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Monday, July 4, 2022

Happy Birthday, Joe Okei-Odumakin

Happy Birthday, Josephine Obiajulu Okei-Odumakin was born on the 4th of July 1966 and is a Nigerian women's rights activist. She is the president of the human rights groups, Women Arise for Change Initiative and the Campaign for Democracy

Odumakin was born in Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria, and grew up in a Roman Catholic household

She received a bachelor's degree in English Education in 1987, followed by a master's in Guidance and Counseling and a doctorate in History and Policy of Education from the University of Ilorin.

She has frequently been arrested for her activism and detained 17 times during the military rule of Ibrahim Babangida.

She was involved with over 2,000 cases where a woman's rights had been disregarded. The cases included extrajudicial killings of women or their husbands by the police. The rights of their children were also ignored by the Nigerian school or even hospital authorities

She was married to Peter Yinka Odumakin until he died in 2021 of COVID-19 complications on April 2 at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). The couple got married in 1997 and had their first baby, a girl, in 2000 and the second, a boy, in 2003. While the girl was named after Joe, the boy was named Abraham after the late Afenifere leader, Pa Abraham Adesanya.

May God bless her new age 

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