The Chief Executive and Editor In Chief of CKN news, Chris Kehinde Nwandu was on Saturday honoured with the Lagos State University (LASU) Distinguished Alumni Award.
Mr. Nwandu a 1990 set graduate of the institution was honored amongst other 37 recipients for their service to the institution at a ceremony that had the who is who in attendance.
The award ceremony was part of the activities marking the 1st International Convention of the Alumni Association.
In attendance were several dignitaries including the Vice-Chancellor of LASU Prof Olarenwaju Adigun Fagbohun, former Executive Secretary of the National University Commission Prof Peter Okebukola,, former Edo State Governor and ex Lecturer at the University, Prof Osunbor, distinguished scholars, Politicians, Business mogul, members of the armed forces and diplomatic corp.
Mr. Nwandu in his acceptance speech thanked the Alumni Association and University for founding him worthy to be bestowed with such an award, pledging to continue to remain a good ambassador of the institution.
Chris Kehinde Nwandu, a multiple award winner is also the President of Guild of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria, Coordinator of FRSC Celebrity Special Marshals, Ambassador of ActionAid Nigeria as well as UN Ambassador for Peace for the Lagos State Ministry of Justice Mediation Centre
List of Awardees of the LASU EXCELLENCE AWARD 2019
(A) LEGENDARY ALUMNI AWARD
1 Major General (rtd) Cecil Esekhaigbe, PhD.
2 (President LASU Alumni Association)
3 Mr Fatai Olateju Sonoiki – (Chairman BOT)
(B) THE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SOCIAL IMPACT
1 Dr. Mrs Adebule – (Former Deputy Governor, Lagos State)
4. Mrs Farida Waziri (ex EFCC Chairman)
1 Mrs Bolanle Patience Ambode (Ex First Lady)
2 Rtd Gen Ahmed Jibrin (Member BOT, Chairman Convention)
3 DCP Tunji Disu – Chairman RRS Lagos
4 Mr. Hakeem Muri Okunola (1993-Set) – HOS Lagos State
5 Mrs Nkechi Obi, CEO Techno Oil
6 Tokunbo Mujib Mumuni (Chairman SERAP)
11. Solomon Ehigiator Arase (Former IGP)
1 Rt. Hon Obasa Mudashiru – (Speaker of the LSHA)
2 Chief Bisi Olatilo
Veteran Broadcaster, Chairman/CEO Biscon Communications
3 Tokunbo Abiru – MD Polaris Bank
4 Tunde Adeola – ED Sterling Bank
5 Norrison Quakers (SAN)
6 Aare Muyiwa Akinboro (SAN)
(C) DISTINGUISH ALUMNI AWARD
1 Shakiru Odusanya – GM Lagos State Printing Corporation
2 Yemisi Kolade
3 Rita Fajobi
4 Mabel Amonu-Okwonnu
5 Danmole Faruk
6 Gbenga Olubajo
24. Satar Omolola
1 Kehinde Olusanya
2 Tunde Cardozo
3 Bopo Oyekan
4 Chris Kehinde Nwandu
5 Jide Okeowo
6 Jamiu Abolore Awe
7 Yinka Ogunsuyi
D. LASU ACADEMIC MERIT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
1 Professor Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani – (Director of Academic Centre of National Open University)
2 Prof Akeeb Bola Oyefolu LASU Dept of Microbiology
3 Prof. Kabiru Akinyemi
LASU Dept of Microbiology
E. LASU ALUMNI PRESIDENTIAL AWARD
1 Mr. Olagbadamosi Ridwan (2019 best overall student in Mechanical Engineering)
2 Miss Karen Enumah – (Co-Best overall 2019 graduating student).
E. ALUMNI OF THE YEAR
1 Soye Oniagba
F. YOUNG ALUMNI OF THE YEAR AWARD
38. Folake Ogundipe