, gamers within the non-public sector, people and heads of Ministries, Departments and Companies (MDAs) amongst others, who’ve proved their value in particular areas of governance and human endeavours.”

A few of these listed for the awards on the occasion are the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, respectively.

The 2 had been nominated as Blueprint’s Democracy Icons of The 12 months.

Atiku Abubakar

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, GCON, is an astute politician and businessman who served because the Vice President of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007.

He has been in politics for many years and is at the moment the PDP presidential candidate within the 2023 basic elections.

Atiku Abubakar was born on the twenty fifth of November, 1946 in Jada, Adamawa state. His father, Garba Abubakar was a Fulani dealer and farmer, and his mom was Aisha Kande.

He was named after his paternal grandfather, Atiku Abdulqadir and have become the one little one of his mother and father when his solely sister died at infancy.

After finishing his major college training in 1960, he was admitted into Adamawa Provincial Secondary Faculty in the identical yr, alongside 59 different college students, and graduated in 1965.

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After his secondary college training, Abubakar studied for a short time on the Nigeria Police School in Kaduna. Nonetheless, he left the School to later work briefly as a Tax Officer within the Regional Ministry of Finance, from the place he gained admission to the Faculty of Hygiene in Kano in 1966. He graduated with a Diploma in 1967, having served as Interim Pupil Union President on the college.

In 1967, he enrolled for a Legislation Diploma on the Ahmadu Bello College Institute of Administration, on a scholarship from the regional authorities.

After commencement in 1969, throughout the Nigerian civil warfare, he was employed by the Nigeria Customs Service.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is a family identify within the nation. The APC presidential candidate within the 2023 presidential elections was born to the illustrious Tinubu household of Lagos state. He attended Richard Daley School, Chicago Illinois, the place he earned himself a spot on the honours checklist of the School. He subsequently proceeded to the Chicago State College, Illinois the place he obtained a Bachelor’s diploma in Enterprise Administration (Accounting and Administration).

Throughout his undergraduate years, he was honoured with the Excellent Pupil’s Award, The College Scholar’s Award and the Certificates of Advantage in Accounting and Finance.

On his arrival within the U.S. in 1975 and with the help of an ever-adoring mom, this brave youth, confronted with an unflinching zeal to succeed, took on such menial jobs as dishwashing, night-guard and cab driving to see himself by means of the preliminary difficulties of college on the Richard Daley School, Chicago, Illinois.

The brilliance of this younger Nigerian confirmed in his means to make the honours checklist of Richard Daley School. He subsequently transferred to the Chicago State College, Illinois, graduating with honours in 1979 and incomes a Bachelor’s Diploma in Enterprise Administration (Accounting and Administration).

Throughout his first yr at Chicago State College, younger Bola was given the uncommon privilege to partially train different college students in his college remedial tutorial lessons. Most of his colleagues and contemporaries on the college attributed their improved grades to his tutorial lectures.

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All through his undergraduate years, younger Bola was on the Dean’s Record and was honoured with the Excellent Pupil’s Award, the College Scholar’s Award and the Certificates of Advantage in Accounting and Finance. 

He was additionally awarded the celebrated Summa cum laude for scoring 3.54 out of a doable 4.0 GP.

Together with his profitable educational profile, younger Bola contested and gained his first political election because the President of the Accounting Society of the establishment in his last yr on the College.

Politicians of the 12 months

Additionally listed for the awards are Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state and Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state, each nominated Blueprint Politicians of The 12 months.

Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Adoza Bello is abusinessman and politician who has been Governor of Kogi state since 2016.

A member of the All Progressives Congress

, Bello has been the youngest governor within the nation.

Bello was born June 18, 1975, in Okene, Kogi State, the youngest of six kids. He attended Native Authorities Schooling Authority (LGEA) Major Faculty, Agassa in Okene LGA in 1984. He was named as a category prefect of sophistication two and was made the college Head Boy in school six.

He attended Agassa Group Secondary Faculty, Anyava, Agassa-Okene the place he obtained his Junior Secondary Faculty Certificates, and Senior Secondary Certificates Examination (SSCE) certificates from Authorities Secondary Faculty, Suleja, Niger state in 1994.

He studied at Kaduna State Polytechnic, Zaria, in 1995 and obtained an accounting diploma from Ahmadu Bello College in 1999. He additionally enrolled for a Masters program in Ahmadu Bello College the place he obtained Masters in Enterprise Administration (MBA) in 2002. He grew to become a chartered fellow of the Affiliation of Nationwide Accountants of Nigeria in 2004.

His electoral profession started with a loss to Abubakar Audu within the APC gubernatorial major in 2015 earlier than Audu gained the overall election; nonetheless, Audu died on the day of the election and Bello was chosen as his substitute as social gathering nominee and was sworn within the subsequent yr.

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4 years later, he was elected in his personal proper for a second time period of one other 4 years.

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal

Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, Mutawallen Sokoto, was born into the spiritual and aristocratic household of Wazirin Tambuwal on the tenth of January, 1966. He began early training, like all Muslim kids, at a really early age. He was then enrolled in Tambuwal Major Faculty in 1972. After his major college training in 1979, younger Aminu Waziri was admitted into Authorities Academics School Dogondaji the place he studied for 5 years and accomplished in 1984 with a Grade II Trainer’s Certificates. 

This had ready him for instructing at major college the place most of his friends selected to stay however Aminu was far forward of his contemporaries. So, he determined to pursue post-secondary training with out ready to search for a paid job at that degree.

He thus sought and obtained admission into the celebrated Usmanu Danfodiyo College, Sokoto in 1984 for a Bachelor of Legislation Diploma in Islamic and Frequent Legislation. He accomplished his research in 1991. From the School of Legislation of Usmanu Danfodiyo College, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal proceeded to the Nigeria Legislation Faculty, Lagos in 1992 the place he accomplished the one-year course and was referred to as to the Nigerian Bar in the identical yr.

Aminu Waziri’s first encounter with an elective put up was in 1997 when he was elected by the Nigerian Bar Affiliation as Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Sokoto chapter of the affiliation. His efficiency on the state degree was recognised and appreciated on the nationwide degree. He was to function the Assistant Nationwide Monetary Secretary, first nationwide Secretary and the then Secretary of the Human Rights Committee of the Affiliation from 1998 to 2002.

By windfall, he was to later develop into a member of the Home of Representatives and was given the mandate by his colleagues to steer them as Speaker of the Decrease Home. By subsequent yr, he could be stepping down after two phrases as governor of Sokoto state.