Bush, Blair, Rice, Kuffour grace THISDAY Nigeria at 50 Awards in ABUJA

Abuja – The THISDAY Nigeria-at-50 Awards was characterized by the Who-is-Who in Nigeria including past Government officials, business moguls and International delegates. The immediate past United States President, George W. Bush; the Secretary of State to his government, Prof. Condoleezza Rice, both joined former British Prime Minister, Mr. Tony Blair, in Abuja for the event.

Bush and Rice arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport amid heavy security provided by both Nigerian and American personnel. Blair arrived quietly on Friday and had visited Action President Goodluck Jonathan in Aso Rock and participated in other public service engagements. Former President of Ghana John Kuffour presented a series of awards at the event.

The awards ceremony recognized and honored 50 distinguished Nigerians who have played critical roles in the country’s developmental efforts since 1960.
The THISDAY Nigeria-at-50 Awards serves as a formal kick-off for the celebration of Nigeria’s golden jubilee anniversary as an independent nation.

Agency report by Trendy Africa Nigeria @ 2010

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