- Adeyinka Ige-Onabolu:
Adeyinka Ige-Onabolu has experience in advocacy, litigation, research and project implementation to enhance and strengthen the protection of rights of women, children, persons with disabilities and refugees with a special focus on gender based violence and sexual and reproductive rights.
She has previously served with the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights based in Banjul,The Gambia supporting the special mechanism on refugees, displaced persons and asylum seekers/older persons and persons with disabilities.
She has an LLB in Law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and completed an LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law from the University of Essex, United Kingdom in 2012. Her research has focused on women’s rights, disability rights, economic and social rights in armed conflicts and the African Human Rights System.
- Ameera Abraham
Ameera Abraham is the CEO and Spa Director at The Nail Bar, a luxury nail spa and wellness centre located in Abuja. She also serves as the Executive Chair, Nigeria for the Spa Association of Africa.
At the age of 22, she introduced the Abuja population to the art of professional nail care in March 2011 and has since then been recognised as a nail and beauty connoisseur. In 2013, The Nail Bar was awarded Beauty Establishment of the Year at The Abuja Young Entrepreneur Awards. Abraham most recently launched Amali Cosmetics, a professional range of nail care products under the umbrella of The Nail Bar in January 2015. Each product in the Amali range was researched and developed by Ameera as she holds an advanced diploma in Natural Skin Care.
She holds a BA in Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London. In addition to this she has a CIDESCO Diploma in Spa Management and is a qualified aesthetician.
She is very passionate about pushing boundaries and strives to set trends rather than follow them. In her spare time, Ameera enjoys reading, swimming and volunteering for charity work. As a Christian, she has been exposed to being actively involved in the efforts to assist the less privileged in numerous ways that go beyond financial assistance with various groups in church. Outside of the church, she is particularly interested in women and children’s rights. She is passionate about enlightening and empowering women in their various fields of life, ranging from their rights and responsibilities within the home to the work place. She currently offers a trainee scheme at The Nail Bar that trains 5 ladies a year as beauticians with part time work placements.
- Jennesse Haruna
Jennesse is a dynamic entrepreneur and business consultant. She is MD of Spytech Security and Guards Ltd a leading private security solutions company in Nigeria. Spytech is a consortium of Nigerian’s leading security experts and practitioners working together to ensure proactive security solutions in its clients’ interest.
Since 2011, Jennesse, has built and developed the company’s business to three successful units; Professional Services, Technology Service and Personnel Service with over 500 professionals. She has developed and delivered client solutions in Health & Safety, Risk Management, Security Consultancy & Advisory, Security Assessment & Audit, Control Room and Technology support. Providing security solutions to Government, Embassies, NGO’s, Housing Estates, Offices, Shopping Malls, and Local and International high-risk clients/VIPs.
She is also managing partner of a pace setting alternative energy company; Conical Energy. Conical Energy is leading the way as a vibrant, innovative renewable energy company in Nigeria operating schemes that allows homeowners and businesses access quality, reliable and stable electricity effortlessly.
She attended Queens College Yaba, Lagos for secondary education; then went on to study Law at the University of Surrey UK, Later furthered her education with a MBA in Entrepreneurship at University of Wales (Lampeter). She has taken a Post-Graduate Course in Terrorism Studies at University of St Andrews UK and is enrolled on a world renowned Security & Risk Management Consultancy course in Bristol UK.
Jennesse is an active member of the ASIS International, and the youngest, National Executive Member (National Treasurer) of the Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN). She is committed to developing and supporting capacity building initiatives for young adults and SMEs with the aim of fostering economic/social empowerment and nurture future change agents and leaders.
- Mobolaji Alabi
Mobolaji Alabi is an accounting and auditing professional who has experience in financial service, aviation, public and non-governmental sectors. Prior to his current role as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he was the acting senior accountant at Izy Air Limited. Also, he was the Head of Finance at Living Word Liberation Centre Charity, Southampton (UK).
He is a graduate of Covenant University and University of Southampton where he obtained BSc in Accounting and MSc in Accounting and Finance (Distinction) respectively; he also holds a certificate in Financial Modelling and Management from Kaplan Financial (UK).
- Olugbenro Ogundipe
Olugbenro is the Regional Information Systems Advisor (RISA) for Central Africa Regional Office (CARO) providing IT Leadership in one of the World’s Leading NGOs, Catholic Relief Services.
He provides leadership, direction, and support to Central African Project offices in Development, experience and continuing support in Burundi, Rwanda, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Nigeria, Togo and Benin.
He considers himself simply as a Christian Nigerian IT Person, working in development in African countries, specifically using a regional focus with project management skills.
- Simi Olusola
Simi Olusola is the Founder and Executive Director of Aspilos Foundation. She has been working in the not for profit sector for over 8 years with a focus on education, secure livelihoods and governance as it concerns young people. She has over 4 years of experience working as a consultant. She is a lifelong volunteer with a passion for societal development.
She has a Masters of Public Administration in International Development from the University of York, a B.Sc in Physiology from the University of Ibadan, is a Pan Atlantic University Social Sector Manager Scholar and has diplomas in global health, psychology and monitoring & evaluation.
She is a Strategy Advisor for Youth Vanguard International, Ghana, a LEAP Africa Social Innovators Program fellow, a fellow of the President Obama initiated Young African Leadership Initiative, an International Citizen Service volunteer and the lead for the Steering Committee of Stand to End Rape, Abuja.
Simi is an ex-basketball player, having been part of the University of Ibadan basketball team, a librocubicularist who enjoys writing, is always, on and off, on one healthy living diet or the other, never backs down from a challenge, loves people and loves to mentor younger ladies.
- Taiye Fatoki
Fatoki Taiye Timmy is a graduate of Education from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, where He was a Student union leader, advocating for better welfare and collaborative relationship for Nigerian students. As a young Pan Africanist, he seeks a brighter future for the African continent through hope enkindled in her young population.He has been working with youth-led and youth focused organizations focusing on sexuality health, child rights [especially the girl and the differently abled child] and youth development in Nigeria, using rights based approaches through advocacy, sensitization, training and policy participation and related integrated approaches.
Fatoki Taiye Timmy is a member of various youth coalitions and network at the national, regional and global level. Based on his experience and good knowledge of the issues affecting the African child, He has presented papers on the challenges face by children in the third world countries and the influence of global politics at both national [at various youth fora and higher institutions of learning] and international fora, most notably at the Voices of Africa-Voices of Resistance international conference at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, and the G8 ALTERNATIVES summit held at the University of Aberdeen, also in the United Kingdom in the year 2005 and Upper West region of Ghana in 2014.
As an experienced Programme Officer, he has worked on various community interventions ranging from education, health, women empowerment, poverty eradication, youth development, child rights, education and gender issues. Fatoki Taiye Timmy holds a PGD in social work (health option) and a Masters in Social work (Community Development) from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho. He is currently pursuing his Post Graduate studies in Gender and Social Policy Development at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. To Fatoki Taiye, his only assignment in the world is to make lives better.
Fatoki Taiye Timmy was a Project Supervisor for the first International Youth exchange between Nigeria and the United Kingdom known as the Global Xchange, supported by the British Council, Voluntary Service Overseas. He is an Alumnus of the Africa Leadership forum Otta, and was also a Development Analyst for the African Regional Youth Initiative (ARYI), Tanzania for two years. He served as one of the Organisation Development and Management specialists for a UKaid education project in Nigeria (Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria). A Co- author of the United Nation’s 2008 National Youth Shadow Report on the 2001 UNGASS Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS. He is the Co-founder and the International Programme Director Youth Vanguards Ghana and The Survivors Foundation Nigeria.