Of Dora Akunyili and Angela Dorothea Merkel

The late Dora Akunyili, then Nigerian Senatorial  Candidate and Angela  Dorothea Merkel the Present German Chancellor do have some interesting things in common.

Dora is the short form of the name Dorothea.

Akunyuli was born July 14 1954 and Merkel July 17 1954.

Both Women  bagged Doctorate Degrees. Akinyuli in Pharmacy and Merkel in the related discipline of Chemistry.

Both Women served as Ministers in the federal Cabinet of their respective countries.

Both women have been featured in the Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women.

Akunyuli was from South Eastern Nigeria and Merkel was born in Eastern Germany.

Nigeria until recently had the largest economy in Africa and Germany the largest economy in Europe.

Whilst the Nigerian day of independence is October 1, the German Day of unity is October 3.

Written by
Augustine Togonu-Bickersteth
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