Friday, February 23, 2018

Ajaokuta! Not AGAIN.

It is sad that folks are retweeting the drool by Dogara like it is news!


Ajaokuta is a Local Government Area in Kogi StateNigeria and a town within it on the left bank of the Niger River. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of Egayin in the south of the area. It has an area of 1,362 km² and a population of 122,321 at the 2006 census. As of 2008 Ajaokuta, the town, had an estimated population of 16,039.

The town is the home of the multibillion-dollar Ajaokuta Steel Mill, the largest steel mill in Nigeria. Begun by the Soviet Union in 1979 under a cooperation agreement with Nigeria, the complex reached 98% completion by 1994 (15 years after)! The steelworks have been called the “bedrock of Nigeria’s industrialisatio ”. However, the project has been mismanaged, and the steel mill has not produced a single sheet of steel as of December 2017! 

Ajaokuta  and Itakpe are elephant projects; single track rail lines leading to nowhere. Whoever is selling the dummy about diesel fired station at this turn of the millennium is a joker. For political reasons, the low hanging fruit of coal power generation is omitted #CHANGE #WITC (Where Is The Chnage).

It is sad that Nigerians lose sight of history... Here is the story as told by our member, SAN Yinka Adeosun:

About forty years ago, a group of looters in uniform and native garbs went to Soviet Union and roped Nigeria into an unviable project. Why not viable?

1) Steel Making using Coal (Blast Furnace) when the country only had boiler coal as coking coal.

2) Soviet Technology  was cumbersome with  many other nuances.

 About same time, there was another plant built on Midrex (German technology) using natural gas to generate carbon monoxide to break down iron ore into iron pellets and brisket. The iron ore was imported from Guinea. The plant ran successfully for less than a decade and was killed by corruption, over staffing etc. This is the story of Aladja.

Obadanjo came back, pumped $100m to revive it and later sold it to a consortium of Indian crooks with some Nigerians as fronts at $30m. The Indians simply came on board, got it working, repatriated as much as they could, borrowed billions from banks, owed suppliers billions and simply SUBLIMATED.

I used the term because solid is expected to turn to liquid and then gas. With sublimation, solid turns to gas directly for easy disappearance like the mysterious snake swallowing millions.

Are we cursed as a nation?

The electronics are dead and buried. People who had initial training had since retired.

Reviving Ajaokuta is like setting up a factory to produce slide rules or a shop to sell iron beds! World Bank has told Nigeria long ago about the unviability. The rail line is single track and DSC is no more. Katsina, Jos and Osogbo rolling mills are monuments.

Government had no business in business. Let the legislooters spend their fat salaries and jumbo allowances on the project. But,, Dogara needs to consult a psychiatrist soonest.

Ajaokuta can never be viable. If government is against concession, let them offer it for rent and see if there would be takers.

Are they going to start from scratch? There is no comparable advantage. The unit cost, after all the padding, would make the products cost twice the cost of imports. Can anyone remember Peugeout GL,  SL vs Imported SR in early 80's that led to the death of PAN? Is Nigeria not playing the Russian roulette once again?

˝There is no present or future; only the past, happening over and over again now.˝ ~ Eugene O'Neill, A Moon for the Misbegotten

Cry My Beloved Country.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dr. Mojisola Kolade - Female Governorship Candidate for Ekitiland

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Dr. Christiana Mojisola Kolade 
New Dawn: Imole De! Igba Otun De 



February 15, 2018 
 PRESS RELEASE 
For Immediate Release 
Lagos, Nigeria 
I wish to declare my intention to serve the people of Ekitiland as Governor - Dr. Mojisola Kolade 
It is a known fact that calls for new entrants in Nigeria’s political scene have besieged the new media. No doubt the candidacy of a female technocrat who is qualified politically and career wise is news and one worthy of the highest level of coverage and support.  

On February 15, 2018 at the APC Headquarters in Ado Ekiti, Dr. Christiana Mojisola Kolade will, barring unforeseen circumstances, declare publicly her intention to run under the APC as a Governorship Aspirant in Ekiti State. 

Highlights of the declaration will include her speech and goodwill messages from reputable sons and daughters of Ekitiland. 

Dr. Mojisola, a daughter of Ekitiland, is an accomplished medical practitioner who wishes to serve the people of Ekiti. Her antecedents include 34 years of leadership in business, pacesetting in politics and dogged commitment to the ideals of philanthropy. 

It is a known fact that the incumbent is nearing the end of his governorship term; this creates an opportunity for a new dawn in Ekiti State, which Dr. Kolade intends to sign into. 

Dr. Mojisola Kolade is undeterred by the fact that the state boasts of a number of qualified leaders. In declaring her intention, she hopes to gain the support of the young and old, men and women, rich and poor; people of all levels, abilities, ethnic groups and faith, as all hands would be required to clinch the APC ticket for Governorship in Ekiti. 

Hear her: "Some may say who is she because many of my contributions to development have been done quietly. The fact is that I am NOT new to leadership. Thankfully, I have enjoyed the love and 

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support of my husband and life mate since 1984 - Prof. Ebenezer Adekunle Kolade, a Clinical Professor of Medicine. I owe my accomplishments to God Almighty, my family and many who have remained encouragers. With confidence and a great sense of purpose, I wish to declare my intention to serve the people of Ekitiland as Governor." 

Those who know Dr. Kolade’s reputable credentials, in politics, business and social enterprise, acknowledge this with utmost respect. Below is her profile and attached is her curriculum vitae. The declaration of candidacy event is open to the Members of the Press and the general public. 

The freedom of choice is the bane of democracy. She is qualified and wishes to position herself early for the task of winning the support of the people of Ekiti State for her aspiration towards seeking the role of Governor in 2019. 

Signed: 
Dr. Omolola Omoteso 
For New Dawn 

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ABOUT DR. CHRISTINA MOJISOLA KOLADE 
Dr. Christina Mojisola Kolade was born to Julius and Agnes Ebunoluwa Adebayo-Yaya in the Araromi Quarters in Oye-Ekiti LGA of Ekiti State. She thereafter attended St. Anne’s Primary School and Egba High School in Abeokuta. As a teenager, she was passionate about caring for others.  Her heart of care saw her attending University College Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospital where she received diplomas in Nursing and Midwifery respectively. With an opportunity to study abroad, she attended St. John’s University in New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. 
 
In 1984 young Mojisola found love in the kind heart and caring arms of Ebenezer Adekunle Kolade from Erin-Ijesha, Osun State. The journey of marriage with her heartthrob has been a blissful one. Prof. Ebenezer Kolade who began his study at the University of Ibadan in 1981 is today a renowned Clinical Professor of Medicine. Among other noteworthy accomplishments, he is a Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP). 

After a brief career as a pharmacist, Dr. Mojisola Kolade enrolled in the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, ultimately graduating as a Medical Doctor. She went further to complete a post-doctoral training in family medicine and became a board certified Consultant Physician. Over the course of a thirty-four year career in healthcare and business, Dr. Mojisola Kolade has worked as a Staff Physician and Vice President at New Era Rehabilitation Center, of which she is a cofounder. She has continued to dedicate her time to various philanthropic causes. Presently, she is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Irede Farms, Nigeria.  L

Friday, February 9, 2018

JUDICIAL INQUIRY ON ALLEGED RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY MILITARY - OSINBAJO

PRESS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT


WE SET UP JUDICIAL INQUIRY ON ALLEGED RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY MILITARY TO PROTECT SANCTITY OF LIFE - OSINBAJO

*VP receives report as panel concludes assignment

The need to understand issues surrounding allegations of rights violations by the military and government’s desire to protect the sanctity of human lives, necessitated the setting up of the Presidential Investigation Panel into allegations of human right violations, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Prof. Osinbajo stated this when he received on behalf of the President, the report of the Presidential Investigation Panel on the Review of the Armed Forces Compliance with Human Rights Obligation and Rules of Engagement, at the Presidential Villa, today. 

According to him, “The reason why we took this decision was because we felt it will be important to understand exactly what the issues are. You know of course that there have been several allegations of human rights violations but at the same time we recognized that the military was functioning in a largely unknown territory.”

Speaking further on the rationale behind the setting up of the panel, Prof. Osinbajo noted that “the military functions in many cases as the police and in very asymmetric situations and several times, we had to ask ourselves whether, what the military and law enforcement agencies have to cope with today, does not really redefine, in some senses, the rule of engagement.”  

“Because of the sanctity of the rights of our people, the sanctity of our lives and livelihoods, it is absolutely important that we ensure that we are finding out, whenever the occasion arises, whether their rights are being respected or are being violated especially in situations where you have light conflicts or even serious conflicts, or situations where there are security concerns all over the country; this was why this panel was put together,’’ the Vice President added.

Prof. Osinbajo assured that the Federal Government would carefully study the report and carefully approach implementation. 

He said: “One thing that is certain is that whatever the findings are, not only will they be referred to the relevant agencies of government but also to the military especially, where there is a need for disciplinary action, and if there is a need for civil authority or the court to take action, that will be done.”

The Vice President who was referring to an earlier statement by the chairman of the panel, said “I am also intrigued to know that in the places you visited people still felt that they require military presence, which shows the confidence that people have in the Nigerian military, and is a good thing in many ways.”

Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman of the panel, Justice Biobele Georgewillsaid the assignment took the team to the six geo-political zones especially in communities where people openly expressed the desire to have military presence in their midst.

Justice Georgewill added that allegations of rights violations was a direct consequence of increased visibility of the Armed Forces in the society, stressing that it could be minimized by equipping the police to be more effective in discharging their duties.

He also expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for the privilege to serve, noting that members were indeed grateful for the call to serve Nigeria. 
The eight-man investigation panel was inaugurated by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in August 2017.

Laolu Akande
Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity)
Office of the Vice President
9th February, 2018  

Prof. Osinbajo delivers keynote on Integrity in the Workplace





Bola Memorial Watch
Keeping memory and legacy alive.



February 9, 2018
  Press Release
For Immediate Release
Lagos, Nigeria

BMW: Prof. Osinbajo delivers keynote on Integrity in the Workplace

Integrity in the Workplace is a key issue where the fight against corruption is concerned. This will be the focal point as Bola Memorial Watch carries out its second Memorial Colloquium in Nigeria on Sunday February 11, 2018 at NECA House (Kano Hall) Alausa, Ikeja by 4PM.

Expected at the event to deliver the Keynote is Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's Vice President. The event is scheduled to have in attendance other dignitaries including Mr. Babatunde Irukera, Director General of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mrs. Motunrayo Alaka, Coordinator for Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), Mrs. Tiwalade Fagboyegun MD Lekky Royale, Rev. Olakanmi Amoo-Onidundu, CEO OMP Consult Ltd., Mrs. Pearl Kanu, Divisional Head of Commercial Lagos at Union Bank of Nigeria PLC and Dr. Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, Governorship Aspirant for Ekiti State.

Highlights at the event will include the Keynote, Book Reading & Launch of Employees from Heaven co-authored by Bola Omoteso's wife, Fundraising for BMW and Mini Exhibition.

Bola Memorial Watch was instituted in honour of Deacon Bola Omoteso, who was driven by passion to return to Nigeria to support his friend the Vice President. His economic advisory role was pivotal to the mantra of change. Sadly, the change we were yet to experience in the field of medicine and human rights claimed his life on February 11, 2016.

This event is one of many initiatives to keep the memory and legacy of Bola Omoteso alive. Other events carried out in the last two years include Advocacy Walk Against Medical Negligence, Cares for Street Children, Prayer Service, Colloquium and Cares Clinic.

The event is open to the Members of the Press.

Signed:

Dr. Omolola Omoteso

Host, BMW

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Training of Trainers & Capacity Development Workshop for Women in Media


Olakanmi Amoo-Onidundu (FISM, FIMC, CMC, MCIPM, MNITAD, MPP, arp) is the Managing Consultant for OMP Consult Ltd. He has about three decades of corporate professional experience in public and private economy sectors. His experience in the corporate boardroom spans over a decade. A versatile human resource practitioner, professional personnel psychologist, fellow of strategic management, fellow institute of management consultant, chartered management consultant, registered advertising practitioner, journalist (one-time Assistant Secretary, Oyo State NUJ) , social commentator, reconstructionist, and a life and love Coach. 

He is an alumni of global acclaimed institutions like the Cranfield University and Lagos Business School, and presently doing his doctoral study at Walden University, USA. He is an astute trainer, well sought after conference speaker, on-air personality, and a reverend gentleman.

Oluyemisi Dada-Ayodele
An award winning broadcast journalist, Yemisi works with Radio One, 103.5FM, the all News, Sports and Talk station of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Lagos Operations.

Following her Primary Education in Lagos and  Secondary School in Ado Ekiti she studied Food Food Technology to obtain HND from the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti. This she garnished by later obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma in Food Science from Federal University of Technology, Akure. She is presently studying for a Masters degree in Human Resource Management.

After her first degree, she worked briefly with Nigeria Breweries before joining FRCN in September, 2006. Presently, she is the Governor's Office Correspondent at the State House, Alausa.

Having worked in a radio station for 11 years, I had so many trainings in Journalism which include The British Broadcast Corporation Media Action Training on Effective Participation of Electorates in Elections, The United States Consulate Training on Investigative Journalism and Effective Use of Social Media in New Journalism, Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism Training on Regulatory Electricity Manufacturer and Operations to Uncover the Inefficiency of Power Distribution Companies, the Basic and Intermediate Journalism Training from the National Broadcast Academy and the BBC Media Action SCEEP Project Training on Strengthening Citizens Engagement in Electoral Processes in Nigeria.
And 2016 and 2017 award winner as Best Reporter for her Media Station. As well as Best Supporting Producer for Youth in Governance Programme among others.








Yetunde Fashina Arebi is a print journalist with the Vanguard Media Limited, Publishers ofVanguard Newspapers. She joined Vanguard in 1991 as a Political Reporter attached to the National Republican Convention (NRC) and later, Government House, AIausa, Ikeja, Lagos. She has since risen to the rank of DeputyWoman Editor of the paper. 

As a female writer, she created The Human Angle column to pioneer the first person narrative style of story writing for Newspaper in Nigeria in June 1993. The reader participatory column focuses on true life experiences on all spheres of human life and survived 20 years. It's immense success made it a household reference point in many homes across the country. It has now been replaced with Love and Life published in the Saturday Vanguard. 

To her credit also are columns such as Weddings and Vows which was the newspaper's pioneer column on weddings in the country and opened up the vast potentials for the wedding industry. 
Behind the Scene, Lovezone, Women and Governance, Youths and Challenges of Adolescence, all published in the Vanguard Newspapers are some of her works. She is also a Youth Counsellor on career and reproductive health. 

Yetunde graduated from the Lagos State College of Education, majoring in English Language and Religious Studies. After a brief stint at teaching, she proceeded to Times Journalism Institute 
Where she obtained both the Ordinary and Higher Diplomas in Journalism. She thereafter earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University. 

Yetunde has participated in several seminars and workshops on youths, women and reproductive health issues. Her published books include: Youth, Sex and Wellbeing, Youth, Sex and Socially Deviant Behaviours, Egwu in the Eye of the Media and IGP Arase in the Eye of the Media.

Funmi Ajumobi is an Assistant Woman Editor with Vanguarcd Media Limited. She has degree in Bachelor of Arts in Education in English Language from Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeyemi Campus Ondo. With her over 20 years experience with Vanguard Media, she is no doubt a highlyskilled, organised, and meticulous executive who has  With her over 20 years experience in the print media, she is no doubt has excellent communication skills, both in writing and verbal. She has attended many trainings in and out of Nigeria  and has also organised conferences and trainings for parents, teachers and children at different fora. She has covers United Nations General Assembly yearly on Sustainable Development Goals which the world is working on till year 2030.

Funmi Ajumobi is an Assistant Woman Editor with Vanguarcd Media Limited. She has degree in Bachelor of Arts in Education in English Language from Obafemi Awolowo University, Adeyemi Campus Ondo. With her over 20 years experience with Vanguard Media, she is no doubt a highly skilled, organized, and meticulous executive who has  With her over 20 years experience in the print media, she is no doubt has excellent communication skills, both in writing and verbal. She has attended many trainings in and out of Nigeria  and has also organized conferences and trainings for parents, teachers and children at different fora. To her credit, she organised a succesdful and the First Parenting Summit in Nigeria. She has covers United Nations General Assembly yearly on Sustainable Development Goals which the world is working on till year 2030.She currently handle  Homemakers column, Women, Politics and Development and Vanguard Kiddies Columns. 

Chiamaka Bobby-Umeano, arpa
Chiamaka is a versatile communication and media consultant who served with Taraba Telivision in Jalingo before jumpstarting her broadcast career with Minaj Broadcast International as a Television Presenter, Newscaster and US Public Affairs Section Press Corps member. She is presently an on air personality on Silverbird Television where she hosts Motivational Monday. She contributes the column "The Communicator", in Businessday Newspaper and Lagos City Herald.

Amaka was at a point the Communications Channel Manager at Wale Adenuga Productions Limited and Personnel Officer at Women Optimum Development Foundation (WODEF). She is the brain behind Connect TV show on MBI and Healthitude on Metro 97.6fm radio,  both recorded and mastered at her company, Oratorz Koncept Studios. 

She is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Institute of Management and Technology with a Post-graduate in Media and Communications from University of Leicester, UK and an alumni of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria Training school. She has won several awards which includes Nestle Nutrition Best Reporter Award, Red Ribbon Awards among others.

Her passion for media and education led her attend British Dyslexia Association Course on 'How to Help Children during Summer holidays'. She holds a certificate in 'Dyslexia and Foreign (English) Language Teaching', Lancaster University. She has facilitated several workshops including 'Decoding Dyslexia for Parents and Teachers at Whitedove Schools, Lekki, 'Communication skills for teachers' at Archwood school, Ajao and IWFI/LBS Executive Teachers Programme.

She has attended trainings and conferences locally and internationally. These include: Gender Mainstreaming by British Council/Women Law and Development Center, ITPAN Advanced Presentation Course, NANTAP Media Skill Enhancement course, International Center for Journalists' US Knight Fellow Training, Media Career Development Training, Commonwealth Broadcast Association Conference and Barack Obama American Corner-Women in Business and Leadership Series.  

Chiamaka anchors 'MyCommunicationCoach'/ Public Speaking Solutions project. She is the author of the book 'Sheroism... Not just a Woman' and many published articles. Her literary works are profiled in Genevieve Magazine, Nigeria's 50th Indepence edition, Vanguard Newspaper, Sun Newspaper etc. She is a registered Practitioner in Advertising. 

Lanre-Anjola Oyebode is a Broadcast Practitioner with over two decades work experience in the Nigerian media industry. She has a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication from the Ogun State Polytechnic.

Lanre-Anjola has worked extensively with several media organisations -Radio and TV, as a News Correspondent, Newscaster, News Producer, Script Writer, Radio Music Show Host as well as Producer/Presenter of political, entertainment, inspirational and family oriented programmes. She is presently the Executive Director of Bright Light Studios, a production company located in Lagos, Nigeria with radio and television programmes independently produced and syndicated across the country.

Bright Light Studios under Lanre-Anjola’s leadership offers consultancy services in Presentation Training, Broadcast Staff Recruitment as well as well as Electronic and Print Media Promotion. The Production outfit also organises Lifestyle and Empowerment Workshops for women from all walks of life.

When she isn’t busy writing scripts and putting finishing touches to her work, Lanre-Anjola enjoys travelling and sampling the culture and traditions of other lands and volunteers as Media Adviser to several Non-Governmental Agencies (NGOs) to draw up projects and activities to create public awareness for social and health issues such as Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Cancer and Mental Health.

Lanre-Anjola Oyebode is married and lives in Lagos, Nigeria with her family.

Precious Enyi is a savvy media and etiquette  specialist with vast background in communications (both in pidgin and English language), Public Relations, Marketing and TV/Radio Presentation. A very creative and highly motivated speech expert, trained media spokesperson with an avant-garde perception of sustainable and effective marketing/PR content, accompanied by clientele base spreading across diverse sectors of the society.

She is a very talented, creative, innovative, focused, driven and dedicated team player with an impressive  positive attitude. She is a dogged professional to the core, people oriented, organised and a go-getter coupled with an extensive experience in the field of communications. 

Areas of expertise include media and image consultancy, public speaking and project management, radio and television news and programme presentation, marketing, public relations and exceptional interpersonal skills.

Precious consults for individuals on effective communication, personal branding, public speaking and stage presence, personal grooming, building self-confidence, dressing for confidence, acquiring  personal awareness, networking and the art of meeting people. She trains corporate organisations on operational effectiveness, business communication skills, impeccable customer service, image management (as a publicist), effective leadership, etiquette, presentation skills, public speaking, selling and marketing skills, emotional intelligence and appropriate staff orientation. 

She is a firm believer in ensuring that the aesthetic representation of a brand should also translate to quality service delivery and ultimately profit for the organisation.

Precious is a certified etiquette consultant from the highly esteemed Association of Professions Career College, Canada.  She is an On Air Personality and Newscaster with Nigeria’s foremost radio station, Radio Nigeria (FRCN) where she began her career over a decade ago. She has produced and presented independent programmes on Nigerian Television Authority  (NTA) and Africa Independent Television (AIT) Port Harcourt. Precious is certainly a delight to be with.

Bolaji Okusaga attended Obafemi Awolowo University where he graduated in Dramatic Arts winning the prestigious Wole Soyinka Prize for the best graduating student in the department as well as the Professor Michael Crowder Award for the best graduating student in the three creative arts departments in the school. 

He had a short stint in Arts Management and Consultancy at the International Centre for the Arts under the tutelage of Ambassador Segun Olusola before his National Youth Service in the Marketing unit of the Broad Street Branch of the then Lion Bank of Nigeria. At the end of the service, he was awarded a commendation certificate in recognition of his leadership qualities.

He earned a Masters degree in Communication and Language Arts in 1998 from University of Ibadan before joining Minaj Broadcast International as a Producer/Researcher. He later joined Presentations Plusand handled as Head Strategy, the brand perception of the principal characters in the Obasanjo/Atiku 2003 Presidential Campaign.  

He joined Marina International Bank and was part of the team responsible for delivering a compelling brand proposition to drive the bank’s business strategy and was later part of the project management team that drove the merger between Access Bank, Capital Bank and Marina Bank. At end of the merger, he was appointed Head, Investor Relations in October 2005. He worked as Managing Director of the Quadrant Company, Nigeria’s leading Public Relations Consultancy. 

Working with a team of game-changers, The Quadrant Company was able to win the Award of the African PR Consultancy of the year 2012, the most prestigious international award in Public Relations by the Holmes Report / Sabre Awards – the first by a Nigerian PR Consultancy, under his charge. He recently resigned and is floating a Reputation Design Company – Precise. 
Since differentiation is key to the market success of any business, Bolaji stresses the need for the alignment of the work-place with the challenges of the market-place.  

He is a strategy and brand devotee with wide experience in the Mass-Media, Marketing, Public Relations and Banking. Aside from this, He is also interested in Politics, Policy and Corporate Governance.Bolaji has attended several courses on Branding, Corporate Strategy, Product Development, Leadership and Change Management as well as Mergers and Acquisition. He is an Associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and was also recently the 2nd Vice President of the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks. 

Dr. Omolola Omoteso-Famuyiwa
Omolola a communicator par excellence, with a knack for writing, counselling, mentoring and advocacy holds a BA (Philosophy), MA (International Affairs), MEd. (Cultural Studies), Masters in Biblical Counselling and Doctorate in Biblical Counselling. 
She is a focused, purpose driven and result oriented professional with sound leadership, management, performance driven client services, excellent presentation skills and proven ability to lead people, organise communities and coordinate events.  

She is by training a communication development expert, media specialist, versatile television and radio broadcaster, devoted child rights advocate, experienced public relations consultant, newspaper columnist, creative writer, professional counsellor, versatile public affairs analyst and exceptional teacher. Omolola has had a successful career and progressive growth in broadcast journalism, media, communication, public relations, publishing and social enterprise and she continues to translate these into notable growths within organisations and in lives. 

She has worked on a wide range of social and business development issues including providing media, logistic and consulting support to UNICEF, United States Information Section, Action Health Incorporated and Media Rights Agenda. She has managed a number of media productions, public relations projects; facilitated capacity building workshops and supervised crisis management interventions. She anchored a column in Vanguard Newspaper, wrote commemorative stories for Punch Newspaper, served as Managing Producer and Presenter for Your Right to Vote a donor funded national radio programme by MRA, Producer and Presenter for Conversations from Studio B: Breaking Boundaries Building Bridges at WOUB TV & Radio Athens OH and served as Panel Consultant for Media Rights Agenda on the Media Sustainability Index – IREX.

Omolola is the project director of Cares Global Network (CGN), executive director of Cares Media Network, editor of Willows Magazine and publisher of Eden. One of the projects carried out by her organisation is capacity building entrepreneurship training for small-scale businesses and charities. A child rights advocate and biblical counsellor, Omolola fulfills her calling through a number of missions God has committed into her hands. She works with different committees to organise empowerment events which includes Inspire to Excel; a career conference for children, DC HOMES; a summit for singles and ACE Project, now known as IFE Project, a 4-wheel programme through which many lives are empowered by the sharing of Christ, counsel and cash. 

Omolola has a passion for mentoring young people and counselling mature singles. Her hobbies include photography, cooking, hiking and travelling. She is an inspirational speaker of international repute. Her speaking engagements span across the globe; within and outside schools, churches and organisations.

Dr. Omoteso is the Host of Divine Connection (DC), a ministry to mature singles positioned to create and nurture joyful homes. She is an exceptional teacher, anointed preacher and creative writer. Omolola’s work span countries and ministries including Nigeria, USA and UK, RCCG and the Nigerian Baptist Convention where she grew up.

Omolola obtained in addition to 5 degrees, a number of certificates including one in entrepreneurship and another in sexuality leadership development. She loves writing and has published and authored a number of books including Just Sharing (for teens), What Is Wrong With Us (for mature singles) and Employees from Heaven. You can discover God’s love through the pages of Divine Connection, a 52-week devotional. She is a woman led by God to reach, teach, mentor and nurture. She nurtures destinies; those who have had the privilege of working with her have been known to become better persons through her nurturing and development skills.

Her passion for politics was stirred when Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, a man of integrity for whom she has deep respect, entered the race... She set up Solidarity Action Network (SAN) to support the vision of change and good governance. With the elections won, members continue to support the vision as they position themselves for service to Nigeria and the leadership.

Hear her: "...I have been in media/pr formally for about 20 years beginning with my random NYSC posting to the 31 Field Artillery Brigade where I worked as an Assistant to the Army Public Relations Officer in 1997. Thereafter life took me to DBN Television and then to Super Screen TV where I was Head of the Programmes Department. As part of my journey, I worked as Head of Client Services and Business Development Manager with TQC, a foremost PR company. I have been fortunate to attend workshops, trainings, conferences and tours locally and globally as delegate or speaker in Nigeria, USA, Greece, Brazil, South Africa and Jerusalem to mention a few.

This workshop by leading ladies in media is to fill the dearth of well trained and qualified media women in private and public spheres. I have been running media workshops for years. I started with children; today a number of those trained have a career in media, advertising and business. I initiated and facilitated NAWOJ's first workshop as part of ACE 4.0 Project. I have done mentoring for a number of media women but now wish to start a media training that will eventually grow into a media conference for women as a catalyst to moving women up the media ladder as influencers towards fielding them in the top echelon of national and political development. I see possibilities in the coming together for a divine purpose to enable women grow impact, influence and income.

Omolola is passionate about touching lives, a legacy bequeathed her by Deaconess Ibiyemi Famuyiwa nee Odu who was a firm believer in girl education. You can join Dr. Omolola Omoteso to touch more lives by partnering with her to organise programmes.