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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Nigeria Centenary: January 1, 1914 - January 1, 2014

Who Are the 100 Icons of Nigeria from 1914-2014?




To celebrate the Nigeria Centenary next year 2014, Nigerians Report Online, the flagship of citizen journalism in Nigeria will recognize the illustrious patriots who have been the nation builders of modern Nigeria from 1914-2014.


They include icons of democracy and governance, icons of education, icons of medicine, icons of engineering and science, icons of business and industry, icons of public service, icons of sports, icons of arts and culture (including icons of music, icons of movies, icons of literature, icons of beauty and haute couture), icons of Information Technology, icons of journalism and other icons who have also achieved great things in the making of modern Nigeria.


Nigeria has heroes and we should celebrate our heroes, because majority of our children and youths are ignorant of our heroes who should be role models worthy of emulation for their inspiration and motivation to excel and succeed in life and join in the nation building of a New Nigeria in the leadership of Africa among the comity of nations in the world.


We should celebrate the nation builders and not title chasers.
These nation builders are champions who have sacrificed a lot and paid the price, and some in fact paid the supreme price for freedom, peace and unity.
That is why I published the The Mandate of MKO Abiola, written by Adeleke O. Adeyemi, aka Mai Nasara, the winner of the $100, 000 Nigeria; Prize for Literature in 2011 for his book The Missing Clock. “The Mandate of MKO Abiola” is one of the most distributed books on the martyr of June 12.




 
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