Nigeria’s Chioma Ajunwa-Opara, the only woman to win an individual Olympic gold medal for Nigeria. She won gold in the long jump at the 1996 Olympic games.
She was the first African woman to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic games.
After her athletic career, she is now a police officer. She also spoke about allegations of taking performance enhancing drugs.
British Council report on gender inequality in Nigeria. The inequality is twofold: between men and women, and again there is a separate disparity between women in the north and those in the south.
The report considers areas like income, education, health, political participation and violence against women. Only 15% of Nigerian women have their own bank accounts. Over half of women in the north are married by the age of 16.
Summary of the report:
25-year old Blessing Liman, from Zangon-Kataf Local Government Area in Kaduna State, recently made history by becoming Nigeria’s first ever female fighter pilot. She has been commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force’s corps of fighter-pilots alongside 126 men with whom she completed the Direct Short Service Course 20/2011 Cadets of 325 Ground Training Group at the NAF Base in Kaduna.
Chinyere Onyemucheya, became Nigeria’s first female commercial airline pilot 31 years earlier in 1980.
A great video tribute to the great achievements of Nigerian women past and present.