Splendor and glamour were the summery of the story as Madonna University Association (MUAA) held the launch of the maiden edition of their magazine, MUAA Magazine at Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotels and Towers Abuja.
The event which also saw the honouring of some deserving Nigerians and alumni held on October 12, 2013 with guest drawn from every part of the country and beyond.
In his speech, the National President of the association, Mr Chim Achu said the association is a world-class university alumni association driven by shared commitment to excellence with the mission to promote the career prospects of members and the future development of the Alma Mater.
“Today’s event is an opportunity for us to celebrate some of our members and members of the Nigerian society who have distinguished themselves. MUAA magazine is a platform that will give the association a voice in the society” He added.
Out of six categories of awards, two alumni, Barr. Tonye Rex Idaminabo and former National President, Prince Victor Imoru were both honoured with MUAA Distinguished Alumni Award and MUAA Leadership Award respectively, while a former Attorney General of Nigeria, Mr Micheal O. Fawole was honoured with MUAA Distinguished Citizens Award.
Other award recipients include, former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife who received MUAA Lifetime Achievement Award; Nze Chris Obinna Aharanwa, MUAA Professional Award and Chief Akin Olujinmi, MUAA Public Service Award.
Guests at the event include the Vice Chancellor, Madonna University, Prof Chuks E. Ezedum; Mr Sam Oye, president, Springtime Leadership International Foundation; Abdullahi Majeed, President National Youth Council of Nigeria; and Chief Engr Isaac Iwuoha, Chairman Lobic Group .
Others are Dr Katch Ononuju; Chief Rex Onyeabor, former PDP National Secretary; Mr Fowore, DG Citizen and Leadership Training Centre; Former Miss Nigeria 2012, Sylvia Edem-Emechete other beauty queens amongst other guests.
The event was co anchored by Collins Adeyemi and Nollywood actress, Dorothy Njemanze, while AIT and NTA covered the event.
Hall ready and set
Signing guest list
Dorothy Njamenze, Chima Achu, Collins Adeyemi
Dorothy Njamenze, Collins Adeyemi, Chima Achu, wife and Ken Okoli
Signing guest list
The Ushers: With Bola and Gloria
Chris, Anokwute and the queens
Dorothy Njamenze and Collins Adeyemi
[Right] Vice Chancellor, Madonna University, Prof Chuks Ezedum
Anokwute, Chima, Victor Imoru and Chris
Unveiling of the magazine