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10 Iconic Nigerian Women Since Independence

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As Nigeria celebrates her 62nd year of Independence, the year will not be complete without acknowledging everyone who helped make the dream of independence come to reality.independence

Not just everyone but specifically the women who have made a difference by putting Nigeria on the map. So here are iconic women since independence;
1. Agbani Darego
Chief Ibiagbanidokibubo Asenite ‘Agbani’ Darego, MFR is a Nigerian model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World in 2001. She was the first black African to win Miss World. Over the years, Agbani as she often called has become an inspiration to millions of young women out there.
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2. Amina Jane Mohammed

Amina Jane Mohammed is a Nigerian-British diplomat and politician who is serving as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, she was Nigerian Minister of Environment from 2015 to 2016 and was a player in the Post-2015 Development Agenda process. Amina Jane Mohammed is not just paving the way for a long ladies out there, but she is also showing that Nigerians can make it, no what and no matter where.
3. Fumilayo Ransome-Kuti
Chief Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, MON, also known as Funmilayo Anikulapo-Kuti, was a Nigerian educator, political campaigner, suffragist, and women’s rights activist. Fumilayo Ransome Kuti was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria, and was the first female student to attend the Abeokuta Grammar School. Ransome-Kuti was the first Nigerian women to drive a car and ride a motorcycle. She was Nigeria’s first ever representative at a women’s international conference (in the USSR in 1963). She was one of the founders of the Nigeria Union of Teachers and the Nigerian Students Union.

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4. Virginia Etiaba

Dame Virginia Ngozi Etiaba CON is a Nigerian politician who served as Governor of Anambra State, a state in south-east Nigeria, from November 2006 to February 2007. She is the first female governor in Nigeria’s history.
5. Patricia Etteh
Patricia Olubunmi Foluke Etteh was the Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives from June until October 2007. Patricia is the first female speaker in Nigeria.6. Margaret Ekpo
Meet Nigeria’s first female political activist. She is credited with helping women insert themselves into the First Republic. This refers to the period after Nigeria gained independence on October 1, 1960, and January 15, 1966, when the first military coup d’état took place.Trending video of the day;

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