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Photo News: Anenih joins the Octogenarians’ club  print

Published on August 4, 2013 by   ·   18 Comments

Anenih: a stylish birthday cake for the man called "Mr Fix It'. He really fixes this cake well!. Photo State House

A birthday card from another octogenarian, ex-Vice President Alex Ekwueme, on behalf of PDP Board of Trustees.

Obasanjo after blessing Zimbabwe's rigged poll, rushed down to felicitate with his 'Leader'. Photo State House

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo State also came to pay some respects---well to his elder

Aliko Dangote, President Goodluck Jonathan, Ibrahim Babangida, AbdulSalami Abubakar

Happy Birthday from TY Danjuma and his wife, Senator Daisy

The Archbishop of Kafanchian, Bishop Joseph Bagobiri Prays for President Goodluck Jonathan, his Wife, Chief Tony Anenih and his wife Dame Patricia Anenih at the thanksgiving service

Dame Patience Jonathan so engrossed in her own world in this photo inside the church

Anenih and Jonathan: Men's talk, women not invited

Anenih: a stylish birthday cake for the man called "Mr Fix It'. He really fixes this cake well!. Photo State House

Anenih: a stylish birthday cake for the man called “Mr Fix It’. He really fixes this cake well!. Photo State House

One of Nigeria’s leading politicians, Chief Tony Anenih marked his 80th birthday today, attracting the shakers and movers of the country to the two-level event in Abuja.

There were a thanksgiving service, with prayers offered by Archbishop of Kafanchan, Joseph Bagobiri and a reception party afterwards. The sermon at the thanksgiving was delivered by The Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan. He urged Nigeria’s political leaders to always fear God and promote the people’s wellbeing.

He urged the politicians to always see political power and wealth as temporal, adding, that they should, therefore, use them for the benefit of the masses.

Onaiyekan said that all human beings, irrespective of their position, status, wealth and affluence must see themselves as mere mortals.

President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience were there to celebrate with the man, reputed with the political magician touch, in his heydays. Former leaders, Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Babangida, AbdulSalami Abubakar also attended. So was Governor Adams Oshiomhole, the political nemesis of Anenih in his home state of Edo.

Business mogul and Nigeria’s richest man, Aliko Dangote also attended. And so did the duo of General Theophilus Danjuma and his wife, Senator Daisy Danjuma.

Here are some photographic memories of the event

A birthday card from another octogenarian, ex-Vice President Alex Ekwueme, on behalf of PDP Board of Trustees.

A birthday card from another octogenarian, ex-Vice President Alex Ekwueme, on behalf of PDP Board of Trustees.

Obasanjo after blessing Zimbabwe's rigged poll, rushed down to felicitate with his 'Leader'. Photo State House

Obasanjo after blessing Zimbabwe’s rigged poll, rushed down to felicitate with his ‘Leader’. Photo State House

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo State also came to pay some respects---well to his elder

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo State also came to pay some respects—well to his elder

Aliko Dangote, President Goodluck Jonathan, Ibrahim Babangida, AbdulSalami Abubakar

Aliko Dangote, President Goodluck Jonathan, Ibrahim Babangida, AbdulSalami Abubakar

Happy Birthday from  TY Danjuma and his wife, Senator Daisy

Happy Birthday from TY Danjuma and his wife, Senator Daisy

The Archbishop of Kafanchian,  Bishop  Joseph Bagobiri Prays for President Goodluck Jonathan, his Wife,  Chief Tony Anenih and his wife Dame Patricia Anenih  at the thanksgiving service

The Archbishop of Kafanchian, Bishop Joseph Bagobiri
Prays for President Goodluck Jonathan, his Wife, Chief Tony Anenih and his wife Dame Patricia Anenih at the thanksgiving service

Dame Patience Jonathan so engrossed in her own world in this photo inside the church

Dame Patience Jonathan so engrossed in her own world in this photo inside the church

Anenih and Jonathan: Men's talk, women not invited

Anenih and Jonathan: Men’s talk, women not invited

Anenih is at present, chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, taking over the position from former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Known as ‘Mr Fix-It’ and more fondly as ‘The Leader’, Anthony Akhakon Anenih was born in Uzenema-Arue in Uromi on 4 August 1933.

In 1951 he joined the Nigeria police force in Benin City. Working at home, he obtained secondary school qualifications. He attended the Police College in Ikeja, and was selected for further training in the Bramshill Police College, Basingstoke, England in 1966 and the International Police Academy, Washington DC in 1970.

He served as a police orderly to the first Governor General of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and worked as an instructor in various police colleges and the Administrative Staff College(ASCON) in Badagry. Anenih retired from the police force, just in time to take part in the politics of the Second Republic in 1978/79.

He has been a politician ever since.

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18 Comments for “Photo News: Anenih joins the Octogenarians’ club”

  1. Peckhamboi

    These people just keep playing Nigeria like football and some people will start fighting themselves over these rogues.

    • Boy! That’s a gathering of men of timber, timber and timber, in money and in power. I wonder why with this guys in this country, we had not become a land of milk and honey, a land developed in every sense of the word, where the roads will be like the roads I see on satellite t.v, as for example in countries like Saudi Arabia, Japan, the U.S, Qatar, Iran, China, Brazil, Britain, and well fed Nigerians. Over 90% of Nigerians daily struggle to keep their heads above water, which is an index of mismanagement of our resources for the most part of our nationhood. All the stupendously wealthy were there, the creme-DE-la-creme of Nigeria. ‘makes you ask yourself,’are we indeed in the same country with these guys’? ‘and why is that old man called ‘Mr Fix It’? Rumor has it that it is not for good.

  2. Kester Raymond Okodede

    A Colossus @ 80 …All Hail The Iyasele of Esanland! A Leader Who has Chosen The Inexcusable Path Of Goodness And Kindness….Serving Humanity With Enthusiasm!

    Those who know the Iyasele of Esanland and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Chief Anthony Akhakon Anenih, have testified and we continue to testify that his kindness far outweighs what few of his hard critics have described as high-handedness. Indeed, it’s a joyous day and we are rolling out the drums to celebrate him; with a thanksgiving unto the Almighty God for his life. And besides, we are taking pages in the print and electronic media to felicitate with him and his immediate family because he deserves it all. Undoubtedly, you are a great man of our time who is widely referred to as “National Leader” by all, and he’s always zealous to hear conscientious assessments from all quarters and work with it. A totally de-tribalised politician, and his philanthropic zeal to the underprivileged is incomparable. Of course, am a living testimony of his generosity because God once used him to help me when I was practically helpless.

    The two-time Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees and Nigeria Ports Authority, will always be viewed by many of us as someone who has all the good qualities of a true political leader. But, those who are not close to him are quick in calling him names on the contrary. I know too well that the Iyasele of Esanland is open to people, both the young and the old. It is near-impossible to tell the story of Chief Anthony Akhakon Anenih in a few words, so we are celebrating him in a grand-style, as he marks his 80th birthday today, because he has evidently touched our lives positively in one way or the other. Surely, he will continue to serve humanity till the day the Almighty will recall him.

    On this remarkable day, I say 80 hearty congratulations to our father and a leader who has done so much to give us a proud identity. I am wishing you many more years with divine strength in health, in Jesus Mighty Name.

    Happy Birthday To My Political Father;~
    High Chief (Dr.) Anthony Akhakon Anenih CFR,.

    —KESTER RAYMOND OKODEDE

    • steve

      “Monkey no fine but im mama like am”. All these praises cannot come from a non-Esan man. That is the problem with our country. My brother is involved so don’t criticize him.

  3. paul

    Happy Birth Day man of the people and we all wish you many more happy return.

    I thank God for this day Amen.

    Tell me who you are and I will check the people around you not just hand pick people as eran boys as its done in Lagos politices

  4. Happy birth to u…i pray that i will reach your age and over take your age in JESUS CHRIST NAME AMEN!!!!!!!
    People of nigerians…AS u can see in this news that all calibas of people attended in this ceremony and knowing fully that this people are always togther doing their affairs and business…For their own interest….Let stop killing ourself for their evil and black politics……….It only fool that will follow them and it takes a stupid soul to beleive in their games……They eat togther and play nigeria let ball….Boko haram pls stop all this killing,yorubas and igbos be togther…………I have never beleive in any politician attall……..dont trust any one of them ok….Just do your right civil and leave the rest for GOD…….mICHAEL ABijan

  5. naubiko

    Old Farts… With what has gone on in Nigeria people like this should hang there head in Shame.At 80 You’re still heading NPA instead of relaxing with your grand children. I hope you take all that stolen Money to heaven as your grand children will never enjoy it as they’ve never worked for it.
    You’ll never rest you know becos you cannot even tar the road in you village with the stupid so-called influence you have ….GEJ and Boko cannot never sit on the take together, so continue to be restless Agabiya!!!

  6. Ogbeni N.

    The evil done by Anenih has led to the shedding of blood of innocent Nigerians because of his greed for money when he refused to fix Nigeria roads. This has led to deaths of many.THEIR BLOOD WILL CRY OVER YOUR GENERATION LIVING & YET UNBORN.

  7. Pedro yung

    U people always insult ur senior in this country rememba sey na people stil jesus upon d gud wen he do i do nt knw the aim of ur insult or political reason

  8. rufus

    may the blood of those who died hungry, sick and in poverty, rest on the heads of all those in this picture. amen
    the leaders of tomorrow will never take over….they’ll be all dead.

  9. alots

    Rigging machine.

  10. SOLA ONAS

    CHIEf (DR)ANENIH @ 80: Happy Birthday to you sir. My sincere goodwill message for Baba is that LEAVING THE STAGE is better when the ovation is loudest as it is NOW!

  11. SOLA ONAS

    RE:CHIEf (DR)ANENIH @ 80: Happy Birthday to you sir. My sincere goodwill message for Baba is that LEAVING THE STAGE is better when the ovation is loudest as it is NOW!

  12. MARTINS

    long live THE SERVER OF ESAN LAND.ABEG ME NEVER GET WORK O.07061855545.

    • Joseph

      Thank God this man is 80 . He should sleep,relax and think deeply how he has managed Nigeria in his own little way and make amends not minding anybody but God . IT IS WELL O. ONIKUN L’OMOKA.

  13. gunjus

    PAPA@ 80 CONGRAT. IT IS NOT GOOD TO BE A FOOL AT 40 BUT IN NIGERIA WE HAVE FOOLS AT 80 LIKE THE ONE WHOSE FOOLISHNESS IS BEEN CELEBRATED HERE. ANENIN WHERE IS THE 1 TRILLION NAIRA YOU FOOL COLLECTED FOR FIXING ORE BENIN ROAD AND YOU DID NOTHING YOU, YOUR CHILDREN, CHILDREN CHILDREN AND THOSE UNBORN WILL NEVER KNOW PEACE FOR THE SOULS OF DEPARTED ONES ON THAT ROAD. YOU WILL ROTTEN IN HELL IF THE STOLEN MONEY IS NOT RETURNED REMEMBER YOU ARE VERY CLOSE TO SIX FEET YOU BETTER FACE IT. BYE

  14. BEING AMONG THE PEOPLE PRESENT IN PAPA@ 80,ALL NIG TOP POLITICIAN PRESENT THAT DAY,I NO NIG IS GOING TO BE BETA THAN B4.CONGRAT AN WISHING ALL NIG THE BEST AN ALL NIG SHLD JOIN HAND TO PRAY FOR THEM FOR LONG LIFE .CHIEF ANENIH,YOU WILL LEAVE LONG AN YOU ARE THE BEST FOR ME.GOD BLESSE YOU AN YOUR FAMILY.

  15. Okosun,

    Happy birthday to our great leader, Chief Anthony Anenih, the Iyasele of Esanland. We are proud of you papa.

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