Who is Mrs Eugenia Abu, all you need to know

Mrs Eugenia Abu is one of Nigeria’s frontline Broadcast journalists
winning several awards in the field including the prestigious
Nigeria media merit award for best newscaster of the year in 1995.
One of Nigeria’s most recognizable faces, Eugenia anchored the
National Television News for all of 17 years. A Multimedia
Strategist, Columnist, Media trainer and Consultant, Eugenia rose
to the top of her career at the Nigerian Television Authority
becoming Executive Director programs, disengaging from the
Nigerian Television Authority after thirty-four years of meritorious
service.
She is currently the Creative Director of Essential Communications
and Managing partner of her eponymous brand, The Eugenia Abu
Media, TEAM. Eugenia recently joined the board of Savannah
center for democracy, development and democracy.
A 1981 graduate of English from the Ahmadu Bello University
Zaria, Eugenia obtained a Masters in Communication Policy
studies from the City University London in 1991, graduating with a
distinction. She also holds a Master’s degree in Creative Writing
from Keele University Staffordshire, United Kingdom. She has
certificates in Educational psychology, Guidance and Counselling
and TV presentation. Eugenia has attended several international
conferences across the world and has served on several national
and International bodies including the National human rights
commission, the Lagos state innovation council, This day Editorial
board and Nigeria’s vision 2020 technical committee on the media.
She has consulted for the International Labor organization, ILO, the
United Nations and Justice for all among others.
In 2011, she was engaged by the ILO as National Media Consultant
and Facilitator on getting media to report Human trafficking better.
Justice for All subsequently engaged her to promote their work on
Police-community relations and capacity building of vigilante
groups and get the media involved in the promotion of community
policing. Eugenia was a member of the board of the Lagos state
innovation council and also served as a council member of the
National Human rights commission and a member of This Day
Editorial board.
A long standing faculty member of the Africa center for leadership,
Centre LSD teaching leadership and communication and How to be
a CEO, Eugenia is a consultant to ECOWAS on Media and
peacebuilding during election and also consults for the NeXTV CEO
summit in Mauritius. She is a judge on the National Maltina
Teacher’s award and runs an informal mentorship program where
she has trained about 200 youths in the last five years. Eugenia
Abu believes that mentorship is the unexplored key to fast tracking
human development on the African continent.
In 2007, Eugenia founded one of Abuja’s leading annual summer
creative writing boot camps for children between the ages of 7-14
years, The Treasured Writers and gives a week of her time along
with other facilitators honing the children’s writing skills. In 2008,
Eugenia was invited by Nigerians in Western Australia to deliver
that year’s independence anniversary lecture and was voted
Nigeria’s most inspiring woman in 2013 in an online survey
conducted by the fabric manufacturer’s Vlisco.
Mrs Abu is currently on the judging panel for the annual National
Maltina Teacher’s award.
Author of two books, In the blink of an Eye, a prize winning
collection of essays and a critically acclaimed poetry collection,
Don’t look at me like that. Eugenia maintains weekly columns in
two national newspapers, “Tales from the main road” Business
day and “Five favorite books with Eugenia Abu” in the Sunday
Trust. She is blessed with the ability to write in most literary
genres including poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and
screenplay.
She is a Chevening scholar, USIS fellow and World traveler and has
attended several local and International conferences including the
World conference on women in Beijing in 1995 where she was a
delegate.
In her long and rewarding career, Eugenia has interviewed top level
personalities including Presidents and Nobel laureates. Her
portfolio includes President Ellen Sir leaf Johnson, President
Obasanjo, President Yoweri Museveni, former United Nation’s
Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, Professor Wole Soyinka, Professor
Wangari Maathai and Nadine Gordimer among several others.
Mrs. Abu has earned her stripes as a much sought after National
and International compere and moderator and was Master of
ceremony for the inauguration of Presidents Yaradua and
Jonathan.
She lives in Abuja with her family.

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