Atiku Abubakar, El-Rufai, Ezekwesili, Governor Emmanuel, Melaye, others win AUTHENTIC Awards

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FORMER Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who is the Wazirin Adamawa, has for the third consecutive time, emerged the AUTHENTIC Man of the Year 2018.

According to a statement signed by Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson, the consulting editor, of AUTHENTIC News Daily, Abubakar, who is the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for the 2019 presidential polls next month, had emerged in two previous editions, 2016 and 2017.

For the AUTHENTIC Politician of the Year, Nasir el-Rufai, the Kaduna State governor, who was able to surmount many political battles, emerged the winner. He beat Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the Senate president, and Samuel Orton, the Benue State governor, to it.

AUTHENTIC Woman of the Year was won by Obiageli Ezekwesili, who is a strong contender for the seat of the president in 2019.

Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State emerged AUTHENTIC Governor of the Year, after he was voted best, narrowly beating Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State  and Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State to the prestigious award.

AUTHENTIC Legislator of the Year went to Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi State, who in spite of several controversies remains popular among Nigerians, mostly youth. He beat Shehu Sani, the Kaduna Central senator, who won the previous two editions back-to-back for it.

 

For all the winners, see details below:

1 AUTHENTIC MAN OF THE YEAR – Atiku Abubakar

2 AUTHENTIC POLITICIAN OF THE YEAR – Nasir el-Rufai

3 AUTHENTIC WOMAN OF THE YEAR – Obiageli Ezekwesili

4 AUTHENTIC GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR – Udom Emmanuel

5 AUTHENTIC LEGISLATOR OF THE YEAR – Dino Melaye

6 AUTHENTIC BUSINESSPERSON OF THE YEAR – Rabiu Abdulsamad

7 AUTHENTIC MDA OF THE YEAR – Ministry of Works Power and Housing

8 AUTHENTIC BRAND OF THE YEAR – Amstel Malta

9 AUTHENTIC CORPORATE ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR – Rahmaniyya Oil and Gas

10 AUTHENTIC NGO OF THE YEAR – CISLAC

11 AUTHENTIC MILITARY OR PARAMILITARY OUTFIT OF THE YEAR – FRSC

12 AUTHENTIC SECONDARY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR – St. Anne’s Secondary School, Otukpo

13 AUTHENTIC UNIVERSITY OF THE YEAR – Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

14 AUTHENTIC JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – Tim Elombah

15 AUTHENTIC SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Ekene Abubakar Adams

16 AUTHENTIC OPPOSITION FIGURE OF THE YEAR – Rivers State APC

17 AUTHENTIC ENTERTAINMENT PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Whiz Kid

 

It would be recalled that Abubakar emerged AUTHENTIC Man of the Year 2017, Saraki was AUTHENTIC Politician of the year 2017, Wike was the governor of the year 2017, winning it back-to-back, while Sani was Legislator of the year 2017, also winning back-to-back.

– Jan. 22, 2019 @ 15:45 GMT |

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