Women are not equal to men, yet (typical African tradition). In all professions they are allowed to start a career but it is still expected that they take care of the household. You can imagine what that means in a traditional family size of seven children. At ceremonies female guests get served first, and then followed by the men. Anyway, for further economical development of Nigeria it will have to give them equal rights to get benefit of the full female potential.
Most importantly, men are exclusively proud of their women's beauty, and there is no doubt that they are beautiful. Most women are slim and well-trained. Carrying of heavy things like buckets of water give them a good posture. The big hats, they like to wear, are the abstraction of the African way to carry things on their heads.
Women take a lot of care about their outward appearance. They like to wear colourful clothes with big jewellery which is a wonderful contrast to their dark skin. I recognized that they don't like to shake hands as much as the Nigerian men do. Maybe it is because they know what men may have touched before… Anyway, if you want to shake a woman's hand she will shake your hand.