The Silverbird Man of the Year Award was instituted in two thousand and five to reward individuals who have directly or indirectly impacted positively on the lives of Nigerians. Past winners of the prestigious award include late Professor DORA AKUNYILI, Governor NASIR EL-RUFAI, NUHU RIBADU, ADAMS OSHIOMHOLE and Alhaji ALIKO DANGOTE. Others are Senator GODSWILL AKPABIO, MIKE ADENUGA, Doctor NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA, BABATUNDE FASHOLA, PETER OBI and Doctor EMMANUEL UDUAGHAN. APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was named the Silverbird Extraordinary Man of the Year in twenty fifteen A date for the presentation of all categories of the Silverbird annual awards would be announced soon. MAN OF THE YEAR GOV WILLIE OBIANO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: FLORENCE ITA GIWA SAM AMUKA PAT UTOMI FEMI FALANA SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: JIM OVIA DR ZAINAB SHINKAFI BAGUDU SUPER FALCONS POST HUMOUS: MAYRIAM BABANGIDA REX LAWSON AHMADU BELLO EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: ABUBAKAR ATIKU CARDINAL OLUBUNMI OKOJIE GUEST SPEAKERS: SENATOR DINO MILAYE: SEPARATION OF POWERS GOV AYO FAYOSE.