Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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    Osinbajo: Remaining Chibok girls will be released ‘very soon’

Osinbajo: Remaining Chibok girls will be released ‘very soon’

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says the 113 Chibok school girls still in Boko Haram custody will be released "very soon". Osinbajo said this on Tuesday when he received members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement at the presidential villa in Abuja. On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state. The sect [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Kidnap of policewomen in Borno replay of Chibok abduction

Ezekwesili: Kidnap of policewomen in Borno replay of Chibok abduction

Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group, says it is sad the federal government is denying there are no policewomen in Boko Haram captivity. She said this when the group marched to Aso Rock, Nigeria's seat of power, to press for the release of the 113 Chibok girls still in captivity. The female police officers were kidnapped after [...]

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    BBOG to march to Aso Rock over 113 Chibok girls in captivity

BBOG to march to Aso Rock over 113 Chibok girls in captivity

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group will on Tuesday march to Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power, to press for the release of 113 Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity. Sesugh Akume, BBOG spokesman, said this in a statement issued on Monday. On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state. The sect [...]

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    BBOG: We look forward to return of 113 Chibok girls

BBOG: We look forward to return of 113 Chibok girls

Sesugh Akume, spokesperson of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), says the group looks forward to the release of the remaining 113 Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity. The BBOG spokesperson said this while lauding the federal government for facilitating the rescue 82 Chibok girls. Speaking with NAN on Sunday, Akume said the parents of the freed girls were ecstatic after reuniting with their [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: BBOG co-convener, Aisha Yesufu, asks Buhari to resign

TRENDING VIDEO: BBOG co-convener, Aisha Yesufu, asks Buhari to resign

Aisha Yesufu, a leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has called on president Muhammadu Buhari to resign due to his health issues. In a two-minute video she posted online, Yesufu said Buhari can no longer discharge his duty as president. "When are we going to realise that this acting president thing is not working out, its really not working [...]

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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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    EXTRA: Sanusi’s daughter represents him at event — first time a woman will do so for an emir

EXTRA: Sanusi’s daughter represents him at event — first time a woman will do so for an emir

Shahida Sanusi, daughter of Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, on Friday, represented him at the inaugural Chibok Girls' lecture held by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group. Shahida, who delivered Sanusi's speech at the event in Abuja, said her representing the emir would be the first time a non-title holder or woman would do so in the north. Earlier, the [...]

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    Sanusi: Those who think I’m a problem should wait for my children

Sanusi: Those who think I’m a problem should wait for my children

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says people who think he is troublesome will have a lot more to deal with when his children come on the scene. The emir said this in a video message to the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group at the Chibok girls'  inaugural lecture in Abuja on Friday. He commended the group for its persistent demand [...]

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    Chibok girls: Charly Boy embarks on ‘solo march’ to Aso Rock

Chibok girls: Charly Boy embarks on ‘solo march’ to Aso Rock

Charles Oputa, Nigerian entertainer better known as Charly Boy, on Monday embarked on a lone journey to the presidential villa in Abuja. The march is in solidarity with the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, which is commemorating the third anniversary of the abduction of Chibok girls. BBOG has been in the front line of the campaign for the release of the [...]

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    Sanusi to speak as BBOG commemorates third anniversary of Chibok abduction

Sanusi to speak as BBOG commemorates third anniversary of Chibok abduction

Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, will be the guest speaker at the inaugural annual Chibok girls lecture, which will hold at Transcorp Hillton Hotel in Abuja on Friday. Grace Alele Williams, a professor, is expected to grace the occasion as chairperson. The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement has lined up eight days of activities to commemorate the third anniversary of [...]

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    If we want to change our country, we have 15 lessons to learn from BBOG (II)

If we want to change our country, we have 15 lessons to learn from BBOG (II)

*This continues Monday’s piece on the 15 disciplines behind the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign. The discipline of leadership On 18 January 2016, the journalist Kadaria Ahmed tried out a few tweets about the BBOG movement. The sum of her thesis? Its leaders needed to change. According to her, the ‘activists’ have become the story rather than the girls. “Campaigns should not [...]

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    BBOG pretending to be an opposition party, says Lai

BBOG pretending to be an opposition party, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group should focus on advocacy and stop acting like an opposition party. In a statement issued on Monday by Segun Adeyemi, his media aide, the minister urged the advocacy group to see the government as a partner and not as an adversary in its quest to secure the release [...]

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    A misguided tour and the plight of Boko Haram victims

A misguided tour and the plight of Boko Haram victims

BY MUSA HASSAN-TOM As the battle against the book haram terrorists draws close to an end, the Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government should not allow itself to be cornered into a situation of winning the battle and losing the war by pandering to vested interests. While the battle to defeat the insurgents has largely been successful, the task of attending to the [...]

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    BBOG: Chibok girls may have been moved to other locations within Sambisa

BBOG: Chibok girls may have been moved to other locations within Sambisa

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says there is a possibility that the Chibok girls have been relocated from Camp zairo to other locations within the vast Sambisa forest. The BBOG movement said this is after Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu, its leaders, completed a guided tour of the Sambisa forest with Lai Mohammed, minister for information and culture, Mansur [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Sambisa is massive… it’s 18 times the size of Lagos

Ezekwesili: Sambisa is massive… it’s 18 times the size of Lagos

Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls group, says Sambisa Forest, the hideout of the Boko Haram, is 18 times the size of Lagos state, Nigeria's commercial capital. Ezekwesili, who went on a tour of Sambisa with the Nigerian Airforce (NAF), said the forest is a vast expanse of land, and more has to be done to capturing the [...]

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    FG rejects BBOG’s conditions for Sambisa tour

FG rejects BBOG’s conditions for Sambisa tour

The federal government has rejected the conditions given by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement for embarking on a trip to Sambisa forest and some parts of the north-east. In a letter dated January 11, the ministry of information and culture invited the movement to the north-east to see first hand efforts being made to rescue the Chibok girls. But in [...]

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