Thursday, May 01, 2008

Dora and her gongs

Does Dora win the record for the most decorated Nigerian, ever? See here (and pasted below) for her list of honours (grazie OO for the linkage):

Person of the Year 2005 Award - Silverbird Communications Ltd, Lagos, 05-01-2006
Merit Award - Nigerian Medical Association, FCT., Abuja Branch, 14-12-2005
Award of Excellence - Integrated World Services (IWS), Dec. 2005
A Star Performance Award - Ateko Women Association (AWA), Lagos, 17-12-2005
Award of Excellence - Advocacy for Democracy Dividends International, Lagos, 17-12-2005
Meritorious Award 2005 - St. Michael's Military Catholic Church, Apapa, Lagos, 04-12-2005
African Virtuous and Entrepreneurial Women Merit Award 2005 - African Biographical Network, Dec. 2005
XCEL Award of Excellence 2005, XCEL Magazine, December 2005
Award for the Best Government Parastatal - National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), December 2005
An Icon of Excellence Award - The African Cultural Institute and Zenith Bank Plc, 08-12-2005
2005 Grassroots Human Rights Campaigner Award London Based Human Rights Defense Organization. 08-12-2005
Ambassadorial Award African Women's Cancer Awareness Association 05-11-2005
Midwife of the Health of the Nation Award Nigerian Bar Association, Aguata Branch Nov. 2005
Most Innovative Director Award Federal Government College, Ijanikin, Lagos. Oct. 2005
Achievement Award The Int'l Nature Conservation & Environment Programme Oct. 2005
Award of Excellence Umuahia Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Organization (UDCCWO) 23-10-2005
Stewardship Excellence Award Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF) 12-10-2005
Pride of Woman – Ugwu Umunwanyi Catholic Women Organization (CWO) of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Maitama, Abuja. 09-10-2005
Merit Award Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) 05-08-2005
Distinguished Award as a Role Model of Nigerian Society Ahmadu Bello University Students' Union Government (ABUSUG), Zaria, Nigeria. 08-07-2005
Women Achievers Award 2005 Women's Wing of Christain Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN), Lagos State Chapter, Lagos, Nigeria 23-06-2005
Merit Award Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria 27-05-2005
PHCCIMA Merit Award 2005 in Recognition of your achievement in Public Service. Port Harcourt Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture (PHCCIMA), Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria 14-05-2005
Award of Excellence for Social Service. WDPC May 2005
Role Model Award Halifield School, Lagos, Nigaria 28-05-2005
An Award Par Excellence in Children Welfare. Kiddies Loveworld, Abuja, Nigeria 27-05-2005
Merit Award Polytechnic Female Staff Association, Oko, Nigeria. 25-05-2005
Honorary Doctor of Sciences Degree (DS Honoris Causa). Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri, Nigeria. 14-05-2005
Women Recognition Award Pan Ndi-Igbo Foundation, USA, Inc. 07-05-2005
"Quintessence Award 2004" New Jersey General Assembly, U.S.A. 23-04-2005
Agribusiness Award 2005 European Marketing Research Centre (EMRC) International Association, Belgium. 21-04-2005
Award of Excellence Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria (CYON), Uyo Diocese. 09-04-2005
Excellence in Public Service Administration Award Business Reports International Merit Award (BRIMA). 02-04-2005
Award of Excellence (Public Service Role Model of the year 2003 in Nigeria) Truth Talk Foundation, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria April 2005
Integrity Legacy Award Transparency & Integrity Foundation, Kaduna, Nigeria 23-03-2005
Executive Performance Award Centre for Presidential Studies Igbinedion University, Okada 17-03-2005
Award of Excellence Newcare Home Health Services, Inc., U.S.A. 26-02-2005
Award For Excellence International Inner Wheel, Aba, Nigeria. 18-02-2005
Amazon Mother of the Year Award. Africa Women's Voice (AWV) 17-02-2005
National Prestigious Honourary Award. WRITA Jan. 2005
Outstanding Fellows 2004 Award Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) 2004
Nation Builders Award Counseling Agency & Galaxy Television, Lagos, Nigeria Dec. 2004
Merit Award (in Recognition of her role and contribution to National Development in the Health Sector of Nigeria) Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria Dec. 2004
Appreciation Award Champion Newspapers Limited 15-12-2004
Gafem Awards 2004 for Best Grassroots Personality Sicoplus Media 12-12-2004
Achievers Merit Award Nigeria Youth Organisation (NYO), Abuja, Nigeria. 11-12-2004
Merit Award for Health Leadership. Nigeria Federation of Catholic Students (NFCS) 10-12-2004
Excellence Award in Humanity Service & Nation Building. Association of Former Local Government Chairmen and Councilors in Nigeria, (AFLOG), Abuja, Nigeria 07-12-2004
Distinguished Eminent Lioness Award. University of Nigeria Alumni Association, Lagos, Nigeria 02-12-2004
Most Outstanding Public Servant in Nigeria. Xclusive Magazine, Nigeria Nov. 2004
Merit Award Association of Master Bakers & Caterers of Nigeria (Lagos State Chapter). 26-11-2004
Award of Excellence Catholic Women Organisation (C.K.C Parish, Kubwa), Abuja. Nov. 2004
Merit Award Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Abuja Branch. Nov. 2004
Merit Award ECWA Student Ministry Association Forum (ESMAF), Abuja 2004. Oct. 2004
Merit Award for Excellence in Service. Students' Union Government, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus Oct. 2004
2004 Prestigious Woman of Distinction Award. African Woman International Merit Award (AHUDA Awards 2004), Abuja, Nigeria Oct. 2004
Award in Recognition of Excellence. Eze Ndi Igbo, Lagos State. 30-10-2004
The African Virtuous Leadership Gold Award. African Gold International Communication. 30-10-2004
Merit Award Fellow of the Institute of Management & Technology (FIMT), Enugu. 30-10-2004
Merit Award Institute of Directors (IOD), Lagos, Nigeria 27-10-2004
Honours Award Association of Advertising Practitioners of Nigeria (AAPN). 29-09-2003
Most Outstanding Female Administrator National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) 25-09-2003
Hope for Humanity Award Rotary Club of Tin Can Island, R-1, District 9110 Nigeria 20-09-2003
Annual Merit Award 2003 Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Ebonyi State Branch. 18-09-2003
NIPR Merit Award for Distinguished National Service. Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Anambra State Chapter. 10th Anniversary, 2003. 13-09-2003
An Award of Professional Excellence Inner Wheel Club of Garki FCT District 913 International 13-09-2003
The Mirror of Tourism in Nigeria The Youth Tourism and Hospitality Club (YOUTAHC) University of Jos 26-08-2003
Award of Excellence in Administration Graduate Student Association of Ibadan (GSAN) University of Ibadan Chapter. 23-08-2003
Ambassador of Peace Award Inter-religious & International Federation for World Peace, Nigerian Chapter 21-08-2003
Patriot of Honour Award International Centre For Development Policy 21-08-2003
Patroness Award College of Medicine Students' Association (COMSA), University of Lagos. 13-08-2003
Alps Merit Award Association of Lady Pharmacist (National) 12-08-2003
Award of Excellence Royal Avan Foundation 05-08-2003
Vocational Gold Service Award Rotary Club of New Haven, Rotary Int'l District 9140, Nigeria 26-07-2003
Distinguished Catholic Professionals Award Young Catholic Professionals Church of Assumption, Falomo, Lagos. 26-07-2003
Paul Harris Fellow Award Rotary International District 9110 Nigeria 25-07-2003
Award of Excellence Female Ministers Forum (F.M.F) International. 11-07-2003
Humanitarian Service Award Rotaract club of the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus 28-06-2003
Honorary Award The Dokita Editorial Board, University College Hospital Ibadan. 24-06-2003
Award for Service to Society St. Paul's Cathedral Nsukka 12-06-2003
Best FCT Woman of the Year 2002 Ministry of Federal Capital Territory, Health Services Development. 27-05-2003
TI International Integrity Award Transparency International
Berlin- Germany 25-05-2003
Nigeria Mothers Merit Award Mama Fiesta 2003 (Nigeria Mothers Festival). 11-05-2003
National Service Award 17th All Nigerian Multi-District Conference. (Rotaract District 9110, 9120,9130 & 9140 Nigeria, Owerri) 10-05-2003
Award of Excellence Citizen Image 06-05-2003
International EMRC Euro Market Award European Market Research Centre (EMRC), Brussels, Belgium. 29-04-2003
NUJ Merit Award Nigeria Union of Journalists, Plateau Council. 10-04-2003
Fellowship Award IAEA A-1400 Vienna- Austria 10-04-2003
Award of Excellence Coalition for Women in Democracy in Nigeria. 08-04-2003
Honorary Award National Association of Medical Laboratory Sciences Student (NAMLSS), Sheraton, Abuja. 31-03-2003
Jochebed Award for Motherhood House on the Rock 30-03-2003
Woman of the Year 2002 The American Biographical Institute Board of International Research (ABI) 27-03-2003
Best Democrats Award Movement for the survival of Democracy in Nigeria (MOSDIN), Abuja. 25-03-2003
Business Times Person of the Year Award (2002). Daily Times of Nigeria, Plc. 24-03-2003
Eko Fm Listeners' Person of the year (2002). Radio house, Lateef Jakande road, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos. 18-03-2003
Honorary Award Association of General and private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria 16-03-2003
Rare Gems 2003 Award Women's Optimum Development Foundation (WODEF) & United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). 08-03-2003
Icon of Good Leadership National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). 01-03-2003
Unity Bar Merit Award Unity Bar, Nigeria March-2003
Distinguished Service Award UNILAG Alumni Association, Cross River State Branch 21-02-2003
Award of Excellence Federal Medical Centre Centenary Anniversary. Owerri 08-02-2003
Total Quality Leadership Award African Institute for Democracy & Good Governance. (AIDEGOG) 23-01-2003
Recognition Award Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria. (PMG-MAN) 2002
Gender Award 2002 Gender Research Women Emancipation and Empowerment Development. 2002
Award for Professional Excellence National Women Peace Group (NAWOPEG), Anambra State Chapter. 2002
Beauty Merit Award Operal Benson Beauty Training Institute. Dec. 2002
Award of Excellence Agulu Transition Committee (A.T.C.), Agulu, Anaocha L.G.A., Anambra State. 27-12-2002
Award of Excellence Parish Priest, President and Members of C.W.O. Madonna Parish, Agulu, Anaocha L.G.A., Anambra State. 26-12-2002
NDLEA Annual Merit Award for Excellence National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Lagos, Nigeria. 19-12-2002
Merit Award Nigerian Bar Association Abuja Branch 19-12-2002
Distinguished Administrators' Award for Administrative Excellence. Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Oyo State Council. 18-12-2002
Merit Award NTA-2 Victoria Island Lagos. 14-12-2002
Honourary Fellowship Award Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State 14-12-2002
Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) Chief Olusegun Obasanjo President, Commander in Chief of Armed forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria. 13-12-2002
Excellence in Public Service Administration. Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Anambra State Chapter, Akwa. 13-12-2002
National Service Merit Award Obafemi Awolowo University Alumni Association (Abuja Branch). 12-12-2002
Crime Fighters' Excellence Award Crime Fighters 12-12-2002
Life Fellow of the Institute- FIJM Institute of Journalism & Management, Enugu 12-12-2002
Award of Excellence The Standing Committee of Medical Education & Health. Medical Student Association ABUTH, Tudunwada – Kaduna. 07-12-2002
Female Achiever for the year 2002 City people
3B Allen Lane, Hospital Bus/stop, Off Allen Avenue, Ikeja. 02-12-2002
Award of Excellence Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Ogun State Chapter. 29-11-2002
African Woman Corporate Giant Award African Woman International Communication Ltd. 28-11-2002
African Youth Achievers Award 2002 Planning Committee, African Youth Achiever Award 2002 25-11-2002
Chieftaincy Title Igbo Speaking Community 23-11-2002
Award of Excellence Nanka Patriotic Union, Lagos Branch. 16-11-2002
Honourary Merit Award Association of Resident Doctors Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, Abuja. 13-11-2002
Amazon Award Mixed Media Communication Ltd. 07-11-2002
Model Presentation Association of Anambra State Development union. 01-11-2002
2002 Vocational Merit Award Rotary 2002/2003 International District 9140, Rotary Club of Ogbor Hill, Aba. 31-10-2002
Leadership Award Leadership Watch 26-10-2002
Merit Award National Universities Association of Management Students, University of Calabar. 18-10-2002
Juli Award Annual Lecture and Distinguished Pharmacy Award Ceremony by Juli Plc. 10-10-2002
Indomitable Spirit Award People Democratic Party,Wuse - Abuja. 07-10-2002
Vocational Service Award. Rotary Club of Asokoro, District 9130 – Nigeria. 05-10- 2002
Icon of Hope Chief Olusegun Obasanjo President, Commander in Chief of Armed forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria 1-10-2002
African Woman International Merit Award (AWIMA) African Woman International Magazine. 0ct. 2002
Grand Defender of Faith Merit Award Anglican Diocese of Maiduguri. 29-09-2002
Award of Honor The Guild of Medical Directors, GMD (Abuja Chapter) 28-09-2002
Honorary Award National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) 26-09-2002
Social Service Award of Excellence Women Development Project Centre 26-09-2002
One of the Top 20 Chief Executives in Corporate Nigeria. Vanguard Media 17-09-2002
Merit Award Nigerian Medical Association, Anambra State Branch. 11-09-2002
"Professional Woman of Distinction" Merit Award. Center for Criminal Justice Reform & Citizen Awareness.
Prestigious Africa International Award of merit 2002 West Africa International Magazine with collaboration with African Refugees Foundation and Liberian Embassy Nigeria. 05-09-2002
National Media Award Nigeria Union of Journalists. Garki, Abuja. Sept. 2002
Excellence Award MD/CEO, Jodal Creations Sept. 2002
Merit Award Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Abuja Branch. 29-08-2002
Contemporary who's who 2002/2003 Award Intl. Who's Who of professional & Business Women Nigeria 05-08-2002
Honourary Award Food & Drug Administration and Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, USA 22-07-2002
"Contemporary Age Honors" Contemporary Age Magazine 20-07-2002
Woman of the Year International Foundation for Excellence (IFEX), Lagos. 30-06-2002
Distinguished Executive award Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) 28-06-2002
Vocational Service Award Rotary Club of Enugu-Capitol 13-06-2002
Woman in Service Award Medical Women Association of Nigeria Enugu State. 25-05-2002
Award of Excellence NUJ (Abuja State Council) 22-05-2002
Prime International Corporate Women in Leadership Merit Award. Prime International Communications Ltd. 11-05-2002
Merit Award People State and Resources (PSR) 11-05-2002
Woman Achiever NCWS Anambra State 07-05-2002
Excellent Performance Award NUJ (Anambra State Council) 26-04-2002
Award of Excellence The President, PANS, Obafemi Awolowo University Branch, Ile-Ife. 19-03-2002
Special merit Award National Association of Igbo youths 22-02-2002
Award of Excellence as a Milestone Centenary Anniversary Committee, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri Imo State 08-02-2002
IBC's 21st Century Award for Achievement International Biographical Centre Cambridge CB2 3QP England. 23-01-2002
Woman of the Year 2002 The American Biographical Institute Board of International Research 23-01-2002
Certificate of Excellence Igbo Youths Association. Enugu. 26-12-2001
Award of Excellence College of the Immaculate Conception (C.I.C.), Old Boys Association, Enugu. 08-12-2001
Distinguished Alumnus Award The University of Nigeria Alumni Association, Nsukka. 07-12-2001
United Nations Youth Merit Award Certificate. All Nigeria United Nations Students and Youth Association, Abia State University Chapter. 07-11-2001
Honours Award Anambra State Development Foundation. 03-10-2001
The Woman of Merit Gold Award People State and Resources (PSR) Magazine, Nigeria 04-07-2001
Merit Award Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Enugu Branch Nov. 1998
International Pharmaceutical Federation Award International Pharmaceutical Federation, Hague Sept. 1998
Pfizer Travel Fellowship Award For the 54th International Pharmaceutical Federation Conference, Portugal Sept. 1994
U.S.A. Congress Award Family Health International (10th International Congress on AIDS) August 1994
Pharmacological Society of Canada's Congress Award 12th International Congress of Pharmacology, Montreal, Canada July 1994
Fellowship Award Common Wealth Post Doctoral Fellowship. 1988/89
Vice Chancellor's Postgraduate and Research Leadership Prize 19984/85 and 1985/86 academic Sessions- Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences 1985
Kingsway Prize for the Best Pharmacy Student 1st Year Professional 1975
Undergraduate Scholarship Federal Government of Nigeria 1974
Post Primary Scholarship Eastern Nigeria Government 1967
Most Exemplary Women Leader Award. Women in Support for Development (WOSUD). 14-10-2004
Merit Award Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, (NIFST). 12-10-2004
EarthWATCH Award for Unique Woman of the Year. EarthWATCH Awards 2004 30-09-2004
Visionary Award First VISIONigeria 01-10-2004
Award of Relevance Guidance and Counselling Section of the Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria Oct. 2004
Human Restoration Award WOTCLEF, Rivers State, Nigeria Sept. 2004
Excellence in Administration Award. National Union of Chemical Footwear, Rubber leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees (NUCFRLANMPE), Lagos, Nigeria 29-09-2004
Friends Of Jesus (FOJ) Award Serenity International, Abuja, Nigeria 25-09-2004
Award of Excellence Catholic Nurses Guild of Nigeria (CNGN). 21-09-2004
Certificate of Merit for Dedication, Objective & Transparent BUKAR NL ARAKU 09-09-2004
Encomium Award for Political Leadership ENCOMIUM Magazine, Nigeria Sept.2004
Merit Award for Outstanding Personality Lecture Series Students' Historical Society of Nigeria, University of Ibadan Chapter 08-09-2004
National Integrity Award Pharmaceutical Association of Nigerian Students (PANS) 31-08-2004
Merit Award National Institute for Policy & Strategic Studies, Kuru, Nigeria. 23-08-2004
Merit Award Apostle Paul Gospel Crusade: (Rebirth of a National Conference, 2004). Aug. 2004
Heroes Award in Recognition of Her Selfless and Immense Contributions to the health and the quality of lives of Nigerians. Academic
Staff Union of Universities, Lagos State University Branch, Lagos, Nigeria 24-08-2004
Sponsorship Award Area 2 Children's Park, Abuja 07-08-2004
Merit Award for Administrative Excellence and Promotion of High Ethical Standard in Business and Profession. Rotaract Club District 9120, Nigeria 07-08-2004
Distinguished Service Award Nigerian Association of Hosp. and Admin. Pharmacists 13-08-2004
Brand Personality of the Year (Female) Award. The Pacesetters, Department of Mass Communication, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta. 07-08-2004
Merit Award as "Motivator of Nigerian Youths" National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) 06-08-2004
Role Model of a distinguished Nigeria Woman Award Association of Nigeria Women in the Gambia (ANWIGAM) 06-08-2004
Dorcasian Award Women of Destiny of Jesus Christ of Nazareth Crusader Church Int. Inc. A.K.A. Jesus Battle Axe. 01-08-2004
Combating Fake Drugs Award 2004. Newsgate Communications Limited 31-07-2004
Outstanding Achiever's Award Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) 23-07-2004
The best Public Personality of the Year (Female) Encomiums Magazine, Nigeria 09-07-2004
Merit Award for Excellence in Health Administration Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Enugu, Nigeria 18-06-2004
2004 Special Award for Combating Economic Crime International Chamber of Commerce – Commercial Crime Services (ICC-CCS), London 16-06-2004
Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Service Award. University of Nigeria, Nsukka June 2004
Transparency Award The Campaign for positive change in Africa (CPC). June 2004
Certificate of Recognition Institute of Industrialists & Corporate Administrators. 10-06-04
Excellence in Christ in Governance Award Ecumenical Apostolic Church Diocese, USA. (Received in Abuja) 05-06-2004
International Award CWA International May 2004
2004 Encouragement Award Women Support Group (WSG), Abuja, Nigeria 26-05-2004
African Peace Award The Aguata – Orumba Women Association, Southern California, USA. 22-05-2004
African Civic Responsibility Award 2004-2005. The African Times – USA. 21-05-2004
Award of Excellence Lagos Archdiocesan Council Catholic Women Organisation (LACCWO) 13-05-2004
Award of Excellence Lagos Archdiocesan Council Catholic Women Organisation (LACCWO). 13-05-2004
Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Africa Leadership Awards - 2004 Intra-West Africa Communications Ltd. (Publishers of West Africa International Magazine), Ghana. 30-04-2004
Merit Award for outstanding contribution to the Accountancy Profession. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. 2004
Citadel of Excellence Y.W.C.A. 2004
Award for Excellence Rotary Club of Ikoyi, District 9110, Nigeria. 26-04-2004
Special Award National Confraternity of Catholic Christian Mothers of Nigeria, Lagos, Nigeria 24-04-2004
Distinguished Leadership Merit Award. Zone 7 Police Community Relations Committee, Abuja, Nigeria 06-04-2004
The Exemplary Nigerian Award for Transparency & Incorruptibility. New Direction Initiative 01-04-2004
Award of Excellence The Student Union Government House of Parliament, University of Jos, Nigeria 01-04-2004
1st Best Consumer Sensitive Government Agency. Consumer Advocacy Forum of Nigeria (CAFON). 30-03-2004
Award of Excellence Excellent Women Int'l Ministries (EXWIM). 25-03-2004
Recognition Award African Society for Toxicological Sciences (ASTS), Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. 23-03-2004
Nady National Award 2004 National Association of Democratic Youths, Kaduna, Nigeria 20-03-2004
Award of Excellence, (Outstanding Public Administrator (OPA) of the Year2004) National Universities Association of Management and
Business Students (NUAMBS) – UniJos Branch, Jos, Nigeria 12-03-2004
Merit Award, University of Calabar (UNICAL), Calabar, Nigeria 04-03-2004
Excellence in Public Administration, Accountability & Integrity Award Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria. 26-02-2004
Gold Medal Merit Award for Excellence and Peace Performance. International College of Chaplains, Imo State, Nigeria 24-02-2004
Award of Honour St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Yaba, Lagos. 21-02-2004
Consumer Excellence Awards 2003 All Nigerian Consumer Movements' Union (ANCOMU), Lagos, Nigeria 10-02-2004
Merit Award Association of Resident Doctors, University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), Jos, Nigeria 07-02-2004
Honourary Award National Union of Anambra State Students (NUASS), University of Ibadan Chapter, Ibadan, Nigeria 31-01-2004
Excellence Award in Leadership and Service. Mboho Mkparawa Ibibio, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria 27-12-2003
Great African Merit Award (GAMA 2003) Complete Success Magazine 20-12-2003
Excellent Service Award Nigeria Union of Journalists, OSBC Chapel. 18-12-2003
FCS (Fellow Council of Scholars) Award Oputa Chambers of Justice, Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria 13-12-2003
UNMSA Executive Excellence Award. University of Nigeria Medical Student Association, Nsukka, Nigeria 08-12-2003
Excellence Award Ndigbo, Lagos, Nigeria 03-12-2003
Appreciation Award Asc Esien E. Esiet 2003
Award of Excellence National Council of Women's Societies Nigeria, Lagos Branch 2003
The Humanitarian Award 2003 Handicapped Affairs Association of Nigeria. 2003
Honours Award College of Medicine, University of Benin, Nigeria. 2003
Award of Excellence Nnamdi Azikiwe University Medical Students Association (NAUMSA), Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria Nov. 2003
Merit Award of Excellence University of Nigeria Alumni Association, Ogun State Branch, Ogun State, Nigeria Nov. 2003
Honours Award National Institute, Nigeria. Nov. 2003
Humanitarian Award Nigeria Red Cross Society, Island Division, Lagos, Nigeria 29-11-2003
Awards for Excellence (XMA) 2003. Xclusive Magazine, Nigeria 29-11-2003
Fellowship Award Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Nigeria 29-11-2003
Prestigious International Award for Covenant Integrity. International Covenant Ministers of Integrity. 29-11-2003
The Nigerian Health Achiever of the Year. Nigerian Achievers Awards 2003, Abuja. 28-11-2003
Africa Merit Award Chi-Chi of Africa Org (NGO), Lagos, Nigeria 22-11-2003
American Association of Nigerian Pharmacists Award. American Association of Nigerian Pharmacists, USA. 19-11-2003
Merit Award Howard University Washington DC, USA,19-11-2003
Merit Award of Excellence Morabo Day Nursery and Primary School, Lagos, Nigeria 04-11-2003
2003 Rimson Risk Management Award. Risk & Insurance Management Society of Nigeria (RIMSON). 31-10-2003
Honours Award Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (2003 Annual Conference). 29-10-2003
Award for Excellence Queen of the Rosary Secondary School, Nsukka. (Old Girls Association). 26-10-2003
Role Model Award Chemical Society of Nigeria, (CSN) 18-10-2003
Christian Integrity Award 2003 The Gospel Music & Arts Festival (GMAF), Surulere, Lagos 05-10-2003


Today's ranting 12:16 pm  

Wow! only one person. This is crazy.I guess she wouldn't even remember some of them.

Anonymous,  1:40 pm  

Is this some kind of a joke jeremy?

'Yar Mama 2:24 pm  

Dora accepts every and any award from all publicity seeking groups, even inconsequential ones that have a only P.O.Box address and letterheaded paper.

Anonymous,  2:40 pm  

While Akunyili is a positive role model and someone that ought to be celebrated, I have atimes wondered why she doesn't feel any conflict about appearing to pick up gong after gong after gong. There is an ostentation about that in itself that is not dissimilar to people collectiong chieftaincy titles by the truckload.

And there comes a point when the titles become meaningless in themselves. Then consider the fact that many organisations and companies may give her some awards just to cultivate some patronage.

There should be a stronger value judgment about what awards (if any more) she receives. Akunyili should have the humility to, in the words of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "turn from praise" - and politely turn down some awards.


gungun 4:23 pm  


Eze,  4:54 pm  

if you know you will know that she craves publicity too much and she will therefore never turns them down. There are many people in Nigeria doing wonderful and amazing things, but you do not hear about it. What Oby, Dora, Ngozi had in common apart from coming from my part of the country, they love publicity and the OBJ administration gave them huge PR budget. Don't get me wrong they are hard working women in their own right, but they love publicity too much and they made no effort to groom younger women around them - only younger men. I have often wonder about such powerful women. I am a beneficiary of one of them.

omo-obanta 6:23 pm  

actually this only worries me that out of a nation of 100 million people, only one person is that impressive. kai

omolabake,  8:50 pm  

Is she really that great or is it just some kiss-ass stuff naija people do...?

Mcneri 8:59 pm  

Haba Aboki, this woman will enter the Guiness Book of Records comfortably!

Controversial Anon,  11:40 pm  

I met her in her office on Tuesday, I must confess, the woman is not half decent.

If she is the sort we celebrate then we are in trouble in Nigeria. I was very dissapointed, she's rubbish frankly.

Anonymous,  12:40 am  

Hysterically funny. This post should win some sort of humor award. Brilliant. Except It's Not Funny. It (conferring these insane titles/award)'s SICK.

Mr C 8:56 am  

Besides the fact I really don't see any reason why these kiss-ass institutions bend backwards to give this lady awards, it still doesn't make sense that someone get award for doing their job.See examples, Soludo, Tinubu.
Is that not wat they were empowered for? Na wa oh!

twinstaiye 11:20 am  

Awards, honorary degrees and chietaincy titles are not honourable any more in naija, they give them when you hold an office they think they can benefit from, or how do one explain the one given to Obasanjo by an Emir from the north but recently withdrawn when OBJ is no more in the helms of affairs.?

Kiibaati 7:04 pm  

One word explains it clearly. Sycophancy.

Anonymous,  9:09 am  

These awards are not different from the 419 business deals. Are they? Come to think of it, we're in the twenty-first century and one could easily hear cries of hunger on the streets of Nagia, yet one person receives these senseless awards. Haba now--grow up Nagia and make us proud with "Beat hunger and corruption awards."

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