#MondayMotivation Old School Versus the new – Leverage on the 21st Century Technology

Hi,
Its been a while. Certainly miss you all. I hope to get back to sharing new posts now that I am on work break!

Earlier this year I decided to record short videos sharing motivational pieces and to also inspire my friends and followers to keep adding value to themselves. I didn’t have all the technological know how but hey using my Android phone to record was a good enough place to start. And I decided not to wait until things are perfect and just kick started it. My videos are better and I am helping loads of people out there from the feedbacks I’m getting. That’s good enough for me as I keep developing my craft and making it better.

Don’t wait to get things perfected before you start doing something about your goals, ideas and dreams. Just start and grow through the process.

Take a quick listen to my Monday  chat. This will take less than 3minutes. What are you doing with your social media platforms? Scale up your visibility. Don’t be shy to show case what you do. #NuggetsforAProductiveWeek

#MondayMotivation Take that step this week, you have got so much skills & talent, show case it! Wishing you a great new week!

Adebisi Adetunji –  Broadcast Journalist, Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Founder Beehyve Empowerment, and Development Initiative. Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

WD2019 Official Opening Press Conference Press Release – Investing in girls and women will deliver progress for all.

World’s Largest Conference on Gender Equality Opens in Vancouver with a
Call to Redefine Power at Every Level

Heads of state from four nations sat side-by-side young leaders and grassroots advocates as delegates from more than 165 countries kicked off the Women Deliver 2019 Conference

(Vancouver, Canada) – The Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women, kicked off on the 3rd of June with more than 8,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists gathered in Vancouver, and more than 100,000 participating in a global dialogue around the world through satellite events and WDLive, the virtual conference. 1,400 youth delegates from 139 countries are expected to attend the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, where every plenary program and most concurrents feature a young person.

The conference will focus on power, and how it can drive – or hinder – progress and change; and how societies must redefine the concept of ‘power’ and use it as a force for good.

The conference will examine power operating at three levels:
The Individual’s Power – The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will examine girls’ and women’s individual power, self-esteem and agency. And how to strengthen that power.
Structural power – The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will explore and challenge systems, barriers, and opportunities for progress in power relations, including political, economic, and social structures.

The Power of Movements – The Women Deliver 2019 Conference will dive into the power of movements, and how we can shape critical consciousness and marshal collective action for change.
While the Women Deliver 2019 Conference and global dialogue will place a special emphasis on power, the conference will offer solutions to fill the gap on a vast array of issues crucial to gender equality: economic empowerment, women and the environment, nutrition, education, political participation, preventing gender-based violence, health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, human rights, and much more.

“The Women Deliver 2019 Conference is much more than a conference, it is one important step on the march towards gender equality,” said Katja Iversen, Women Deliver President/CEO at the opening press conference. “We all have power to contribute to a more gender equal world. If we use our individual and collective power – boldly, smartly and collaboratively — progress will follow.”

“The Women Deliver conference will be a truly historic week. I look forward to joining many grassroots leaders and advocates who have dedicated their lives to defending and advancing women’s rights. We know we can’t take our foot off the pedal, not even for a moment. I’ll be at the conference to show Canada’s leadership on gender equality isn’t going anywhere, and that we’re not just speaking up, but stepping up too.”

The conference will take place from 3-6 June 2019 at the Vancouver Convention Center. Additional key speakers include:
Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘me too’ movement
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International
Farwiza Farhan, Leader, Forest, Nature, and Environment Aceh
Henrietta H Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF
Ken Frazier, Chairman of the Board & CEO, Merck + Co., Inc.
Melinda Gates, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Waneek Horn-Miller, Indigenous Olympian
Hina Jilani, Supreme Court of Pakistan
Alan Jope, CEO, Unilever
Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, UNFPA
Angélique Kidjo, Grammy Award winning singer
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Deliver for Good Influencer, Women Deliver
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuko, Executive Director, UN Women
Osvaldo Rudloff, Executive Director, OLACEFS (Latin American and Caribbean Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions)
Ailbhe Smyth, Co-Director, Together for Yes
Theo Sowa, CEO, African Women’s Development Fund
Maysoon Zayid, Actress, Comedian, Writer and Disability Advocate

The conference has sparked a global dialogue around the world through satellite events and virtual participation. To date, more than 186 events on six continents have registered as satellite events, estimated to reach more than 82,000 people.

Canada has especially seen a strong effort to mobilize community engagement around the conference through the Women Deliver Mobilization Canada campaign. With events in every region and most provinces and territories, thousands of Canadians have joined together over the past year to advance the conversation on gender equality.

Anyone can tune into the conference for free through the virtual conference, WDLive, which will be streaming from 3-6 June 2019 on wd2019.org.

About Women Deliver. Women Deliver is a leading global advocate that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women.

Our advocacy drives investment – political and financial – in the lives of girls and women worldwide. We harness evidence and unite diverse voices to spark commitment to gender equality. And we get results.

Anchored in sexual and reproductive health, we advocate for the rights of girls and women across every aspect of their lives.

We know that investing in girls and women will deliver progress for all.

And every three years, we galvanize momentum at the global Women Deliver Conference – our signature event. It’s a bold and diverse gathering, a fueling station of ideas, and generator of action, convening thousands of decision-makers from civil society, governments, the private sector, and international agencies alongside advocates, activists, and journalists to identify solutions and drive change for girls and women.

Media Contacts :
Women Deliver : Bijoyeta Das, bdas@womendeliver.org, 617-953-0755

Copyright © 2019 Women Deliver

Adebisi Adetunji –  Broadcast Journalist, Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.c

That Story that Says – I Can Make it! Yes You Can!

As a creative person, story writer and producer I can smell a great story miles away. My ears are quick to pick up on a good story. Here we were in the office working and in comes a colleague. She had with her a copy of an admission letter to do her masters at the university. I was so excited for her because I had watched her grow from being a receptionist at the corporation to become an On-Air personality. I just had to get her to tell her story. I promise you,  It is indeed that kind of story that says – “YOU CAN MAKE IT, REGARDLESS OF YOUR BACKGROUND OR STRUGGLES”!

Her Story

My name is Lilian Onianwa(Née Ukandu)

My story is long I’ll try as much as I can to shorten it

I finished secondary school at  age16. I had everything planned out that is, get admission into the university to study medicine; finish up; get a masters degree and get married. Things didn’t work out as I planned.

I wrote the JAMB examination and got admission into Ebonyi State University to study Microbiology but only spent 2 years in the course and couldn’t continue. My father was in far away South Africa and somehow we were not getting any money from him because my stepmom was keeping it all for herself.

I had to drop out and moved to my grandmother’s house in Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria. I didn’t get tired of looking for admission because for me getting admission into school meant living…”How can I not go to school”?

I wrote many exams and got admitted into various tertiary institutions-OAU Ife, FUTA, and Wesley University Ondo. Each time the admission came through for me there would be no money to pay school fees. But I couldn’t just stop and fold my arms…NO. I knew that I didn’t have money to pay school fees but I just won’t stop! The joy in my heart each time I get these admission letters is immeasurable. I was hopeful and each time I’ll say to myself “at least it’s just money that is the remaining ingredient in my educational pursuit”. ‘I just wanted to go to school and I didn’t have a job either to support myself. I was living on a monthly allowance that I got from my Uncle.

In 2011, I finally got a job as a receptionist in a media organization, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) with my Senior Secondary School Certificate and was earning 17,300 at the time barely enough to fend for myself. Life as a receptionist in FRCN was a different ball game. Half the time, people looked down on us a lot because to them “she is just a receptionist “. In fact, I was the staff with the lowest grade level and I was constantly bullied and degraded for that. There were times I would cry and cry but I kept telling myself that one day ‘I will bag a Ph.D.”.

Finally, I got an admission into the University of Ibadan to study Psychology in 2012. It was a Part-time course and I had to combine working at my job and studies. It was challenging especially when I became pregnant with my daughter. At times, I will be on duty and I’ll have to leave the office to go and write my exams and come back to work after the day’s exams…but I kept pushing.

In 2013, I wrote a letter to the management for Redeployment to the programmes department and with the help of  Mr. Gabriel Onafurume, the Deputy Director Programmes (DDP) at the time I was considered for it. I got redeployed to the Library because that was the only unit in the department that can take a low-level staff like me. I was a Level 4 officer. However, I knew I could do more so I joined a production team and began to feature on a programme called ‘Campus Beat’. This gave me an exposure to the art of presentation and programme production and it worked in my favor.

I have had 3 promotion interviews since I started working with FRCN. Each time I go before the interview panel and I’m asked to bring my credentials, and as I hand them my O’levels result, I die 30 times over. To the glory of God in the last promotion interview which held in January 2019, I went there with my B.Sc certificate! I graduated in 2018  with a 2.2. I was 0.1 shy of a 2.1.

After graduation, I wanted more, I had to go to the next phase and the Post Graduate school, the University of Ibadan will never take me with my Pass in Mathematics(which was graciously waved during my undergraduate level). So I went back to Secondary school and wrote NECO(July 2018) exams again after 14 years. Fortunately, I made all my subjects in that one sitting and now I’m on my way to studying a masters degree in Personality and Social Psychology. and I’m not stopping there as I intend to eventually bag a Ph.D.

What motivates me: Success
I want to be a very successful woman. I have a beautiful daughter and someday I want her to read the Newspapers and see something about her mother. There was no way that was going to happen if I didn’t go to school. No matter how wealthy I am as a ‘business’ woman with no degree I will never be fulfilled if I didn’t get my degrees.

All the while, I was alive but I wasn’t living. Getting a degree gave me a new life..now I’m fulfilled. I feel like I can tackle anything life throws at me now with confidence. But then some people may say ‘it’s just a degree’; to me, it’s not just a degree, it’s the key to a new life, a new ME and a breath of fresh air.

My dreams:

  • I want to become a Criminal Psychologist and I’m already working on that.
  • I hope to own a Television show that will focus on criminals especially the ones serving time for murder/homicide, investigation of the 24 hours leading up to when the crime was committed, what triggered that action and rehabilitation for the prisoners during and after prison. And this dream is very VALID!

You can Make it ; Yes you Can! 

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Broadcast Journalist, Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

Less Can Be More – How to Prevent Burnout

We all get caught up in our busy lives. In fact the 21st century answer to being productive and successful is to be overtly busy. I bet you have a long list of your to dos this week again! Take a look at it again… Here is one way to avoid a burnout. Don’t add to the statistics of those who suddenly slum and pass on.

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Broadcast Journalist, Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

#MondayMotivation – Happiness is now not Tomorrow

Photo credit – Pixaby

Happiness is now not tomorrow
Choose to be happy today for if you can not enjoy today’s little blessings, you will still not be contended when tomorrow’s blessings come.

Celebrate every mile stone
Celebrate everything and everyone in your life
Be happy today not tommorrow
Afterall you are only sure of this moment
Trust that your tomorrow will be alright!

Wishing you happy moments today and this week.

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

You are Not Less ; You are So Much More #IWD2019

A short message from my heart to every woman on this special day. Happy International women’s day!

 

#XXFILES women Radio crew on Premier FM 93.5 from the stable of Radio Nigeria Ibadan

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Broadcast Journalist, Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

Leadership: How to Be Effective and Productive Working with Your Team.

The most important aspect of a leader’s job is to have a clear direction of where he or she wants to go and make this clear to team members. After sharing your organizational goals or tasks with your staff, do you get the desired result? Sometimes team members performance is not meeting up to the demand of their jobs. Just how do you push the right button that gets your team members energized to become more productive?

In this short video I shared a bit from lessons learned along the way working with teams:

Have a productive week!

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Broadcast Journalist, Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

#Nig2019Elections Full List of Female Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates

Credits: ThisDay News

The presidential election is just around the corner and contestants are doing all to reach out to voters for support to win the forthcoming election.

Facts to Know about Female Contestants for the office of the President and Vice President:

  • The total number of presidential candidates and their running mates is 144 according to the document released by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
  • In the list, there are only 28 female contestants. This includes both presidential and Vice presidential candidates.
  • 6 women are contesting against 66 male candidates for the office of the president.
  • 22 parties have selected female candidates as Vice presidents.

List of Female Presidential Aspirants(Name, Party & Age):

1) EZEKWESILI OBIAGELI KATRYN -ACPN 55YRS
2) ANGELA JOHNSON –AUN 59YRS
3) ADESANYA-DAVIES MERCY OLUFUNMILAYO –MAJA 56YEARS
4) RABIA YASAI HASSAN CENGIZ – NAC 66 YEARS
5) ATUEJIDE EUNICE UCHE JULIAN – NIP 40YRS
6) MAINA MAIMUNA KYARI – NPC 41YRS

Vice Presidential Female candidates:

1) UCHENDU UJU PEACE OKAH – AA 49YRS
2) SAFIYA IBRAHIM OGOH – AAP 47YRS
3) OKWUANYASI ABIOLA KIKA – ABP 44 BSc 44YRS
4) TIJJANI AISHA ALI – AGA 39YRS
5) ABDULLAHI KHADIJAH IYAH – ANN 44YRS
6) OKERE EVELYN –ANP 43YRS
7) OLAYEMI MEMUNAT MAHMUD –APDA 53YRS
8) KOFAR MATA MARYAM UMAR – BNBP 39YRS
9) ADEOLA ZAINAB HAZZAN – CNP 39YRS
10) SEIYEFA FETEPIGI – DPC 46YEARS
11) MUSA HADIZA ARUWA – GPN 42YEARS
12) ADO UMMAR ABBAS –KP 54YEARS
13) AZAEL VASHI CHECHERA –LM 35YEARS
14) ADEPOJU OLUWATOYIN GRACE –MMN 35YEARS
15) UFONDU CHINWE FLORENCE –MPN 45YEARS
16) TATAJI AISHA ASABE –NCMP 51 YEARS
17) JAMES FUNMI – NCP 53YEARS
18) MRS ITE DONALD-EKPO – NFD 41YRS
19) OLUWOLE YETUNDE FOLAKE – NPC 44YRS
20) MUHAMMAD AISHA ABUBAKAR – SNC 54YRS
21) ABDULLAHI BALKISU MUSTAPHA – YES 42YRS
22) ABDULLAHI UMMA GETSO – YPP 37YRS

Credits: List drawn out of INEC’s released document of Aspirants/candidates in the 2019 elections. Website – http://www.inecnigeria.org/?page_id=70 

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Broadcast Journalist, Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

#Nig2019Elections – Facts About Female Candidates for Senate At a Glance

Credit: ThisDay News

It is an election year in Nigeria and the clock is ticking speedily towards the D-Day. In the first round of election scheduled for the 16th of February 2019 will afford eligible voters to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice while also electing individuals that will represent their constituencies at the Senate.

Often female candidates who are in the minority do not enjoy enough media coverage to make them visible to the electorates. This year I decided to share this with my team members on the Women Radio programme XX-Files and we designed a thematic series tagged: “XX-Files Giving Visibility to Female Candidates in 2019 elections”. Each week we bring the stories of various female candidates to our audience who are also citizens of Nigeria getting ready to vote.

As part of my team and I’s effort to give visibility to women Aspirants and candidates, of the 2019 election in my great country Nigeria, here is a list of women vying for seats at the Senate. It was painstakingly drawn out from the 460-page document released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) 

FACTS About Female Candidates For SENATE

The state with the highest number of candidates:

Lagos – 20 Females.

The states with the lowest number of candidates:
Bauchi, Borno, Jigawa, Katsina and Yobe all have only One female each vying for a seat in the Senate.

One state with no female candidate in all its constituencies is Zamfara.

The youngest female candidate contesting in the Senate election is ABDULMALIK ZULEIHAT. She is 27years old and contesting for KOGI CENTRAL Senatorial seat.

The Oldest female candidates contesting in the Senate election are:

  1. KONWEA THERESA – A 68year old woman contesting for the DELTA NORTH Senatorial seat.
  2. MOJISOLA OMOYENI AFOLABI – Another 68year old woman contesting for the OGUN EAST Senatorial seat.

Total Number of Female candidates Across states in Nigeria: About 227 women who cut across all the states in Nigeria are contesting for a seat at the Senate.

List of Female Candidates at a Glance (State, Party & Age):

1) ABIA CENTRAL- NWOKO QUINET IFUNANYACHUKWU – ACD 37
2) ABIA CENTRAL -NWAOGU NKECHI JUSTINA WOKOCHA -APC 62
3) ABIA CENTRAL -UGWA IFEYINWA ADANNE – FJP 37
4) ABIA SOUTH -OGBUGO CHINEDU OLEDI UWA – ADC 37
5) ABIA SOUTH -UCHEAGWU IJEOMA MORGAN -ANP 55
6) ABIA SOUTH JOSEPHINE OSONDU – ZLP 34
7) ADAMAWA NORTH- PAWA MAYRAM E. – ADC 52
8) ADAMAWA NORTH- WADUMNA WABULARI -AGA 37
9) ADAMAWA NORTH -GARBA MASI BINTA APC 51
10) ADAMAWA NORTH- LYDIA ZIRA -JMPP 55
11) ADAMAWA SOUTH -BULUS GODIYA -ACD 39
12) ADAMAWA SOUTH PATRICIA SEUBITTERE YAKUBU -ADC 51
13) ADAMAWA SOUTH – NUHU AGNESS- PT 40
14) ADAMAWA CENTRA -L DAHIRU AISHATU AHMED -APC 47
15) ADAMAWA CENTRAL – YUSUF GIFT SHALLANGWA- NPM 39

16) AKWA IBOM NORTH EAST – UDUAK ENEFIOR ESSIEN – DPP 42
17) AKWA IBOM NORTH EAST – UMOHUMOH IMOH EMEM – KP 40
18) AKWA IBOM NORTH EAST – THOMAS MFON FLAMINGO – ZLP 56
19) AKWA IBOM NORTH WEST – MENDIE SARAH MARSHALL – C4C 38
20) AKWA IBOM NORTH WEST -INYANG PEACE MARTINS – DPP 34
21) AKWA IBOM NORTH- WEST LUCY PIUS USEN – PPN 37
22) AKWA IBOM SOUTH -ETETE CHARITY INYANG -DPP 44
23) AKWA IBOM SOUTH -EYAKENYI AKON ETIM – PDP 58
24) ANAMBRA NORTH -MENKITI FRANCISCA Q -ACD 51
25) ANAMBRA NORTH- MODEBE EDITH OBIAJULU – ADC 50
26) ANAMBRA NORTH – CHUBA-OKADIGBO MARGERY .C- APC 59
27) ANAMBRA NORTH -MMOTUNE THERESA- DPP 66
28) ANAMBRA NORTH – OKWONKWO SONIA CHINWE – KP 40
29) ANAMBRA NORTH – UMEAROKWU OGECHUKWU U – NCP 38
30) ANAMBRA NORTH -ODUAH STELLA ADAEZE -PDP 56
31) ANAMBRA NORTH – PRINCESS NDUKAIFE EBELE J- PPC 41
32) ANAMBRA NORTH – EDOZIE BLESSING CHINWE -RP 46
33) ANAMBRA CENTRAL – OKAFOR KATE OBY -ACD 56
34) ANAMBRA CENTRAL – EZEKILI OGOCHUKWU – KP 38
35) ANAMBRA CENTRAL – UCHE LILIAN EKWUNIFE – PDP 47
36) ANAMBRA SOUTH – OBIH NKEIRUKA FAITH – RP 47
37) ANAMBRA SOUTH – UMEOHANA-IKE ESTHER IFY – ZLP 51
38) BAUCHI NORTH- FAIZA ABDULLAHI -DA 48 (ONLY ONE FEMALE IN BAUCHI)
39) BAYELSA CENTRAL -EZRA YOHANA JAMAICA -DA 30
40) BAYELSA CENTRAL -EBIERE EKEUWEI J. -MPN 40
41) BAYELSA CENTRAL – KETEBU BOLERE ELIZABETH- NRM 64
42) BAYELSA CENTRAL -DOUYEMIEGHA-SUOWARI EBINDU RUTH- NUP 59
43) BENUE NORTH EAST – ADZAPE – ORUBIBI MIMI -APC 42
44) BENUE NORTH EAST – BUTU LOVELINE ONGO – GDPN 38
45) BENUE NORTH EAST – ADZONGO ESTHER TERSOO – LP 45
46) BENUE NORTH WEST – FAVOUR SHUAIBU- JMPP 35
47) BENUE NORTH WEST – NOR-UGOR VICTORIA KUWUA -LP 61
48) BENUE SOUTH – ANGULU OCHOJEMA JULIET -ADC 35
49) BENUE SOUTH -OKEWU MARY -PPN 30
50) BENUE SOUTH – ALACHE ODE –PT 59
51) BORNO CENTRAL – MUSA FATIMA – NEPP 35
52) CROSS RIVER NORTH – OCHINKEN MERCY AKWAJI – ID 34
53) CROSS RIVER NORTH – OKO ROSE OKOJI – PDP 62
54) CROSS RIVER CENTRAL – SOLOMON OBASESAM E. E. -A 34

55) DELTA CENTRAL – OLUWADARE ONOME HEPHZIBAH -LP 36
56) DELTA CENTRAL -ADJUYA STELLA – MPN 51
57) DELTA CENTRAL – OBORO EVELYN OMAVOWAN OJAKOVO – PDP 46
58) DELTA NORTH- IGUBOR ONYIMELODIA -ASD 35
59) DELTA NORTH -KONWEA THERESA -DA 68
60) DELTA NORTH -OKAFOR OFUNNE PHILOMINA -HDP 58
61) DELTA NORTH – ALIU JANE REBECAH – KP 38
62) DELTA NORTH -UGEGELI NDUDI STEPHANIE – NFD 36
63) DELTA SOUTH -JOSEPH ELO TESSY- ID 43
64) DELTA SOUTH -ANDERSON TARE-ERE -MPN 37
65) DELTA SOUTH – BEGHO IRONE RITA -SDP 59
66) EBONYI NORTH -IMMARIHIAGBE EUCHARIA UKAMAKA – ACPN 38
67) EBONYI SOUTH -JANEFRANCES ANI CHINYERE -JMPP 38
68) EBONYI SOUTH -NWANKWO JOY NGOZI -PPN 38
69) EDO NORTH -JOY OHIS INWALOME -JMPP 60
70) EDO SOUTH – JENNIFER ERIAMIYE OBASUYI -ADC 36
71) EDO SOUTH – ILEVBA ANTHONIA IMMANUELA – JMPP 36
72) EKITI CENTRAL – IREWOLE TOSIN -DPP 43
73) EKITI SOUTH -OLUJIMI BIODUN CHRISTINE -PDP 61
74) EKITI SOUTH – BOLA MARY ADEYINA -PPN 53
75) ENUGU EAST- NNAMCHI ANN NGOZI ID None 34
76) ENUGU EAST- IFEYINWA OLIVE ONUORAH NNOLI – MPN 39
77) ENUGU EAST- OKAFOR CECILIA UZOAMAKA -NIP 64
78) ENUGU EAST- NNAMANI ADAOBI E. -PPN 35
79) ENUGU WEST – CHIKAODILI JULIET IBEKAKU NWAGWU- APC 48
80) ENUGU WEST – OKOLO CHIKODILI LYDIA- ID 34
81) ENUGU WEST -OKAFOR IJEOMA DOREEN -KP 36
82) ENUGU WEST- OKONKWO CORDELIA CHIGOZIE -MPN 39
83) ENUGU WEST OKONKWO MAUREEN C. PPN None 38
84) ENUGU WEST AGU PHILOMENA SDP None 40
85) ENUGU NORTH – NNADI VICTORIA NWANNEKA – DPP 52
86) ENUGU NORTH – DIUGWU MARIA UKAMAKA – LP 52
87) ENUGU NORTH – NWOKOLO CHIKA CHIOMA MPN None 38
88) GOMBE CENTRAL – DANJUMA RIRI – A 34
89) GOMBE CENTRAL – ALIYU FATIMA ADAMU – ASD 34
90) GOMBE SOUTH – LADI SANI – PDM
91) GOMBE SOUTH – BELLO BINTA – PDP 47
92) GOMBE SOUTH – HANNATU AHMED YARO – SDP 58
93) GOMBE NORTH – MUHAMMED HAUWA INUWA – A 35
94) GOMBE NORTH – PUMA ALIYU – PDC 51

95) IMO EAST – ETHEL NGOZI NWANNA – ADC 62
96) IMO EAST – ADELINE IWUAGU EMIHE – AGAP 62
97) IMO EAST – DONALD UGONMA – ASD 38
98) IMO EAST – OGUIJE EUCHARIA ANAYO – JMPP 38
99) IMO EAST – EMEDON NKIRU ODIONYEYE – NAC 46
100) IMO EAST – ONYEALUSIM JENNIFER – NIP 35
101) IMO WEST – IBEH UCHENNA ONYEOMA – LP 48
102) IMO WEST AGOBI VIVIAN C. – PPN 41
103) IMO NORTH – IBE EUCHARIA – A 49
104) IMO NORTH – OKORAFOR RITA ADANNA IBEMERE (MFR) – ADP 44
105) IMO NORTH – OHANYERE LOVETH CHINYERE – ASD 35
106) IMO NORTH – NWAIWU IJEOMA JULIET – NIP 38
107) IMO NORTH – NZE JOY NNENNA – NRM 42
108) IMO NORTH – ANYA JUSTINA TOCHI – UPP 45
109) JIGAWA NORTH – WEST SALISU ZAINAB – MPN 35
110) KADUNA NORTH- MUHAMMAD AISHATU USMAN – A 35
111) KADUNA CENTRAL – TIJANI HALIMA TURAKI – ABP 58
112) KADUNA CENTRAL – IBRAHIM HAUWA FUNTUA – APGA 64
113) KADUNA CENTRAL – HABU HUSSAINA DPC 30
114) KADUNA CENTRAL – USMAN HAFSAT M.B. – NEPP 50
115) KANO CENTRAL – BUHARI LAILA –APDA 66
116) KANO CENTRAL – ABDU DIJE L – DPC None 39
117) KANO CENTRAL – HAUWA IBRAHIM EL-YAKUB – NPM 45

118) KATSINA CENTRAL – SADA ZAINAB MOHAMMED- NRM 40
119) KEBBI NORTH – MOHAMMED SHAFAATU – A 35
120) KEBBI NORTH – SANNI AISHATU – AD 32
121) KEBBI CENTRAL – ABUBAKAR HAJARA B/KEBBI – APA 49
122) KEBBI CENTRAL – ABUBAKAR SUWAIBA – NAC 38
123) KEBBI SOUTH – MUSA AMINA – GPN 31
124) KOGI CENTRAL – ABDULMALIK ZULEIHAT – A 27
125) KOGI CENTRAL – AKPOTI NATASHA HADIZA – SDP 38
126) KOGI CENTRAL – AVOSUAHI AMINU FATIMA – UPP 35
127) KOGI EAST – YAKUBU ADIJETU – UPC 36
128) KOGI WEST – IBITOYE ROSELINE ABOSEDE – A 50
129) KOGI WEST – IBRAHIM HANNATU AKUJIMISI – LP 32
130) KOGI WEST – OLORUNTOBA CHERRY YINKA – UPP 47
131) KWARA CENTRAL – ABDULWAHEED MARIAM – ADP 38
132) KWARA CENTRAL – WURAOLA HASIYA GAMBARI – APN 56
133) KWARA CENTRAL – OKANLAWON ADEKUNLE TAIWO – GPN 52
134) KWARA CENTRAL- ABDULSALAM KUBURAT LP 49
135) KWARA CENTRAL – ABUBAKAR KHADIJAT BIMBO – MPN 38
136) KWARA SOUTH – ADELEKE JUMOKE TAOFIKAT- GPN 48
137) KWARA SOUTH – AFOLAYAN COMFORT FUNKE – UPP 30
138) LAGOS CENTRAL- AKINYEMI OLUWAFUNMILAYO JOSEPHINE- A 52
139) LAGOS CENTRAL -TINUBU OLUREMI SHADE – APC 58
140) LAGOS CENTRAL – ADU OMOLOLA KOLADE – CAP 33
141) LAGOS CENTRAL – OGOWEWO OLUGBEMISOLA OLUFUNKE – DA 48
142) LAGOS CENTRAL – MARTINS TINA REMI – FJP 50
143) LAGOS CENTRAL – OYINBO PATRICIA NNEDIMMA – ID 42
144) LAGOS CENTRAL – PARIOLA RUFINA OLAMIDE – MPN 37
145) LAGOS CENTRAL – BAJULAIYE-OMOGBEHIN OMOWUNMI AGBEKE PT 50
146) LAGOS EAST – FAKOYA OLAJUMOKE MODUPE – ADC 39
147) LAGOS EAST – IDOWU ABOSEDE – CAP 41
148) LAGOS EAST – AJAYI FLORENCE OLUFUNKE – DA 54
149) LAGOS EAST – JAIYEOLA ADEBOLA ADENRELE – DPP 43
150) LAGOS EAST – OYEFUSI ABIODUN ADETOLA- PDP 51
151) LAGOS EAST – AWOLOWO OLUFUNKE – PT 55
152) LAGOS WEST – ADEGBORIOYE SOLAKUNMI ELIZABETH – A 62
153) LAGOS WEST- AGOSU-PANTINVOH FELICIA MENTON – ADP 51
154) LAGOS WEST – ESTHER GODWIN – APM 53
155) LAGOS WEST – BOJURI ORIYOMI RUTH -CAP 43
156) LAGOS WEST – NKEM CHIBOGU KENNETH – UPP 40
157) LAGOS WEST – FADAHUNSIOJO OMOBOLA ALICE – YPP 45
158) NASSARAWA NORTH – AKWASHIKI PATRICIA NAOMI – ADC 64
159) NASSARAWA NORTH – LUBABATU TANI YAKUBU – GPN 39
160) NASSARAWA NORTH – KATIMI SAIDU ISA – MMN 35
161) NASSARAWA SOUTH – ELADOGA RAKIYA ABUBAKAR – ADP 36
162) NIGER EAST – KOLAWOLE IDRIS ZAINAB – NCP 50
163) NIGER EAST – MOHAMMED BINTA – PT 42
164) NIGER NORTH – MAMUDA HADIZA KUTA – AGA 41
165) NIGER NORTH – BALKISU MUSA ALHERI – GPN 31
166) NIGER SOUTH – MOHAMMED SAFIYA BABA – GPN 45

167) OGUN CENTRAL – GOMEZ TITILAYO OSENI – ADC 54
168) OGUN CENTRAL – ABIMBOLA MARGARET ONOKOYA – GPN 39
169) OGUN CENTRAL – TOLA ESTHER FEHIN OGUNSANWO – MPN 63
170) OGUN EAST – ONADIPE E. IDOWU – NCP 57
171) OGUN EAST – MOJISOLA OMOYENI AFOLABI – UPP 68
172) OGUN WEST – MORUF IYABODE ALICE – ZLP 47
173) ONDO NORTH – OLAYINKA OGEDENCIBE MODUPE – ADP 60
174) ONDO NORTH – ODUMBAKU OLASINMI – ZLP 52
175) ONDO SOUTH – PITT TEMIDAYO ADEBULU MRDD 33
176) OSUN CENTRAL – AJADI ABIOLA AYOWOLE – APA 37
177) OSUN CENTRAL – MRS ADEBAYO RASHEEDAT – CAP 36
178) OSUN CENTRAL – IBRAHEEM FATIMA ADEOLA – DA 48
179) OSUN CENTRAL – ARIKEWUYO MARY OYEBOLA LP 29
180) OSUN CENTRAL – ADEGOKE SIMISOLA AYOKANMI -MAJAS 38
181) OSUN EAST – AJIBOLA FATIMOH – CAP 52
182) OSUN EAST – AYODELE BADMUS TOSIN MERCY- RP 40
183) OSUN WEST – RUFAI ADEBISI MUJIDAT – ACPN 37
184) OSUN WEST – RUFAI ADEBISI MUJIDAT – ACPN 37
185) OSUN WEST – GIDADO MUIBAT OMONIKE – NCP 49
186) OYO CENTRAL – AJITADIDUN YETUNDE ELIZABETH – A 54
187) OYO CENTRAL- SUNMONU JUMOKE MONSURAT – ADC 59
188) OYO NORTH – OGUNSOLA – SALIU KEHINDE – A 33
189) OYO NORTH – AGBABI ABIODUN DORCAS T. – JMPP 39
190) OYO NORTH – AKANDE ADEOLA MULIKAT – PDP 57
191) OYO NORTH – OLADOKUN ADEBOYIN ADEOLA -PPC 47
192) PLATEAU SOUTH – FANTO NAOMI JANE – ADP 52
193) PLATEAU SOUTH – MAMFA LADI NUN – MPN 57
194) PLATEAU SOUTH -DONGTOE CECILIA NOKNAAN – PPC 64
195) PLATEAU NORTH – DUNG SIMI PATRICIA JAMILA – MPN 49
196) RIVERS EAST- IBEMORAH NWANNEKA JANET – ACPN 45
197) RIVERS EAST – THOMAS ANGELA CHIKOADINAKA – C4C 55
198) RIVERS EAST – ANAELE GRACE – ID 49
199) RIVERS EAST – WUZOR QUEEN – NDLP 40
200) RIVERS SOUTH – EAST LEKIA JANEY – ADC 44
201) RIVERS SOUTH EAST – MIIBARI ANYIMA – ID 32
202) RIVERS SOUTH EAST – SAMSON KPEALE – MRDD 39
203) RIVERS WEST – OSADEME VIVIAN – C4C 56
204) RIVERS WEST – SYGNS IBIGBEYE – MRDD 44
205) RIVERS WEST- EBINI IBIOBELEARI OBOMATE- NPC 38
206) RIVERS WEST -APIAFI BETTY JOCELYN OKAGUA – PDP 56
207) RIVERS WEST – OKPEWONO JOYCE JACKS – PPA 43
208) RIVERS WEST BOLOUBOERE GEORGE O. – UPN 49
209) SOKOTO NORTH UMAR HAFSATU – A 33
210) SOKOTO NORTH ABUBAKAR ZAINAB – APGA 35
211) SOKOTO NORTH BUHARI SHAFATU -NAC 41
212) SOKOTO NORTH MUHAMMED MARYAM – PPA 58
213) SOKOTO SOUTH SA’ADATU MUHAMMED – PPN 37
214) TARABA SOUTH YOHANNA SAMUEL D. – PDM 58
215) TARABA NORTH BATURE ADAMA ZAKARI – ACPN 35
216) TARABA NORTH MANZO HADIZA MOHAMMED – ADC 45
217) YOBE SOUTH JAJERE HADIZA M. ISA – MPN 56
218) FCT – LADY DORIS AMAKA OPARA AAC 37
219) FCT – AUDU ESTHER JOHN ADC 56
220) FCT – ABDULRAHMAN MUSLEEMAH NIKE HASSATU – ANP 50
221) FCT – SILAS GYAR ROSE DOGARA- APM 56
222) FCT – DANFULANI PRINCESS ROSEMARY – GAP 50
223) FCT – OKPARA IFEOMA – GPN 38
224) FCT – DEBORAH MODUPE OPATA – JMPP 58
225) FCT – UZOKWE-AGORUA PRINCESS MILLIE – LP 60
226) FCT – OSENI NGOZI ABIODUN – MPN 47
227) FCT – LANCASTER OKIRO NNENNA NGWAMMA – YPP 58

Credits: List drawn out of INEC’s released document of Aspirants/candidates in the 2019 elections. Website – http://www.inecnigeria.org/?page_id=70 

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Broadcast Journalist, Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com

Leadership, Teamwork and Planning: An Emotional & Heartwarming Meeting.

At the start of the year #XXFILES radio Women’s program kicked off with our new year goal oriented edition with #SeyiOwoeye & #FolakemiOgunsiji.

 

As the team lead and producer, I listened to these two beautiful divas present, on my phone’s  radio. After a while, I joined them in the live studio & at some point stepped out to give them room to express without fearing to make mistakes in front of their “Oga-boss”.  😀

After the program we gathered to have a meeting as is our practice. This time to strategically map out a plan & focus for the first quarter.

I thanked every member of the team for all the efforts each one put into making a great program for our audience in 2018. 

Then I asked everyone to express their thoughts on how we faired and about improvements we need to make to enable us serve our audience better. Instead of speaking about this, my team members started to real out how the program had made them better presenters and producers. Here are some of their thoughts:

Seyi – I didn’t know that I could do this. I am a very shy person but through this program, I have been pushed to present and now I am a better presenter & scriptwriter.

Folakemi – I always run away from presentation chores because I have microphone fright. In fact, I prefer recorded programs where my mistakes can be edited before broadcast. Now I am more comfortable on the microphone.
Sandra – I learned that anybody can present not just DCAs

Jadesola – I appreciate those who started this program with the intention of mentoring others. I am happy that our team lead did not just take over but allowed us to go on the mic and even pushed us when we absolutely felt we were not ready. I have grown.

Here I was listening to my team members speak about the little difference I had made in their lives… Tears welled up in my eyes.

Lesson For Me:

Mentor Others; Step Back. Let them learn even while making mistakes. Watch them grow & shine.

After this emotional and heartwarming brainstorm meeting my crew and I decided to launch out with a theme for the first quarter of the year, 2019.

XX-FILES Giving Visibility to Women Candidates in the 2019 Elections”. 

Our goal is to tell the stories of women who are vying for a political office at all levels of government and by that contribute our quota to making women visible. And hopefully get the conversations going about supporting and increasing the number of women leading this our great country at all levels of government.

So Dear Reader/Follower, 

I will be sharing the  profiles of some of these women running for political office here and letting you into a bit of What my team and I will be doing with regards to this. Cheers!

Be Inspired to Pursue your Dreams! 

Adebisi Adetunji (C) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – bisimodupe1975@gmail.com