Nigerian National Order of Merit Award

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The Nigerian National Order of Merit Award (NNOM) is an academic award conferred on distinguished academicians and intellectuals who have made outstanding contributions to the academic, growth and development of Nigeria.[1] The award is often conferred on its recipient by the Federal Government of Nigeria following a nomination and approval of the Governing Board of the Nigerian National Merit Award.[2][3] Its recipient is often decorated by the President of Nigeria. Recipients of the award have the legal right to use the postnominal title: Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM).[4] It is the highest academic award in Nigeria and since its institution in 1979, the award has so far been conferred on only 70 distinguished academicians.[5] [6]

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  1. ^ "US University, Media Celebrate Prof. Osundare's Selection For". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Osundare honoured with Nigerian merit award". Premium Times. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Nigerian National Merit Award.
  4. ^ "'National Merit Award Nomination Process Compromised',". Thisdaylive. Archived from the original on 2015-07-13. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Three Professors Bag 2013 National Merit Awards". Thisdaylive. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  6. ^ Editor (6 April 2016). "Nigerian elected into world council on torture victims". Guardian Newspaper. Guardian Newspaper. Retrieved 5 January 2018. 

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