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Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nowenuse: 3:13pm On May 26, 2015
Good to see that the political participation of women in Nigerian politics has greatly increased.

These are some of the notable Nigerian women who vied and occupied significant political positions and aiming higher, succeeding greatly in this democratic dispensation.

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Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by dhorlipizzu(m): 3:15pm On May 26, 2015
U dan dey madt abi? Wia the women dey?
Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nowenuse: 3:17pm On May 26, 2015
10) HON ROSE OKOH OGOJI -

Contested the speaker of House of representatives of Ogoja/yalla federal constituency of Cross river state in 2011 and won under the PDP. And in 2015 contested senatorship for Cross River north senatorial district under the platform of PDP and also won it.

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Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nowenuse: 3:18pm On May 26, 2015
9) HON UCHE LILLIAN EKWUNIFE -

Served as the house of representative for Anaocha, Njikoka and Dunukofia Federal Constituency, Anambra state under the PDP platform from 2011- 2015 and now the Senator elect for Anambra central senatorial district defeating Chief Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and Sen. Chris Ngige of All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nowenuse: 3:21pm On May 26, 2015
HON MONSURAT SUNMONU -

Monsurat Sunmonu (Mrs) was elected the Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Nigeria.
She is the member of the House of Assembly representing Oyo East and Oyo West local governments. She became the first female Speaker in the history of Oyo State.
Hon Sunmonu is currently Senator-elect of the Oyo Central Senatorial District seat in the Upper Chambers of the National Assembly, having won the election held on 28 March 2015 under the plattform of APC.

Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nowenuse: 3:23pm On May 26, 2015
7) SEN ESTHER NENADI USMAN -

Started out as a member-elect of the House of Representatives, representing Kachia/Kagarko Federal Constituency, Kaduna state nder the United Nigeria Congress Party in 1998.
She was appointed commissioner in Kaduna State from 1999 to 2002, then Commissioner for Environment & Natural Resources in the state in 2002 and later Commissioner for Health from 2002 to 2003.
She was appointed the Minister of State for Finance and later the Minister of Finance by the Obasanjo administration.
She later contested Senatorship for Kaduna South in the April 2011 elections, running on the People's Democratic Party (PDP) platform and won.

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Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nowenuse: 3:25pm On May 26, 2015
6) HON BINTA MERCY MASI GARBA-

Currently, she is the Senator - Elect of Adamawa North Senatorial District of Adamawa State . She was the Chairman, Adamawa State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the first female State Chairman of a registered major political party in Nigeria.
Higgi by tribe, a native of Michika. She was elected into Federal House of Representatives three times (1999 - 2011). She is the first politician to represent two different Federal Constituency at the National Assembly. She was the first parliamentarian to start poverty alleviation program for the women and youths in 2003 when she was representing Kaduna South Federal Constituency.
In 2009, she was elected as the first Vice President of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) under Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) in Cameroon .

She is the only female Senator-Elect in all the 19 Northern States of Nigeria in 2015 election. She won a Senate seat against a seating Governor, Bala James Ngilari, with over 22,000 votes margin and she makes it clear that her greatest aspiration as at now is to be the first female Senate president of Nigeria.

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Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Ezenwammadu(m): 3:26pm On May 26, 2015
Make l buy land
Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nowenuse: 3:27pm On May 26, 2015
5) SEN. NKECHI NWAOGU -

Started her political career contesting for the ticket of governorship slots for APP & UNCP in Abia state but was never able to secure it, then in 2003 she contested for the Federal House of representatives as a member representing, Osisioma Ngwa/Ugwunagbo/Obingwa Federal Constituency in Abia state and won.

In 2007 she contested Senatorship of Abia central senatorial district and won and also got re-elected in 2011.
She declared her intrests to contest Abia governorship in 2015 but failed to secure the ticket for her party.

Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by kelvyn7(m): 3:29pm On May 26, 2015
where is mama peace on the list

she even carry politics for head pass the husband grin grin
Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nowenuse: 3:29pm On May 26, 2015
4) SEN GBEMISOLA RUQQAYAH SARAKI-

Gbemisola R. Saraki was elected as a member of the House of Representatives for her Ilorin constituency in 1999. She was later elected as Senator for the Central Senatorial District of Kwara State in 2003, and re-elected in 2007 under the Platform of PDP becoming one of the longest serving female senators in Nigeria.

She later defected to the ACN in 2011 (now under APC merger) and contested for the governorship slot but lost the primary elections to Abdulfatah Ahmed (current governor of Kwara state).
Later on she defected back to PDP eyeing the governorship slot for the party but was offered deputy governorship slot by Sen Simeon Ajibola who won the PDP governorship slot for Kwara state elections in 2015 of which she rejected. She wanted the slot of governorship, nothing more, nothing less.

Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Mogidi: 3:29pm On May 26, 2015
GEJ made a lot of progress regarding the emancipation of our womenfolk.

Buhari on the other hand doesn't even want his wife to be called "first Lady". Lets hope Aisha refused to fry akara publicly again in 2019.
Someone please tell Buhari wives are for life not just for elections..
Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nowenuse: 3:33pm On May 26, 2015
3) SEN AISHA ALHASSAN

Sen Alhassan takes this spot on the list for being one woman who came so close to being the first elected female governor of Nigeria.

Her political career started under PDP in 2011 as she won the Senatorship seat of Taraba north senatorial district defeating Jolly Nyame (former governor of Taraba).
She later defected to APC and won the governorship ticket for her party, becoming the first woman in the leading APC to win a governorship ticket. She was able to give PDP governorship candidate Darrius Dickson Ishaku a tough run but eventually lost out.
She is nicknamed 'Maman Taraba' by her supporters in Taraba, regarded the mother of Taraba politics.

Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nowenuse: 3:35pm On May 26, 2015
2) PAULINE KEDEM TALLEN -

Started out as a local government councillor in 1994 for her ward in Shendam LGA of Plateau state, after which she was about to contest for chairmanship before the military government took over power.
She was later appointed as a commisioner of Plateau state overseeing ministry of development, youth & sport and later ministry of health.
In 1999, she was appointed the Minister of State, federal ministry of science & technology, first Nigerian woman to occupy the position.

In 2007, She became the first and only female deputy governor in Northern Nigeria. And in 2011 she contested governorship elections of Plateau state under the Labour party giving governor Jang a hot chase and a close margin. She would have emerged the first elected governor of Nigeria, ad many allege that the she won but the elections were rigged to the favour of Gov Jang.

Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nowenuse: 3:38pm On May 26, 2015
1) DR SARAH NNAZWA JIBRIL

Mrs Jibril tops our list for being the only Nigerian woman who has never given up her aspiration of being the first Nigerian female president since 1993 when she first contested.

Nupe by tribe, a native of Kwara state, Mrs. Jibril in 1983 was a senatorial nominee, undaunted by the gender oppressive political scenario, she later in 1993 won the presidential candidate nomination for Kwara State under the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
A ticket she took to the national scene and to date she holds the record of being the First Nigerian Woman – National presidential contestant.
At the end of the primaries she came 4th in the entire race and 3rd in SDP National primaries.
In the history of Nigeria politics, Sarah remains the first and only woman to aim for the presidency. Ever since, her name has been associated with politics.
She has continued to contest for the ticket to the PDP presidential candidature till now.

Today she is the Deputy Chairman of Progressive Liberation Party (PLP), a new political association seeking for nod of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for registration and recognition as political party. She remains a source of inspiration and rallying point to many women politicians.

Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nowenuse: 3:43pm On May 26, 2015
dhorlipizzu:
U dan dey madt abi? Wia the women dey?

impatient monkey. hav u seen them now?

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Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by SpicyJosBabe(f): 3:51pm On May 26, 2015
Wooww!!! great post i must say.


Nowenuse:
2) PAULINE KEDEM TALLEN -
Started out as a local government councillor in 1994 for her ward in Shendam LGA of Plateau state, after which she was about to contest for chairmanship before the military government took over power.
She was later appointed as a commisioner of Plateau state overseeing ministry of development, youth & sport and later ministry of health.
In 1999, she was appointed the Minister of State, federal ministry of science & technology, first Nigerian woman to occupy the position.
In 2007, She became the first and only female deputy governor in Northern Nigeria. And in 2011 she contested governorship elections of Plateau state under the Labour party giving governor Jang a hot chase and a close margin. She would have emerged the first elected governor of Nigeria, ad many allege that the she won but the elections were rigged to the favour of Gov Jang.

Pauline Tallen, my Mama and inspiration, i will continue to love u and i never regretted voting for u in 2011.
All those who voted Jang in 2011 just because of the false propagandas used against Mama, i hope they are all regretting it now as Jang has scattered PDP on the Plateau.

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Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by Nobody: 3:56pm On May 26, 2015
If Stella oduah isn't on that list then it must be wrong

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Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by bigcil2(m): 3:58pm On May 26, 2015
ok
Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by dhorlipizzu(m): 4:11pm On May 26, 2015
Nowenuse:


impatient monkey. hav u seen them now?


Ur mpa na impatience baboon.... prodigal son
Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by obontami: 5:08pm On May 26, 2015
dhorlipizzu:
U dan dey madt abi? Wia the women dey?

You dey mind the mad man ??
Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by obontami: 5:10pm On May 26, 2015
dhorlipizzu:



Ur mpa na impatience baboon.... prodigal son

Hahaha grin.
Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by ianSweet(f): 7:20pm On May 26, 2015
liberty300:
If Stella oduah isn't on that list then it must be wrong

This thread i dont think is for celebrating criminals, bur honest women.

Nice work @OP
Am very proud seeing ladies excel in the political field. Examples to many to show that the place of a lady is not in d kitchen alone.

A good list like this deserves frontpage!
Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by doublewisdom: 7:26pm On May 26, 2015
Ekwunife demystifying Ngige speaks a lot for her political prowess.
Re: Top 10 Most Ambitious Nigerian Women In Politics Today by arcdone(m): 12:04pm On May 27, 2015
i dnt agree with these story....yhu dnt included my honourable speaker..Mulikat Akande

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