Chukwudi Anyanaso & Elizabeth Kperrun Win 2019 Commonwealth Innovation For Sustainable Development Awards

Chukwudi Anyanaso and Elizabeth Kperrun have emerged among the fifteen winners of the 2019 Commonwealth Innovation for Sustainable Development Awards.

Fifteen winners were selected by an independent jury, based on the impact or potential of their innovations to advance one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Held at the Commonwealth headquarters in Marlborough House, London, the awards recognised, celebrated and showcased impactful innovations and forward-looking solutions which help Commonwealth countries develop and advance the Commonwealth charter values.

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Henry Charles Albert David (Prince Harry), Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, presented special prizes to the innovators in international development at a garden party celebrating the Commonwealth’s 70th anniversary. The Duke of Sussex gave each of them a trophy, a certificate and a £2,000 prize.

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Abdullahi Abubakar Conferred Inaugural USA Religious Freedom Award

The United States of America has conferred Religious Freedom Award on Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, who saved over 200 Christians during an attack from suspected herdsmen in Plateau State.

Abubakar received the award alongside Mohamed Yosaif Abdalrahan (Sudan), Ivanir dos Santos (Brazil), William and Pascale Warda (Iraq) and Salpy Eskidjian Weiderud (Cyprus).

The first-ever International Religious Freedom Awards ceremony was hosted by Secretary Pompeo on the 17th of July 2019 in the United States of America. The award honours extraordinary advocates of religious freedom from around the world.

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Kenneth Ekhuemelo Wins Hymnodia Season 1

Kenneth Ekhuemelo (Hymntestant Number 6) has emerged winner of Hymnodia at its Season one grand finale held at the MUSON Centre in Lagos.

Hymnodia is the first-ever reality TV show created around hymns and worship in Nigeria.

In addition to the ASAPH (which is the referred grand prize specially named and designed after King’s david chief musician), the prize for Kenneth Ekhuemelo also included a cash reward of 5 million and a brand-new car.

Olumide Dada emerged second place winner and Mobolanle Oladimeji emerged in third place.

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