#2012Awards: Japheth J Omojuwa Distinguished Awards for Year 2012 (Full list of award winners, and some more)

Published:2 Jan, 2013

#2012Awards: Japheth J Omojuwa Distinguished Awards for Year 2012 (Full list of award winners, and some more)


The end of the year 2012 was characterized, on Nigeria’s twitterspace, by, among other things, a series of individual and personal awards by different tweeps to people who have impressed them in one way or the other during the course of the year. Perhaps the most popular, the most comprehensive, the most recognized and most objective of these awards is the one given by one of Nigeria’s foremost advocates for positive and good governance,

Japheth J Omojuwa, a writer, blogger and social media expert of international repute.


Omojuwa, as he’s fondly called, using the hashtag #2012Awards on January 1st 2013 gave awards on twitter to individuals and brands who in his opinion impressed the most in the past year under different categories. We bring you a full list of the awardees, among other things.


#2012Awards: Japheth J Omojuwa Distinguished Awards for Year 2012 >>>

  • @omojuwa: Governor of the Year {Infrastructural Development} ~ Godswill Akpabio, Akwa Ibom State #2012Awards
  • @omojuwa: Honourable Mention for Infrastructural Development ~ Sule Lamido, Jigawa State #2012Awards
  • @omojuwa: Honourable Mention for Infrastructural Development ~ Bar. Ibrahim Shehu Shema, Katsina State #2012Awards
  • @omojuwa: Most Indicted Minister in terms of volume of corruption ~ Diezani Alison Madueke , Petroleum Minister #2012Awards
  • @omojuwa: Most Disappointing Governor of the Year ~ Emmanuel Uduaghan Delta State #2012Awards
  • @omojuwa: Government Agency of the Year ~ National Emergency Management Agency NEMA #2012Awards
  • @omojuwa: Government Official of the Year ~ Yahaya Yusuf FCDA Development Control #2012Awards
  • @omojuwa: Most Wannabe Wannabe Cool Chic ~ *deleted* #2012Awards
  • @omojuwa: Most Useless Government Department ~ Consumer Protection Council ( CPC) #2012Awards
  • @omojuwa The Most Trusted Followers in times of Trouble and Twitter war :-) ~ My followers pre 2013 #2012Awards


Many people had reasons to disagree with Omojuwa’s choices in different categories of the award, and some suggested names that would have fit in better in their opinion, but almost everyone attested to the fact that Goodluck Jonathan is an absolute disgrace to the notion of Ph. D and the world’s Doctoratti, and Reno Omokri and Doyin Okupe can go home with their plaques rest assured that majority of Nigerians (on twitter) believe they are the best candidates in the categories they won.


For avoidance of doubt, Omojuwa made sure to point out the fact that these awards are a matter of personal judgment:

  • @omojuwa: These #2012Awards are not perfect but in my head I am giving those I sincerely believe deserve them

And for objectivity sake, he left himself, and the brands he represents, out of the running for the awards in any of the categories, but Nigerians thought better and we bring you what some of them had to say:



Perhaps the high point of the award session was when Omojuwa’s choice as Twitter Handle of the Year, Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) duly acknowledged the award with a #BOOM tweet which was followed by a New Year message to all Nigerians in Yoruba in reply to @omojuwa and @torioke. Mr. Morgan’s ‘Eku odun tuntun’ tweet took most by surprise and won the enigmatic Arsenal supporter many new fans from Nigeria.


We at OMOJUWA.COM congratulate all the award winners, and use this special occasion to thank all our readers for their unwavering support in the past year. We look forward to a more robust relationship with you in 2013 as we promise to bring for your reading pleasure the best blogposts from our enviable collection of talented writers.


We wish you all a happy and prosperous year 2013 with these words from the JJ Omojuwa: “2013 is so obedient. Tell it what you want, get to work and see it deliver”



–          Compiled by: Ogunyemi Bukola (@zebbook), Editor omojuwa.com

PS: If you disagree with Omojuwa’s choice in any of the categories listed above, or you have candidates for other categories not mentioned, kindly drop your thoughts in the comment section below.

  • http://wwww.zebbook.wordpress.com zebbook

    #2012Awards: Rejoinder of The Year: The Nigerians They Don’t Give a Damn About – by Ayo Sogunro @ayosogunro http://omojuwa.com/2012/08/the-nigerians-they-dont-give-a-damn-about-by-ayo-sogunro-ayosogunro/

  • stanley

    I must confess dat dis award tuk everyone by surprise.
    The journey of a thousand miles starts wit a single step.
    All suggestions shud be kept under wraps 4 now so dat dey dont luk like critisms.
    The power of creative thinkin allows innovators 2 reap d fruits of their labour.
    Well done bro

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