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International Women’s Day 2021: 15 Pioneering Female Role Models in Nigeria

Top: Mohammed, Kale, Nnaji: Below: Iweala, Yusuf, Kalu Jibril, Ekpo and Adedevoh It is International Women’s Day 2021, and visibly the most suitable time to salute the courage and tenacity of women in Nigeria. After an objective and thorough research by the VERIFIED NEWS NGR team, it presents Nigerian females who are pioneering role models in various endeavours.  Aderonke Kale: At a time when a career in the military was not fashionable for anyone let alone the womenfolk, Aderonke, a medical doctor, returned after specialising in Psychiatry to join the...
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History: Igbo people in the Atlantic slave trade

Slave trade: Photo credit: Getty Images The Igbo, whose traditional territory is called the Bight of Biafra (also known as the Bight of Bonny),ecame one of the principal ethnic groups to be enslaved during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.An estimated 14.6% of all slaves were taken from the Bight of Biafra between 1650 and 1900. The Bight’s major slave trading ports were located in Bonny and Calabar.The majority of Igbo slaves were kidnapped during village raids. The journey for Igbo slaves often began in the ancient Cave Temple that was located...
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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Profile of a global colossus

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a global finance expert, an economist and international development professional with over 30 years of experience working in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America. Currently, Dr Okonjo-Iweala is Chair of the Board of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. Since its creation in 2000, Gavi has immunized 760 million children globally and saved thirteen million lives. She sits on the Boards of Standard Chartered PLC and Twitter Inc. She was recently appointed as African Union (AU) Special Envoy to mobilise international financial support for...