Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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    ‘The kidnappers came in military uniform’ — lucky Dapchi schoolgirls recount ordeal to TheCable

‘The kidnappers came in military uniform’ — lucky Dapchi schoolgirls recount ordeal to TheCable

No one knew it was going to be a sad day at school. The blackboard, facing the empty class in ‘Tech 3A’, still bore, in the teacher’s handwriting, 19/2/18. The topic, ‘Weathering', which they learnt in geography class that day has not yet been erased from the board. And so is their memory of the attack.At about 5.30pm that Monday, the whistle for [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buni Yadi still in ruins — four years after the massacre of 58 students

PHOTOS: Buni Yadi still in ruins — four years after the massacre of 58 students

Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, used to be the pride of the Yobe community. But after the devastating Boko Haram attack of February 24, 2014, the story has changed tragically. The insurgents killed 58 students in the late night attack and burnt or destroyed all of the 24 buildings.TheCable, in commemorating the tragedy, has been speaking with the survivors, witnesses, [...]

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    ‘Allah will forgive me’ — repentant Boko Haram killer speaks on Buni Yadi massacre

‘Allah will forgive me’ — repentant Boko Haram killer speaks on Buni Yadi massacre

Before the Chibok girls, there were the Buni Yadi boys. Four years ago, Boko Haram insurgents attacked and killed 58 male students of  Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe state, for receiving "western education". To commemorate the tragedy, TheCable visits the school to speak with witnesses and survivors of the attack. In the third part of the series, the man who [...]

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    ‘I personally evacuated the dead bodies of my two sons’ — father recalls when Boko Haram killed 58 Buni Yadi students

‘I personally evacuated the dead bodies of my two sons’ — father recalls when Boko Haram killed 58 Buni Yadi students

Before the Chibok girls, there were the Buni Yadi boys. Four years ago, Boko Haram insurgents attacked and killed 58 male students of  Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe state, for receiving "western education". To commemorate the tragedy, TheCable visits the school to speak with witnesses and survivors of the attack. In the second part of the series, a parent re-lives [...]

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    ‘Boko Haram killed 29 students and lined up their bodies in front of the hostel’ — Buni Yadi massacre revisited

‘Boko Haram killed 29 students and lined up their bodies in front of the hostel’ — Buni Yadi massacre revisited

Before the Chibok girls, there were the Buni Yadi boys. Four years ago, Boko Haram insurgents attacked and killed 58 male students of  Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Yobe state, for receiving "western education". The school was, before then, known for its excellence:it represented Nigeria in Geo-Challenges at Florida, USA, in 2002; was state runner-up in the 4th Annual National Essay Competition for [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: FG panics as Azura Power, Seven Energy default on foreign loans

EXCLUSIVE: FG panics as Azura Power, Seven Energy default on foreign loans

Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, has moved to forestall a major international setback for Nigeria following an imminent default in private sector loans guaranteed by the federal government.TheCable understands that Azura Power and Seven Energy, two key players in power and gas, have been unable to settle their December 2017 invoices regarding foreign loans that enjoy the World Bank partial [...]

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    This boy wants to join the army to avenge his father’s murder by Boko Haram

This boy wants to join the army to avenge his father’s murder by Boko Haram

Ibrahim Buppa is only 16, but what he has seen in his teens is more than what many have seen in old age.He was 13 when Boko Haram insurgents killed his father and he still does not know the whereabouts of his mother. Effectively, he is an orphan.Speaking to TheCable at the Gubio camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: ‘I like school but mother says look for food first’ — how hunger pushes IDP children to menial jobs

INVESTIGATION: ‘I like school but mother says look for food first’ — how hunger pushes IDP children to menial jobs

There are 4.4 million Nigerian children in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in the northeast. Reporting from five internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Borno state, ABIOSE ADELAJA ADAMS finds that hunger and lack of teachers are major barriers to education.STORY HIGHLIGHTSChildren engage in hawking, block-making, carpentry to stay alive School opens late and closes 11am owing to diminishing [...]

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    ‘No food, no school’ — how herdsmen shattered the lives of Benue children

‘No food, no school’ — how herdsmen shattered the lives of Benue children

Oundudu, an 11-year-old girl should have seen it all, that evening when herdsmen attacked her village in Guma local government area of Benue state. It was around 6pm when they started hearing the sound of gunshots. Roads were blocked, and it was a difficult task for the girl and her family to find a way out.“They were killing everything they see, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Infighting rocks Niger Delta power company over mega contracts

EXCLUSIVE: Infighting rocks Niger Delta power company over mega contracts

The Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) -- one of Nigeria's biggest hopes of attaining steady power supply -- is in the throes of serious infighting over allegations ranging from fraudulent award of multibillion naira contracts to insubordination.At the centre of the biggest allegations is one Nkechi Mba, the general manager of procurement.In a petition addressed to the house of [...]

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