Northeast star 2018 Awards: Gen Danjuma,Genaral Buratai,HRH Mai Tangle, Kyari Mele, Zara Goni to be honored
We are excited to unveil the winners of the Northeast Star magazine awards in collaboration with the Arewa Journalists Forum. Nominations were received in September and voting commenced immediately. For example Lt. General T. Y Danjuma, Atiku Abubakar, Hajiya Mariam Abacha, Boss Mustapha, Amb.Babagana Kingibe and Prof Umaru Shehu were nominated for the Person of the Year category which saw General Danjuma emerging as winner in the online poll.
The winners of the 2018 awards are Lt. General T. Y Buratai (Colin Powell Meritorious Award for Soldiering of the Decade), DCP Abba Kyari (Best Police Officer of the Decade), Alh Tijjani Tumsah (General Excellence Award in Leadership), Eng. Kyari Mele (General Excellence Award in Public Service) and Hajiya Zara Goni (Humanitarian of the Year).
Others include Governors Ibrahim Dankwambo (Governor of the Year), Aminu Bello Masari (Best Governor in Grass-root Development), His Royal Highness The Mai Tangle, Dr. Abdu Buba Mai Shehu II (Mother Teresa Award for Peace),Alh Mala Mai Bunu (Politician of the Year), Sen. Danjuma Gone (General Excellence Award in Politics), Prof. Umara Zullum (Best Commissioner of the Year), Prof. T. M Dabkana (General Excellence Award in Orthopedics), Ben Shemang (Media Icon of the Year),Dr Ali Pantami (I. T Icon of the Year).
Institutions like the Gombe International School (Best School of the Year), Presidential Committee on Recovery of Asset (Best Government Parastatal of the Year) and Presidential Committee on Continuous Audit (5 Star Award for Efficiency) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (5 Star Award for Efficiency) will be recognized.
Senator Ibrahim Mantu is expected to chair the occasion while Her Excellency Hajiya Aisha Buhari will serve as Special Guest of Honor. Awardees will receive cash prizes,medals and a certificate.