Jacqueline Adebija is a northern Nigeria based, award winning, multimedia broadcast journalist with over 10 years experience in not just the design, development and implementation of original story ideas for radio and television content but also in the research and effective gathering of accurate information on newsworthy stories. I have proven skills in translating and or transcribing Hausa, English, Pidgin and or Yoruba material and I also have to my credit, the design and development of several English, Pidgin and Hausa, audience engaging programmes on radio and television that have garnered, a strong presence and followership on several social media platforms. I am a media influencer who has been recognised by both local and international organisations. I'm proud to in this time have developed an appreciable network of professional resources in both the private and public sectors of entertainment and politics in Nigeria. As a BBC Media Action trained scriptwriter, I have scripted and headed scripting teams for several, popular radio dramas in Hausa and English. I am able to handle and meet deadlines, the keeping of irregular workdays/hours while maintaining strict adherence to the ethics of the profession. A regular speaker, facilitator, translator or consultant at English or Hausa community outreach workshops, townhall meetings or trainings, I continue to use these avenues for the creation and or sharing of original story ideas that are based on the latest events or issues that concern and affect my community. My news editing, presentation and time management skills along with the ability to handle irregular schedules, and meet strict deadlines have regularly delivered more than average results.
It is 2019 and Nigeria is still the highest contributor to maternal mortality in Central and Western Africa. The country also accounts for 14% of the global maternal mortality. According to the World Health Organization, In 2008 when Nigeria's, maternal mortality ratio (MMR) was at 545/100,000 live births, it placed the country as the second highest country with that number of annual maternal deaths in the world. Infrastructure and facilities within the three tier national health system are inadequate and not well maintained; most facilities also lack appropriately trained healthcare workers.This is a picture of the delivery room in refurbished PHC within the metropolis.
Armed banditry and kidnapping on the highway between Kaduna State and the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria has become a route more feared than traveled these days. Luckily, there is a train service that runs too but it is not without its own unique challenges. Ticket racketeering. So, if you need to get on that train without have to pay over 50% more than your ticket really costs? Wake up 3 hours earlier for the 1st train that leaves at 7:55am! This picture was taken at 4:30am at the Kubwa station.
When mother's milk is not enough.....therapeutic food comes to the rescue but not every child is lucky enough to get that. Many die without the world knowing any better.
Hungry and malnourished. That is the lot of many children in Nigeria today. Especially in Northern Nigeria! Children and their mothers wait in line to receive the RUTF- life giving food.
Every day, as school children in their clusters pass me by, either on their way to or from school, I can not help but marvel and how they never cease to find things to talk about. Endless chatter. To some, mindless chatter. Yet, to those who know, there are nuggets of wisdom to be gotten from those "endless stream" of words.
This is a jingle I was contracted to produce for the 1st Baptist Church's centenary celebrations in 2018. It was voiced and sound designed by me.
A 4 minutes extract of a 1 hour political radio programme geared towards the 2019 elections.
Kaduna, Nigeria • Medical, Cultural • June 30 @ 12:00am
Currently, it is estimated that about 2.5 million children under the age of five have severe acute malnutrition in Nigeria and 90% of these cases are in Northern Nigeria. About 1.6 million of those malnourished children, call Kaduna state home. 20% of them will die before help comes. This, for me... Read more