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United Nations Honours Former President Olusegun Obasanjo with Global Leadership Award



Although his tenure as President of Nigeria has long been over, Olusegun Obasanjo seems to be getting more and more international recognition.

In June, the former President was appointed an adviser to New World Oil and Gas plc, an AIM-listed investment company focused on investing in and operating oil and gas assets {click here to read the report}.

Now, just a few months later, he has gotten another international recognition, this time from the United Nations.

On Sunday, in New York, the UN conferred on him the South-South Awards for Global Leadership.

The ceremony was part of the 2nd Annual South-South Awards which took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel during the High-Level Segment of the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly.

According to NAN, the 2012 South-South Award recognises, shares and disseminates the most outstanding success stories and lessons learned in South-South and triangular cooperation in using ICT for development.

The selection process for the Awards is led by an internationally recognised jury, and the Awards are organised in close cooperation with several international organisations under the patronage of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations World Trade Organisation (WTO).

The criteria for the nomination and selection of Award winners focus on achievements and initiatives, which represent outstanding contributions and advances in the use of ICT and media in advancing the MDGs.

The Awardees include government leaders, business, ICT innovators and practitioners, and youth leaders.

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. Priscy

    September 26, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Congrats Baba OBJ

  2. bbb

    September 26, 2012 at 9:15 am

    awww thumbs up OBJ

  3. purplepearl

    September 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Congratulations Sir

  4. Lulu

    September 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Yeye dey smell

  5. Msunderstood

    September 27, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Lol @ yeye dey smell. I actually laughed really hard.

  6. Itele Michael

    December 22, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Congratulation BABA, wish u God guide and good hearlth, i jst wsh u stl our presido we 4 no see al ds nonsence we r facn rgth nw.

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