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Women You Should Know: Abimbola Alao

April 19, 2022

  Abimbola Gbemi Alao was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. She studied at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where she gained a BA (Hon) Classics in 1988 and an MA Classics in 1991. She later studied PGCE and MA in creative writing at the University of Plymouth. Read more about Women Abimbola was a tutor at … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Abimbola Alao

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Women You Should Know: Deborah Adetunbi Egunyomi

April 19, 2022

Egunyomi was born in Ikole-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria, on the 10th of December, 1953, to David and Esther Famoroti. She attended Methodist School, Ikole-Ekiti, in 1959–1964 for her primary education, Saint Mary’s Girls Grammar School for her secondary education between 1964 and 1970, and Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, from 1974 to 1977. She … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Deborah Adetunbi Egunyomi

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Women You Should Know: Nkiru Balonwu

April 19, 2022

  Background Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Manchester. Also obtaining her master’s degree from University College London (UCL) and a Doctorate Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Nkiru Balonwu is an entrepreneur and activist based in Lagos, Nigeria.  Read more about Discover Nigeria Nkiru is known for her … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Nkiru Balonwu

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Women You Should Know: Lateefah Durosinmi

April 19, 2022

Lateefah Moyosore-Oluwa Adunni Durosinmi was born on 7 July 1957, on Lagos Island in Nigeria. Her father Late Alhaji Tijani Akanni Kolawole Williams was a sales manager and her mother was Madam Wusamot Abeni Kareem. Durosinmi was educated at the Patience Modern Girls’ (Private) School in Olowogbowo and then boarded at the Girls’ Secondary Grammar … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Lateefah Durosinmi

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Women You Should Know Nike Davies-Okundaye

April 19, 2022

Nike Okundaye was born in 1951 in Ogidi, Kogi State, in North-Central Nigeria, and was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dyeing as practiced in her hometown. Her parents and great-grandmother were musicians and craftspeople, who specialized in the areas of cloth weaving, adire making, indigo dyeing and leather. Nike Davies-Okundaye is a well-reputed … Continue reading Women You Should Know Nike Davies-Okundaye

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Women You Should Know: Ngozi Olejeme

April 19, 2022

  Ngozi Juliet Olejeme is a Nigerian, entrepreneur, politician and administrator. She once served as the Chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund from 2009 to 2015. Read more about Women Career Ngozi Olejeme was appointed chairman of the board of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) in June 2009 by late President Umaru … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Ngozi Olejeme

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Women You Should Know: Abiodun Olujimi

April 19, 2022

Biodun Christine Olujimi was born on the 25th of December 1958.  She was born in Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti state. Her education started in Our Lady of Apostles in Ibadan, Oyo State and then proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism to obtain a Diploma in 1976. Biodun Olujimi also bagged degrees in Political science and … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Abiodun Olujimi

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Women You Should Know: Mariam Temitope Masha

April 19, 2022

Mariam Temitope Masha is the senior special assistant to the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on humanitarian interventions. Prior to that appointment, she served as the senior special assistant to the President of Nigeria on internally displaced persons. She has also served as a strategic advisor to the vice president on North-East interventions.  … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Mariam Temitope Masha

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Women You Should Know: Joy Emodi

April 19, 2022

  Joy Emodi was born on 23 May 1955 in Onitsha, Anambra State; and is of the Igbo extraction. She attended the Queen of the Rosary College, Onitsha and went on to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where she earned a B.Sc. in Geography Education (1979), and then an LLB. Law (1985). After further legal … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Joy Emodi

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Women You Should Know: Josephine Elechi

April 19, 2022

  Elechi was born in Ezza Ofu Village in Ezza Inyimagu Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State in 1948. Elechi attended Covenant Primary School in Afikpo from 1954–1961. She then moved to Holy Child Secondary School in Sharon from 1962–1966. Elechi took a break from school to work at Nigeria Construction and Furniture Company … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Josephine Elechi

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Women You Should Know: Catherine Obianuju Acholonu 

April 19, 2022

  Catherine was a Nigerian author, researcher and political activist. She served as a Senior Special Adviser (SSA) to President Olusegun Obasanjo on Arts and Culture and was a founder-member of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). Read more about Nigerians in history Early life, marriage and education: Catherine Obianuju Acholonu was born in an … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Catherine Obianuju Acholonu 

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Women You Should Know: Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim

April 19, 2022

  Khadija Bukar Abba-Ibrahim was born on the 6th of January 1967. The Nigerian politician and was All Progressives Congress member of the House of Representatives for Damatura/Gujba/Gulani/Tarmuwa in Yobe State was born to the family of Waziri Ibrahim and attended Kaduna Capital School, Kaduna, Nigeria between 1972 and 1977. In 1978, she began her … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim

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Women You Should Know: Betty Abah

April 19, 2022

  Betty Abah was born on March 6th, 1974. She was born in Otukpo, Benue State, Middle Belt region of Nigeria. She obtained a first degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Calabar and a Masters’s in English Literature from the University of Lagos. She is a Nigerian journalist, author and women … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Betty Abah

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Women You Should Know: Rita Orji

April 19, 2022

  Rita Orji is a Nigerian-Canadian Computer Science Professor, a Canada Research Chair in Persuasive Technology, and the Director of the Persuasive Computing Lab at Dalhousie University in Canada. A native of Enugu State, Nigeria and of Igbo extraction. Rita was born and raised by parents (Mr. and Mrs. Maria and Okonkwo Orji) who never … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Rita Orji

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Women You Should Know: Oluwatoyin Asojo

April 19, 2022

Asojo was born in Nigeria and volunteered at an orphanage whilst at school. Her father was a chief laboratory scientist at the University of Ibadan, and she would spend several hours a week in the lab. She attended the International School Ibadan and applied for a United World College scholarship that would allow her to … Continue reading Women You Should Know: Oluwatoyin Asojo

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