5th October, 2010
Barrister Monday Onyekachi Ubani, a legal practitioner from Abia State, has emerged theÂ Patriot 2010, in the first ever radio contest organised to celebrate Nigeriaâ€™sÂ independence.
Tagged the Golden Moments Of An Evergreen Nation, the contestÂ was presented by the DailyÂ Guide crew- Mofe and Moyo Oyatogun, Seun Awosika and Emmanuel Olujohungbe, under theÂ supervision of Mr. Kunle Gbadeyanka, the General Manager, Star 101.5 FM, the host stationÂ .
The contest seeks to reward Nigerians who are knowledgeable about Nigeria. It lastedÂ throughout the month of September 2010 and required listeners to research deeply intoÂ Nigeria and learn new things about the country.
Amongst other requirements, contestants were tested on their knowledge of other parts ofÂ the country, outside their states of origin. For instance, Yoruba speaking contestantsÂ were tasked to address the audience in either Hausa or Ibo.
Barr Ubani, who won the contest, is of Igbo origin but speaks Yoruba and Hausa.
He won the hearts of the judges when he was required to encourage Nigerians to go out andÂ vote in the upcoming elections in Hausa language.
He is also known to be a Nigerian of selfless character, who has offered a lot of freeÂ legal services to Nigerians in need.
Mr. Frank Mba, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, came second. He advisedÂ Nigerians to shun crime in Yoruba language.