Good News – A number one independent newspaper in Nigeria, DAILY TRUST, has called for nominations of exemplary personalities for the coveted African of the Year 2021 award. Nominations are originate from August 22, 2021 to hour of darkness of October 22, 2021.In an announcement issued at the weekend, Ag. CEO of Media Trust Restricted, publishers of DAILY TRUST, Mr. Nura Daura, stated ideal nominees could well merely serene be celebrated Africans who obtain made extra-celebrated contributions to humanity in any field from any portion of the continent.Mr. Daura disclosed that the award consists of three formula, namely, a everlasting plaque, a certificates of merit and a cash reward in relieve of the awardee or his/her chosen charity venture.Real entries for the 2021 award shall be for works, events or activities undertaken by the nominee between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021, and nominations are to be made on-line at award.dailytrust.com. The eventual winner shall be chosen by a six-member prize committee chaired by His Excellency, Mr. Festus Mogae, extinct President of Botswana.Other participants of the Committee who signify Africa’s regional blocs are: Ambassador Mona Omar (North Africa), Mr. Amadou Mahtar Ba (West Africa), Ms. Gwen Lister (Southern Africa), and Pastor Rigobert MINANI BIHUZO (Central Africa). The Chairman of the Board of Media Trust Restricted, Mr. Kabiru Yusuf represents the award promoters.The DAILY TRUST Ag. CEO, emphasised that a winner will emerge, strictly primarily based on the need standards and never the sequence of entries submitted on his/her behalf. Join free AllAfrica Newsletters Rating the most up-to-date in African recordsdata delivered straight to your inbox Mr. Daura also disclosed that the presentation ceremony for the 2021 edition of the African of the Year Award will defend in Abuja, Nigeria, in January, 2022.Now in its 14th edition, the African of the Year Award turned into once inaugurated in 2008 by DAILY TRUST in fulfilment of the newspaper’s commitment to African cohesion and sustainable trend all the procedure through the continent.With this annual award, Mr. Daura stated the newspaper hopes to entrench the tradition of selflessness amongst Africans with the aim of rising a pool of perform-devices for others to emulate.The maiden award turned into once equipped to a Congolese gynaecologist, Dr. Denis Mukwege, in recognition of his exemplary humanitarian provide of free reconstructive surgical scheme to victims of rape in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018, which is 10 years after DAILY TRUST had recognised his unprecedented humanitarian gesture.Last 300 and sixty five days’s award turned into once won by Musu Bakoto Sawo, a Gambian changemaker and tireless girls rights imply, for her continuous commitment to ending violence towards girls and girls, along side baby marriage and female genital mutilation.