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Iweala Emerges Nigeria Global Woman of the Year Abroad

By Nigeria Standard Newspaper
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Iweala Emerges Nigeria Global Woman of the Year …Forbes name her among 87 most powerful women in the world

• Govs Akpabio, Ahmed to receive awards for performance
• Tuface wins 'Nigeria Hip Hop Artiste of the Year Award'
• Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde shines as 'Nigeria Actress of the Year'
• Paramount Ruler of Yewaland is 'Royal Father of the Day'
• Supported by Nigeria Embassy in United Arab Emirate (UAE)
• Al-Jazeera, BBC, CNN, VOA, Reuters, AP, BEN TV(UK); Ovation

International Magazine on Media Attendance list

AFTER her historic feat at the just concluded election in World Bank, where she contested as the singular African candidate, a height no African has ever attained, the Editors and Board of Directors of Naija Standard Newspaper, a foremost registered Nigeria's online news portal is glad to inform the world through a unanimous decision taken by the 'Awards Selection Committee', which consist of professional Nigerians in the Diaspora, Regional Editors of our online newspaper and few Nigerian scholars that Nigeria's Finance Minister and coordinating economic minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has just emerged 'Nigeria Global Woman of the Year' in a glamorous award ceremony slated for Sheraton Hotels, in the Arab Gulf region-United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Okonjo-Iweala's Award term of reference

In a press statement signed by Emmanuella Johnson, (Chairman of the Awards Selection Commiittee), newly promoted acting Regional Editor (United

States) for our online news portal and Dr. Mobola Samuel, Secretary of the committee, a Nigerian Surgeon who is into successful medical practice in

Europe: “Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, a former World Bank Managing Director at 57 has achieved a lot in the global economic sector and rightly place Nigeria positively amongst world's emerging economy. Aside being Nigeria's coordinating economic minister, she made headlines when she left the World Bank in July last year where she was a managing director and the second-in-command, to become the finance minister of Nigeria. While it shocked some supporters who saw her as a contender for the Bank's top job, it also brought a sense of deja-vu. From 2003 to 2006 she served as finance minister of Nigeria under President Olusegun Obasanjo, whose administration was known for liberalizing the Nigerian economy, building close ties with the United States and closer ties with prominent Nigerian businessmen. Okonjo-Iweala's main achievement was to secure a debt write-off of $18 billion from Nigeria's creditors. And today, she stands shoulder high globally as a foremost African Amazon and Nigerian bureaucrat to have contested World Bank's presidency.”

Govs Akpabio, Ahmed win award

This most glamorous celebration already attracting rare reviews by foreign media establishment in the Middle-East, already set for April 26,2012 from 8pm, to be spiced by 'State Dinner' will also confer awards on Dr.

Godswill Akpabio, Governor of Akwa Ibom State as 'Nigeria Most Outstanding Governor of the Year (South-South/Niger Delta) for his giant strides in 'Infrastructural Development', while Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Governor of Kwara State is to be decorated with 'Nigeria Best Governor (North) for his laudable impact in 'Education/Agriculture & Youth Empowerment'.

Tuface, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde emerge Nigeria's Ambassadors

This event designed to herald the successful 'Pre-Media Unveiling' of our foreign editorial office in Arabian Gulf has singled out Innocent Idibia, aka Tuface as 'Nigeria Hip Hop Artiste of the Year' for “being the most outstanding, creative artiste and obviously most highly decorated Nigerian artiste that has won every awards available on the African continent and Europe through his melodious/soulful tunes.”

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, a Nollywood Diva popularly called 'Omosexy' by her fans has been chosen by the 'Awards Selection Commiittee' as 'Nigeria's Actress of the Year' for “leveraging her celebrity status to have emerged 'Amnesty International Art Ambassador in 2012', by being involved in the Amnesty for Art project. Art for Amnesty is a global project working with art organizations and artists who believe in human rights. By adding their voices to Amnesty International campaigns, artists help them reach out to their audiences by using their exceptional skills and talents to spread the human rights message across countries and continents in a bid to inspire people to act. Also, the Awards Selection Committee considers her enviable role in the Nollywood industry; particularly her exceptional achievements in entertainment industry and, her commitment to the less privileged.”

Royal Father of the Day
In a ceremony designed to celebrate Nigeria as a 'Great Nation, Good People' with the theme 'Effect of Social Media on Nigeria's Democracy', HRM, Olu of Ilaro, the Paramount Ruler of Yewaland in Ogun State, Oba Kehinde Gbadewole Olugbenle, a Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), an M.Sc degree holder in Housing Development and Management from the Premier University, the University of Ibadan and the first Managing Surveyor in charge of the Ogun State House in Central Business District, Abuja will speak briefly on: “ Social Media, Effectual Role of Traditional Rulers in Nigeria's Democracy.”

Foreign Media Attendance on the rise
As at press time, foreign media giants like Cable News Network (CNN), Al-Jazeera TV, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), AFP, Reuters; AP, Voice of America (VOA), BEN TV (London), Ovation International Magazine and Black Heritage Radio (London, with live streaming of the event) are on the growing media houses to cover this historic ceremony that will further re-brand Nigeria and showcase her rich cultural heritage. The strictly-by-invitation event is supported by Nigerian Embassy in United Arab Emirate (UAE).