Today, Nigeria has her first female governor. But not without controvesy of course, 64 year old Virginia Etiaba was the deputy governor of the state until 4am this morning, when her boss was impeached in spectacular fashion. Only in Nigeria will a state house of assembly take a vote to impeach the governor at 4am. She initially refused to take the job, but has been sworn in this morning.
She's Anambra State's 3rd governor in the current 4 year term (4th if you count the short period when a previous governor, Chris Ngige 'resigned'). And all is not well in Nigeria, 3 states have now impeached their governors, Oyo state is in chaos as a court ruling means they effectively have 2 governors, and Ekiti state is under emergency rule after a similar fiasco. Plateau state is also in the process of impeaching their governor. All this, ahead of elections next year.
God help Nigeria.