Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    Reps beg foreign NGOs not to abandon Nigeria over death of Hauwa Liman

Reps beg foreign NGOs not to abandon Nigeria over death of Hauwa Liman

The house of representatives has urged international non-governmental organisations involved in addressing the humanitarian crisis in the north-east not to abandon the country.The lawmakers made the plea following the execution of Hauwa Liman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, killed Liman on Monday, [...]

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    Red Cross ‘heartbroken’ over execution of Hauwa Liman by Boko Haram

Red Cross ‘heartbroken’ over execution of Hauwa Liman by Boko Haram

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is heartbroken over the execution of Hauwa Liman, one of its health workers abducted in March by a Boko Haram faction.In a statement on Tuesday, the organisation described the murder of Liman as a despicable act of cruelty.The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, had [...]

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    FG: We did everything responsible to save Hauwa Leman

FG: We did everything responsible to save Hauwa Leman

The federal government has condemned the execution of Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), by The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the government did “everything any responsible government should do” to save Leman and Saifura Ahmed, another aid worker that had [...]

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    Boko Haram executes another Red Cross worker, says Leah will live as slave

Boko Haram executes another Red Cross worker, says Leah will live as slave

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, has executed Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), TheCable has been informed.The terrorists also vowed to keep Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, as "a slave for life", TheCable exclusively gathered.In a short clip seen by a special correspondent of TheCable, [...]

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    Hours to deadline, Red Cross begs FG to rescue health workers from Boko Haram

Hours to deadline, Red Cross begs FG to rescue health workers from Boko Haram

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has appealed to the federal government to avert the killing of female health workers abducted by Boko Haram.In September, the insurgent group killed Saifura Ahmed, one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno.While the deceased worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), [...]

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    ‘Scores of insurgents’ killed in foiled Boko Haram attack in Borno

‘Scores of insurgents’ killed in foiled Boko Haram attack in Borno

The Nigerian army says scores of insurgents were killed in a foiled Boko Haram attack in Arege area of Borno state.Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said the insurgents ambushed troops in the area on Friday.He said the attack was repelled and some of the insurgents escaped with various degrees of injury.“Unfortunately, six soldiers sustained various degrees of injury and are currently [...]

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    I was a taxi driver for 16 years, says professor contesting Borno guber poll

I was a taxi driver for 16 years, says professor contesting Borno guber poll

Babagana Umara Zulum, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno state, says he was a commercial driver from 1984 to 1999.Zulum, a professor of irrigation engineering at the University of Maiduguri, disclosed this in an interview with Daily Trust.The academician spoke about his humble beginnings in Loskuri village, Mafa local government area of Borno.“Every day, I trekked [...]

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    UPDATED: Number of out-of-school children in Nigeria rises to 13.2 million

UPDATED: Number of out-of-school children in Nigeria rises to 13.2 million

A rise in the number of internally displaced children and a corresponding increase in birth rates have led to a surge in the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria.The number of out-of-school children rose from 10.5 million in 2010 to 13.2 million in 2015, a Demographic Health Survey (DHS) conducted by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Nigerian [...]

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    ‘Your daughter will return in peace’ — Buhari calls Leah Sharibu’s mother

‘Your daughter will return in peace’ — Buhari calls Leah Sharibu’s mother

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah, that his administration is doing its best to release the kidnapped girl from Boko Haram custody. Buhari gave the assurance when he called Rebbecca on Wednesday, according to Garba Shehu, his spokesman.Leah was among the 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, abducted by Boko Haram in February.All [...]

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    Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Haunting memories: How the fear of Boko Haram torments their victims in IDP camps

Ruined towns, desolate homes, wasted farms, shattered lives and loved ones hacked to death, they lost it all; but they are now far away from their ancestral land where Boko Haram established a reign of terror. They perch on mats in rickety and tattered tents, some in open places, struggling to mask the pure pains and grief which the sweet [...]

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    Buhari ‘looking into’ poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Buhari ‘looking into’ poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is "looking into" the poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east.The president's comment comes in the wake of TheCable’s investigation on how soldiers beg "enemies" for food and wear slippers to the battlefield.In his Independence Day speech, Buhari said he remains committed to the well-being of soldiers and other security operatives in the [...]

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    Boko Haram threat: Leah Sharibu’s mother weeps, begs FG to save daughter’s life

Boko Haram threat: Leah Sharibu’s mother weeps, begs FG to save daughter’s life

Rebecca Sharibu has appealed to the federal government to save Leah, her daughter who is still in Boko Haram captivityThe insurgents had threatened to kill Leah in October if their demands are not met.Leah was among the students kidnapped in February from Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state.All the abducted girls were subsequently released, except five who reportedly died in detention, but [...]

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    FAO says Nigeria needs external food assistance

FAO says Nigeria needs external food assistance

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has listed Nigeria as one of the countries in need of external food assistance across the world.In its recently released quarterly report, Crop Prospects and Food Situation, FAO said 39 countries are in this category globally.The 39 countries currently in need of external food assistance are: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo [...]

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    ‘That’s the price to pay’ — DHQ defends poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram

‘That’s the price to pay’ — DHQ defends poor welfare of soldiers fighting Boko Haram

The military says soldiers on the frontline in the war against insurgency should not expect to live in luxurious condition.John Agim, spokesman of defence headquarters said this in response to TheCable’s investigation on how soldiers in the north-east beg for food and sleep inside classrooms.Soldiers had narrated their experiences— with some of them wearing bathroom slippers to the battlefield and begging [...]

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    Report: Leah Sharibu’s mother sues FG, demands N500m damages

Report: Leah Sharibu’s mother sues FG, demands N500m damages

Rebecca Sharibu has sued the federal government for failing to secure the release of Leah, her daughter.Leah Sharibu was among the 119 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, abducted by Boko Haram in February.All the abducted girls were subsequently released, except five who reportedly died in detention.Leah was held back by the insurgent group for “refusing to renounce [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food and sleep in classrooms

INVESTIGATION: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food and sleep in classrooms

______________________________________________________________________________STORY HIGHLIGHTSSoldiers deployed in the special force unit do not have barracks, they sleep in classrooms Many soldiers in Maimalari barracks construct zinc houses for themselves Poor feeding of soldiers across the barracks in Maiduguri and the units in the bushes Soldiers on the frontline are owed operational allowance and do not get hazard/danger allowance______________________________________________________________________________Gandoki, a corporal with the [...]

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