Friday, September 21, 2018

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    Garba Shehu: Chibok girl unwilling to return because she found a husband

Garba Shehu: Chibok girl unwilling to return because she found a husband

One of the Chibok girls abducted by the Boko Haram insurgent group was unwilling to return with the 82 that were recently freed on the ground that “she has found a husband.”Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, revealed this while speaking on Channels TV, Tuesday morning.82 of the girls had been swapped on [...]

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    Some abducted Chibok girls refused to return home, says negotiator

Some abducted Chibok girls refused to return home, says negotiator

Some of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted in 2014 by the Boko Haram insurgent group refused to join the 82 freed at the weekend, Zannah Mustapha, a negotiator involved in their release has said.The girls were released on Saturday, April 5, after series of negotiations between the militant sect and the federal government.Zannah Mustapha, a lawyer who acted as an intermediary [...]

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    Teacher, friend, lover… meet France’s incoming first lady who is 24 years older than husband

Teacher, friend, lover… meet France’s incoming first lady who is 24 years older than husband

As Emmanuel Macron celebrated his victory over his opponent, Marine Le Pen, as the new president-elect of France on Sunday, he brought along his wife to the podium and made a mouthwatering confession: "Brigitte, always present, and even more now, without whom I would not be me," the newly-elected president told the crowd.He had made a similar confession just after winning [...]

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    God sent Sheriff to ‘rid Nigerian politics of impunity’

God sent Sheriff to ‘rid Nigerian politics of impunity’

Alimodu Sheriff, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been described as a man sent by God "to rid Nigerian politics of impunity”.Bernard Mikko, spokesman of the PDP faction led by Sheriff, said this in an interview with reporters in Abuja. Sheriff is poised to “eliminate all forms of lawlessness and impunity” perpetrated by some members of the [...]

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    Ikoyi cash: I have been vindicated, Wike shouldn’t go scot-free, says Amaechi

Ikoyi cash: I have been vindicated, Wike shouldn’t go scot-free, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has again lampooned Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, over his claim that the over $43m discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an Ikoyi apartment was kept by the minister.Wike had earlier alleged that the money “was part of stolen funds” hidden by Amaechi.He had given the federal government a 7-day [...]

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    FULL LIST: Presidency releases names of freed Chibok girls

FULL LIST: Presidency releases names of freed Chibok girls

The presidency has released the names of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed from the Boko Haram sect on Saturday.The list was released on Sunday evening after the girls met with President Muhammadu Buhari.The meeting was held behind closed doors.Some of the names include Kwana Simon, Grace Dauda, Jummai Paul, Tobita Pogo, Yanke Shetima, Jumai Miutah, Juliana Yakubu, Mary Yakubu and [...]

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    Journalists barred as Buhari meets Chibok girls

Journalists barred as Buhari meets Chibok girls

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently receiving the 82 Chibok schoolgirls released by Boko Haram insurgents.State house correspondents were, however, barred from the meeting taking place at the official residence of the president in Aso Rock.Only a cameraman from the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Bayo Omoboriowo, the president's personal photographer, were allowed into the residence, alongside some foreign journalists.Service chiefs and [...]

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    Chibok girls arrive presidential villa to meet Buhari

Chibok girls arrive presidential villa to meet Buhari

The 82 Chibok schoolgirls freed from Boko Haram captivity have arrived at the presidential villa to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.The girls underwent medical check-up at the Department of State Services (DSS) clinic in Aso Rock.They were brought into the villa in two buses at 7:06pm.They had also met with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, after arriving Abuja from [...]

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    Freed Chibok girls undergo medical checkup in Aso Rock

Freed Chibok girls undergo medical checkup in Aso Rock

The 82 Chibok girls freed from Boko Haram captivity have undergone medical check-up in Aso Rock, Abuja.The girls were observed at the Department of State Services (DSS) clinic where they also met with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president.They arrived in Abuja earlier in the day from Maiduguri in military choppers.Kyari told Channels TV that the president is [...]

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    Adeleke’s family rejects inquest into his death

Adeleke’s family rejects inquest into his death

The family of late Isiaka Adeleke has rejected the inquest instituted by Rauf Aregbesola, the governor of Osun, to unravel the cause of his death.Deji Adeleke, the immediate younger brother of the deceased, addressing a press briefing in his residence on Sunday, said that the outcome of the inquest had been predetermined.The press briefing also had other members of the [...]

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    BBOG delighted by Chibok girls’ release, lauds FG

BBOG delighted by Chibok girls’ release, lauds FG

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the release of 82 of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.Eighty-two girls were on Saturday released to international negotiators who had been working in collaboration with the federal government.Reacting in a statement on Sunday, Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili, conveners of BBOG, described the release of the girls as a "heartwarming [...]

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    Freed Chibok girls arrive Abuja

Freed Chibok girls arrive Abuja

The 82 Chibok girls freed by the Boko Haram insurgent group on Saturday have arrived Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential villa.Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this on his Twitter handle.He said the girls were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday by Abba Kyari, [...]

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    FG releases fresh N30bn for Niger Delta amnesty programme

FG releases fresh N30bn for Niger Delta amnesty programme

The federal government has released an additional sum of N30bn aimed at stepping up the amnesty programme in the Niger Delta region.This was made known in a statement issued on Saturday by Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant to the vice president on media and publicity.It said the additional funding is to help sustain the new understanding between the federal [...]

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    Amnesty demands respect for privacy of freed Chibok girls

Amnesty demands respect for privacy of freed Chibok girls

Amnesty International has urged the federal government to respect the privacy of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls released on Saturday.Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped the girls on April 14, 2014.They were reportedly released on Saturday and taken to Banki, a town in Borno.Osai Ojigho, country director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, described the release of the girls as “a big relief.”Ojigho also called [...]

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    Aregbesola: I can contest election anywhere in the south-west

Aregbesola: I can contest election anywhere in the south-west

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says he can choose to contest for elective office in any state of the south-west region when his tenure ends in November 2018.Aregbesola, however, said he has not yet made up his mind about a senatorial ambition in Lagos state.The governor made the comments during an all-night interactive programme tagged ‘Ogbeni till day break’ held in [...]

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    Four children killed in suicide attack at Borno IDP camp

Four children killed in suicide attack at Borno IDP camp

Four children were killed in a suicide attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Konduga, Borno state, on Thursday night.A senior security personnel who spoke on the condition of anonymity to TheCable said two female Boko Haram insurgents infiltrated the camp and denoted improvised explosive devices (IED).The attack which was carried out around 11:30pm also injured six persons."Most [...]

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