House of Justice Awards and Dinner night began with Red carpet at 5:30pm. MCs for the Red Carpet were Jotham Ayuba and Funke Ajibade. Rijo Shekari was the Master of Ceremony (MC) for the Dinner and Awards night, he took over the podium by ushering in special guests of honour.
The dress code for the Award and Dinner Night was yellow gown or touch of yellow for ladies and black suit and red tie for their male counterpart. This made the gathering looked gorgeous and glamorous. The chief host was not left out as he looked gorgeously dressed in his native dress.
THE TOPIC: COMBATING ECONOMIC CRIMES WITHIN THE AMBIT OF THE RULE OF LAW- The Challenge For Nigeria
Upon the making of the goodwill message by Dr. Usman Bugaje , the MC introduced the speaker Dr Obadiah Mailafia. He read through Dr Mailafiya’s impressive biography and profile to the hearing of participants. His profile read thus: Mailafiya came all the way from Brussels, Belgium and an Oxford bred, he is a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. he is presently heading the secretariat of the African Carribean Pacific Group of States.
Dr Mailafia is a socio-economist and policy analyst with profound experience in International Development, Banking and Finance. He is one of the world’s deep philosophers and a well sought after speech writer for Presidents and Diplomats.
The Chairman of the event is Dr Usman Bugaje, a Pharmacist and one time National Secretary of the Action Congress of Nigeria. He contested the last gubernatorial elections of Katsina State, was a political adviser to Vice President Atiku Abubakar, a prolific writer and speaker and a man who engenders public intellectual participation. He is presently the Convener, Arewa Research and Development Project.
Prof Chidi Anselm Odinkalu is synonymous to one word: Human Rights. The immediate past Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, is a leading member of the International Human Rights Community. He was a lecturer at the Harvard Law School, Cambridge, he is an adviser to the United Nations. He is a Senior Legal Officer of the Open Society Foundations and presently the President General of USOSA. He is the Chief Host at this year’s House of Justice’s Dinner and Award Night. It was an outstanding speech that got the applause of all present.
The House of Justice team presented to the public SPRUCE MAGAZINE, the brainchild of the House itself. The presentation was done after the goodwill message by the chief host, awards were issued to man of the year in person of Doctor Kola who discovered the fake cancer doctor who has killed some people with wrong prescription of drugs and diagnosis. The outstanding staff of the year award went to Kachidi Swanta. An award that was equally given is the Outstanding Internship staff.