Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Soyinka to FG: Don’t ignore Obasanjo’s comment on insecurity

Soyinka to FG: Don’t ignore Obasanjo’s comment on insecurity

Wole Soyinka, nobel laureate, has urged the federal government to consider the comment by Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, on the rising insecurity in the country.The foremost playwright was speaking at an event organised by the United Bank of Africa to mark the 2019 Africa Day, in Lagos, on Wednesday.While delivering a lecture on Saturday in Delta state, Obasanjo had said [...]

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    Lai: Obasanjo seeking to divide Nigeria in the twilight of his life

Lai: Obasanjo seeking to divide Nigeria in the twilight of his life

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the recent comment by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the Boko Haram crisis is absurd and divisive.In a statement on Tuesday, the minister said it was tragic that the former president who fought to keep the country as one is the same person seeking to divide it in the twilight of his life.While delivering [...]

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    Buratai: The threat by Boko Haram is real

Buratai: The threat by Boko Haram is real

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the threat by the Boko Haram sect is real.Speaking on Wednesday when the chairman house of representatives committee on the army visited him in Maiduguri, Borno state, Buratai blamed some politicians for fuelling insecurity.He said the military has strong evidence that politicians are sponsoring banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the country.The [...]

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    ‘You are in our thoughts and prayers’ — tributes pour in for Leah Sharibu on her 16th birthday

‘You are in our thoughts and prayers’ — tributes pour in for Leah Sharibu on her 16th birthday

Nigerians have taken to social media to celebrate Leah Sharibu  as she marks her 16th birthday in captivity.Alongside over 100 girls, Sharibu was abducted from Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state on February 19, 2018.While the other girls have been released, she is still in captivity for “refusing to renounce her faith”.Here are some of the things people are saying on Twitter:https://twitter.com/renoomokri/status/1128193190874501121 https://twitter.com/obyezeks/status/1128220775251623936 https://twitter.com/HEDankwambo/status/1128219558110797824 https://twitter.com/Deji_OoniAbj/status/1128191776643325952 https://twitter.com/bettyabah/status/1128206663574536192 https://twitter.com/AddehAnne/status/1128144859808792576 https://twitter.com/Emeka85108329/status/1128217073690259456 https://twitter.com/Ifetekaome/status/1128219204392554496 https://twitter.com/MOAdanu/status/1128207819487031296 https://twitter.com/adashitrends/status/1128206888330506241 https://twitter.com/KPhotophactory/status/1128193702374060032 https://twitter.com/D_SEKA_OF_TRUT/status/1128186640642510848 https://twitter.com/GbemiDennis/status/1128179578734895104 https://twitter.com/MnLikBubs/status/1128241329429987330 https://twitter.com/kingsdegreat100/status/1128241303173705728 https://twitter.com/signorsam/status/1128241106548871168 https://twitter.com/bakfurtee/status/1128240443957874688 https://twitter.com/AgannaO/status/1128239965027164160 https://twitter.com/OFFIXIALcris/status/1128239820533325824 https://twitter.com/EnoJonathanO/status/1128239216503197696 https://twitter.com/GovAyoFayose/status/1128239040636100608 https://twitter.com/folorunsojunior/status/1128236942221545472 [...]

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    Leah Sharibu spends another birthday in Boko Haram custody

Leah Sharibu spends another birthday in Boko Haram custody

Exactly one year ago, Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the 112 female students kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents in Yobe clocked 15 then - her first birthday since being frisked away. There were no cakes nor birthday songs. Just horror.Another May 14 is here and that dark moment is on repeat. This time, Sharibu is 16 and, just like [...]

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    ‘We killed many insurgents’ — army speaks on Borno attack

‘We killed many insurgents’ — army speaks on Borno attack

The Nigerian army says many insurgents were killed in Friday's attack at Magumeri town in Borno state.The Islamic State (IS) had claimed responsibility for the attack, saying its fighters killed 10 soldiers and burnt a military base.But in a statement on Sunday, Ezindu Idima, deputy director, army public relations, sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole, said only five soldiers were killed.He said [...]

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    Islamic State: We burnt military barracks and killed 10 soldiers in Borno

Islamic State: We burnt military barracks and killed 10 soldiers in Borno

The Islamic State (IS) says it killed 10 soldiers in an attack in Magumeri, a community in Borno state, on Friday.The group made the claim through AMAQ, its news agency.According to Reuters, IS uploaded images of barracks that were burnt and the remains of the dead soldiers.A source in the Nigerian army was said to have confirmed the attack which [...]

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    Army: Foreign interests plotting to scuttle May 29 inauguration

Army: Foreign interests plotting to scuttle May 29 inauguration

The Nigerian army has raised the alarm over the "plot by some individuals to disrupt the May 29 inauguration.In a statement on Saturday, Sagir Musa, army spokesman, said the unnamed persons are hobnobbing with foreigners to scuttle the country's democratic process.He said these individuals are also "determined to cause mischief and exacerbate the security situation" in Nigeria in particular and West [...]

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    Chibok parents: APC hasn’t done enough to rescue our daughters

Chibok parents: APC hasn’t done enough to rescue our daughters

Parents of the abducted Chibok girls have alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) used the abduction of the girls as a campaign tool to ride into power in 2015.Ayuba Alamson, spokesman for parents of the abducted girls, made the allegation in an interaction with reporters in Maiduguri, on Monday.The girls were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School by [...]

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    ‘Please, release my daughter’ — Chibok parent begs Shekau

‘Please, release my daughter’ — Chibok parent begs Shekau

Rachael Daniel, one of the parents of the abducted students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, has pleaded with Abubakar Shekau, the factional leader of Boko Haram, to release Rose Daniel, her daughter, who has been in captivity since 2014.She made the appeal on Sunday when parents of the abducted schoolgirls converged on Maiduguri, Borno state capital, in company [...]

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    Buhari: We will not rest until remaining Chibok girls are back

Buhari: We will not rest until remaining Chibok girls are back

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not rest until the remaining abducted Chibok girls are back and reunited with their family.The president said this in a series of tweets on Sunday to commemorate the fifth year since the girls were abducted from Chibok, Borno state.Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from Chibok in April 2014. Only 107 of them [...]

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    TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

Around 9pm on April 14, 2014, members of the Boko Haram insurgent group stormed Chibok community in Borno state and headed for the Government Girls Secondary School which is about 130 km west of Maiduguri, the state capital.Upon arrival, they opened fire on security operatives on duty and proceeded to the students’ hostel where they forced as many of [...]

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    Presidency: Why Leah Sharibu is still being held by Boko Haram

Presidency: Why Leah Sharibu is still being held by Boko Haram

The Nigerian presidency has explained why Boko Haram terrorists have not released Leah Sharibu, the girl who was captured in February 2018 from Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state.Garba Shehu, the senior special assistance on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement, said the fear of Nigeria’s military by the terrorists is what is making her release a [...]

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    130 days since FG last spoke about Chibok girls — could it be the elections?

130 days since FG last spoke about Chibok girls — could it be the elections?

President Muhammadu Buhari had said his government would not rest until the remaining Chibok schoolgirls in Boko Haram’s captivity are rescued.While speaking during a bilateral meeting with Switzerland President Alain Berset, on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference on December 4, 2018, the president assured the Swiss president that the issue of the remaining kidnapped girls and other [...]

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    Ex-Boko Haram spokesman sues Malami, DSS, demands N500,000 compensation

Ex-Boko Haram spokesman sues Malami, DSS, demands N500,000 compensation

A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has fixed May 23 for hearing of a case by Ali Konduga, a former spokesman of Boko Haram, against Department of State Services (DSS).Kodunga is seeking N500,000 in damages for alleged breach of his fundamental rights.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is also named as a defendant in the suit.According [...]

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    Army: How we laid ambush for Boko Haram in Yobe

Army: How we laid ambush for Boko Haram in Yobe

The Nigerian army says its troops ambushed a group of Boko Haram insurgents that attempted to attack Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, on Tuesday.Njoka Irabo, acting assistant director, army public relations, Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, in a statement issued on Tuesday night, said troops stormed Maisandari after receiving information on the planned attack.“Following credible information of planned efforts by [...]

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