Profile of Hon. (Mrs.) Adebimpe Akinsola

HON. (MRS.) ADEBIMPE AKINSOLA J.PIL was born on 6th October, 1961 in Igbogbo Area of Ikorodu, Lagos. She started her educational pursuit at U.A.M.C (eleja) Primary school, Igbogbo from 1970 to 1975. Her passion for impacting positive values in people geared her towards teaching and in 1981, she graduated as a Grade II Teacher from Government Teachers’ […]

Profile of MRS. Aramide Giwanson, Special Adviser To The Governor On Housing

Hon. (Mrs) Giwanson Mudirat Aramide is an ardent team player with a knack for organizational coordination and motivation, especially towards the advancement of the overall corporate goal. This explains her steady progression to the very pinnacle of the corporate ladder over a 30-year period culminating in her appointment, on October, 19th 2015 as Special Adviser to the […]

Profile of Bola Kuforiji Olubi

Bola Kuforiji Olubi  was born in September 28, 1936. A Nigerian noblewoman, banker and federal minister of commerce. She graduated from the University of London in 1963 with B. Sc honours in Economics. She was a fellow of Institute of Charted Accountants, England and Wales 1977, ICANNigeria 1976, British Chartered institutes of company Secretaries (ACIS 1964). Nigerian Institute of management (FMIN) 1985 and the British Institute […]


is described as a woman with a strong personality and a high IQ. Apart from being declared as one of the highest paid CEOs in Nigeria, she also serves as an associate pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of David parish. She holds a B.Sc Economics degree from the University of Ibadan […]

Profile of Bola Adesola, MD/CEO Standard Chartered

Bola Adesola joined Standard Chartered as the MD/CEO in 2011 and in 2013. She was chosen as the winner of the “Outstanding Woman in Business” category at the Africa Business Awards 2013. This year, Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary-General announced her appointment as a member of the board of the United Nations Global Compact. […]

Profile of Josephine Obiajulu Okei-Odumakin

Dr. Josephine Joe Obiajulu Okei-Odumakin was born in Zaria on July 4, 1966. She obtained most of her formal education in Ilorin. She holds a Bachelor of Education [English], Master of education [Guidance & Counseling], Ph.D. [History and Policy of Education].  Rather than tow the path of a comfortable career in academics or administration, Dr. […]

Profile Of Mrs (Pharm) Uzamat Akinibile

Pharm (Mrs) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, has before now, carved a niche for herself in developing and alleviating poverty at the grassroots. As Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Lagos Youth, senior and aged citizens, beggars/destitute and people living with disabilities (PWDs), have reason to smile as helmsman who understands their plights and sufferings is in charge […]

Profile of Adejoke Victoria Orelope-Adefulire

Victoria Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire was born on September 29, 1959, in Lagos state.  She is a Nigerian politician. She was the former Deputy-Governor of Lagos State from 2011-2015. Prior to that, she was the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation 2003-2011. Orelope-Adefulire is popularly called ‘Iya Alanu’ (cheerful giver). In 2007 she was awarded the International Public […]

Profile of Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule

Dr Idiat Oluranti Adebule was born in Ojo Alaworo in Ojo local government area of Lagos State. Dr Adebule is a writer, Educationist, and a politician. She began her working career as an academic at Lagos State College of Primary Education (LACOPED), Noforija, Epe as a lecturer in the department of Religious Studies and later […]

Profile of Prof. Chioma Agomo

Professor Chioma Agomo obtained an LL.B. and LL.M. from the Queen Mary College, University of London and was subsequently admitted to practice law at the Nigerian Bar. She is currently a professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Nigeria where she has also served as Dean of the Faculty. Her areas of specialisation […]

Profile of Chief Onikepo Akande

The transformative leader for the month of March is Chief Onikepo Akande. She is the current president of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, she assumed office on December 5, 2015. Born October 29 1944, she studied accountancy at the University of North London from 1965 to 1968. Dr Akande also attended Postgraduate programme […]


International Women’s Day is annually held on March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements throughout history and across nations. To celebrate the day, WARDC and other women groups will be having a March in Lagos to push for women’s issues in the state. The theme for the 2017, International Women’s Day is “Be Bold for Change”. […]

Profile of Princess Adefunmilayo Tejuosho

The transformative leader for the month of February is PRINCESS  ADEFUNMILAYO TEJUOSO (Member Lagos State House of Assembly,  representing Mushin Constituency 1). Born in Lagos State to the family of Ademola Smith. She had her primary education at University of Lagos Staff School, Akoka, and Queens College Lagos and completed her secondary education in West Virginia. […]

Profile of Olatokunbo Ajala Ekundayo

 Transformative Leader for the month of January is Mrs. Olatokunbo Ajala      Ekundayo. Mrs. Olatokunbo Ajala Ekundayo is presently the deputy executive secretary of Coker Aguda Local Council Development Area. She attended the  Oriwu Model College and proceeded to the University of Hull, North Humberside, the United Kingdom where she obtained a Bachelors degree in […]

Profile of Chief Kemi Nelson

Chief (Mrs) Kemi Nelson is the APC South West Zonal woman leader. Born February 9, 1956 to the illustrious Tinubu-Meredith/Laja families, Kemi Nelson, is the former Lagos State Commissioner for Establishments, Training and Job Creation had her primary school at Anglican Girls Primary School Surulere, and Anglican Girls Grammar School, Ijebu Ode. She taught briefly […]

WARDC commiserates with the family of Asogwa

WARDC commiserates with the family of Asogwa, over the death of Lady Claire   Asogwa who was an active cluster member in Enugu under the Women Lead Agric  Project.


Princess Adebisi Sarah Sosan OFR  was born in Lagos  on the 11th of February, 1956 to the family of Chief and Princess Durosinmi of Irewe town in Ojo Local Government Area, Badagry division. She had her primary, secondary and tertiary education in Lagos State earning a Bachelors’ Degree in English (Education) in 1988 and a Master’s Degree in Adult Education in 1989. […]


Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC) is a non-profit civil rights organization established in the year 2000 to promote respect for Human Rights, Gender Equality, Equity, Rule of Law, Accountability and Social Justice in Nigeria. As part of support from voices for change/UK Aid, WARDC is organizing a retreat for female students across five […]

Nigeria: No Going Back On Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill – Activists

There is no going back in efforts to actualize the set objectives of the Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill which was recently rejected at the Senate, some gender activists have vowed. They restated their commitment to re-introduce the bill in no distant time, arguing that the level of women participation and representation in the affairs […]


The University of Benin recently sworn-in a new set of executive members of the Students’ Union Government headed by a female, Miss Lauretta Obakpolo. She is a 400 level student of Pharmacy. The courageous, captivating, and charismatic Lauretta won five other contestants to emerge the winner of the polls. Miss Obakpolo who against all odds […]