First Woman To Ever Start Up Something In Nigeria
Captain Chinyere Kalu is the first female pilot in Nigeria
Madam Efunroye Tinubu was the first Nigerian woman to buy a car, she was also the first Iyalode of the Egba clan.
Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa (13 January 1931 – 16 October 1993) : The first African woman publisher, was a Nigerian author best known as Flora Nwapa. Her novel Efuru (1966) is among the first English-language novels by a woman from Africa.
Elizabeth Abimbola Awoliyi was the first female physician in Nigeria.
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Chioma Ajunwa is the first African woman, as well as the first Nigerian, to win an Olympic gold medal in a track and field event.
Professor Adetoun Ogunseye is first female Professor In Nigeria.
Justice Aloma Mukhtar made history by becoming the first female Chief Justice of Nigeria. On July 16, 2012
Prof. Grace Alele-Williams was the first Nigerian woman to become the vice-chancellor of a Nigerian University.
Prof. Dora Nkem Akunyili (OFR): First African female to win the transparencyt international integrity award.
Ambassador Adenike Ebun Oyagbola is the first woman to ever be appointed as a Federal Minister in the history of Nigeria under the regime of Alhaji Shehu Shagari.
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Professor Remi Sonaiya is the first woman in Nigeria to seek the highest seat in the land running as the Presidential flag bearer under the Kowa Party at the recently concluded 2015 Nigerian Presidential Elections.
Blessing Liman is the first female military pilot of the Nigerian Air Force.
Maureen Nkeiruka Mmadu is the first Nigerian women’s football coach attached to a top European club at Avaldsnes.
Ibukun Abiodun Awosika: The first woman to assume become board chairperson since the establishment of First Bank of Nigeria in 1894
Sandra Aguebor is Nigeria’s first lady mechanic. She studied mechanical engineering at the Auchi Polytechnic graduating in 1991 as the first Nigerian woman to be certified as an auto-mechanical engineer.
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Chief ‘Folake Solanke (SAN) is the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria and the first Nigerian female lawyer to wear the silk gown as Senior Counsel. She is the first Commissioner of Western State and is a former Chairperson of the Western Nigeria Television Broadcasting Corporation (WNTBC).
Dr. Abimbola Ayodeji Abolarinwa is first female Urologist in Nigeria
Captain Abimbola Jayeola (Captain AB) is Nigeria’s First Female Helicopter Captain.
Olabisi Alofe-Kolawole is the first female public relations officer (FPRO) of the Nigeria Police Force.
Dr. Salamat Ahuoiza Aliu: is a neuro-surgeon at National Hospital, Abuja. She is the first indigenously trained female neuro-surgeon in Nigeria as well as the first female to be certified a neuro-surgeon in West Africa.
Margaret Ekpo is nationally and internationally recognized as an Icon of Nigerian politics and a pioneer activist of women’s rights. Margaret Ekpo was one of three women appointed to the House of Chiefs, in the 1950s.
Mo Abudu: Mosunmola is an entrepreneur and pacesetter in the media industry. She is the first woman in Africa to launch a pan African TV Channel.
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Tara Fela-Durotoye: She is a Nigerian makeup artist and lawyer. A pioneer in the bridal makeup profession in Nigeria, she launched the first bridal directory in 1999, set up international standard makeup studios and established the first makeup school in Nigeria. She is the founder and CEO of House of Tara International,
Agbani Darego is a former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria best known as the first native Sub-Saharan African to win Miss World.
Admiral Itunu Hotonu is the first woman to attain the rank of Rear Admiral (a two-star General), in the Nigerian Navy. She is the second female carrier soldier after Major-General Ronke Kale, to reach the rank of 2-star General in West Africa.