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Prominent female activist and South south spokesperson Ann Kio Briggs is one of the Nigerian women best placed to bring about socio political change in the country as we know it. It is refreshing when a female political leader is not all about so-called women issues.

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Women of 2012 : Kidnap and the Minister’s Mother.

When the mother of the Minister for the economy/Minister of Finance was snatched by kidnappers later in 2012, there really was no telling what the outcome could be. The outpourings of goodwill expressed by friends and colleagues of professor Kamene Okonjo was almost matched by the avalanche of criticism of the minister, who was thought to be one of those responsible for the hike in petrol prices of January 2012, occasioned by the partial removal of existing government subsidies.

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Female passion by 2012

As most modern women would agree, long gone are the days when women were prudes, and childbearing was an essential raison deter for engaging in sexual acts. Today, women are said to initiate the act almost as often as men do, while they expect to be satisfied as much as to satisfy.

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Integrity does not have Colour Creed or Sex – Henrietta Fagbo

Lawyer and multifaceted journalist Henrietta Abisola Titilola Fagbo has had a burden for our national societal values for a very long time. This burden was to find an outlet in a television and radio program, Profiles of Achievers, which began to air about ten years ago. Earlier in 2012, it all evolved into a documentary in print featuring more than twenty of the celebrated men and women who had been interviewed on radio and/or television..

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We want Microwave Christianity – Rita Alakija

In the later days of the era when being a television presenter was synonymous with glamour in Nigeria, Rita Alakija’s presence was one of the newer generation ones that graced the more upmarket side of the tube. Many years after she moved on, worked in the financial sector and successfully battled illness for many years, the mother of one better known as a broadcaster recently announced her foray into gospel music by a concert in Lagos, raising many a brow from observers who had not known of the diversity of her previous work life spanning experience in the aviation and financial sectors. She sings using the trade name AIMEE and does not bat an eyelid when she asserts that broadcasting did not prepare her in any way for the rigours of producing a seven-track album while on six or seven different and debilitating medications.

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God has been faithful – EVELYN URHOBO

Dr Evelyn Omawumi Urhobo is the President/Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Smart Development Foundation who has made her mark in both the public and private sectors of the economy. It is often said that it is not how long, but how well a person has lived. The success or otherwise of a person’s life is not so much in the wealth he has acquired but in the number of lives he has impacted. Based on these, Dr. Evelyn Urhobo is set to roll out the drums with friends and family on November 19, 2012, to celebrate her 60th birthday and retirement from public service. In this chat with Vanguard, Urhobo speaks on the celebration as well as her plans for the future

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