14th September, 2010
The publishers of New Name magazine, Rita Moses, has concluded plans to host the maidenÂ edition of New Name Excellence Awards, aimed at honouring Nigerians who have excelled inÂ their chosen endeavours.
Scheduled to take place on 26 November, 2010, the award is expected to honour personalitiesÂ from the political, banking, insurance, adverts and media sector. Information andÂ Communications Minister, Professor Dora Akunyili tops the list of awardees.
According to Rite, â€œwe are honouring people with integrity who have contributed to theÂ growth and development of our country, Nigeria.â€
Speaking on why Professor Dora Akunyili is on the list of awardees, Rita hinted that “we areÂ making her Minister of the Year because she was the only minister that spoke boldly at theÂ Federal Executive Council meeting that the decision makers should allow the law to take itsÂ right course as the decision to let our present President take over was taken early thisÂ year.â€
New Name magazine hit the newsstands in 2008.