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    Buhari support group brands BBOG leaders ‘socio-advocacy terrorists’

Buhari support group brands BBOG leaders ‘socio-advocacy terrorists’

A group tagged WithBuhariWeStand has emerged to counter the activities of the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG), which it described ass practising "socio-advocacy terrorism". After the abduction of the Chibok girls in 2014, the group, led by Oby Ezekwesili, began pressuring the Goodluck Jonathan government into freeing the girls from captivity. It has been doing the same to the Muhammadu Buhari government. The new group, led by [...]

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    Amnesty: Chibok kidnap anniversary reminds us of other Boko Haram abductees

Amnesty: Chibok kidnap anniversary reminds us of other Boko Haram abductees

Amnesty International says the Nigerian government must do more to secure the release of the Chibok girls and all Boko Haram abductees. The human rights watchdog said the 1000th anniversary of the abduction provides an opportunity to bring public attention to other less-publicised Boko Haram mass abductions, 41 of which it said it was aware of. “One thousand days after the chilling abduction [...]

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    BBOG to resume protests on 1,000th day of Chibok girls’ abduction

BBOG to resume protests on 1,000th day of Chibok girls’ abduction

The Bring Back Our Girls campaigners say they will resume a fresh round of protest to demand the release of the remaining 196 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014. The group, in a statement on Tuesday, said the protest will commence on January in commemoration of the 1000th day since the girls were abducted. “Painfully, we are only a [...]

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    BBOG: Girl rescued is from Chibok, but her twin still missing

BBOG: Girl rescued is from Chibok, but her twin still missing

The BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) group has identified Maryam Ali Maiyanga as one of the missing Chibok girls. The Nigeria army announced the rescue of Maiyanga, who has a 10-month old baby, on Saturday. In a statement by Sesugh Akume, its spokesperson, the advocacy group identified Maiyanga as No 198 on its list of the missing girls. It said the girl was a school prefect [...]

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UN intervenes to save BBOG movement from harassment

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has said that the office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association has intervened to "end the harassment of #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) protesters. In a statement on Tuesday, Adetokunbo Mumuni, the executive director of SERAP, said his organisation worked with BBOG movement to provide the necessary information [...]

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JUST IN: Police say no ban on public protest

Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police has stated that there was no ban on peaceful public protest in Abuja and the country as a whole. This statement is coming after Idris was quoted on Wednesday to have said "enough was enough" on the continued agitation of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement led by Obiageli Ezekwesili who have been marching [...]

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    Educate yourself properly about citizen rights, Ezekwesili tells IGP

Educate yourself properly about citizen rights, Ezekwesili tells IGP

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    Police raid Unity Fountain, stop BBOG from protesting

Police raid Unity Fountain, stop BBOG from protesting

About a hundred police officers on Tuesday stormed the Unity Fountain, Abuja, where the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement converge, to stop them from embarking on their usual protest to Aso Rock. After a recent video of Chibok schoolgirls was released by Boko Haram, BBOG announced its decision to be marching to the villa every 72 hours until President Muhammadu [...]

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JUST IN: You can’t protest without our approval, FCT police tell BBOG

The federal capital territory (FCT) police command has asked groups planning a protest to secure its approval before embarking on the action. Anjuguri Manzah, FCT police spokesman, said this in a statement which was, perhaps, directed at the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, on Tuesday. “These indiscriminate actions which are carried out in disorderly and sometimes riotous manner create unwarranted tension [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Buhari leaving Chibok girls’ freedom to Boko Haram

Ezekwesili: Buhari leaving Chibok girls’ freedom to Boko Haram

Obiageli Ezekwesili, leader of the Bring Back Our Girls movement, says the recent comment credited to President Muhammadu Buhari's on his administration's readiness to negotiate with Boko Haram, is not sufficient. In a recent video clip, the insurgents had  demanded that their members held in detention by the federal government should be swapped for the abducted girls. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Ezekwesili explained [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Army has killed Shekau 4 times but hasn’t rescued Chibok girls

Ezekwesili: Army has killed Shekau 4 times but hasn’t rescued Chibok girls

Obiageli Ezekwesili, leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, says the military has "triumphantly" announced the killing of Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram, on four occasions yet it hasn't managed to rescue the abducted Chibok girls. On Tuesday, the military said an unprecedented and spectacular air raid “fatally wounded” Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader, in his shoulders. "Those Boko Haram terrorists commanders confirmed [...]

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    Mr President you are a failure, BBOG tells Buhari

Mr President you are a failure, BBOG tells Buhari

Aisha Yesufu, a leader of the group, a leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, on Thursday branded President Muhammadu Buhari a "failure" for his inability to rescue the abducted Chibok girls. Speaking on Thursday after the police barred the movement from entering the villa —the second time in four days — Yesufu "dared" the president to "stand up and behave like a [...]

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    Police block BBOG from entering presidential villa

Police block BBOG from entering presidential villa

Security agents on Monday blocked the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement from gaining access to the presidential villa, as part of their advocacy for the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls. Oby Ezekwesili, leader of the group, engaged a police officer who said he had orders not to allow the group gain access to the villa. She said it was not right for [...]

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    BBOG: We’ve confirmed that the girls in new video are from Chibok

BBOG: We’ve confirmed that the girls in new video are from Chibok

The Bringbackourgirls (BBOG) movement says the girls in the new Boko Haram video are the Chibok schoolgirls. In a statement on Sunday, the group, which has been campaigning for the rescue of the girls for more than two years, said that Allen Manaseh, the spokesman of Chibok Area Development Association in Abuja, identified a girl who spoke in the video as [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Hadiza Bala-Usman, BBOG campaigner, ‘daughter of poor lecturer’, first female MD of NPA

CLOSE-UP: Hadiza Bala-Usman, BBOG campaigner, ‘daughter of poor lecturer’, first female MD of NPA

In April 2014, after nearly 300 girls were abducted from their secondary school in Chibok, Borno state, one woman was pushed into the limelight: Hadiza Bala-Usman. She started a campaign — BringBackOurGirls (BBOG)— to force the Nigerian government to act in order that the girls be rescued. “The girls were going through this terrible ordeal and it looked like the (president Goodluck Jonathan) [...]

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    BBOG demands update on rescued Chibok girl

BBOG demands update on rescued Chibok girl

The BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) movement has asked the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to give an update on the status of Amina Ali, the only girl rescued from the captivity of Boko Haram. The group also demanded an explanation on the efforts made to rescue the remaining 218 abducted girls. In a statement issued on Wednesday, BBOG said it would be compelled to demand a [...]

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