By Opeyemi Daniel-Adeoti.
Publisher of an online medium, NigeriaRealNews, Mallam Issa Saliu has emerged as the best online journalist of the year.
L- R, the publisher of NigeriaRealNews, Mallam Issa Saliu, Ustaz Abdulrazaq Jeje and others awardees during the programme.
Issa Saliu bagged the award at the 2021 End of Ramadan Lecture/Award Ceremony organized an Ilorin based media house Kwara People Magazine publishing by Hon. Oladipupo Ali aka Mr. Nigeria.
R-L, Lawyer Kunle Sulyman, the APC state care taker Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Samari, Hon. Abdulraheem Agboola and other awardee at the event
Issa Saliu while speaking to press men expressed gratitude to God Almighty for spearing his life to witness the day.
L- R, One of the awardee, the publisher of NigeriaRealNews online, Mallam Issa Saliu, Mallam Babatunde Zakariyah, Alhaji Idris Mahmud and Mallam Shehu Atanda during the programme.
He also thanked the organizer for counting him worthy for the prestigeous award, describing it as a reward for passion and hardwork.
L-R, the APC state care taker Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Samari the publisher of Kwara People Magazine, Hon. Oladipup Ali Lawyer Kunle Sulyman, Hon Abdulraheem Agboola and a guest at the ceremony.
He said the award will spur him to do more in his chosen career and will not relent in feeding the public with the truth.
Standing, Hon. Abdulraheem Agboola addressing the gathering.
Mallam Issa Saliu is also the current Editor of a Kwara based media outfit, National Moonlight Newspaper.
The awardee, the publisher of NigeriaRealNews online, Mallam Issa Saliu receiving the award from the permanent Secretary Ministry of Information, Hajia Mopelola Abdulrahman while the publisher of Kwara People Magazine, Hon. Oladipup Ali lending helping hands.
Delivering his lecture at the event, Ustaz Abdulrazaq Jeje congratulated the awardees, charging them to always be of good conduct in their chosen profession so as to win more accolades in the future.
The cleric charged politicians to stay in the path of truth and shun corruption for the state to be a better society, calling on them to desist from the act of cross carpeting from one political party to others for selfish interest.
In his contribution, one of strong APC stalwarts in the state, Layer Kunle Sulyman appreciated the Organizers for coming up with the magazine particularly when it’s service is highly needed in Kwara society.
He commended the efforts of Mr. Nigeria for recognising some philanthropists in the state by given them the deserve honours, soliciting for people’s support on the present government programmes and policies.
Left, The awardee, the publisher of NigeriaRealNews online, Mallam Issa Saliu and the quest speaker, Ustaz Abdulrazaq Jeje during the programme.
Also speaking, Senator Makanjuola Ajadi advised the publisher of the magazine to always find truth story before publication, promising that the present government in the state will give it’s support where neccessary.
The publisher of Kwara People Magazine, Hon. Oladipup Ali aka Mr. Nigeria addressing the gathering during the programme.
Earlier in his opening remarks, the organiser of the programme, Hon. Oladipup Ali stressed that it was though at initial stage of his journalism career, adding that with dedication, Commitment and hard work he has every course to glorify God.
From the left, Hajia Taye Gold, the Principal of Queen Elizabeth School Ilorin, Hajia Sidikat Taye Lawal, Sen. Makanjuola Ajadi, Hajia Mopelola Abdulrahman and other guests at event.
He advised people to believe on their ability and have faith in God Almighty who is a supporter of those who help themselves.
Senator Makanjuola Ajadi being welcome to the programme by the publisher of NigeriaRealNews, Mallam Issa Saliu while others guests stand for ovations.
Sal awardees are the Governor of Niger State, Alhaji Sani Bello, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Pro. Sulaiman Abubakar, Engr. Kale Kawu, Hon. Bio Umar, Barrister K.K. Eleja, Sen. Makanjuola Ajadi, Lawyer Kunle Sulyman, Hon. Iliasu Ibrahim, Engr. Kola Shittu, Hajia Mopelola Abdulrahman and Barrister Bamidele Aluko.
L-R Lawyer Kunle Sulyman, Hon Abdulraheem Agboola and a guest at the ceremony.
Others include Ambassador Yahaya Serikin and Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, Hon. Abdulraheem Agboola, Dr. Abdullahi Olokoba, Alhaji Kayode Aremu, Hajia Kahdijat Yusuf, Awawal Dayo Yahaya, Mallam Issa Saliu, Hajia Rabiat Abdulrahman, Prof. A A. Yusuf, Sherifat Kuburat Kayode Among the others.
L-R, the care taker Chairman of Kwara APC, Alhaji Abdullahi Samari, the publisher of Kwara People Magazine, Hon. Oladipup Ali and a strong stalwart of APC in Kwara, Lawyer Kunle Sulyman during the programme.
Present at programme include the state Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Abdullahi Samari, Senator Makanjuola Ajadi, Lawyer Kunle Sulyman, Hon. Raheem Agoola, the General Manger Radio Kwara, Alhaji Kayode Aremu, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Communication, Hajia Mopelola Abdulrahman.
Also present are, Principal of Queen Elizabeth School Ilorin, Hajia Sidikat Taye Lawal, Hajia Taye Gold, former Ilorin South APC Chairman, Alhaji Nasir Alkali, Hajia Kahdijat Hibraheem Ayelabegan, Hajia Wosilat Baba and Hajia Bunata Yusuf.
Others are Hajia Titilayo Gambari, Mallam Shehu Atanda, Alhaji Baba Zubair, Alhaji Saidu Bolaji Yekelu, Hajia Fatimoh Olarewaju, Alhaji Idris Mahmud, Mallam Zakariyah Adebayo, Ustaz Mahmud Ishola, the Secretary of Radio Kwara, Mallam Tajudeen Onikoko, Hajia Rukayat Abiola, Hajia Falilat Saka and Hajia Afusat Mustapha among others.