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Stella Adadevoh

Stella Adadevoh

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh was a Nigerian physician credited with preventing the wider spread of the Ebola Virus in Nigeria during the Ebola Virus Epidemic in 2014. On August 4, 2014, it was confirmed that she tested positive for the virus, and 15 days later, she passed on. Dr. Adadevoh was also the first person…

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Naja'atu Bala Muhammad

Naja’atu Bala Muhammad

When we speak of politics in Northern  Nigeria, it is hard to imagine that women actively participate in the legislative process. Naja'atu Bala Muhammad is one of the Arewa women who has broken the ‘glass ceiling' regarding political participation in Nigeria.  Naja'atu Bala Muhammad was the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Nominee for Kano Central…

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Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa is a journalist of Filipino descent and the founder of a digital media start-up, Rappler. She is one of The Philippines' most prominent journalists and a vocal advocate for press freedom. On the 8th of October, 2021, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Maria Ressa as a co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize,…

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