1. Some Remarkable Achievers/Pace setters in Nigeria. 1. First Nigerian to own a car in Nigeria was Sir Herbert Macaulay
2 First Nigerian to be appointed into the World Court/International Court of Justice
(ICJ) was Justice Teslim Elias
3. First Nigerian and African to win the Nobel Prize was Prof. Wole Soyinka
4. First Lady in Africa to win Miss World Beauty contest was Nigeria’s Agbani Darego in 2002. She is from Bayelsa State
5. First President of the Nigerian Labour Congress was Chief Michael Imuodu
6. First Nigerian World heavy weight boxing champion was Samuel Peter from Akwa-Ibom State.
7. First female legislator (Senator) was Mrs. Wuraola Esan.
8. First Nigerian to win an individual Gold medal in Olympic Games was Miss Chioma Ajunwa.
9. First lady to drive a car in Nigeria was Chief (Mrs.) Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti
10. First female Vice Chancellor was Prof Grace Alele-Williams.
11. The first Nigerian/African to be Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Nations was Chief Emeka Anyaoku.
12. The first indigenous Inspector General of Nigeria Police was Mr. Louis Edet.
13. The first Chief Justice of independent Nigeria was Sir Adetokunbo Ademola (1958-1972).
14. The first Senior Advocates of Nigeria were Rotimi Williams and Douglas (April 13, 1975).
15. The first Nigerian to get PhD in Mathematics was Prof Chike Obi.