It was on the 17th of February , a cool weather on the seaside resort town of Limbe as inhabitants welcome dignitaries across the country to its oil rich city to once again celebrate outstanding professional Cameroonians who have made the difference
The Guardian post Newspaper Annual awards is fast becoming a house hold name, the prestigious awards which has as former laureates President Biya, Chantal Biya and much more this time was convening at the Musango Beach Resort in Limbe as guest were welcomed with smile and offered a seat at the foot of the Atlantic ocean as sea breeze keeps reminding them that hard work truly pays
But ever since the awards was launched, many still had doubts as to the criteria used to pick up laureates, the paper insists the laureates are voted by their readers while critics decry the platform used to do the voting and condemn the lack of transparency in giving out the awards by the country’s lone English speaking daily newspaper.
But as the winners of the 2018 edition of the awards were rolled out, two names stood out and firm and gave credence to the decision of the awards juries, giving its mission the much needed credibility it deserves, even its critics could have found it difficult to disagree
CRTV’s Njeck Sylvanus from Mount Cameroon FM took the best radio animator awards and Humphrey Monono from the GCE Board took man of the year.
Let’s begin with the former
It’s no doubt that Njeck Sykvanus pose rare animating skills in the world of animating. It is safe to say that he is arguably the finest radio animator the country has ever known and he l still to reach his apex, still plenty of room to improve. Ever since his rise to fame at the popular Mount Cameroon radio six years back, he has been a house hold name in South West region and beyond as fans have become used to wake up every morning and being entertained with what was fast known as the biggest and best breakfast show on radio anchored by”sweet Njeck” as he is fondly called
His speed, mastery of English and choice of words has left his competitors struggling for recognition and hoping to fit in the second place.
Working alongside France trained Daouala based Leonard Chartalain, Cameroon’s finest animating brains, the Native from Batibo, Nort h west region and married father of three says his strength comes from God and his inspiration from his colleaques
His has not failed to praised his former colleagues for their role they pllayed in developing his talents as he writes his name in gold in the field of radio animating.
Njeck’s choice confirms the professionalism, accuracy and objectivity GP annual awards pay to its Laureates. Taking his awards alongside co radio host Rev Fr Nougi Alender Sob, former Laureates of the awards as he once won educationist of the year, the sweet wonder boys as they are fondly called thanks to their famous breakfast show “sweet wonder version of starter” looked visibly happy as the crowd cheered on
As Njeck Sylvanus was pronounced in the open space, well ventilated esplanade of the Musnago Beach resort, one invited guests said, “if it is Sweet Njeck, then I believe in the objectivity of this award, he is the perfect person” as huge stamp of approval by one of the skeptics.
Another winner who stood tall was the Registrar of the GCE Board, Dr. Humphrey Monono. The Board boss is credited to have organized a successful GCE across the country free from any activities which could jeopardize the boards standards despite the turbulent crisis endured in the two main regions of the board.
Humphrey Monono took man of the year awards at a time when very few Cameroonians could have been more successful
Other laureates includes; Easther Kima from CRTV as best TV presenter, Ibrahim Talba as best DG from SONARA, AZIRI credit union as best credit union in the country for the year, Zentih got best insurance and many more
Barister Agbor Balla, Ntumfor Nico, member of multicultural and Bilingualism committee were amongst the other one hundred guests who grazed the occasion
The guests were treated with a buffet as the ceremony finished around 8:00 PM.
Andre Onana and Ajax finally reach agreement for the youngster to leave the club
CHELSEA have been given a transfer boost with the news that Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has “an agreement” to leave the club.
But the Blues will still have to match the Dutch club’s valuation for the stopper, believed to be at least £25million.
And of course there are other clubs interested in the Cameroonian keeper, most notably Spanish giants Barcelona.
Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain could also show their hands in the summer.
The player recently signalled his intention to move on when he told Algemeen Dagblad: “Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy with Ajax and I am very grateful to the club.
“It was five great years here, but now my time has come to take a step.
“I don’t yet know what will happen, but my ambitions and agreements are clear.”
And now Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag seems to have accepted he will lose the top talent and confirmed there IS an agreement in place.
He told Algemeen Dagblad: “Andre is very important to us and of course we don’t want to lose him.
“But it’s true that we have an agreement from last year about the development scenario and what steps we will take if the right club comes in at the right price.”
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard’s desire for a goalkeeper is clear, having dropped £71m flop Kepa Arrizabalaga earlier this season in favour of 38-year-old regular bench-dweller Willy Caballero.
Onana, one of the best shot stoppers in the world at the moment has reportedly snubbed offers from Spurs and League one giant PSG.
CAF postpones CHAN to an unknown date due to Coronavirus
The confederationof African football CAF ya today March 17 2020 postponed the 2020 edition of the CHAN which was scheduled to take place in Cameroon
The decision comes after two teams pull out of the tournaments over increasing fear of the coronavirus
In a letter addressed to secretaries of the different national federations, the continent’s football managing body says the decision was taken due to the unpredictability of the spread of the virus and numerous travel restrictions across the continent.
They letter states that, even though the situation in Cameroon is under control, CAF cannot take “unnecessary risk” hence the need to postpones the tournament
The football body will announce a future date for the event, letter reads in part.
As European nations shutdown their leagues and sporting tournament due to the virus , CAF was under increasing pressure to do same and avoid risking the population and players as the virus creeps to Africa.
The deadly coronavirus has affected about 180000 persons, killing over 7000 and about 50 000 have recovered according to WHO reports.
Cameroon has recorded 10 cases as at today and two of them have been treated.
Impartial Buea? Population ignore calls for lockdown,boycott Mountain race
The population of Buea have been carrying on their normal activities today Saturday February 22nd 2020.
Streets are busy this morning early as shops are open, roads bussy and people going their business as usual despite calls for one day lockdown by Ambazoniana activists to frustrate the Mount Cameroon race of hope.
But despite the clear snub from the population, they have also refused to tAke part in the race, denying the annual event the much needed pomp and celebrations it once enjoyed before the crisis.
This 25th edition of the race is Dubbed the race of peace and the Mount Cameroon race of hope will bring together national and international athletes who compete to challenge the chariots of the gods and conquer the highest mountain in West and Central Africa.
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