Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Chibok: Was Nigerian military forewarned?

Chibok: Was Nigerian military forewarned?

Human rights group, Amnesty International, has alleged that the Nigerian military had advance warning over the April 15 Chibok attack but did not act to prevent the abduction of hundreds of school girls.Information Minister Labaran Maku has denied the claim, saying the military would have reacted if such information was passed on to them.However, this is not the first time an [...]

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    What exactly can the US do in Chibok?

What exactly can the US do in Chibok?

US President Barack Obama's offer of help to Nigeria to rescue the abducted girls has generated considerable excitement in the land - but what are the chances of success?Nigerians believe a lot in the American might, and President Goodluck Jonathan has been seeking help from the super power to help combat the Boko Haram carnage.The US has already sent a [...]

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    Boko Haram terror survivor writes Chibok girls

Boko Haram terror survivor writes Chibok girls

Ms Member Feese, a survivor of the 2011 Boko Haram attack on UN building in Abuja, has written a moving message to the Chibok community in Borno State.Feese, 26, lost her leg in the August 26, 2011 attack on the United Nations Nigeria House and was unconscious for 30 days after the blast that killed 16 persons.In a message to [...]

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    Chibok: How drones could help rescue efforts

Chibok: How drones could help rescue efforts

What do drones have to do with military tactics and media reporting in the ongoing search for over 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok? Possibly everything, according to three expertsAs the search continues for over 200 girls kidnapped from their school on April 15 in Chibok, northeastern Nigeria, amid rising tensions, experts say the use of drone technology [...]

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    Buhari: Now is not the time for politics

Buhari: Now is not the time for politics

Former head of state, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, has asked Nigerians to put aside politics and ideological differences to confront terrorism in the light of the Chibok abductions.In a statement issued on Thursday, Buhari said: "Now is not the time to play politics. Now is also not the time to trade blames and amplify our ideological differences. The unity of [...]

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    Blaming Jonathan over Chibok ‘is unhelpful’

Blaming Jonathan over Chibok ‘is unhelpful’

Presidential aide, Mr. Oronto Douglas, says it is "not helpful" to heap blame upon the Nigerian government over the kidnap of hundreds of girls by Boko Haram.Speaking with The Washington Post in the US, he said what the government needed was "co-operation".Several Nigerian activists have blamed the government for its late response to the Chibok abductions which took place in [...]

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    ‘Chai’ and other famous lines from Patience

‘Chai’ and other famous lines from Patience

First Lady Patience Jonathan is a delight to listen to any day, especially when she engages in lengthy speeches. You are never left wanting for quotes that will make you laugh till you forget your name! Here are seven famous quotes from her televised show of emotional outburst on the Chibok girls last weekend. She was meeting with the principal [...]

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    Jonathan approves $1bn to fight terrorism

Jonathan approves $1bn to fight terrorism

President Goodluck Jonathan says he has given approval of about $1 billion for Nigeria to improve its security capability.He was speaking at the opening session of the World Economic Forum Africa holding in Abuja.He highlighted terrorism and kidnap-for-ransom as new and "strange" security challenges Nigeria is facing and said it would take a while for any country to contain these [...]

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    Abacha’s daughter links terror to government

Abacha’s daughter links terror to government

Gumsu, a daughter of late military head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, has insinuated that any insurgency that lasts for more than a day has the backing of government.She tweeted from her handle, @G_sparking: "If insurgency lasts for more than 24 hrs, the government has a hand in it."She attributed the statement to "Late General Sani Abacha."Gumsu did not give [...]

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    Dangote aiming to stop Boko Haram with jobs

Dangote aiming to stop Boko Haram with jobs

Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies and Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, believes  the high rate of unemployment is a major cause of the country's terrorism challenge.Speaking in Abuja on Thursday at the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA), Dangote noted that there are numerous business opportunities in the country, and he intends to maximise them to counter terrorism."If the environment is not [...]

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    What do you know about Sambisa near Chibok?

What do you know about Sambisa near Chibok?

Sambisa forest in Borno State is thought to be where the abducted secondary school girls are being kept by the Boko Haram insurgents. It is also believed to be the base they are operating from. Sambisa is, as it were, an oasis in the desert - it is about the only surviving forest in Borno State. What would have been a money-spinning [...]

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Obama’s help in Chibok: Good news, bad news

The news in town is that the United States has offered to help Nigeria in the "search and rescue" operation for the missing girls.Nigeria has accepted the offer, according to presidential spokesman Rueben Abati.US President Barack Obama said the US support was a combination of military, law enforcement and other agencies "who are going in, trying to identify where these [...]

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    13 facts you never knew about Abubakar Shekau

13 facts you never knew about Abubakar Shekau

Quiet and deadly, Abubakar Mohammad Shekau went unnoticed in July 2010 when he announced he was taking over the leadership of Boko Haram after the death of the founder, Muhammed Yusuf, in the hands of the police. If only the Nigerian government knew what was in the offing! Here are some interesting facts about the man spreading sorrow, tears and blood [...]

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    Boko Haram abducts 8 more girls

Boko Haram abducts 8 more girls

Amid ongoing massive campaigns for the release of the school girls kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram, the sect has kidnapped eight girls in Warabe, a village in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.The armed men stormed the village in the middle of the night, shooting sporadically, before escaping with the captives.According to Lazarus Musa, a resident of the [...]

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    Borno absent at Chibok panel inauguration

Borno absent at Chibok panel inauguration

All three representatives of Borno State in President Goodluck Jonathan’s fact-finding committee on the abducted Chibok girls did not turn up at the inauguration of the committee on Tuesday.They gave no reason for the action.At the inauguration, the committee was mandated to:‎Liaise with the Borno State Government and establish the circumstances leading to the school remaining open for boarding students when [...]

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    Chibok Girls: Youth coalition demands passage of VAPP Bill

Chibok Girls: Youth coalition demands passage of VAPP Bill

Thirty-two young Nigerian Choice4LifeAdvocates have urged the National Assembly to urgently pass the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Bill (VAPP Bill).The VAPP Bill — which seeks to eradicate violence in the public and private spaces, and among others, abolish all obsolete laws relating to as rape, assault etc. and bringing them into consonance with present realities — has been pending before [...]

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