International Women's Day 2023: Powerful Women Who Made Our 'Front Page'

International Women’s Day 2023: Powerful Women Who Made Our ‘Front Page’

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International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the socio-economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is  “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality”.

The United Nations Observance of IWD recognizes and celebrates women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education.

As part of our core values at Prime Business Africa (PBA), we celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 by highlighting some outstanding women who made our front page in recent times.

Below are some published stories highlighting some outstanding women, to read the full stories, click on the headline.

Tickle your brain, it won’t cry — 70-year-old PhD graduate, Justina Obi

 At the age of 70, Mrs Justina Nwamalubia Obi bagged her PhD at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and was among the 3000 graduates decorated with higher degrees on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

In this exclusive interview with PRIME BUSINESS AFRICA in Enugu, Madam Justina takes Chief Correspondent VICTOR EZEJA on a journey in dignity of learning and self determination for economic empowerment.

Role Of Women And Youths In 2023 Elections: A Conversation With Queen Ruqayyat Adeboye

Prime Business Africa’s Publisher, Dr. Marcel Mbamalu, had a conversation, on twitter space on the topic, ‘The Role Of Women And Youth In 2023 Elections’, with Queen Ruqayyah Adeboye, Most Gorgeous Girl In Nigeria(MGGN), in the  “Prime Business Africa (PBA) Leadership Series”.  The space was co-hosted by, Ms Yetunde Asika, an International Rights Lawyer.

One of the trends that the world will be watching when Nigerians head to the polls is turnout of Nigeria’s huge youth population, who made up over 80% of newly registered voters this year, according to Nigeria’ Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

5 Nigerian Women With Grammy Nomination

 There are various definitions of success, but awards have always been seen as a pinnacle of success for many. Over the years, Grammy nomination have since gained popularity among Nigerian creators.

In this increasing pool of Grammy Nominated Nigerians, it is important to highlight the Nigerian Women who have been recognised by the Academy. Below is a list of 5 phenomenal Nigerian Women with a Grammy Nomination.

20 Richest Women In 2022 – Their Net Worth

 PBA’s  list of world’s ’20 richest women’ serves to show that stupendous wealth is not exclusive to men; women are good billionaires as well. Many of these women attained billionaire status either by inheriting fortunes and adding more, or by creating wealth from the scratch..

Forbes Magazine had in its publication of April 2022, listed 2668 women billionaires. It stated that 327 of the women were worth a collective $1.56 trillion, up from $1.53 trillion in 2021, adding that 10 richest among them were worth $401 billion.

9 Powerful Women Who Run Universities In Nigeria

 Despite the clamour for equitable gender representation in Nigeria and public offices, a look at history of administration in higher educational institutions shows that the women folk are not yet in high numbers like the menfolk in terms of office of Vice Chancellor of universities.

Checks by Prime Business Africa revealed that, in the last six years, there are only 15 of them. A few of these Amazons, however, have  served out their tenures in office.

5 Top Female Managers Who Make UNILAG Nigeria’s Most gender-friendly University

The University of Lagos has achieved the feat of being Nigeria’s most gender-friendly higher institution, having more women in the top management position.

Professor Folasade Ogunsola was in October 2022, appointed as first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos.

TOBI Amusan Against All Odds: Story Of Nigerian Athlete Who Broke 2 World Records In One Night

Nigerian athlete, Oluwatobiloba Ayomide popularly known as Tobi Amusan, is the current World, Commonwealth and African champion in the 100 m hurdles.

She cut the attention of the world when she became the first ever Nigerian world champion and world record holder in an athletics event when she won the 2022 World Championships 100 m hurdles gold medal, setting the current world record of 12.12 seconds in the semi-final, followed up by a wind-assisted 12.06 seconds in the final.

Amusan was also presented with a an award by President Muhammadu Buhari and subsequently conferred with ONN National Honours Award, all in recognition of her achievements and making the country proud in the international scene through sport.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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