Friday, February 22, 2019

Fredrick Nwabufo

    #BringBackOurGirls group challenges ban in court

#BringBackOurGirls group challenges ban in court

The #BringBackOurGirls protesters in Abuja pressuring the federal government to expedite the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls are filing a suit in court on Tuesday to challenge Monday’s ban of their protest by commissioner of police in the city, Mbu Joseph Mbu.The group, which has been organising sit-ins and marches to key government actors over the last 34 days, [...]

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    Confirmed: Boko Haram loves Sunday attacks

Confirmed: Boko Haram loves Sunday attacks

It's official: Boko Haram's favourite day for terrorist attacks is Sunday.Five attacks by the group so far this year have been carried out on Sundays ─ and we are still in June.However, don't bet on it ─ the group could be deadly on other days of the week as well.The first Sunday bomb attack carried out by the group this [...]

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    Shekau ‘not in sound mind’ to negotiate

Shekau ‘not in sound mind’ to negotiate

A clinical psychologist at the Centre for Psychological Medicine, Synapse Services, Abuja, Mr. Samuel Jinadu, believes that leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, is "not in a sound frame of mind" to negotiate with the government for the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.According to Jinadu, Shekau — from a psychological perspective — is not normal."He exhibits symptoms of Narcissistic Personality [...]

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    Military alleges ‘genocide’ campaign plot

Military alleges ‘genocide’ campaign plot

There is an ongoing plot by some interest groups to embark on a renewed campaign aimed at attracting international condemnation and indictment of the Nigerian military and its operations in the northern part of the country, the defence headquarters alleged on Friday.According to director of defence information, Major-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the campaign will rely heavily on doctored and falsified audio visual [...]

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    Seven to face prosecution for alleged oil theft

Seven to face prosecution for alleged oil theft

Seven suspected oil thieves and two vessels —  MT Cergen D and MT Rheinfelden — have been apprehended and handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).According to EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, officers of the Central Command of the Nigeria Navy in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, turned them in on May 28, 2014, for further investigation and prosecution."The vessels were [...]

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    Loud explosion causes confusion near Abuja

Loud explosion causes confusion near Abuja

There was a loud explosion around the Kurudu area of Abuja Thursday morning, but there is yet no official confirmation of what was responsible.The explosion which set off a panic in the town and adjoining communities occurred near the Kurudu Army Estate.A resident of the estate told TheCable that he heard a deafening bang about past 9am.“The blast shook my [...]

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    #ReleaseOurGirlsNow protesters ‘paid N4,000’

#ReleaseOurGirlsNow protesters ‘paid N4,000’

One of the protesters of the #ReleaseOurGirlsNow group has confessed that each protester receives N4,000 daily for participating in protests believed to be intended to neutralise the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.While the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners have been protesting at the Unity Fountain since April 30, 2014, to pressure the government into intensifying efforts to rescue the kidnapped Chibok girls, the #ReleaseOurGirlsNow campaigners "support the [...]

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    Thugs attack #BringBackOurGirls campaigners

Thugs attack #BringBackOurGirls campaigners

The #BringBackOurGirls campaigners in Abuja were on Wednesday attacked by hooligans.During the attack, which lasted about 30 minutes, the thugs raided Unity Fountain, where the campaigners have been meeting everyday for the past 29 days, beating up journalists, destroying chairs, and confiscating cameras and phones.Policemen at the venue watched on while the thugs attacked civilians with bottles and other sharp objects."The attack [...]

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    Patience Jonathan: Stop abusing my husband

Patience Jonathan: Stop abusing my husband

First Lady Patience Jonathan has asked Nigerians to stop abusing her husband whom she said was ordained by God to rule the country.Abusing President Goodluck Jonathan is "bad", she said.She was addressing children at an event she organised to mark the 2014 Children's Day at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.Quoting from the Bible, she said God's instruction to mankind [...]

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    Abducted Chibok girl escapes, now in hiding

Abducted Chibok girl escapes, now in hiding

One of the 276 girls kidnapped last month by Boko Haram has escaped.National chairman of the Kibaku Area Development Association, Dr. Pogu Bitrus, confirmed the news to TheCable, but refused to reveal the identity of the girl, saying it could re-endanger her life."The girl is currently at a location I cannot disclose," he said. "But I can assure you that she [...]

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    Group blames terrorism on northeastern governors

Group blames terrorism on northeastern governors

A coalition of civil society groups from the northeast has blamed the rise and spread of Boko Haram on governors in the geopolitical zone.The groups, which came together under the aegis of Gidado Ibrahim’s Northern Alternative Forum, accused the governors of “politicising" insecurity in the region.Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Alhaji Gidado Ibrahim, the special adviser on communication and security strategy [...]

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    Northern group begins #ReleaseOurGirls campaign

Northern group begins #ReleaseOurGirls campaign

Arewa Political Women Frontier, (APWF), a group comprising women from all the 19 northern states, on Monday staged a protest against the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Haram.According to coordinator of the group, Mrs. Ramatu Mohammed, the group converged on the Unity Fountain, Abuja, to protest against Boko Haram’s onslaughts.She said that the northern women had to come together to speak out against the [...]

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    Reelected South Africa President, Zuma, names first black finance minister

Reelected South Africa President, Zuma, names first black finance minister

Reelected President of South, Africa Jacob Zuma has made dramatic changes to his cabinet, headlined by the naming of Nhlanhla Nene — the first black to be so named — as Minister of Finance.Zuma was sworn in as President for the second time on Saturday at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, after running unopposed for the position.Announcing his new cabinet on Sunday, Zuma removed [...]

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    Jonathan: 2015 elections will hold, with or without our security challenges

Jonathan: 2015 elections will hold, with or without our security challenges

President Goodluck Jonathan says the general election scheduled for February next year will hold irrespective of the security challenges in the country.There have been speculations that elections may not hold because of increasing terror attacks in the north.A member of the National Conference had last week canvassed that all elected officers in the country should have their tenures extended by [...]

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    Rival #BringBackOurGirls group says protests should be against Boko Haram

Rival #BringBackOurGirls group says protests should be against Boko Haram

A rival group campaigning in the Federal Capital Territory for the rescue of more than 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls has urged all "protesters" to direct their protests at Boko Haram and not the government.The group, which claims it does not criticise or pressure the government but supports its effort at combating terrorism, is known as Grand Alliance Against Terrorism (GAAT).Speaking [...]

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    Anyim under investigation over 297-bed hotel

Anyim under investigation over 297-bed hotel

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, is under investigation over an Abuja hotel allegedly linked to him.President Goodluck Jonathan has become "very uncomfortable" with Anyim over reports that he built a 297-bed hotel within two years of becoming SGF, TheCable was told. Anyim was appointed in 2011."Anyim's relationship with the president is no longer what [...]

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