Check out Exclusive Photos from the 3rd Annual Arise O Nigeria Leadership Symposium, Peace & Humanitarian Awards as Great Nigerian Leaders & Celebrities were honoured at the event in Abuja.


Her Excellency, Titi Atiku Abubakar – GRAND MATRON

His Excellency, Aliyu Babangida – PATROM

*Excellence in Leadership & Outstanding Performance in Constituency project inplementations towards the realization of SDG goals in Nigeria*

Excellence in Leadership & Outstanding Performance in Curbing Financial crimes in Nigeria..- Mr Ibrahim Magu –

Excellence In women Leadership & Outstanding Performance in Developing The Northern Education Policies, Initiative & Reforms for Sustainable Development
– Hon. Hajia Rabi Hussaini Adamu Eshak

*Excellence in Leadership & Outstanding performance in service for community development in Adamawa State* – – Hon. Rufai Ahmed Abubakar

Excellence in Women Leadership & Role Model Performance in women development
– Amb. Dr (Mrs). Aisha Laraba Abdullahi

*Excellence in Leadership, Advocate of Good Goverance, Outstanding South South Legislator in service for Youth Empowerment, Peace & Conflict Resolution*
– Senator Matthew Urhoghide

Excellence in Leadership & Outstanding South West Legislator in Youth & Women Empowerment. – Hon. Oduneye Kehinde

Excellence in leadership & Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Humanity in Northwest Nigeria, through Education – Dr Abba Sayyadi Ruma

Excellence in Leadership & Outstanding Performance in Grassroot women development through Cooperative – Mrs Judith Tanko


– Ms. Elizabeth Oduenyi Onuoha
Founder, Nwachinemerem Elizabeth Oduneyi Foundation

– Adesuwa Collin Owie –
Founder, Acejo Heritage Foundation

– Phatia (Ojediran Fathia Koyinsola) – 2018 Most Outstanding Kid in Philantrophy

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Excellence in women Leadership & Induction as MATRON Of Arise O Nigeria – PROF MARYAM AMINU

Prof. Maryam Aminu, a UNESCO-L’ORÉAL Fellow (2004) and a Senior Fulbright Scholar (2014/2015), was born in BZ 134 Kazaure Road, Kaduna Town of Kaduna State. She completed her primary (1974-1980) and secondary (1980-1985) education at LEA Lagos Street (former St. Gregory Primary School) and Government day Secondary School Tafawa Balewa Way, Anguwar Rimi, Kaduna respectively. She then proceeded to College of Advanced Studies, Zaria for her IJMB (1985-1988). She obtained her B.Sc. (1991), M.Sc. (2000) and Ph.D. (2006) degrees in Microbiology from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Nigeria. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (2002) from Federal College of Education, Zaria. She has since 1996 till present taught mainly Virology and Immunology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences (then Faculty of Science) ABU, Zaria. She was the Departmental Postgraduate Coordinator from June 2016 until January 2018 when she took over as the Deputy Dean of the Faculty in January 2018.
Prof. Aminu is a good researcher, trainer and an achiever who is a valuable member of the scientific community. She is involved in many research and surveys particularly on immunization and characterization of viruses and facilitated the baseline immunization coverage surveys in Kaduna State in 2001. Her research focuses on gastrointestinal viruses with special interest on rotaviruses. She has been a member of the African Rotavirus Network and a Rotavirus facilitator in Nigeria for over 16 years. Her research work provided epidemiological data on Rotaviruses in Nigeria; she detected and characterized the circulation genotypes of the rotaviruses in northerwestern Nigeria hence providing data used in producing the current rotavirus vaccines which has greatly reduced the incidence of rotaviral and all other causal diarrhoea worlwide. She also conducts research on Hepatitis virus, Human papillomaviruses and Human Immunodeficiency virus. She has attended 26 local and 30 international scientific meetings (conferences, symposia, workshops etc.) in over a dozen countries and some of which she facilitated and organized. Her academic qualities are evident through her scholarly publications in standard local and international journals and in the number of papers she has presented and read at scientific meetings. She has published 74 articles in peer reviewed journals and has read and presented 85 papers at national, regional and international meetings. She has eight conference proceedings, a book and a manual to her name. She has supervised and mentored eight (8) Ph.D. and 43 M.Sc. students who have completed their studies and currently has 39 postgraduate students (19 Ph.D and 20 M.Sc.) under her supervision who are at various stages of their studies.
She was the secretary of the STEP-B Diarrhoea Project team on “diarrhoeal agents and the nutritional status of children under five years in Nigeria” and a team member of the Committee that set up a disciplinary network on ‘Study of Diarrhoea’ for the ‘MacArthur support for the disciplinary centers of excellence’. She was also a member of the ABU Institutional Evaluation Committee for the Europe – Africa Quality Connect (2011-2012) and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of ABU (2013-2015). She is currently a member the School of Postgraduate Studies Board and the Senate of Ahmadu Bello University.
She was a Member of the Committee on the Review of 1983 and 2011 Regulations Governing the Condition of Appointment of Senior Staff of ABU, Zaria from Apr 2014 to Dec 2014. She has been an Honorary Member of Council of Science Association of Nigeria (SAN) since May 2014 to date and a representative of Faculty of Science on the Ahmadu Bello, University Ethical Committee Board on the use of Human and Animals for Research since April 2016-to date. She is the Assistant Secretary General, ABU Alumni Association (since August 2017), the current Financial Secretary of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria and the Vice President II of the Kaduna Chapter of US Exchange Alumni. Prof. Aminu was appointed as a member of the National Verification Committee on Elimination of Measles in March 2018 and has been a member of the Ahmadu Bello University Senate since April 2014.
Prof. Maryam Aminu has received some prizes, grants and award and has been recognized for her research works and leadership qualities as outlined below:
i. Prize for the ‘Best Student in Biology’ in 1985. Government Day Secondary School, Tafawa Balewa Way, Angwar Rimi, Kaduna.
ii. The UNESCO-L’ORÉAL Co-Sponsored Fellowship for Young Women in Life   Sciences- 2004 Fellowship Award.
iii. First place in the category of ‘BEST POSTER PRESENTATION BY STAFF’ by the University of Limpopo – Medunsa Campus Pretoria, South Africa. Academy Day 2005 Conference. 17th -18th August 2005.
iv. Secretary of the team awarded grant for the STEP-B Diarrhoea Project on “diarrhoeal agents and the nutritional status of children under five years in Nigeria”. 2008.
v. Award of Senior Fulbright African Research Scholar Program grant conducted at CDC Atlanta, USA. 2014/2015.
i. First Place in the category of Best Poster Presentation by Aminu M, Bdliya MI and Ashafa AM. on the title ‘Sero-prevalence of hepatitis B surface antigen among some secondary school students in Zaria, Nigeria’ at the 37th Nigerian Society for Microbiology National Conference/AGM, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. September 2nd – 5th, 2014.
ii. First Place in the category of Best Oral Presentation by Magaji Joseph Sheba, Aminu Maryam and Inabo I. Helen on the title ‘Prevalence of Human papilloma virus among women of in Kaduna State, Nigeria at the 39th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Microbiology, held at the University of Nigeria Nsuka, Nigeria. September, 2016.
iii. First Place in the category of Best Poster Presentation by Dagachi Ibrahim Rahma and Aminu Maryam on the title ‘Prevalence of Lymphatic Filariasis Caused by Wuchereria bancrofti among Febrile Patients in Kaduna State, Nigeria at the 40th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Microbiology, held at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria. 4th-8th December, 2017.
i. Arewa Elite Magazine Leadership Award-May 2017.
ii. Northern Nigerian Students Award of Certificate of Credence as an Icon of Scientific Transformation – 2nd August 2017.
iii. Moral Initiative of Nigeria Distinguish Leadership Certificate of Credence. An Ambassador of Morality Award- December 13 2017.
iv. College of Advanced Students Old Student Award of Excellence-February 10, 2018.
v. Northern Youth Vanguard Award of Leadership:  An Icon of Hope – February 17, 2018.
Prof Maryam Aminu is a member of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (20198069), American Society for Virology, Nigerian Society of Microbiology and Nigerian Society for Environmental Health.
She is married with a son and her hobbies are reading, travelling and listening to rhythm and blues music.

2018 Most Outstanding wife of Governor in State development through Youths & women entrepreneurship development, Healthcare & impact on youths for a Drug free State* – Her Excellency, Barr (Mrs) Anna Darius Ishaku, Wife of the Governor of Taraba State.

Barr. (Mrs.) Anna Mbasughun Darius Ishaku, wife of the Taraba State Governor was born on the 24th of August, 1957. She hails from Vandeikya Local Government Area of Benue State and is married with 5 children.
Barr. Anna Ishaku began her educational pursuit at St. Bartholomew’s Primary School, Wusasa, Zaria from 1964-1969; where she proceeded to Girls High School Gindiri between 1969-1973. She thereafter enrolled into the School of Basic Studies, ABU-Zaria between 1975-1976 and into the Faculty of Law of the same institution in 1976 where she graduated with Law Degree in 1979. She further attended Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1979 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1980.
She started her career in the National Youth Service as Legal Aid Council in Kano after which she joined the Private firm of Sam Tsumba and Company in Makurdi, where she was engaged in private practice until 1985 when she left to join her husband in Kaduna.
She was employed in the Ministry of Justice Kaduna State, as a Senior State Counsel in 1986 and rose to the ranks of Assistant Director, then Acting Director Public Prosecutions where she was appointed the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry in 1997, a position she held until 2002 when she left to join the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice as Chief Registrar.
Barr. Anna Ishaku was one time Chairperson and is also a life member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers, (FIDA). She was one time Treasurer, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Kaduna Branch. She was a Member, African Network for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, (ANPCAN), Kaduna Branch and Legal Adviser to the Association of the Physically Challenged, Kaduna Branch.
Her Excellency has held the following non-Political Appointments:
Chancellor – Anglican Diocese of Katsina, 1994 – Date.
Deputy Chancellor – Anglican Diocese of Kaduna.
Legal Adviser – Our Saviour’s Anglican School.
She has attended the following workshops and training:
New Constitution and Transition to Civil Rule 1989.
Crime and Crimes Control- 1990.
International Contract Negotiations 1990.
Use of Computer Print – Out Evidence 1992.
Challenges of legal practice in the 21st Century Nigeria.
Training on Preparation of Budget.
Training in Advocacy, Mobilization, and Counselling Skills 1998.
International Visitors Program on US Judicial System 2001.
Hubert Humphrey Fellowship Program, US sponsored Mediation and Leadership Training in Minnesota University, USA.
She enjoys Gardening and Listening to Music.
Some Major Achievements, Trainings, Visits and Awards for Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku&s Second Year in Office.
Commissioning of borehole at the Mutum Biyu  IDP Camp, Gassol LGA.
Revisit to Ndola to mark one year of the legendary trip and receive the award of Naa Ndola from the people of NGADA Special Development Area.
Drug Sensitisation campaign in Northern, Southern and Central Taraba on the dangers of substance abuse.
THE HOPE HEALTH CENTER(HHC), An initiative of the Hope Afresh Foundation, the pet project of her Excellency Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku, (Naa Ndola). The hope center is committed to the improvements of lives to the citizens of Taraba, living with the devastating effects of substance abuse and lessening the adverse impact on families and societies as a whole. through the provision of a range of quality treatment options, these health care is a major step of moving the State forward.
The 2017 Maiden Edition of Taraba Cultural Carnival (TCC) An initiative of Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku, with the theme: Celebrating our Culture and Heritage, was full of fun and thrills as a host of people from all over the state both indigene and non-indigenes, gathered to celebrate with the peace-loving Tarabans.
Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba has gone into partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to train at least 10,000 people in various skills in the State. The first set of participants undergoing entrepreneurship training organized by the Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba in collaboration with Central Bank of Nigeria have graduated with four hundred and fifty graduating participants. Over five thousand people have been trained in different skills by Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba.
Her Excellency Barr.Anna Ishaku, Sealed a partnership with the Trans- Atlantic Group LLC headed by the Regional Director Dr. Samuel Darison as regards the ”HOPE CENTRE” established by Her Excellency to help rehabilitate drug addicts in Taraba State.
Barr. Anna Ishaku named ‘the Face of Hard to Reach’ by the Ministry of Health, has impacted people in different areas and has gone to places no Governor’s wife has done in Taraba State. Changing lives is her priority in the Health Sector through the Medical Health Outreach in various Local Government Areas.
The first lady of Taraba state Barr.Anna Ishaku, with the Hope Afresh Foundation presented gift items to certain groups of the taraba community.The groups which include Rock Foundation Orphanage kumbo, Magami Special for the blind, Special school for the blind Gargbabi and Jukunhun Adult Education received items such as Maize, Rice, Millet, Sugar, Salt and Slippers.
Renovation and fencing of the Christian Cemetery in Magami and Jeka Da Fari, Jalingo.
Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba held a Stakeholders Workshop and Meeting on Treatnet Practitioners Level Training in Evidence-Based Drug Dependence Treatment In Taraba State.A Collaboration Between The United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) and Taraba State Government.
Her Excellency, Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku organised a one week Train the Trainers Workshop of Candidates from Ngada Special Development Area. The training is simply to improve Skills and Knowledge.
Courtesy Visits
A group of students who have benefitted from the Student Exchange Programme visited Her Excellency Barr Anna Darius Ishaku. The exchange Programme which is a structure of the US State Department is a platform for representatives of different States in different countries around the world to participate in developmental training in various sectors, all to proffer solutions for peaceful co-existence, growth, and development among people.
Several women groups in the State paid a courtesy visit to Wife of the Executive Governor of Taraba State Barr. Anna Ishaku. The visit was centered on fostering unity among different ethnic group in the state for the forthcoming maiden cultural carnival to take place in December. Some of the Women representatives who spoke on behalf of the groups pledged to be part of the festival.
The Trans- Atlantic Group (an American Company), North Carolina, U.S.A with Her Excellency Barr. Anna Ishaku (Na&a Ndola) took an excursion to the proposed permanent site of the First Rehabilitation Centre at the Specialist Hospital, Jalingo Taraba State.The American Company pledges to work in synergy with Taraba State Government on eradicating the Scourge of Drug Abuse in the State.
In its concerted efforts at salvaging the environment from desert encroachment and its attendant consequences, the Permanent Secretaries&Spouses Association, PSSA today conducted a tree planting exercise at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Jalingo. Speaking at the venue of the event, the wife of the Taraba State Governor, Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku expressed delight over the event stressing that &it is one thing to do something, and another for one to have partners who are willing to support
The Taraba State Government, Primary Health Care Development Agency (P.H.C.D.A) and Partners like the United Nations International Children&s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Wealth Health Organization (W.H.O), Barr. Anna Ishaku regarding Maternal and Child Health week.
In its efforts at salvaging the environment from desert encroachment and its attendant consequences, the Permanent Secretaries&Spouses Association, PSSA conducted a tree planting exercise at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Jalingo which was chaired by Her Excellency Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku. Barr. Anna Ishaku is an advocate of planting trees rather than uprooting them, therefore her Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba is out to support and train people to do the job, as the exercise of planting trees will benefit the forthcoming generation.
Wife of the Executive Governor of Taraba State Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku  received an award of Christian Love by the United Methodist Church of Christ in Nigeria (UMCN) Southern Conference Pastors wives.

Excellence in Leadership & Outstanding Performance in Constituency project inplementations towards the realization of SDG goals in Nigeria – ALH. BABANGIDA HUSSAINI, Director, Special Projects, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Housing Sector)

Alh. Babangida Hussaini is an Expert in Administrative affairs, educational planning, community development service delivery, with strong segmental expertise in: Public administrative affairs, policies and strategic matters; Initiative and implementation ability on public reasonable objectives; Participatory approaches and initiative abilities; Human resources development plans and capacity building; Educational administrative, planning and notional implementation. Work experience with administrative and educational consultants, donor-funded organizations, NGOs/CBOs, and international and national bodies.
Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna
Master in Public Administration 2010-2011
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
B.A Hons. Public Administration
Federal School of Arts & Science, Suleja, Niger State
HSC, GCE A’Level 1983-1985
Government Secondary School, Kazaure  GCE O’Level 1978-1983
Kudu Primary School, Kazaure
Primary Leaving Certificate1971-1978
i. Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Housing Sector), Mabushi-Abuja.
Director Special Projects
Jan 2018-till date
• To oversee all special project including Constituency, Zone Intervention, Direct Mandate, SDG I & II towards the actualization of the SDGs Goals. Ensuring the integration of programmes/projects to the annual budgetary process of the Ministry. Collation and generation of baseline data on project indicators. Preparation of detailed specifications for projects and work plan. Project evaluation and preparation of contract documents and project supervision and Monitoring.
ii. Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing (Housing Sector), Mabushi-Abuja.
Deputy Director/Head Special Projects
May 2016-Dec 2017
• To oversee all the implementation of SDGs Projects and programs as well as constituency and zonal interventions projects towards the actualization of the SDGs goals.
iii.  Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Mabushi-Abuja.
Special Assistant Technical to the Honourable Minister of State   Nov 2015-May 2016
• General Administration, Organizing Technical Meetings, writing speeches, reports and analyzing proposals, dealing with correspondence, interpreting policy papers for the Honourable Minister of State and all other ad-hoc duties as assigned by the Honourable Minister of state.
iv. Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Abuja.
Deputy Director
Dec 2014-Nov 2016
• General Administration, dealing with general correspondence, writing policy papers for the Office of Honourable Minister of State and Permanent Secretary Office and other ad-hoc duties.
vi. Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP).
Assistant Director   Dec 2013- 2014
• General Administration, Management of the Senior Management and officer’s cadre on the project, Responsible for coordinating administrative matters and other ad-hoc duties.
vii. Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (AOD).
Assistant Director
Dec 2011- 2013
• Assisting the Director in the Management of the officer’s cadre in the civil service, Responsible for coordinating conversion and advancement, Secretariat for the appointment of Permanent Secretaries and other ad-hoc duties.
viii. Office of the Head of Civil Service Jigawa State.
Director Administration and Management Services.
2010- 2011
• Overall Coordination and supporting the Head of Service to run the Civil Service.
ix. Jigawa State Scholarship Board – Executive Secretary   2007- 2010
• To Head the Board, coordinate, control, plan and ensure effectiveness and efficiency in the administrative responsibities of the Board, legalize the assignment bind upon the Board, to regulate and ensure accountability for the Board to satisfactorily operate.
x. Jigawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB)
Executive Chairman    2005- 2007
• To head the board, administer and plan the educational setting on the basic educational policies and programmes and ensure strategic implementation of educational polices at both primary and junior secondary school levels.
xi. Jigawa State Ministry for Basic Education and Resources Development
Executive Chairman    2004- 2005
• To plan, sustain and ensure effective implementation of basic education policies and programmes and administer application of strategic approaches towards effective education service delivery as enshrined by UBEC based on National Policy on Education. To plan of administrative affairs and execution of financial undertakings of the Board.
xii. Jigawa State Council Affairs Directorate (SSG’S Office)
Permanent Secretary   2002- 2004
• To plan administrative affairs and execute financial undertaking of the Directorate. To coordinate the Council Secretariat and the Finance and General Purpose Committee.
xiii. Jigawa State Council Affairs Directorate (SSG’S Office)
Ag. Director    2001- 2002
• To plan, direct and administer both administrative and financial responsibilities of the Directorate.
xiv. Jigawa State Ministry of Health
Principal/Personnel Assistant Director
1997- 2001
• To assist the Director in managing department
xv. Jigawa State Special Service Directorate (Cabinet Office)
Senior Personnel Officer    1994- 1997
• Preparation and executing state security Solicits
xvi. Kano State Health Service Management Board
Personnel Officer I   1991- 1994
• Personal Assistant to the Executive Secretary
xvii. Kano State Health Service Management Board
Personnel Officer     1985- 1987
• Personal Assistant to the Executive Secretary
i. Workshop for Mathematics Teachers
National Mathematical Centre, Abuja 2006
ii. Orientation Workshop on Gender Mainstreaming for UBE Officials
UNICEF ‘D’ Field Office, Bauchi 2006
iii. Computer Appreciation Training for Civil Servants
Informatics Institute, Kazaure 2005
iv. Zonal Sensitization Workshop on Public Procurement for Northwest Zone
World Bank/Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja  2003
v. Senior Administration Officers Management Training
ASCON Badagry, Lagos 2000
vi. Security Awareness Training for Officers in Security Department
Special Services Offices, the Presidency, Abuja  1994
vii. Induction Training for New Admin Officers –
Civil Service Commission, Kano 1987
i. Outstanding Leadership Award – National Association of Yoruba Students (NAYs)  2018
ii. Distinguish Merit Award
Voice of Northern Nigerian Students (VONNIS)  2018
iii. Certificate of Conferment
As Grand Commander of Arewa Students (GCOAS)
Arewa Students Forum  2018
iv.Certificate of Conferment
Oduduwa Youth Congress  2018
v. Award of Excellence
National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPs) 2018
vi. Certificate of Merit/Award
National Association of Nigerian Students (NANs)  2016
vii. Certificate of Appreciation/Award
Kazaure Emirate Council 2015
viii. Letter of Commendation/Award
The Presidency: Inter-Schools Debate 2007
ix. Certificate of Merit
University of Medina Alumni Association  2006
x. Certificate of Honour
Dambatta Old Boys Association 2006
xi. Letter of Appreciation
Universal Basic Education Commission 2005
xii. Certificate of Merit
Jigawa State Students ‘Association (NAJISS)  2005
xiii. Certificate of Merit: Best Public Official
Federal Road Safety Corps 2005
xiv. Letter of Commendation
Office of the Deputy Governor, Jigawa State  2003
xv. Letter of Commendation
Office of the Secretary to the State Government 2001
xvi. Letter of Commendation/Executive Promotion
Salary Analysis and Fraud Detection Committee  1994
xvii. Letter of Commendation
Secretary to the State Government’s office` 1994

Excellence in Leadership, Advocate of Good Goverance, Outstanding South South Legislator in service for Youth Empowerment, Peace & Conflict Resolution* – Senator Matthew Urhoghide, Chairman, Senate Public Accounts Committee.Distinguished Senator Representing Edo South Senatorial District.

The PAN Nigeria Peace & SDG Awards (Abuja 2018)*
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*Excellence in Leadership, Advocate of Good Goverance, Outstanding South South Legislator in service for Youth Empowerment, Peace & Conflict Resolution*

Senator Matthew Urhoghide,
Chairman, Senate Public Accounts Committee.Distinguished Senator Representing Edo South Senatorial District.

Senator Matthew Urhoghide has given various Awards of scholarships to the less privileged. Has awarded scholarship to a total of 263 in the last three years from high school levels to University levels.

In the areas of legislation, the distinguished Senator has proposed a total of 9 bills in the senate and moved and supported 23 motions towards the Good and proper governance of our country.

Senator Urhoghide serves as the Chairman, Senate Public Accounts Committee and membership of 6 other committees in the Senate.

Build maternity ward in Ehor, in Uhunwmonde local government of Edo State. Provided water bore holes, construction of roads, town halls, class rooms and solar street lights to mention a few.

He has trained over 3700 persons in various fields ranging from Cosmetology to Agoro-Forestry; from machine Equipment Maintainance to Skill Acquisition and from Machine Technology Entrepreneurship to Tourist Souvenir making as a contribution to reducing unemployment in the country.

Senator Urhoghide none refundable and no interest bearing loans to petty traders amounts to 80 beneficiaries.
318 have benefitted from the Senators distribution of various tools for business start ups.

About 86 constituents have benefitted from the senators direct intervention for employment into various Federal MDAs.

The physical infrastructural intervention of the distinguished senator in his senatoria District includes but not limited to the construction of access bridges to areas cut off by rivers to connect such communities with other communities.

The distinguished Senators leadership stride in resolving disputes amongst his constituency is one of many intangible contributions of the distinguished Senator.
Date: 23rd Of November, 2018

Venue: Aguiyi Ironsi Str Maitama, Abuja Lagos

Time: 2pm

Excellence in Women Leadership & Role Model Performance: Amb. Dr (Mrs). Aisha Laraba Abdullahi

Amb. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, is an elected AU Commissioner for Political Affairs during the Summit of the African Heads of State and Government in July, 2012, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
She was appointed Nigeria’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Guinea in May 2008.
After finishing her four-year term successfully in Conakry, Amb Abdullahi’s tenure was renewed in 2012 by H.E President Goodluck Jonathan, for her remarkable performance and achievement in resolving the Guinean crises during her first term. She was decorated as the Commander of the Order of the Republic of Guinea for her sterling performance.
Before her appointment as an Ambassador, Dr Aisha Abdullahi was Commissioner for Special Duties in Bauchi State, Nigeria from May 2004 to May 2007. Part of her major successes as a Commissioner in her State was the settlement of thousands of the IDPs in Bauchi State, who fled the neighboring Plateau State as a result of religious and ethnic crises, the improvement of the road network in the State and the re-invigoration of the Bauchi State Investment Corporation.
H.E. Aisha Abdullahi holds a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, Nigeria, in 2005, where she rose to become a Senior Lecturer at the School of Science and Science Education, ATBU, Bauchi, between 1990 and 2003. A Professional Fellow of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, Abdullahi has published many articles, received many commendation awards, held many leadership positions, and served in various committees.
Dr Abdullahi is married with children, and had been involved in a wide range of community services.
Date: Friday, 23rd Of November, 2018

Venue: Aguiyi Ironsi Str Maitama, Abuja Lagos

Time: 2pm

Excellence in Leadership & Outstanding performance in service for community development in Adamawa State. – Hon. Rufai Ahmed Abubakar, Commissioner for water Resources, Adamawa State.


Educational Qualifications Obtained:
i. First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) – 1976
ii. Grade III Teacher’s Certificate (GRDIII) – 1979
iii. Grade II Teacher’s Certificate (GRDII) – 1981
iv. National Certificate of Education (NCE) – 1985
v. Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) Hausa – 1999
vi. Teacher’s Registration Council (Certified Teacher) 2005

Conference & Workshops Attended:
a. National Capacity Building Workshop and Roundtables for Registered Teachers at all levels of the Nigerian Education System; 16/11/2005

b. National ICT Skills Acquisition, Summits and Campaigns at all levels of the Nigerian Education System, 13/11/2006

c. National Workshop and roundtable on Pedagogy for Registered Teachers at all level of the Nigerian Education System; 03/08/2007

d. In House Workshop organised by the Teacher’s Registration Council of Nigeria on Administrative Procedure, Public Service Rule, Work Ethics, Records management, Official Correspondence, Computer Appreciation and Application Packages.

e. Sensitization Workshop on Tren Step-B Project on Development of Database for Science and Technology and mathematics Teachers at Post-Basic School in Nigeria; 04/12/2008

f. National Conference on Improving Educational Standard in Nigeria Perspectives, Challenges and Strategies, University of Jos, 27-30/12/2008

g. Leadership Workshop for Registered Teachers in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, 2-26/11/2010

h. A course on Team Building for Organisational Productivity 11-12/10/2010

i. Intensive In-house Workshop on Enhancing Organisational Performance through Productivity, Improvement Techniques.

j. Participated at the 24th National Council on Water Resources (NCWR), 2017

k. Participated at the 25th National Council on Water Resources (NCWR), 2018

F. Working Experience:

a. 1979 – 1981 – Served as Grade II & III Class room Teacher with LGEA Yola Local Government Area.

b. 1981 – 2003 – Served as an NCE/Graduate Teacher with Post Primary Schools Management Board as a Classroom Teacher, Form Master, Food Master as well as patron of various Clubs, Societies and Associations.

c. 2003 – 2015 Served as a State Coordinator Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) in Taraba, Bauchi and Borno.

d. 2015 – Date, Served as a Commissioner of Higher Education Science & Technology and Ministry of Water Resources, Yola
e. Served as Member Visitation Panel Adamawa State University Mubi, Adamawa State.

f. Served as Member Technical Committee of the validation of Adamawa State Development Blue-Print (2016-2030)

g. Served as Chairman Adamawa State Water Sector Reform Coordination Committee (2017-2018)

Amb. Jonathan Daniel bags a Doctorate degree

ISMT University in Benin Republic has honored Amb. Jonathan Daniel Ojadah with a Doctor of Science in Entrepreneurship, Women and Youth Development.

Amb. Jonathan Ojadah Daniel is The President & Founder of Arise O Nigeria ,A Nigerian NGO established for the empowerment and advocacy of vulnerable youths & women, Promoting Peace & Goverance in Nigeria. Arise O Nigeria is endorsed by the United Nations, Africa. Union & the International Human Rights & Peace Commission.

The degree was given to him in recognition for his outstanding Leadership role in the Nationwide development of youths & women through the NGO, Arise O Nigeria.

The Integrated Marketing Expert & Professional PR who was conferred with the doctorate degree on Saturday November 3rd, 2018 at the Annual Matriculation & Convocation of the institution spoke to journalist where he expressed his gratitude for the honour & 200 Schorlarship opportunities given to Nigerian Youths to support the Educational agenda of the NGO, Arise O Nigeria.

Leadership Award Category – Champion Of Good Governance, Peace Advocate & Defender of the Downtrodden in Nigeria. Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama (BBK) President General – TUC

Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama, B.Sc (Hons), MBA (Project Management Technology), TAFIDAN MAMBILLA was born on 17th September,1962 and hails from Kakara village in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State, Nigeria.

Between 1970 and 2004, he attended the following academic institutions: Kakara Primary School; Government Secondary School, Gembu; College of Remedial Studies, Yola; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; and Federal University of Technology, Owerri, all in Nigeria. From these schools he obtained the First School Leaving Certificate, the General Certificate of Education (O/Level), B.Sc (Hons) Urban and Regional Planning, and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Degree (Project Management Technology). He also attended several management and professional courses as well as trade union trainings within and outside Nigeria.

Comrade Kaigama’s work experience began in 1982 at Nigerian Beverages Production Company Limited, Kakara. He underwent his National Youth Service (NYSC) programme in 1990 at Irepodun, Kwara State. He joined Gongola State Urban Planning and Development Authority in September 1990. He was promoted to Town Planning Officer 1 and was posted to Mubi Zonal Town Planning Office as Coordinator/Zonal Officer. Between 1992 and 1993 he was a member and later Acting Secretary of Taraba State’s Task Force on Environmental Sanitation.

In 1993 he was promoted to Senior Town Planning Officer, and further promoted to Principal Town Planning Officer in 1998. Between February 1997 and July 1999, he was appointed substantive Secretary of Taraba State’s Task Force on Environmental Sanitation. In November 1999, he was appointed Secretary, Works and Services Committee of the 13th Joint Domestic Trade Fair, Taraba 2000. Between January 1999 and January 2009, he was promoted to Assistant Chief Town Planning Officer, Chief Town Planning Officer, Assistant Director (Town Planning) and later Director of Town Planning.

Professionally, President Kaigama is a corporate member of Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, a registered town planner with Town Planners Registration Council, and Chairman of Taraba State Chapter of Nigerian Institute of Town Planners.

Comrade Kaigama is a visionary leader with wide and varied experience in trade unionism, a trait which has been evident from his days at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Indeed he is an astute trade unionist and dogged defender of the rights of workers everywhere. In that wise he has served and functioned as head of several internal technical and professional committees at various times. Beyond these, he has been a two-term Taraba State Chairman of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), two-term Taraba State Council Chairman of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), a member of TUC’s National Executive Council (NEC) since 2005, and National Vice President of ASCSN. He currently serves as National President of ASCSN and as the President of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), his ascendancy to the latter position being with effect from 21st of June, 2013. The TUC is the labour centre to which all senior staff unions and associations in both public and private sectors in Nigeria are affiliated.

Kaigama is also a voracious reader and author and has five academic publications – produced between 1989 and 2000 – to his credit.

He also has in his kitty credits numerous other awards from different organizations some of which includes:

i. ICON OF NATIONAL UNITY, IN DILIGENT SERVICE TO FATHERLAND presented by The National Association of Niger-Delta Students (NANDS)

ii. PAN AFRICANIST LEADERSHIP HONOUR presented by Pan Africa Students Union Congress.

iii. AFRICA’S PATRIOTIC PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR presented by All-African Student’s Union (AASU)

iv. ICON OF TRUE FEDERALISM presented by Youth Intercommunity Network-Nigeria

v. MERIT AWARD presented by League of Democratic Students.

Though it is said that Prophets lack requisite recognition in their immediate environment, the case of Comrade Kaigama is different. He is well revered in his constituency, a fit arising from his development initiatives to the people; Thus the First Class Chief of Mambilla, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Shehu Audu Baju II found him worthy of conferment of an award and turbaned him TAFIDAN MAMBILLA (Ambassador of Peace) on 26th April, 2014 in GEMBU, TARABA STATE.

Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama is happily married and blessed with children. His hobbies include indoor games, football and active intellectual engagements. Meeting people and making friends come naturally in his life.

Date*: 23rd Of November, 2018

Venue*: Aguiyi Ironsi Str Maitama, Abuja Lagos

Time*: 2pm