Debo Adeniran, Ubani, Otitoju, Wale Okunniyi set to speak at Prestige Excellence Award and Lecture 2020
In line with the philosophy of organisers of annual Prestige Excellence Award and Lecture to critically examine state of the nation, proffer and recommend solutions, top and renowned socio-political analysts and erudite scholars in their various fields are set to speak at 4th Prestige Excellence Award and Lecture 2020 slated for Sunday November 29 at Presken Hotels, Ikeja, Lagos.
Theme for this year event is “ Post Covid-19: Sustaining Way Out of Economic Degradation, Security Breach & Socio-Political Crisis.
Prestige Excellence Award and Lecture(PEAL) is instituted to recognize and appreciate deserving individuals, corporate entities and professional institutions that have made remarkable impact in our society.
The Award is the brainchild of Prestige News Online and Prestige International Magazine published by Timmary Communications. Prestige media platforms are dedicated to extolling the virtues of hard work, ingenuity, integrity and uncommon achievement in service to humanity, while its online platform www.prestigenewsonline.com reports up to date news as it is.
The PEAL 2020 edition is tailored to honour and celebrate individuals and organizations who have exemplified those virtues in the course of the year under review.
This award is expected to bring together the crème de la crème of the Nigerian society from all walks of life and offering a unique platform for social and corporate networking as well as a fertile ground for corporate and product branding.
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About Barrister Ubani
Barrister Monday Ubani is the Principal Partner of the law firm of Ubani & Co. He established the firm in 1991 shortly after his NYSC programme.
He attended University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he obtained an LL.B(Second class upper division) degree, and was called to the bar in 1990 after bagging a B.L(Second class upper division) from the Nigerian Law School. He is also a holder of LL.M degree in Comparative Constitutional & Company Law which he obtained from the University of Lagos.
He began his professional working career as Pupil Counsel in the law firm of K.C Ugbuajah & Co in Kano during his NYSC programme. He is the Company Secretary/Director to A.G.M.B.S and External Solicitor to the following companies:
A.G Homes, Loans & Savings Limited.
New Page Nig Limited.
Iris Medical Foundation.
Harry Mag Nig. Limited.
Intercontinental Bank Plc (Now Access Bank).
Orient Oil and Gas Limited.
Sun on Hotel Limited.
Beuland Hotels Limited.
Jehovah Jireh Ltd.
Advic Auto Ltd.
Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
And several other companies and High Networth Individual.
Barrister M.O Ubani belongs to several groups and associations. They are as follows:
Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Christian Lawyer Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON).
Field Representative of Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship International.
President Men Ministries Assemblies of God Church, Ikeja section.
Certified Pension Institute of Nigeria.
HE IS A SOCIAL CRITIC, POLITICAL ACTIVIST, COMMUNITY LEADER AND COMMENTATOR ON NATIONAL ISSUES. HE HAS WRITTEN SEVERAL ARTICLES IN VARIOUS NEWSPAPERS. HE IS POPULARLY REFERRED TO AS THE 2ND SENIOR ADVOCATE OF THE MASSES AFTER LATE CHIEF GANI FAWEHINMI..
Barrister Ubani has held and is holding the following positions:
Former Parliamentarian, S.U.G.U.N.N.
Former Chief Judge, U.N.N (1988 – 1989).
Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
President Mens Ministries Assemblies of God Church , Ikeja section for 8 years.
Former Chairman Law Week Planning Committee of Ikeja 2009 – 2010.
Former Alternate Chairman Finance Committee of NBA Ikeja 2011.
Presently the Field Representative of the full Gospel Business Men Fellowship of Nigeria.
Present Secretary of the Board of Assemblies of God Nigeria, Ikeja, Lagos.
Presently the Legal Adviser of Lagos District of Assemblies of God, Nigeria.
Chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Ikeja 2012 – till date.
Barrister Ubani is an awardee of several honours as listed below:
6th Ikeja City Award of Excellence 2011 presented to Barrister M.O Ubani.
Akwa Ibom Indigenes Development Initiative (AKIDI) Lagos Nigeria- Award of Excellence for selfless Service to Humanity and public.
SPODAC Award of Excellence conferred on Barr. M.O Ubani- Award of Excellence and Service to Humanity.
Lagos State Radio Service- Special award presented to Barrister M.O Ubani as Listener of the year 2008, Eko FM.
Naija Growing Green Media Dinner Award- Recognition Award for numerous contributions towards a better and greener Nigeria.
Certified Pension Institute of igeria Fellowship Award, 8th December 2011.
JCL (Lagos City) Active Award presented to Barr. M.O Ubani at Active Citizens Discourse 2012.
Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria Ikeja Chapter- Distinguished Service Award 2012 presented to Barrister M.O Ubani.
Cafus Obed Foundation Honours- An Award of Distinguished Character as a Resident Advocate of the Masses.
Naija Growing Green Award Recognition award for supporting Environment towards improving human sustainability through planting.
Barrister M.O Ubani is happily married to Mrs Faurstina Ubani with four children.
About Debo Adeniran
Debo Adeniran, a Consultant Educationalist was the Pioneer Secretary-General, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR); First General secretary, Gani Fawehinmi Solidarity Association (GFSA) and Inaugural Assistant General Secretary, Campaign for Democracy (CD).
He is the Founding General Secretary, Movement for Yoruba Autonomy (MOYA); Principal, Grassroots PowerPoint Institute for Political Education (GPIPE); Head, Strategy Committee, Centre foMy Photor Constitutional Governance (CCG); National Coordinator, Child Help In Leadership, Democracy, Rights and Education in Nigeria (CHILDREN) Project;
Executive Chairman, Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL); Chairman, People’s Action for Democracy (PAD); Head Consultant, First Faculty Ventures (FFV)
Human and Organizational Development
Human/Child Rights Isssues
Grassroots/Community Participation and Mass Mobilization
About Babajide Otitoju
Babajide Kolade-Otitoju is a 1989 graduate of History from the University of Ilorin. After his youth service at the Kaduna Polytechnic, he started his journalism career in 1991 as a sports writer with the defunct The Democrat newspaper.
In December 1992, he joined The News magazine as foundation staff, covering Kano state. He later became Editor of PMNews, Nigeria’s highest circulating evening newspaper for seven years, between January 15, 1999 and August 1, 2005, and as Editor of The News, Nigeria’s second highest selling news magazine, for 8 years between August 1, 2005 and May 30, 2013.
After 16 years as title editor in the print media, he joined TVC News as Home News Editor on May 30, 2013.
At TVC News, his mandate was to improve news coverage and to ensure that the local channel, TVC Entertainment was first with Nigerian news. Under his leadership, TVC’s 10pm news bulletin was rated best in the country.
On October 1, 2014 TVC News Nigeria was created and Kolade-Otitoju was promoted Head of the channel with responsibility for its day-to-day running.
Widely travelled and gifted with an eye for bright ideas, Babajide is a fixture on the award-winning Journalists’ Hangout.
About Veteran che Wale Okunniyi
He was one of the strong contenders for the Ogun East Senate seat in 2019. Hon. Wale Okunniyi was contesting for that Senate seat in Ogun State and the race was keenly contested for.
He ran on the platform of Peoples Trust, his political phrase was ESOJI 2019. Okunniyi was a distinguished member of the last National Confab of Nigeria inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan in March 2014.
Esoji was a major voice at the Confab, who canvassed the creation of Ijebu State for our Ijebu people and even canvased Ago Iwoye as Capital of the Ijebu State both within the Yoruba caucus at the Confab and before the Awujale during his 80th Birthday in his palace in company of Otunba Kunle Ogunade of Ijebu Ode.
Okunniyi as an indomitable political activist of significant repute in Nigeria is currently the Convener of the third force movement and Director General of Nigeria Intervention Movement, NIM.
He has worked directly at various times with Elder Statesman, Anthony Enahoro of blessed memory, Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, the irrepressible Senior Advocate of the Masses, Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, Eminent Jurist, Ben Nwabueze SAN, Human Rights Icon, Olisa Agbakoba SAN among other political and constitutional Irokos of our land.
It is also worthy of note that Okunniyi has initiated and championed many political struggles and civil rights activism for the Nigerian peoples; this is from being the Students Union President of Lagos State University, to one of the very few Field Commanders of the NADECO struggles for the restoration of our current fledgling Democracy, to being Spokesperson of PRONACO under the leadership of Enahoro and Soyinka, to National Secretary and Head of Secretariat of Project Nigeria Movement, a platform for eminent leaders of thought in Nigeria jointly led by Prof Ben Nwabueze SAN, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule and Mallam Adamu Ciroma both of blessed memory and presently the Director General of NIM.
In 2011 Okunniyi was elected in Ogun State as Governorship Candidate and State Leader of the defunct CPC led by General Muhammadu Buhari. In 2015, it is on record that Okunniyi was the only visible Governorship Aspirant within APC running against the incumbent Governor Amosun before the National leadership of APC decided against primary elections wherever the party had incumbent Governor, which led to a major division in the party at that time.
However in 2016, Okunniyi was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari into Presidential Committee on the Reform of the Nigerian Constitution and Electoral laws led by former Senate President, Ken Nnamani and later appointed by PMB into the Federal Board of the Nigerian Press Council, NPC.
Okunniyi Olawale is presently the BOT Secretary and Ogun East, senatorial Candidate of the third force consensus party in Nigeria known as the People Trust PT. The Director General of Nigeria Intervention Movement NIM and convener of the third force movement in Nigeria,
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